Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion ban at clinic

ORLANDO | A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.

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Pulse shooting tops list of Florida’s top stories

ORLANDO | There was a collective gasp among the elected officials, first responders and reporters gathered around Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer when he announced that 49 patrons and a gunman were dead from an assault at an Orlando gay nightclub on “Latin Night” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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3 Pulse families sue social media, alleging aid for IS

ORLANDO | Families of three patrons killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the gunman who killed their loved ones was radicalized through propaganda found through social media.

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1st SeaWorld park without orcas opening in Abu Dhabi in 2022

ORLANDO | Months after SeaWorld Parks &Entertainment ended its orca-breeding program amid pressure from animal rights activists, company officials announced Tuesday that they will help develop in Abu Dhabi the first new SeaWorld park without orcas — and the first outside the United States.

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White voters, wealthy, seniors led Trump triumph in Florida

ORLANDO | Republican Donald Trump captured Florida’s 29 electoral votes through the strong support of white voters, senior citizens and voters in late middle age, as well as the backing of the wealthy, middle-income voters and independent males.

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Study: Florida could have 33 million residents by 2070

ORLANDO — Florida could grow to more than 33 million residents by 2070, and the percentage of the state that is developed could jump... Read more

245 applications submitted for Pulse nightclub shooting fund

ORLANDO — More than 240 applications have been submitted to a compensation fund for the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in... Read more

Orlando releases 9 of the hundreds of Pulse 911 calls

ORLANDO — The city of Orlando on Thursday released a tiny fraction of the hundreds of calls that were made to 911 dispatchers during the... Read more

Parents won't sue Disney over son's death by gator

ORLANDO — The parents of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World said Wednesday that they don’t plan to sue the Florida... Read more

Families of deceased Pulse patrons to get highest payments

ORLANDO — The families of the victims slain at the Pulse nightclub will get the most money from a fund established to help the victims’... Read more

Gun control advocates arrested 1 month after mass shooting

ORLANDO — A month after the Orlando nightclub shooting, dozens of gun control advocates started a 49-hour sit-in near Sen. Marco Rubio’s... Read more

Dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

ORLANDO — Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to... Read more

Affidavit: SeaWorld staffer voids tickets, pockets $116,000

ORLANDO — A SeaWorld supervisor facing “uncontrollable debt” has been charged with stealing as much as $116,000 from the company’s... Read more

SeaWorld acknowledges company employees posed as animal activists to spy on opponents

ORLANDO — SeaWorld acknowledged that it sent its own workers to infiltrate an animal rights group which opposed the practices of the theme... Read more

Teen deliberately ran over deputy in Orange County

ORLANDO — A 15-year-old boy wanted on a warrant drove into a deputy Friday, throwing her onto the hood and to the pavement as he sped off,... Read more

Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by SeaWorld patrons

ORLANDO — A federal judge in San Diego has dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by SeaWorld patrons who claimed they were deceived about... Read more

Florida gained 365,000 residents in past year

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ORLANDO — Florida had the second-biggest population gain of any state in the nation.

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Treasure hunters hit it big with millions from Spanish wreck

SEBASTIAN — Diver William Bartlett had just started exploring a 300-year-old shipwreck with a metal detector late last month in the waters off... Read more

Florida officials want new chapter in panther protection

ORLANDO — Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials on Friday said they have no intention of seeking to remove the Florida... Read more

Rep. Brown: Court should stop lawmakers from redrawing district

ORLANDO — U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown went to court Thursday to stop Florida lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district, saying their... Read more

Florida starts selling bear hunt permits despite challenge

ORLANDO — Florida’s wildlife management commission on Monday started selling permits for bear hunting for the first time in two decades,... Read more

Census data: Florida growth last year driven by Hispanics

ORLANDO — Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida’s population growth last year, and the age gap between Florida’s white and... Read more

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