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Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump will add North Carolina to a list of southeastern states whose coastal waters won't be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday. Earlier this month, Trump signed a ...

Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial

By LISA MASCARO, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week's end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight over ...

Biden visiting Florida to woo Latinos

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is making his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee, while his campaign is acknowledging concerns about his appeal with Latinos, a voting bloc likely to prove pivotal against President Donald Trump in ...

The Latest: Sally’s rains pummel western Florida Panhandle

By The Associated Press Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): ——— Hurricane Sally is now a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph) as of Tuesday morning. Despite this, Stacy Stewart, a senior specialist with the National ...

Key West to consider name change for Confederate memorial

By Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A city commissioner in Key West wants to replace the name of a memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers with the island's official motto declaring everyone equal. On Sept. 16, the city commission will consider the proposal, which would change the ...

Florida Supreme Court orders governor to pick new justice

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis must pick a new Supreme Court justice because the judge he picked to fill a high court vacancy is constitutionally ineligible to serve, the court said in an order issued Friday. The Florida Supreme ...

Pastor killed in shooting at South Florida flea market

By Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A 54-year-old pastor was fatally shot Thursday night when he was caught in the crossfire of two groups of men at a flea market near Miami, police said. Miami-Dade police said Gregory Boyd was walking by a shoe store when an argument between a woman and a ...

Florida bars allowed to reopen next week at 50% capacity

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity starting Monday, state officials announced Thursday. At the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey ...

Troopers: 90-year-old crashes into bank, injures 3 customers

BRADENTON (AP) — Three customers were injured when a 90-year-old driver crashed his car into a Florida bank, authorities said. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon at a Bank of America branch in Bradenton, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The man was pulling into a spot ...

Teen on personal watercraft injured by lighting strike

TAMPA (AP) — A Florida teen was injured during a lightning strike while operating a personal watercraft near Tampa Bay, officials said. The 15-year-old boy had been riding the 11-foot (3.4-meter) watercraft Monday afternoon near Davis Island Yacht Club, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Tampa ...