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The Latest: Damaged cruise ship expected Tuesday in Florida

The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local): Noon A Port Canaveral official says a cruise ship that was damaged as it sailed through a storm will arrive there early Tuesday morning — nearly 24 hours later than originally ...

'I was shaking all over': Cruise ship damaged during storm

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins as their belongings flew about. Passengers described howling winds and waves as high as 30 feet, but the cruise line says no injuries were reported and ...

Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014. Peter Liang got choked up and left the witness stand for about a minute to compose himself before resuming testimony at his manslaughter ...

A pedestrian walks between rows of snow-covered trees on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Worcester, Mass. during a snowstorm on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Paul Kapteyn/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow

The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow. Snow from the storm bearing down on New England could last into Tuesday, ...

Police arrest 3 in fatal shooting of cabdriver

Three young men are under arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a Jacksonville cabdriver after police say they called for the taxi in a planned armed robbery. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Gallaher says alleged shooter 18-year-old Deron Brown turned himself into authorities in South Florida. Also arrested ...

Anacondas found along Florida's Space Coast

Wildlife officials say two green anaconda snakes were recently found along Florida's Space Coast. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Monday said that an 8-foot, 8-inch snake was captured in a Melbourne, Florida neighborhood and another snake was found near the border of Brevard and Orange ...

Ian Mader poses for a photo in Beijing on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor, based in Miami. (Eunice Mateo/Courtesy of Ian Mader via AP)

Ian Mader named AP's news editor in Florida

Ian Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor based in Miami. The appointment was announced Thursday by interim South Editor Ravi Nessman, who oversees 13 southeastern states plus the District of Columbia. "Ian is ...

In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, photograph taken near Idaho Springs, Colo., traffic flows through one of the newly-reconstructed twin tunnels along Interstate 70. Voter-sanctioned tax limits are threatening the state's growth, which depends on a functioning road system that has become crippled under the burden of an expanding population in recent years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to ...

The Latest: Coastal communities braces for moderate flooding

The Latest on the snowstorm that's moving into the Northeast (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Coastal communities in Massachusetts are bracing for possible coastal flooding as a potent winter storm moves into the region. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is urging coastal communities south of Boston, including Cape Cod and ...

In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The main thing to know about Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for ...

Trial in $300M fraud delayed for former concert promoter

Trial in an alleged $300 million fraud scheme has been postponed for a former concert promoter who once staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith. Jack Utsick was supposed to stand trial beginning Monday, but a federal judge delayed it until May 2. ...

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci to be laid to rest

Buddy Cianci, the wisecracking politician who led Providence during a turbulent and troubled six terms as mayor, is being laid to rest Monday in an event as big as his personality. Police officers and firefighters lined the steps of City Hall as the former mayor's casket was removed from the ...

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Alabama trooper stops speeders, delivers baby instead

Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth. Danny Lowe, of Huntsville, said he was driving his pregnant wife, Shawna, to an Athens hospital Sunday morning when he was pulled over by Trooper Michael Kesler for speeding, news outlets ...

Grand jury indicts duo accused of Southern jewelry robberies

Prosecutors say a woman and man accused of robbing jewelry stores across the South have been indicted by a federal grand jury in northern Florida. The two are charged with conspiracy, obstructing commerce by robbery, and brandishing a gun in a violent crime. FBI agents say 24-year-old Abigail Kemp and ...

2 Fantasy 5 players win jackpot worth $103,486.68 each

Two "Fantasy 5" players selected all five winning numbers to each take home a jackpot of $114,946.45. The Florida Lottery said Monday that the winning tickets were purchased in West Palm Beach and Miami. A total of 315 tickets matching four numbers won $105.50 each. Another 9,127 tickets matching three ...

5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. POLICE INVESTIGATE MASS SHOOTING AT FLORIDA NIGHTCLUBS A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in Orlando's tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others. Early Saturday, a ...

Deputies: 13-year-old boy shot while visiting relatives

A 13-year-old boy is in critical conditional after being shot while visiting relatives in Orlando. The shooting happened Saturday and authorities say it was accidental. Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said in a news release that two 18-year-old relatives started playing with a gun after finding it in the ...

Officials: Florida man attempted to run over deputy

Police are searching for a man who they say attempted to hit a deputy with his car. Multiple news outlets report 26-year-old J'Rokton Williams is wanted on a charge of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after authorities say he put his vehicle in reverse and accelerated toward a ...

Jury awards Panama City Beach condo association $12 million

A jury has awarded nearly $12 million in damages to the Shores of Panama Resort Community Association in a lawsuit against several former directors of the association. The News Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1mmh6H7) the association contended in the lawsuit that the former directors deprived the association of ownership of the beach ...

Report: Toll road to expand but doesn't meet projections

Before the Suncoast Parkway opened, a consultant predicted that it would be so full of cars its toll booths would rake in $150 million a year by 2014. The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/20PE1dt) that forecast wasn't close. Nor were the next two. The consultant eventually settled on a forecast ...

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