Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, delaying travel
Updated 12/09/2013 at 9:36 a.m.
A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute.
Paris Hilton's brother assaulted at Miami party
Published 12/08/2013 at 4:56 p.m.
Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a Miami Beach party.
Nasty weather hits several NFL games
Published 12/08/2013 at 3:19 p.m.
Blowing snow made traction and visibility difficult for Lions at Eagles, Vikings at Redskins, Chiefs at Redskins, and Dolphins at Steelers.
AP WAS THERE: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Published 12/07/2013 at midnight
On Dec. 7, 1941, Eugene Burns, AP's chief of bureau in Honolulu, couldn't get out the urgent news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the U.S. into World War II, because the military had already taken control ...
Some flights to RSW delayed due to ice storm
Published 12/06/2013 at 2:42 p.m.
Travelers flying in or out of Southwest Florida International Airport may experience delayed or cancelled flights due to the ice storm over some of the U.S.
U.S. unemployment rate falls to five-year low of 7 percent
Updated 12/06/2013 at 8:55 a.m. 9 Comments
A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy.
Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95
Updated 12/05/2013 at 6:20 p.m. 5 Comments
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He ...
Diner leaves Melbourne restaurant staff big tip
Updated 12/03/2013 at 8:07 a.m.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who ate Thanksgiving dinner alone at a Melbourne restaurant left a big surprise for those who worked the holiday shift.
Fla. students below global peers in math, science
Updated 12/03/2013 at 1:07 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida teens scored lower than their international peers in math and science and about the same in reading, results from a global test released Tuesday show.
Florida woman walking her dog injured in bear encounter
Updated 12/03/2013 at 2:35 p.m.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A woman was injured in an encounter with a bear while walking her dog, and wildlife officers set up a trap Tuesday to try to capture...
Video: Bird steals video camera, records journey in Australia
Published 12/02/2013 at 6:05 p.m.
A brazen bird snatched a video camera recording crocodiles in Australia and captured footage of its 70-mile (110 km) journey across the country's remote landscape.
2 Fantasy 5 players win $85,631.92 top prize
Published 11/29/2013 at 6:07 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two winners of the "Fantasy 5" game will collect $85,631.92 each, the Florida Lottery said Friday.
Travel Roundtable: Thanksgiving transit advice
Published 11/27/2013 at 1:41 p.m.
So you're heading out of town for Thanksgiving. Be warned: You're wading into a vast sea of people doing exactly the same thing, moving across the United States on one of the hugest travel weekends of all — with a ...
Miami defense attorney now representing George Zimmerman
Published 11/27/2013 at 1:35 p.m.
A prominent Miami defense attorney is now representing George Zimmerman in his domestic violence case.
Warrant: George Zimmerman had 5 guns, ammo when arrested
Updated 11/26/2013 at 1:16 p.m.
George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him earlier this month on domestic violence charges, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight has book deal
Published 11/25/2013 at 10:25 p.m.
One of three young women held captive for years in a Cleveland house has a book deal.
Wife says George Zimmerman has unraveled since trial
Published 11/21/2013 at 3:46 p.m.
The estranged wife of George Zimmerman says she thinks her husband has unraveled since he was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Body found in Florida confirmed to be man who fell from private plane
Published 11/18/2013 at 6:53 p.m.
Miami-Dade police say they've confirmed that a body found in waters off South Florida is that of a man who fell from a private plane.
Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation
Published 11/11/2013 at 11:06 p.m.
Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events.
Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $29 million
Published 11/10/2013 at 12:56 p.m.
The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $29 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
Satellite likely to hit Earth in unpopulated area
Published 11/10/2013 at 12:52 p.m.
The European Space Agency says that one of its research satellites that ran out of fuel will most likely crash to Earth into the ocean or polar regions.
Engine cover falls from jet after Chicago takeoff
Published 11/10/2013 at 12:22 p.m.
An engine cover has fallen off a Spirit Airlines jet, forcing the aircraft to return to a Chicago airport shortly after taking off.
Lawyer: MLB pursued Alex Rodriguez 'at all costs'
Published 11/07/2013 at 12:59 p.m.
A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez says Major League Baseball tried to destroy the third baseman's career and reputation to polish its own image after performance-enhancing drug scandals.
U.S. economy expands 2.8% as companies restock in third quarter
Updated 11/07/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 3 Comments
U.S. economic growth is likely languishing in the second half of 2013, held back by federal policies and a slowdown in hiring.
Fla. House to vote on "stand your ground" repeal
Published 11/06/2013 at 8:38 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican-controlled House is expected on Thursday to keep intact the state's contentious "stand your ground" law that has sparked protests in the wake of the...
Mexican Coke in US will still use cane sugar
Published 11/06/2013 at 2:03 p.m.
Fans of "Mexican Coke" in the U.S. need not worry about losing the cane sugar that sweetens their favorite drink.
Authorities: Suspect in N.J. mall shooting is dead
Updated 11/05/2013 at 5:45 a.m.
A 20-year-old man suspected of firing multiple shots and causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall has been found dead of a self-inflicted wound, authorities said Tuesday.
Fla. searching evidence in escaped inmate case
Published 11/04/2013 at 7:35 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State investigators are combing through thousands of phone calls and text messages that two convicted killers sent and received before they made their brief escape from...
Fort Myers man found guilty of killing Sean Taylor
Updated 11/04/2013 at 4:07 p.m.
23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. of Fort Myers was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during what witnesses say was a botched burglary.
Florida might break record for panther road kills
Published 11/04/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida appears on pace to match or break its record for panther road kills.
Charlie Crist to announce run today for Florida governor again
Published 11/04/2013 at 3:08 a.m. 2 Comments
Florida's Charlie Crist is making it official today.
Tropical Storm Sonia moving toward Mexican coast
Updated 11/03/2013 at 4:06 p.m.
Officials on Mexico's storm-struck Pacific coast braced on Sunday for the arrival of fast-moving Tropical Storm Sonia, which was projected to hit the mainland by early Monday.
Obama gets more tech help to fix healthcare site
Published 10/31/2013 at 9:38 p.m.
The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.
Sanford police revamp neighborhood watch program
Published 10/31/2013 at 5:26 p.m.
The police department in the Florida city where 17-year-old Travyon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is reviving and revamping the watch program to include restrictions to try to keep members from carrying guns and pursuing ...
Sen. Nelson wants investigation into Florida's new jobless claims computer
Published 10/30/2013 at 7:07 p.m. 1 Comment
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for an investigation into problems with the state's new jobless claims computer.
New security issues surface for health website
Updated 10/30/2013 at 6:27 p.m. 6 Comments
Sebelius is promising to have the problems fixed by Nov. 30, even as Republicans opposed to Obama's health care law are calling in chorus for her resignation.
Medicare chief to get grilling over health care law
Published 10/29/2013 at 5:37 a.m. 2 Comments
Trying to earn a second chance, the senior administration official closest to the implementation of the health care law's malfunctioning enrollment website will answer questions from Congress at the start of a pivotal week.
Docs to parents: Limit kids' texts, tweets, online
Published 10/28/2013 at 11:27 p.m.
Parents should limit kids' tweeting and texting and keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms, a pediatricians group says.
Probe: Red flags dismissed in toddler's death in Fort Myers
Updated 10/28/2013 at 7:31 p.m.
An investigation into the death of a 3-year-old boy has found caseworkers observed and failed to follow through on numerous red flags.
Farm bill: Congress this week eyes food stamp cuts, higher milk prices
Published 10/28/2013 at 6:55 a.m.
The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
Florida pays $800k to fix governor's mansion
Published 10/27/2013 at 1:54 p.m. 1 Comment
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly pledged to slash government spending since his 2010 election. Yet more than $800,000 has been spent for substantial improvements to the Greek Revival mansion where he and his wife live.
Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Krabappel
Updated 10/26/2013 at 6:51 p.m.
Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.
State: Trapper can no longer sell monkeys to labs
Published 10/26/2013 at 2:31 p.m.
Officials say a trapper will no longer be allowed to snare wild monkeys from a central Florida state park and sell them to research laboratories.
Texas man charged with human trafficking in Fort Myers
Updated 10/26/2013 at 12:26 p.m.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Seab Nathaniel Williams was arrested at the Travel Lodge in Fort Myers.
Kraft recalls string cheese that may spoil fast
Published 10/25/2013 at 6:22 p.m.
Kraft is voluntarily recalling some of its Kraft and Polly-O string cheese because it may spoil and change color before the expiration date on the packages.
Obama administration taps contractor to fix health website
Published 10/25/2013 at 2:28 p.m.
The Obama administration turned to a private contractor on Friday to take the lead in resolving the computer problems that have plagued President Barack Obama's biggest domestic initiative, his health care law.
7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan
Updated 10/25/2013 at 2:32 p.m.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck off Japan's east coast, near the crippled Fukushima nuclear site, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Democrats hold conference, will rally against Gov. Rick Scott
Updated 10/25/2013 at 1:02 p.m. 1 Comment
Florida Democrats are holding a weekend conference that they see as a rally to defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the 2014 election — though the person many see as the best hope at defeating him isn't a candidate yet.
Fla. Blue dropping 300,000 policyholders
Published 10/24/2013 at 7 p.m.
Florida Blue is dropping 300,000 customers whose policies the health insurer says aren't sufficiently comprehensive under the health care overhaul.
Fla. AG challenges medical marijuana measure
Updated 10/24/2013 at 7:52 p.m.
A push to allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons is drawing staunch opposition from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In a filing to the Florida Supreme Court, Bondi on Thursday criticized the proposed amendment to allow the practice.