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

Associated Press - July 10, 2007 8:44 AM ET

MIAMI (AP) - The main prosecution terrorism expert in the Jose Padilla trial today endures another day of cross-examination from defense attorneys. Padilla and two co-defendants are charged with being part of a North American cell supporting Islamic extremist groups around the world.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating how a television fell on top of 2 babies in Port Charlotte. An 18-month-old girl is in critical condition and a 19-month-old boy is in stable condition after the weekend's accident. Reports say the two were running around when they hit an entertainment center, causing the TV to fall on them.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man is charged with mutilating the US flag. Police say Donnie James stomped on a flag and rubbed it on his body yesterday. He also dragged it behind a bicycle he was riding. It's against state law to mutilate the US flag.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - 1 of the oldest buildings on Miami Beach is being destroyed -- by its owners. The owners of the coral rock house have battled city officials and historic preservationists for years over its fate. The dispute has centered on plans to restore the house or move it closer to the sidewalk. It was built in 1915.

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