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Charge Dropped against State Official

Posted: 8:31 AM - Prosecutors in Orlando have dropped a misdemeanor charge of violating public meeting law against a former official with the Florida Department of Transportation.

Price Tag for New Tampa Area Expressway is $454M

Updated: 7:23 AM - Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million -- about $116 million more than first announced.

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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory....
  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site
    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago....
  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document....
  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers....
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days....
  • AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers
    IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) -- Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies....
  • Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city....
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....
  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard....
  • Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud....
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory....
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days....
  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi
    CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition....
  • Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site
    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) -- As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago....
  • Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes
    GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law....
  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document....
  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill....
  • Divided House moves toward vote on border crisis
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support....
  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails....
  • Kerry: `No promise' of cease-fire
    NEW DELHI (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says there's, quote, "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip....
  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains....
  • Stocks slump as earnings disappoint
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell in early trading Thursday as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. That stimulus has underpinned gains in the stock market for years....
  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes. The move comes one day after House GOP lawmakers voted to sue Obama for allegedly misusing presidential powers....
  • Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers....
  • Exxon profit surges, but production slips
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped 6 percent, disappointing analysts....
  • Sony surprises with first quarter profit
    TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker....
  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter....
  • Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach
    DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish betting company Paddy Power says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords....
  • Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why....
  • Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
    NEW YORK (AP) -- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things....
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