Stories tagged: florida
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year’s Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Florida man, irritated by people illegally parking in handicapped spot, sentenced to prison for fatally shooting unarmed man
A white Florida man who told detectives he was irritated by people who illegally park in handicapped spots was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison for the fatal …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
A year after Hurricane Michael, the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
Cuba’s foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration’s hardening of the embargo on the island.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Our Thursday started with a car, then a plane, then a couple moving sidewalks during a layover, and then another plane. That got us to Fort Myers, Florida, two months …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies Wednesday in denying bail for a longtime mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner that prosecutors say could have …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
Authorities say a man and a woman who were stopped for drunken bicycling in a Florida beach town had sex in a deputy’s patrol car before one of them fled …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
A group of women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein suffered a setback Monday in their decade-long legal fight over a plea deal that allowed the financier …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
A fourth-grader who was bullied because of his handmade University of Tennessee T-shirt was just given a four-year scholarship to the college, the university said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
A man got into an argument with his co-workers and stabbed five people at a construction-supply business, authorities said.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it menaces Florida’s eastern coast with a potentially devastating direct hit
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Unsure of where Hurricane Dorian might strike, Florida residents watched the increasingly dire forecast with a sense of helplessness Friday and braced for what could be the most powerful storm …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida as it pushed over open waters Thursday after leaving limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
A nearly toothless South Florida woman says she bit a man who forced his way into her apartment.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
A Florida boy who called 911 to report he was hungry and wanted a pizza got a lesson in proper emergency call etiquette, but he also got a pie.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an “epic” fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed …
Wed., July 17, 2019
Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental …
Wed., July 10, 2019
President Donald Trump’s company has canceled a golf tournament that a Miami-area strip club planned to hold at his Doral, Florida, resort this weekend.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than a decade after he …
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia’s underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash …