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Governor’s veto leaves Charlotte sore
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners are disheartened and baffled after coming up on the short end of state budget funding when the governor’s veto pen stripped the county of millions approved … Find out how to read more online.
Hot, humid days expected
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents sweltering with a heat index reaching 105 degrees over the weekend should get some relief this work week. The index measuring what the weather feels like with … Find out how to read more online.
Sailor, cruiser unscathed in Allied invasions
Mon  Jul 6 2015 08:30AM
The USS Philadelphia sailed in convoys to Algeria and Sicily through the treacherous Mediterranean of 1943. It entered Palermo Harbor and struck at enemy shore batteries, and was there when … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks slip amid global sell-off
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren’t as steep as many had feared. With time running out for … read more.

Throngs gather for pope in S. America
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning … read more.

Frisco’s ‘sanctuary’ status under fire
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on … read more.

Islamic State regains control of Syrian town
Tue  Jul 7 2015 01:19AM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has regained control of a northern Syrian town captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists and IS-linked social media outlets reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS fighters … read more.

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Overtime overreaction?
Sun  Jul 5 2015 08:30AM
Local reaction to an Obama administration proposal to increase eligibility for overtime pay is split. It may mean more money in some people’s pocket, but many say businesses will just find a way to get around it. The Obama administration … Find out how to read more online.

Building keeps booming in North Port
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
The fireworks you hear tonight might be an echo of North Port’s building boom. Coming off a strong final six months of 2014, when the city issued 312 permits worth $76.4 million, the city issued 402 permits between January and June 2015 … Find out how to read more online.

Boaters: Keep an eye out for manatees
Fri  Jul 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — An aerial survey in February suggested a record number of more than 6,000 manatees swam in Florida waters. But as 2015 progresses, more manatees are dying from watercraft injuries than a five-year average would suggest, according to Florida … Find out how to read more online.

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