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Orlando's International Drive Is Getting A Makeover

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joshua Wallack originally thought he was just buying a patch of land off Orlando's International Drive that would one day house...

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

Casey Anthony's Lawyer Gets Mixed Up In George Zimmerman Case

AP | Posted 11.01.2012 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's attorney has sent a letter to the judge in George Zimmerman's case, saying a prosecutor made some mischaracterization...

7 Best Vacations With Kids Under 7

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.06.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Young kids haven't quite learned to eye-roll. In most cases, mommy and daddy are still heroes, so you might as well capitalize on that while you can. Go on: Impart your worldly wisdom, share your interests and infect your kids with the travel bug before it's too late!

WATCH: McGee's Half-Dozen Dunks Carry Nuggets To Big Win

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- JaVale McGee scored 17 points, throwing down a half-dozen dunks in the second half, and the Denver Nuggets pulled away to beat the Orlando M...

Carlos Harrison

Tension And Anger Over Teen's Killing Does Not Extend To Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

When a white Hispanic neighborhood-watch volunteer admitted to police that he had shot and killed an unarmed black teenager -- and police accepted his...

David Lohr

Judge Could Release Controversial Casey Anthony Video

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.28.2011 | Crime

A hearing will be held in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday to determine whether to unseal a video that shows Casey Anthony's reaction when she learned that he...

WATCH: Should Feeding The Homeless Be Illegal?

Posted 09.08.2011 | Comedy

Several volunteers have been arrested in Orlando, Florida after a recent ruling prohibited activist group Food Not Bombs from performing their regular...

Billy Bob Thornton's Estranged Daughter Found Guilty In Death

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Orlando. Prosecuto...

Will Florida Imperil the Future of High-Speed Rail?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

Granting federal funds for HSR should be contingent on how well local communities are planning to accommodate increased density in a sustainable manner.

Abraham Shakespeare: Death by Lottery (video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

http://www.youtube.com/user/mcnayonthemoney#p/a/u/0/t-nYOCaF2cM Here's a video of my comments on the death of Florida Lotto winner Abraham Shakespe...

Authorities: Tiger Woods out of hospital after crash

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Florida - Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident early Friday when his car struck a tree near his mansion in a gated waterfront c...

Fla. judge to order runaway convert to return home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. — The teenager who ran away from Ohio to Florida because she feared physical harm for converting from Islam to Christianity has been ordered back to Ohio.

A Florida judge said Tuesday that 17-year-old Rifqa Bary (RIFF'-kuh BEAR'-ee), who has been staying in Orlando, should return to her family, who live outside Columbus.

Bary has been in foster care in Florida while her case was being reviewed. The judge says he will turn over the case to an Ohio court in the next few weeks, but no order has been signed yet.

Bary ran away from her parents' home in July, saying she feared being killed for changing religions. But a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation found no credible threats to Bary.

Religious Parks

DailyFinance | Bruce Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One might wonder why so many people desperately sought entrance to a park whose central features are a re-enactment of Jesus' crucifixion, a 1200-squa...

Colorado Powerball ticket wins $10,000

Grand Junction Free Press | GJ Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Powerball jackpot was expected to increase to an estimated $193 million for Saturday since no one matched all six of the numb...

Casey Anthony seeks to have murder charge dropped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for a Florida woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter want to prevent prosecutors from seeking the death penalty and are asking that charges against her be dropped.

Casey Anthony's attorneys filed the motions Wednesday, a day after the State Attorney's Office released hundreds of pages of documents related to the case.

Anthony's attorneys say that, given the evidence, prosecutors can't prove first-degree murder was committed or that Anthony ever abused her daughter, Caylee.

The 23-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty and claimed that a baby sitter kidnapped Caylee.

SEC charges 11 people with insider trading

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it charged 11 people in connection with separate insider trading schemes related to acquisition deals at two different companies.

Three of the 11 have reached agreements on financial settlements with SEC, while the SEC said it's seeking injunctions against further violations, the return of ill-gotten gains with prejudgment interest and financial penalties from the other eight.

According to the SEC, five people illegally tipped off others or traded on private information ahead of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.'s 2008 announcement that it would acquire Seattle-based insurance company Safeco Corp.

One of those five charged is Anthony Perez of Maitland, Fla., a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, who the SEC says illegally tipped off his brother, Ian C. Perez of Orlando, Fla.

Ian Perez bought Safeco call options one day ahead of the public announcement and later sold them for a profit of more than $152,000, the SEC said.

Disney Cuts 1,900 Theme Park Jobs

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. said Friday it had cut 1,900 positions at its U.S. theme parks as part of an earlier announced reorganization,...