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Man guilty in death of former girlfriend's son
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa Bay area man has been convicted in the death of his former girlfriend's toddler son....

Push for in-state tuition break in trouble
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Despite support from leading Republicans including Gov. Rick Scott, a push to offer a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally appears doomed again this year....

Rubio, Nelson urge sanctions against Venezuela
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are calling on the Obama administration to enact sanctions against Venezuela....

Former FAU officer guilty of escort murder
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida Atlantic University police officer faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of killing an escort....

NJ man sentenced for $200M fraud faces new charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man who was sentenced less than two months ago for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme has been indicted on new charges....

Indiana man gets 65-year sentence in 2002 killing
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana man already facing the death penalty for killing a family friend was sentenced Thursday to 65 years in prison for a Florida woman's 2002 slaying....

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life....

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
MIAMI (AP) -- The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents....

Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state....

1 student injured in South Florida school stabbing
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida high school student has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he stabbed another student....

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