‘Am I next?’ Delray Beach tennis star Coco Gauff asks about killings of black Americans

Cori “Coco” Gauff of the U.S. reacts during her second round match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. In the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, Gauff is speaking about about the killing of African Americans.(Lee Jin-man/AP) ... Read More

South Florida joins protests against police violence

The largest of the protests Saturday may have been in Miami, where hundreds of people gathered at the Torch of Friendship monument on Biscayne Boulevard at 3 p.m. before marching down Third Street, away from Bayfront Park. By 5 p.m., the protesters had completed a looping route and returned to the monument, weaving through traffic on Biscayne Boulevard while chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd,” the name of the black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis,... Read More

SpaceX launch live updates: NASA coverage of historic astronaut launch begins

News photographers set up remote cameras as the Crew Dragon capsule sits on top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Friday, May 29, 2020. The second launch attempt of the Demo-2 mission is scheduled for Saturday at 3:22pm. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) ... Read More

Florida’s unemployment benefits system is improving, but some states are doing much better at paying claims

“There are still people coming to my inbox — hundreds of people that don’t have any revenue coming in and they applied in March,” said Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, “They’re doing everything right so the governor’s rhetoric just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t accurately reflect what’s happening on the ground whatsoever.” ... Read More

Florida starts preparing to comply with felon voting decision despite pending appeal

A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle has acknowledged he is unlikely to have the last word, expecting the administration of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, above, to launch an appeal.(Steve Cannon/AP) ... Read More

Coronavirus testing starts at some Home Depot and Publix locations, DeSantis says in West Boca

“These sites are not meant for people who feel sick,” Moskowitz said. “If you feel sick, you have symptoms, we’re not asking you to come drive here. We want you to go to the testing sites we’ve set up. But if you’re out shopping, if you’re out back in society, and you just want to get a test, you want to know for sure. … That’s the whole point of these sites.” ... Read More

As ex-Minneapolis officer arrested on murder charge, protesters at his Orlando-area home demand justice for George Floyd

Protestors yell outside a home in Windermere, Florida, on Friday, May 29, 2020, The home is owned by Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd before his death. The video has sparked a national outcry. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) ... Read More