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Orlando police officials say they will extend a pilot program for a facial recognition tool developed by a subsidiary of Amazon.

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It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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Prosecutors are trying to determine whether a Florida city commissioner should be charged in the fatal shooting of a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store.

Seven companies and four men are facing charges, accused of roles in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

Scientists are studying whether blue-green algae exposure impacts human health.

Florida health officials say a child is the first to die during this year's flu season.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story contained incorrect enrollment dates for the Affordable Care Act. The error has been corrected. 

The enrollment period for buying health insurance through the federal government starts Nov. 1. And in Florida, premiums should be relatively low compared to previous years.

Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for several weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.

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The deadline to vote in November's general election was supposed to be Tuesday, but was pushed back a day in some Florida counties due to the approach of Hurricane Michael.

Now, the state Democratic Party is suing to move that deadline back at least a week to Oct. 16.

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Florida's voters threatened by Hurricane Michael will get an extra day to register to vote ahead of the state's closely-watched races for governor and U.S. Senate.

A Frenchman who was arrested when he arrived in the U.S. for a world beard-growing championship faces a prison sentence in Miami federal court for online drug trafficking using the alias "OxyMonster."

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A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump's effort to tip the court rightward for decades.

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The founder of a company that operated charter schools in several Florida counties was found guilty of using those schools to steer millions of dollars into his personal accounts.

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Police in Lakeland are investigating after City Commissioner Michael Dunn shot and killed a man in the military surplus store Dunn owns.

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Some beaches north of Miami are closed because of a rare red tide outbreak along Florida's Atlantic coast.

Florida officials say an invasive and destructive agricultural pest has been eradicated from Miami-area farmlands.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is being faulted for inadequate oversight of debris removal operations after Hurricane Irma.

It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try.

An airborne irritant has closed at least six beaches in one county along Florida's Atlantic coast.

Disney and The Seminole Tribe of Florida keep pouring money into a campaign to limit future casino gambling.

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The University of Central Florida is extending its offer of in-state tuition to students who came to the school from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria.

The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote at 1:30 p.m. on whether to recommend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

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The Florida grocery chain Publix is expanding its headquarters and adding 700 new jobs over the next decade.

If you're travelling through Miami International Airport, you might notice a few new travelers.

Florida wildlife officials have decided to change fishing rules for snook and redfish through 2019 due to widespread toxic red tide algae in the Gulf of Mexico.

A medical examiner says a man killed in a shooting that reignited the debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law appears to have turned away from the shooter after he drew his gun.

Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is headed back to a Florida courtroom for a status hearing on his death penalty case.

Employers who offer paid family and medical leave to their workers earning up to $72,000 a year can receive tax credits under the new tax law, the government has affirmed.

Another part of Florida is dealing with an outbreak of the toxic algae bloom known as red tide.

Media outlets report that red tide has now showed up in northwest Florida. 

A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage.

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