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Florida police officer wounded, suspect killed in shootout
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who shot him in the face as the two exchanged fire after a car chase....

Diaz or Taddeo to replace legislator who resigned over slur
MIAMI (AP) -- Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Democrat Annette Taddeo will meet in a special election to replace a Florida legislator who resigned after using a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues....

Gordon Ramsay cooks up unique Florida dish: Burmese python
MIAMI (AP) -- Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay cooked up a unique dish while filming in Florida: Burmese python....

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group....

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday....

Wildlife officials investigate video of boat dragging shark
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida wildlife officials are investigating after a video of men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat went viral on several social media sites....

Florida teen jumps into murky canal, pulls man to safety
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Florida man heard screams from a nearby canal as he changed a battery for a customer at an auto parts store where he works. He stripped to his boxers, jumped in the murky water and pulled the man to safety....

Driver of truck with immigrants who died had license issues
A long-haul truck driver arrested for driving a tractor-trailer so hot and so crammed with immigrants that 10 people died had his license to drive commercial trucks rescinded three months earlier....

Woman killed after being struck by Brightline train
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a Brightline train in Florida....

Fire, evacuation at Miami Beach hotel that hosted Beatles
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An electrical fire at a Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles in 1964 sent guests scrambling to find another place to stay....

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