- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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GOV. SCOTT SIGNS BUDGET, VETOES NEARLY $500 MILLION

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a new budget into law Tuesday, but not before vetoing nearly $500 million stuffed into the spending plan by legislators. Scott signed the budget just days after the Florida Legislature approved it during an unusual June special session. State government would have been partially shut down if a new budget had not been in place by July 1. But Scott also used his line-item veto power to axe $461.4 million in spending from the budget. His vetoes went wide and far. They included jettisoning top priorities of legislative leaders such as $15 million for the downtown campus of the University of Central Florida. Senate President Andy Gardiner had championed the project.

RICHARD BRANSON SAYS 2020 MIAMI SAIL FOR VIRGIN CRUISES

British business mogul Richard Branson says the new Virgin Cruises line will set sail from PortMiami in 2020. Branson and Virgin Cruises CEO Tom McAlpin announced Tuesday the signing of a letter of intent with Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri for three new mid-size ships that will feature 1,430 cabins to host 2,800 guests. The first ship will be delivered in 2020. The other two ships will be delivered in the two following years. Virgin Cruises plans to offer a range of seven-day Caribbean cruises sailing out on Sundays.

FLORIDA WOMAN SOUGHT IN INDIANA MURDER PLOT CAPTURED IN MONTANA

Authorities have captured a Florida woman wanted on charges alleging she plotted to kill a suburban Indianapolis divorce attorney seeking money from her boyfriend. Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen announced late Monday that U.S. marshals and a local police SWAT team had arrested 51-year-old Renee Perillo of Panama City, Florida, in a small Montana town. He provided no other details of her capture Bowen says Perillo will face extradition to Indiana on charges including conspiracy to commit murder, theft and criminal trespass. Her son, 21-year-old Richard Perillo of Laughlin, Nevada, faces identical charges after being captured June 11 near San Diego.

SAILOR NOT GUILTY OF DISTRIBUTING NUDE VIDEO, JUDGE FINDS

A military judge on Tuesday found a submarine sailor not guilty of distributing videos of female officers undressing for the shower, making him the first cleared of wrongdoing in the case. The ruling came in a general court-martial for Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel Buchner, the fifth sailor charged in the videotaping scandal aboard the USS Wyoming. The women who were secretly videotaped were among the first to serve on U.S. submarines. The case has highlighted the Navy’s struggles in adding women to its sub force.

DEPUTIES: 90-YEAR-OLD MAN PULLED GUN ON POST OFFICE EMPLOYEE

A 90-year-old man is accused of threatening a U.S. Postal Service employee when he wasn’t satisfied with the service at a post office near Boca Raton. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says H.B. Shay of Boca Raton pointed a handgun at the employee Monday and threatened to “blow his head off.” Responding deputies took Shay into custody outside the post office. An incident report says deputies recovered the firearm and placed it into evidence. Shay was taken to West Boca Medical Center for evaluation and later booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on the state charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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