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Florida police search for 3 gunmen who wounded 9 at crowded beach on Memorial Day

May. 30, 2023 19:34 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police launched a search Tuesday for three suspects they believe to be the gunmen who opened fire along a crowded Florida beachside promenade on Memorial Day, wounding a 1-year-old and eight others while sending people frantically running for cover. ...

DeSantis kicks off presidential campaign in Iowa as he steps up criticism of Trump

May. 30, 2023 19:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Facing Iowa voters for the first time as a presidential candidate, Ron DeSantis launched a multi-state campaign blitz on Tuesday designed to strengthen his position as former President Donald Trump’s chief Republican rival. DeSantis was addressing roughly...

Coast Guard searching for man who fell from cruise ship off Florida coast

May. 30, 2023 17:14 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it's searching for a man who fell from a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. The 35-year-old passenger fell from the Carnival Magic ship about 185 miles (300 kilometers) east of Jacksonville on Monday, the service said...

Florida deputy faces trial for alleged failure to confront Parkland school shooter

May. 30, 2023 10:26 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a prosecution believed to be a national first, a former Florida sheriff's deputy is about to be tried on charges he failed to confront the gunman who murdered 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland high school five years ago. Jury...

Golden Knights reach 2nd Stanley Cup Final after Game 6 win over Stars

May. 29, 2023 23:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — William Karlsson, William Carrier and Jonathan Marchessault are finally getting another chance in the Stanley Cup Final, after the first one that came so quick for the Vegas Golden Knights. They are going back after making sure they didn't need another game against...

Hollywood Beach shooting victims include 6 adults and 3 children, all stable, Florida officials say

May. 29, 2023 22:51 PM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Hollywood Beach shooting victims include 6 adults and 3 children, all stable, Florida officials say.

Alcaraz, Djokovic 'not otherworldly' in French Open wins over foes making Slam debuts

May. 29, 2023 17:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — You might assume that the opponents for Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the French Open's first round would come away from their straight-set losses Monday feeling too overwhelmed by the play of the two tournament favorites. You would be wrong. ...

Struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after Hurricane Ian as new storm season looms

May. 29, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eight months ago, chef Michael Cellura had a restaurant job and had just moved into a fancy new camper home on Fort Myers Beach. Now, after Hurricane Ian swept all that away, he lives in his older Infiniti sedan with a 15-year-old long-haired chihuahua named Ginger....

Bobrovsky's end-of-season haircut can wait, with Panthers headed to Stanley Cup Final

May. 29, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky needs a haircut. The goaltender for the Florida Panthers uses a thin headband to hold some of his hair back these days. Long hair usually isn’t a problem for Bobrovsky at this time of year: When a season ends, he gets most of it shaved off...

Trump's welcome of Scott into 2024 race shows his calculus: The more GOP rivals, the better for him

May. 29, 2023 00:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina launched his campaign for the White House last week, the notoriously prickly former President Donald Trump welcomed his new competitor with open arms. There were no accusations of disloyalty or nasty nicknames from...