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Parkland sheriff gets job reviewing red light tickets

May. 14, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida sheriff who was removed from office by the governor because of his agency's response to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead has found a new job reviewing the footage of red light cameras. Former...

Disney CEO says attendance caps at parks being raised

May. 14, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney's top executive says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to ease up mask-wearing requirements for fully vaccinated people is “very big news for us.” During an earnings call on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek hinted...

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

May. 13, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held. ...

DeSantis: Florida will fill void if small cruise lines leave

May. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Calling Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings “not one of the bigger ones,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that if smaller cruise lines want to leave the state because of bans on vaccine requirements, their void will be filled. Miami-based...

Florida governor signs bill to make alcohol to go permanent

May. 13, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida restaurants will be able to sell cocktails along with delivery and take out food orders even after the coronavirus pandemic ends under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday. DeSantis lifted restrictions on alcohol to...

New Florida law seeks to protect state from sea level rise

May. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida — one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise — will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to protect against coastal flooding under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

Sun Sentinel. May 8, 2021. Editorial: OK, Florida Legislature, try not to torpedo the gambling deal The Seminole Tribe’s revenue-sharing agreement with the state has run its course, Florida is getting nothing from the piles of cash the Seminoles...

Florida declares state of emergency after pipeline shutdown

May. 11, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday evening in response to gasoline shortages caused the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers. The executive order signed by DeSantis activates the Florida National Guard, as needed,...

Groups file federal lawsuit against Florida 'anti-riot' law

May. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights groups are seeking to invalidate a freshly signed Florida law that takes aim at demonstrations that turn violent, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the new law was racially motivated. They also said the law has already...

Florida Gov. DeSantis expands private school voucher program

May. 11, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's school voucher program will be significantly expanded after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday that increases eligibility to attend private schools at public expense. The bill is projected to allow more than 60,000...