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4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

Jun. 17, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement. Three Alaskans and one Bahamian have asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to grant them status under the federal Crime Victims'...

Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103

Jun. 17, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman has become a U.S. citizen at the age of 103. Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime says Andrea Joseph took the oath of citizenship on Friday, just a few months shy of her 104th birthday. Monestime says Joseph migrated from Haiti 15 years ago and became a permanent resident....

Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group

Jun. 17, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A stretch of road on Florida's Gulf Coast that was adopted by the Ku Klux Klan 25 years ago is now being sponsored by a gay rights group. Pasco Pride recently adopted the stretch of Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey. WUSF in Tampa reports that the KKK adopted the 1-mile...

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Jun. 17, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a...

Pirates rally for 5-4 victory over Marlins

Jun. 16, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory. Bell's go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson's pinch-hit RBI double off Miami...

Rays survive 9th inning Angels' rally, win 6-5

Jun. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays dodged a scare from Mike Trout, and now they're headed to the Bronx for a most crucial division showdown. Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay's two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles' late rally to beat the Angels 6-5 Sunday. Trout...

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

Jun. 16, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. It...

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for kids

Jun. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the...

Tampa Bay try: Rays expand roles for 2-way players in minors

Jun. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who pioneered the pitching strategy of using relievers as openers, are trying another experiment on the mound in the minors — they're stacking two-way players to start games. The focus Saturday night at Triple-A Durham was on two-way prospect Brendan...

Parrish pitches gem in FSU's 1-0 win over Arkansas at CWS

Jun. 15, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Drew Parrish called it the best performance of his career. It came at the right time and place for Florida State, which is attempting to send its coach and all-time NCAA wins leader into retirement with his first national championship. Parrish limited Arkansas to five hits in eight...