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SEBRING — The City of Sebring Utilities Department’s front counter customer service area will be renovated with the updating to include bulletproof glass/glazing.
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. – Camila Norona, a senior Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Sebring High School, has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2021.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees to lead his national security team promised a turnabout from the Trump administration’s approach to national security, saying Tuesday they would keep politics out of intelligence agencies, restore an emphasis on cooperating with allies, …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affa…
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media stars waving bottles of champagne. DJs spinning party tunes through multi-hour brunches.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies.
TALLAHASSEE — The latest effort to end Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system will get its first Senate hearing next week. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Jan. 26 will take up a proposal (SB 54) introduced late Friday by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills. The proposal seeks t…
TALLAHASSEE — A proposal that would require more online sellers to collect Florida sales taxes and turn the money over to the state will appear Monday before the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee. The proposal (SB 50), filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, for the upcoming legislative s…
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health, who was fired for insubordination after repeatedly violating the agency’s policy about communicating with the media, turned herself in to sheriff’s officials on Sunday night on charges of accessing computer equipment without…
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A man wanted in the weekend kidnapping of a South Florida family is now in custody in Alexandria, Virginia, police said Monday morning.
President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African Diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday evening that will celebrate the nation’s diversity ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed.
CHICAGO (AP) — A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and c…
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday acknowledged errors in fighting the unprecedented pandemic, but in a speech aimed at preserving his second mandate, he told lawmakers his government can “hold its head high.”
MOSCOW (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Alexei Navalny to be remanded in custody for 30 days, the Russian opposition leader’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.
Highlands County saw an additional 31 cases of COVID-19, according to Sunday’s report from the Florida Department of Health. Of the new cases, 30 of them were residents and there was one new non-resident case. The county has now seen 5,864 cases, with 5,804 of those cases being residents.
TAMPA — She is Black, she is American and she has ancestral roots in Africa, but Gigi Best-Richardson does not refer to herself as African American.
MIAMI — More than 300 kilos of cocaine bricks were found during a baggage scan at a Miami airport. Two of the men charged in the drug bust are police officers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to federal authorities.
SAN DIEGO — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.
NEW YORK — The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge blamed the dramatic crash on mechanical failure, saying Saturday that the tandem vehicle “just took off” as he slowed into a turn.
NORFOLK, Va. — A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men were stationed in Africa.
CAIRO — The death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province climbed to at least 83, including women and children, a doctor’s union and aid worker said, as sporadic violence continued Sunday.
MEXICO CITY — One day after Mexico angered U.S. officials by publishing an entire 751-page U.S. case file against former Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, the Mexican prosecutors who exonerated him released their own version — but with so many pages wholly blacked out it was almost impo…
BELGRADE, Serbia — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories.