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Drone Racing League is headed to Orlando, Florida, this October

Orlando - On October 8, 2019, the Drone Racing League will be holding an event in Orlando, Florida, at the Addition Financial Arena .

One year after Orlando shooting, 'Angels' fight hatred

Orlando - Shocked by the slaughter at Florida's Pulse nightclub one year ago, Jen Vargas joined an organization called the Angel Force and was soon wearing wings made of sheets to help shield the LGBT community from anti-gay hatred.

Review: DJ Tony Moran soars on new song 'High,' helps Orlando victims Special

Orlando - DJ Tony Moran tugs at the heart on a remake of "High," where he collaborates with dance queens Nicki Richards and Zhana Roiya.

Op-Ed: How did Orlando nightclub shooter escape FBI scrutiny?

Fort Pierce - Even if nothing more than misery and alarm comes from last week's mass shooting in a Florida nightclub, at least U.S. law enforcement will have to stop taking bows over keeping the country safe from terrorism.

Florida prosecutor suspended after anti-Orlando Facebook rants

Orlando - An assistant state attorney in Florida has been suspended after he posted nasty remarks about Orlando shortly after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. This is not the first time he has been in trouble over social media posts.

'The Voice' star Christina Grimmie shot to death after FL concert

Orlando - Former 'The Voice' contestant Christina Grimmie was fatally shot after performing a concert in Orlando, Florida, Friday night. She was 22.

Grandma died after snake bit boy at Disney park, family alleges

Orlando - An Alabama family alleges that an escaped snake at Disney's Animal Kingdom plopped out of a tree and bit a boy, leading to the death of the boy's grandmother. Matt Morgan, the family's attorney, said Thursday that the family plans to sue Disney World.

Universal to expand Harry Potter World with new ride and shops

Orlando - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando will soon add new shops, dining establishments, and a new thrill ride to Diagon Alley. Potter fans will recognize these iconic features from the books and movies.

Mobile phone saves life of Florida man in botched robbery attempt

Orlando - An Orlando gas station worker had a lucky escape when his mobile phone blocked a bullet fired at him by a robber. The attempted robbery took place last Monday morning at a Hess station in Winter Garden, Orlando.

FBI shot Todashev during interrogation before signing confession

Orlando - FBI have shot a Chechen man, a professional martial-arts fighter, during an interview related to April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a triple killing in Waltham, Mass., in September 2011.

Video: Raptors' DeMar DeRozan sinks game-winning shot vs Orlando

The high-scoring guard on the Toronto Raptors hit a fadeaway jumper in the dying seconds of Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic. DeRozan's 22 points and Amir Johnson's 21-10 double-double helped Toronto eke out a 97-95 road win.

Hand grenades found in downtown Disney trash can

Last night a maintenance worker in Downtown Disney found what looked like three hand grenades in one of the trash cans located on the site. It is being reported the grenades were hollowed out and pose no threat.

Op-Ed: Forget tax hikes and stop tax fraud

Woo hoo, Boo Boo! Houston just made another Top 5 list! Okay, maybe we should say “boo hoo” instead, because it's the list of US cities most likely to have big-time identity thieves stealing billions of dollars by filing fraudulent tax returns.

Lifeguard fired for saving man in 'unprotected' beach area

Hallandale - A Florida lifeguard was fired after he rushed to save a swimmer struggling to stay alive in the "unprotected" stretch of the beach, where visitors are warned to swim at their own risk.

Walt Disney World making progress on new 'Fantasyland'

Orlando - In 2009 Walt Disney World unveiled a plan to expand its Fantasyland section. The construction is anticipated to go until 2014, but reports say many attractions will be opening prior to this date.

NBA: Howard powers Magic past Raptors Special

Toronto - With all the speculation swirling around the NBA about whether Dwight Howard will be traded before this season’s trade deadline, the powerful centre looked unaffected in the pre-game shoot around moments before tipoff against the Toronto Raptors.

New video footage of Challenger Space Shuttle disaster unearthed

Cape Canaveral - Previously unseen footage of the Challenger disaster has surfaced over a quarter of a century after the tragic explosion that claimed the lives of seven crew members including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.

Sneaker causes riot in Florida, then on eBay with bid of $99,100

Orlando - More than 100 Orlando riot police officers wielding batons and shields, were called to the Florida Mall Foot Locker Thursday to break up a large crowd waiting for the midnight, first-come first-serve release of Nike's latest limited edition sneaker.

Op-Ed: Crime reporting - the British way and the American way

Bristol - Yesterday, the BBC morning news programme read out a complaint from a viewer about the coverage of the murder trial of Vincent Tabak. She called it voyeurish. If she'd seen the Casey Anthony trial coverage, she'd have freaked out.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony hit by costs order

Orlando - The State of Florida has ensured that Casey Anthony will not profit from her notoriety for the foreseeable future by hitting her with a bill for nearly a hundred thousand dollars.

Op-Ed: The future for Casey Anthony

Orlando - Although she was acquitted of murdering her daughter, Casey Anthony’s legal problems continue, as do those of the people responsible for both monitoring and protecting her.

Op-Ed: How to Feel Better About the Casey Anthony Verdict

Orlando - Many justice-loving Americans were shocked when Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder, manslaughter or aggravated child abuse.

Op-Ed: Jose Baez — past, present, and future

Orlando - When the jury acquitted Casey Anthony of all major charges at her murder trial, some people suggested the future looked bright for Jose Baez, but were they being over-optimistic?

Casey Anthony will not be released from jail, free July 13 or 17

Orlando - Casey Anthony charged and acquitted of murdering her child was in court this morning, to be sentenced on lying to police and received four years in jail, but because of time served, she could be out in a month.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering Caylee

Orlando - Casey Anthony has been acquitted of the most serious charges, for murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, but still has to go before the court on Thursday at 9am to answer to the charges of four misdemeanors (lying to police.)

Casey Anthony – a simplified timeline

Orlando - A simplified timeline for Casey Anthony and the murder of her daughter Caylee, compiled up until after her acquittal on July 5, 2011.

Casey Anthony trial – the jury is out

Orlando - The trial of the Florida woman accused of the murder of her two year old daughter is drawing to a close. We could have verdicts on all counts by Wednesday, or sooner.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony trial – Jose’s finest hour

Orlando - After having relied on innuendo, insults and absurd conspiracy theories to pour scorn on the charge that his client murdered her young daughter, Jose Baez delivered a closing speech of epic proportions.

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony trial – the State’s closing speech

Orlando - Today is Sunday, and tomorrow is Independence Day; in this already unique murder trial, the jurors have been listening to closing arguments, and tomorrow they should begin their deliberations.

Florida activists arrested while attempting to feed the homeless

Orlando - At least twenty-one 'Food Not Bombs' volunteers have been arrested in a Florida park for feeding the homeless and other needy people who are struggling to survive in an economy that doesn't show any signs of improvement.
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A woman offers free hugs in Washington, DC on June 12, 2016, in reaction to the mass shootings at a gay club in Orlando, Florida
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The London Gay men's Choir sang a beautiful tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting.
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A technician prepares to take a platelet donation from Stephen Ruiz at the Oneblood blood center on June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida
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