Familes of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17.
Last year Fruitland Park, Jacksonville led Florida in growth
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When city manager Gary La Venia first arrived in the city of Fruitland Park five years ago, his commute was on a two-lane road bordered by open fields on either side. Nowadays, that same route has become a four-lane road surrounded by commercial construction in various stages of development.
Mace, Byrne pitch Florida past LSU, 4-3, in SEC tourney
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Tommy Mace allowed one earned run in seven innings and top-seeded Florida beat LSU 4-3 on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states.
Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky teacher has schooled a leading politician, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat.
7 young men facing murder charges in Georgia motel shooting
Seven young men are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting at a motel in Carroll County, Georgia, southwest of Atlanta.
Governor: Hurry up on getting election security grant money
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state officials Wednesday to expedite the acquisition of a $19 million federal grant aimed at protecting the state's election systems from cyberattack, one day after the state's top elections official said the money wouldn't be available until after the November election.
No. 1 Florida loses team captain Schwarz for SEC tourney
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Top-ranked and defending national champion Florida will be without all-Southeastern Conference catcher JJ Schwarz for the league tournament and maybe longer.
Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones - a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit."
Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting
MIAMI (AP) - An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control.
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