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Dolphins open minicamp amid Xavien Howard contract questions

Jun. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback and reigning NFL interception leader Xavien Howard wants a new contract from the Miami Dolphins, and there is no guarantee he will attend the three-day mandatory minicamp starting Tuesday. The Dolphins have had talks internally...

2 recovering from shark bites off Florida coast

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday. Volusia County officials told WESH that the man was standing in knee-deep water in New Smyrna Beach when he was...

On Florida's horizon: dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies

Jun. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast. The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution, causing trouble...

Massachusetts House Speaker fitted with pacemaker

Jun. 15, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives was fitted with a pacemaker at a hospital during a recent trip to Florida, according to a statement released by his office. “While in Florida for a few days I was admitted to the hospital after...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather ground through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades

Jun. 15, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look. Stenciled on the box: “Cartridges for weapons.” Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades. ...

Florida gets another legal challenge to new elections rules

Jun. 14, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in...

Suit challenging new charter boat rules OK'd as class action

Jun. 14, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan...

Officials: Body of man who tried to rescue 2 recovered

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies believe they found the body Monday of a good Samaritan who tried to rescue a father and son who drowned off a Tampa Bay area beach last week. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that he...

On Point: Center fuels Lightning bid to Cup title repeat bid

Jun. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point isn’t the biggest name among stars in the NHL playoffs, though it is difficult to imagine the Tampa Bay Lightning being where they are without him shining so bright. No one has scored more goals over the past four postseasons, and the...