Florida man accused of killing mother, dog over videos
Florida man accused of killing mother, dog over videos

Florida authorities say a man claiming to be paranoid killed his mother and their dog and then set their home on fire.

News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

A new study says about once in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to a hospital as an in-patient, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill. The report Thursday from the...

June 8th, 2:45 PM EDT
Florida police: Have you lost an ear? We have it.
Florida police: Have you lost an ear? We have it.

A Florida police department is trying to locate the owner of a prosthetic ear that was found on a beach after a competition.

2 hrs 44 mins ago
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

A new study says about once in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to a hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill.

7 hrs 48 mins ago
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars.

9 hrs 52 mins ago
Officer fired after video appears to show him choking teen
Officer fired after video appears to show him choking teen

Officials say a white Florida police officer who appears to be choking a black teenager on video has been fired.

15 hrs 37 mins ago
K-9 unit demonstrates search and recovery abilities
K-9 unit demonstrates search and recovery abilities

Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season.

16 hrs 41 mins ago
Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage
Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' case against the sheriff he suspended because of his department's response to the Parkland school shooting is largely tied to the inactions of a deputy who failed to enter the school...

17 hrs 45 mins ago
3 teens killed in causeway crash
3 teens killed in causeway crash

Authorities say two teenage brothers and a teenage girl are dead following a crash on a Florida causeway.

18 hrs 37 mins ago
Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records
Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses.

19 hrs 17 mins ago
Man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump's rally
Man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump's rally

Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Donald Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist's hand.

20 hrs 29 mins ago
Boeing is moving space headquarters to Florida
Boeing is moving space headquarters to Florida

Boeing says it's moving the headquarters of its space and launch division to Florida.

22 hrs 5 mins ago
Jeanne O'Laughlin dies at 90; played key role in Elian case
Jeanne O'Laughlin dies at 90; played key role in Elian case

Barry University officials say a former university president who played a key role in the polarizing Elian Gonzalez case has died. Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin was 90.

22 hrs 9 mins ago
Florida man drags officer with car after marijuana is found
Florida man drags officer with car after marijuana is found

A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he dragged an officer who had found marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

22 hrs 17 mins ago
Florida man sentenced for wife's 2012 death in boat accident
Florida man sentenced for wife's 2012 death in boat accident

A Florida man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for a 2012 drunken boating accident that killed his wife.

22 hrs 45 mins ago
Fire on Alabama-Florida line destroys beach condos
Fire on Alabama-Florida line destroys beach condos

An overnight fire near the Alabama-Florida state line has destroyed multiple condominiums near the beach at Perdido Key.

June 19th, 9:54 AM EDT
Florida robbery suspect shoots himself after police find him
Florida robbery suspect shoots himself after police find him

Police say a man suspected of robbing a cellphone store shot and killed himself after officers tracked him down and tried to stop him.

June 19th, 8:18 AM EDT
Florida boy, 2, drowns in pool while watched by grandfather
Florida boy, 2, drowns in pool while watched by grandfather

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Florida after getting out of the house while his grandfather went to use the bathroom.

June 19th, 8:18 AM EDT
Florida company plans to close 3 nursing homes in Nebraska
Florida company plans to close 3 nursing homes in Nebraska

A Florida company plans to close three nursing homes in Nebraska.

June 19th, 6:30 AM EDT
Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'
Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'

President Donald Trump has jabbed at the press and poked the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign.

June 19th, 6:02 AM EDT
Florida man found dead after fire at manufactured home
Florida man found dead after fire at manufactured home

Authorities say a Florida man was found dead following a fire at a manufactured home.

June 19th, 5:42 AM EDT
Parties keep Florida House seats in special election
Parties keep Florida House seats in special election

Two Republicans and a Democrat have taken over Florida House seats previously held by members of their respective parties.

June 18th, 9:06 PM EDT
The Latest: Florida sheriff fights accusations of negligence
The Latest: Florida sheriff fights accusations of negligence

The Latest on a Senate hearing reviewing the suspension of a Florida sheriff who oversaw the Parkland shooting response (all times local):

June 18th, 7:06 PM EDT
Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior
June 18th, 6:30 PM EDT
Woman to be returned to NH to face charge of killing mother
Woman to be returned to NH to face charge of killing mother

A woman arrested in Florida for the fatal shooting of her mother in Goffstown, New Hampshire, is waiving extradition.

June 18th, 5:42 PM EDT
Pence tours Navy hospital ship heading to Latin America
Pence tours Navy hospital ship heading to Latin America

Vice President Mike Pence has toured a U.S. Navy hospital ship launching a five-month medical assistance mission to Latin American countries struggling to absorb hundreds of thousands of migrants from crisis-wracked...

June 18th, 2:50 PM EDT
The Latest: Orlando Sentinel says it won't endorse Trump
The Latest: Orlando Sentinel says it won't endorse Trump

The Latest on planned protests of President Trump's reelection announcement in Florida (all times local):

June 18th, 1:14 PM EDT
Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen
Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

A Florida man who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

June 18th, 1:10 PM EDT
Federal jury indicts Delaware man on 'swatting' hoaxes
Federal jury indicts Delaware man on 'swatting' hoaxes

A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond.

June 18th, 12:54 PM EDT
Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job
Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts.

June 18th, 11:54 AM EDT
Parking lot shooter wants to call sheriff as defense witness
Parking lot shooter wants to call sheriff as defense witness

Attorneys for a Florida man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call as an expert witness the local sheriff.

June 18th, 8:54 AM EDT
Icelandair stops Tampa service over grounded 737 Max planes
Icelandair stops Tampa service over grounded 737 Max planes

Icelandair has pulled out of Tampa International Airport because the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets has left it short of planes.

June 18th, 8:42 AM EDT
The Latest: Trump says Florida re-election rally will rock
The Latest: Trump says Florida re-election rally will rock

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

June 18th, 8:38 AM EDT
Judge: Church must return $2 million from Ponzi scheme
Judge: Church must return $2 million from Ponzi scheme

A judge has ruled that a Florida church and its two pastors should return $2 million in donations they received from a parishioner who stole the money in a Ponzi scheme.

June 18th, 8:18 AM EDT
Florida public defender loses 3 pets in house fire
Florida public defender loses 3 pets in house fire

A Florida public defender lost two dogs and a cat in a fire that destroyed his home.

June 18th, 7:50 AM EDT
Air Force major drowns onboard Caribbean cruise ship
Air Force major drowns onboard Caribbean cruise ship

An Air Force major has drowned while on a cruise in the Caribbean.

June 18th, 7:42 AM EDT
Pasco County Sheriff's Office forms mental health unit
Pasco County Sheriff's Office forms mental health unit

A Florida sheriff's office is creating a new unit to focus on the county's mental health needs.

June 18th, 6:42 AM EDT
Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker
Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

A Florida police officer has been found guilty of culpable negligence for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker.

June 18th, 2:38 AM EDT
Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech
Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform.

June 18th, 1:18 AM EDT
Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020
Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his reelection bid, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once...

June 18th, 12:17 AM EDT
Deputy shoots woman during fight with daughter
Deputy shoots woman during fight with daughter

Authorities say a Florida deputy shot a woman who was fighting with her adult daughter.

June 17th, 4:49 PM EDT
Florida try to block election hacking gets extra $2 million
Florida try to block election hacking gets extra $2 million

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that county elections departments will retain more than $2 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state's voting system.

June 17th, 3:01 PM EDT
Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments
Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

A Parkland school shooting survivor says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made online and in text messages about two years ago.

June 17th, 2:41 PM EDT
4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement
4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

June 17th, 1:33 PM EDT
Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103
Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103

A Florida woman has become a U.S. citizen at the age of 103.

June 17th, 12:41 PM EDT
Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group
Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group

A stretch of road on Florida's Gulf Coast that was adopted by the Ku Klux Klan 25 years ago is now being sponsored by a gay rights group.

June 17th, 10:29 AM EDT
Florida is bucking trend by seeing foreclosure increases
Florida is bucking trend by seeing foreclosure increases

Florida is bucking the trend by seeing rises in foreclosure starts.

June 17th, 9:33 AM EDT
FAMU officials leave school after funds misused
FAMU officials leave school after funds misused

Florida A&M University's chief financial officer has resigned, and two other administrators have been fired, after an internal audit disclosed officials were using unauthorized auxiliary funds to cover expenses in...

June 17th, 8:28 AM EDT
Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight
Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for Republicans, the state was again a bright...

June 17th, 12:20 AM EDT
Louisiana man drowns off Florida Panhandle beach
Louisiana man drowns off Florida Panhandle beach

Authorities say a Louisiana man drowned off a Florida Panhandle beach.

June 16th, 5:32 PM EDT
South Florida divers set Guinness record for cleanup
South Florida divers set Guinness record for cleanup

More than 600 divers scooped up trash from the ocean floor off a South Florida beach, setting a Guinness World Records milestone for largest underwater cleanup.

June 16th, 4:43 PM EDT
Hundreds gather to protest Florida detention center for kids
Hundreds gather to protest Florida detention center for kids

Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

June 16th, 12:39 PM EDT
Florida firefighters rescue 7 stuck on ride
Florida firefighters rescue 7 stuck on ride

Firefighters in Florida rescued seven passengers from an amusement park ride.

June 16th, 12:03 PM EDT
University of Florida wants to embark on a growth spurt
University of Florida wants to embark on a growth spurt

The University of Florida wants to embark on a growth spurt.

June 16th, 11:39 AM EDT
Group bails out nonviolent inmates unable to afford bond
Group bails out nonviolent inmates unable to afford bond

A coalition of religious groups bailed out three Florida men who couldn't afford to pay for their releases from jail after being charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.

June 16th, 10:47 AM EDT
4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch
4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

It was the escalator ride that would change history.

June 16th, 8:23 AM EDT
Woman arrested for disturbing Florida sea turtle nest
Woman arrested for disturbing Florida sea turtle nest

A Chinese woman visiting from Michigan was arrested on a charge of disturbing a sea turtle nest.

June 15th, 5:07 PM EDT
Florida man says he was deceived when he bought land strip
Florida man says he was deceived when he bought land strip

A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot strip of land.

June 15th, 3:42 PM EDT
Advocates seek quick release of migrant kids detained in US
Advocates seek quick release of migrant kids detained in US

Immigrant advocates have filed legal documents to try to force the administration of President Donald Trump to quickly release immigrant children from a Florida detention center.

June 15th, 2:10 PM EDT
Space Coast commissioner under fire for comments
Space Coast commissioner under fire for comments

A Republican county commissioner on Florida's Space Coast described the future children of the head of the local Democratic Party as "litter" and a "scourge on humanity" on social media posts.

June 15th, 10:58 AM EDT
Fans wait hours in line to ride new Harry Potter ride
Fans wait hours in line to ride new Harry Potter ride

Universal Orlando Resort's new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster opened this week, and visitors were waiting in line for multiple hours to ride it.

June 15th, 10:50 AM EDT
Organic fertilizer supplement maker to invest $8M, hiring 25
Organic fertilizer supplement maker to invest $8M, hiring 25

A Florida company that makes organic fertilizer supplements will open a north Mississippi factory, investing $8 million and hiring 25 people.

June 15th, 10:22 AM EDT
Woman finishes opioid awareness walk in Florida Keys
Woman finishes opioid awareness walk in Florida Keys

A South Carolina woman has reached the Florida Keys, completing a 2,575-mile (4,144-kilometer) walk to give attention to the opioid overdose crisis.

June 15th, 3:06 AM EDT
Man gets 10 years in prison for drunken driving crash
Man gets 10 years in prison for drunken driving crash

A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his father.

June 15th, 3:06 AM EDT
Unwanted kiss lawsuit against Trump dismissed in Florida
Unwanted kiss lawsuit against Trump dismissed in Florida

A federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump kissed a former campaign staffer during a Florida rally in 2016 has been dismissed.

June 14th, 9:49 PM EDT

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