Update: Thousands gather hours before Trump 2020 rally

2022 Campaign 06/18/19, 13:04

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2 p.m. A boisterous crowd of thousands of supporters has gathered in front of the Amway Center arena in Orlando, Florida, hours before President Donald Trump will hold a rally to formally launch his reelection campaign. A cover band on a stage played Southern ...

Floridians remember 3-year anniversary of Pulse shooting

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:55

Floridians and others around the world are remembering the three-year anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub on Latin night that left 49 people dead.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation for Wednesday ordering state flags to be lowered to half-staff and asking Floridians to pause to remember the ...

Official tells Florida Democrats to expect recount in 2020

U.S. 06/09/19, 02:31

The new voter protection director for Florida Democrats told party activists on Saturday that they should assume there will be a recount during next year's presidential election. "We are going to be prepared," Brandon Peters told a packed room of Democratic activists at the state party's Leadership Blue 2019 meeting at ...

Expert: Florida Democrats need 500,000 more voters

U.S. 06/07/19, 20:36

Florida Democrats need to register a half million more voters before the 2020 presidential election if they hope for the Sunshine State's 29 electoral votes go to their candidate, an elections expert told party leaders Friday. Florida Democrats need to have 5.5 million registered voters by November 2020 if they want ...

President Trump to make 2020 bid official – again – at Florida rally

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:57

President Donald Trump says he will be announcing his reelection campaign next month in Orlando, Florida. Trump shared Friday that he will hold a June 18 rally and will be joined by first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Pence's wife, Karen. The kickoff event is symbolic, coming a week ...

Savarino scores late, Real Salt Lake beats Atlanta United

Soccer 05/24/19, 22:31

Jefferson Savarino's long-range blast late in stoppage time gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.Savarino shook free and sent a high, hard shot from outside the box to the far side for his second goal of the season.Sebastian Saucedo opened the scoring for Salt ...

Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

Soccer 05/24/19, 20:30

Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward banned for two ...

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:15

Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week.The report by the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at AECOM said global attendance at waterparks increased by ...

Small plane lands on Florida highway during rush hour

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:14

A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour and crashed into a car.News outlets report the plane landed Thursday around 5:30 p.m. on an Interstate 4 on-ramp in Maitland, just north of Orlando.Maitland Police Lt. Louis Grindle says there were no injuries.The driver ...

Optimus Prime, Megatron remember 35 years of Transformers

Entertainment 05/15/19, 12:06

The Autobots have been waging their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons for 35 years, but there's no sign the men who voice the Transformers franchise's two most iconic characters would ever take up ion blasters or fusion cannons against each other.Peter Cullen and Frank Welker have ...

source: Cavs interviewing 4 assistants for coaching job

Basketball 05/11/19, 19:19

The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed.Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press.The Cavaliers met Friday night with Denver assistant Jordi Fernandez and interviewed Orlando's Steve Hetzel ...

source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

Sports 05/11/19, 19:10

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and ...

Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

Basketball 05/09/19, 18:38

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue.A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Still most visited place, Orlando had 75 million visitors

U.S. 05/09/19, 13:43

Orlando had 75 million visitors last year as the theme park mecca continued to be the most visited destination in the United States, tourism officials said Thursday.Orlando in 2018 had 68.5 million domestic visitors, a year-to-year increase of 4.1%, and almost 6.5 million international visitors, a year-to-year increase of 5.4%.The ...

MLS All-Star opponent is Atletico Madrid for Orlando game

Sports 05/02/19, 09:06

Atletico Madrid will be the opponent in this summer's Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida.The 10-time La Liga champions are the second team from the Spanish league to play in the showcase after Real Madrid in 2017 in Chicago.This year's game is July 31 at Orlando City Stadium.FILE ...

Florida man guilty of leaving threats for Bernie Sanders

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:40

A Florida man has been convicted of leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.Court records show that a federal jury in Orlando found 57-year-old Robert Francis Pratersch guilty Tuesday of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a threat to injure. He faces up to 15 years in ...

First group completes UCF program for disabled students

U.S. 04/27/19, 02:01

After dropping off their daughter Patricia at her college dorm for the first time, Mike and Nancy Moody were so nervous they booked a room at a nearby hotel for a week, just in case their youngest child needed them quickly."As parents, we were very happy this opportunity came up ...

Magic made big strides in Steve Clifford’s first year

Basketball 04/24/19, 14:31

The Orlando Magic were supposed to have gotten a day off on Jan. 30. Instead, an incensed coach Steve Clifford brought his team in to watch film and make them see all the mistakes they made the night before in a loss to Oklahoma City.Plenty of teams would have grumbled ...

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

Sports 04/22/19, 09:26

If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-round games.For that, they should be thankful.Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. ...

Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend

Sports 04/21/19, 23:07

Road, sweet road.There were eight NBA playoff games this weekend, and all eight were won by the road team. It's the first time in NBA history there were eight road playoff wins in a two-day span."Road wins are the best, especially in the playoffs," Toronto's Kawhi Leonard said.Houston Rockets' Chris ...

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