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Comcast Challenges Disney with $65B Bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in cable…

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Julia Roberts to Present AFI Award to George Clooney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts is stepping out to present her longtime friend and frequent co-star George Clooney with one of the highest honors in film. The American Film Institute says Wednesday that Roberts will be on hand to give Clooney the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala to be held at…

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2018 Woodstock Film Festival is Seeking Submissions

WOODSTOCK/NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) – Source: Woodstock Film Festival // Aspiring and established filmmakers have just over two weeks left to get their submissions in for the 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival that runs from October 10 – 14, 2018. For almost 20 years, the Woodstock Film Festival has garnered the praise of the film industry and is…

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Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year’s gala and Pharrell Williams dropped…

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Hector “El Father” Delgado Opens Up About His New Film

MAITLAND, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Hector Delgado, former Puerto Rican singer and rapper, went to the iHeart Radio studios for an interview on Rumba 100.3 in Maitland, Florida, to promote his movie, Hector “El Father” Delgado: Conoceras La Verdad, on April 5th. There he was asked questions on air during the radio program “El Relajo.”…

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Florida Film Festival Announces 2018 Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners

Orlando, FL –The Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2018 Florida Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony on April 14th. The 27th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 6-15, 2018, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange County Government…

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Gasparilla International Film Festival Unveils Full 2018 LineUp

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) announced their full slate of films for the upcoming 2018 Feature Film Competition Lineup. In all, 35 narrative and documentary features were selected from the US and around the world. GIFF kicks off Tuesday in Tampa, Florida with “Stuck,” an original music starring Giancarlo Esposito and Amy Madigan. Some…

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Miami Film Festival Announces 2018 Winners: A Sort Of Family Wins Best Film, Mateo Gil Won Best Director

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Miami Film Festival announced the winners of its  35th edition on Saturday. Film director Diego Lerman’s “A Sort of Family” took the Knight Competition for Best Film and Writer-director Mateo Gil won best director for “The Law Thermodynamics.” The 2018 festival took place from March 9 through 18, and is…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

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Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement On Bicameral Request For Criminal And Counterintelligence Investigations Into Li “Cindy” Yang

Washington, D.C. – Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the…

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Vladimir Putin Transparency Act Passes House

ORLANDO, FL – Today the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and…

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Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s…

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses More Than 1,000 Business and Community Leaders at Broward Workshop

Davie, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed more than 1,000 business and community leaders at…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins DEP, FWC, CCA and Duke Energy for Red Tide Recovery Redfish Release

Naples, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah…

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Florida Helps Secure Multimillion Recovery Following Health Care Fraud Investigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office helped secure a multimillion-dollar recovery following an investigation into…

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STATEMENT: FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on second passing of SB 168

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after GOP Senators again…

FNN SPORTS

  • DAYTONA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) -Kyle Wyman Wins DAYTONA 200 (Photo: Willie David/Florida National News)
    DAYTONA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) -Kyle Wyman Wins DAYTONA 200 (Photo: Willie David/Florida National News)

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AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball’s first half-billion dollar man. Trout and the…

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McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise,…

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Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac named co-winners of the 2018-2019 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award

Orlando, Fla. – Orlando Magic forwards Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac were named co-winners of the…

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Orlando City Falls 3-1 to Montreal

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando City SC (0-1-2, 2 points) suffered its first defeat of the 2019…

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Kyle Wyman Wins DAYTONA 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Wyman, riding the N2Racing Yamaha, emerged from a late-race, four-lap shootout  to…

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Sean Dylan Kelly, 16, Becomes Youngest Pole Winner in DAYTONA 200 History

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Suzuki rider Sean Dylan Kelly, a 16-year-old making his DAYTONA 200 debut,…

BUSINESS NEWS

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What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s…

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Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has unveiled a new iPad that’s thinner and slightly larger…

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Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most…

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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to…

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US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant…

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[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Chicago police speak on the Jussie Smollett case. Photo: KTLA News.
    [OPINION] Did Chicago Police Help Sway Public Reaction in the Jussie Smollett Case? Photo: KTLA News.

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A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest…

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What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s…

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Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video…

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Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief…

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Review: In ‘Triple Frontier,’ a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives…

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R. Kelly tells CBS ‘I didn’t do this stuff’ in interview

CHICAGO (AP) — In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest…

Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…

Innovative environment joins lineup of new and recently announced enhancements to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort is a…

26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt…