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The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

Jun. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:09 a.m. Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after a reported engine failure on their flight to Rostov-on-Don for a World Cup game against Uruguay. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation posted a statement on...

Florida State's Mike Martin to retire after 2019 season

Jun. 18, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has announced that Mike Martin will retire as baseball coach at the end of the 2019 season. Martin, who has led the Seminoles since 1980, became college baseball's wins leader in May. He has a 1,987-713-4 record and .736 win percentage. Florida State has reached the...

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Jun. 18, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space...

Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case

Jun. 18, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who has been an outspoken critic of the south Florida city where he lives is now 2-0 in disputes with the city before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Fane Lozman in a lawsuit that began with his 2006 arrest at a City of Riviera Beach city council meeting....

Attorney: Roller coaster riders will have lifelong injuries

Jun. 18, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week could have lifelong injuries, an attorney for three of the nine riders who were hospitalized said Monday. The riders suffered broken bones, concussions and possible nerve damage when the Sand Blaster...

Attorney: Roller coaster riders will have lifelong injuries

Jun. 18, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for three passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week says his clients could have lifelong injuries. Attorney Matt Morgan said at a news conference Monday that he has hired two ride-safety experts to evaluate what went wrong with the Sand...

The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

Jun. 18, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new "Space Force," other space initiatives. (all times local): 12:50 p.m.: President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the...

Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Jun. 18, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year. A...

Florida photographer explores surrealist artist Dali's roots

Jun. 18, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Photographer Clyde Butcher is known for his sweeping, evocative black-and-white photos of Florida's Everglades. But when he first arrived in the Sunshine State almost 40 years ago, he looked around and couldn't find anything to photograph. "Flat. No mountains. No waterfalls....

Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

Jun. 18, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open Sunday and wound up in a...