Latest Florida News

Jaguars release veteran NT Malcom Brown, save $3M in 2022

Aug. 17, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a career year and still well shy of his 30th birthday, Malcom Brown should be able to help an NFL team this season. It just won't be Jacksonville. The Jaguars released the veteran defensive tackle Wednesday, a move that will save...

Cronenworth hits grand slam, Padres beat Marlins 10-3

Aug. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a grand slam in the first inning, Ha-Seong Kim also drove in four runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday. Kim went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Juan Soto reached base three times and scored twice for the Padres, who...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

USA Gymnastics: Abortion laws to play role in site selection

Aug. 17, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — USA Gymnastics will take abortion laws into consideration when it comes to selecting venues for competitions. USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung said Wednesday there is “no question” abortion laws will play a factor in whether a state is chosen to host...

US officials warn of uptick in weapons smuggled to Haiti

Aug. 17, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. investigators say they have noticed an uptick in the amount and caliber of weapons being smuggled from Florida to Haiti in recent months. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said agents are increasing their efforts to...

Russian spacewalk cut short by bad battery in cosmonaut suit

Aug. 17, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian spacewalker had to rush back inside the International Space Station on Wednesday when the battery voltage in his spacesuit suddenly dropped. Russian Mission Control ordered Oleg Artemyev, the station commander, to quickly return to the airlock...

Man dies in shootout with would-be robber in Alabama woods

Aug. 17, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ala. (AP) — A Florida college student exploring the Alabama wilderness with his girlfriend was fatally wounded during a shootout with a would-be robber who appeared to be living with others in the woods, authorities said. Adam Simjee, 22, was shot to death in the Talladega...

Florida State leaning on experience in Norvell's 3rd year

Aug. 17, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Competition has built depth in Florida State's football program. Experience has led to more confidence. Mike Norvell believes the change in his team is mostly due to stability. The Seminoles aren’t where he wants them to be, yet appreciates how far they...

School shooter's attorneys drop contentious brain exam

Aug. 17, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz reversed course Wednesday and said they will not present at his ongoing penalty trial results of a highly contentious brain exam they had said supports their contention the mass murderer suffers from fetal alcohol...