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  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled.

  • No tickets win $2 million Lucky Money jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four numbers plus the Lucky Ball to win the new "Lucky Money" game. Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday that eight tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $2,643 each; 52 tickets won $889 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number;...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. DELAY GRANTED IN RESENTENCE OF FLORIDA TERROR PLOTTER A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges....

  • No Fantasy 5 players pick all 5 winning numbers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot. The Florida Lottery said Wednesday that 205 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. Another 7,504 tickets matching three numbers won $26.50 each, and 78,193 tickets won a Quick Pick...

  • Delay granted in resentence of Fla. terror plotter

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Tuesday delayed Padilla's sentencing from Aug. 4 until Sept. 9. Federal prosecutors and Padilla's...

  • 2nd trial begins in case of slain infant

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been selected and a trial underway for a man accused of killing a 3-month-old baby by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle. Richard McTear is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Emanuel Wesley Murray, the son of Jasmine Bedwell, McTear's...

  • Palm Beach County jail to ignore ICE detainers

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County is joining the growing list of counties refusing to follow federal demands that it detain people for an extended period who have questionable immigration status. The sheriff's office announced Tuesday that it would immediately stop holding people...

  • Program draws Miami girls into computer sciences

    MIAMI (AP) — Fixing gender imbalances in the tech industry won't happen overnight, but some 40 Miami girls are looking to give it a try. The high school students are spending their summer learning to code in an intensive workshop. The program from the Verizon Foundation and the nonprofit...

  • Police say Florida St professor was shot in head

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor found at his home after an attack last week was shot in the head before dying at the hospital. Spokesman David Northway says there are no suspects, and the department continues to ask for tips from the...

  • Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement,...

  • Fla. sues for $20M from failed Digital Domain

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars provided to the failed Digital Domain film visual effects company. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Department of Economic Opportunity in St. Lucie County Circuit Court...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    July 18 Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, on redistricting verdict: The 5th Congressional District that U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown represents extends snakelike from Jacksonville to Orlando. When the Florida Legislature drew new congressional district maps following the 2010 census,...

  • Police: Boy killed in crash, did not fall from car

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a 4-year-old boy initially believed to have fallen from a vehicle instead was the victim of a crash. Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said Tuesday that surveillance video from two cameras does not show how the child ended up in the road outside his...

  • SunRail takes initial steps to extend to airport

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Transportation has begun the process to eventually extend central Florida's new commuter train to Orlando International Airport. Officials representing SunRail said Monday during a presentation to members of the Central Florida Commuter Rail...

  • Panhandle homicide suspect captured in Alabama

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama. The Bay County Sheriff's Office tells The News Herald (http://bit.ly/1kPC6zo ) that Derrick Ray Thompson was taken into custody without incident early...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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