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GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a...

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in...

High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

BY JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling this week could have a "chilling effect" on the many lawsuits filed in St....

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

MILAN (AP) — Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long...

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk,...

Judge allows lawsuit on life-ending drugs for terminally ill

BY AMY TAXIN RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law letting terminally ill patients...

Everglades Wonder Gardens teaching kids about SWFL ecology

With summer in full swing, many parents are searching for fun and educational activities that get the kids off of the couch. Everglades Wonder Gardens...

Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

BY ANICK JESDANUN NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a stunning move that gives it hundreds of stores across the...

US housing starts drop for 3rd straight month

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the...

Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners

BY ALEX VEIGA A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles,...

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Lee Commission pursuing Edison Farms land for conservation

The Lee County Commission voted to begin negotiations to purchase the piece of Estero wetlands known as Edison Farms. The 4,000-acre property has been high...

Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be able to attend the...

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed...

Citizens’ Insurance proposes rate hike

Property Insurance rates could be on the rise for some around the state next year, as the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors voted...