LISTEN LIVE

The Associated Press

Florida insurers selling health insurance under the Affordable Care Act requested the lowest premium hikes since the law's inception, despite numerous obstacles from the Trump administration and major rate increases last year.

A lawyer from South Florida with ties to the state's medical marijuana industry has won the Florida Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner.

Daylina Miller/WUSF News

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for Florida governor Tuesday, pulling off an upset against better funded and better known candidates on his quest to become the state's first black governor.

Mark Scheiner/WUSF

The race for Florida's next attorney general will be between two people from the Tampa area, a former Republican Hillsborough County judge and a Democratic state representative.

Mark Scheiner/WUSF

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis rode President Trump's endorsement to victory in Florida's Republican primary for governor Tuesday, defeating a longtime favorite of the Republican establishment with a campaign based largely around the president.

Daylina Miller/WUSF News

Voters are showing a lot of interest in Florida's 2018 Primary.

State officials report almost 2 million early voting and mail-in ballots have been received – surpassing totals from previous years.

Daylina Miller/WUSF News

A conservative Republican congressman supported by President Donald Trump and the daughter of a former governor who is seeking to become the first female chief executive were trying to fend off other challengers Tuesday in primaries to choose nominees for the seat being vacated by Gov. Rick Scott.

Broward County school board races are usually niche affairs as passionate advocates futilely implore an indifferent public to care, even a decade ago when the nation's sixth-largest district was rocked by bribery and construction scandals.

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press.

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities.

The Senate approved an $854 billion measure Thursday that funds much of the government, including $675 billion for the Defense Department.

The bill combines military spending with disbursements for Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and other agencies.

The bill was approved, 85-7, and now heads to the House.

Florida's top incoming legislative leaders are rejecting Gov. Rick Scott's push to redirect $58 million so school districts can hire more campus police officers. The lawmakers say the state should stay with a program they crafted that puts armed security guards and staff members in its public schools.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify Democrats who say he would restrict abortion access from the bench.

Patricia and Jeff Rodgers figured they did everything right to get rich beyond their wildest dreams selling Herbalife health and personal care products. They attended all of the "Circle of Success" events, brought in new recruits, met their quotas on buying Herbalife goods to sell and even set up a storefront shop.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Of the five major Democrats running for Florida governor, only one reflects the type of candidate that historically has been elected to lead the state: a white, Christian man.

This year hasn't been a good one for the Florida manatee.

According to state wildlife statistics, there have been more manatee deaths so far this year than all of last year.

Federal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women.

A candidate running to become the state's next agriculture commissioner says banking giant Wells Fargo shut down her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana.

Wildlife officials say the scallop population is rebounding following a bout of red tide in Gulf of Mexico off Florida's Panhandle.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Police say two fugitives who fired on a deputy in North Carolina are in custody after a standoff with a SWAT team in Treasure Island.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

U.S. forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season may be less active than they previously predicted.

leamericanos/Wikimedia Commons

The troubles with Florida's SunPass toll system started with what was to be a six-day upgrade in June. It's resulted in a major malfunction that led to motorists across Florida seeing their bank accounts being overdrawn and charged overdraft fees.

The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone?

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. 

A $50 million clean-up project to remove debris from Hurricane Irma has begun in the Florida Keys where a crew lifted a sunken motorhome from a canal.

Federal documents show a University of Florida research unit killed more than 150 birds in the past 10 years to protect plant science work.

Check your mailboxes Florida residents because your new Medicare card is coming soon.

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

Health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in Pinellas County, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.

Apalapala / Wikimedia Commons

Florida is preparing to pay nearly a billion dollars to build a new bridge connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg.

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.

Pages