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Photos show Rudy Giuliani's fixers with Florida governor

Oct. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida businessmen who are tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now face federal criminal charges were photographed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photographs taken by a photographer on assignment for The Associated Press show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at DeSantis'...

In Orlando, everyone's back and expectations are high

Oct. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon doesn't put much credence in outside expectations. The Orlando Magic weren't widely picked to be a playoff team last season, and then not only did the Magic make the postseason but wound up winning the Southeast Division. It's an accomplishment worth noting since the Magic...

Universal opening stunt show based on Bourne franchise

Oct. 15, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando is opening a stunt show based on filmgoers' favorite amnesiac ex-CIA assassin. The Bourne Stuntacular, which opens next spring, is based on the Jason Bourne film franchise that has starred Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner and Julia Stiles. Universal officials said in a news...

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Oct. 13, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this...

FBI says no charge for woman who boards plane without ticket

Oct. 12, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — FBI officials say they will not file criminal charges against a woman who boarded a flight at a Florida airport without a ticket and was removed. Delta Airlines has said Sylvia Rictor boarded one of its planes at a Florida airport without a ticket last weekend and was removed, delaying...

Disney World workers endure tourists who punch, yell, grope

Oct. 12, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney World employees are easy targets. Tourists scream at them, sexually harass them and in the most serious cases, physically attack them, according to law enforcement reports. "There are so many situations, so many things that happen every single day to cast members," said Disney...

Report: Items from 2 Disney rides reported stolen from shed

Oct. 11, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's office is investigation the apparent theft of items used in Peter Pan's Flight and the Space Mountain roller coaster at Walt Disney World. An employee doing inventory in a storage shed on Oct. 1 noticed a set of sails was missing from the Peter Pan ride. He then...

Son of Payne Stewart now tournament director on LPGA

Oct. 8, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

Aaron Stewart was always around golf even when he wasn't heavily invested. Now he's involved in ways he never imagined. Stewart, the son of late three-time major champion Payne Stewart, has been appointed tournament director of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The season opener on...

Katai, Frankowski help Fire beat Orlando City 5-2 in finale

Oct. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Przemyslaw Frankowski scored twice, Aleksandar Katai added a goal and an assist and the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 5-2 on Sunday in the season finale for both teams. C.J. Sapong's goal in the 61st minute to give the Fire a 2-1 lead. Katai tapped a pass to Fabian Herbers on the...

Delta: Woman without ticket boards plane at Florida airport

Oct. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Delta Airlines says a woman was able to board one of its planes at a Florida airport without a ticket and was removed, delaying the flight. The airline apologized in a statement Sunday for the three-hour delay on its Orlando-Atlanta flight. The woman was taken off the plane, and...