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Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

Oct. 16, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday. The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season when he suffered a core muscle injury on Sept. 15...

Florida insurers to weather effects of Michael, analysts say

Oct. 13, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems,...

Analysts: Florida insurers will survive hit from Michael

Oct. 13, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems,...

Michael offers exposure, and risk, to Gillum in gov's race

Oct. 11, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Crisis is often seen as a test of leadership for elected officials. Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. The system slammed into the...

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor's race

Oct. 10, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path. While the state waited for Michael to make landfall, Gillum...

Cardi B, Shawn Mendes to perform on Jingle Ball tour

Oct. 9, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. IHeartMedia announced Tuesday the 12-city tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Dallas. The lineup, which varies by city, also includes The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of...

US student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support

Oct. 9, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and the great...

Police: Boy brings gun to Florida school; threatens others

Oct. 2, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy brought a loaded gun to his Florida school and aimed it at three classmates. News outlets report the boy was arrested Tuesday at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School, near Fort Lauderdale. Police say the boy made threatening comments to his...

Cruz defense seeks more witnesses in Parkland shooting

Sep. 26, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a judge Wednesday they want to interview potentially hundreds of witnesses that prosecutors have placed off limits in the massacre that killed 17 people The Cruz lawyers asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to...

AutoNation chief, after 20 years, is turning over the keys

Sep. 19, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the largest dealership chain in the U.S. Jackson, 69, steered AutoNation through the economic crisis and shares have increased fourfold since he took over in 1999, though he will relinquish his role as...