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DeSantis vetoes social media ban for kids under 16. Florida lawmakers offer new option

Mar. 01, 2024 18:05 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed what would have been one of the most far-reaching social media bans for minors on Friday, and lawmakers are proposing new language that seeks to keep children under under 14 off of addictive platforms. The bill sent to the...

Mother's boyfriend is the primary suspect in a Florida girl's disappearance, sheriff says

Mar. 01, 2024 17:45 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A teenage girl who went missing in central Florida earlier this week is likely dead, though her body hasn't been recovered, investigators said Friday. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the boyfriend of 13-year-old Madeline Soto's mother is the primary...

U of Florida axes diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ridding similar programs

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

The University of Florida is eliminating its chief diversity officer position, scrapping the program's staff jobs and halting any contracts involving the subject because of a new law passed last year that was pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The university in Gainesville,...

Canada plans state funeral for late Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

Mar. 01, 2024 17:03 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will hold a state funeral for Brian Mulroney, the prime minister who in the 1980s solidified trade ties with the U.S. and spoke out against South Africa’s apartheid and whose death drew tributes Friday from world leaders. ...

Prosecutors press judge for summer trial for Trump in classified docs case, but no date set

Mar. 01, 2024 16:49 PM EST

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors pressed a federal judge Friday to schedule a trial for this summer in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, while defense lawyers sought to put it off until after the election. U.S. District Judge Aileen...

Correction: Hunter Biden-Takeaways story

Mar. 01, 2024 09:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published February 29, 2024, about Hunter Biden’s congressional deposition, The Associated Press erroneously reported that an email from a Hunter Biden business associate proposed a $10 million equity stake in their firm. The email referenced a 10% equity stake. ...

Grambling hosts Lamar and Florida A&M

Mar. 01, 2024 04:12 AM EST

Florida A&M Rattlers (6-20, 4-11 SWAC) at Grambling Tigers (14-13, 11-3 SWAC) Grambling, Louisiana; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida A&M visits the Grambling Tigers after Keith Lamar scored 29 points in Florida A&M's 76-58 win against the Alabama...

Samuel leads No. 24 Florida against No. 18 South Carolina after 28-point outing

Mar. 01, 2024 04:12 AM EST

Florida Gators (20-8, 10-5 SEC) at South Carolina Gamecocks (23-5, 11-4 SEC) Columbia, South Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 24 Florida plays the No. 18 South Carolina Gamecocks after Tyrese Samuel scored 28 points in Florida's 83-74 victory over the...

Tulane visits Goldin and Florida Atlantic

Mar. 01, 2024 03:53 AM EST

Tulane Green Wave (13-14, 4-11 AAC) at Florida Atlantic Owls (21-7, 11-4 AAC) Boca Raton, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida Atlantic takes on the Tulane Green Wave after Vladislav Goldin scored 22 points in Florida Atlantic's 78-74 loss to the Memphis...

Patterson leads Charlotte against No. 25 South Florida after 20-point game

Mar. 01, 2024 03:53 AM EST

South Florida Bulls (21-5, 14-1 AAC) at Charlotte 49ers (17-10, 11-4 AAC) Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte plays the No. 25 South Florida Bulls after Lu'Cye Patterson scored 20 points in Charlotte's 69-67 loss to the Tulsa Golden...