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  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:27 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • Wealthy homebuilder likely to enter Florida GOP Senate race 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:59 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A wealthy Manatee County homebuilder is likely to jump into Florida's U.S. Senate race in a move that would pit key members of Gov. Rick Scott's political team against Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera in the Republican primary.

  • Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.

  • Florida bill would allow military force to keep out refugees 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 5:06 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's governor would be able to use military force to keep out immigrants or refugees from certain parts of the world under a bill passed by a House committee on Wednesday.

  • Scott signs bills on water resources, disability education 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:10 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill to protect and restore Florida's springs and waterways is now law, despite objections by environmentalists and some legislators that it's been weakened by loopholes and the influence of agriculture and business interests.

  • The Latest: 2 people die, 4 children injured in Fla. tornado 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 1:52 pm

    DUETTE, Florida - The latest developments in the tornadoes that struck communities in Florida south of Tampa Bay (all times local):

  • Florida teachers protest school conditions at state Capitol 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:33 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - More than a thousand teachers, many waving signs critical of Florida's education system, blasted the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott during a rally Thursday at the Capitol.

  • Scott pushes tax cuts, job creation in State of the State story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 11:47 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech on Tuesday that was focused almost entirely on creating jobs and cutting taxes, boasting that Florida has created more than a million jobs since he took office.