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Petito's dad: Give same attention to all missing people

Sep. 28, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito on Tuesday implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. ...

Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

Sep. 28, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the...

Sheriff: Man captured in Florida deputy's fatal shooting

Sep. 28, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a north Florida sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop was captured Tuesday following a wide manhunt, officials said. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said at news conference Tuesday afternoon that they...

Tom's Two Towns: Tampa, NE abuzz as Brady prepares to return

Sep. 28, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s been 633 days since Tom Brady played an NFL game in New England. He trudged off the field on Jan. 4, 2020, after a playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans, a rare loser in the place he helped to hoist six Super Bowl championship banners. ...

For the Florida Panthers, the time really might be now

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Losing to Tampa Bay was bad enough for the Florida Panthers in last season’s playoffs. Watching the Lightning go on to win the Stanley Cup, oddly enough, didn’t make things worse. It only further convinced the Panthers that they can win it all....

Lawsuit challenges Florida's gambling agreement with tribe

Sep. 28, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of South Florida businessmen sued the federal government Monday in hopes of overturning a gambling agreement Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed with the Seminole Tribe. The suit filed against the Department of the Interior in federal...

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Sep. 28, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a...

Who are the 2021 MacArthur fellows?

Sep. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

Writers, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 25 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The...

False alarm during active shooter training at Florida base

Sep. 28, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 911 call about an active shooter sent police and first responders to Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle on Tuesday morning, but it turned out the caller did not realize officials were conducting an active shooter training exercise, the base said in a...

In Cuban Miami, police chief's reform agenda hits tight spot

Sep. 28, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez praised Art Acevedo as “America's best chief” when he recruited him to lead Miami's police force just six months ago. Acevedo had a national profile as a progressive law enforcer in Texas, with a deft touch at building...