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Anti-abortion group meets with Trump, weeks after criticism

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The leader of a major anti-abortion group met with former President Donald Trump on the issue, just weeks after raising questions about his commitment to restricting access to the procedure. Calling her meeting Monday with Trump "terrific," ...

Disney updates lawsuit against DeSantis to add new events

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney on Monday amended its free speech lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to add recent developments in the tit-for-tat fight between the entertainment giant and the Florida governor, such as a new law granting the state ...

Florida may study use of radioactive waste in building roads

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may study whether a radioactive waste byproduct of fertilizer production can be used to help build roads under a bill passed by the Legislature. The proposal, which awaits a signature from Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, would task the state with conducting a ...

Georgia enacts law letting panel punish, oust prosecutors

By JEFF AMY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law Friday creating a new commission empowered to discipline and remove wayward prosecutors, saying it will curb "far-left prosecutors" who are "making our communities less safe." Kemp made the remarks at the ...

Florida Republicans pass school bills on pronouns, diversity

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans on Wednesday approved bills to ban diversity programs in colleges and prevent students and teachers from being required to use pronouns that don't correspond to someone's sex, building on top priorities of ...

Protestors arrested at DeSantis’ Florida Capitol office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — About a dozen people were arrested Wednesday night while protesting in Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' Florida Capitol Office, officials said. The 14 arrested were charged with misdemeanor trespass and were booked into the Leon County Jail, Florida Department of Law ...

Florida man charged with throwing explosive at Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man accused of setting off an explosive and injuring several police officers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was arrested Tuesday, officials said. Daniel Ball, 38, of Homosassa, Florida, was arrested in Inverness, about 60 miles (96 ...

Groups to sue federal officials over manatee protection

MIAMI (AP) — Several conservation groups announced Tuesday that they're planning to sue federal wildlife officials, citing a failure to protect the West Indian manatee following record death rates in recent years. The Center for Biological Diversity, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, ...

Woman is 2nd accused of throwing drink at US Rep. Matt Gaetz

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two women have now been accused of throwing drinks at U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. The most recent was Saturday, when Selena Chambers, 41, of Tallahassee, threw a glass of wine at the Republican congressman during an event in Miramar Beach and shouted obscenities at him, ...