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.
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. CBS News - Published
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..
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..
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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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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
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
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.
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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
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