- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

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EL FARO’S LOSS DESCRIBED AS ‘COLOSSAL’ MANAGEMENT FAILURE

Testimony ended Friday after two weeks, during which a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said “few would dispute” that the loss of the El Faro represented a management failure by Tote Services, Inc. The 790-foot El Faro sank after losing propulsion and getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin in October. All 33 aboard died.

KEYS LIGHTHOUSE CUBANS TO REMAIN IN US CUSTODY UNTIL HEARING

A Miami federal judge on Friday ordered an evidentiary hearing to be scheduled for next Thursday. The 21 migrants are on a Coast Guard cutter and will remain under U.S. control for at least the next week. Under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cubans who reach U.S. shores are usually allowed to stay, while those intercepted at sea are generally returned to the communist island.

KATHARINE THE GREAT WHITE SHARK RETURNS TO FLORIDA WATERS

The shark’s satellite transmitter pinged near the Florida-Georgia border on Sunday and then near Daytona Beach on Wednesday. Chris Fischer, founder of the shark-tracking group OCEARCH, says Katharine’s movements over the past two years demonstrate a transition from an immature shark to a mature shark. Scientists believe she might be pregnant.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the warning issued Friday extends across the entire South Carolina coast. The warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast Saturday night. About 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall over parts of coastal Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

MARCO RUBIO SAYS HE WILL SUPPORT TRUMP, BUT NOT CAMPAIGN WITH HIM

Rubio says he will be campaigning with Republican candidates to keep GOP control of the House and Senate. Those candidates include his good friend Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who’s running for Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat, but Rubio won’t be doing the same for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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