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AP Top Florida Headlines at 7:17 p.m. EST

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....

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....

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....

Dakota Access developer, publication argue over lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and a Florida-based environmental publication are arguing in court over whether something billed as a social movement can be sued....

Man gets life sentence for killing couple over painkillers
MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a Florida couple over prescription painkillers....

Police: Battery thefts at cell towers interrupt 911 system
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say thefts of batteries at cellphone towers in Florida caused brief interruptions to a county 911 system....

Sen. Menendez presses for dismissal of corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it....

Teen accused of pointing laser at sheriff's helicopter
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested a Florida teenager for pointing a laser at a sheriff's office helicopter....

Man found dead after standoff with deputies
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man was found dead from an apparent suicide following a four-hour standoff with Florida deputies....