MIAMI (AP) - A federal appeals court in Miami has tossed out claims against Chiquita Brands International over thousands of Colombians killed in a civil war there. The court says U.S. federal courts have no jurisdiction over Colombian claims that Chiquita had paid $1.7 million to a right-wing paramilitary group at a time it ran large banana plantations in Colombia.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge says he's skeptical about a call to immediately redraw the state's congressional districts before upcoming elections. A coalition of groups is suing the Legislature demanding that districts be changed immediately, but state officials say doing that now would disrupt the 2014 election timetable.
MIAMI (AP) - Almost 1 million Florida residents who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the federal health care law. Federal officials say the refunds will average about $65 per family.
MIAMI (AP) - Federal regulators have issued the Miami Seaquarium a $7,000 fine, saying it allowed trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections. OSHA regulators say trainers worked with a killer whale in and alongside a pool without using physical barriers - and that constituted a "serious" violation.
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