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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and ...

Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the seafood industry's most gruesome hunts. Every year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are sliced from the backs of the majestic sea predators, their bleeding bodies sometimes dumped back into the ocean where they are left to suffocate or die of blood ...

Grieving father erupts at Parkland school shooter’s trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her "infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok ...

Police: Family of 5 found dead in apparent murder-suicide

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A family of five was found dead Tuesday afternoon at a central Florida home in what appears to be a murder-suicide, police said. Orlando police investigators were conducting a well-being check at the home when they discovered the bodies of three adults and two children, ...

Consultant pleads not guilty in ‘ghost candidate’ case

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A political consultant who is accused of helping put a "ghost candidate" on a ballot to siphon off votes from a Democratic candidate in a state Senate race in central Florida pleaded not guilty to election finance-related charges Tuesday during his first court ...

At school shooter’s trial, families recall lives lost

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Family members from three of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's 17 victims gave heartrending testimony Monday about how their 2018 deaths at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have affected their lives, detailing lost loves, lost moments and even ...

How Miami’s rare tropical fruit went TikTok viral

MIAMI (AP) — Rane Roatta and Edelle Schlegel can predict when one of the rare tropical fruits they grow on their Redland farm is destined to go viral on TikTok. "If it's an odd color or appears somewhat phallic," Roatta says, laughing. Press record. Film Roatta taking a machete to a cluster ...

Program opens a whole new world for kids with disabilities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The joy in the room is palpable when the cast of "Aladdin Jr." closes out its performance by singing the "Glee" version of "Don't Stop Believin'." The song isn't even part of the show, but it's the traditional show-closer for Penguin Project performances, which pair ...

Parkland trial a rare, curtailed look at mass shooting gore

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few Americans outside law enforcement and government ever see the most graphic videos or photos from the nation's worst mass shootings — in most states, such evidence is only displayed at trial and most such killers die during or immediately after their attacks. ...

Shooting during brawl in downtown Orlando wounds seven

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured early Sunday after a person began shooting a handgun into a crowd during a large brawl in downtown Orlando, police said. Orlando Police Chief Eric D. Smith told reporters the shooting occurred during a fight that started around 2:22 a.m. near ...