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The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

November 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel (all times local):

12:15 p.m. more »»

White House requests $44B disaster aid bill

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. more »»

Florida Democrats' chair asked to step down over creepiness

November 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. more »»

Florida unemployment drops as state recovers from hurricane

November 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment continues to drop as the state regains jobs it lost after Hurricane Irma.

State officials announced Friday that the unemployment rate was 3. more »»

Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states. more »»

Florida county closes schools after 3 inmates escape jail

November 17, 2017

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Schools are shut down in a Florida county as authorities search for three inmates who escaped from jail. more »»

Man shooting BB gun at squirrel prompts school lockdown

November 17, 2017

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man shooting a BB gun at a squirrel prompted police to swarm a neighborhood and place a nearby school on lockdow. more »»

Ex-US Rep Brown asks judge for 'mercy' in fraud sentencing

November 17, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and her supporters asked a federal judge for "mercy and compassion" in his sentencing of her for fraud and tax evasion convictions. more »»

Police: Florida man left 2 kids in car while in strip club

November 17, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man left a 3-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child in the backseat of a car while he was inside a strip club. more »»

'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez

November 17, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Se. more »»

White House to submit $44 billion disaster request Friday

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. more »»

Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

November 17, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. more »»

Growers feel the squeeze as county's citrus industry drops

November 17, 2017

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — From a 2-acre plot on north Merritt Island, Steve Crisafulli looks at rows of orange trees, searching for a glimmer of hope for Brevard's dying citrus industry. more »»

High flying and rough falls: Stunt camp opening in Florida

November 17, 2017

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — High falls, fight scenes and men on fire...oh, m. more »»

Killer on probation gets medical pot prescription

November 17, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — On probation for a bloody 1999 gang murder, Miguel Valdes takes a host of pills to keep his longtime schizophrenia in check. more »»

Reserve to share its lions, tigers, cougars, leopards

November 17, 2017

HOLOPAW, Fla. (AP) — Gypsy slinked up to a chain link fence to reveal a sleek black coat of fur, fierce canines and heaps of affection for Dr. K. "Simba" Wiltz. more »»

Congressman, climate change activist honored with JFK awards

November 17, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been honored with this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. more »»

White House to submit $45 billion disaster request Friday

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sending Congress an approximately $45 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. more »»

4 indicted in multistate health care fraud case

November 17, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Four people have been indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and aggravated identity theft related to fraudulent claims filed with Medicaid programs... more »»

 
 
 

 

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