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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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Oklahoma police officer charged with murdering his own chief

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with murdering his own police chief in a Florida seaside hotel as the pair traveled to attend a law enforcement conference, authorities said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress

NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," on Friday at its lesser-known..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Florida


Donchet takes third world ball juggling title [Video]Donchet takes third world ball juggling title

France's Melody Donchet wins her third Red Bull Street Style title as Brazilian Ricardinho takes the men's championship.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Eight-car pile-up leaves one dead in Florida [Video]Eight-car pile-up leaves one dead in Florida

One person has died in an eight-car pile-up near Tampa, Florida. A further six people were left needing hospital treatment following the crash. A burning lorry could be seen lying at the roadside.

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

Kodak Black Sentenced To Nearly 4 Years On Weapons Charges [Video]Kodak Black Sentenced To Nearly 4 Years On Weapons Charges

Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in prison on weapons charges. The 22-year-old, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, pleaded guilty in August to the charges. The Florida..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Arctic Blast Continues To Hold 75% Of The US In Its Icy Grip [Video]Arctic Blast Continues To Hold 75% Of The US In Its Icy Grip

Arctic conditions are to blame for at least four deaths, and the weather is only expected to get worse. Arctic air has been moving across the eastern two-thirds of the United States, bringing frigid..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

SpaceX launches dozens of internet satellites into space [Video]SpaceX launches dozens of internet satellites into space

SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Monday. The so-called 'mini' satellites will be used for global internet, the Miami Herald reported.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Two racing powerboats flip and crash simultaneously at Key West Race [Video]Two racing powerboats flip and crash simultaneously at Key West Race

Two powerboat crews escape without serious injury after their racers flip over simultaneously during the first day of Key West Powerboat races.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:30Published

Alexa, Was This Woman Stabbed On Purpose? [Video]Alexa, Was This Woman Stabbed On Purpose?

Police are trying to figure out how a fight between a Florida couple ended in death. According to Newser, a Florida woman died from a 12 inch spear in her chest. To investigate, police are analyzing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Watch: Pets in Florida get dressed up for masquerade ball [Video]Watch: Pets in Florida get dressed up for masquerade ball

The annual charity event Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade drew 40 participants. Highlights included 'the tortoise and the hare' – a tortoise with a toy rabbit strapped to its shell.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Giuliani associates Parnas and Fruman arrive for arraignment [Video]Giuliani associates Parnas and Fruman arrive for arraignment

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on alleged violations of U.S. campaign finance laws. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

The Church Of Scientology Is Quietly Buying Up A Florida Town [Video]The Church Of Scientology Is Quietly Buying Up A Florida Town

The Church of Scientology and its members are rapidly buying up a downtown neighborhood in a Florida city. The Tampa Bay Times reports that members of the church have spent $103 million on property in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Steve Bannon Wants His New Radio Show To Become A Place For Impeachment Leakers [Video]Steve Bannon Wants His New Radio Show To Become A Place For Impeachment Leakers

Alt-right darling Steve Bannon is launching a new radio show and podcast about the impeachment process. Specifically, the witnesses and the evidence related to the impeachment inquiry. Politico reports..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Rough Justice: Man Charged With Beating Peeping Tom To Death [Video]Rough Justice: Man Charged With Beating Peeping Tom To Death

Florida man Victor Vickery was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a peeping Tom to death. Vickery is accused of manslaughter for the incident outside his girlfriend's Ft. Lauderdale home. Newser..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort [Video]Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort

U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort [Video]Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

Julián Castro Releases List Of Endorsements [Video]Julián Castro Releases List Of Endorsements

Julián Castro’s presidential campaign released dozens of endorsements. Some of them were from current and former state and local officials, activists and Latino leaders. Former Texas state Rep...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Exclusive: Giuliani was paid $500K by indicted associate's firm [Video]Exclusive: Giuliani was paid $500K by indicted associate's firm

In an interview with Reuters, Rudy Giuliani said he was paid $500,000 to consult on a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe [Video]Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was abruptly recalled in May, arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Friday in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president, while..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Incident at Florida mall leaves one injured [Video]Incident at Florida mall leaves one injured

A loud noise at a shopping center near Miami spread fears of an active shooter on Sunday. But Boca Raton police say they've found no casings and have no suspect in custody. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Trump Denies Knowing Giuliani Associated Arrested For Pro-Trump Election Committee [Video]Trump Denies Knowing Giuliani Associated Arrested For Pro-Trump Election Committee

Reuters reports two foreign-born Florida businessmen were arrested and charged on Thursday. They're accused of being part of a scheme to illegally funnel Russian money to a pro-Trump election..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Two businessmen tied to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested in U.S. [Video]Two businessmen tied to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested in U.S.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman announces the indictment of Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, and two co-defendants for various charges related to U.S. federal election law violations. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Trump Wants His Own News Network [Video]Trump Wants His Own News Network

President Trump is frustrated with news coverage as he faces an impeachment inquiry. He suggested on Thursday the idea of starting a new television network, reports CNN. The suggestion came after Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

China coming to U.S. next week for trade talks -Trump [Video]China coming to U.S. next week for trade talks -Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday a delegation from China would come to the United States next week for more trade talks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

US Soldier Working At Mar-a-Lago Uploaded Child Porn To Russian Website [Video]US Soldier Working At Mar-a-Lago Uploaded Child Porn To Russian Website

US Army Staff Sgt. Richard Ciccarella was stationed at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida from August 2017 to March 2018. During that period, prosecutors say, Ciccarella..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

White House expected to bolster impeachment communications team: official

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Treasury Department spokesman Tony Sayegh are expected to join the White House communications team to help with impeachment-related efforts, a..
Reuters - Published

Florida county to revisit rejection of digital New York Times for libraries

Responding to a public furor, a Florida county board on Tuesday said it would revisit its decision to reject its library system's request for a digital subscription to the New York Times, whose..
Reuters - Published

Florida mother overwhelmed by response to lonely autistic son

Kerry Bloch is inundated with kind messages after her 21-year-old son asks "Would someone like me?"
BBC News - Published

Florida county board rejects library's New York Times subscription as 'fake news'

A Florida county board rejected a library's request for a digital subscription to the New York Times, with one commissioner citing President Donald Trump's claim that the newspaper's reporting was..
Reuters - Published

Florida cops hope Alexa can solve bizarre spear murder case

Police want to establish if a smart-speaker recorded how Silvia Galva ended up impaled on a bed post.
BBC News - Published

Trump switches permanent residence from New York to Florida

He said he had been "treated very badly" by local politicians - prompting one to reply: "Good riddance".
BBC News - Published

Trump says he will make Florida his permanent residence

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence instead of his Trump Tower apartment in New York City.
Reuters - Published

Russian agent Butina released from U.S. prison, deported

Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a..
Reuters - Published

White House looks at Sayegh, Bondi to handle impeachment messaging: source

The White House is considering former Treasury Department spokesman Tony Sayegh and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to handle its communications for the impeachment probe of President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani associates accused of funneling money to pro-Trump group plead not guilty

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money..
Reuters - Published

Surprised over Doral flap, Trump thinks he's still in hospitality business: Mulvaney

U.S. President Donald Trump was surprised at the resistance to his now-revoked decision to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, his acting chief of staff said on Sunday,..
Reuters - Published

Trump abandons plan to host G7 summit at his Miami golf course after criticism

The plan to use one of the president's resorts in Florida sparked widespread bipartisan criticism.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Nestor slows to post-tropical cyclone, makes Florida landfall

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge limits Florida law curtailing felons' voting rights

A federal judge in Florida ruled on Friday that a state law requiring felons to pay fines, fees and restitution related to their convictions before being allowed to vote cannot be applied to people..
Reuters - Published

Tropical storm menaces U.S. southeast, New Orleans to demolish cranes

Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, packing life-threatening storm surge, with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could..
Reuters - Published

Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House..
Reuters - Published

Trump golf course to host next G7 summit

One of President Trump's golf resorts in Florida will host the G7 summit next June, White House announces
BBC News - Published

F1 reveal plan for race around Miami Dolphins' NFL stadium

Formula 1 says it has an agreement in principle with the owners of the Miami Dolphins NFL stadium to hold a race in the Florida city from 2021.
BBC News - Published

White House reporters slam mock video of Trump killing journalists and critics

The White House Correspondents' Association has condemned a mock video, shown at a gathering of U.S. President Donald's Trump's supporters at one of his Florida resorts, that depicts him slaughtering..
Reuters - Published

Police investigate reports of shooting at Florida shopping mall

Police SWAT teams in Boca Raton, Florida, moved in on a shopping mall on Saturday to investigate reports of a shooting there, police said.
Reuters - Published

Indicted Giuliani associate worked on behalf of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

One of the two Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney investigate his political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, also has been working for the legal team of a..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani associates charged with illegally funneling cash to pro-Trump group

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden were arrested in a scheme to illegally funnel money to..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani associates to be held in custody until they meet conditions for bond

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who are associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and were charged on Thursday with campaign finance crimes will be held in custody..
Reuters - Published

Two businessmen linked to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested on U.S. charges

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have been helping President Donald Trump's personal lawyer investigate political rival Joe Biden have been arrested on charges of funneling foreign money to..
Reuters - Published

Two men linked to Trump's lawyer arrested on campaign-finance violations

Two Florida businessmen associated with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan U.S...
Reuters - Published

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