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Tropical storm warnings for US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Islands in the northern Caribbean braced Tuesday for the storm that could be Fred. The National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where forecasters expected the potential cyclone to strengthen Tuesday ...

Miami orders residents to evacuate 8-story condo building

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of an eight-story condo building in Miami were ordered to evacuate after the building was deemed "unsafe" by city officials. On Monday night, some six weeks after 98 people died in the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in nearby Surfside, residents of the 138-unit ...

Deputies: 1 dead following small plane crash into lake

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — At least one person is dead after a small plane crashed into a Florida lake on Monday, officials said. Deputies responded to Lake Weir shortly after noon, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office Facebook post. Investigators have declared one person deceased, but ...

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the law appears unconstitutional and won't likely hold up in court. The "vaccine passport" ban signed into law in May ...

Florida capital schools go against DeSantis, require masks

MIAMI (AP) — The superintendent of the school district in the capital of Florida said Monday that he decided to require masks amid an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fueled by the delta variant — despite attempts by the governor to deter schools from enforcing such a ...

DeSantis doubles down as Florida again breaks COVID record

By TERRY SPENCER, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Tuesday as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, insisting that the spike will soon abate and that he will not impose any business ...

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry’s parent over Israel boycott

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The ...

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes. A union survey supports what airlines and ...

Family: Last victim ID’d in Florida condo building collapse

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle of the night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing ...

Small plane pilot makes emergency landing on I-10

MILTON (AP) — A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said. No one was injured when the planed made an emergency landing around 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Milton in Florida's Panhandle, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news ...