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Theme park mecca lets pandemic emergency order expire

Oct. 27, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of the Florida county that is home to the nation’s biggest theme park resorts is lifting a pandemic-related state of emergency order. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said he was letting the order expire Wednesday afternoon. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

Time to panic? Vegas, Colorado, Toronto off to rough starts

Oct. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

By the time the St. Louis Blues won their fifth consecutive game to open the season, the Florida Panthers had already become the first team since 2015 to open with six victories in a row. Along with the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers, they made NHL history with...

Quenneville's meeting with Bettman may decide Florida fate

Oct. 27, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, there has never been a better start to a season. The next few days, though, could change everything. Panthers coach Joel Quenneville's future is in jeopardy, after he was named in a report citing how...

College Picks: Big Ten in spotlight with 3 pivotal matchups

Oct. 27, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

The Big Ten eliminator begins. The Midwest is in the spotlight on the weekend before the College Football Playoff releases its first rankings with a couple ranked matchups and another game pitting two of the best defenses in the country. No. 20 Penn...

No. 1 Georgia's title hopes boosted by down year in SEC East

Oct. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Playing in the top-heavy SEC East could work out well for No. 1 Georgia's championship hopes. The Bulldogs appear to have a smooth path to the Dec. 4 Southeastern Conference championship game in Atlanta. They can thank the Eastern Division. Georgia...

A tough time for Packers to be short-handed -- at Arizona

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Grrrrrr!!!! That's the sound of gritting teeth throughout the NFL as what should be one of the best prime-time matchups of the season loses some of its luster. Green Bay's star receiver Davante Adams and fellow wideout Allen Lazard tested positive...

Weather junkies turn to Florida hurricane blogger for info

Oct. 27, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As a recent hurricane lashed the Louisiana coast, nervous excitement churned inside Florida-based, self-proclaimed weather geek turned storm chaser Mike Boylan. The winds howled as he started up his white pickup truck and ventured away from...

Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

Oct. 27, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL. Stan Bowman,...

'Greatest Show On Earth' circus may return without animals

Oct. 27, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four years after the “Greatest Show On Earth” shut down, officials are planning to bring back the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — without animal acts. An announcement is expected sometime next year, according to Nicole...