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Historic hotel moved through streets of South Florida city

WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — A historic hotel and boarding house had to be parked overnight on a South Florida street during a move because of delays with its relocation. Traffic had to be blocked off overnight Sunday on a street in West Palm Beach, and some light posts were temporarily removed to ...

Police: Car driven by family member hits, kills 2-year-old

WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was struck and killed Tuesday night by a vehicle being driven by a family member, West Palm Beach police said. The crash happened around 8 p.m. in a church parking lot, news outlets reported. Witnesses told investigators the family member ...

Elusive eastern black rail threatened by rising sea levels

By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Eastern black rail a threatened species on Wednesday, but stopped short of the stronger protections some environmentalists were seeking for the elusive bird, now imperiled by habitat destruction, sea level rise, ...

Court documents ask Parkland parents to prove mental anguish

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Parents who sued a school district after their children died in a mass shooting at a Florida high school are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they have suffered mental anguish. The Broward County school district's demand, which is contained ...

Miami-Dade students return to class for 1st time since March

MIAMI (AP) — More than 22,000 students are returning to classrooms in Miami-Dade County on Monday for the first time since schools shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students are the first to return to the Miami-Dade Public School ...

Potty training: NASA tests new $23M titanium space toilet

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's first new space potty in decades — a $23 million titanium toilet better suited for women — is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before eventually flying to the moon. It's packed inside a ...

Judge: Census violated order; demands mass text to workers

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Census Bureau to text every 2020 census worker by Friday, letting them know the head count of every U.S. resident is continuing through the end of the month and not ending next week, as the agency ...

Suspect in fatal Florida shooting at Amazon center arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who is in a hospital recovering from a self-inflicted bulled wound has been charged with second-degree murder in a Tuesday night shooting that left a woman dead at an Amazon fulfillment center in Florida, authorities said. "After shooting the ...

Investigators search Florida landfill in case of missing mom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are searching a South Florida landfill for clues in the disappearance of a woman who has not been seen since her toddler was found wandering alone in an apartment complex parking lot in July, the FBI said. The federal agency did not provide many ...

Florida wildlife refuge to take 30 former circus elephants

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida wildlife sanctuary is building a new, spacious home for former circus elephants. The White Oak Conservation Center north of Jacksonville is expected to welcome 30 Asian elephants to a 2,500-acre (1,010-hectare) refuge starting next year, the center announced ...