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Ex-Miami US Rep. David Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela's socialist government was arrested Monday on charges of money laundering and representing a foreign government without registering. David Rivera, a Republican who served from 2011 to ...

Tampa police chief on leave after golf cart traffic stop

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The police chief of Tampa has been placed on leave after a video emerged of her flashing her badge from the passenger seat of a golf cart to get out of a traffic ticket. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor placed Chief Mary O'Connor on administrative leave Friday pending an ...

Suspect in Massachusetts couple’s murder arrested in Florida

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 27-year-old man who authorities suspect was involved in the killings of a Massachusetts couple was arrested in Florida Friday. Authorities say Christopher Keeley of Weymouth, Mass. was arrested in Miami Beach. Police found the victims, Carl Mattson and Vicki ...

DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A "resign to run" law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions if they run for federal office. ...

Oklahoma pot farm illegally obtained permit before 4 slain

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma marijuana farm where four people were killed and one was wounded was operating under an illegally obtained license to grow marijuana for medical purposes, an Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics spokesman said Friday. The application for the license by Kevin ...

Affidavit: Oklahoma man said he killed 4 men, ‘cut them up’

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man described as a "person of interest" in the killing and dismemberment of four men in eastern Oklahoma admitted to a woman that he killed the men and "cut them up," according to a prosecutor's affidavit. Authorities believe 67-year-old Joseph Kennedy shot and ...

Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition, Americans for Immigrant ...

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the ...

3 teens arrested for racist, antisemitic graffiti in Florida

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of spraying-painting racist and antisemitic messages multiple times over several weeks in South Florida have been arrested on felony charges. The Broward Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday of three 16-year-old boys connected to ...