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A sand hole collapse in Florida killed a child. Such deaths occur several times a year in the US

Feb. 21, 2024 19:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The collapse of a sand hole that killed a 7-year-old Indiana girl who was digging with her brother on a Florida beach is an underrecognized danger that kills and injures several children a year around the country. Sloan Mattingly died Tuesday afternoon...

Haiti orphanage founder to be sent to Florida for sex abuse case

Feb. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An American founder of a Haitian orphanage who is accused of sexually abusing four boys there more than a decade ago has been ordered to be sent from Colorado to Florida to face prosecution. Michael Geilenfeld, 71, was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 20 after being...

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:48 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (VAC) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $35 million. On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida-based company said it had profit of 93 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,...

FNF Group: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:38 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) on Wednesday reported a loss of $69 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. Earnings, adjusted for...

St. Joe: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:33 PM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The St. Joe Co. (JOE) on Wednesday reported profit of $13.2 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Panama City Beach, Florida-based company said it had profit of 23 cents. The real...

Young girl killed when a hole she dug in the sand collapsed on a Florida beach, authorities say

Feb. 21, 2024 17:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young girl was buried in sand and died Tuesday when a deep hole she was digging with a little boy collapsed on them both at a south Florida beach, authorities said. Emergency crews responding around 3 p.m. to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found the boy, who...

Cross Country: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 17:20 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9 million. The Boca Raton, Florida-based company said it had net income of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,...

Florida Legislature passes bill to release state grand jury's Jeffrey Epstein investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transcripts of a 2006 grand jury that investigated Jeffrey Epstein 's sexual assaults of underage girls would be released to the public under a bill heading to Florida's governor after it was unanimously passed by the Legislature. The bill, which...

Mosaic: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 16:59 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mosaic Co. (MOS) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $365.3 million. The Tampa, Florida-based company said it had profit of $1.11 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 71 cents per share. The...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Miami Herald. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Florida anti-free speech bill targets ‘liberal media’ but guess who’s really mad at it? There are no lessons learned in the Florida Legislature. Last year, lawmakers, prodded by their hostility toward...