Morning Headlines For Wednesday

The NEW AM820 NewsORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal a decision denying his request for a declaration of a state of emergency by federal officials following the Orlando nightclub massacre. A spokeswoman says Scott doesn’t understand why the request was denied. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the disaster fund is not an appropriate source for such money.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Obama administration will aggressively target 18-34-year-olds during next health insurance open enrollment as time is running out for government to fix gaps in the law. Insurance companies need healthy young people to balance the costs of caring for older, sicker adults, who were the first and largest demographic to sign up for insurance under so-called Obamacare. Officials say they will target millennials by combing through tax records and seeing who paid fine for not having insurance.

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How is Donald Trump likely to portray Hillary Clinton. The likely Republican presidential nominee will lambaste his Democratic rival as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration.

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House republicans are offering proposals for health care changes. GOP initiatives to repeal and replace “Obamacare” are being unveiled amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.

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Americans still want to own homes, but student debt, rising rents and the leftover wreckage from the nearly decade-old housing bust are restraining people’s ability to buy, a study finds.

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off the coast of southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the man left Sarasota early Sunday with his sons, ages 13 and 15, and 17-year-old daughter. They were heading to Fort Myers to have repairs done on the sailboat.

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four people, including a child, are dead after a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in central Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Tuesday morning near Lakeland. Troopers say the truck veered into a median, crashed through a cable barrier and continued into the westbound lanes near Lakeland. The driver and passenger in the truck were both ejected.

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing her boyfriend. The Ledger reports that 42-year-old Natasha Turner was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida wildlife officials will consider whether to hold another bear hunt at their quarterly meeting. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will listen to four proposals during a Wednesday meeting in Eastpoint, which is in the Florida Panhandle.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Emergency dispatchers received two 911 calls on June 14 in the moments after an alligator dragged a 2-year-old Nebraska boy into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World. Spokesman Tim O’Toole at the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which handles calls at Disney World, said the first call that was made about Lane Graves, the young boy that was dragged by an alligator in the lagoon, came from the “drop phone” at a lifeguard stand.

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DUBLIN (AP) _ Another high-profile sports star has pulled out of the Rio Olympics. Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika virus. In a statement released by his management company today, the four- time major winner says “I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else.” He says Zika presents an unacceptable risk.

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