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Kinoy Miller prepares food at the Love Life Cafe Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Florida voters decide Tuesday whether to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over six years, which advocates say will benefit hundreds of thousands of workers in the Sunshine State's service-heavy economy but which opponents say will stifle industry growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

In service-heavy Florida, minimum wage boost is on ballot

Oct. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Gourgue wishes he could help out his children and grandchildren financially, but his $9 an hour wage as a wheelchair attendant at Orlando International Airport doesn't let him. Gourgue, 61, is hoping a gradual increase in Florida's minimum wage paves the way for him to be able...

Pregnant Florida woman pushes labor aside to cast vote

Oct. 30, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant Florida woman didn't let labor stop her from casting her vote in the presidential election, refusing to go to the hospital until she filled out her ballot. Officials with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections said the woman was already in labor when she arrived at the...

A view of Cinderella Castle from Seven Seas Lagoon in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida. The company has been squeezed by limits on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Disney World lays off 720 performers because of pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With many of its live entertainment shows gone dark because of the coronavirus, Walt Disney World on Wednesday laid off 720 actors and singers, according Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing the performers. Only 60 Equity performers are working or returning...

Dike continues strong play, Orlando City tops Atlanta United

Oct. 28, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daryl Dike had a goal and an assist to continue his strong rookie campaign, Chris Mueller scored on a free kick, and Orlando City beat Atlanta United 4-1 on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old Dike, who was the No. 5 pick in the 2020 SuperDraft, took a pass from Ruan Gregorio Teixeira,...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner flies out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays a baseball World Series Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Dodgers' Turner tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 28, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Justin Turner was removed from the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching victory after testing positive for the coronavirus. The red-headed third baseman was...

Former President Barack Obama waves during a stop at a Biden Victory Center to thank volunteers in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Earlier in the day, Obama rallied Biden supporters at a drive-in rally at Tinker Field in Orlando. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Obama, Ivanka Trump campaign in Florida as key race tightens

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump and Biden campaigns brought heavyweight surrogates to Florida on Tuesday as both sides push their supporters to vote in a tightening race that suggests the nation's largest swing state likely will again be decided by a percentage point or two. With a week left before...

ESPN won't hold college basketball events in Florida bubble

Oct. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — ESPN won’t hold college basketball tournaments in a Florida bubble next month. In a statement Monday, ESPN Events said it had “set out to create a protected environment” in Orlando for teams set to compete in events it operates. Those plans changed due to...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Martinsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as he campaigns in Pennsylvania during his third rally of the day. Trump asked a crowd of thousands that...

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez scores in 89th, Miami beats OC 2-1

Oct. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Leandro Gonzalez Pirez scored on a header in the 89th minute to lift Inter Miami past Orlando City 2-1 on Saturday. Inter Miami CF (6-11-3) rebounded from a 2-1 loss against Montreal last Saturday that broke a three-match unbeaten streak. Orlando City (8-3-8) lost a 12-match...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

Oct. 24, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death toll,...