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Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships

Jul. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. A three-judge...

Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations jump significantly again

Jul. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases again jumped significantly this week as the vaccination rate in rural counties where some of the worst outbreaks are occurring remains well below the state and national averages. About 5,300...

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Jul. 23, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse...

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

Jul. 23, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring...

NFL dealing with multiple questions as training camps open

Jul. 23, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing...

Life in prison is sentence for Florida man in double killing

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will serve life in prison without parole for the 2018 slayings of his girlfriend and their young special-needs daughter, a judge ruled Friday. The sentence for Ronnie Oneal III was a foregone conclusion when a jury opted in June not to...

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior

Jul. 23, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles published this week, scientists...

CB LeBlanc, LB Griffin sign 1-year contracts with Dolphins

Jul. 23, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc signed a one-year contract Friday with the Miami Dolphins, who added depth to their secondary with the status of All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard in question. Howard was a no-show at mandatory minicamp, wants to renegotiate the...

Red tide uptick spurs respiratory warning at Florida beaches

Jul. 23, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The service issued a “beach hazards statement” affecting the oceanfront and...

Firefighters end mission at Florida condo collapse; forensic experts keep trying to identify remains from wreckage.

Jul. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EDT
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters end mission at Florida condo collapse; forensic experts keep trying to identify remains from wreckage.