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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to members of the media following a House Judiciary Committee closed door meeting with former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ethics panel clears Rep. Gaetz in lease for district office

Jul. 10, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended no further action against a Florida congressman who is paying a donor and former legal client $5,000 a month to rent space for his district office. The independent office has ended a preliminary investigation after finding insufficient...

Cutter departs Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for last time

Jul. 6, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is leaving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the last time. The 210-foot Reliance, which has spent 32 years in Maine and New Hampshire, was departing on patrol Monday. The ship will then continue next month to its new home at a Navy base in Pensacola,...

Confederate monument is vandalized in Florida

Jun. 30, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Confederate monument was vandalized in Florida, weeks before officials decide on its possible removal. The Pensacola News Journal reported that police said the monument in the city's downtown area was spray painted with the words “Your Confederate Dead," and smeared with red...

Workers collect and stack the coffins of people that have been recently cremated amid the new coronavirus pandemic, at the La Recoleta cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, June 28, 2020. The coffins are collected, destroyed, and processed by a company specialized in organic waste. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

Jun. 28, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why the...

Texas Rangers have all 5 picks signed 2 weeks after draft

Jun. 24, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed all five of their picks from baseball's condensed amateur draft after completing deals with their third- and fifth-round selections. Texas announced Wednesday the signings of right-hander Tekoah Roby and shortstop Thomas Saggese. Both 18-year-old...

2 killed in Alabama crash were Navy pilots in civilian plane

Jun. 14, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The Navy has identified two of its pilots who were killed in a civilian plane crash last week in Alabama. Capt. Vincent Segars and Cmdr. Joshua Fuller were flying to Pensacola, Florida, from Jasper, Alabama, aboard a civilian plane. The single-engine plane went down near Selma on...

Hundreds of boats idle through downtown on the St. Johns River during a rally Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla., celebrating President Donald Trump's birthday.  (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Floridians mark Trump's birthday with flotillas, caravans

Jun. 14, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trump supporters in Florida were celebrating the president's birthday Sunday with caravans, flotillas and parades throughout his adopted homestate. In Palm Beach County — home of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort — separate caravans of trucks, motorcycles...

Pensacola clergy of all faiths call for unity

Jun. 7, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Faith leaders from all across Pensacola say they can no longer stand by silently in the face of racism. For weeks, the nation has been reeling from the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed when a Minnesota police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes....

Police: Man refused at hospital pointed gun at nurse, guard

Jun. 4, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was denied entry into a hospital to visit his wife was accused of pointing a shotgun at a security guard and a nurse. Visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus are in place at the Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton where police said Eric Reitz, 57, was arrested...

3 charged in SUV fire at Florida sheriff's impound lot

May. 30, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Two more people have been charged in a vehicle fire at a Florida sheriff's office impound lot. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Pensacola announced federal arson conspiracy charges Friday against Tony M. Streeter, 46, and Betty J. Jackson, 50, both of Fort Walton Beach. A third man,...