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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:31 am

MIAMI (AP) — An American awaiting sentencing in the hijacking of a jetliner to Cuba will have to wait a little longer to find out whether the U.S. government will factor in the 13 years he served in prison on the communist island. A defense attorney for Williams Potts Jr. asked today to delay sentencing after federal prosecutors filed last-minute classified documents.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Broward County police officer is contending that Florida Gov. Rick Scott violated the state's election laws. The complaint alleges that Scott broke the law when he had on-duty law enforcement officers stand with him during a campaign event held this week in Tampa.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's incoming Major League Soccer team is suspending four fans from its games until legal proceedings are settled following their arrests during a recent game in St. Petersburg.

The action comes after Orlando fans were arrested following an incident during the Lions' game with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in St. Petersburg last Sunday.

MIAMI (AP) — A judge has sentenced a failed South Florida congressional candidate to seven months in prison for campaign finance violations in a case linked to former U.S. Rep. David Rivera. The judge ordered Justin Lamar Sternad today to serve one year of probation.

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