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In this July 13, 2020 photo made available by Rosecastle at Deerwood assisted facility in Jacksonville, Fla,, Mary Daniels and her husband Steve, sit together in his room Monday, July 13, 2020. Mary went 114 days without seeing her husband who has early onset of Alzheimers, after the coronavirus forced the facility to ban all visitors. She took a job as a part-time dishwasher at the facility so that she is able to see her husband. (Rosecastle at Deerwood via AP)

Can I get a job? Wife tries it all for nursing home reunion

Jul. 29, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One hundred and 14 days. That’s how long Mary Daniel went without seeing her husband after the coronavirus banned visitors from his nursing home, separating the couple for the first time since he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's seven years ago. When the...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 26, 2020. Trump is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in nearby Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump now says he won't throw first pitch at Yankees game

Jul. 26, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium next month after all. In a tweet Sunday, Trump blamed the turn of events on his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy. “We will make it later in the season!”...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path

Jul. 26, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Val Demings has already been vice president. In 1972, the future Florida congresswoman was a young Black girl struggling to make friends at a predominantly white Jacksonville high school. She and her best friend, Vera Hartley, created the Charisma Club. Hartley was president and...

Grocery chain Winn-Dixie reverses policy, will require masks

Jul. 20, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie said Monday that it is reversing its policy and will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday. The...

Jaguars sign final 4 draft picks from 12-man rookie class

Jul. 20, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their final four draft picks Monday, including first-rounder K’Lavon Chaisson. Fifth-round safety Daniel Thomas, sixth-round quarterback Jake Luton and seventh-round kick returner Chris Claybrooks also signed rookie deals. Jacksonville now...

Jaguars open training camp with young, rebuilt roster

Jul. 20, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (6-10) CAMP SITE: Jacksonville, Florida LAST YEAR: Jaguars lost injury-prone QB Nick Foles on first series of opener and then benched him for good three games into return from broken collarbone. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew was pleasant surprise — he went 6-6 in place of Foles —...

Florida police: Man shot, wounded after attacking officer

Jul. 17, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer shot and wounded a 19-year-old Black man who had just attacked another officer, authorities said. Jaden Domani Perkins was shot outside a Panera Bread restaurant Thursday morning in Atlantic Beach, the Florida Times-Union reported. Atlantic Beach is...

FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, the shadow of delegates are seen on the convention floor during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month as coronavirus cases are spiking in the state.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump's grand GOP convention plans shrink as virus surges

Jul. 16, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plans for a grand convention keep shrinking. The Republican National Committee announced Thursday that it is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month. As the GOP looks for ways to move...

Domestic violence case dismissed against ex-Jaguars LB Brown

Jul. 15, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic violence complaint against former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown has been dismissed. A judge dismissed the case last week, according to Duval County court records. Brown's agent, Michael Boyer, released a statement Wednesday saying Brown "is very pleased to...

The Latest: China eases restrictions on domestic tourism

Jul. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING — China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine days. A directive from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism dated Tuesday said that tourist sites should allow 50 percent of their daily visitor capacity, up from 30 percent, and that...