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Nation NowA naturalized American citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia has been charged with plotting to use explosives against heavily-populated targets, as part of a campaign to get vengeance for misdeeds he said he felt were done against Muslims,...
"Macho Man" Randy Savage, the flamboyant, raspy-voiced former professional wrestler known for his bandanas, exotic sunglasses and "Ooh, yeah!" catchphrase, died Friday in a Florida car crash. He was 58. Savage, whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo,...
L.A. UnleashedOLDSMAR, Fla. --Deputies in Florida had to handcuff a rather unusual suspect -- a 7-foot-long alligator. A crossing guard at a Tampa-area school spotted the gator lounging near an elementary school Monday morning around the time children would be walking....
Times Staff WriterAs Terri Schiavo received nourishment through a new feeding tube Wednesday, debate raged about whether Gov. Jeb Bush and state lawmakers had done the right thing, or the politically expedient one, in preventing the brain-damaged woman's death. "The...
Times Staff WritersThe U.S. Supreme Court refused to get involved Monday in the case of Terri Schiavo, clearing the way for the husband of the severely brain-damaged Florida woman to have her feeding tube unhooked by a state court order. Barring an unlikely change of heart...
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The judge presiding over George Zimmerman's trial in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin announced Thursday that the jury will be sequestered. None has yet been seated in the case, but when the six jurors and four alternates are chosen to serve, their...
Orlando SentinelShould the faculty and administrators at a Florida school have reprimanded a boy for wearing makeup to school? Jamie Himes, the boy's mom, thinks the faculty and administrators at Meadowlawn Middle School in St. Petersburg are insensitive for...
Duke Energy Florida, the Orlando area's biggest electrical utility, lit up a few charities in the region recently by donating a combined $260,000. The St. Petersburg-based unit of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp. is distributing the money among...
Who needs a search warrant when you've got a nose? It's a common phrase in South Florida arrest reports: the scent of marijuana wafting from a suspect's vehicle. And while the detail may seem amusing, it's actually a serious legal requirement that...
Before his suicide, James Oliver Seevakumaran pounded out an angry, violent short story on his computer in which the protagonist wrestled with his mixed-race heritage, cursed those he despised — and then veered off on a plan to commit mass...
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $368 million in lawmaker pet projects Monday and blocked a 3 percent tuition hike for Florida colleges and universities. The tuition increase passed earlier this month was a small piece of the overall $74.1...
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