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Judge extends voter registration in battleground Florida

A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter registration until Oct. 18 in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew.


Hurricane threatens some of South’s most storied cities

Hurricane Matthew spared Florida’s most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South’s most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage …


Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew spun dangerously close to Florida’s Atlantic coast Friday morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain that left more than 476,000 without …


Florida closes schools, South Carolina orders evacuations as Hurricane Matthew nears

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the East Coast. Further …


Dangerous Hurricane Matthew nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached …


Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking

An engine fan blade on a Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing last month broke off and the stub of the blade showed signs of …


Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG

Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed …


Trump says he never discussed $25,000 donation with Florida attorney general

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that he “never spoke to” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about a $25,000 donation from his foundation to a group with connections to …


Steve Spurrier throws Usain Bolt’s ‘To The World’ pose after honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After having Florida Field named after him and then leading 90,000 rain-soaked fans in a pregame cheer, Steve Spurrier did something no one could have seen coming. …


Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida

The storm bearing down on Florida’s northwest coast strengthened into Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane to strike Florida in 11 …


Mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach

For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes trapped in a zone where Zika virus is being actively transmitted have tested positive for the virus.


Accused face-biting killer regains consciousness, sheriff says

Investigators say a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband’s face has regained consciousness.


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, …


Four new Zika cases in Miami, Florida governor announces

Florida’s governor has announced four new cases of Zika virus infection that health officials believe were spread by mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood.


Deadly weather system strengthens, now Tropical Storm Earl

A weather system that already has caused at least six deaths in the Dominican Republic has been designated as Tropical Storm Earl.


Zika in part of Miami prompts CDC warning for pregnant women

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and get tested for the virus if they’ve visited the neighborhood since mid-June, after the number …


Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two dead and at least 17 wounded, officials said Monday. It was …


Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged

Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, …


CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito

MIAMI – Health officials in Florida were investigating Wednesday what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed that a …


Clinton expected to reveal VP choice in Florida

Hillary Clinton will likely announce her running mate in Florida on Friday, the same day she is scheduled to visit Orlando and Tampa. When asked if the choice would be …


Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida

The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that’s exactly what it is.


Four arrested in accused killer’s courtroom escape

Four people are under arrest for allegedly helping a murder suspect escape from a Florida courtroom but the suspect remains at large.


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.


Cubans land at southernmost landmark in Key West, police say

Police in Key West say Cuban migrants landed early Wednesday at a tourist attraction marking the southernmost point in the continental United States.


Feds seek Autopilot data from Tesla in crash probe

DETROIT – Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that …


Jon Bon Jovi joins wedding band for ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

MIAMI – Jon Bon Jovi was a reluctant singer at a Florida wedding last weekend. Videos show the rocker sheepishly taking the microphone after a wedding band led by singer …


Authorities revise death toll in Florida crash to 4 killed

Florida Highway Patrol officials on Sunday revised the number people killed when a bus carrying Haitian farmworkers and a tractor-trailer collided in the Panhandle, putting the latest death toll at …


Florida authorities say 5 dead, 25 injured in Florida crash

The Florida Highway Patrol says four people were killed and 24 were injured when a bus and tractor trailer collided on a highway in the Panhandle.


Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Omar Mateen’s mosque

An Islamic group says a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended.


Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system died in a collision …