A federal judge on Thursday ruled Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, however, immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced a plan to raise per-student spending to a record level next year.
Steven Sotloff of Miami was shown on a video released by the Islamic State on Tuesday that threatened he would be beheaded.