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Man Loses Fingertips on Disney Ride

Updated: 07/11/2014 - Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

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Disabled People Denied Voting Rights, Group says

Posted: 07/10/2014 - At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

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Police Arrest Man Accused of Kicking Police Horse

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the horse's right thigh.

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Kingston Continues to Lead Perdue in Fundraising

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Georgia Senate candidate Jack Kingston continues to lead fellow Republican David Perdue in fundraising, reporting $1.6 million in contributions over the last two months.

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Park Volunteer Dies in ATV Crash near Gainesville

Updated: 07/10/2014 - The Florida Highway Patrol says a 71-year-old volunteer at a state preserve died when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned and landed on top of him.

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Study: Psych Drug ER Trips Approach 90,000 a Year

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.

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Bail Granted to Movie Theater Shooting Suspect

Posted: 07/11/2014 - A Florida judge has ruled that the former police captain accused in a fatal Pasco County theater shooting should be released with bail set at $150,000.

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Clemency Hearing Set for Georgia Death Row Inmate

Updated: 07/09/2014 - A clemency hearing is set for Wednesday for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murder in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son.

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Police Warn of IRS Scam

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Police say a 72-year-old woman is out $12,000 after falling victim to a scam involving a fake IRS representative.

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All Aboard Florida Says Train Remains on Schedule

Updated: 07/09/2014 - The president of a proposed private passenger rail line from Miami to Orlando says the project remains on schedule, but not all will service at the same time.

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Carter's Fundraising Outpaces Deal in Last Quarter

Posted: 07/08/2014 - New fundraising reports in the Georgia governor's race show Democrat Jason Carter raised more money in the last quarter than Gov. Nathan Deal, though the Republican incumbent still has more cash in the bank.

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Florida Judge Won't Dismiss Medicaid Lawsuit

Posted: 07/08/2014 - A Miami federal judge has refused the state's request to drop a years-long lawsuit alleging the state is providing inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program.

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Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Storage Room

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

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Casey Anthony Trial Judge Retiring from Bench

Posted: 07/07/2014 - A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial three years ago is retiring after nearly 25 years on the bench.

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How Strong is that Drink?

Updated: 07/03/2014 - The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails.

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US Moves to Protect Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

Posted: 07/03/2014 - The National Marine Fisheries Service is listing four distinct populations of a hammerhead shark species as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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Wildlife Officials to Review Manatee Status Change

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Federal wildlife officials are moving forward with a status review of the manatee following a petition from a libertarian legal group representing some north Florida business owners.

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