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Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Bear HuntA Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state's first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules.
'Harvest' Numbers Set For Revived Bear HuntA target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.
Kerry: We Are Taking A New Direction In CubaSecretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Cuba's foreign minister reiterated the two nations' commitment to normalizing relations.
3 Florida ID Theft Suspects Caught In NY; 2 Still SoughtTwo men remain at large after fleeing from New York state police who had arrested three of their companions from Florida following a chase on Interstate 81 in central New York., according to authorities.
Courts Grapple With Dependency Pleas From Undocumented TeensIn a type of case it said has become increasingly common, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected a legal-dependency request for a Guatemalan teen who entered the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
Floridians Urged To Avoid Leprosy-Infected ArmadillosCases of leprosy, a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria, are up in Florida—and experts are saying armadillos are to blame.
South Florida Reacts Day Before Historic Cuban Embassy OpeningMonday marks a major step in the effort to normalize relations with the Cuban government, and South Florida is reacting to the historic change.
Local Paralympic Swim Team Break U.S. Relay RecordsFour members of the Athletes Without Limits National Paralympic swim team broke the standing long course American record for the 400 meter individual medley relay on Saturday in Jupiter, Florida.
Auto Safety Agency Chief In Miami On Air Bag TourNational Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind was in Miami Wednesday on a tour dealing with defective air bags.
Court Rejects Dependency Pleas From Immigrant TeensIn a pair of similar cases, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday turned down dependency requests by teens from El Salvador and Honduras who want to apply for permanent residency in the United States.
Klinsmann Shakes Up US Roster For Gold Cup Knockout RoundsThe U.S. Men’s National Team may have won their group in the opening stage of the Gold Cup but that doesn’t mean there isn’t much for the squad to improve on.
Obama Commutes Sentences Of 11 Convicts in FloridaFive men, serving life sentences for drug crimes in Florida, have had those prison terms cut by President Barack Obama.