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Baby manatee, mother rescued after being stranded by Hurricane Hermine

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Florida mom blames poor supervision for daughter's death
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A 10-year-old north Florida boy will remain in custody after appearing in court to face an aggravated manslaughter charge in the death of his young cousin. Following Thursday's hearing in Ocala, 2-year-old Journee Blyden's mother told The Ocala Star-Banner ( ) she feels sorry for the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ocala Florida Star-Banner Family Florida Death The Washington Times Manslaughter Robyn Tomlin
After convention stumble, Melania Trump vanishes from the campaign
It was late July when voters last heard from the potential first lady of the United States. Melania Trump delivered her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and then later stood with her husband, balloons dropping, waving to the crowd in what is starting to feel like a premature farewell to the campaign trail.
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Florida jail deputy accused of sexually assaulting girl
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in north Florida say a jail deputy is accused of sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl. The Gainesville Sun ( ) reports 34-year-old Donald A Dixon was charged with sexually assaulting a minor and using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child for ...
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Florida man charged with murder in road rage incident
MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 57-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting another man during an apparent road rage incident in South Florida. Miami-Dade police say Andres Diaz was arrested and charged with second-degree murder charge on Tuesday. In a news release, police said Diaz is accused of shooting ...
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Trees by the ton: Hermine leaves a heavy load in Fla.
A week after the category 1 storm shredded Tallahassee’s iconic oaks and pine trees, a 2,200-ton mound of tree debris continues to grow at t...       
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Fisher Island Club’s fees push out the old guard
The club bumped up membership fees so much this summer that we hear some of the old guard didn’t have the funds, or simply refused, to pay.
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Friday's forecast: Eastern heat, rainy Plains
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
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USTA: Miami Open move to Orlando campus possible in future
NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. Tennis Association official says it is "within the realm of possibility" that the joint ATP-WTA tournament in Key Biscayne could move at some point in the future to the new USTA National Campus in Florida. Kurt Kamperman, the USTA's chief executive for community tennis, ...
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NASA spacecraft heads off to asteroid to bring back samples
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is on its way to the space rock Bennu (BEHN'oo).
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FBI: Man linked to Pulse-style attack threats against LGBT community arrested

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Man gets life sentence for killing wife
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife. The Pensacola News Journal ( reports that 46-year-old Richard Kline was sentenced Friday. A jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder, following an April trial that resulted in a hung ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Life imprisonment Pensacola Florida Florida Panhandle Florida Jury English-language films Death
Bill Clinton stumps in Orlando for his wife
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former President Clinton is stumping for his wife in Orlando, a day after Hillary Clinton campaigned in Tampa. Clinton's appearance at a neighborhood center in Orlando on Wednesday underscores the importance of Florida's Interstate 4 corridor in the presidential race. The I-4 corridor from Tampa to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Florida Daytona Beach Florida Orlando Florida President of the United States Interstate 4 Bill Clinton Volusia County Florida Lakeland Florida
Conference committee tries to break oil spill deadlock
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A conference committee will make a last-ditch effort to break a legislative deadlock on how to use Alabama's settlement money from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The committee will meet Wednesday morning to try to broker an agreeable compromise between sharply divided ...
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Train carrying ethanol derails in South Florida
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a train carrying ethanol has derailed in South Florida. Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles tells news outlets that nine of the train's 20 cars derailed Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Port Everglades. There were no injuries reported. Jackhles ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Florida South Florida metropolitan area Fort Lauderdale Florida Broward County Florida Everglades Washington D.C. Sodium Railroad car
Disbarred attorney arrested on warrant after lawsuit
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A disbarred attorney, whose clients have accused her of embezzling $1.5 million of their money, has been arrested after failing to come to a court hearing in a civil lawsuit against her. The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that Julie Kronhaus was arrested Tuesday after an ...
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Take the Chargers and the points, in overrated road test
The Wildcat returns for his 20th season in The Post. Including the 1997-2015 seasons in the Bettor’s Guide, Cat’s record in print stands at 546-462 (54.1 percent) against the spread. Saturday Northern Illinois (+15) over SOUTH FLORIDA: Visiting Huskies got caught at altitude at improving Wyoming, and wore down in triple-OT tilt which didn’t end...
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Baltimore County schools without air conditioning to close Friday
Baltimore County public schools without air conditioning will close Friday when temperatures are forecast to hit 93 degrees and the heart index could reach 101. School officials announced Thursday afternoon the second-straight day of closures for the schools without air conditioning. Temperatures...
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Lawyer suspended for 91 days in Miami athletics probe
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from practice for 91 days for her actions in the NCAA investigation of University of Miami athletics. The court Thursday agreed to the Florida Bar recommendation in the case of attorney Maria Elena Perez. She was accused of violating ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Florida United States Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States Jury Bush v. Gore Law
Day care worker arrested in child biting case in Florida
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Florida deputies have arrested a day care worker after a toddler was bitten several times by another child. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says 23-year-old Caci Burke was responsible for about six children at J's Bright Learners day care center. Burke put children to sleep ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Bradenton Florida Sheriff Coroner
Watch: College Football Show Week 2
Join our team – Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau – for the Detroit News College Football Show.        
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The College Football Show: Week 2
Join our team – Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique Chengelis and Matt Charboneau – for the Detroit News College Football Show.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Michigan State University College football Michigan Associated Press Football Florida Mark Dantonio
Turkish tourist killed in Orlando's tourist corridor
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Turkish tourist on his honeymoon was killed during an armed robbery in front of his wife in the heart of Orlando's tourist district. Authorities say 52-year-old Osman Darcan died early Thursday from multiple gunshots fired by a robber who was trying to steal his wife's ...
101 points by The Washington Times | United States Robbery Crime Theft Piracy English-language films Florida Tourism
Death to life: Florida reduces disabled murderer's sentence
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is reducing the sentence of a death row inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it to reconsider his intellectual abilities.
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Mets explain why Tim Tebow signing isn’t a stunt
ATLANTA — Tebow Time for the Mets begins in 10 days. What Tim Tebow can be on a baseball diamond is unclear, but the former Jets and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will begin finding out Sept. 18 when he reports to the Mets’ instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 29-year-old Tebow signed a...
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Face-biting suspect's dad believes son was poisoned
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face said his son's condition is deteriorating.
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Mets' Tim Tebow to miss couple days a week for SEC Network gig
Tim Tebow is serious about committing to baseball — and the SEC Network.
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Florida authorities say Iowa man admits 14-year-old slaying
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man has confessed to a 14-year-old South Florida slaying and is now charged with murder. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that 38-year-old Joshua Odom walked into a police station last month in Des Moines, Iowa, and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Florida metropolitan area Broward County Florida Fort Lauderdale Florida Florida Wilton Manors Florida Capital punishment Iowa Pompano Beach Florida
Florida toddler bitten more than a dozen times at day care
The doctor at the hospital told the child's mother that the marks looked as if he had been bitten by another child.        
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Not so magic: Disney World starts scanning fingers of kids ‘as young as 3’
Children in Orlando, Florida as young as three may get a little Disney magic right at the entrance to the park, as they will now be required to have their fingers scanned, local media reports. The anti-fraud measure has been slammed as a violation of privacy on social media. Read Full Article at
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What to know about Tim Tebow and the Florida Instructional League
The former Jets quarterback is headed to Port St. Lucie — three hours southeast of Gainesville, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 at the University of Florida — as the Mets’ newest free agent.
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New York Mets sign Tebow to minor-league contract
Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
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Man who authorities say faked death pleads guilty to fraud
A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has pleaded guilty. The Florida Times-Union reports that 63-year-old Jose Lantigua faces ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Jacksonville Florida The Florida Times-Union Pleas North Carolina Plea
Last hospitalized Orlando shooting survivor discharged
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials at an Orlando, Florida, hospital say the only survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre who was still hospitalized has been released. Orlando Health announced on its verified Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that all 35 victims who had been hospitalized at Orlando Regional Medical Center have ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Orlando Florida English-language films Florida American films Hospital Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Victim
Fired Secret Service officer facing sex charges in Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Secret Service officer who was fired after being accused of trying to solicit sex from an undercover agent he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been moved to South Florida to face criminal charges. The SunSentinel ( ) reports that 38-year-old Lee Robert ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Florida metropolitan area Palm Beach County Florida Florida Broward County Florida Criminal law Washington D.C. United States Secret Service Miami-Dade County Florida
Miami fights Zika with chemical that could cause birth defects
Apparently both the problem and the solution can cause birth defects.
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At least three dead after helicopter crashes in Florida
The chopper came down in Palm Bay, southeast of Orlando, Tuesday afternoon.
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6 students accused of sending threat to Florida school
BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — Six central Florida students are being told to stay away from campus after officials say they sent an email threatening violence to a local school.
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Report: 2 dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Wayne
According to WWJ, a truck was attempting to go around the crossing gates.        
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Boy ‘lucky to have foot' after shark attack

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Boy, 10, charged with manslaughter in toddler’s death
A 10-year-old Florida boy has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his cousin, 2       
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‘Just wrong’: Walmart & Coke remember 9/11 with controversial display (IMAGES)
Coca-Cola and Walmart chose to remember the victims of 9/11 with a display of the Twin Towers in front of the US flag made entirely from cans. Read Full Article at
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Florida toddler bitten more than a dozen times at day care center

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Baltimore County schools without air conditioning to close Thursday; city schools to end the day early
Baltimore County public schools without air conditioning will close, and all city schools will finish three hours early, on Thursday when temperatures are forecast to hit 94 degrees. School officials announced the closures Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to spike this week as much...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Probability theory Florida Baltimore County Public Schools Interstate 39 Index School National Weather Service Heat
Boy, 10, charged with manslaughter in young cousin's death
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-old North Florida boy has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his 2-year-old cousin.
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Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn released from jail
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington has been released from jail after serving three months of…
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Fla. boy charged with manslaughter in 2-year-old cousin's death
Medical examiners in Marion County, roughly 100 miles north of Orlando, ruled the June death of Journee Blyden a homicide, WFTV reported shortly after her death.
118 points by Daily News | Orlando Florida Coroner Police Orlando Sentinel Sheriff Abuse Constable Tribune Company
Feds in Michigan charge co-pilot in alcohol case
Sean Fitzgerald was in cockpit of Massachusetts-bound plane before he was removed at Traverse City airport       
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DOJ drops appeal in Pulse records case
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is reversing itself less than a week after it appealed a ruling on whether authorities must release hundreds of 911 calls recorded during a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Weather United States United States Marshals Service Court Florida Tropical cyclone
US defense secretary: Russia responsible for Assad's actions in Syria
Russia bears responsibility for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's actions and his failure thus far to agree to a ceasefire in his country's 5-year-old conflict, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.
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