Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is poised to repeal its nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.

The Florida Senate gave tentative approval yesterday to a comprehensive bill that would create incentives to adopt children in state care.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Panama City Beach arrested a couple suspected in a string of crimes including the death of a 60-year-old Alabama woman. Authorities say that Elizabeth and Curtis Austin of Attalla, Alabama, were arrested after police spotted their car at Pier Park on Tuesday.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims the Polk County Sheriff's probe into a 12-year-old girl's suicide was more of a "publicity stunt" than an investigation.

The lawsuit was filed yesterday by the lawyers representing one of two girls who were arrested on felony aggravated-stalking charges following the September 2013 death of Rebecca Sedwick.

MIAMI (AP) — An analysis of the data by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is far from reaching its goal of reducing long waits for care at some of its hospitals and clinics. In Florida, nearly 29,000 appointments involved a delay of longer than 60 days. That figure doesn't include cancellations, patient no-shows, or if the veteran sought care elsewhere.