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  • Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff

    Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff
    A video released Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of journalist and former UCF student Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants is sparking outrage and calls for more action against the group. The video shows an Islamic State militant killing a...
  • New early-voting site to open at UCF

    New early-voting site to open at UCF
    East Orange County voters will have another early-voting option for the November 4 general election, on the University of Central Florida campus, the county's 13th early voting location. The site, at the Barbara Ying International Students Center, 12815...
  • Despite dangers, Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

    Despite dangers, Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll
    WASHINGTON - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic...
  • Winter Park looks to limit solicitors at farmers market

    Winter Park looks to limit solicitors at farmers market
    Winter Park's weekly farmers market has long been a popular way to spend a Saturday morning, with shoppers browsing among displays of fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and landscape plants. But it's also become a popular spot for candidates to campaign,...
  • 20,000 turn out for Heart Walk at UCF

    20,000 turn out for Heart Walk at UCF
    The sun had barely been up for an hour when the countdown to start the Greater Orlando Heart Walk came booming over speakers at the University of Central Florida. Jay Langfelder and his 16-year-old grandson, Austin Langfelder of St. Cloud, were among the...
  • A list of the annual Schwartz Tech Awards nominees

    A list of the annual Schwartz Tech Awards nominees
    The annual Schwartz Tech Awards, one of the regions biggest awards for the tech industry, has approved a list of 50 nominees for the upcoming Sept. 30 final celebration. Since it’s an impressive list selected by the region’s leading tech...
  • Driving safety video earns student scholarship money

    Doing a Google search for video scholarship contests, David Ramirez stumbled upon Bridgestone's Teens Drive Smart program and decided to enter. To his surprise, the freshman film major at the University of Central Florida won third place in the video...
  • Orlando Science Center hosts Avatar exhibit

    Orlando Science Center hosts Avatar exhibit
    It sounds like an intriguing premise – can toys be used to get children interested … in becoming computer scientists or engineers? To test that theory, computer scientists and engineers at the University of Central Florida and the...
  • Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures

    Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures
    Heather Quinn is determined to see Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Les Miserables," which opens Friday night. "I love 'Les Miz,'" said the Orlando resident, using the fans' nickname for the hit musical. She's not alone. The Shakes set a...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • UF top Florida school in annual U.S. News rankings (again)

    UF top Florida school in annual U.S. News rankings (again)
    The University of Florida is once again the state's top-ranked public university, according to the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The Gainesville school earned a Top 50 spot on the "national universities" list and even a higher place on...