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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
CORAL GABLES — She’s been president of two major universities. She served as President Bill Clinton’s Health and Human Services secretary for eight years. Now, at age 77, Donna Shalala is embarking on a new adventure: a Democratic run for the U.S. House. The Miami-area District 27 seat, long occupied by retiring moderate Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is viewed as one of the best chances nationwide for a Democratic pickup in the party’s quest to win House control from the GOP. By Curt Anderson. SENT: 621 words with AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail comes as several media outlets reported Thursday that federal prosecutors have granted immunity to National Enquirer chief David Pecker, potentially laying bare his efforts to protect his longtime friend Trump. By Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 845 words with AP photos.
JUDGE THREAT-TRIAL — It took a jury just 30 minutes to find a Florida man guilty of threatening to kill a judge who ruled against him in his custody case.
FLORIDA PRIMARY — The number of Florida voters who have already cast ballots keeps rising. More than 1.5 million people have voted so far.
FATAL SHOOTING-TODDLER — Two Florida teens have been sentenced to life in prison for a 2016 drive-by shooting that left a toddler dead.
JUDGE RETIRES-RACIAL SLUR — A Florida judge abruptly retired after calling a black defense attorney “a gorilla” during a court hearing.
COLD CASE-RAPE ARREST — The re-testing of DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a man in Louisiana for a rape in Florida more than 30 years ago.
DEPUTY-CHILD PORN — A Florida sheriff’s deputy is facing multiple charges relating to child pornography.
BORDER PATROL AGENT-BURGLARY — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer chased away a burglary suspect outside her South Florida home and shot back at him when he fired at her.
LOUISIANA MANATEES — Louisiana is warning boaters to watch out for manatees, threatened marine mammals which have migrated from Florida across the Gulf Coast.
FATAL ROBBERY — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in a fatal robbery.
LIVE WIRE DEATH — Authorities say a Florida man who was severely burned while practicing Parkour has died.
TAMPA — Coaches Dirk Koetter and Matt Patricia take an extended look at most of their starters when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions meet in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
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