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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 …


Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway

A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.


Woman charged with threatening to bomb South Florida mosque

A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.


911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” …


Orlando gunman raged against ‘filthy ways of the west’

Investigators Wednesday worked to piece together a picture of nightclub gunman Omar Mateen and his crime and zeroed in on how much his Palestinian-American wife may have known about the …


Searchers find body of boy snatched by gator

Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and …


Terrorist watch list no obstacle to buying weapons, data show

More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics …


UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2016

Obama dismisses Trump comments as more details emerge about Orlando killer

As federal authorities weigh whether to charge the wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, a stern President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump’s charge that Democrats have failed to clamp …


As young man, gunman worked ordinary jobs and got married

He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened …


Victim vignettes: A look at those killed in Orlando shooting

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst …


UPDATED: Sat., June 11, 2016

‘The Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida authorities say `The Voice’ star Christina Grimmie is in critical condition after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando by a suspect who then fatally …


No. 1 seed Florida, rival FSU meet again for trip to Omaha

First baseman Peter Alonso and so many of his Florida teammates vividly remember leaving Omaha empty-handed last season.


Tropical Storm Colin heads out to sea after drenching Florida with rain

Colin headed out to sea Tuesday after dumping as much as 9 inches of rain on parts of Florida, forcing at least one city to pump partially treated sewage into …


Florida AG asked Trump for donation, then backed away from fraud case against him

Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates


Ex-Florida cop charged in shooting of armed black musician

A fired Florida police officer was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician after prosecutors say an audio …


Man who tossed alligator into Florida Wendy’s restaurant gets probation

In a case that a veteran Palm Beach County judge called among the most bizarre he’s ever seen, a 24-year-old man has been sentence to a year of probation for …


World War II veteran recovering after oxygen tank beating

A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank.


Shark attacks injure woman, girl in Florida

Officials said an 11-year-old girl and a 57-year-old woman were taken to hospitals after they were bitten by sharks at separate locations in Florida.


SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications …


Florida’s high court urged to throw out death sentences

Former judges and top legal officials are calling on the Florida Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now on awaiting execution on death row.


Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million

Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages.