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Panel backs removal of sheriff over school shooting response

Oct. 21, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The tragedy of the Parkland school massacre framed a developing political drama in Florida's capital, as a divided legislative panel on Monday sided with the state's Republican governor in removing a county sheriff accused of mishandling the response to the shooting that killed 17...

The Latest: Florida panel backs governor in ousting sheriff

Oct. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida Senate's debate over ouster of Broward County Sheriff (all times local): 10 p.m. A divided legislative panel has sided with Florida's Republican governor in removing a county sheriff accused of mishandling the response to a school shooting that killed 17...

Dolphins safety McCain apologizes for confronting Bills fans

Oct. 21, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

Dolphins safety Bobby McCain regrets a series of confrontations he had with Bills fans, during which he allegedly spit on one's face following Miami's loss at Buffalo. "I wish I could have handled myself better," McCain said Monday, without going into detail of what happened. McCain added he has spoken with coach...

General: Georgia soldiers died when vehicle fell from bridge

Oct. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers were training in darkness when their armored vehicle fell from a bridge and landed upside down in water below, killing three of those inside and injuring three others, the commanding general of Fort Stewart said Monday. Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto struggled to hold back tears...

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral

Oct. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution. "I was willing to do...

Bucs practice squad DL Beckner suspended 4 games

Oct. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay rookie defensive lineman Terry Beckner four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers. Beckner is a seventh-round draft pick who has been a member of the team's practice squad. The NFL announced the suspension without pay on Monday....

Boyle set to make his debut with Florida Panthers

Oct. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Boyle has a rule: No golfing during hockey season. His clubs have now been put away — finally. The Florida Panthers had Boyle on the ice for practice for the first time Monday, one day after the veteran and well-traveled center signed a $940,000, one-year deal with...

Progress but still no wins for Flores and Dolphins

Oct. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have gone from losing blowouts to losing close games, a sign of improvement under rookie coach Brian Flores not yet reflected in the standings. Miami (0-6) actually led in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-21 defeat at Buffalo, and it no longer looks like a lock for a...

Florida veterinarian, wife die in plane crash near airport

Oct. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Florida veterinarian and his wife were identified Monday as victims of a deadly plane crash near a North Carolina airport, devastating friends who remembered their generosity and devotion to animals. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Florida,...

Police remove 3 kids, 245 animals from 'deplorable' home

Oct. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida removed three children and 245 animals from a home after a wellness check. An Edgewater police statement says it was "immediately evident neither the children, nor the animals were being cared for properly." Officers said the 8-, 9-, and 10-year-old children were...