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GOP, Obama line up behind modest budget deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies....
Behind eulogies, US deeply conflicted on Mandela
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career....
County OKs e-cigarette ordinance
The Alachua County Commission on Tuesday approved an e-cigarette ordinance banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and banning their use in certain nonsmoking areas, joining neighboring Marion County in supporting such restrictions.
UF student, girlfriend killed in fiery one-car crash
A UF student and his girlfriend were killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash after police say their car struck a tree, flipped upside down and burst into flames.