Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Florida

In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the ...
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BY | LLOYD DUNKELBERGER Florida state colleges are preparing for a renewed legislative fight this spring over how the 28-college system is governed and the number of bachelor’s degrees they ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, an Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end "The Greatest Show on Earth" in May 2017, following a 146-year run. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

BY TAMARA LUSH and JOSH REPLOGLE ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146 years — from saddened ...
A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown does a somersault during a performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BY TAMARA LUSH ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & ...
A car is surrounded by floodwaters on Highway 9, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Nichols, S.C. About 150 people were rescued by boats from flooding in the riverside village of Nichols on Monday.

A motorist operating a car or boat could be arrested if they got too stoned, under a measure filed by state Rep. David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach. The “Driving under ...
In this May 1, 2016 file photo, Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

BY TAMARA LUSH SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent ...
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BY | DARA KAM A senator instrumental in the passage of the Legislature’s last major gambling bill released a massive proposal Thursday that would allow slot machines in eight counties ...
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, center, speaks during a news conference Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla., where it was announced they found Kamiyah Mobley alive and well in South Carolina. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

BY JASON DEAREN and RUSS BYNUM WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Neighbors knew them for years as a church-going mother and her polite teenage daughter before police swarmed Gloria Williams’ home ...
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1994 file photo, Cuban refugees float in seas, 60 miles south of Key West, Fla. President Barack Obama announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. Obama said in a statement. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JULIE PACE HAVANA (AP) — Ordinary Cubans worried Friday about the economic problems that could be caused for some people by the sudden ...
In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

BY | JIM TURNER Turnover in the Florida Senate could signal brighter prospects this year for a renewed proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating app-based transportation services such ...
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