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The Latest: Protest starts at Florida child detention center

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a protest outside a Homestead, Florida, facility where about 100 immigrant children separated from their parents are being held (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Hundreds are protesting outside a Florida facility where immigrant children separated from their families are being held.

About 100 children separated from their parents at the Mexican border are being held at the Homestead detention center.

Maria Bilbao said Saturday she joined the protest because she came from Argentina and entered the U.S. without permission 16 years ago with her then 9-year-old son, so she understands the fear of being separated from a child.

She called the government's former policy of separating children "disgusting." She said she was a cleaning woman until she became a legal resident last year. She now works for one of the groups that organized the protest.

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4 p.m.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members toured a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead that she and Nelson should have been allowed access Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were refused. She said being told to return four days later prevented them as members of Congress from performing their duty to oversee government operations. She said at most they should have been kept out for a few hours.

Rep. Darren Soto said the decision by the facility's administrators to deny Nelson and Wasserman Schultz access earlier made him wonder what they were hiding. Those three were joined by Reps. Frederica Wilson and Ted Deutch.

Senator, House members tour Florida child detention facility

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members toured a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead that she and Nelson should have been allowed access Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were refused. She said being told to return four days later prevented them as members of Congress from performing their duty to oversee government operations. She said at most they should have been kept out for a few hours.

Rep. Darren Soto said the decision by the facility's administrators to deny Nelson and Wasserman Schultz access earlier made him wonder what they were hiding. Those three were joined by Reps. Frederica Wilson and Ted Deutch.

Senior citizens earn thousands by sharing their homes, says Airbnb

Thousands of senior citizens across the United States are finding a profitable side hustle --- opening up their homes to strangers on Airbnb.

Nearly 78,000 seniors (ages 60 and up) across the U.S. shared their homes on Airbnb in 2017 -- accounting for $700 million in earnings, the company reports.

The typical host earned an extra $7,000 in income a year -- a positive boost for people living on fixed incomes.

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Airbnb is a website that allows people to open up their homes for vacation rentals or short-term leasing. There are over 5 million homes listed on Airbnb in over 81,000 cities.

According to Airbnb’s annual survey, 41 percent of seniors reported that hosting their home has helped them afford to stay in their homes -- places they’ve often lived most of their lives. 

Airbnb states that 45 percent of senior hosts rely on that extra income to make ends meet and spend it on important costs of living. 

Senior hosts are beloved on Airbnb, the company said.

88 percent of trips hosted by seniors last year resulted in 5-star reviews.

Percentage of active listings with senior Airbnb hosts 

New Mexico34%Maine32%Vermont28%Hawaii26%Delaware26%

 

Typical host earnings for seniors by state 

Hawaii$14,000California$11,700Washington, D.C.$10,500Washington$8,700Rhode Island$8,500

Percentage of senior host reviews with 5-stars 

Nebraska93%North Dakota93%Kansas93%South Dakota92%Indiana91%

Teen girl helps blind, deaf man by signing into his hands on Alaska Air flight

A teen girl helped a blind, deaf man communicate on a recent Alaska Airlines flight, according to KIRO.

Dianne McGinness with Alaska Airlines shared the heartwarming story after a passenger on the flight wrote a post this week about the interaction that was shared over 400,000 times.

The passenger, Lynette Scribner, was traveling on the same flight as the teen and man, and was moved to write a post on the touching encounter. 

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Scribner said the man, Tim Cook, was traveling home to Portland after visiting his sister. Cook lives at Portland's Brookdale Senior Living. 

When passengers of the flight realized Cook was blind and deaf, many helped ensure he was comfortable. A man sitting next to Cook gave him the aisle seat and helped with little tasks like opening his coffee creamer and pouring it into his coffee, Scribner shared.

A flight attendant made an announcement asking if a passenger on board knew American Sign Language. Fifteen-year-old Clara Daly, who has studied ASL for the last year, rang her call button.

When Daly learned the man could communicate only if someone signed into his hand, she immediately went to help.

Cook asked Daly questions and she patiently sign-spelled answers into his hand.

Scribner said Daly learned ASL because she has dyslexia, and it was the easiest foreign language for her to learn.

“Clara was amazing,” an Alaska Airlines flight attendant said in the news release. “You could tell Tim was very excited to have someone he could speak to -- and she was such an angel.”

“When (Cook) asked (Daly) if she was pretty, she blushed and laughed as the seat mate, who had learned a few signs, communicated an enthusiastic yes to Tim,” Scribner shared. “I don't know when I've ever seen so many people rally to take care of another human being. All of us in the immediate rows were laughing and smiling and enjoying his obvious delight in having someone to talk to.”

After the flight, McGinness said Cook met a service provider from Brookdale Senior Living at the gate.

Cook said the flight was the best trip he's ever taken.

Daly told her mom she thought the encounter was "meant to be," since her original flight was canceled and she was redirected to Cook's flight.

On Thursday, Scribner added a note on her beloved post: “We are all starving for good news and this was just what we needed.”

Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week.

The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 seat arena that is home to hockey's Florida Panthers.

A flyer posted to XXXTentacion's Instagram page invites fans to "come say your final goodbye."

The rapper was fatally shot in his BMW as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida on Monday. A 22-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder.

XXXTentacion, who sported dreadlocks and facial tattoos, had his second album reach No. 1 in March and had a top 10 hit with "Sad!"

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This story has been corrected to show that XXXTentacion's real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, not Dedrick Devonshay Williams.

‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland

“Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married at an ancestral castle in Scotland on Saturday.

The couple and guests celebrated with an afternoon service at Rayne Church, which is close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle owned by Leslie’s family. 

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Guests included “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke.

Harington wore a morning suit and Leslie donned an ivory gown and veil.

The newlyweds were showered with rose petal confetti as they left the church and drove off in a Land Rover festooned with “Just Married” signs to a reception on the castle grounds.

Harington and Leslie, who are both 31, met in 2012 on the set of the HBO fantasy series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. 

Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in the legal drama “The Good Fight” on CBS.

The bride's father, Sebastian Leslie, said Saturday he was “absolutely thrilled” about the wedding.

“It's an absolutely lovely day for us,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

FL Lottery

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

Estimated jackpot: $212 million

3-6

(three, six)

8-4-6

(eight, four, six)

9-9-5-2

(nine, nine, five, two)

0-7-7-6-5

(zero, seven, seven, six, five)

Estimated jackpot: $40 million

Pick 2 Midday

Pick 3 Midday

Pick 4 Midday

Pick 5 Midday

Powerball

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 5 Midday' game

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

0-7-7-6-5

(zero, seven, seven, six, five)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Midday' game

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

3-6

(three, six)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Midday' game

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

9-9-5-2

(nine, nine, five, two)

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