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Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, left, and his 5-year-old brother Galip Kurdi drowned off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday. [Photo courtesy of Tima Kurdi  | Canadian Press via AP]

Father of drowned refugee boy photographed on beach describes boat's sinking

ISTANBUL — The little boy on the beach had a name, and it was Aylan. Searing images of the Syrian toddler's drowned body, washed ashore after the raft carrying his refugee family capsized off the Turkish coast, pricked consciences worldwide and galvanized passionate debate over the international response to the eno …


Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga, left, earlier this year with Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida chief justice announces he has kidney cancer

Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, the first Cuban American to lead the Florida Supreme Court, announced on Friday that he will undergo treatment this month for kidney cancer. ...


Labor unrest ends hectic day for St. Petersburg City Council

ST. PETERSBURG---The City Council got its first public reaction to a proposed $224 million general fund budget at the end of a busy day....


Florida education news: Taxes, snakes, air conditioning and more

OPTIMISTIC: Supporters of a local sales tax supporting Hernando schools feel confident heading to next week's referendum....