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Trump brand loses luster with affluent

NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....

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Six judges seek retention for 1st District Court of Appeal

In Florida, District Court of Appeal judges are appointed by the governor and then must stand for merit retention election every six years. Voters approve the judge for another six years, or not. However no judge has ever lost a merit retention vote in Florida.Alachua County is covered by the 1st District Court of Appeal, which is based in Tallahassee. The court also covers Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, [...]

Former state Sen. Bob Saunders dies at age 87

Saunders, described by family members as a big dreamer and risk-taker, created a successful Florida Welcome Station, owned several gas stations, cemeteries and a funeral home.