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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …

Pregnant woman and service dog punched on Frontier flight in Orlando

A 59-year-old man punched a deaf pregnant woman and her service dog inside a Frontier flight upon landing in Orlando on Friday, Orlando Police said.

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Widow of Pulse nightclub gunman who killed 49 acquitted

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday of helping her husband plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward, …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter faces federal trial

Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people in a nightclub in 2016.

Long delays at Orlando airport after battery explodes in bag, causes panic and evacuation

Travelers at Orlando International Airport faced lengthy delays Friday night after a battery exploded in a bag, causing people to panic and the airport to be evacuated.

Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.

It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.

49 victims of Pulse massacre remembered in daylong services

Church bells tolled 49 times, a giant rainbow flag hung from a county government building and the names of the victims of the Pulse nightclub attack were read aloud at …

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself, sheriff says

Multiple people are dead after a shooting inside a business in an industrial park on Monday. Authorities converged on the area and announced that the situation has been contained.

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Man with fake gun at Orlando airport wanted to speak to president

A mentally distressed former Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted “kill me” said he wanted to speak to the president, according …

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Police: Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

A former Marine who was armed with a fake gun attempted a “suicide by cop” Tuesday night during a nearly three-hour standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport, authorities …

Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal

Add Orlando to the list of jurisdictions plagued by potential misdeeds in the crime lab. A fingerprint examiner for the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, who worked more than 2,600 …

Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack

President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer’s fatal shooting captured

Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

U.S. official says Orlando shooter’s widow has been arrested

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was arrested Monday by the FBI, a U.S. law enforcement official told the Associated Press. The official said Noor Salman was taken into …

Puerto Rico police seized guns from alleged airport shooter Esteban Santiago

More than four years before accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago killed five and wounded six others, Puerto Rico police in his hometown of Penuelas confiscated one or more handguns he …

Massive manhunt underway as Orlando mourns deaths of 2 law enforcement officers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside …

Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies

Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …

Owner no longer wants to sell club targeted by mass shooting

The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place says she’s no longer interested in selling the property to the city of …

Gonzaga hopes there’s more magic in Orlando

Orlando has been good to Gonzaga. A neutral-court victory over a ranked foe in the championship game. Blowout wins over coaching giants such as Maryland’s Gary Williams and Oklahoma’s Lon …

Orlando to buy nightclub that was site of mass shooting

The city of Orlando has reached a deal to buy the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million and plans to eventually transform the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …

Pulse gunman calls must be released, judge rules

A judge on Monday ordered the city of Orlando to release audio recordings of the Pulse nightclub gunman talking to police dispatchers and negotiators. But she won’t rule on releasing …

No, that Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze wasn’t crystal meth

A man who was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine is suing the city and the drug-testing kit manufacturer.

Fraud plagues do-it-yourself charities after Orlando

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: …

Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online, police say

A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, …

Alligator bit boy’s head during fatal Disney attack, report says

The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal’s mouth in an attempt to free his son’s head from the …

Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …

Response to Orlando club shooting costs $1.7 million

ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials in central Florida say the cost of responding to last month’s Pulse nightclub shooting by police officers, firefighters, hazmat crews and others comes to more than …

Orlando’s Pulse nightclub has intruders for 2nd night in a row

Orlando police say the Pulse nightclub had intruders on its property for a second night in a row.

Ernest Fokes: We are increasingly desensitized to violence

Fewer persons are killed and it doesn’t make the national headlines, but 49! Our nerve cells are awakened and a new level of stimulation is obtained.