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Demolition of the Parkland classroom building where 17 died in 2018 shooting is set to begin

Jun. 14, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A crew is scheduled Friday to begin tearing down the three-story classroom building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The victims' families have been invited to watch the first blows and hammer...

Donald Trump's 78th birthday becomes a show of loyalty for his fans and fellow Republicans

Jun. 14, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump spent the day before his 78th birthday being feted by Republicans in Congress who sang “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a cake and gifts. It was a remarkable show of loyalty for a former president who was shunned by many of the same lawmakers...

Florida prepares for next round of rainfall after tropical storms swamped southern part of the state

Jun. 14, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Forecasters warned Floridians to prepare for additional flash flooding after a tropical disturbance dumped as much as 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rainfall in the southern parts of the state, with worsening conditions expected Friday. The disorganized...

Tropical rainstorms in South Florida lead to flight delays and streets jammed with stalled cars

Jun. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state's largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region's lowest-lying streets. “Looked like...

Virginia, Tennessee, Florida expect experience from '23 College World Series to provide an edge

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The game's the same. It's what happens away from the field and how players deal with it that can affect how long a team sticks around at the College World Series. The CWS opens Friday with North Carolina (47-14) playing Virginia (46-15), and Florida State (47-15)...

With deal done, Disney withdraws lawsuit, ending last conflict with DeSantis and his appointees

Jun. 13, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, a day after his appointees approved a deal with the company on how Walt Disney World will be developed over the next two decades, ending the last piece of conflict...

Supreme Court rules California man can't trademark 'Trump too small'

Jun. 13, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against a man who wants to trademark the suggestive phrase “Trump too small.” The justices upheld the government’s decision to deny a trademark to Steve Elster, a California man seeking exclusive use of the...

What to know about a series of storms that has swamped South Florida with flash floods

Jun. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A series of storms flowing from the Gulf of Mexico swamped South Florida with flash floods that stalled cars, forced the cancellation of dozens of flights and generally made life miserable for tens of thousands of people. Flat Florida is prone to flooding even on sunny days when...

At age 50, National History Day keeps pushing students to seek difficult truths through research

Jun. 13, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — It wasn't your typical trifold poster board display. High school freshman Alexandra Bui constructed a jumbo mail-order catalog replica from wooden sheets — an inventive, oversized way to convey her research on the Sears catalog's impact on getting consumer goods to...

Florida's 2024 hurricane season arrives with a rainy deluge

Jun. 13, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance inundated much of southern Florida on Wednesday, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing...