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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 ...

Avalanche of early votes is transforming the 2020 election

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS Associated Press More than 17 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The total ...

3 men die, 1 injured at Florida motorcycle club shooting

ORLANDO (AP) — Three men died and one man was injured in an early Friday shooting sparked by a confrontation at a Florida warehouse used by a motorcycle club, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's office says deputies are looking for suspects who may have fled the area in Orlando, but ...

After independent coronavirus test, NBC sets Trump town hall

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci. The announcement Wednesday sets up ...

Bloomberg gives $500,000 to spur Dem turnout in Miami-Dade

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is donating $500,000 to juice Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County, a place where the party must bank a massive number of votes if it hopes to win the pivotal swing state of ...

Trump defends virus record in 1st post-COVID rally

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press SANFORD (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday turned his first campaign rally since contracting COVID-19 into a full-throated defense of his handling of the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans, joking that he was healthy enough to ...

Study: Hurricane Irma caused 400 senior deaths in Florida

TAMPA (AP) — The aftereffects of 2017's Hurricane Irma appear to have killed more than 400 senior residents of Florida nursing homes, a new university study shows. Researchers at the University of South Florida and Brown University concluded that 433 additional patients died within 90 days ...

Louisiana helps inshore shrimpers buy turtle escape hatches

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will help inshore shrimpers buy turtle escape hatches that will be required next year for some boats in the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern Atlantic, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday. The $250,000 program will pay up to 60% of the cost for two of the ...