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Circus owners to discuss closing of 'Greatest Show on Earth'

January 16, 2017

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — Feld Entertainment is expected to take more questions about the closing of the iconic Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus during a news conferenc. more »»

Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba

January 16, 2017

HAVANA (AP) — An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions. more »»

Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73

January 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died. He was 73. more »»

Love it or hate it, people have opinions on the circus

January 15, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. more »»

SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents

January 15, 2017

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time. more »»

Deputies: Florida man confessed to killing ex-college prof

January 15, 2017

MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man confessed to killing a former college professor and then robbing him after the man made sexual advances toward him. more »»

17-year-old killed in Palm Beach County dirt bike crash

January 15, 2017

JUPITER FARMS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teen has died after he was thrown from his dirt bike in a late-night crash. more »»

New Orleans police chief to meet with Paul Ryan

January 15, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday about new approaches police departments are taking on police training... more »»

Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

January 15, 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. more »»

Paper: In last 6 years, Jacksonville police have shot 54

January 15, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the last six years, Jacksonville police officers have shot 54 people — 40 of them black — killing 29.

The Jacksonville Times-Union reports (http://bit. more »»

Human trafficking cases increase 50 percent in Florida

January 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say the number of human trafficking cases have increased more than 50 percent in the state from the previous year. more »»

Stone Buddhist statues arrive in Gainesville

January 15, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It took 40 days for the Buddhist statues to sail from Vietnam to Jacksonville. more »»

Florida dispensaries aim to 'normalize' medical marijuana

January 15, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vials of cannabis-laced sprays, lotions and tinctures line display shelves a few steps from handbags specially designed to tote marijuana products. more »»

The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

January 15, 2017

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bro. more »»

The Latest: Animal rights groups applaud Ringling Bros.

January 15, 2017

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing after 146 years (all times local):

11:03 p.m. more »»

What happens between now and Ringling's closure in May?

January 15, 2017

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May. more »»

Ringling's evolution, from freak shows to the big top

January 15, 2017

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — From New York to Wisconsin to London and beyond, the Ringling Bros. more »»

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

January 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed... more »»

 
 
 

 

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