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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 […]

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 […]

Scott under pressure

Scott under pressure

Both sides weigh in on school bill BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With a controversial and wide-ranging education bill now on his desk, Gov. Rick Scott faces intense pressure from both sides as he weighs whether to sign or veto the legislation. Rumors have begun floating that Scott will sign […]

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL

‘AMERICA’S DAD’ ON TRIAL

Bill Cosby’s lawyer grills accuser about details of alleged attack as ‘Dr. Cliff Huxtable’ tries to avoid jail. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS NORRISTOWN, PA. – In the nearly three years since women began stepping forward en masse to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, none ever achieved what most abuse victims wish for: a day […]

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASEE – The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments June 28 in a battle about whether Gov. Rick Scott had the legal authority to transfer death-penalty cases from Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first Black elected state attorney, to another prosecutor. The court issued an order Tuesday scheduling […]

2017 NBA FINALS

2017 NBA FINALS

Winning at home Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson fouls Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (formerly of the Miami Heat) in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors won both their home games as the series travels to Cleveland for two games there. (NHAT V. MEYER / BAY AREA NEWS GROUP / TNS)

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