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Florida's jobless rate falls to lowest level in 2 years

May. 21, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate dipped to 3% last month, with all 10 industries tracked in the state showing year over year job growth. The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in Florida hasn't been this low since February 2020, the month before the new coronavirus...

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown pleads guilty in fraud case

May. 18, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

A criminal case against former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, one of the first Black representatives elected to Congress from Florida after Reconstruction, ended Wednesday with her guilty plea to a tax charge in a charity fraud case. Brown, 75, had been convicted before in 2017 of 18...

Jaguars hire longtime 49ers executive Waugh as assistant GM

May. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars formally hired Ethan Waugh as the team’s assistant general manager on Wednesday. Waugh, who had been rumored to be in line for the job for more than a month, worked alongside current Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke for a...

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown to plead guilty in fraud case

May. 17, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, whose initial conviction in a charity and tax fraud case was tossed out by an appeals court, will plead guilty before a second trial, according to court documents filed Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan scheduled...

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

May. 12, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season. It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by...

Kicker's lawsuit could shed light on Meyer's time with Jags

May. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Placekicker Josh Lambo's lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars could uncover more details about former coach Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure. Lambo's attorney is seeking a host of records pertaining to Meyer's time with the team, including “any...

Ex-kicker sues Jags, cites Urban Meyer for hostile workplace

May. 10, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL placekicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, seeking more than $3.5 million in salary and damages for emotional distress caused by former head coach Urban Meyer. The Tampa Bay Times first reported details of the...

Endangered Malayan tiger is new addition to Florida zoo

May. 10, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Malayan tiger named Bashir is adjusting to new surroundings after arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens as part of a species survival plan, officials said. “Bashir is acclimating nicely and at his own pace,” Tirzah Nichols, the...

Trial starts for driver who ran down Times Square tourists

May. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man behind the wheel of the car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in New York City's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, went on trial Monday after various delays over five years, including pandemic-induced court shutdowns. In...

A-Rod's nephew Dunand HR in debut; Marlins end skid, top SD

May. 08, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Dunand, the nephew of Alex Rodriguez, homered on the third pitch he saw as a big leaguer and then doubled as the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 Saturday night to end a six-game losing streak. Jorge Soler hit his first career grand slam and Pablo...