Florida

Mom arrested weeks after 2 girls found dead in Florida canal

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. — A 36-year-old South Florida woman has been arrested, weeks after the bodies of her two young daughters were found floating in...

Cuba, Haiti stir fresh political pressures for US president

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WASHINGTON — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing...

Haiti seeks 5 fugitives as president killing probe deepens

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the U.S. government are the latest suspects identified as...

Officiating at a wedding? Prepare, share, get out of the way

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ISLAMORADA, Fla. — When a childhood friend, Ryan Rutledge, called me last fall, he had a request that just about took my breath away. ...

Struck by broken power pole, 4 first responders injured

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VALDOSTA, Ga. — A Georgia police officer and three firefighters were injured after being struck by a broken power pole while responding to damage...

Cuban leaders beef up police patrols after rare protests

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HAVANA — Cuban police are out in force on the country's streets as the president is accusing Cuban Americans of using social media to...

Searchers recover personal possessions from collapse rubble

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SURFSIDE, Fla. — When the body of 4-year-old Emma Guara was pulled from the rubble of last month's Florida condominium collapse, she was wearing...

Company: Insured losses from Elsa could be $290 million

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ATLANTA — A company that estimates damage from natural disasters says insured losses on land from Hurricane Elsa will be around $290 million. ...

Cubans in Miami talk of boating to island to back protests

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MIAMI — The United States Coast Guard in Miami is monitoring any activity aimed at increasing “unsafe and illegal” crossings between Florida and Cuba...