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Reinhart gets his 55th goal to win it, Florida tops Buffalo 3-2 in OT to clinch home ice for Round 1

Apr. 13, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — All Florida needed was one point to ensure its postseason run would start at home. And once that task was done, Sam Reinhart decided to put an exclamation point on things. Reinhart got his 55th goal of the season with 1:02 left in overtime, and the Panthers...

Sheriff believes body in burned SUV to be South Florida woman who went missing after carjacking

Apr. 13, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida said they believe they've found the body of a South Florida woman who was taken in a carjacking. Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvias, 31, of Homestead, was attacked and kidnapped at gunpoint Thursday afternoon at an...

Prince Harry scores goal in charity polo match as Meghan, Netflix cameras look on

Apr. 12, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, may have given up their royal duties, but not the celebrity life. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex drew a crowd of media and the wealthy on Friday as he played in a celebrity pro-am polo match to benefit Sentebale, the...

Trump gives support to embattled Speaker Mike Johnson at pivotal Mar-a-Lago meet

Apr. 12, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump offered a political lifeline Friday to House Speaker Mike Johnson, saying the beleaguered GOP leader is doing a “very good job,” and tamping down the far-right forces led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene trying to oust him from office. Trump...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

International migrants were attracted to large urban counties last year, Census Bureau data shows

Apr. 12, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — International migrants were attracted to some of the largest urban counties in the U.S. last year, an influx that helped some of those areas recover from the loss of local residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Census Bureau figures show. ...

Trump's co-defendants in classified documents case ask judge to dismiss charges against them

Apr. 12, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for two co-defendants of former President Donald Trump in the classified documents case asked a judge on Friday to dismiss charges against them. Trump valet Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira are charged with conspiring...

DeSantis bans local governments from protecting workers from heat and limits police oversight boards

Apr. 12, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is seeing two more recent instances of state government under Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis limiting the powers of local government with newly-signed bills that deal with worker safety and police oversight. A bill signed Thursday bans local...

Sawfish rescued in Florida as biologists try to determine why the ancient fish are dying

Apr. 12, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A large sawfish that showed signs of distress was rescued by wildlife officials in the Florida Keys, where more than three dozen of the ancient and endangered fish have died for unexplained reasons in recent months. The 11-foot (3.3-meter) smalltooth...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...