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ROUND ONE TO B-CU

ROUND ONE TO B-CU

Former Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Robert Delancy’s lawsuit against Bethune-Cookman University was dismissed, but it’s just the beginning of the continuing legal battle between the school’s leadership and alumni. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – A Volusia County (Daytona Beach) state circuit court judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and […]

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

30,000 girls invade Orlando With an estimated 2,400 teams registered, approximately 80,000 spectators, 9,000 coaches, and 500 college coaches, the annual AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships has been the Guinness Book of World Records “world’s largest volleyball event” for the past four years. Thirty-three national champions will be crowned over the 12-day event played […]

Settled in secret

Settled in secret

Michael Brown lawsuit funds approved BY ROBERT PATRICK ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH / TNS FERGUSON, Mo. – A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting. The settlement amount is not mentioned in U.S. District Judge E. Richard […]

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

US anxiety levels climb fastest in the world

BY TIM JOHNSON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON – Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, a survey released Tuesday said. Concerns about war and terrorism topped the list of matters gnawing at Americans, according to the Unisys Security Index, but viruses and […]

A ceremony for controversial education bill

A ceremony for controversial education bill

Virtually the entire education establishment, as well as some parents’ groups, had urged Scott to veto the bill. They argued that it would move Florida closer to a privatized education system. Opponents argued that it would move Florida closer to a privatized education system. BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. […]

Christian school appeals football prayer ruling

Christian school appeals football prayer ruling

Christian school appeals football prayer ruling BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Tampa Christian school is continuing a legal battle about whether it should have been allowed to offer a prayer over a stadium loudspeaker before a state high-school football championship game. Cambridge Christian School filed a notice Tuesday that […]

SpaceX launch now expected Monday

SpaceX launch now expected Monday

BY MARCO SANTANA ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – For the second time this month, a first-ever launch of a Bulgarian satellite has been pushed back. Previously slotted for Thursday, the launch was pushed back to Saturday. But it has now been scheduled for no earlier than Monday. If all goes as planned, the Falcon 9 rocket […]

ONE YEAR LATER

ONE YEAR LATER

Hundreds gathered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando for a final ceremony to mark the first anniversary of America’s worst mass shooting to date. BY CAITLIN DOORNBOS, ALICIA DELGALLO AND PAUL BRINKMANN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – A day of remembrance started at Pulse nightclub and ended there Monday as hundreds gathered for an […]

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show at the Tony Awards show in New York City on June 11. Benton stars as a 19th-century Russian aristocrat with singer Josh Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of […]

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

Fight begins about state supreme court appointments

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The battle over the future makeup of the Florida Supreme Court began in earnest Wednesday, as a pair of voting-rights groups asked justices to determine whether Gov. Rick Scott has the power to reshape the court. A petition filed by the League of Women Voters […]

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