Trump shooting changes Biden’s strategy to revive 2024 campaign

By Jordan Fabian, Bloomberg News President Joe Biden had just begun to turn the tables in his reelection bid when the attempt on Donald Trump’s life took away his most powerful tool: drawing attention to his opponent’s behavior and second-term agenda. Battered by doubts about his mental fitness and pressure to step aside, Biden fought back on Friday with an energetic speech in Detroit vowing to “shine a spotlight” on Trump — an argument he planned to drive home until Election Day in... Read More

Heat advisory extends to Palm Beach County — and safety alert called for Colombia-Argentina fans at Copa America final

South Florida’s heat advisory has expanded north to Palm Beach County, with “toasty” temperatures expected through Sunday evening, and it’ll remain hot through Thursday, the National Weather Service said. The weather service even urged safety for Colombia-Argentina fans attending Sunday’s Copa America final at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. “Stay weather aware, better to be safe than offsides (sic),” the NWS posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, adding a soccer... Read More

What to know about Donald Trump’s apparent assassination attempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — More details are emerging after former President Donald Trump survived an apparent assassination attempt Saturday, days before he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee. The Secret Service shot and killed the would-be assassin, identified as a 20-year-old from a Pittsburgh suburb not far from the campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. One spectator was killed and two others were critically injured. Here’s a look at what we know so... Read More

Trump sticks to plans to attend RNC Convention after shooting

Miranda Davis | Bloomberg News (TNS) Former President Donald Trump confirmed he’ll attend the Republican National Convention, despite being injured in a shooting at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. “President Trump looks forward to joining you all in Milwaukee as we proceed with our convention to nominate him to serve as the 47th president of the United States,” according to a statement from Trump campaign and RNC officials on Saturday. The four-day convention is likely to come with... Read More

UF position preview: Interior defensive line

A position-by-position look at the 2024 Gators leading up to fall camp: DEFENSIVE LINE What to expect The Gators’ defensive front was a pushover by season’s end, leading coach Billy Napier to fire coach Sean Spencer and hire Gerald Chatman from Tulane. Chatman, 36, has brought energy and high expectations. No player could benefit more than senior tackle Cam Jackson. The 6-foot-6 Jackson was 353 pounds entering the spring of 2023, but ballooned more than 20 pounds to limit his considerable... Read More

South Florida delegates ready to show their passion for Donald Trump at Republican convention. Who are they?

It’s exhausting and exhilarating. It’s speeches and schmoozing. It’s cheering and choosing — or, more accurately, ratifying decisions made by maestros of the political pageant that will unfold around them in coming days. They’re vastly different in background, outlook and motivation. But for all — whether first-timers or veterans — the Republican National Convention is a chance to show unambiguous, full-throated support for Donald Trump’s bid to return to the... Read More

Disinformation swirls on social media after Trump rally shooting

Davey Alba | (TNS) Bloomberg News Moments after former President Donald Trump was escorted off the stage after shots were fired at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, unfounded claims about the event swirled on major social media platforms. The posts, including some written by U.S. politicians holding elected office, claimed without proof that President Joe Biden had ordered an apparent shooting at the rally. Others baselessly stated that the incident was staged, or circulated posts... Read More

Shock and relief cross party lines as past and present leaders react to shooting at Trump rally

By Gary Fields, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders, past and present, expressed shock Saturday night following the news that gunfire had broken out during a Donald Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania — and relief that the former president had survived the attack. Notable officials, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, praised the fast action of the Secret Service and expressed gratitude that the presumptive Republican... Read More

Hurricanes add four-star wide receiver Daylyn Upshaw to top-10 recruiting class

The Hurricanes stayed hot on the recruiting trail Saturday afternoon, picking up a high-level wide receiver. Blue-chip wide receiver Daylyn Upshaw committed to Miami, announcing his decision on social media. “I’m home,” Upshaw wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Upshaw, a four-star wide receiver from Central High in Phenix City, Alabama, is listed as the No. 59 wide receiver and No. 387 player in the nation in 247Sports’ composite rankings. Upshaw chose the Hurricanes over offers from... Read More

Nothing uniform about Cole Swider’s summer as he plays on with the Heat (for now)

LAS VEGAS – An argument could be made that Cole Swider outperformed his contract based on his torrid 3-point shooting in the first of the Miami Heat’s two summer leagues. The problem is that he doesn’t have a contract, and, at the moment, there is no specific path back to a Heat contract. Confused? It’s all part of the NBA’s new luxury-tax aprons, the Heat’s salary structure, and, at the moment, no room to go back to the two-way contact he held with the team last season. Against... Read More