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Woman thought friend was lost in Holocaust. Now, they Zoom.

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The 9-year-old girls met in the schoolyard near their Berlin homes to say goodbye. Ilse Betty Grebenschikoff and Anne Maria Wahrenberg were best friends who leaned on one another during the early days of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish campaign. In...

Restaurants desperate for workers offer $400 signing bonuses

Apr. 17, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Want to work at a restaurant during a pandemic? If the answer’s “no,” would $400 cash change your mind? South Florida restaurants are so desperate to fill critical jobs they are taking a page from the playbook of Silicon Valley...

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Marte's 3-run HR in 8th lifts Marlins to 4-1 win vs Giants

Apr. 16, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte snapped an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. Jazz Chisholm Jr. also homered for the Marlins. Marte’s shot to left-center field off reliever Wandy Peralta...

Watson, Watanabe lead Raptors past Magic, 113-102

Apr. 16, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Watson Jr. scored 20 of his career-high 30 points in the third quarter Friday night and the Toronto Raptors pulled away to a 113-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Playing in only his second game after missing 11 games due to the NBA's COVID-19...

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Apr. 16, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It alleges...

Fred Couples nearly flawless and takes 2-shot lead in Naples

Apr. 16, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples put in more work than usual to get ready for the Masters, only to have his worst performance in 36 appearances. Back on the PGA Tour Champions, he was more at ease and close to flawless. Couples didn't miss a fairway, setting up wedges...

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

Apr. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon. The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for...

MLS concludes Beckham's Miami broke league budget rules

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Beckham's Inter Miami was found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, and the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matías Pellegrini to get back in compliance. ...

Deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man in South Florida

Apr. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A knife-wielding man who made threats and refused to drop his weapon was fatally shot when he lunged toward a sheriff's deputy outside a South Florida strip mall, investigators said. Broward Sheriff Greg Tony told news outlets that Jeffrey...