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New Disney park attractions will have Mary Poppins, Wakanda

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mary Poppins. Wakanda. Rapunzel. A hodge-podge of beloved characters and settings would hardly fit in the same sentence if not for the fact they're all coming to Disney parks or cruise ships within the next few years. Disney...

 

Scott says he wasn't told about Russian hacking in 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the...

 

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with...

 

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in tim...

 

All survive as plane carrying US military crashes into river

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a...

 

AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party"...

 

Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday. Shawn Hu...

 

Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mayo, Florida is holding the mayo, at least for a few days. The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida's Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, is announcing Saturday that the city is switching...

 

Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway. In order...

 

Pulse gunman's wife plans to say she suffered PTSD

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The wife of the shooter in the Florida nightclub massacre plans to say she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when she goes on trial next year, according to court documents. Noor Salman intends to present a defense th...

 

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