AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at email@example.com. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
MIAMI — Defense Secretary James Mattis and Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend a change-of-command ceremony for Southern Command headquarters. The new commander will be Navy Adm. Craig Faller. By Curt Anderson. UPCOMING: 400 words with AP Photos.
CAPE CANAVERAL — A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown, as anxiety built among those involved in the $1 billion international effort. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 978 words. Landing scheduled for 3 p.m. EST. With AP Photos.
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NEW YORK — Mick Jagger likes a buzz. A natural buzz. The Rolling Stones frontman, who will tour America next spring with his iconic band, says live shows give him a rush that can’t be matched and is the reason that at 75, he still loves touring. Tickets go on sale Friday and the 13 shows will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1265 words with AP Photos.
HOMELESS CAMP-FLORIDA — A tent city of homeless people in downtown Fort Lauderdale is being shut down following years of complaints from businesspeople and unsuccessful efforts to clear the area. Officials in Fort Lauderdale said Monday they want to take a humane approach to clearing out the camp, which houses around 80 people near the main library.
CHILD STALKING — A Florida woman is accused of stalking one child and using another child as a lure to coax the first child outside.
BICYCLISTS HIT-FLORIDA — Police say a distracted driver hit a cycling group along a South Florida road, killing a 53-year-old woman and injuring six others.
POLICE OFFICER SHOT — A police officer was shot in the arm while responding to a call about an armed man standing beside a Daytona Beach intersection.
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after the team’s seventh consecutive loss. Coach Doug Marrone made the decision one day after a 24-21 loss at Buffalo in which Blake Bortles finished with 127 yards passing. The Jaguars had a season-low 107 yards through the air the previous week against Pittsburgh. By Mark Long. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.
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