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  1. PunditFact: Bill O'Reilly challenges Mike Huckabee on Iran nuclear deal alternative


    The Obama administration says the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran is a significant improvement over the status quo. Critics say the opposite — that no deal would be better.

    An exchange between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, left, and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee focuses on Russia and China.
  2. Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to address black voters in Florida Friday


    MIAMI — Rivals Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will speak at the same event for the first time during the presidential campaign when they deliver their messages to black voters at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, a gathering that will also draw three more 2016 contenders.

  3. Just announced: 'Walking Dead' will return to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights


    To the surprise of no one, Universal Orlando confirmed Thursday that The Walking Dead will return to Halloween Horror Nights for the fourth year in a row. The AMC zombie drama has been one of the most popular mazes at HHN, built in close collaboration with the creators of the series. This year's Walking Dead …

    Walkers in Season 5 of The Walking Dead. AMC
  4. Wildlife officials say young Florida panther hit by vehicle is 24th to die this year


    NAPLES — Wildlife officials say a Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

  5. Burmese python bagged in Everglades measures 18 feet, 3 inches and 133 pounds


    A massive python slithering along the tram road at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park may be one for the record books.

    University of Florida researchers captured this female Burmese python, measuring 18 feet, 3 inches, and weighing 133 pounds, while tracking invasive species at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park on July 9.[U.S. Geological Survey]
  6. Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet to settle property lawsuit with Tallahassee lawyer

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members will settle a three-year-old legal battle next week that will give the state access to property it wants to acquire to build a park near the Governor's Mansion.

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet will settle a lawsuit over access to property the state wants to acquire as part of a project to enhance the Governor's mansion. [Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP]
  7. Islamic State sympathizer accused of plotting to bomb a Florida beach


    MIAMI — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says.

    Federal agents and Key West police officers gather in a restaurant parking lot in Key West on Monday. A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach. [Rob O'Neal | Key West Citizen via AP]
  8. Missing Florida teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

    Public Safety

    TEQUESTA — Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.

    People gather during a candlelight vigil and paper balloon release at Jupiter Inlet Park on Monday for teenagers Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen in Jupiter. [Thomas Cordy |  Palm Beach Post via AP]
  9. Florida Senate concedes legal battle, sets special session to redraw districts

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After spending nearly three years and millions of dollars defending its redistricting maps, the Florida Senate gave up the fight Tuesday as it conceded for the first time that the courts were going to find it violated the state Constitution.

    The Legislature will meet from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6, according to a joint statement put out by House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, pictured, and Senate President Andy Gardiner. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  10. Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle.