| Jun 11, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will be hitting the Compound action sports ramp park in Perris, Calif., on Saturday, bringing its BMX competition -- including the Tour's first BMX dirt event -- to Southern California, all with no admission charge.......
| Dec 7, 2010
| 11:05 PM
Elizabeth Edwards, a forceful political wife who became a bestselling author writing about her battle with cancer but whose marriage to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards unraveled because of his infidelity, died Tuesday. She was 61....
| Jun 26, 2010
Bill Hudson, an Associated Press photographer whose searing images of the civil rights era documented police brutality and galvanized the public, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 77.
Hudson was in...
| Mar 26, 2011
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid.
The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
| Jan 16, 2011
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to
obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility
to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that
'an unjust law is no law at all.'"
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....
| Jan 16, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
From LAX, Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Jacksonville, Fla., about 47 miles from St. Augustine. Delta, Continental, American, US Airways, AirTran, Southwest and Jet Blue offers connecting...
| Sep 21, 2010
Leonard Skinner, a Florida high school gym teacher and coach who was the inspiration for the name of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 77.
Skinner died Monday at St. Catherine Laboure Manor nursing home in Jacksonville, Fla., his...
| Feb 17, 2011
When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin.
"We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
| Aug 28, 2011
Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was...
| Sep 29, 2011
Florida's 1st GOP governor of 20th century
Claude Kirk, 85, a flamboyant self-promoter who became Florida's first Republican governor of the 20th century, died Wednesday at his West Palm Beach home, his family announced.
| Jan 29, 2012
The window is closing rapidly on one of the most important tax-relief provisions enacted by Congress during the housing crisis to help financially strapped homeowners.
Although the 2007 law that allows taxpayers to exclude from income the amount of...