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FILE - Floridas Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. DeSantis effort to place candidates fully aligned with his conservative views on school boards throughout the state is helping him expand his influence. Of the 30 candidates endorsed by DeSantis in the Aug. 23 elections, 19 won, five lost and six are headed to runoffs. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

[Photo] Florida’s gubernatorial election might be more competitive than voters may think

September 13, 2022

FILE - Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. DeSantis' effort to place candidates fully aligned...

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) speaks at a rally held by March Fourth near the U.S. Capitol on July 13, 2022, calling for universal background checks for guns and an assault weapons ban in the wake of continued mass shootings.

[Photo] Lawmakers disagree whether the “Gunshine State’s” firearm laws are unconstitutional or protective

July 20, 2022

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) speaks at a rally held by March Fourth near the U.S. Capitol on July 13, 2022, calling for universal background checks for guns and an assault weapons ban in the...

Paris Hilton, left, presents Britney Spears with the award for best pop video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian).

[Photo] Most anticipated Halloween costumes of 2021

October 23, 2021

Paris Hilton, left, presents Britney Spears with the award for best pop video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork...

Rescuers work to free trapped survivors and find dead victims in a four story building that collapsed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

[Photo] Why does Haiti get so many earthquakes?

October 18, 2021

Rescuers work to free trapped survivors and find dead victims in a four story building that collapsed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald...

National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham, left, speaks during a news conference along with Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.,Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the center in Miami. Tuesday marks the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season which runs to Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP: Tropical system to bring heavy rain, flooding to Gulf Coast

June 18, 2021

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the northern Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend. A tropical storm...

Logan Paul, left and Floyd Mayweather fight during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

AP: Paul lasts the distance against Mayweather in exhibition

June 7, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed YouTube personality Logan Paul but couldn’t stop him inside the distance. Mayweather and Paul boxed an eight-round exhibition Sunday night...

Graphic looks at the college sports that have been cut by school due to the pandemic; 2c x 5 inches

[Photo] AP: Olympic gold: Colleges, Team USA search for new ways to win

April 8, 2021

Graphic looks at the college sports that have been cut by school due to the pandemic; 2c x 5 inches

Map locates the Piney Point facility pond that is leaking contaminated water.

[Photo] AP: Florida dismisses 2nd breach risk at phosphate reservoir

April 6, 2021

Map locates the Piney Point facility pond that is leaking contaminated water.

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says hes open to an investigation of DeJoy after some of DeJoys former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

AP: House to investigate DeJoy possible campaign law violations

September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats said Tuesday they will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraged employees at his business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, The National Hurricane Center said.Laura is expected to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA via AP)

AP — The Latest: Laura’s feared eye destroyed homes in Louisiana

August 27, 2020

The Latest on Hurricane Laura: Reports are coming in from people who rode out Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. Brett Geymann lives in Moss Bluff, just north of Lake Charles, and said the eye of the storm...

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AP: University cites racist Twitter bio in firing police officer

August 14, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A university police officer in Florida whose Twitter bio described herself as a "KKK member" has been fired, officials said. Former University of South Florida officer Presley Garcia,...

A residents from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. South Africa will begin a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

AP: The Latest: Fauci expects quick approval of new virus drug

April 30, 2020

The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP: Trump vows to ‘suspend immigration,’ adviser cites health

April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that he will sign an executive order "to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States" because of the coronavirus. "In light of the attack from...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

April 17, 2020

President Donald Trump is pressing to restart the U.S. economy, which has been ravaged by the pandemic in a short few weeks. He has given U.S. governors a road map for recovering from the acute economic...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP: Fauci: Don’t assume virus fades in warm weather

April 9, 2020

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause...

FILE - This photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange shows the unoccupied NYSE trading floor, closed temporarily for the first time in 228 years as a result of coronavirus concerns, Tuesday March 24, 2020. Global stocks and U.S. futures declined Thursday after the U.S. Senate approved a proposed $2.2 trillion virus aid package following a delay over its details and sent the measure to the House of Representatives. (Kearney Ferguson/NYSE via AP, File)

AP: Stocks open 2% higher after Senate passes virus relief bill

March 26, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street after the Senate approved a $2.2 trillion bill to provide economic relief for damage done by the coronavirus outbreak. Major indexes were...

AP: Abe says IOC agrees 100% that Olympics should be postponed

AP: Abe says IOC agrees ‘100%’ that Olympics should be postponed

March 24, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

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AP: WHO chief: Europe now center of virus pandemic; U.S. test shortage

March 13, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization says Europe, not China, is now the epicenter of the world's coronavirus pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that...

Jennifer Williams, right, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, stand to take a break as they testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trumps efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP: Takeaways from Day 3 of House impeachment hearings

November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer. A career foreign service official. Both had a consistent message during Day 3 of the House impeachment inquiry, and each was troubled by the phone call between...

People are lead out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, Calif.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says on Twitter that deputies are responding to the high school about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The sheriff’s office says a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the school.  (KTTV-TV via AP)

AP: The Latest: 3 injured in California school shooting

November 14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 8:43 a.m. The Los Angeles County Fire Department says now there are three confirmed injuries...

People walk on campus at San Diego State University Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. San Diego State University says a freshman who was hospitalized after attending a fraternity party last week has died. University President Adela de la Torre announced Monday that 19-year-old Dylan Hernandez died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 surrounded by his family.The university says its police are investigating the death but gave no further details about possible causes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Officials: Death of San Diego State student was accidental

November 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The death of a college freshman in California who was hospitalized after attending a fraternity party was accidental, a medical examiner ruled Tuesday. Dylan Hernandez, 19, suffered...

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 photo, college student, Sheida Assar, poses for a photo in Chandler, Ariz. Assar said she was expelled from GateWay Community College in Phoenix last month for violating the school’s drug policy after she tested positive for marijuana, which she uses to treat chronic pain from polycystic ovary syndrome. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

October 29, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In...

This GOES-16 satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 28, 209, at 17:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Dorian, a Category 1 hurricane, crossing over the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Forecasters say it could grow to Category 3 status as it nears the U.S. mainland as early as the weekend.  (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane on track for Florida after strike in Carribbean

August 29, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida as it pushed over open waters Thursday after leaving limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane...

Trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Stocks tumbled on Wall Street after President Donald Trump said he hereby ordered U.S. companies to consider alternatives to doing business in China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

August 23, 2019

AP-Financial-Markets -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.  Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Officials: Jeffery Epstein dies by suicide in jail cell

August 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, officials said Saturday. Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the Manhattan...

Photo of Joe Biden at the 2020 democratic debate

The Latest: Biden says Harris misrepresented busing stance

June 28, 2019

The Latest: Biden says Harris misrepresented busing stance MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says...

Democratic candidates on stage the Democratic debate in Miami, Fl

The Latest: Dems end debate by touting promise of America

June 26, 2019

  MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The Democratic presidential candidates have concluded the first 2020 debate emphasizing the...

Photo of democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

June 24, 2019

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020 By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed...

This undated photo provided by the Columbia Police Department shows Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student who was reported missing after last being seen Friday, March 29, 2019. The university on Saturday confirmed the death of the student.

Chief: Ride-share mistake led to death of SC college student

April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside,...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo courtesy Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us.

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to ‘white nationalists’

March 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even...

Shelley Purser, director of Health Promotions, said the tobacco-free initiative at UNF will require the campus community to encourage each other to keep the university smoke-free.
Photo by Morgan Purvis

Senate panel OKs bill raising age to 21 for tobacco, vaping

March 26, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 for Floridians to possess tobacco or vaping products has cleared a state Senate committee. The Senate Health Policy Committee...

President Donald Trump

Trump to colleges: Back free speech or lose funds

March 21, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3qioGk8OQg[/embedyt] President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing...

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

March 15, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest...

In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, against coaches at schools including UCLA, Wake Forest, Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California.
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TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

March 13, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders...

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