The Associated Press

The Florida Democratic Party is asking a federal judge to extend the state's voter registration deadline at least a week due to Hurricane Matthew.


Three Florida high school students are facing suspension for wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes to school.


Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007, and said Matthew will be approaching Jamaica late Sunday night. It is expected to reach the eastern part of the island on Monday.

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 12-year-old daughter of a Florida inmate who was reportedly gassed while in a confinement cell.

A fund for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando contains more than $26 million in donations.


The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Palm Harbor man with aggravated manslaughter after his 23-month-old son was left in his pickup truck for eight hours.


Tampa Police say a 23-year-old man who was shot by his cousin wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest, but instead had donned a "fragmentation protective vest," also known as a flak jacket.

Police said in a news release that Joaquin Mendez put on the vest late Saturday and "wondered aloud whether it still worked." Police say his 24-year-old cousin Alexandro Garibaldi pulled out a gun and responded, "Let's see."

In an effort to combat fraud, children between the ages of 3 and 9 should now be prepared to have their fingers scanned when they enter the Walt Disney World theme parks.

In 2008, Charlotte County Jail guards doused Stephen McNeeley, who has schizophrenia, with three cans of pepper spray, strapped him into a restraint chair and left him burning for more than three hours.

Whether they violated the Eight Amendment, which protects against cruel and unusual punishment, is at the heart at a trial starting Thursday in federal court in Fort Myers, reports The Naples Daily News.

Parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet little boy.

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

The Obama administration has once again refused Florida Gov. Rick Scott's request to declare a federal state of emergency because of algae blooms on the St. Lucie River.

A Tallahassee judge is going to hold another hearing on the lawsuit challenging the state law that prevents some school children from being promoted to the fourth grade.

Florida's economy is growing, but there are signs of weakness that are limiting how much money legislators will have to spend next year.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the north side is calming after violence in the wake of a police shooting that left one man dead.

The violence erupted a few hours after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man. Police said the man was fleeing a traffic stop and was armed with a gun. It wasn't immediately clear if he pointed it at or fired it at the officer.

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