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Florida city begins removing Confederate monument

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city began removing a 129-year-old confederate monument in a downtown park on Monday. A contractor removed the 8-foot (2.4-meter) tall statue of a Confederate soldier that stood on top of the 42-foot (12.8 meter) high monument in ...

Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for Florida hospitals

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves, worth $1 million, meant for first responders at Florida hospitals. Medgluv, a supplier of medical gloves to the national health care industry, said it received the shipment at its office in Coral Springs on Friday night. ...

Police: Virginia man found in car trunk after crash in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man's car after he crashed on a Miami highway, police said. Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the ...

Florida mother accepts plea deal in starvation death of girl

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida woman avoided a first-degree murder charge by pleading guilty to felony aggravated manslaughter in the starvation death of her 13-month-old daughter in 2016. In accepting the plea deal Monday, Kristen Meyer also agreed to testify for the ...

19-year-old seeks leniency in killing of Jacksonville K-9

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who fatally shot a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 named Fang two years ago faces up to 35 years in prison when a judge sentences him next week. During a two-hour hearing on Monday, the defense attorney for Jhamel Malik Paskel asked Circuit Judge ...

Number of COVID-19 cases ticking up in Miami-Dade schools

MIAMI (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 90 among students and teachers in Miami-Dade County's public schools since classrooms reopened for face-to-face learning, according to the district's dashboard. Some parents and teachers worry that the number is ...

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARCY GORDON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government's ...

Officer faces discipline for wearing Trump mask in uniform

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer is facing discipline after he was photographed wearing a mask promoting President Donald Trump inside an early voting site while wearing his uniform. Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Steve Simeonidis tweeted Tuesday a photo of the officer, saying it ...

Officials fired: Problems with 2nd birth at Florida jail

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Two officials at a county jail in South Florida have been fired following problems surrounding a second birth at the facility in just over a year, authorities said Thursday. The more recent Broward County jail birth took place Sept. 27, nearly three months after the ...

TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of the expected debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, television viewers were left Thursday with what ABC's David Muir called "split-screen America." Biden participated in a 90-minute town hall from ...