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  • Poll: Floridians support police body cameras

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two-thirds of Florida voters support the idea of placing body cameras on police officers to record their interaction with the public, according to a poll released Wednesday. Minorities favor the idea by a much greater percentage than white respondents,...

  • Court upholds dismissal of Florida smoker lawsuits

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a lower court that the cases were improperly filed after the...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: Sept. 9 The Gainesville (Florida) Sun on polluted waters: A proposed rule that would clarify what bodies of water fall under federal regulation has created a political firestorm here in Florida, pitting dozens of environmental groups against a...

  • Judge sets trial date in theater shooting

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge set a tentative trial date on Wednesday in the case of a 72-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument in a movie theater. Judge Pat Siracusa set a March 2 trial date and said he wants to move the case along as quickly as...

  • No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $600,000

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $600,000 after no winner claimed the jackpot. Lottery officials said Wednesday two tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $3,397.50 each; 41 tickets won $363 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 559 tickets won $78 each...

  • Florida judge cancels hearing on same-sex divorce

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida judge who ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has cancelled a hearing on whether to grant a final divorce to a gay couple. Attorney Nancy Brodzki says Broward Circuit Judge Dale Cohen wants to allow time for Attorney...

  • $20M federal grant awarded for Everglades project

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20 million grant to elevate a portion of the highway blocking the natural flow of water into Everglades National Park. The money will go toward raising a 2.6-mile section of the Tamiami Trail linking Miami with southwest Florida....

  • Universal Orlando plans to build 5th resort

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A fifth mega-hotel is being built at Universal Orlando. The theme park resort announced the plans Tuesday with Loews Hotels & Resorts, which will build and operate the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed hotel. The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will open in the summer of 2016....

  • Sentencing for ex-Rep. Rivera's close associate

    MIAMI (AP) — A former close associate of Republican ex-U.S. Rep. David Rivera is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws. Ana Alliegro admitted last month that she helped illegally funnel about $80,000 to a previously unknown candidate in the 2012...

  • Clearwater woman dies while diving in Florida Keys

    ISLAMORADO, Fla. (AP) — A 68-year old woman from Clearwater has died while diving offshore in the Florida Keys. Monroe County sheriff's officials said Elizabeth Hoaglin was on a boat trip with friends, scuba diving and lobstering in about 10-feet of water Monday afternoon near Jewfish Channel....

  • Coalition wants Supreme Court to hear map case

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A coalition challenging Florida's congressional districts wants the state Supreme Court to hear their case. The groups, which include the League of Women Voters of Florida, asked an appeals court on Tuesday to send the case immediately up to the state's highest court....

  • 4 candidates chosen as finalists for FSU job

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four candidates are moving ahead in the search for a new president at Florida State University. A FSU search committee on Tuesday voted to choose powerful politician John Thrasher as one of the candidates. The other candidates include former West Virginia University...

  • Sheriff accused of allowing prisoner furloughs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state attorney says a sheriff in Gadsden County, Florida, temporarily released dozens of prisoners — including violent felons — so they could visit family or have private encounters with women. State Attorney Willie Meggs petitioned a judge Tuesday to find Sheriff...

  • Here is the latest Florida sports from The AP

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yovanni Gallardo knows his recent struggles are because he isn't commanding his pitches. Gallardo allowed five earned runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers were beaten 6-4 by the Miami Marlins on Monday night for their 12th loss in 13 games. TAMPA, Fla....

  • Batterson denied bail

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member will remain in jail until his sentencing. A judge denied bail to Richard "Scott" Batterson on Tuesday. He's spent the past two weeks incarcerated after being convicted of two bribery related charges....



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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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