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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) -- Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers....

Groups argue Florida must hold statewide election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- If a judge does not approve an interim map of Florida's congressional seats to replace one that has been deemed unconstitutional, officials could be forced to allow voters from across the state to choose candidates for two congressional seats, the coalition challenging the current districts said Tuesday....

Fla. official gets 5 years for bribery case
MIAMI (AP) -- A former Miami-Dade County public works official who oversaw thousands of roadway lights has been sentenced to five years in prison for accepting $150,000 in bribes....

Appeals court upholds judgment against TD Bank
MIAMI (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judgment for TD Bank to pay an investment group $67 million for their complicity in disbarred South Florida attorney Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme....

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday....

Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens
It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the conflict, and she is filled with concern for the Palestinians too....

Business denies hiring Zimmerman for security
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities....

Crist announces first-day policies if elected
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Former Gov. Charlie Crist vowed Tuesday that if he is elected, he will his executive powers to target discrimination against gay and transgender employees and force state-hired contractors to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour....

Small plane makes emergency landing in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A small plane has made an emergency landing on Miami Beach....

Florida consumer confidence continues to rise
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's consumer confidence continues to rise....

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