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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

May 20, 2019 GMT

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at ffrisaro@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




DETROIT _ Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima, Washington; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The $12 pizza also comes with mushrooms, caramelized onions and green peppers. By Dee-Ann Durbin.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ President Donald Trump announced last week a wide-ranging immigration plan that would change how certain immigrants would be allowed in the U.S. His proposal includes a civics test for entrance that some critics say could exclude many high-skilled immigrants. Other critics called the idea of a civics exam bizarre and charged that some U.S. citizens even might fail such a test. If adopted, this would not be the first time the U.S. has embraced a physical or mental exam for immigrants seeking just to get into the country outside of becoming a citizen. Here’s a look at how the U.S. used entrance exams on aspiring immigrants throughout history: By Russell Contreras.


MAN KILLED-MOSQUE _ Sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a man outside a mosque in Tampa.

SUPER BOWL-HUMAN TRAFFICKING _ The state attorney’s office in Miami is launching a $1 million campaign to combat prostitution and human trafficking during next year’s Super Bowl.

TEEN’S BODY-MOBILE HOME _ Police in central Florida say they found a teenage girl dead inside a home at a trailer park.

HIT-AND-RUN DEATH _ The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 26-year-old man who they say fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman who was a passenger in his car.


SUSPECTED DROWNING _ Florida officials say a man was found unconscious floating face down near the Gulf of Mexico coast and rushed to a hospital where he died.



DURHAM, N.C. _ For everything Louisville’s baseball program has done in its short time in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there’s one achievement that has eluded the Cardinals — winning the league tournament. Louisville (43-13) holds the No. 1 seed for the third time in five years at the tournament that starts Tuesday at the Triple-A Durham Bulls’ ballpark. But the Cardinals have yet to turn that regular-season success into a tournament title. They reached their first championship game a year ago, losing to Florida State.


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