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

Apr. 12, 2024 06:09 AM 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 to host embattled Speaker Mike Johnson as House swirls in turmoil

Apr. 12, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson is making a campaign pilgrimage to visit Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, a rite of passage as the embattled Republican leader positions himself, and his GOP majority, side-by-side with the indicted ex-president. The two are planning a...

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...

Almost 10% of Florida's youngest children were missed during the 2020 census

Apr. 11, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Children age 4 and under in Florida were undercounted by almost 10% during the 2020 census, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau said the estimated error was the largest undercount of young children by any U.S. state. ...

These biodegradable straws could prevent new coral from becoming expensive fish food

Apr. 11, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Florida researchers trying to prevent predatory fish from devouring laboratory-grown coral are grasping at biodegradable straws in an effort to restore what some call the rainforest of the sea. Scientists around the world have been working for...

Today in History: April 11, Civil Rights Act becomes law a week after Martin Luther King is killed

Apr. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2024. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the...

Florida GOP leader apologizes for trashing hotel room and says he'll seek help for alcoholism

Apr. 10, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A leader of the Republican Party of Florida has apologized for being excessively drunk and urinating and vomiting all over his room at a hotel last week, saying he has been dealing with alcoholism and mental health issues. George Riley, executive director of...

Republican Sen. Rick Scott softens his abortion position after Florida Supreme Court ruling

Apr. 10, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Rick Scott of Florida this week joined the ranks of Republican incumbents scrambling to strike a balance on reproductive rights, saying he opposes a November ballot initiative to strike down his state's six-week abortion ban but thinks Congress should leave those...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 10, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. April 9, 2024. Editorial: It shouldn’t take 2024 storm season to prompt Florida insurers to address climate change Well, well, well. On the eve of another hurricane season, the insurance industry finally came out and said what almost everyone in...

Stolarz gets assist, Florida blanks Ottawa 2-0 for third shutout over Senators this season

Apr. 09, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Stolarz skated out of his net, controlled a loose puck and set up the opening goal of the night for Florida. And then he turned that goal into the eventual game-winner. Stolarz stopped 25 shots and got his second assist of the season,...