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By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time. Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state. ...
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. Online pictures of the actress, 24, who won an Academy Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" and stars in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise, began appearing on Sunday. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," spokeswoman Liz Mahoney said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the FBI said the agency "is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter." Model Kate Upton was among celebrities whose photos were posted online.
(Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday. Coachella Valley High School agreed to use a new image of a stoic-looking Arab man to represent its sports teams, dubbed "the Arabs," said Abed Ayoub, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which worked with the school to choose the new logo.
NEW YORK (AP) ? It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, the police commissioner said Monday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
NEW YORK (AP) ? A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76.
NEW YORK (AP) ? New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested.
DALLAS (AP) ? A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday