- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

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FAMU REACHES $1.2 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH FAMILY OF DRUM MAJOR WHO DIED AFTER HAZING

Robert Champion’s family agreed to drop the negligence lawsuit against the Tallahassee-based university rather than go to trial next month. Champion died in November 2011.

US COAST GUARD SEIZES NEARLY $12 MILLION WORTH OF COCAINE, MARIJUANA IN CARIBBEAN SEA

The Coast Guard says the drugs arrived Friday at Base Miami Beach.

FLORIDA JOBLESS RATE DIPS SLIGHTLY

The August unemployment rate was 5.3 percent compared to 5.3 percent in July. Figures show the jobless rate remains higher than the national rate of 5.1 percent with about 507,000 unemployed Floridians.

HUNDREDS CHEER SPANISH ROYALS ON VISIT TO ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, ON CITY’S 450TH ANNIVERSARY

The king on Friday toured the oldest city in the U.S. with his wife, Letizia, to celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary and attend a meeting of the U.S.-Spain Council.

SHERIFF: 1 DEAD AFTER SMALL PLANE CRASHES INTO BACKYARD NEAR AIRPORT

The Cessna amphibian floatplane was flying from Odessa to Orlando when it crashed Friday morning a short distance from the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

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