Florida

Associated Press
August 30, 2018 - 8:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a sign that the next 10 weeks could eclipse past campaigns in the nation's largest political battleground, Florida's race for governor swiftly became heated and personal after the surprising primary victories of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 29, 2018 - 12:17 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida governor campaign says his comments about Democrat Andrew Gillum that have drawn criticism were directed at Gillum's policies and not...
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Associated Press
August 29, 2018 - 8:20 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground...
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(Robert Markowitz/NASA via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:42 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. A NASA spokeswoman says his departure is effective Friday and that he is...
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Associated Press
August 27, 2018 - 8:19 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A champion gamer's decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition — killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself — has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. "It's very clear that we need to be more...
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Pinellas, Fla., County Sheriff's Office via AP
August 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm
By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been...
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dreamstime
August 07, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt...
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dreamstime
July 16, 2018 - 3:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Greg Sankey has opened the league's annual preseason media gathering by bragging about the conference's national championship success. It was a good time and good setting to make the boast. Two league members, Alabama and Georgia, played for...
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dreamstime
June 01, 2018 - 4:40 pm
By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge ruled that a Florida police officer must stand trial for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist. Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer ruled Friday that fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja isn't protected by...
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(Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
May 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
By TAMARA LUSH and REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, approached the northern Gulf Coast carrying brisk winds and heavy rain...
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