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Florida election officials prepare to register former felons

Dec. 20, 2018 7:39 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Many of Florida's local election officials — who have been unable to get any clear instructions recently from the state — said they will start adding voters to the rolls in January even if they had been convicted of felony crimes. The state's voters in November...

Correction: Florida bear abuse story

Dec. 20, 2018 12:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Dec. 19 about abuse of black bears in Florida, The Associated Press reported erroneously that authorities charged nine men with setting out bait for black bears, then steering them toward packs of dogs that chased and mauled them. Florida authorities have charged seven...

9 men charged with baiting, abusing black bears in Florida

Dec. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have charged nine men with setting out bait for black bears, then steering them toward dogs that chased and mauled them. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the arrests Wednesday. Investigators...

DeSantis for governor, Scott for Senate now in Florida books

Nov. 20, 2018 12:12 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trump-allied Republican Ron DeSantis was formally elected governor of Florida and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott elected U.S. senator on Tuesday when the state certified election results two weeks after tight margins prompted tumultuous recounts. The Elections Canvassing Commission met...

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Nov. 17, 2018 2:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has...

The Latest: CVS says Florida's opioid claim 'without merit'

Nov. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's lawsuit accusing CVS and Walgreens of illegal opioid sales (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says Florida's lawsuit alleging that it helped fuel the state's opioid crisis "is without merit." CVS spokesman Mike...