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Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

Jul. 07, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned...

FAA to give airports $1 billion for terminals and upgrades

Jul. 07, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade terminals and other facilities, using money approved in last year's huge infrastructure bill. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects will help meet future...

Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single for Angels

Jul. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani...

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small, largely rural county west of Florida’s capital experienced an unheard-of spike in deadly drug overdoses believed to be caused by fentanyl over the July 4 weekend, with nine people dying in the latest sign that a national crisis is becoming even more...

All eyes on Banchero, as NBA Summer League is set to open

Jul. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, there’s always a big show happening. Welcome to the stage, Paolo Banchero. He’s about to have his opening night. NBA Summer League starts Thursday in Las Vegas, with Banchero — the now-former Duke star forward who was the No. 1...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Chasing reporters will just put them on high alert Nate Monroe, a political columnist at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, has a few things in common with the Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell, and with...

School shooter's use of swastikas is focus of court fight

Jul. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz battled Wednesday over whether jurors at his upcoming penalty trial should learn about the swastikas carved on his gun's magazine, his racist, homophobic and threatening online posts, his computer...

Officials: Worker killed during garbage truck maintenance

Jul. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A worker is dead following an accident while performing maintenance on a garbage truck in Florida, officials said. The accident occurred Tuesday evening at a Waste Pro USA facility near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, according to a Manatee...

North Carolina woman pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

Jul. 06, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who controlled two healthcare companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges resulting from a scheme in which she collected $17 million after the companies billed Medicare for medical equipment it never delivered, a prosecutor said. Tanya...