• Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • advocate Jun 1, 2018

    Parkland Seniors Balance Grief, Activism as Graduation Nears

    As they prepare to graduate on Sunday, the Parkland seniors are grieving over the loss of friends while navigating tough decisions about the future. For many seniors, the months since the shooting have been a blur of funerals, marches, voter-turnout events, television interviews and brushes with celebrities. Amid all that, the seniors also must how to shape their future.

  • Associated Press Apr 13, 2018

    Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind — Are Automakers Onboard?

    In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver’s seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that’s been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece, produced by Google, captured the potential of autonomous-car technology to change the lives of the visually impaired. “It was my...

  • California Mar 21, 2018

    Key Design Change Stymied Miami Bridge Cost, Schedule

    Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2018

    No Police Search at Home of Man Who Shot Self by White House

    Four days after he fatally shot himself outside the White House, a Florida man’s apartment sat untouched by investigators on Tuesday. His roommates had not been questioned by police and didn’t even know that he had died.

  • Associated Press Mar 20, 2018

    Florida Executes Man in 1993 Slaying of College Student

    A Florida inmate convicted of raping and killing a college student decades ago screamed and yelled “murderers!” three times, thrashing on a gurney as he was being put to death Thursday. The governor’s office said Eric Scott Branch, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Thursday after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Branch was convicted of the...

  • Florida Mar 20, 2018

    Fighting Gun Violence After Shooting Gives Teens Purpose

    Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn’t fear, but anger. “Full-on anger,” the thin,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Young Shooting Survivors Stepped From School Into Gun Debate

    Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week’s shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation’s gun debate. Rather than retreating back into their private lives, the young people who saw classmates slain at the desks next to...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    6 Friends Shattered by Florida Shooting Forge New Bond

    It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine’s Day: a little basketball and...

  • Donald Trump Dec 23, 2017

    Toxic Trouble: Hundreds of Superfund Sites Face Flood Risks

    Anthony Stansbury propped his rusty bike against a live oak tree and cast his fishing line into the rushing waters of Florida’s Anclote River....
    When he bought a house down the street last year, Stansbury says he wasn’t told that his slice of paradise had a hidden problem. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Stauffer Chemical Co. Superfund site, a former...

  • Captain Dec 13, 2017

    NTSB Blames Captain, Bad Safety Culture for Loss of El Faro

    A ship captain’s unwillingness to listen to his crew’s suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats, open to the elements. All these factors contributed to the sinking of the El Faro in the fury of Hurricane...

  • Associated Press Oct 5, 2017

    Parents, Siblings and Children: Portraits of the Victims Slain in Las Vegas

    They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They traveled to Las Vegas to see their favorite stars, posting videos and photos to social media. At least 58 of them never made it home after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of...

  • Associated Press Oct 5, 2017

    He ‘Saved My Life and Lost His': Stories of Las Vegas Shooting Victims Emerge

    A registered nurse from Tennessee who died shielding his wife, a doctor, from gunfire. The only son of a Canadian couple who is now left childless. A California middle school special education teacher engaged to be married. All were among the at least 58 people killed in the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Families, friends,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2017

    New Video Shows Conditions Inside Nursing Home Where 8 Died

    A new cellphone video has surfaced showing conditions inside the Hollywood Hills nursing home where residents — including one in the nude — were kept in sweltering heat before eight of them died.

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2017

    As Power Goes Back on in Fla., Dangers Persist After Irma

    Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida, the recovery mission picked up momentum as more people had electricity and schools made plans to reopen. Still, the dangers lingered, mostly in the form of noxious gas from generators serving those who still don’t have power. In Palm Beach County, carbon monoxide from a generator seeped into a home, killing a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2017

    Lawsuit Filed in Nursing Home Death Investigation as Police Say A/C Was Not Fully Working

    An emergency lawsuit has been filed by the family of one of eight people killed in a sweltering nursing home in Hollywood Hills following Hurricane Irma. Lawyers for the family of 99-year-old Albertina Vega are seeking the release of records from the Rehabilitation Center, hoping to shed light on what took place Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A state investigation...

  • Florida Sep 14, 2017

    Irma's Cost to Florida Already Exceeds Matthew's

    Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state’s southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastation. With a dozen dead in Florida and nearly 10 million without power, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, “We’ve got a lot of work to do.” On Wednesday morning, President...

  • Florida Sep 10, 2017

    Toxic Sites in South Florida Likely in Hurricane Irma's Path

    Dozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains. The Associated Press surveyed six of the 54 Superfund sites in Florida...

  • Florida Aug 25, 2017

    Florida Executes Convicted Double-Murderer Using Experimental Injection Drug

    Florida on Thursday put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders....
    Authorities said 53-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for the killing of a black man, was pronounced dead at...

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