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Inmates, staff at Florida jail fall ill to unknown substance

Jun. 26, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say at least 10 people at a South Florida jail have been hospitalized after falling ill. The Miami Herald reports seven inmates in the Miami-Dade County Jail were hospitalized from inhaling an unknown substance over the last five days. Officials say three corrections staff members...

Florida veterans with PTSD to get alternative treatments

Jun. 26, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida veterans will be able to receive alternative treatments for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill DeSantis signed Wednesday in Tampa will create a pilot program so veterans can be treated...

Democrats clash in 2020's opening debate, aiming at Trump

Jun. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats face off in a prime-time fight Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. While the crowded field has been courting voters in key...

2nd Florida city pays hackers, as 3rd city faces breach

Jun. 26, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A second small Florida city has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over most of its computer operations, just as a third Florida city reports it had its data breached. The city manager of Lake City says it paid about $460,000 in bitcoin Tuesday to recover data...

2 more deputies fired in Parkland, Florida, school shooting

Jun. 26, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the agency's response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people, the Broward County sheriff said Wednesday. At a brief news conference, Sheriff Gregory...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Goalie Roberto Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons

Jun. 26, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo wanted to keep playing and keep chasing the elusive Stanley Cup, largely because he believes the Florida Panthers are finally in position to be a playoff contender. His body wanted otherwise. And Luongo ultimately listened. The most popular player in Panthers history...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Florida police officer wounded during training exercise

Jun. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer has been shot and wounded during a training exercise. Doral police spokesman Rey Valdes says the officer was injured Wednesday at a Miami-Dade police training facility. Valdes says the officer was shot in the upper torso. He was airlifted to a...

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility. The stops are intended to draw attention to President Donald Trump's...