• DONALD TRUMP Sep 2, 2019

    Dorian Strikes Bahamas With Record Fury as Category 5 Storm

    Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed into Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m.,...

  • Associated Press Sep 3, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian, Now Category 2, Still Devastating Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as it lingers over the Bahamas.

  • Associated Press Aug 23, 2019

    ‘I-95 Killer' Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

    Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the death penalty for the November 1994 murder of Walter Hinton in...

  • Florida May 24, 2019

    Serial Killer Who Took 10 Women's Lives Executed in Florida

    A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.

  • Florida Apr 29, 2019

    Immigrant-Heavy GOP States OK With Census Citizen Question

    It’s not just Democratic-leaning states at risk of losing federal money and clout in Congress if the Supreme Court says the upcoming census can include a citizenship question. Fast-growing Arizona, Florida and Texas all have large groups of immigrants, especially Hispanics, who might choose to sit out the census, but are led by Republicans who seem unconcerned about the potential...

  • JUDGE Mar 28, 2019

    Florida Could Ban Release of Recordings After Mass Shootings

    Florida’s government agencies would be prohibited from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence, under a bill approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. Inspired by last year’s school shooting in Parkland that left 17 people dead, the bill says victims’ relatives could be traumatized by the images, and...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 20, 2019

    Florida's New Trump-Backed Governor Seeks to Broaden Appeal

    Florida voters who expected new Gov. Ron DeSantis to be politically divisive because of his strong ties to Trump may be surprised by the quick actions he’s taken in his first two weeks in office.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 16, 2018

    Florida Goes to Hand Recount in Bitter US Senate Race

    Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the contest for governor between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum appeared to be over Thursday, with a machine recount showing DeSantis...

  • CONGRESS Oct 29, 2018

    Candidates Sidestep Trump in Midterm Closing Message

    Tom MacArthur is doing something that’s familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump. The Republican congressman has done more than anyone in New Jersey to help Trump. He was the only member of his delegation to vote for Trump’s tax cuts. And he personally authored a provision that briefly resurrected...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 27, 2018

    Trump Says He Bears ‘No Blame' for Bomb Suspect's Actions

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he knows the pipe bomb suspect was one of his supporters, but said he bears “no blame” for the suspect’s actions. “There is no blame. There’s no anything,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a political rally in North Carolina.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 22, 2018

    DeSantis, Gillum Tackle Trump, Economy, Race in Florida Debate

    Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 16, 2018

    In Florida, Families Seeking the Missing Amid Damage From Hurricane Michael

    Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile of rubble that was once her Mexico Beach home is shallow, too shallow for a...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 15, 2018

    Search Continues for Missing in Hurricane Michael as Trump Visits Florida, Georgia

    Emergency responders continue to search for those who were last seen riding out Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle as President Donald Trump head to Florida and Georgia to survey the damage. The storm has claimed the lives of 19 people.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 16, 2018

    Trump Visits Florida; Search for Missing in Hurricane Michael Continues

    Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen. President Donald Trump marveled at the roofless homes and uprooted trees he saw Monday while touring Florida Panhandle communities ravaged by the force of Hurricane Michael. Trump toured devastated...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 15, 2018

    4 Days After Storm, Large Swath of Panhandle Suffering

    Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 19...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 29, 2018

    Gillum Upsets Democratic Field in Florida Governor's Race

    A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state’s first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more...

  • New York Aug 27, 2018

    Half of US States Act as #MeToo Sexual Misconduct Claims Mount

    As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. About half of all state legislative chambers have followed through with at least some sort of change to their sexual harassment policies, most often by boosting their own...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 20, 2018

    Hearing for Parkland Shooting Suspect Case Canceled

    A Tuesday morning hearing in the criminal case against the suspect accused in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting has been canceled. Prosecutors are seeking to obtain hair samples, fingerprints, DNA and photographs of Nikolas Cruz, 19. The hearing was removed from the court docket and no explanation was immediately available. Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 20, 2018

    South Florida Students Heading to Tallahassee, Pressing for Gun Law Change After Parkland Shooting

    A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package...

  • Governor Sep 11, 2018

    In Many US States, 18 is Old Enough to Buy a Semiautomatic

    Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age. Cruz wasn’t old enough to buy any of the handguns at the store. But there’s no such restriction for rifles, shotguns or the AR-15 that police say he used to...

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