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Fine of $250K leveled in Florida amusement park death

Nov. 22, 2022 18:01 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The operator of an Orlando amusement park ride from which a Missouri teenager fell to his death should pay a $250,000 fine and can never hold a ride permit in Florida again, state officials said Tuesday. Fourteen-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death...

Nintendo counting on forays beyond video games to boost fans

Nov. 08, 2022 23:37 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo hopes to leverage a new Super Mario movie, various merchandising and theme parks to draw more people into playing its video games, President Shuntaro Furukawa said Wednesday. Nintendo content, including Donkey Kong and Pokemon, has drawn fans over more than...

Union: Orlando tourism workers need $18 an hour to survive

Nov. 03, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Workers in central Florida’s tourism industry are pushing to raise their minimum wage to at least $18 an hour, arguing that rising rents and inflation have cut into their ability to make ends meet. Unite Here Local 737 released a report Thursday saying that...