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Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

Universal Insurance: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 17:38 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (UVE) on Thursday reported profit of $20 million in its fourth quarter. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company said it had profit of 68 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for...

Element Solutions: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 20, 2024 16:58 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Element Solutions Inc (ESI) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $77.1 million. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company said it had profit of 32 cents per share. The results matched Wall Street...

'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

Feb. 19, 2024 13:59 PM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn't surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades. But when the 91-year-old got his...

American woman goes missing in Madrid after helmeted man disables cameras

Feb. 16, 2024 14:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Ana Maria Knezevic traveled from South Florida to Spain in December to get away for a while. Her family and friends say the naturalized American originally from Colombia has been going through a nasty divorce from her Serbian husband, but the trip was also a chance to explore new...

AutoNation: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 13, 2024 07:34 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — AutoNation Inc. (AN) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $216.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company said it had net income of $5.04. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring...

'We've lost both engines,' pilot said before private jet crashed onto Florida interstate, killing 2

Feb. 10, 2024 16:28 PM EST

A pilot and co-pilot were identified as the two killed in a fiery plane crash on a Florida highway, law enforcement officials said Saturday afternoon. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office identified Edward Daniel Murphy, a 50-year-old pilot and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65,...

2 people dead after small plane attempts emergency landing on southwest Florida interstate

Feb. 10, 2024 00:21 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two people have died after a small plane attempted to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, colliding with a vehicle and bringing traffic to a halt as a massive plume of black smoke rose into the air. The crash...

Small plane crashes in Florida Everglades, killing 2 men, authorities say

Jan. 24, 2024 17:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crashed in the Florida Everglades, killing the two people on board, authorities said. Their bodies were found Wednesday in the wreckage. The single-engine Cessna Skyhawk took off from the North Perry Airport near Fort Lauderdale on...

Roofers find baby's body in trash bin outside South Florida apartment complex

Jan. 08, 2024 15:56 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Workers at a South Florida roofing company found a baby's body in a large trash bin outside an apartment complex Monday morning, police said. Police arrived around 8 a.m. and began lifesaving measures, but the baby was unresponsive, Hollywood police...