"Starry Night" can stay on Florida home, mayor to apologize

A Florida mayor must apologize to a couple fined thousands of dollars for painting the exterior of their home with murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece
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'How to survive a school shooting 101'

The shooting range and security firm in Sarpy County, 88 Tactical, started offering "School Safe" classes in March, after the school shooting that killed 17 students and staff members in Parkland, Florida
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'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park
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'Stranger Things,' other terrors at Universal for Halloween

Universal Studios' parks in Orlando, Los Angeles and Singapore are bringing Netflix's "Stranger Things" to their Halloween Horror Nights
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2 probes launched into UCF's misuse of funds

Two investigations have been launched into how the University of Central Florida spent $38 million to construct a building with funds that were supposed to be used for operations
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2 teens get about a year for other teen's beating death

Two Florida teens convicted in the beating death of another teen in an upscale Orlando-area suburb have each been sentenced to about a year in a juvenile facility
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2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison
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3 Florida officers cleared in fatal shooting of motorist

Three police officers who fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them in a parking lot have been cleared of any wrongdoing
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5 Democrats for Florida governor to meet at town hall

The five major Democratic candidates for Florida governor will be appearing side-by-side for possibly the last time before the Aug. 28 primary
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5 Florida deputies fatally shoot man while serving warrant

Five Florida sheriff's deputies fatally shot a 19-year-old man who opened fire on them as they tried to serve an arrest warrant on him
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A guide to Florida's primary election

Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for governor, two Cabinet seats and several congressional seats
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Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons
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After delays, former Iraqi translator became US citizen

An Iraqi former translator for U.S. troops became a U.S. citizen a year after officials abruptly took him out of a naturalization ceremony and prompted him to sue the government in response
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After delays, former Iraqi translator is becoming US citizen

An Iraqi former translator for U.S. troops is finally becoming a U.S. citizen a year after officials abruptly took him out of a naturalization ceremony and prompted him to sue the government in response
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After delays, former Iraqi translator will be US citizen

More than a year after a former interpreter for U.S. military forces in Iraq was pulled out of a U.S. citizenship ceremony without explanation, he's about to be naturalized
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Airline to offer flights from New Hampshire to Orlando

Frontier Airlines is adding flights from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Orlando, Florida.
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Airport lockdown lifted after breach of security

Police in Florida have re-opened the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport following a breach of security that resulted in some flight delays
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Algae crisis: What do you do when water is your home?

Mikayla Zariske's new abnormal stinks. And it gives her headaches. But that's not what worries the Cape Coral liveaboard most about the toxic algae slick surrounding her floating home.
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Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally
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American boat makers feel the crunch from Trump tariffs

American boat makers are getting pummeled on multiple fronts by tariffs and stand to be among the industries hardest-hit by the escalating trade war
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Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Richard DeVos, billionaire philanthropist, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died
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Amway founder, philanthropist Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Richard DeVos, billionaire philanthropist, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died
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AP-NORC Poll: Latinos see health care communication barriers

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds more than half of Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier.
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Artists create 58 portraits of Las Vegas shooting victims

Artists from around the world have memorialized the 58 people killed in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas with individual portraits of each victim
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Attorney: Parking lot shooting of man 'cold-blooded murder'

Attorney for family of black man shot dead by a white man in a Florida parking lot said race is the reason no charges have been filed
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Attorney: White man must be charged in killing of black man

An attorney representing the family of a black man shot dead by a white man during a videotaped altercation in a Florida parking lot said race is the reason no charges have been filed
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Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court
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Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal shooting

A Florida judge on Monday kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man who assaulted him outside a convenience store in a dispute over parking.
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Bernie Sanders campaigning for Gillum in Florida

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is entering the fray of the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida
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Big oak tree branch narrowly misses mom, boy in parking lot

Crews are removing a large oak tree branch that fell in a Florida shopping center's parking lot, narrowly missing a woman who was putting her 4-year-old child in his car seat
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Body of missing Lake Pueblo cliff diver recovered

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing while cliff jumping at Lake Pueblo State Park
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Bradley Airport to start daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis

Bradley International Airport in Connecticut starts offering daily, nonstop flights to St. Louis for the first time in at least 16 years
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Can anger make good business? It does at Smash Room

Lots of politicians have ridden on anger to elective office. And one local entrepreneur hopes anger will support a successful business.
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Case against officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

Case against Dallas officer who shot and killed neighbor will go to grand jury
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Central Florida's commuter rail is expanding

Central Florida's commuter rail is expanding
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Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy
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Constitutional lecture to focus on public access to beaches

One of the founders of the Maine Civil Liberties Union is going to deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture at the University of Maine School of Law. Orlando Delogu, professor emeritus, has taught at Maine Law for over 50 years.
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Coroner: Fort Wayne man dies after road rage beating

Authorities say a 60-year-old Fort Wayne man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten by another man in an apparent road rage attack
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Couple that lost toddler in alligator attack have new baby

A Nebraska couple whose little boy was killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World hotel have welcomed a new child to their family
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Court date set for man charged in videotaped fatal shooting

White man charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man whose shooting revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law facing scheduled first court appearance
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Crane crashes through Florida home; tears gash in roof

Officials say a crane collapsed onto a house in a Florida neighborhood
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Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

Tourists weren't scattered on beaches in southwest Florida, but hundreds of dead fish were
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Dem candidates bring diversity to Florida governor's race

Of the five major Democrats running for Florida governor, only one reflects the type of candidate that historically has been elected to lead the state: a white, Christian man
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Democrats running for governor talk Trump, guns and weed

The five major Democratic candidates for Florida governor will be appearing side-by-side for possibly the last time before the Aug. 28 primary
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Deputies recover body of teenager found in Florida pond

Authorities have recovered the body of an 18-year-old man in a pond near the University of Central Florida
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DeSantis, Gillum pick running mates for Florida governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are introducing their running mates for Florida governor
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DeSantis, Putnam trade blows during GOP primary for governor

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are trading blows in the second of two debates ahead of Florida's Republican primary for governor
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Disney could use more part-time workers in proposed contract

Walt Disney World would be able to use more part-time workers and it will be harder for new workers to transfer jobs under a proposed contract that also would increase starting minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021
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Disney offers 46 percent raises, could use more part-timers

Disney World's unionized workers vote next week on a proposal to raise starting minimum wages by at least 46 percent over three years to $15 an hour, while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers
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Disney offers 46-percent raises, could use more part-timers

Disney World's unionized workers vote next week on a proposal to raise starting minimum wages by at least 46 percent over three years to $15 an hour, while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers
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