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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 …


No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with SEC title triumph over Florida

With a Heisman-worthy performance from Derrick Henry and another dose of dominating defense, No. 2 Alabama cruised into the four-team playoff with a 29-15 victory over No. 18 Florida in …


No. 2 Alabama’s SEC dominance shows no signs of letting up

Alabama has set the bar high for the rest of the Southeastern Conference.


Florida football coach Jim McElwain regrets outburst

Two days after berating running back Kelvin Taylor on the sideline, Florida coach Jim McElwain expressed regrets about his behavior. “I’m not proud about it and neither is my mother,” …


In brief: Lauren Haeger guides Florida to Women’s College World Series title

Softball: Florida got everything right – except its championship celebration. As the Gators reveled in their second straight national softball title following their 4-1 win over Michigan on Wednesday night …


Michigan forces third game at Women’s College World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY – Haylie Wagner hadn’t started in more than two weeks. She was ready when called upon. The senior threw a complete-game shutout, and Michigan beat Florida and ace …


In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court will decide gay marriage issue

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.


USA suspends Phelps after DUI arrest

SWIMMING: USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships and took away his funding from the sport’s national governing …


Hedrick-Miller combo lifts Broncos

Grant Hedrick threw two touchdowns to Matt Miller and caught one from the senior receiver on a trick play as Boise State beat UConn 38-21 on Saturday afternoon in East …


Beavers top seed

OMAHA, Neb. – Oregon State has proved itself as the best in the West. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee also thinks the Beavers are best in the nation. The …


Stakes higher this time around for UConn, Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas – The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. The Gators have won every game since that loss on Dec. 2 at Connecticut. …


No Cinderellas this year in Final Four

The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove. Florida, the top overall seed, returns to the Final Four …


Florida Rep. Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year’s probation, is taking a leave of …


Massive explosions rock central Fla. gas plant

TAVARES, Fla. — A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent “boom after boom after boom” through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, …


US sues Fla. over disabled kids in nursing homes

MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.


Young Wolverines advance to Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas – Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to …


Free attractions in Florida can help offset hotel, food costs

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The gleaming white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamour and high-end …


Best bet on the Tube

No. 7 Florida has mostly dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning 9 of 10 men’s basketball games by double figures and most of those by lopsided margins. But Florida …


It’s hard to beat Florida when it comes to dog-friendly destinations

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. — Picture this: You’re sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes …


Man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Broward County authorities say the winner of a roach eating contest died shortly after eating dozens of roaches and worms.


Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.

KEY WEST, Fla. — Tropical Storm Isaac rolled over the open Gulf of Mexico today, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana …


Q&A on shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin

Editor’s note: This article contains explicit language. SANFORD, Fla. – The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide …