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Florida House panel rejects Medicaid expansion
A key legislative panel voted Monday against expanding Medicaid coverage to about 1 million more residents under the federal health care overhaul, expressing fears that the federal government would back out of paying its sh...
Published on 03/05/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Miami imam guilty of aiding Pakistan terror groups
An elderly Muslim cleric was convicted Monday of funneling thousands of dollars to support the Pakistani Taliban terror organization, which is blamed for suicide bombings and other attacks that have killed both Americans an...
Published on 03/05/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Trial set to begin in meat-cleaver killing of New York therapist

David Tarloff set out with a bag full of knives and a plan he thought had God's blessing: Stick up a psychiatrist, grab his mother out of a nursing home and escape with her to Hawaii, authorities and doctors say.

Published on 03/04/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Trooper's killer gets temporary stay of execution
A federal appellate court on Monday temporarily stopped the execution of a drug trafficker convicted of using a pipe bomb to kill a Florida state trooper.
Published on 02/26/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Gaetz wants explanations on PIP reforms
Key Florida lawmakers are running out of patience with the state's fraud-plagued no-fault motor vehicle insurance system that has cost policyholders hundreds of millions of dollars.
Published on 02/20/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Bennett calls for backup FCAT replacement plan
A "Plan B" is needed in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test fails to materialize or is delayed, the state's new education commissioner said Monday.
Published on 02/19/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Legislature appeals ruling on redistricting
The Republican-dominated Legislature has asked the Florida Supreme Court to throw out a legal challenge to its 2012 redistricting plan for the state Senate.
Published on 02/19/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Airline merger can mean hub cuts
A merged American Airlines and US Airways will carry more passengers around the world than any other carrier, but even the biggest airline doesn't need eight hub airports.
Published on 02/15/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Prison officials note decline in repeat offenders
Florida's taxpayers are saving millions of dollars because fewer felons are returning to prison after being released, the system's chief said Monday.
Published on 02/05/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Emails raise questions about Florida's 2010 redistricting
New documents are raising questions about whether Florida legislators ignored rules intended to prevent political parties and incumbents from influencing the once-a-decade process of redistricting.
Published on 02/05/13
Updated on 03/18/13
Florida panther killed by another panther near Immokalee
IMMOKALEE — Wildlife officials say the remains of a Florida Panther have been recovered near Immokalee.
Published on 01/30/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Gov. Scott calls for $1.2 billion more for schools

The budget of Gov. Rick Scott also includes nearly $300 million for the state pension plan on behalf of teachers and a still-undefined $100 million "technology initiative."

Published on 01/30/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Priest sentenced to 15 years in abuse case
A retired Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of boys for decades was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday.
Published on 01/29/13
Updated on 03/13/13
BP to pay $4 billion in criminal penalties from oil spill
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil dis...
Published on 01/29/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Wallenda crosses tightrope 200 feet over Sarasota road

Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed 200 feet over an oceanfront highway in Sarasota on a wire without a safety harness or net.

Published on 01/29/13
Updated on 03/13/13