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Giants' Baker charged in robbery; Dunbar won't be prosecuted

Aug. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May, a prosecutor said Friday. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who also was arrested, won't be prosecuted because of...

FILE- This Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. Three teenagers are facing felony charges after police said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, they jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while fleeing officers. Police say the three were carrying a semi-automatic gun in a backpack, but likely didn't know the wall belonged to Mar-a-Lago. Neither the president nor a family member was at the club, which is closed for the summer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police: 3 teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago

Aug. 5, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn't know that's where they were, authorities said Wednesday. Palm Beach Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said the...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrives for a workout for NFL football scouts and media in Riverdale, Ga. The U.S. Navy is investigating a video in which military work dogs attacked a

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

Aug. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The Navy said in a statement posted on Twitter that officials became aware of...

FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2018 photo, Kimberly and James Snead recount the day of the shooting at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. The Snead's, who had taken suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz in their home after his mother died, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper they had no idea the extent of Cruz's issues. In a letter released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, the Snead's said they were wrong in allowing Cruz to store his firearms in their home, including the AR-15 used in the mass shooting. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Couple apologizes for sheltering accused school shooter

Jul. 29, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple regrets ever taking in a disturbed teenager in the months before he was accused of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a letter that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, James and Kimberly Snead said they...

In this July 13, 2020 photo made available by Rosecastle at Deerwood assisted facility in Jacksonville, Fla,, Mary Daniels and her husband Steve, sit together in his room Monday, July 13, 2020. Mary went 114 days without seeing her husband who has early onset of Alzheimers, after the coronavirus forced the facility to ban all visitors. She took a job as a part-time dishwasher at the facility so that she is able to see her husband. (Rosecastle at Deerwood via AP)

Can I get a job? Wife tries it all for nursing home reunion

Jul. 29, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One hundred and 14 days. That’s how long Mary Daniel went without seeing her husband after the coronavirus banned visitors from his nursing home, separating the couple for the first time since he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's seven years ago. When the...

FILE - This Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo shows rolls of coins in a container at a market in Nanticoke, Pa. On Friday, July 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly denying the existence of a coin shortage in the U.S. The shortage is real, says The Federal Reserve, which manages the country's coin inventory. Coins aren’t being circulated because businesses are closed and sales are down during the pandemic. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 24, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: There is no coin shortage. Coins get recirculated, they don’t just...

This booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Fla., Vincent Scavetta on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Scavetta is facing felony chargers for pointing a gun at another Walmart shopper who told him to wear a mask. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Walmart shopper charged with pulling gun during mask dispute

Jul. 23, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges for pointing a gun at another Walmart shopper who had told him to wear a mask, officials said Thursday. Vincent Scavetta, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm after surrendering...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Bolton said Monday, July 20, 2020 he believes President Donald Trump committed several impeachable offenses, but Democratic congressional leaders doomed their effort to remove him from office by rushing the process for partisan purposes. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

Bolton: Trump lacks strategic vision, historical knowledge

Jul. 20, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he believes President Donald Trump committed several impeachable offenses, but Democratic congressional leaders doomed their effort to remove him from office by rushing the process for partisan purposes. Bolton told a...

Thousands of people enjoy the summer weather at the 'Isar' river banks in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The Latest: S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Jul. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly...

Registered nurses Army Capt. Rachel Curtis, right, and Capt. Christa Angelotti, with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, sets up a patient board inside a wing at United Memorial Medical Center, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Houston. Soldiers will treat COVID-19 patients in the newly setup hospital wing as Texas receives help from across the country to deal with its coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

Jul. 18, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic as death tolls reached new highs. It came as many states — particularly in the Sunbelt — struggled to cope...