Monday, May 1, 2017

Florida

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BY FREIDA FRISARO MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus ...
greyhounds racing

BY | DARA KAM The Seminole Tribe would not be required to guarantee $3 billion in payments to the state in exchange for adding craps and roulette to the tribe’s ...
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Florida lawmakers have only eight days to left to make a deal that will reconcile the House and Senate versions of a new budget that would become effective July 1, ...
governor rick scott speaking in naples

With Gov. Rick Scott using the new numbers to push his legislative priorities, Florida had a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in March, down from 5 percent in February, according to ...
In this March 9, 2012, file photo Republican state senator Frank Artiles, R-Miami, asks a questions about a pip insurance bill during house session in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the ...
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BY | DARA KAM Florida patients may be able to vape or munch on medical-marijuana products but they almost certainly won’t be allowed to light up joints or take bong ...
In this image provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment orca Takara helps guide her newborn to the water's surface at SeaWorld San Antonio, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in San Antonio. (Chris Gotshall/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment via AP)

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided ...
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House and Senate leaders met briefly Monday afternoon to lay the groundwork for negotiations on the two chambers’ vastly different approaches to gambling policy. Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican ...
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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An outdoor professional tennis match in Florida came to a brief halt amid sounds of loud sex. Frances Tiafoe was about to serve Mitchell Krueger during ...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles.

BY | JIM TURNER A long-debated proposal pitting traditional cab companies and local governments against app-based ridesharing firms appears ready to cross the legislative finish line Wednesday. The Senate on ...
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