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Retired doctor flew to Ukraine, now he's saving newborns

Sep. 18, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Runge felt helpless as he watched the Russian army rush Ukrainian borders in February, initiating a devastating war that continues to rage on. He didn’t know that by July, he’d be walking alongside Ukrainian doctors, treating newborns and infants in...

Michael Flynn: From government insider to holy warrior

Sep. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — The crowd swayed on its feet, arms pumping, the beat of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” thumping in their chests. The people under the revival tent hooted as Michael Flynn strode across the stage, bopping and laughing, singing the refrain into his...

Award-winning conductor, composer Bramwell Tovey dies

Jul. 13, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Bramwell Tovey, the London-born composer and conductor who’s been the principal conductor and artistic director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra since 2018, has died. Tovey died Tuesday at his Barrington home surrounded by his family, one day...

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

Officials: Worker killed during garbage truck maintenance

Jul. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A worker is dead following an accident while performing maintenance on a garbage truck in Florida, officials said. The accident occurred Tuesday evening at a Waste Pro USA facility near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, according to a Manatee...

CDC: Florida ice cream possible source of listeria outbreak

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The estate of an Illinois woman who died earlier this year from a listeria infection filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida ice cream company that health officials have connected to a multistate outbreak. The lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida...

Judge won't dismiss parent lawsuit in Gabby Petito slaying

Jul. 01, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the parents of Gabby Petito claim that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her before he returned home alone from their western trip. The decision Thursday by Sarasota County Circuit Judge...