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New daily virus cases in Florida is lowest since July

Sep. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 over the week, continuing a drop from summer highs when the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 32, Donahue Academy 6 Archbishop Carroll 36, Marathon 7 Armwood 46, Strawberry Crest 0 Astronaut 21, Space Coast 7 Auburndale 20, Heritage 0 ...

SEC charges Florida man for insider trading of Mylan stock

Sep. 17, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive at pharmaceutical company Mylan has pleaded guilty to insider trading in the company’s securities, the Justice Department said Friday. The department said Dayakar Mallu, 51, of Orlando, Florida, worked with another executive at Mylan...

Florida surpasses 50K COVID deaths after battling delta wave

Sep. 16, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant. The U.S....

'Worst nightmare': 20-plus cats die in Florida shelter fire

Sep. 16, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said. Orange County Fire Rescue found flames “through the roof" when they arrived at the center shortly after 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said on...

Romell Quioto, Montreal beat short-handed Orlando City 4-3

Sep. 15, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Romell Quioto had a goal and two assists and Montreal beat short-handed Orlando City 4-2 on Wednesday night. Montreal (9-8-7) snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Orlando (10-6-8) had won three in a row against Montreal — all shutouts. ...

Latest: Australia's capital extends lockdown until Oct. 15

Sep. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s capital city of Canberra will remain locked down for a second month after the local government reported 22 new coronavirus infections. The Australian Capital Territory locked down Aug. 12 after a single case linked to a Sydney...

DeSantis threatens cities with fines for vaccine mandates

Sep. 13, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday threatened local governments with $5,000 fines per violation for requiring their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has overrun hospitals and killed tens of thousands across the state. Local...

Florida baby left in car to die after mother is shot dead

Sep. 11, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 1-year-old baby was found dead possibly from heat exposure in a car where her mother was shot dead, and both of them were found days later at a parking lot. Orange County Sheriff John Mina says detectives are searching for Doujon Duwayne...

Orlando theme parks have tightened security since 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On Sept. 11, 2001, Brian Avery was an accident investigator at SeaWorld Orlando and watching the news in a conference room when footage of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center flashed across the screen. Shortly afterward, SeaWorld leaders...