AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate’s name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for “Republican Party” with the abbreviation for “Reform Party” and pick both in the same race. Some voters just ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF and Cincinnati are Top 25 teams eager to show the college football world what they and the American Athletic Conference are all about.
The undefeated, 11th-ranked Knights and once-beaten No. 19 Bearcats are ready to state their case Saturday night in a prime time, ...
1 bus driver dead in crash with another bus in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a bus driver is dead following a crash with another bus in Orlando.
News outlets report the Lynx bus crashed into the other bus early Friday morning.
Police said no passengers were on the bus when the crash occurred.
Frontier adds Louisville to Orlando nonstop flight
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Frontier Airlines has started offering a nonstop flight from Louisville, Kentucky to Orlando, Florida.
A statement from Louisville International Airport on Thursday says the flights to Orlando International Airport will be offered three times a week: Tuesday, ...
Flight returns to North Carolina with maintenance issue
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say an American Airlines flight had to return to a North Carolina airport because of what was described as a maintenance issue.
Spokeswoman Crystal Byrd said Flight 2114 had 158 passengers and a crew of six when it left Charlotte Douglas International ...
Pedestrian struck, killed by commuter train near Orlando
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say a commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking along the tracks.
The Florida Department of Transportation says the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near Kissimmee.
Officials said the 28 passengers ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Time, right now, is Jimmy Butler’s best friend.
That’s all that the Philadelphia 76ers and their newest player need. They will figure things out, figure out who goes where and who does what in every situation. In time, they’ll be able to get back to their usual arsenal ...
Magic come back to beat 76ers 111-106 in Butler’s debut
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything about Jimmy Butler’s first game with the 76ers was going great, until the fourth quarter.
Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106 after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 ...
Judge dismisses lawsuits by victims in nightclub massacre
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is dismissing two lawsuits brought by survivors and victims’ families of a deadly nightclub massacre in Florida.
The lawsuits alleged that the city of Orlando, police officers and an off-duty police officer working security at the gay nightclub didn’t ...
AP Top 25 Podcast: UCF forces its way to national prominence
No. 11 Central Florida has won 22 straight games and is making a run at another major bowl bid. ESPN’s “College GameDay” is coming to the schools’ Orlando, Florida, campus this week
So why are Knights fans so mad online? On the latest
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was beaten to death has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to report previous abuse by the women accused of killing him.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local):
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate says claims of electoral fraud without evidence by President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were ...
Police: Suspected shoplifter runs over woman outside store
OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a woman was hit by a getaway driver who was assisting a man who had just stolen a cart full of groceries.
Ocoee police tell new outlets the woman and another woman alerted a Publix grocery store manager that the theft was taking place Monday ...
Wall, Beal lead Wizards to 117-109 victory over Magic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just maybe, the Washington Wizards are figuring things out.
John Wall had 25 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal added 21 points and the Wizards won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Orlando Magic 117-109 on Monday night.
Jeff Green added ...
Global theme park industry has smallest growth in 5 years
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An industry group says the global theme park market grew 5 percent last year, but it was the smallest growth in the past five years.
A report produced for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions says the global theme park business was a $45 ...
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Advanced Placement classes spark success, criticism
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For 16-year-old Hussain Khalil, Advanced Placement courses mean top teachers who are “really passionate” about their subjects and classmates with like-minded attitudes about school.
“They’re very smart. They’re very committed. They’re committed to do the work,” said ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — D.J. Augustin was the Orlando Magic’s closer in a 117-108 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Augustin came up with six points, two assists and a steal Friday night after Washington had cut a 25-point deficit to one at ...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women are accused of stealing a service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran.
Osceola County Sheriff’s officials say in a news release that the victim was at Old Town near Orlando on Oct. 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs when a woman started an ...
Drummond has 23 points, 19 rebounds; Pistons beat Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Detroit center Andre Drummond has expanded his offensive game dramatically.
Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 103-96 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Drummond hit 10 of 16 shots, including a ...
Owners of Brio and Bravo restaurants moving to Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The company that owns the Italian restaurant chains Brio Tuscan Grille and Bravo Cucina Italiana are moving their headquarters to Florida.
Officials said Wednesday that the executive team of a new company called FoodFirst Global is moving to downtown Orlando.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has filed a lawsuit against famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews and several other parties for alleged negligence during a 2016 knee surgery that caused career-ending complications, seeking at least $180 million for ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (VAC) on Wednesday reported a third-quarter loss of $58 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida-based company said it had a loss of $1.75. Earnings, adjusted for ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The police chief who led the Orlando Police Department during the Pulse nightclub massacre has been elected sheriff of Orange County.
John Mina ran as an Independent, defeating two candidates Tuesday in the race replace Jerry Demings, the mayor-elect of ...
Florida deputy involved in fatal crash, crashes again
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a recent crash that killed pickup truck driver was in another crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports 29-year-old Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy Gloria Boccio was cited for improper lane change on Tuesday.
Lt. Kim ...
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DNA leads detectives to suspect in 17-year-old murder
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Detectives in Florida have arrested a suspect in a 17-year-old murder after using DNA to trace him through his family tree.
Detectives with the Orlando Police Department said Monday they were able to tie DNA left at the murder scene to 38-year-old Benjamin Holmes. ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier has struggled with his jump shot early this season. He got a big one to go down Monday night, though.
The seventh-year swingman hit a 22-footer at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds, taking ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than 5 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida as candidates for governor and U.S. Senate made their last pitches Monday, the day before the rest of the state chooses candidates.
In the governor’s race, Democratic ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a woman walked into a Walt Disney World resort claiming a stranger had given her a newborn baby.
Authorities later realized that the woman was actually the newborn’s mother.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said in an ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. (XHR) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
The Orlando, Florida-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $51.4 million, or ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $96 million.
The Orlando, Florida-based company said it had net income of $1.10 per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were $1.13 per share.
The results surpassed Wall ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Orlando Magic’s best victory of the season was almost their most deflating loss.
Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and Orlando held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-110 on Sunday night after nearly blowing a 26-point lead with 9 minutes remaining.
D.J Augustin ...
NEW YORK (AP) — As the neighborhood where she grew up became national news, as the synagogue where her bat mitzvah took place 37 years ago became the font of a thousand unwelcome tears, Sarah Bloom watched TV — and listened.
What she heard as she sat in her Florida home last weekend made ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Things were going so well for Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams on Friday night that even when one of his shots missed, he ended up getting credit for a basket.
Williams scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half in leading the Clippers to a 120-95 ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead under a piece of machinery in an apparent industrial accident near a Florida landfill.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Mike Jachles says the accident happened Friday morning. He says the man was pinned by the dump trailer, ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Up to $10 million in local hotel tax revenue can be used to help build a museum to the 49 victims of a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved payments over three years to a foundation dedicated to building a museum ...
Universal keeps ‘Stranger Things’ maze open extra day
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Upside Down is staying open for an extra day. Election Day.
Universal Orlando Resort said Thursday that its haunted house recreating the first season of the Netflix hit, “Stranger Things,” will stay open for a previously unscheduled day.
Coincidence, or not, ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ National Retail Properties (NNN) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.
The real estate investment trust, based in Orlando, Florida, said it had funds from operations of $105.1 million, or ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says President Donald Trump is coming to Florida to campaign for the GOP nominee for governor because the president worries the Republican will lose.
Sanders, the former Democratic presidential candidate, spoke Wednesday at the University of ...
Hield, Kings top Magic 107-99 for fourth straight win
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacramento has had some success trying to outrun and outscore opponents. Against the Orlando Magic, the Kings turned to defense.
Buddy Hield finished with 25 points and the Kings defeated Orlando 107-99 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four ...
Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Shawn Hudson said in the lawsuit filed in state ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 25-year veteran of the Orlando Police Department is set to be sworn in as the agency’s 39th chief.
Orlando Rolon will take over for retiring Chief John Mina in a change of command ceremony on Monday morning.
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Braddock 28, Coral Reef Senior 24
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard struggled in the first half then was back in All-Star form after halftime.
Lillard scored 34 of his 41 points in the second half, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 128-114 on Thursday night.
CJ McCollum had 22 for the Trail ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $39.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida-based company said it had net income of 79 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 91 cents per share.
1 dead, 1 injured in mobile home fire near Orlando
BITHLO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and another suffered injuries in a mobile home fire in central Florida.
Orange County Fire Rescue officials said on Twitter early Wednesday that 13 units responded to the fire.
The injured person was taken to a hospital.
Expansion on horizon for Florida convention center
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation’s biggest convention centers is getting bigger.
Officials said Monday they planned to expand the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando by 280,000 square feet (26,012 square meters).
The convention center currently has more than 2 million ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an intoxicated Utah man was pepper-sprayed and arrested at a Florida airport after fighting with an airline employee and a police officer.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sacha Kljestan scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time and Orlando City beat Columbus 2-1 on Sunday to keep the Crew from securing a playoff spot.
Columbus (13-11-9) needed a win or a Montreal loss to claim a playoff spot with one game remaining in the regular ...