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SeaWorld CEO resigns after less than a year on the job

Sep. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment stepped down Monday, just months into his tenure leading the theme park company. Gustavo "Gus" Antorcha resigned from his job as the top executive at SeaWorld as well as his position on the company's board of directors. "While I may have a difference...

Foundation purchases land for Pulse nightclub museum

Sep. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A foundation has purchased land to build a museum about the 2016 massacre that killed 49 people at a Florida gay nightclub. The onePulse Foundation said Monday that it has acquired a 1.75 acre (0.7 hectare) parcel about a third of a mile (0.5 kilometer) from the now-closed Pulse...

Nani scores twice, Orlando City draws New England 3-3

Sep. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nani notched a pair of goals for Orlando City against the New England Revolution in a 3-3 draw Saturday. Tesho Akindele put New England (10-10-10) on top 1-0 with an own goal in the 15th minute. Nani tied the game for Orlando City (9-13-9) at 1-1 in the 22nd minute with a header nine...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 17 UCF routs Stanford 45-27

Sep. 14, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New quarterback, same results for No. UCF 17, which continues to state its case for inclusion in the discussion about elite teams in college football by lighting up the scoreboard and winning. "I think since we've been here, we've been a part of the noise," coach Josh Heupel said...

Audit: Florida guardian had wards with no court supervision

Sep. 12, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida guardian accused of filing "do not resuscitate" orders without her clients' permission had authority over hundreds of wards without court supervision, according to an audit released Thursday. The audit by the Orange County Comptroller's office said Rebecca Fierle...

Dominican Republic flight to Florida diverted to Bahamas

Sep. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to Florida had to make an emergency landing in the Bahamas. News outlets report that the plane was on its way to Orlando International Airport on Wednesday morning when it was diverted to Nassau. No injuries were...

PGA Tour season starting 17 days after it ended

Sep. 10, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even shorter...

Woman banned from Disney World after cigarette fracas

Sep. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman is banned for life from Walt Disney World in Florida after she hit a taxi driver and then kicked a deputy at the resort. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says in an arrest report that Ellen McMillion of Brandon, Florida, hit the taxi driver outside Disney's...

Rossi, Pérez help LAFC tie Orlando City 2-2

Sep. 7, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adrien Pérez scored his first MLS goal and Diego Rossi also connected to help Los Angeles FC tie Orlando City 2-2 on Saturday night. Rossi, on the right flank, cut inside to evade a defender, and rolled a pass to Adama Diomande, who turned and led Rossi toward the top of the...

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Sep. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen acquired...