Florida

Associated Press
November 19, 2018 - 9:24 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S...
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November 17, 2018 - 6:41 am
By TERRY SPENCER and DAVID FISCHER , Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For months, members of the panel investigating Florida's high school massacre have called the sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the campus "a coward" for hiding and not rushing inside in an attempt to stop the shooter...
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Associated Press
November 16, 2018 - 10:24 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A hand recount began Friday in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast. Under state...
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Associated Press
November 15, 2018 - 9:11 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge early Thursday ordered that voters in Florida be given until this weekend to fix their ballots if they haven't been counted due to mismatched signatures. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker came just hours before a 3 p.m. deadline counties have to...
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Associated Press
November 14, 2018 - 8:18 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new problem complicated Florida's ongoing recount battle as lawyers headed back to court on Wednesday: Palm Beach County's tallying machines have overheated, causing mismatched results with the recount of 174,000 early voting ballots. Now workers are re-doing that...
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November 10, 2018 - 9:22 am
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while...
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November 09, 2018 - 3:42 pm
By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, but this year there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots like in 2000. And no angry mobs in suits — at least not yet. The deeply purple state will learn Saturday...
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(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
November 03, 2018 - 7:39 am
By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that...
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October 20, 2018 - 10:46 am
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JAY REEVES , Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — It's the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. More than a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way...
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(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:40 pm
By DAVID GOLDMAN and JAY REEVES, Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, his wife...
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