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 By KELLI KENNEDY    Regional    May 24, 2020

Heading back to the gym? Doctors explain how to stay safe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Are some workouts, like yoga or spinning classes, less safe than others? Should I wear a mask? Do I need more than six-feet apart in cardio classes where there's panting and heavy breathing? There are many legitimate...

 

Nursing homes face unique challenge with coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the...

 

Another Princess cruise ship kept at sea pending virus tests

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of passengers on an additional Princess Cruises ship are being kept on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19. The Caribbean Princess, on a 10-day trip to the Panama Canal, was scheduled to dock in...

 

Tory Burch reinvents power suit, merges pretty and powerful

NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch blurred the lines between masculine and feminine at Sunday's show, reinventing the traditional power suit with a floral print, juxtaposed with tall boots to prove that dressing pretty can still exude power and strength....

 

Orange fireball lighting Florida sky was Chinese space junk

MIAMI (AP) — Conspiracy theorists took to social media in a flurry of excitement Wednesday after a mysterious flying object resembling an orange fireball streaked across the Florida sky. The American Meteor Society reported two dozen sightings...

 

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida...

 

6 killed after fiery crash, fuel spill on Florida highway

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed six people, authorities said. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a...

 

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for...

 

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election....

 

Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 victims killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will each receive $400,000 from a $10.5 million fund. Eighteen of the injured survivors will receive $1.63 million. The Broward...

 

Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he...

 

Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms...

 

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas. The attack at Santa Fe High School is the...

 

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. Just as it has...

 

What's next for Parkland students? Town halls, midterms vote

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham — the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace. This is their new life, traveling the country advocating for...

 

How the Parkland teens are pulling off a worldwide movement

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — They can't buy a beer or rent a car and most aren't even old enough to vote, yet the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest marches in history with nearly 1 mil...

 

Parkland students lead walkouts to protest gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida walked out of their classrooms Wednesday and held a brief rally on the football field before making their way to makeshift memorials for their fallen classmates...

 

Florida's new gun law beset by critics across partisan lines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massacre was nearly immediate as the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and...

 

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people and thrust the huge...

 

For Parkland teen: Back to class, lacrosse _ plus activism

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Like many teens, Casey Sherman was up late the night before, and was running a bit behind for her first day back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She scrambled to find her car keys in a bedroom with pale pink walls,...

 

Final tribute: Slain football coach is hailed as a 'hero'

When Joe LaGuardia heard there had been a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he said he knew in the pit of his stomach that his longtime friend Aaron Feis was doing everything possible to save students. LaGuardia was heading to...

 

School shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of 17 people who were fatally shot at a huge Florida high school in the nation's...

 

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been missed warning signs he was bent on violence. "Im going to be a...

 

Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school...

 

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida...

 

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