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Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:34:27 GMT

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Scholars discussing first Spanish capital of Florida in SC

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:30:03 GMT

Scholars from across the nation are in Beaufort discussing the first capital of colonial Spanish Florida, which was in South Carolina, not Florida. This month marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of Santa Elena, established on what is now Parris Island. The site of the settlement was rediscovered...


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Florida's job growth slowed down in March

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:00:05 GMT

Florida's job growth is slowing down although the state's unemployment rate still dipped slightly. State officials say Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in March. That's lower than the national jobless rate of 5 percent. Back in January the state added the highest number of jobs...


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Land mines of the sea: Cleaning up lost fishing gear

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:20:02 GMT

They are the land mines of the sea, killing long after being forgotten. Abandoned or lost fishing gear, including traps, crab pots and nets, litter the ocean floor in coastal areas around the world. Many continue to attract, entrap and kill fish and other marine life in what's called "ghost fishing."...


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5 Fantasy 5 players win jackpot worth $46,008.15 each

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:20:02 GMT

Five "Fantasy 5" tickets had all five winning numbers to each earn a jackpot of $46,008.15 each. The Florida Lottery said Friday that two of the winning tickets were purchased Miami and the others in Vero Beach, Orange Park and Hialeah. A total of 320 tickets matching four numbers won $115.50 each....


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Deputies: Couple found dead in shed outside home near Tampa

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:50:02 GMT

Sheriff's deputies are searching for a handyman hired by a couple found dead inside a shed outside their home near Tmapa. In a news release sent Friday morning, Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter identified the couple as 76-year-old John Englehart and his 73-year-old wife Nancy...


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Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:40:01 GMT

The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland. If he's lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meager harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shriveled yields and worsened...


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Construction expands SunRail 17 miles south of Orlando area

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:40:02 GMT

Construction on the southern end of the SunRail system is underway in central Florida. The project to expand the commuter rail into Osceola County began in April and will be complete in 2018. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1NcGcFa ) reports the 17-mile extension is expected to cost about $186...


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South Florida police officer accused of touching 2 boys

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:50:02 GMT

A South Florida police officer is accused of inappropriately touching two boys. The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested Coconut Creek police officer Daniel Rush on Thursday. He's charged with custodial sexual battery and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. The Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Yx7F5k...


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Kerry says Cuba should let anyone visit via cruise lines

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:50:02 GMT

A Cuban law that bars anyone born on the island from returning by ship is discriminatory and should be eliminated, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Kerry said the policy discriminates against Cuban-born citizens and immigrants and should be eliminated if Cuba's communist government...


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Spokesman: More than 30 dogs rescued from hoarder house fire

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:00:05 GMT

More than 30 dogs were rescued from a fire at what authorities in South Florida called a hoarder house. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Michael Jachles told The Associated Press the fire was reported just before 10 p.m. Thursday in Dania Beach, north of Miami. Jachles says firefighters went...


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Elderly man killed by truck after argument; suspect arrested

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:00:05 GMT

Authorities say they've arrested the man who ran over and killed an elderly man during an argument at a South Florida park. The Broward Sheriff's Office reports in a news release that 26-year-old Kyle Hannover was arrested Thursday. He faces a murder charge. Officials say Hannover and 81-year-old...


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Officials: 34 dogs rescued from Dania Beach house fire

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:00:05 GMT

Officials say dozens of dogs have been rescued from a house fire in Dania Beach. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles tells local media outlets that at least 34 dogs were pulled out of the home Thursday night. He says one dog was dead, while several others were taken to an animal...


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Kerry says Navy ship could have fired on Russian planes

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:00:05 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that under U.S. military rules of engagement, the Navy ship that Russian military jets buzzed in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire. The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook reported that pairs of Russian Su-24 attack planes made numerous...


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Miami Beach fire officials launch new CPR app

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:50:02 GMT

Fire officials in Miami Beach have launched a new app that alerts those who know how to perform CPR that someone nearby needs help. Media outlets report the Miami Beach Fire Department unveiled the PulsePoint Respond app Thursday. The app empowers those who are CPR-trained to provide life-saving...


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Daytona Beach officer fired after testing positive for drugs

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:50:02 GMT

A Daytona Beach police officer has been fired after testing positive for cocaine. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1XyPfkj) police chief Mike Chitwood said Thursday that Bobbie Jo Soloman was fired Wednesday from the department. Solomon served for nearly 19 years with the agency....


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Free electric shuttles to return to downtown Tampa

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:40:02 GMT

Free electric shuttles will soon return to downtown Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/22xHBrF) reports that the city council on Thursday approved spending $560,000 for a demonstration project to create a free electric shuttle service to provide short trips for downtown workers, residents...


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993 kilograms of cocaine seized off Dominican Republic

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:30:03 GMT

Authorities say a South Florida drug task force seized 993 kilograms of cocaine about 95 miles south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports in a news release that South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force took the drugs during...


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SEC and Vermont: Ski resort owners mishandled $200 million

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Vermont on Thursday filed civil fraud charges against owners of two northern Vermont ski resorts, accusing them of misusing more than $200 million from foreign investors intended for development projects in the economically depressed area. The SEC and...


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Trump campaign manager won't face battery charges

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Donald Trump's campaign manager won't be prosecuted for battery after briefly grabbing a female reporter's arm at a campaign event, but prosecutors said Thursday the situation might have been avoided with two simple words: I'm sorry. State Attorney Dave Aronberg said at a news conference there...


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McDonald's stores targeted by protests for $15/hour, union

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:02 GMT

Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union were at McDonald's restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world's biggest hamburger chain. The "Fight for $15" campaign says low-wage employees including airport workers, adjunct professors...


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