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2nd Florida university cuts ties with Confucius Institute

Aug. 15, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida school is cutting ties with a language and culture institute that's supported by the Chinese government but criticized by some U.S. lawmakers and security officials. In a statement Tuesday, the University of North Florida said it would close its Confucius Institute...

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russia targeting Florida

Aug. 14, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. During stops in north Florida over a two-day period, the...

Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

Aug. 13, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary — and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way — Sen. Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. The once-rising star used to be criticized for being in too much of a hurry, but now he's hunkered down in the...

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Aug. 10, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Scott, a...

Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

Aug. 8, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's Democratic senator said Wednesday that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms, but state officials said they have no information to support the claim. "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and...

Senate hopeful Vukmir reaffirms support for Trump in new ad

Aug. 6, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir attempted to reassure primary voters that she supports President Donald Trump, launching a new television ad Monday with U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy saying claims that Vukmir doesn't back the president are "fake news." The ad running in La Crosse,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 4, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Jay Sekulow, member of President Donald Trump's legal team; Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo. ___ CBS' "Face the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 3, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Jay Sekulow, member of President Donald Trump's legal team; Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —...

Congress sends defense bill with military pay raise to Trump

Aug. 1, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a $716 billion defense policy bill that would raise military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay hike in nine years. The 87-10 vote sends the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump's expected signature. The...

Trump's backing puts new twist on Florida governor's race

Aug. 1, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Florida rally couldn't have come at a better time for Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who may have locked up a primary victory as he seeks to become Florida's next governor. Thousands of people attended the Tuesday rally in Tampa as thousands of absentee...