- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or [email protected] Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at [email protected] Freida Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at [email protected] A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA

ORLANDO - As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns - assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United States, aren’t a felon or a domestic abuser and have no documented mental health or substance abuse issues. By Jason Dearen and Terrance Harris. SENT: 1418 words with AP Photos, AP Video.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-GUNMAN-WHAT WE KNOW

ORLANDO - A complicated picture has emerged of 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who opened fire in a gay Orlando nightclub. The attack left 49 dead and dozens more wounded in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. SENT: 818 words with AP Photos.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-POLICE RESPONSE

UNDATED - As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns - assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United States, aren’t a felon or a domestic abuser and have no documented mental health or substance abuse issues. By Lisa Marie Pane. SENT: 871 words with AP Photos, AP Video.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-‘HAPPIEST PLACE’

ORLANDO - As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns - assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United States, aren’t a felon or a domestic abuser and have no documented mental health or substance abuse issues. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1088 words with AP Photos and Video.

ORLANDO ATTACKER-MILITANT GROUPS

BEIRUT - U.S. authorities say Omar Mateen, the man who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, had touted support not just for the Islamic State but also other militant factions, which are enemies of the Sunni extremist group. By Bassem Mroue. SENT: 620 words with AP Photos.

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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA-VICTIMS

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-VIGILS

FLORIDA GUN LAWS

TALLAHASSEE - As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns - assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United States, aren’t a felon or a domestic abuser and have no documented mental health or substance abuse issues. By Brendan Farrington. SENT: 640 words. With AP photos.

DOLPHIN SANCTUARY

MIAMI - Eight dolphins that have spent their lives swimming in tanks will be retired from the National Aquarium in Baltimore into a seaside sanctuary. By announcing plans to move its dolphins into a protected habitat by the end of 2020, the aquarium sails into uncharted waters for the marine mammal industry. SeaWorld, which earlier this year ended its orca breeding and hinted at similar changes for its dolphins someday, has balked at similar proposals from activists who want its animals released into natural waters. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 651 words.

IN BRIEF:

BABY SITTER ARRESTED-ACID BOMBS - Authorities say a Florida man faces multiple charges after he was apparently showing a 10-year-old boy he was babysitting how to set off acid bombs.

COLD CASE-RAPE CONVICTION - A man has been convicted of raping a woman at knifepoint in Manhattan’s West Village in 1995.

TEEN SHOT - Police in St. Petersburg are investigating the shooting of a teenager. In a news release police reported that officers responded to calls about a person being shot early Tuesday morning.

INVESTMENT FRAUD - A Florida accountant and former New York resident faces up to two decades behind bars after admitting he and another man used $10 million of investors’ money for personal use, including rent on a waterfront condominium and a boat.

NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS -Miramar’s new $23 million police headquarters is finally opening.

GRADUATION PARTY-FATAL SHOOTING - An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy at a graduation party near West Palm Beach.

INMATE DEATH - Officials say a South Florida man has died while in custody at the Monroe County Detention Center.

DIVER DEATH -Authorities say a diver died while cleaning underneath a boat at a Fort Myers marina.

KEY CORAL RESTORATION - Scientists and volunteers have begun planting coral fragments in waters off Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, beginning a project to restore large reef-building coral areas and establish a public snorkel park.

The AP, Miami.

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