Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:54

More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill ...

Coroner: Woman obsessed with Columbine died before warnings

U.S. 05/01/19, 17:17

A Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine school shooting had already died by suicide by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado just days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre, a ...

Update: Kraft ordered to appear as 3-day hearing ends

Sports 05/01/19, 16:34

The Latest on a suppression of evidence hearing in the Robert Kraft prostitution case (all times local):5:30 p.m.Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing by arguing surveillance video capturing Kraft inside a Florida massage ...

Protesters disrupt House session over sanctuary cities bill

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:28

A loud group of chanting protesters disrupted a Florida House session over proposals to ban sanctuary cities for immigrants, limit felon voting rights and other controversial bills.Chanting slogans such as "stand up fight back" and displaying banners that read "strong ...

Florida man arrested in 1972 slaying of N Carolina woman

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:45

A Florida man has been arrested in one of North Carolina's coldest cases: the 1972 slaying of a woman found bound and shot beside her 4-month-old baby.The News & Observer reports 65-year-old Larry Joe Scott was arrested Monday in Bradenton ...

Florida man guilty of leaving threats for Bernie Sanders

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:40

A Florida man has been convicted of leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.Court records show that a federal jury in Orlando found 57-year-old Robert Francis Pratersch guilty Tuesday of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a ...

Massacre defendant’s attorneys want judge to remove them

U.S. 05/01/19, 00:21

The public defenders representing the former student charged with the Florida high school massacre are set to ask a judge to remove them from the case.The Broward County Public Defender's Office will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Wednesday to order ...

Uprising in Venezuela spurs hopes of exiles living in Miami

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:14

Venezuelan exiles in Florida who oppose their country's socialist government are cheering calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó for an uprising in their homeland."Long live Venezuela!" they chanted as dozens of exiles packed a diner in the Miami suburb of ...

Florida lawmakers approve new private school voucher bill

U.S. 04/30/19, 13:41

Florida lawmakers sent Gov. Ron DeSantis a Republican-crafted bill Tuesday to create a new voucher program for students to attend private and religious schools using taxpayer dollars traditionally spent on public schools. The GOP-led House voted 76-39 largely along party lines ...

Florida lawmakers pass bill for Canadian drug importation

U.S. 04/29/19, 20:29

Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper Canadian prescription drugs under a measure the state Legislature sent Monday to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who made it one of his top priorities. With minimal debate, the GOP-led House voted 93-20 and the Senate ...

Sale drops to 0-5 as Rays beat Red Sox 5-2

Sports 04/28/19, 15:05

Chris Sale remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson's two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz's two-run triple in the second as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Sunday.Sale ...

2 orphan manatees from Florida moved to Ohio zoo for rehab

U.S. 04/28/19, 10:32

Two orphan manatees rescued in Florida have been moved to an Ohio zoo for rehabilitation.The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the male calves began their rehabilitation at the Miami Seaquarium, arrived in Ohio this week and eventually will be returned ...

Man who tossed daughter off bridge asks for new trial

U.S. 04/27/19, 18:32

A Florida man found guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago is asking for a new trial.John Jonchuck was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month, despite arguments from his attorneys ...

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