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  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA's legendary Launch Complex 39 A since the shuttle program ended almost six years ago, and SpaceX's first...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA's historic moon pad. The Falcon remains at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 A, waiting to soar on a space station delivery mission. Up at the International Space Station, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet had a light-hearted take on the delay.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A mortgage services company signed a $225 million settlement with California regulators on Friday to settle allegations it overcharged active-duty military members, was late in providing key information for some civilian borrowers seeking to modify their loans and violated other laws. Florida- based Ocwen Loan Servicing agreed to pay...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 17- The state of Delaware will sell $225 million of general obligation bonds on Feb. 23, the largest offer in a trading week shortened by the Presidents Day holiday on Monday. The subdued level of supply is in line with the low-volume trend that began at the outset of the month, according to Alan Schankel, managing director and municipal strategist...

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp is preparing for liftoff at 10:01 a.m. EST on Saturday from Launch Complex 39 A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center, which was the starting point for 82 space shuttle missions. NASA leased the pad to SpaceX, as Musk's company is known, in 2014.. For its Kennedy Space Center debut, SpaceX will launch a Dragon cargo ship to the...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Hoping to shift attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday to deliver a pep talk to American workers and the rest of the nation, resurrecting the jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging in a campaign-style rally to "unleash the power of the American spirit."

  • Dormant for nearly six years, NASA's Launch Complex 39 A should see its first commercial flight this weekend. The accident prompted SpaceX to whip 39 A into shape sooner than anticipated under its lease with NASA. NASA built 39 A, as it's commonly known, in the mid-1960s for the monstrous Saturn V moon rockets.

  • LANTANA, Fla.— President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his Palm Beach resort, meaning its maintenance...

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016.

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  • Florida man charged with planning to blow up Target stores

    A man was caught trying to blow up Target stores in an attempt to tank the company's stock.

  • OCALA, Fla.— A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock if the company's stock value plunged after the explosions. Barnett, a registered sex offender in Florida, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. According to an affidavit, Barnett offered to pay another man $10,000 to place at...

  • Doctor patient health care

    Court ruling says Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety.

  • PANAMA CITY _ Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13.3 million. The Panama City- based bank said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. The bank created in South and Central America to provide trade financing posted revenue of $67 million in the period.

  • TAMPA, Fla. _ Bloomin' Brands Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $4.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 31 cents per share. Bloomin' Brands expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.40 to $1.47 per share.

  • WINTER PARK, Fla. _ Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $9.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Ruth's Hospitality shares have fallen almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Delta Air Lines planes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.

    Delta said Thursday it will start serving meals to all passengers on 12 long-haul routes over the next several weeks.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times, "said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., the chairman of the Senate panel that...

  • A Target store is seen in Miami.

    A Florida man's alleged plot to set off homemade explosives in several East Coast Target stores was foiled after someone he asked for help turned him in.

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...

  • SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive Vice President and Director of Research Daniel Sullivan will speak on the economic outlook before a Central Banking Series event hosted by the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari...