Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Florida. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Florida News Editor Terry Spencer at 800-824-5498 or 305-594-5825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SANFORD — George Zimmerman will go before a judge Tuesday, seeking bail on charges that he pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend. The hearing comes four months after his acquittal on charges that he murdered Trayvon Martin. By Mike Schneider. Upcoming: 800 words from 1:30 p.m. hearing, photo, video.
MIAMI — A bail hearing is scheduled for William Potts, the American convicted in Cuba of hijacking an airliner to Havana in 1984 and now facing U.S. air piracy charges after his voluntary return. Federal prosecutors oppose bail, contending that Potts is likely to flee the country and could be a danger to the community. By Curt Anderson. UPCOMING: 400 words from 10 a.m. hearing.
MIAMI — The Obama administration's top health official is visiting Miami and Orlando on Tuesday to talk up the Affordable Care Act as fallout from the new law grows. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama have repeatedly apologized for a dismal launch of www.healthcare.gov , which consumers in 36 states were supposed to use beginning on Oct. 1 to sign up for new coverage. By Kelli Kennedy. NEWSNOW to move overnight. UPCOMING: 600 words following 1:30 p.m. event.
ORLANDO — Orlando City Soccer is expected to announce a franchise agreement with Major League Soccer that will officially give the city its second major league sports team. Both city and county officials have both approved the use of tourism funding for construction of a new $84 million downtown stadium which was the final hurdle the MLS said that needed to cleared to award a team. Orlando City has sought to move up to MLS since it began playing in the minors in 2010. The announcement will be held at downtown's Cheyenne Saloon, which was where the city announced it would hold preliminary World Cup matches in 1994 and also where the Orlando Magic announced their NBA expansion. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 500 words from 6 p.m. announcement.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tucked near the back of one of the world's largest airshows is a modest pavilion for the state of Florida, where a handful of businesses are laying the groundwork for their own expansion in a booming aviation industry that is increasingly inking its most lucrative deals in the Middle East. Facing stagnation and even economic downturn back home, the Florida-based businesses have turned to the Dubai Airshow, which has already announced nearly $200 billion in deals in its first two days. The biennial trade show, located in a sprawling Arabian desert site that will soon be home to the region's newest mega-airport, is a chance for businesses to promote their products globally. With marketing press releases and business cards in- hand, the Florida executives say they want in on the spending bonanza of wealthy Arab governments and companies that are investing heavily in aviation. What makes Florida's pavilion unique is that it is the only U.S. state represented at this year's Dubai Airshow. By Aya Batawry. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Photo.
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DELAND — A central Florida school board has decided to keep a world history textbook that some parents wanted pulled from classes because they say it offers a pro-Islamic worldview. The board made its decision Monday after hearing four hours of public comment. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/17GFqXb ) reports the board didn't take a formal vote after hearing from some 80 speakers. Only board member Linda Costello pushed for a more thorough review. UPCOMING: 350 words, by 10:30 a.m.
IN BRIEF: JUVENILE DETAINEE TRIAL; TAMPA OFFICERS SHOT; ENERGY DRINK THEFT; SECURITIES FRAUD-DISASTERS; DISMAL SWAMP-PLANE CRASH; EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS-PANHANDLE; LAKE OKEECHOBEE-BOATER DIES; COLD CASE; WHOOPING CRANES.
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