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Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved....

Man who fled to the Bahamas to serve sentence levied in 2001
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A man sentenced in 2001 for killing a woman in a DUI crash has been extradited from the Bahamas to Florida to serve that sentence....

Florida Keys attraction and resort reopen following Irma
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) -- A resort and a major attraction are reopening about three months after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys....

University of Houston to lead new hurricane research center
HOUSTON (AP) -- As part of a multi-state effort to respond to damages wrought this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the University of Houston will lead a new Gulf Coast hurricane research institute....

2-year-old boy drowns in backyard pool in Florida
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities have released the identity of the 2-year-old boy who drowned in his family's backyard pool in Florida....

Woman struck, killed by train
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was struck and killed by a passenger train in Florida....

FSU head: No timetable to resume Greek life after frat death
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The president of Florida State University says he has no timetable yet for reinstating Greek activities on campus after they were suspended in November following the death of a fraternity pledge....

Police officer charged in off-duty, hit-and-run crash
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida police officer has been arrested following an off-duty, hit-and-run crash....

Inspector general to review EPA's 2017 hurricane response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year....

No charges in fatal shooting of Irma evacuee at hospital
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina prosecutor won't charge police who fatally shot a 76-year-old evacuee from Hurricane Irma after the man fired shots inside a hospital where he sought treatment....

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