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More than 200 Florida students quarantined due to COVID-19

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A Florida school district has quarantined 231 students from two high schools, citing exposure to the coronavirus. Martin County School District said Tuesday that the students at South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida, and Jensen ...

Carnival Corp. hacked; guest and worker information accessed

By Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. says it was the victim of a ransomware attack that likely got some personal information about the cruise company's guests and employees. The attack was first detected Saturday. The attack accessed an encrypted portion of technology systems for ...

Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels turned himself in to the jail in nearby Jacksonville on a felony charge of ...

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont's history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors' money. Ariel Quiros, 64, the former ...

Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida

PALM BEACH (AP) — President Donald Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice. Ballots were mailed on Wednesday to both the president and First lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort, which Trump lists as his ...

Philadelphia won’t send kids to nonprofit after report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has stopped sending local children to facilities operated by a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century. Several City Council members have also demanded that ...

Health officials: 7 new cases of West Nile virus in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Thirty three Miami-Dade County residents have now been infected with the West Nile virus, health officials said. On Thursday the county's Florida Department of Health said seven additional residents have contracted the mosquito-borne illness from local transmission. The ...

Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 stores

By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after 112 years in business, and announced that it will close most, if not all, of its 280 stores. "The combined effects of a challenging retail ...