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Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year....

The Latest: Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean
MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):...

Wait, worry in Florida as polluted water goes down sinkhole
MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Neighbors of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster....

Imam: Pulse shooter prayed at mosque 4 days before attack
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others on June 12....

Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was remembered Thursday as a larger than life figure during a homily at his funeral....

Man charged in 26-year-old double murder, rape in Florida
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) -- A southwest Florida man has been charged with raping and killing an 11-year-old girl and her baby sitter 26 years ago....

Despite pushback Gov. Scott wants $85 million to lure jobs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Saying Florida needs to be in "the game" of trying to lure new companies, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday said he will ask state legislators to give him $85 million in the coming year for incentives....

Florida officer faces suspension for slapping homeless man
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida police officer faces a 20-day unpaid suspension after an internal investigation concluded he used excessive force by slapping an intoxicated homeless man being evicted from a bus terminal....

Orlando police: Lyft driver charged with sexual assault
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando police have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexually assaulting a customer....

Prosecutors: Give concert promoter 17-plus years for fraud
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a former South Florida concert promoter who staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith deserves more than 17 years in prison for running a $200 million fraud scheme....

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