News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also finds odds of getting such a bill can be much higher depending on what state you live in. Congress and the Trump administration are moving to close the loophole, with a Senate panel scheduled to vote on legislation next week.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the median age in the U.S has increased by a year to 38.2 years from 2010 to 2018. The date released Thursday comes as many baby boomers have been hitting the retirement age in recent years.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Organizers of a protest rally against President Donald Trump's reelection bid in Orlando say his policies are an affront to the city's gay community and large Puerto Rican population. Hundreds of Trump opponents rallied Tuesday night outside a gay nightclub. In a rebuke to Trump administration policies, the rally featured performances by a mariachi band and a drag queen, speeches by a transgender woman and women who had abortions and the appearance of a blimp of a scowling Trump in a diaper.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - 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. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted.
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.