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News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

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MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California. The house was razed in 2011 after U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jose Jimenez did not heed numerous county requests to fix building code violations. Last week U.S. Judge Robert Scola Jr. scheduled a September trial.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says citizens have reported thousands of dead or dying reef fish. FWC scientists confirmed that the red tide organism Karenia brevis is to blame.

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying to FBI agents about his attempts to travel to Africa to join a violent terrorist organization al-Shabab . A five-year prison sentence was imposed last week on 24-year-old Solomon Zaid Alkadhi of Plantation.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - A new National Park Service report says more than 2.5 million people visited the national parks in South Florida last year. According to the report released earlier this week, those visitors spent $206 million in surrounding communities, supporting over 2,700 jobs.

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