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Tag Archives: Politics and Power

Democratic Mayoral Candidate Sam Ings Donates $1,100 to Orange County Republicans

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – An elected Democrat financially supporting the  Republican Party is typically taboo, but it happened Saturday. Orlando District 6 Commissioner and Orlando mayoral candidate Sam Ings raised eyebrows after the Orange County Republican Party thanked him for his campaign’s  $1,100 financial contribution. Commissioner Ings attended the Orange County Republican Party’s “Trump…

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Hunger, Hospitality and Trafficking Dominate Orange County Board Meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange County Board of County Commissioners saw hunger, hospitality and human trafficking as the main conversation during its August 20th meeting. The board signed a proclamation to recognize September as Hunger Action month. The board also gave an award to representatives from the Recycling Improvement Program. In the public…

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Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed his papers to run for Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. He’s running to unseat two-term incumbent Rick Singh, who is up for re-election in 2020. Singh filed for…

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A Quick Primer on the Team Solving Orange County’s Affordable Housing Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County faces a growing affordable housing crisis, and Mayor Jerry Demings has taken notice–and action. Shortly after his inauguration, he formed Housing For All, an affordable housing task force to face the challenge head-on.  The Housing For All task force doesn’t meet monthly like the County Commission–in fact, their next…

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Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Endorses Sam Ings for Mayor of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump boldly announced that he stands with Commissioner Samuel B. Ings for the next Mayor of Orlando. Attorney Crump, who is best known for fighting high-profile cases involving police shootings of African-Americans, spoke at the 2019 summer conference of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials…

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Philadelphia Moves to Fire 13 Officers Over Facebook Posts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June after a nonprofit group published the results of a two-year review of personal Facebook…

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    (AP) - Review: In ‘Mistress of Evil,’ Maleficent plays mom

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World Health Organization (WHO) Launches Health for All Film Festival 2020

WHO is launching its first ever film festival on 16, 21 and 22 May 2020.…

Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has…

Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Angry over the U.S. withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city…

Mission Resolve Foundation Purchases Forklifts and Provides Forklift Training to NEMA Grand Bahama

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Mission Resolve Foundation // Mission Resolve Foundation purchased…

Ukraine reviews case into company that employed Biden son

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing…

Court calls US “enhanced interrogation techniques” torture

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of…

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STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force To Release Final Recommendations

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Housing for All Task Force  final meeting…

Orlando Honors its Veterans at the 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - For 20 years Orlando has honored its veterans by with…

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Wins 5th Term in Landslide Over Ings and Simons

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Incumbent Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer netted a landslide win over…

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Discussion Panel at Florida International University

MIAMI, Fla. – Recently, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez visited Florida International University to host a Domestic…

National Politics

Ousted ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hear from a singular witness Friday in the Trump impeachment…

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $900 Million Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest…

More celebs join Michelle Obama’s voter outreach drive

NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to…

Bloomberg opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening…

FNN SPORTS

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after losing to the Panther at Raymond James Stadium in 2018. Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP.
    NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers (Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP)

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Browns star Garrett facing NFL discipline after outburst

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett swung a helmet. The NFL will soon swing back at…

Orlando Magic's “City Edition” Uniform Inspired by the City of Orlando and its "Orange" Roots

ORLANDO, Fla. – Inspired by the history of Orlando, its fans and its "orange" roots,…

Orlando Magic Rout Memphis Grizzlies 118-86

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Magic (3-6) secured a 118-86 win over the…

NFL Celebrates College Football’s 150th Anniversary During Monday Night Football

NEW YORK, NY (FNN SPORTS) – Source: NFL // As the National Football League marks…

UCF Knights “Rendezvous With the Stars” Space Game Ends in Victory Against Houston

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Today’s game marks the third annual #UCFinSPACE game honoring the…

Still Too Early to Hit the Panic Button as the Lightning Continue Working on Their Corrections

NEW YORK, NY (FNN SPORTS) - Last night the Lightning began their second road trip…

BUSINESS NEWS

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22nd Don Quijote Awards Finalists Announced

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Source: Don Quijote Awards // Excitement builds for the 22nd Annual…

Halloween-Themed Orlando Bar Promises Cocktails and Screams Year Round

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - If you missed taking part of the Halloween festivities this past…

Demand for fast, online delivery drives UPS 3Q

DALLAS (AP) — UPS is doing booming business in next-day deliveries in the United States…

McDonald’s comparable-store sales feed on deliveries

CHICAGO (AP) — Surging demand for delivery is pushing comparable-store sales higher at McDonald’s, but…

US stocks edge higher on company earnings; Biogen surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday following several positive earnings…

High prices drove US home sales down 2.2% in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 2.2% in September, as rising home prices and…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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From Full House to the Big House: Lori Loughlin Changes Her Tune

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - The scales have never been more unbalanced than in…

Orlando Honors its Veterans at the 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - For 20 years Orlando has honored its veterans by with…

Conservation Supervisor Daisy Morales, Commissioner Cordero Unveil Conservation Signs in District 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Drivers entering Orange County from Osceola County know for sure…

Universal Cinemark at Citywalk Completes State of the Art Upgrades

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) ­– Source: Universal// Universal Cinemark at CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort's epic dining…

Halloween-Themed Orlando Bar Promises Cocktails and Screams Year Round

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - If you missed taking part of the Halloween festivities this past…

Sheila E. to Perform Live in Disney’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., will be live in…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • NEW YORK (AP) - Gooding due in court as lawyer seeks groping case dismissal

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From Full House to the Big House: Lori Loughlin Changes Her Tune

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - The scales have never been more unbalanced than in…

Lincoln Center in New York City to honor Spike Lee in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center’s 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln…

Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has…

Universal Cinemark at Citywalk Completes State of the Art Upgrades

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) ­– Source: Universal// Universal Cinemark at CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort's epic dining…

Halloween-Themed Orlando Bar Promises Cocktails and Screams Year Round

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - If you missed taking part of the Halloween festivities this past…

Sheila E. to Perform Live in Disney’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., will be live in…