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No. 9 Florida looks to bounce back at South Carolina

Oct. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

No. 9 Florida (6-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. South Carolina (3-3, 2-2), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Florida by 4 1/2. Series record: Florida leads 27-9-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Gators continued run in the SEC where they enter the last half of the season playing for a spot in the league title game and the College...

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort near Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit. The announcement to hold the event at Trump National Doral comes at the same time the president has accused Joe Biden's family of profiting from...

Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

Oct. 17, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk. All four men...

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals raises fears

Oct. 17, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Medical professionals and human rights advocates warn Border Patrol agents are growing their presence at hospitals and creating a chilling effect on immigrant populations around the country. A Border Patrol agent was seen earlier this week freely roaming the hallways of a Miami-area hospital...

Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

Oct. 17, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool. Celebrity trapper Paul Bedard, who is contracted with the state's nuisance alligator program, said Thursday that he was dispatched to a...

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

Oct. 17, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will hit the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with wind and rain, forecasters said Thursday. Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure system was likely to develop into a tropical or subtropical...

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin in January. A judge issued an order Thursday to begin jury selection on Jan. 27 in a trial involving the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and wounded 17...

Formula One reaches agreement for Miami Grand Prix in 2021

Oct. 17, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Formula One has reached preliminary agreement to race in Miami in 2021, giving the global series a second race in the U.S. Despite an earlier push for a street race in downtown Miami that would provide views of waterfront racing, the Miami Grand Prix would instead be on a course running...

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Detectives across US grill serial killer, close cold cases

Oct. 17, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they got their moment with Samuel Little, hoping to solve...