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    • Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views
      on November 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a fired Atlanta fire chief are arguing that their client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city dispute that. Kelvin Cochran was fired in January 2015 after writing a book that city […]

    • Pfizer tells Nebraska not to use its drugs in execution
      on November 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is demanding that Nebraska return any drugs manufactured by the company or an affiliate that the state plans to use in an execution. State prison officials announced last week that it plans to […]

    • Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues
      on November 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Homeland Security Department for more specific answers to a series of contentious immigration policy questions. They want to know if Kirstjen […]

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    • Jacksonville Landing owner sues city for 'contractual breaches'
      on November 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      The company that owns and operates the Jacksonville Landing buildings announced Thursday it has sued the city of Jacksonville, claiming multiple contractual breaches by the city, which owns the land beneath the riverfront complex.Sleiman Enterprises […]

    • Unemployment drops as Florida recovers from Hurricane Irma
      on November 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Florida's unemployment continues to drop as the state regains jobs it lost after Hurricane Irma.State officials announced Friday that the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in October, down 0.2 points from the month before and lower than the national […]

    • Property taxes likely to spur school funding fight
      on November 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Another battle about using increases in local property taxes to bolster public schools will complicate upcoming state budget negotiations.In his $87.4 billion budget proposal for 2018-2019, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday called for a $770 million […]

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    • Report: Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston reportedly groped Uber driver in 2016
      on November 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      The NFL is reportedly investigating allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, Jameis Winston, groped a female Uber driver in 2016, according to BuzzFeed News and other sources.BuzzFeed posted an article Friday saying a letter was sent from […]

    • Judge resentences Maddie Clifton's killer to life in prison
      on November 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Josh Phillips will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 1998 murder of his 8-year-old neighbor, Circuit Judge Waddell Wallace III announced Friday morning.Phillips, now 33, was 14 years old when he hit his neighbor, Maddie Clifton, […]

    • 'Miracle on Hudson' survivor gives back with gobblers
      on November 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      After living through a high-profile, near-death experience, a Julington Creek man is giving back to the community.Casey Jones was a passenger aboard US Airways Flight 1549, which struck a flock of geese and crash-landed safely in the Hudson River. […]

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    • Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan
      on November 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      By Andreas Cremer and Jan Schwartz WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars. The […]

    • US rig count up by 8 this week to 915; Texas up 7
      on November 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 915. That’s up from the 588 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that […]

    • Recalls this week: self-balancing scooters, crossbows
      on November 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Thousands of self-balancing scooters, referred to as hoverboards, are being recalled this week because their batteries can overheat and explode. Other recalled consumer products include crossbows and lawn mowers. Here’s a more detailed look: […]

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