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FAA investigating after pilot injured by green laser light

May. 22, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say a pilot flying from Canada to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light. Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the airport when...

Teen charged in school threat to Santa with classmate's name

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen has been charged with threatening a school shooting in a postcard to Santa and signing a classmate's name last fall. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with making written threats to kill or do...

Kershaw takes shutout in 7th, Dodgers beat Rays 7-3

May. 21, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers just keep winning when Clayton Kershaw is on the mound. Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner (4-0)...

Frazier 2 HRs, 5 RBIs carry Yankees past Orioles 11-4

May. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have climbed into first place in the AL East in spite of a myriad of injuries and partially because the front end of their schedule is loaded with games against the Baltimore Orioles. Clint Frazier homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, Gary Sánchez...

3-run seventh lifts Wake Forest 7-4 past FSU in ACC

May. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest scored go-ahead runs on two bases-loaded walks and a passed ball in the seventh inning to outlast No. 6 Florida State 7-4 on Tuesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Bobby Seymour and DJ Poteet scored off walks to Bruce Steel and Jake Mueller sandwiched...

Biden: Trump can't relate to the average family's struggles

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the former vice president referenced Trump's...

Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago wants to fire lawyers

May. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort told a stunned judge Tuesday that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. Yujing Zhang surprised U.S. District Judge Roy Altman during what was to have been a routine...

LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

May. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union reported....

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

May. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet while he's...

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

May. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of...