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  • Cuban hijacker appeals 20-year US prison sentence

    MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked a jetliner to Cuba decades ago is appealing the 20-year prison sentence he got after pleading guilty to U.S. kidnapping charges. The attorney for William Potts Jr. filed a notice of appeal Thursday. Potts has been seeking credit for the 13 years he spent...

  • National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa reported Thursday that 46-year-old Travis Devall has been charged with 10 counts that include...

  • 2 killed in 4-vehicle crash

    HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly couple was killed in a four-vehicle crash in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 87-year-old Lee Carl Miller had been traveling north on U.S. 19 in Hudson Thursday morning when he attempted to make a left turn. His Ford...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 25

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA JUDGE SKEPTICAL ABOUT FIXING MAP NOW A Florida judge says he's "extremely skeptical" about changing the state's congressional districts before the 2014 elections. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a...

  • Miami Seaquarium fined by OSHA

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citation earlier this month. The citation is considered serious by the federal...

  • 2nd Fla. deputy gets prison in Ponzi case

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A second former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy has been sentenced to prison for falsely arresting a woman as part of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by a disbarred lawyer. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jeff Poole to a year and a day behind bars for a...

  • Bondi, feds team for lawsuit against Fla. law firm

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Wednesday that her office joined with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to file a lawsuit against a North Palm Beach law firm that allegedly scammed homeowners. Hoffman Law Group...

  • Fla. AG obtains injunction against Jacksonville bulldog puppy mill

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a temporary injunction and asset freeze on Wednesday against five Jacksonville residents who allegedly engaged in the illegal importation, breeding and sale of English bulldog puppies. Michelle Lee...

  • VIDEO: Jeb Bush has some solid support in the sunshine state

    Florida loves Jeb Bush, but can he match up against Hillary Clinton?

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Florida judge skeptical about fixing map now

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he's "extremely skeptical" about changing the state's congressional districts before the 2014 elections. During a three-hour hearing that included echoes of past Florida courtroom clashes over elections, lawyers argued over how soon...

  • Broward deputy fatally shoots dog

    TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Broward Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a dog that came at him at least three times. Authorities say someone called 911 Thursday morning regarding an attempted dog bite. The deputy responded and "dodged" the dog several times before firing his weapon. The dog died from...

  • NJ man dies in Fla. Keys diving accident

    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of Kenvil, New Jersey, died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses and his children, ages 15 and 18, told...

  • Fla gets $42M in refunds under new health law

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law. The law requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care. If...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players win $110,105.49 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $110,105.49 each. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that the winning tickets were purchased in Miami Lakes and Miami. The 317 tickets matching four numbers won $112 each. Another...



From the Weekly Standard

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