Orlando

MLS Review: Kaka scores on return for Orlando, Sounders complete three

The Brazilian made an immediate impact as high-flying Orlando City accounted for the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Saturday.<p>Orlando City captain Kaka scored in his long-awaited return, while reigning MLS champion Seattle Sounders rallied from three goals down to earn a draw against the New England …

Soccer

Orlando City captain Kaká is back, talking about championships

Just before Kaká prepared to make his grand entrance during the 60th minute as the sellout crowd roared its approval and fans chanted his name, Will …

Soccer

80-year-old woman dies after car crashes into median

An 80-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night.<p>St. Petersburg Police said Lillie Addison was traveling northbound in the …

Travel

UCF clinic for PTSD cut as lawmakers close in on budget

TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers on Sunday firmed up many details of the state’s $83 billion budget but not before cutting state funds for UCF Restores, which …

Government

Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado

Nearly 50 people have been taken to hospitals after a tornado swept through the East Texas city of Canton.<p>A spokeswoman for ETMC Regional Heathcare …

Weather

Puerto Rican leaders, culture celebrated in downtown Orlando

Hundreds of parade-goers clad in Puerto Rican-flag T-shirts, hats, towels and dresses danced and screamed as floats carrying Puerto Rican celebrities …

Caribbean

Jeep crashes into Clearwater home, police say

Clearwater police are looking for a driver who crashed into a home on Saturday and fled.<p><b>Driver slams Jeep into Clearwater home</b>• <b><br>Jeep reported</b> …

Trucks

2017 AIA Conference: Snapshots from #A17Con in Orlando

As the 2017 AIA Conference in Orlando draws to a close, take a peek at some snapshots from the conference, expo, and city.<p><b>Keynote speaker Francis</b> …

Orlando woman dies after running into traffic on I-275 in Pinellas County, troopers say

An Orlando woman is dead after leaving a vehicle and running into traffic on Interstate 275 Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Crime

For Trump in White House, conflicts of interest range widely

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first …

Donald Trump

It's too early to say the Magic will offer David Griffin their top basketball ops job

No one questions that David Griffin is on the Orlando Magic’s radar, but an ESPN report saying the Magic “intend to offer” their top basketball …

Basketball

Husband kills wife in front of 4 kids after learning unborn baby not his, cops say

After brutally pummeling his pregnant wife to death with a pipe wrench in front of their four children Wednesday night, Claude Sejour called 911 and …

Crime

Universal plans to add more defendants to drainage lawsuit

A judge has granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Universal Studios Water Parks against Orange County and The Enclave at Orlando Condominium …

Walt Disney Company

Strangers send cards to young cancer patient in Orlando

Jay Ryon has been fighting leukemia since 2014 - when he was 7 years old. Since then, he and his family have spent countless nights in the hospital, which is not a fun place for a kid.<p>Since his journey began, Jay's arm had to be amputated due to an infection. He's had a bone marrow transplant and …

Medicine

Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti pays tribute to soldiers killed in Kupwara encounter

<b>Jammu:</b> Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and her deputy Nirmal Singh on Thursday paid rich tribute to a Captain and two other soldiers …

Pakistan

People are paying good money to watch other people play video games in Tampa

<b>By CHRISTOPHER SPATA</b><p><i>Times Staff Writer</i><p>A troupe of performers will walk on stage Sunday.<p>Fans who shelled out more — sometimes far more — than $50 to …

You Tube

Rapids will face a major challenge trying to contain Orlando striker Cyle Larin

COMMERCE CITY — The Rapids are girding for a major challenge Saturday afternoon in the heat and humidity of central Florida, taking on an Orlando …

Soccer

9 arrested after student was targeted, attacked because of sexual orientation, deputies say

Nine teenagers were arrested after a student was targeted and attacked near an Orange County middle school because of his sexual orientation, …

Crime

Magic should do everything possible to hire Larry Bird

Running off at the typewriter …Now that Larry Bird is reportedly stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers, Magic ownership should do …

NFL Draft

Osceola County charter school teacher accused of battering, exposing himself to students

A Kissimmee charter-school teacher was arrested Friday after being accused of battering and exposing himself to students in his classroom, according …

Crime

Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown this weekend

With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. …

Government

Powerboat racers hit the water this weekend for the Gulfport Grand Prix

Do you have a need for speed? Well, look no further than the city of Gulfport.• <b>Gulfport Grand Prix held this weekend</b>• <b><br>Powerboat racers from around</b> …

Motorsport

Suspected drunken driver hits, critically injures kids near Poinciana, deputies say

Three children were hurt Thursday afternoon when a suspected drunken driver struck them after they got off a school bus near Poinciana, officials say.<p>…

Crime

3 inmates recovering after overdosing in Clearwater jail

Authorities are investigating after three inmates overdosed on a white powdery substance at a Florida jail.<p>A Pinellas County Sheriff's news release …

Crime

Two homes destroyed in Osceola fire, official says

Crews are working to contain a fire that has destroyed two mobile homes in Osceola County.<p>The fire broke out Friday evening on Silver Lake Drive, in …

Weather

FSU's Dalvin Cook falls out of first round in 2017 NFL draft

Florida State’s Dalvin Cook will have to wait one more day to realize his NFL dream.<p>Cook, FSU’s standout running back from Miami who was widely …

NFL Draft

Sanford Burnham appoints new trustees

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, Calif., announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees on …

Governance

Michelle Obama talks public service, need for diversity while in Orlando

<b>ORLANDO, Fla.</b> - Former First Lady Michelle Obama made her first public appearance after leaving the White House in Orlando Thursday, talking about …

Michelle Obama

BBC apologises after Orlando Bloom says ‘I’m just a pikey from Kent’ during Radio 1 interview

The one thing problem about broadcasting live is that you can’t control what anyone says on air.<p>Caitlyn Jenner explains how Kris Jenner knew she was …

Orlando Bloom

Log Cabin Republicans: We Resist the #Resist March

June 12, 2017, will be the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Forty-nine LGBT people and straight allies lost their …

LGBTQ