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Florida teens charged with killing Ohio mom during car race

May. 23, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Two Florida teenagers are facing vehicular homicide charges after police say one struck and killed an Ohio woman and seriously injured her 21-month-old daughter while racing on a street alongside Tampa Bay. Tampa police reported that a Ford Mustang driven by 18-year-old Cameron Herrin...

New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

May. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem that could affect the quality of its pictures. The trouble is with the GOES-17 satellite's premier instrument for taking images of hurricanes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions...

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

May. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Richie Incognito, the NFL offensive lineman who was once suspended for bullying a teammate, was taken into custody Wednesday for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said officers received a call Wednesday morning...

Governor: Hurry up on getting election security grant money

May. 23, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state officials Wednesday to expedite the acquisition of a $19 million federal grant aimed at protecting the state's election systems from cyberattack, one day after the state's top elections official said the money wouldn't be available until...

Disney says Star Wars lands will open in summer, fall 2019

May. 23, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney says its much-anticipated new Star Wars lands will open in California next summer and in Florida in late fall 2019. The company on Tuesday offered more detailed times on when in 2019 the Star Wars: Galaxy Edge lands would open at its U.S. theme parks. The Star Wars land will...

Dolphins' Tannehill back at practice after missing 2017

May. 23, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill dropped back to pass and the pocket quickly collapsed, making it just like old times. An onrushing end merely waved as he went by because Wednesday's drills involved no contact, which spared Tannehill a blow. Instead, he scooted away on his reconstructed left knee toward...

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible

May. 23, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins. The National Hurricane Center said a disturbance still over water in the western Caribbean had a 60 percent chance of becoming a...

No. 1 Florida loses team captain Schwarz for SEC tourney

May. 23, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked and defending national champion Florida will be without all-Southeastern Conference catcher JJ Schwarz for the league tournament and maybe longer. Schwarz broke a bone in his right hand when he was hit by a foul ball last Friday at Mississippi State. He sat out the...

Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting

May. 23, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11 charges...

Florida woman, 94, looking for man who pulled her to safety

May. 23, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 94-year-old Florida woman is looking for the "guardian angel" who pulled her from her car as it sank in a lake during a rainstorm. The SunSentinel reports Alice Modine was driving to her home in Boca Raton on Saturday afternoon when it started raining so hard she couldn't see. She...