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Hulk Hogan Sex Video Trial Postponed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The civil trial between former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and the website Gawker has been postponed. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday. But on Thursday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal filed

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BP To Pay Record $18.7 BILLION To States For Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP is preparing to pay a record $18.7 billion to affected states. The oil giant hopes the settlement announced Thursday will bring

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US And Cuba Plan Embassies And Not All In GOP Object

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican objections, especially from GOP presidential hopefuls, illustrate the obstacles ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders plan to open embassies in Havana and Washington later this month. But some GOP lawmakers are supporting Wednesday’s announcement that

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FL Gets $3.2 Billion For BP Gulf Spill Damage

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday’s settlement announcement comes as a federal

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Cuba: Give Us Guantanamo Back

President Obama announced the re-opening of the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba this morning. Cuba will also establish diplomatic turf in Washington, DC, but declared that “normalized” relationships will develop only if the United States meets certain criteria. The

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Convicted BP Engineer To Get New Trial Related To Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court says a former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th

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Supreme Court Opens Door To End Death Penalty

ATLANTA (AP) _ A loss in at the U.S. Supreme Court this week is offering a glimmer of hope for death penalty opponents. Justice Stephen Breyer questioned the constitutionality of the death penalty in dissenting from a 5-4 ruling

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Daytona International Speedway Will Not Ban Confederate Flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said

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National Hurricane Center Launches Spanish Hurricane Website

MIAMI (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The

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Thousands Of Cuban Migrants Sent Home

MIAMI (AP) _ U.S. Coast Guard officials say homemade vessels recently used by Cuban migrants attempting to reach Florida shores are a “recipe for disaster.” U.S. authorities returned 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. Coast