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Florida: U.S. state in the United States
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. 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. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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Search intensifies for 2 firefighters missing since fishing trip

The massive search for two firemen, lost at sea, is ramping up. The men were last seen Friday, when they headed out for a fishing trip off the Florida coast. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him

A Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou, a raccoon-like carnivore native to the rain forests of Central and South America.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Florida

Three more women sue Epstein's estate [Video]Three more women sue Epstein's estate

Three women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after his controversial plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty [Video]Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty

Attorneys for James Reardon entered not guilty pleas in an Ohio court on Monday. Twenty-year-old Reardon was arrested Saturday in New Middletown, Ohio on charges that he threatened to attack a local..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Autopsy concludes Epstein death was suicide [Video]Autopsy concludes Epstein death was suicide

An autopsy has concluded that the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein was suicide by hanging, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. Jane Lanhee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Kittens rescued from storm drain given superhero names [Video]Kittens rescued from storm drain given superhero names

Four kittens rescued from a storm drain near an elementary school in Florida have been rehomed by a teacher at Fessenden Elementary and a School Resource Officer (SRO) following their ordeal. Bodycam..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Evangelicals Thrilled By Trump's First Term [Video]Evangelicals Thrilled By Trump's First Term

President Donald Trump enjoyed overwhelming support from white evangelicals in 2016. He won a higher percentage of their vote than George W. Bush, John McCain or Mitt Romney. That enthusiasm has not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, media reports say [Video]Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, media reports say

Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier facing federal sex trafficking charges, committed suicide on Friday night in his lower Manhattan jail cell, several U.S. media outlets reported on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

It's time to take on Trump's It's time to take on Trump's "lies" and "racism": Sanders

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday (August 8) said the way to defeat Donald Trump is by doing the "opposite" of what the president is trying to do, and bring people together. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Racism is a Racism is a "white problem": Buttigieg

U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday (August 8) said he believed President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, and called for a stop to "racist tropes" coming from the White House...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Booker calls for black journalists to speak up [Video]Booker calls for black journalists to speak up

U.S. presidential hopeful Cory Booker on Thursday (August 8) warned Americans not to be fooled by the "Dineyland version" of of history, saying racist violence has "always been a part of the American..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9 [Video]Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday evening.The 70 meter rocket contained the AMOS-17 satellite which will provide internet, phone and secure..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches satellite [Video]SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches satellite

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying Spacecom's AMOS-17 communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday (August 6). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Trump Postpones Florida Trip After Mass Shootings [Video]Trump Postpones Florida Trip After Mass Shootings

Donald Trump will postpone a trip to Florida due to the mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, and Illinois over the weekend. Trump condemned racism and white supremacy but did not address criticisms that his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

FBI Warning Copycat Attacks Following Dayton And El Paso Shootings [Video]FBI Warning Copycat Attacks Following Dayton And El Paso Shootings

In a statement on Sunday, the FBI warned that there could be copycat attacks in the wake of this weekend's mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Already, a man in Florida has been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

July Heat Wave Causes Massive Ice Loss For Greenland [Video]July Heat Wave Causes Massive Ice Loss For Greenland

An unrelenting heat wave in July caused Greenland to experience a staggering melt of its ice sheet, says HuffPost. The melting ice produced enough water to cover all of Florida by several inches,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

After Iguana Hunter Accidentally Shoots Man, State Clarifies 'Kill Whenever Possible' Directive [Video]After Iguana Hunter Accidentally Shoots Man, State Clarifies 'Kill Whenever Possible' Directive

Earlier this month, Florida’s conservation authority urged homeowners to exterminate invasive green iguanas. In fact, homeowners were asked to exterminate the reptiles “whenever possible,”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

SpaceX launches resupply mission to the ISS [Video]SpaceX launches resupply mission to the ISS

Elon Musk's space company SpaceX on Thursday (July 25) successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying one of its Dragon spacecraft. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations [Video]U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

'They were heroes,' Pence says of Apollo astronauts [Video]'They were heroes,' Pence says of Apollo astronauts

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

‘I was 19’ Richard Branson remembers the moon landing [Video]‘I was 19’ Richard Branson remembers the moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Richard Branson sat down with his family in their cottage in the British countryside to watch history being made. The images he saw on his parents' small black-and-white television..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Like 'science fiction': Mexican journalist remembers Apollo 11 [Video]Like 'science fiction': Mexican journalist remembers Apollo 11

As the world prepares to mark fifty years since the day American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, Reuters journalist Manuel Carrillo recalls his assignment covering the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Orlando protesters call for Rossello's resignation [Video]Orlando protesters call for Rossello's resignation

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Puerto Rico governor's office in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday to demand his resignation in the wake of the 'chatgate' scandal. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At 90 [Video]Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At 90

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, Reuters reports. Stevens was a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Florida’s Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder

State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.
NYTimes.com - Published

Florida trucker arrested, charged with plotting church shooting

U.S. federal authorities said they have arrested a Florida truck driver who "was thinking about shooting up a church" in Memphis this week, making him at least the fourth person this month charged with..
Reuters - Published

Red panda triplets, Paul Simon, miracle house: News from around our 50 states

Boston Marathon bombing memorial completed in Massachusetts, palm pests spreading their lethal damage in Florida, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

'They don't respect our security measures': Large alligator scales fence at Florida naval air station

A video shared by a Florida television station shows an alligator climbing over a fence at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
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Florida 'stand your ground' trial begins for deadly dispute over handicapped parking spot

The manslaughter trial for Michael Drejka, the man involved in a deadly dispute over a handicapped parking spot in Florida, was set to begin Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands of Florida's iconic palm trees now shriveled up into a crisp. What's the cause?

“I don’t think all the palm trees will die, but the issue we see will get a lot worse before it gets better,” said entomologist Brian Bahder.  
USATODAY.com - Published

3 mass shooting plots stopped around the country in separate incidents, police say

Tips from the public aided in the three arrests in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio, which occurred from Thursday and Friday
USATODAY.com - Published

Firefighters go missing off Florida coast during fishing trip

Brian McCluney and Justin Walker were last seen departing a boat ramp Friday in Port Canaveral
CBS News - Published

Move over, Florida man: Woman pulls gator from pants during Fort Myers traffic stop

Ariel Michelle Marchan-Le Quire, who also had more than 40 turtles in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack, pleaded no contest to multiple charges.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Mayors urge bipartisan action on gun control

Mayors across the country are asking Washington to take action on gun control. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz sat down with four mayors, from different political parties, whose cities have been shaken by gun..
CBS News - Published

Celebrity chef files lawsuit against Antonio Brown over unpaid $38,000 bill

Celebrity chef Stefano Tedeschi filed a lawsuit against Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown on July 29 in a Florida court for a breach of contract.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida police found an unusual 'burglary' suspect at a local high school: A raccoon inside a vending machine

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office shared photo and videos of a raccoon stuck in a local high school's vending machine.
USATODAY.com - Published

Families and survivors oppose private museum to honor Pulse shooting victims

The owner of the gay Florida nightclub where 49 people were killed in a 2016 mass shooting is moving forward with plans to honor the victims by constructing a private museum despite controversy.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida man arrested; threatened neighbors with nunchucks, sprayed them with roach spray, police say

The Florida man was complaining about a neighbor's loud music, which led to him swinging nunchucks and spraying roach spray.  
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Ex-NFL WR Roscoe Parrish arrested, charged with authoring written threats to kill

Former Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested in Florida after allegedly leaving threatening messages at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida woman sues American Airlines, claims her emotional support dog was confined to a bathroom

A Florida woman is suing American Airlines after her emotional support dog was allegedly confined to a bathroom on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.
USATODAY.com - Published

Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking dozens of girls

The indictment comes a decade after the wealthy businessman cut a deal with attorneys in Florida to avoid a similar charge
CBS News - Published

Allegiant adds 24 new routes, including a return to Palm Beach, Florida, and Fort Collins, Colorado

Budget airline Allegiant plans to return to Palm Beach, Florida, and Fort Collins, Colorado, beginning in November.
USATODAY.com - Published

Burmese python caught while swimming in Florida bay

A Naples charter captain spotted a Burmese python swimming across Naples Bay earlier this week.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mermaids: The myth comes to life

Our fascination with mermaids is as deep as the sea, going back centuries to the myth of a Syrian goddess who was transformed into a half-fish. Faith Salie reports on how the folklore of mermaids got..
CBS News - Published

A tale of mermaids

Our fascination with mer-creatures, which is as deep as the sea, goes back centuries, and is brought alive today in movies, on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and at Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs State..
CBS News - Published

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