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  • Orlando man charged with human trafficking

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 75-year-old central Florida man ran a human trafficking ring by recruiting women prisoners and then using them as prostitutes once they were released from prison. Richard Rawles and two associates were charged with human trafficking for commercial sexual...

  • Bodies of 2 women found along Jacksonville road

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified two young women whose bodies were found alongside a Jacksonville road. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that two people driving by spotted the bodies of 19-year-old Angelia Mangum and 18-year-old Tjhisha Ball and called...

  • Feds release funds withheld during migrant crisis

    MIAMI (AP) — Groups that aid refugees around the country are breathing a sigh of relief as the federal government releases $71.5 million in refugee service funds that it withheld in order to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year. The Department of...

  • Man tries to sneak into wheel well of plane at OIA

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who wanted to get to New York was arrested after he tried to sneak into the wheel well of a plane parked at the Orlando International Airport. Demetrius Hall was charged Thursday with trespassing, burglary and loitering. He was taken to the Orange County...

  • Fla. holds tax holiday on energy-saving appliances

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians can buy energy saving appliances for the next three days without paying sales taxes. The Florida Legislature approved the sales tax holiday earlier this year. The tax holiday starts at midnight on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Florida's sales tax is 6...

  • Steam being used to kill deadly citrus bacteria

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A group of University of Florida researchers are using steam in an attempt to kill a deadly citrus disease that's ravaging the state's groves. Researchers at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences said Thursday they've tented and then enveloped trees in...

  • Census: Floridians better educated in 2013

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of retail workers. The U.S. Census Bureau released new figures Thursday that capture the lives of Floridians last year...

  • Fla. Gov. appoints legislator as utility regulator

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Rep. Jimmy Patronis is being appointed to the panel that regulates Florida utilities. Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday appointed Patronis to a Public Service Commission seat that comes open in January. He also reappointed current PSC commissioner Julie Brown to a new...

  • 2016 could bring a chance for revenge for Crist

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wins his old job back as a Democrat, he could be in a position to seek political revenge against two Republicans whom he once counted as friends and now disdain him. Crist used to call himself a "Jeb Bush Republican," and Bush...

  • Court rules Florida virtual school can sue rival

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state's highest court is ruling that Florida's main online school can sue over trademark infringement. The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state-created Florida Virtual School can sue Virginia-based K12 on its own. Florida Virtual School first sued...

  • Man electrocuted by fallen power lines in Tampa

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was electrocuted by power lines that had fallen behind a Tampa home. Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny says paramedics responded to a 911 call at the home Wednesday morning. Penny says the power lines had fallen between a shed and a fence....

  • Girl involved in bullying suicide plans to sue

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for a 13-year-old girl accused of bullying a classmate have filed notice that they intend to sue Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and his office. The Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1p2ndM4) that the notice says Judd did not have probable cause to arrest the girl in...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CENSUS OFFERS A GLIMPSE OF FLORIDA IN 2013 Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $27 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $27 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Thursday. A total of 16 tickets matched five numbers to win $7,660.50 each. Another 1,368 tickets matched four...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $73,862.46 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $73,862.46 each, Florida Lottery officials said Thursday. The winning tickets were purchased in Deltona, Miami and Lakeland, officials said. The 1,024 tickets matching four...



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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