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DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Aug. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more...

Passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants

Aug. 03, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said. Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, was...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Aug. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

New York City, Microsoft, Tyson Foods and the U.S. auto industry joined a cascading number of state and local governments and major employers Tuesday that are taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and the holdouts who have yet to get vaccinated. “The...

Yanks lefty Montgomery joins Cole on sideline with COVID-19

Aug. 03, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after fellow starter Gerrit Cole was sidelined by the virus. General manager Brian Cashman revealed Montgomery’s positive test during a radio interview before...

Direct flights from Maine to Miami coming this late fall

Aug. 03, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An airline is going to start offering direct flights from Maine's most populous city to Miami starting late fall. Frontier Airlines said Tuesday the nonstop flights will begin three days a week in November. The airline has served Portland since...

Olympic families find solace, create bonds far from Tokyo

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christina Dressel began organizing the room long before the NBC cameras started rolling. The mother of swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel reeled off a makeshift seating chart for the couch, directed everyone who wanted to be on television where to...

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry's parent over Israel boycott

Aug. 03, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in contested parts of Israel, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The Republican governor said the State Board...

JetBlue not departing New York for Florida, expanding at JFK

Aug. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is not departing New York. The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue had considered moving its...

Florida again breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 11,515 patients, amid nationwide surge

Aug. 03, 2021 10:22 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida again breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 11,515 patients, amid nationwide surge.

Suspect in fatal S. Carolina shooting of 3 found in Florida

Aug. 03, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of three people in rural South Carolina hopped on a plane after the shootings and was arrested hours later at a Florida hotel, authorities said. A man, woman and 10-year-old girl were killed in the shootings Monday around...