The Associated Press

The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday.

Port Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay announced five new cruises to Cuba, starting in 2018.

Officials from other national memorials will be on a panel during the first public meeting to discuss what should be in a memorial to the victims of the Florida nightclub massacre.

The Florida Channel

Republican state senator Jack Latvala says he is entering the Florida governor's race.

State of Florida

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the leading Republican candidate for governor, said Tuesday that Americans don't need to fight about Confederate statues and should instead focus on fighting the country's 21st century enemies.

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The number of tourists visiting Florida continues to grow.

The number of active hate groups in Florida ranks second among other states in the nation.

Marc J. Yacht

Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia.

A second Miami judge has ruled that recent changes to Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law are unconstitutional.

The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials.

Wiki Commons

The president of a Southwest Florida NAACP chapter says a white supremacist rally in Virginia has prompted him to resume efforts to remove Confederate monuments.

James Muwakkil leads the NAACP chapter in Lee County, which is named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The chapter's 2015 efforts to change Lee's portrait in county commission chambers were unsuccessful.

MyFloridaHouse.gov

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would make it harder for state legislators to raise taxes or fees.

Susan Giles Wantuck / WUSF Public Media

A Florida group trying to preserve Confederate monuments is backing a new effort: erecting a statue of Snooty the manatee.

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Three people died in a crash on a Tampa expressway that police say was caused by a woman who was impaired by alcohol.

A sentencing hearing in a Medicare fraud case against a prominent Florida eye doctor separately accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was postponed Thursday at the last minute.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in California say they're struggling to recover two bodies from a car that crashed down a cliff two weeks ago and landed in the middle of a raging river.

Thailand's Consulate in Los Angeles says it believes the bodies belong to two Thai students who attend the University of South Florida and were vacationing in California.

Florida's Department of Health has licensed two additional medical marijuana treatment centers.

The mother of a Manatee County girl found dead in a freezer has been sentenced to 65 years in prison.

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.

MyFloridaHouse.gov

When 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida in 2016, Gov. Rick Scott publicly offered his sympathy to the victims' families and the LGBT community.

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