Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. The state's capital, Tallahassee, was established as such in 1823 by the second session of the territorial legislature. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area.
Fewer farm workers than normal are arriving in the U.S. due to coronavirus-related travel problems, putting the country's fruit and vegetable crops in danger of potential drops in production. Yahaira..
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would sign an executive order limiting all but essential services for 30 days starting on Thursday night to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, after facing..
President Donald Trump floated the idea of prohibiting travel in and out of the New York area. According to Reuters, the move would attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus in a state hit hard by..
South Florida is in some ways an America as Mr. Trump would have it, where his Republican support extends beyond his base and includes admiration from immigrants and Jewish voters. NYTimes.com - Published
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state's heavily criticized unemployment system should now be able to handle the crush of applicants it is receiving as workers lose their jobs during the coronavirus.. USATODAY.com - Published
Florida beaches remained packed with partying college students as the coronavirus crisis gathered force, and the Republican governor was slow to impose social distancing in a tourist-dependent economy. Reuters - Published
An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday, after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Florida officials on Thursday said they were prepared to allow two Holland America cruise ships with coronavirus patients aboard dock at a port near Fort Lauderdale, resolving a days-long impasse that.. Reuters - Published
WASHINGTON - A deal has been reached to allow two Holland America Line ships to dock in Florida and most of the 2,500 passengers on board to disembark, including foreign nationals, NBC News reported on.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Wednesday April 2nd: NY State coronavirus deaths double in 3 days; Navy officials say 3,000 to be off aircraft carrier by Friday; Florida Gov. orders people statewide to stay.. USATODAY.com - Published
Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from.. USATODAY.com - Published
Orlando residents Laura Gabaroni and Juan Huergo are asking U.S. and Florida officials to show compassion and allow Carnival's Holland America cruise ships to dock at Port Everglades. They've been.. USATODAY.com - Published
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday, limiting Floridians' movements and interactions outside the home to only essential activites. (April 1)
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The U.S. government and Florida were working on a plan on Wednesday to allow thousands of cruise ship passengers exposed to an onboard coronavirus outbreak to disembark, a day after President Donald.. Reuters - Published
The former zookeeper known as Joe Exotic filed a lawsuit. Carole Baskin, who runs Big Cat Rescue, condemned how the series handled her husband’s disappearance. And a Florida sheriff asked for tips. NYTimes.com - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Florida officials to open an Atlantic Coast port to a Dutch cruise ship stuck at sea with a deadly coronavirus outbreak onboard, urging the governor to drop.. Reuters - Published
A Dutch cruise ship that has been in limbo since cases of the coronavirus were confirmed onboard faces an uncertain welcome at its planned destination in Florida, where the governor says he does not.. Reuters - Published
The pastor of a megachurch in Tampa, Florida, was arrested on Monday on charges of holding prayer services in violation of public health orders temporarily banning such gatherings to limit the spread.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. military is watching coronavirus infection trends in Chicago, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana with concern as it weighs where else it may have deploy, after boosting aid to New York,.. Reuters - Published
Walt Disney Co said on Friday its parks in California and Florida will remain closed until further notice, as authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the United.. Reuters - Published
NBCUniversal theme parks in Florida and California will remain closed at least through April 19 because of the global coronavirus outbreak, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order mandating that anyone arriving on a flight from New York City and the surrounding areas submit to self-quarantine for two weeks. (March 24)
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Health restrictions have led to cutbacks at hotels and golf courses. But the swimming pool remains open at a Florida resort, and a New York golf course offers “fresh air” without caddies. NYTimes.com - Published
Florida spring breakers and tourists still staying in Fort Lauderdale amid beach closures. The governor of Florida banned gatherings of more than 10 earlier this week. (March 19)
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Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Ben McAdams of Utah, said on Wednesday they had tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first members of.. Reuters - Published
The United States and Canada closed their shared border to "non-essential traffic" on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump moved to hasten medical equipment production and said hospital ships would.. Reuters - Published
Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Susan Collins of Maine unveiled a draft bill that would provide $300 billion in help for small businesses, including loans that would attempt to help them.. USATODAY.com - Published
In Florida, sun-soaked Miami Beach shut down its spring break party this week, declaring it illegal for more than 10 people to gather together and shutting its bars and restaurants in an effort to.. Reuters - Published