President Obama and Mitt Romney are set to make appearances beginning Thursday at a major gathering of Latino officials and activists in Florida, a moment that campaign-weary Democrats have awaited for weeks.
I'm a Masters rookie. My assignment here this week as part of CNN's coverage team marks the first time I've been to the tournament or Augusta National Golf Club.
"Multiple people" were injured after a small plane crashed into an Orlando area Publix supermarket Monday evening, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
A JetBlue plane with 95 people on board landed safely in Orlando on Tuesday night after the pilot declared an emergency, officials said.
You may have heard of, or fallen victim to, the old "catch my baby while we pick your pockets" scheme. The new class of tourist rip-off makes that look like chump change.
Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country.
A man causing a disturbance outside a movie theater near Universal Studios died Friday after being handcuffed and shocked with a Taser stun gun, Orlando police said.
SeaWorld says its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show is reopening, nearly a year after it closed following the death of a trainer.
CNNMoney.com writer Peter Valdes-Dapena test drove the new Nissan and Chevy electric cars. He shares his reviews.
This is a story of two test drives, albeit two very different ones.
The Florida theme park's Halloween Horror Nights pushes the fright envelope
Though the area's most famous residents are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Shamu and new arrival Harry Potter, Orlando has more to offer than its blockbuster theme parks.
For a while now, crazy situations, hunger pangs and frustrating hours behind the wheel have been making life slightly miserable for Florida commuter Joe Panyanouvong. The attorney who regularly makes the 84-mile journey between Orlando and Tampa on Interstate 4 is ready for a solution.
More than 20% of the nation's mortgage borrowers owe more than their homes are worth.
The U.S. Marshals Service is confirming that it has stored more than 35,000 "whole body" images of people who had entered a U.S. courthouse in Orlando, Florida.
CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports that about 35,000 full-body scan images have been kept despite assurances to the contrary.
A 68-year-old woman was killed and 16 other people were injured, three seriously, when a church van crashed on the Florida Turnpike, authorities said.
BOSTON -- As a stream of jubilant Celtics players made their way down a back hallway in the TD Garden towards their locker room, an equally despondent Stan Van Gundy hustled past them in the other direction. As he headed for the dais, the Magic's fiery head coach could barely contain his disappointment.
BOSTON -- This unlikely Celtics team is headed back to the NBA Finals, where they believe they belong. But how did they make it this far? The unlikeliest fingerprints on the Eastern conference trophy belonged to Nate Robinson, whose 13 improbable points turned second-quarter gloom into fourth-quarter chants of "Beat LA!"
After jumping to a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals, the underdog Celtics have since dropped two games and received a beating down low from the Magic. As the series returns to Boston for Game 6 Friday night, here are five things worthy of debate as Boston tries, yet again, to finish off the second-seeded Magic.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Glen "Big Baby" Davis didn't want to answer questions Wednesday night. The Boston forward offered only one comment as he stormed toward the door of the Celtics' locker room.
ORLANDO -- Is this series about to deliver on its great expectations?
BOSTON -- What took so long? That was the only surprising element of Orlando's stubborn 96-92 overtime victory Monday night in Game 4 of the Eastern finals. It was an exhibition of Dwight Howard's strength, Jameer Nelson's leadership and their team's balance and depth. Now that the Magic have avoided a sweep, the next question is whether this win may lead to three more that would be far more memorable.
Orla Duffy brought her three daughters to Orlando for a "girls' weekend" but they weren't planning to ride a single roller coaster, or even set foot in a theme park.
BOSTON -- We may never get an accurate answer as to why the 2010 Celtics have motored through the postseason looking a lot like the '08 version.
I used to work in a dive bar in Orlando, Florida, that had live music. Most of the employees weren't sports fans.
• The pressure is on ... Boston? The Celtics have outplayed the favored Magic to claim a 2-0 lead in the Eastern finals while winning both games in Orlando. So guess who feels the pressure to win Game 3?
ORLANDO -- I believe! I do believe, and I shall doubt no more. The undersigned hereby acknowledges that these elderly Boston Celtics can and possibly should win an 18th championship next month.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Half-man, half-amazing looked 100 percent human.
OK, people, now can you give the Boston Celtics a little credit?
ORLANDO, Fla. -- This is not supposed to be happening. Ray Allen will turn 35 in July. On Sunday, he played his 92nd game of the season just three days after he shared the defensive responsibility against LeBron James. He scored 25 points on 16 shots to continue the Celtics' run of postseason upsets with a 92-88 win over the Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern finals.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Maybe, after their first defeat since a loss at San Antonio on April 12, the Orlando Magic huddled in their locker room Sunday -- heads bowed, tears flowing -- and nodded silently as coach Stan Van Gundy shook the rafters with a stirring reminder that all was not lost. Maybe Magic players steeled themselves to answer the onslaught of questions about how would handle defeat after so much victory.
ORLANDO -- The best stretch of this season opens here Sunday. The recast Magic and revived Celtics each have everything any contender could want -- defense, firepower, balance, depth, experience, health and superior coaching. Both sides are loaded with charismatic talents aiming to win at the expense of their personal numbers.
The Magic completed the most lopsided sweep in NBA history by toppling Atlanta 98-84 on Monday. Orlando won its Eastern semifinals by a combined 101 points, as the Hawks proved incapable of, well, just about everything. Before the Magic greet the Cavs or Celtics in the East finals, or the Hawks set their team on fire this summer, let's consider why this series turned out the way it did and what it means for the future of both teams.
Jurors from another Florida community will be brought to Orlando for Casey Anthony's murder trial, a judge ruled Monday.
Will Casey Anthony get a fair trial if jurors are chosen from outside Orlando? HLN's Richelle Carey has Your Views.
The Orlando Magic won yet another laugher over the Atlanta Hawks, a 105-75 victory that kept Orlando as the only undefeated team in the 2010 playoffs and gave them their 13th consecutive win and 27th in the past 30 games. As much as the outcome of this game makes one wonder just how good this Orlando team is, it also raises some serious questions about the Hawks, since no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.
The Magic avoided an emotional letdown from their 43-point victory in Game 1, dominating the Hawks in the second half of Game 2 to take a 112-98 victory Thursday and a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
After playing the Hawks even into the second quarter, the Magic shook off the rust of a week-long layoff to dismantle Atlanta 114-71 in Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals Tuesday in Orlando. Led by an unencumbered Dwight Howard, the Magic dominated at both ends in a game that was essentially over at halftime. The Hawks, coming off a seven-game struggle with Milwaukee to reach the second round, don't have much time to lick their wounds with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday.
Home court has indeed been an advantage early in the playoffs, with the host team posting a 23-7 record through Sunday. Even when the games moved to the court of the lower-seeded clubs, the home teams were 10-4.
Local attractions enjoy a boost as more people choose "staycations" over expensive trips. CNN's Alison Kosik has more.
Who says college kids have all the fun?
A controversial $3.9 billion federal program aimed at saving neighborhoods blighted by foreclosure is hitting hurdles that could threaten its effectiveness.
Business isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Las Vegas, Nevada, or Orlando, Florida, but these two entertainment capitals are also the top business meeting and convention destinations in the United States.
Mary Yates has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a nagging, sore hip. And no health insurance.
Accusing local media in the Orlando, Florida, area of a "barrage" of coverage, Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney asked Monday to have her death-penalty case moved from Orlando to Miami, Florida.
Orlando: What first comes to mind? Walt Disney World or Universal resorts, perhaps? The two parks are the nation's biggest tourist draws.
Caylee Anthony's remains have been released but won't be at Tuesday's public memorial service for the slain toddler, an attorney for the family said.
Welcome to the trip of a lifetime," Martha Wharton, vice president of TCS Expeditions, says to the 74 guests relishing a Ritz-Carlton dinner of filet mignon and giant prawns in Orlando. It's the eve of what is to be 25 days circumnavigating the globe in a 757 refitted to all-business class - a guided excursion that's part of a growing phenomenon in the industry: private-jet travel.
Here's your reward for taking a staycation this summer.
Wilma Smith was vacationing with her grandchildren in Orlando when she met a maid on a mission. When she returned from one of the theme parks one afternoon, she found the door to her room at the Days Inn propped wide open.
For once, we're glad it's not a perfect blue-sky vacation day.
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Several people save three kids whose van went into a retaining pool. Affiliate WESH reports.
Two children trapped in a sinking minivan are alive thanks to the efforts of five good Samaritans who jumped into a retention pond near Walt Disney World and saved them.
Something in the lakes around Orlando, Florida, has claimed the lives of three boys this summer.
CNN's John Zarrella reports on killer organisms in recreational lakes.
Few experiences rival the euphoria of unwrapping a shiny new golf club. (It's way better than a shiny new pair of socks.) We want to make sure your next new club is the absolute right one for you. So we commissioned 40 ClubTesters to poke and prod the latest sticks under all playing conditions--on the golf course, at the driving range, in good weather and bad (including wind and rain)--at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The slick, fast-talking time-share salesman still exists. He may no longer wear a lime-green leisure suit, but he's solely focused on the sale -- and he's largely the reason the industry has a less-than-stellar reputation. Some salespeople talk, talk and talk, and never listen to the client. There's no shortage of unseemly tactics, with questions like "Don't you think your children deserve better?" I've seen a salesperson give a tour of one time-share and then at the last minute try to sell a property in another part of the country. To avoid falling for a trick, pay close attention and never let a salesperson tell you what you want.
ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) Henrik Stenson and Chris DiMarco routed Tiger Woods and John Cook 57-65 in best-ball play Monday to help Lake Nona Golf and Country Club take a 10-0 lead over Isleworth after the first day of the Tavistock Cup.
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The first thing I do at a growing number of pricey clubs around the country is slay a monster, one that seeks to suck the serenity out of my golfing experience. It bombards me with information about distance, lunch specials and where to find a reputable real estate agent ("The Most Trusted Name in Sales!").
It's a long season, we wholly submit, and that's usually enough justification for the players who play the game and the media who cover it to lose their collective focus and concentrate on the flavors of the month that usually turn up in February, March and April. If that means scribes end up picking the team that finished with the best record down the stretch to win it all, fine -- nobody gets hurt with a semi-educated guess. But when deserving players are passed over for well-earned hardware, it's time to raise some hackles.
The coach. The teammate. The general manager. The opposing center. The p.r. guy. Unprompted, they all use the same phrase to describe Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic's rapidly ascending star. He is a "manchild."
When Casey Young and his wife Jaime Ballanco put their Orlando house on the market back in March, they had no clue that the property would not sell. As far as they were concerned, Orlando was still bubbling.
QUESTION: I'm almost 26 years old and make approximately $30,000 a year. I contribute 8% of each paycheck to my company 401(k) and my employer matches 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of pay. I have college debt and a car loan, but no credit card debt. I've also got $5,000 in a savings account and am about to receive a $10,000 bonus check. I'm trying to figure out the best way to use this bonus.
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This is the text of the order requiring attorneys for each side to play a game of 'rock, paper, scissors' on the courthouse steps.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - To find hotspots for job growth, you only have to look south.
I'm 26 years old and contribute 6 percent of pay to my 401(k), which my company matches. Aside from a menu of 18 different mutual fund options, my plan also has a self-directed brokerage account option that allows me to invest in stocks and other investments. I have the desire to invest and I follow the market news intently, but the minimum fees to trade seem high. Would I be wasting my time investing my 401(k) money through this brokerage account, or is this something that's worth a try?
One of America's top vacation spots, Orlando -- like the rest of Florida -- is also a golfer's haven. In fact, a visit to Walt Disney World not only gives you the Magic Kingdom but also five 18-hole courses, including ones designed by two of the best-known golf architects, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.
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Next month, those hardworking folks at Disney will once again prove that it's a small world after all. The $4 billion EuroDisney, opening on April 12, 20 miles east of Paris, means that within 45 m...
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