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  • Rx for Danger: Prescription-abuse tracker on hold in Florida

    Rx for Danger: Prescription-abuse tracker on hold in Florida
    During a two-month span early this year, Sanford resident Judith Pickrell was prescribed 930 doses of the powerful painkiller oxycodone. Pickrell got her prescriptions from doctors in Orlando and Lake Mary, and, detectives say, didn't tell either...
  • Space-shuttle retirement homes: Cape Canaveral, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

    Space-shuttle retirement homes: Cape Canaveral, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
    CAPE CANAVERAL — When space shuttle Atlantis returns from its final mission in July, it will come home to stay at Kennedy Space Center. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday that the Visitors Center here will get to keep and display...
  • Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll

    Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll
    Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012. In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
  • Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall

    Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall
    We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes. Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
  • 100 Naked Body Scan Images Leaked Online

    100 Naked Body Scan Images Leaked Online
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- A technology website has published 100 images they said were taken by body scanner machines at the Florida Federal courthouse. They were images that weren't supposed to be saved. According to the report in Gizmodo said U.S....
  • Here's why Casey Anthony does not deserve death penalty

    Here's why Casey Anthony does not deserve death penalty
    I am beginning to wonder if Casey Anthony and José Baez could pull off the impossible. Not exoneration from the jury but a death sentence from the judge. As satisfying as that may be to the multitudes who have posted comments on our coverage of this...
  • Cops: Woman Raped Boy, 13, She Met Playing X-Box Online

    Cops: Woman Raped Boy, 13, She Met Playing X-Box Online
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 36-year-old woman is accused flying across the country to have sex with a 13-year-old boy she befriended while playing X-Box Live online. Rachel Ann Hicks was taken into custody Friday by Orange County sheriff's...
  • 25 years after Challenger disaster: NASA officials, others reflect

    25 years after Challenger disaster: NASA officials, others reflect
    WASHINGTON — Two days before Challenger made its final, fateful flight, Carl McNair spoke to his brother Ron McNair on the telephone. It was mostly small talk: Super Bowl XX being played that day, William "Refrigerator" Perry, the weather. "He...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Judge Belvin Perry faces media glare

    Casey Anthony trial: Judge Belvin Perry faces media glare
    As a Casey Anthony hearing broke for lunch Wednesday, Chief Judge Belvin Perry walked across his courtroom and up to a podium facing not the witness stand or the bench, but television cameras. In minutes, Perry went from assessing arcane testimony...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Trial watchers look forward to closing arguments

    Casey Anthony trial: Trial watchers look forward to closing arguments
    For weeks, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Casey Anthony trial have built toward Sunday's final bid to sway the jury that will decide the guilt or innocence of the woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie. That fact was not...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury

    Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury
    CLEARWATER — It took two weeks, inquiries of dozens of potential jurors and several crises threatening the administration of justice, but by late Friday a jury was sworn in for Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial. A group of 12 jurors and...