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Florida jury sworn in to determine school shooter's penalty

Jun. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jury that will decide whether Nikolas Cruz should get the death penalty for killing 17 people in the 2018 shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school was finally selected Wednesday, after a painstaking, stop-and-start process that took nearly three...

Jury in Florida sworn in for Parkland school shooter's penalty trial, after nearly three-month process

Jun. 29, 2022 13:47 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury in Florida sworn in for Parkland school shooter's penalty trial, after nearly three-month process.

Jury is chosen to decide Florida school shooter's sentence

Jun. 28, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was tentatively chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack, capping a nearly three-month winnowing process that...

Jury of 7 men, 5 women chosen to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz gets death sentence or life

Jun. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury of 7 men, 5 women chosen to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz gets death sentence or life.

Vassilev lifts Inter Miami to 2-1 win over Minnesota United

Jun. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Indiana Vassilev came off the bench and scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to rally Inter Miami CF to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday. Vassilev took a pass from Bryce Duke and scored the equalizer for Inter Miami...

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

Jun. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the...

School shooter's jury selection enters final stretch

Jun. 22, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final phase of jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began Wednesday with prosecutors and defense attorneys asking candidates about their job histories, opinions on law enforcement and racial minorities, whether they own guns...

DNA retest concludes acquitted man likely committed murder

Jun. 15, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man acquitted at retrial after his conviction and death sentence for raping and murdering a woman was overturned was almost certainly the actual killer according to new DNA tests, a Florida prosecutor announced Wednesday. Retesting shows DNA found in...

Florida utility aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

Jun. 15, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2045 by halting its fossil fuel usage and greatly increasing its reliance on solar energy, including using it to turn water into hydrogen to power its generating plants....

Rare normalcy returns to trial of Florida school shooter

Jun. 07, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rare normalcy returned to jury selection for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's penalty trial Tuesday, one day after his public defenders threatened to withdraw over the judge's insistence that they proceed without a key member who had COVID-19. ...