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Sea turtles hold strong this summer but danger beckons

Aug. 13, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As the sun rises on sea turtle nests across the Space Coast, biologists see new rays of hope. Many feared for the future of Florida’s three most prominent types of endangered sea turtles — greens, loggers and leatherbacks — but this year evidence...

Lawmaker, Florida school at odds on alleged bathroom attack

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they will investigate a lawmaker’s allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred and that...

Sheriff accused of pressuring candidates to drop races

Aug. 10, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A third candidate for public office has come to forward to say a sheriff on Florida's Space Coast offered help in getting a job in exchange for leaving a race and backing his favored candidate. Kimberly Musselman, an assistant state attorney in Brevard...

Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon, dies at 79

Aug. 06, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease,...

At least 100,000 expected for NASA's moon launch

Aug. 06, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Sold-out hotels. Excitement that seems to grow by the day. The potential for hundreds of thousands of visitors, support staff, and more. These are just a few of the factors being calculated into preparations for Artemis I, the first launch of NASA’s...

Australian TV soap 'Neighbours' screens star-studded finale

Jul. 28, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A crowd of staunch fans braved wet winter weather in downtown Melbourne on Thursday to watch outdoors the star-studded finale of the Australian television soap “Neighbours,” which ran for 37 years. Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason...

Geoff Ogilvy 'scratching the itch' to play PGA Tour again

Jul. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

Geoff Ogilvy walked into the locker room two weeks ago at the Barracuda Championship and didn’t recognize many faces. He’s pretty sure they didn’t recognize him, either. “They were probably thinking, ‘Who’s that old guy with the beard and no hair?‘” he said. ...

Fundraiser to benefit girl who lost lower leg to shark bite

Jul. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wearing goggles and a snorkel, Addison Bethea was searching for scallops in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico when the 9-foot shark bumped into her, then bit her right calf. The startled 17-year-old poked the shark’s eyes and grabbed its gills,...

Restaurant owner to fly into space on Blue Origin rocket

Jul. 04, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Stroll down the stairwell from the second-story Moon Room at Pineapples in Eau Gallie, and you’ll encounter an MTV-themed mural of an astronaut holding a flag on the lunar surface amid a cosmic backdrop. Look closely: The astronaut’s spacesuit bears the...

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were otherwise fine and good natured, but extremely stressed because their humans had deserted them. ...