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Sheriff: Worker arrested following deadly fight with boss.

Jan. 20, 2020 8:56 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A construction worker who fled a work site after a deadly fight with his boss has been captured and arrested, sheriff's investigators said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that Mason Toney, 28, was taken into custody Monday night. He's being detained in connection...

Gaby Lopez kisses the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lopez ran in a 30-foot putt for birdie, to defeat Nasa Hataoka in a seven-hole playoff that took an extra day to finish after play was halted Sunday because of darkness. (Michael Johnson/Daily Sun via AP)

Gaby Lopez wins LPGA tournament in Florida in 7-hole playoff

Jan. 20, 2020 7:05 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Having already battled for five extra holes into darkness without producing a champion a day earlier, Gaby Lopez and Nasa Hataoka showed up to work at 8 a.m., just like regular folks. The early wake-up call and extra golf was worth it for Lopez, who rolled in a 30-foot birdie...

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

Jan. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year. The low-cost plans aren't required to cover...

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Jan. 17, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday’s hottest round and a share of the lead at the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Henderson had a 5-under 66 to join Inbee Park of South Korea at...

Woman accused of beating toddler to death in Florida

Jan. 17, 2020 1:21 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A woman is facing child abuse and manslaughter charges in the death of her 13-month-old boy, officials said. Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Neidy Mendez-Gudine, 35, had called for help for an unresponsive boy at a home in Davenport, Florida, after she placed...

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during a campaign event Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida

Jan. 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Del Valle climbed to her feet at the Nacion de Fe church in Kissimmee on Thursday, clapping and taking photos as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage. Del Valle is a proud “Nuyorican” — born in New York to Puerto Rican parents — who lives in...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) looks for a way around Oakland Raiders free safety Curtis Riley (35) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos' Courtland Sutton in for DeAndre Hopkins ín Pro Bowl

Jan. 15, 2020 10:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton was dejected a month ago over his Pro Bowl snub and resolved to make it into the NFL's annual all-star game in 2020. "It is what it is," he said several times at the podium when asked about not making the Pro Bowl after his breakout second...

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., left, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., two of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment managers, walk to a news conference before Pelosi sends articles of impeachment to the Senate charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump impeachment manager is former police chief in Florida

Jan. 15, 2020 2:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Val Demings knows what it takes to prosecute a case. For 27 years, Demings worked for the Orlando Police Department, culminating with her being appointed the agency's first female chief more than a dozen years ago. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Demings as...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's Latinos for Trump rally in central Florida, state Democrats have paid for a billboard showing an image of the president tossing paper towels, seen like this photo, at a Puerto Rican church after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Democrats unveil billboard of Trump tossing paper towels

Jan. 14, 2020 6:23 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's Latinos for Trump rally in central Florida, state Democrats have paid for a billboard showing an image of the president tossing paper towels at a Puerto Rican church after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Florida Democratic Party...

Report: Teen missing in Florida got past airport security

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing told police she used a drink coupon to get past a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. The police statement conflicts with a statement from the TSA, which said she presented a valid boarding pass. Orlando television station WESH...