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Expert: School shooter’s mother drank heavily in pregnancy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation's leading fetal alcohol researchers testified Tuesday that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's birth mother drank more during her pregnancy than any woman he's ever seen documented. Dr. Kenneth Jones said medical and other records show Brenda ...

Judge unseals additional portions of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday unsealed additional portions of an FBI affidavit laying out the basis for a search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, showing that agents earlier obtained a hard drive after issuing a subpoena for surveillance footage recorded inside ...

Justice Dept. OK with 1 Trump pick for Mar-a-Lago arbiter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it was willing to accept one of Donald Trump's picks for an independent arbiter to review documents seized during an FBI search of the former president's Florida home last month. The accommodation could help accelerate the selection ...

Bezos rocket crashes after liftoff, only experiments aboard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket crashed back to Earth shortly after liftoff Monday in the first launch accident for Jeff Bezos' space travel company, but the capsule carrying experiments managed to parachute to safety. No one was aboard the Blue Origin flight, which used the same kind ...

‘Cruel prank’ led to panic, lockdown at Florida high school

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A shooting scare at a central Florida high school was a "cruel prank" carried out by two groups of students who now face criminal charges and possible expulsion, police said. Rumors, lies and conspiracy theories have been "floating around" on social media since ...

Psychologist: School shooter suffered fetal alcohol damage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began building their argument Monday that his birth mother's alcohol abuse left him with severe behavioral problems that eventually led to his 2018 murder of 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...

Testimony: School shooter’s home ruled by chaos

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Chaos reigned in the home where Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz grew up, testimony in his ongoing penalty trial has shown. He and his half-brother Zachary tormented their adoptive, widowed mother, Lynda. By the time Cruz reached middle school in the early ...

EXPLAINER: The intel review of documents at Trump’s estate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The discovery of hundreds of classified records at Donald Trump's home has thrust U.S. intelligence agencies into a familiar and uncomfortable role as the foil of a former president who demanded they support his agenda and at times accused officers of treason. While the FBI ...

Miami-Dade to turn ‘wasted space’ into vibrant neighborhood

MIAMI (AP) — This is the vision: At the western end of downtown Miami, a dense, walkable, transit-centered and family-friendly high-rise district would bloom over eight city blocks. Rents for thousands of apartments would fall within reach of the average Miamian. Children would walk to ...

Murder of retiree at motel remains unsolved after 25 years

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When Robert Hansen's father died, it was his uncle, Albert Seaburg, who stepped in as a father figure for him and his and four siblings. "He took us to Disneyland and other trips to Colorado to take our minds off what happened," Hansen told the Democrat. "He was our ...