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AP Top Florida Headlines at 3:35 p.m. EST

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

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 for reinstating Greek activities on campus, which were suspended in November after the death of a fraternity pledge....

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....

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....

Florida Supreme Court tosses petition to block appointments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Supreme Court tossed out a petition Thursday that was attempting to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office....

Report: Social media bolstered investigation of shark video
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say social media posts bolstered their investigation into a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat in Florida....

Health insurance sign-up deadline extended in Florida
MIAMI (AP) -- Floridians have two extra weeks to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act....

Gold coins found in Salvation Army holiday kettle in Florida
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say they found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida....

Florida university cancels Horovitz play after allegations
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida university canceled production of a play by Israel Horovitz after the playwright was accused of sexual misconduct....