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FL Lottery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ These Florida lotteries were drawn Sunday:

Estimated jackpot: $212 million


(three, four)


(nine, six, nine)


(five, seven, five, seven)


(seven, four, six, five, eight)

Estimated jackpot: $50 million

Pick 2 Midday

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Pick 2 Midday" game were:


(three, four)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 5 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Pick 5 Midday" game were:


(seven, four, six, five, eight)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:


(five, seven, five, seven)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:


(nine, six, nine)

Democrats hoping to flip House not just trash-talking Trump

BOSTON (AP) - Democrats hoping to flip enough seats to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aren't putting all their eggs in the anti-Trump basket.

Those candidates include Lauren Underwood, a 31-year-old registered nurse from Illinois and part of the Democrats' master plan to regain control of the House.

While Underwood is no fan of President Donald Trump, she said her No. 1 concern - and the top concern of the voters she hopes to will send her to Washington - is access to health care.

Attacking the Republican president hard just isn't necessarily a winning play in Illinois' 14th congressional district, said Underwood, who served as an adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services under Democratic President Barack Obama.

"I don't talk about him that much. He has a higher approval rating than my congressman does, so we talk about our congressman," said Underwood, who's hoping to oust incumbent Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren in a district that narrowly backed Trump two years ago.

Other Democrats aiming to flip House seats say they're also trying to zero in on policy more than the president.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has its hopes pinned on 50-plus candidates looking to upend enough seats - 23 - to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP for the first time in eight years.

Republicans have their own plan to retain control, but Democrats are banking they have more than just both momentum and history on their side.

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck is helping lead the effort to flip the House. The Washington Democrat said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee can assist candidates with a range of tasks - from tapping into a national donor base to aiding with the basic mechanics of building a campaign.

But he warned that trash-talking Trump will get a candidate only so far.

"What candidates ought to be doing is talking about that crowded freeway that they need to get additional funds to widen or additional funds to provide mass transit for, or that lake that is becoming polluted and they need the EPA to step up," Heck said.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is also on the "Red to Blue" list.

Mucarsel-Powell, who came from Ecuador as an immigrant with her mother, said Florida's 26th Congressional District - the state's southernmost district - is one of the most vulnerable for Republicans in the country. She pointed to a 16-point win by Hillary Clinton there in 2016. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo.

While Mucarsel-Powell doesn't shy away from talking about Trump, she says she's more focused on the struggles of local residents.

"They don't have access to health care. They don't have good quality education," she said, adding that tens of thousands depend on the Obama 2010 health care law that Republicans have worked to undo.

Talk of a Democratic blue wave is overblown, according to Matt Gorman, communication director for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

He said the committee - which has its own "Young Guns" program - is raising impressive sums and has battle-tested incumbents who know they're going to be targets.

Gorman said the NRCC is also urging candidates to run on local issues and not focus on the latest headlines on cable new or Twitter. He said polling shows the party is in better shape than many assume.

"This is going to be a fight and certainly we're going to work like we're 10 points down as we do every day, but for the bedwetters out there who are claiming that all hope is loss I would encourage them to actually look at the data," he said. "It's simple math."

Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark, who is also heading up the DCCC's "Red to Blue" initiative, said many candidates she's been working with are more eager to dig into what's on the minds of voters than taking swipes at Trump.

"They're not concerned with talking about Donald Trump as much as they are about talking about how people in their communities want their children to have job opportunities in the communities that they grew up in," Clark said.

While defeating Trump may galvanize the Democratic faithful, the party is still fumbling for a wider unifying message, according to Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University professor and former political media consultant.

And Democrats may have trouble finding issues, local or not, for voters to latch onto in November.

"The problem is that unemployment is low, economic confidence is relatively high, so to tell people you've never had it so bad when compared to eight years ago they've got it pretty good, that's sort of also a tough road to hoe," he said. "The Democrats may have history on the side. The question is A, will they blow it? And B, is Trump such an anomaly that history is being rewritten?"

Roxane Pirayesh, a 32-year-old from Sacramento, California, who works for an education nonprofit, said in the end, the pitch from Democrats has to be more than just an anti-Trump drumbeat - and she's not sure everyone's gotten the message.

"I think that's probably the biggest flaw coming out of the Democratic Party," she said.

The Latest: Pride events in NYC, San Francisco

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on gay pride events (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

San Francisco is wrapping up a weekend of gay pride events with the always colorful Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and March through the heart of the city.

Organizers say as many as 1 million people are expected to turn out for the 48th annual event.

More than 240 contingents, including floats, groups and other participants, are taking part.

This year's theme is "Generations of Strength."

As in previous years, the parade is being led by Dykes on Bikes, San Francisco's venerable group of lesbian motorcycle enthusiasts.

The parade, which takes about five hours to wind through the city, is being broadcast live on San Francisco TV station KPIX.

It will conclude with a Civic Center celebration, where organizers say people can dance, mingle and "celebrate queer San Francisco."


1:30 p.m.

Celebration is mixing with defiance at New York City's annual march for gay pride.

The crowds are packing the streets for the Heritage of Pride march, with rainbow flags out in force.

Onlookers say this year's event feels more like a protest than in past years.

Connecticut resident Olivia Nadler says "people that are oppressed are not going to go away, they're not going to be quiet, they're not going to be ignored."

The march is one of a number of LGBT events in cities around the world.

The marches commemorate the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969.


10:15 a.m.

A New York memorial to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that honors victims of intolerance is opening to the public.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially unveiled the monument Sunday in Hudson River Park in Manhattan. It has nine boulders with pieces of glass installed in them that can act as prisms and reflect rainbows in sunlight. It was designed by artist Anthony Goicolea, of Brooklyn.

Cuomo formed the commission to come up with an LGBT memorial after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead.

The unveiling coincides with annual gay pride marches in New York City and other cities around the world.

The marches commemorate the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969.


10:30 p.m.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King will be one of the grand marshals of New York City's gay pride march as cities around the world hold LGBT pride events.

The marches commemorate the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969. A park across the street from the Stonewall was designated a national monument in 2016.

New York's march will pass by the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village on Sunday before heading up Fifth Avenue.

March organizers plan to honor community heroes, including Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor Emma Gonzales.

In addition to King, the grand marshals include transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil rights organization Lambda Legal.

Florida's chief financial officer pays state for car use

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's chief financial officer reimbursed the state for using a state-owned SUV but only after he was questioned about it.

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis paid more than $4,000 in May for using a state-owned Chevrolet Tahoe. Spokesman Jon Moore said Patronis stopped using the Tahoe in November, but made the reimbursement months later out of an "abundance of caution.

This payment, however, came right after a reporter asked Patronis about state vehicle use.

Politico reported Patronis' payment on Friday.

While using the Tahoe in October, Patronis had an accident in Tallahassee and received a ticket. Patronis was traveling to his political consultant's office to pick up thank-you cards.

Moore said Patronis paid for the repairs.

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach?

In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar just in time for the July 4th holiday.

As of July 1, Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said his deputies will have to start arresting people who put their beach blankets down in front of private homes and refuse to leave.

"We will start enforcing private property rights, which is up to including removing people from the beach," Adkinson said. "We are required by law to treat the beach as if it's somebody's front yard."

To county residents like Dave Rauschkolb, a surfer and restaurant owner, that's just wrong.

"Beach access should be sacrosanct for all. The notion of a private beach is an oxymoron," he said. "After this goes into effect, people can be physically removed from specific beaches, like bouncers at a bar, and to me that's despicable."

Many Florida beachfront homes own the sand down to the average high-water line. Yet in some counties, like Walton, local ordinances allow the public to put out towels and umbrellas, fish and hang out if it's shown that those beaches have been open to the public for decades.

A new state law establishes a process for counties to grant what's called "customary use" access to otherwise privately owned beaches. It goes into effect July 1, when beaches will be crowded in this area between Pensacola and Panama City Beach. Long known as the "Redneck Riviera," this stretch of the Gulf Coast has been an established tourist destination for working-class Southerners. More recently, however, it has captured the interest of wealthy visitors who have built multi-million dollar beach homes.

Democratic state Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole said she sponsored the bill to end legal disputes between local governments and property owners - not restrict beach access.

"I love our state and travel quite extensively," Edwards-Walpole said. "Beach access is a big part of that. The last thing I want to do is restrict my access to beachfront property."

The new law won't change the current rights people have to the beach - except in Walton County.

Unlike two Atlantic Coast counties with similar beach-access ordinances, Walton County's ordinance doesn't follow the requirements of the new law. The county didn't seek court approval before implementing its ordinance and it gave blanket access to all beaches instead of identifying specific parcels of private lands. That' why it will become void.

Now Walton County is gearing up for more fights.

"It's pretty scary," said Theresa Barrett as she prepared to go to one of the county's public beaches. She said there will be more conflicts between local residents and tourists will be driven elsewhere.

"It's going to affect business, it's going to affect property values," said Barrett, who owns a boutique. "They'll definitely go elsewhere. You've got a whole strip of beach in Panama City Beach, you've got St. George Island and all that where they can just pick up and go to those places where they can sit on the beach in peace."

But Bill Hackmeyer and other property owners also want to enjoy their beach in peace, and they say their property values will be affected if anyone can take advantage of the space many paid millions to have to themselves.

Standing on the balcony of his $3.6 million home, Hackmeyer pointed at two people with a beach umbrella among homeowners and renters along the 1,000-foot stretch of beach in front of his gated community.

"Those people are outsiders. I'm pretty sure, but I can't do anything about it until July the first. They're trespassing," Hackmeyer said.

Hackmeyer has already posted signs on the beach notifying visitors that the Viscaya stretch is private property and violators will be trespassing. Folks can walk along the waterline, or at low tide can stake their claim to sand that was wet a few hours earlier, but Hackmeyer plans to ask people to leave the association's beach.

"If we don't reject them, our beach is not going to be our beach. We've paid a lot of money for it, but it's going to be the public's," he said. "Once anybody or everybody comes on the beach, whether you like them or not, it's not exclusive, and property values are based on exclusivity."

Rauschkolb, who has traveled the world to enjoy the ocean, is one of the more vocal Walton County residents fighting for beach access for all.

He's proposed ideas to bridge the dispute, including a beach ambassador program that would help educate people about beach rules.

But the issue isn't going away soon. Walton County commissioners refused to be interviewed for this article, but did issue a press release saying they're going to follow the new law in an effort to give beach access to all.

Hackmeyer is getting ready to fight Walton County again.

"Those people are totally hell-bent on taking private beaches," he said, sipping coffee from a God Loves Republicans cup. "If you let Walton County confiscate private property, we become like Venezuela and Cuba."

Kaka returns to theme park mecca, at least on TV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Brazilian soccer great Kaka may have left Orlando's Major League Soccer team but he's reappearing in the theme park mecca during the World Cup, at least on TV.

Universal Parks & Resorts says Kaka is appearing in a commercial starting Saturday that shows off Universal's most popular attractions.

The commercial shows Kaka dribbling a soccer ball throughout the park and taking a shot at a goal guarded by a Transformer.

Universal says the commercial will air in the United States, Brazil and Mexico for the duration of the World Cup.

Kaka played three seasons with Orlando's soccer team before leaving the team last October and then retiring last December.

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