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Justices debate judicial candidates' campaign appeals

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships. more »»

Billions in federal penalties at issue in BP spill trial

January 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pictures of fouled beaches and oil-coated birds flashed on a courtroom screen Tuesday as the U.S. government began making its case that BP should pay an additional $1. more »»

Starboard urges Staples to combine with Office Depot

January 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP wants Staples to combine with Office Depot.

Last month Starboard disclosed in a regulatory filing that it purchased a . more »»

Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court is struggling with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. more »»

5 Florida high school football players accused of gang rape

January 20, 2015

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Five football players have been charged with gang raping a fellow student near their central Florida high schoo. more »»

Mother of teen girl suspected in crime spree arrested

January 20, 2015

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The mother of one of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has been arrested. more »»

Campuses arming officers as parents, others seek assurances

January 20, 2015

Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are... more »»

Hundreds on dirt bikes, ATVs disrupt South Florida traffic

January 20, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol officials are reporting three arrests and one minor crash after hundreds of people riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles disrupted rush-hour traffic acros... more »»

Propeller washes up near scene of fatal small plane crash

January 20, 2015

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A propeller has washed up on a Florida beach near the scene of a fatal small plane crash.

The Jan. 13 crash killed pilot Mihoko Tabata of Japa. more »»

2 men in same-sex wedding lawsuit attend State of the Union

January 20, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Two men who became the first gay men to marry in Florida will be attending President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

U.S. Rep. more »»

JetBlue plane lands safely in Worcester after odor reported

January 20, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A JetBlue flight had to return to Worcester Regional Airport when alarms sounded and an odor was detected in the cabin. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

January 20, 2015

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

GOV. more »»

Police find boy who was sleeping in car that was stolen

January 20, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Clearwater Police have found a 6-year-old boy who was asleep in his mother's rental car when it was stolen. more »»

Florida Gov. pushing cut in taxes on cellphones, cable TV

January 20, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut the state taxes charged on various communications services including cable television, cellphones and traditional phone lines. more »»

1 Fantasy 5 player wins $202,711.48 jackpot

January 20, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $202,711.48. more »»

Police trying to ID man's body found on Panhandle beach

January 20, 2015

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify the body of a man that washed ashore on a Panhandle beach. more »»

500,000 bricks transform botanical garden to Lego wonderland

January 20, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A half-million Lego bricks have been used to create a display at a central Florida botanical garde. more »»

Charges filed in gang rape of central Florida girl, 16

January 20, 2015

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Five football players from a central Florida high school have been charged with gang rape. more »»

Judicial candidates' appeals for campaign cash at high court

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing whether candidates for elected judgeships have a constitutional right to make personal appeals for campaign cash. more »»

 
 
 

 

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