Saturday, July 22, 2017

Florida

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, left, and Amazon.com and Blue Origins founder Jeff Bezos attend the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for Aldrin's non-profit space education foundation, ShareSpace Foundation, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

BY ALEX SANZ CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty-eight years after he landed on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday rolled out a red carpet for the ...
Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of "Star Wars" land during a media preview for Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calf., on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

BY JOSEPH LONGO ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney Parks isn’t letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. “When you step in to ...
Senator Bill Nelson

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Meeting with college students and recent graduates dealing with the burden of student debt, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson ...
In this Oct. 3, 1990, file photo, 2 Live Crew member Mr. Mixx (David Hobbs), second from right, speaks to reporters at the Late Show night club in Niagara Falls, N.Y., while being joined by fellow group members, J.T. Money, left, Brother Marquis, second from left; and Fresh Kid Ice, right. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice and a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miami as a result of "medical conditions" he had suffered for several years, the group's manager, DJ Debo, said. He was 53.

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Christopher Wong Won, a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew whose sexually explicit lyrics triggered a national debate over the ...
Debris is strewn about from a partially collapsed home in Land O' Lakes, Fla. on Friday, July 14, 2017.

BY JENNIFER KAY and FREIDA FRISARO MIAMI (AP) — A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, ...

BY | Jim Turner and Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… An $82.418 billion budget approved by the Legislature in this spring’s regular session was the ...
From left, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, leave a news conference about opioid addiction, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Justice Department in Washington.

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, ...
This undated photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, shows the Cookie Monster doll discovered by a deputy with two packages of cocaine hidden inside.

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll has landed a Florida man in jail on a drug charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office ...

After a five-decade low harvest last year, the 2016-17 crop was even worse for Florida citrus growers. The final forecast for the citrus season released Wednesday by the U.S. Department ...
Governor Rick Scott spoke in Bonita Springs on Friday at Global Tech LED

BY | Brandon Larrabee The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Calling Gov. Rick Scott’s likely bid for the U.S. Senate an “open secret” would be a misnomer — there’s ...
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