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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.


Florida GOP official under fire after Monica Lewinsky comment

In a presidential election in which the Republican front-runner commented on the size of his – well, you know – Broward’s GOP chairman has taken the level of discourse to …


Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise

Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the …


Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now

The Florida Supreme Court is suspending the state’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.


Scientists predict average hurricane season, with 12 named storms

The year’s hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a …


Trump campaign manager won’t face battery charge

Donald Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a misdemeanor battery charge after prosecutors determined there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him of forcibly grabbing a female reporter, according …


Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case.


Vulnerable GOP freshman doesn’t rule out voting for Clinton

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman from Florida’s 26th District, has already said he wouldn’t vote for GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the general election. When asked if that meant he …


San Diego State, George Washington advance to NIT semifinals

Trey Kell tied a career high with four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to help No. 2 seed San Diego State beat Georgia Tech 72-56 Wednesday night in the …


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. – Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, and soon stop making them perform theatrical tricks. SeaWorld’s 29 …


Trump’s name not left off ballot, Florida officials confirm

Florida election officials said Tuesday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s name was not left off ballots in a town in south Florida, despite a small number of voter complaints.


Forget favorite candidates, some people voting strategically

The notion of strategic voting – in a way, playing amateur political scientist – is now front and center in Ohio and Florida, which award winner-take-all delegates in the Republican …


SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill

SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.


Gov. Scott signs into law overhaul of Florida death penalty

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving ahead with an overhaul of the state’s death penalty law.


Florida judge dismisses birther lawsuit against Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON – A Florida judge is dismissing a suit demanding that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz be taken off the March 15 ballot in Florida’s GOP primary …


Future Super Bowl sites to be decided in May

Sites for the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be decided at the NFL owners’ meetings in May in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Three girls charged with putting red pepper in teacher’s soda

Three 12-year-old girls in Florida are facing charges after they allegedly poured red pepper into a middle school teacher’s soft drink.


Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

A Florida couple has cashed in the second of three winning tickets from last month’s $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.


No. 17 Michigan routs No. 19 Florida in Citrus Bowl

Jake Rudock shrugged off an injury and threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns as No. 17 Michigan’s offense overwhelmed No. 19 Florida during a 41-7 victory Friday in the …