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4 UF faculty leave as officials investigate foreign meddling

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four faculty members have left the University of Florida as the school and federal government investigate foreign exploitation of American-funded medical research. Two researchers from the College of Engineering and one from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences resigned, and a...

This June 15, 2015 photo shows a dwarf hybrid blueberry plant growing in a container on a residential sidewalk near Langley, Wash. Growers without a lot of living space increasingly are choosing the dwarf varieties of their favorite plants, making this one of the hottest gardening trends predicted for 2020. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Gardening trends for 2020? Think unconventional, sustainable

Jan. 7, 2020 8:54 AM EST

Gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Their forecast is based largely on market observations...

In this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 photo, Gerald Ford holds his dog Neo, a French bulldog, at the Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Neo's heart stopped beating following the attack on Christmas Eve. In a rare occurrence, veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine were able to revive him.  (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Christmas miracle for Florida dog whose heart stopped

Jan. 3, 2020 4:17 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was hoping for a Christmas miracle when his dog was attacked by another animal, and a team of veterinarians provided it. The heart of Gerald Ford's 1-year-old French bulldog Neo stopped beating following the attack on Christmas Eve. In a rare occurrence, veterinarians...

Biographers trace steps of Red Barber to Columbus

Dec. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Red Barber's story began in Columbus, it's true. But the story of Red Barber's story began in a Chicago thrift shop. Barber, the radio broadcaster whose descriptions of Brooklyn Dodgers games, including the arrival of Jackie Robinson, during baseball's golden era made him a national...

Council blocks winning candidate over old felony conviction

Dec. 3, 2019 8:50 PM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ocala dramatically blocked its newly elected councilman from taking office Tuesday night over a 33-year-old felony cocaine conviction. The case is believed to be the first time a Florida politician has been disqualified after an election because of serious crimes. The city attorney...