Tag: Florida

Florida Stopped Doing Gun Permit Checks For 13 Months [VIDEO]

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The lapse was revealed in an internal report on Friday and it happened during a time period when there was a large surge in the number of people seeking…

Gun Bill Passes Florida House, Heads To Gov. Rick Scott’s Desk

On Wednesday, the Florida House passed the state’s first gun restrictions in three decades, voting 67-50 after debating for nearly eight hours. Under the bill, which cleared the Senate 20-18 earlier this week, a person must be at least 21 years old to buy a gun, and wait three days before obtaining the weapon. The…

Nikolas Cruz Killed Killed 17 In Florida High School Shooting

A gunman police identified as an ex-student opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding at least 16 others. Police arrested a suspect, and a federal official identified him as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.…

Tropical Storm Emily Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Coast Of Florida

Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday morning just west of Tampa, and is expected to move inland across the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 45 mph as of 8 a.m. ET. Little change in strength is forecast until landfall occurs later Monday. Tropical-storm force winds extend up to…

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Record In Space

Peggy Whitson has broken a new record for the most days in space by a U.S. astronaut. The record was previously held by Jeff Williams, who had a total of 534. She already held the record for the oldest woman to have gone to space, most spacewalks carried out by a woman, and the first…

Air Base Hit By Trump Reopens Less Than 24 Hrs Later

New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said. It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib province.…

Judge Approves $25-Million Agreement To Settle Trump University Lawsuit

A judge on Friday approved an agreement reached with President Trump to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits filed against him over Trump University real estate seminars, US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego had been expected to sign off on the agreement, which was reached last year, ending nearly seven years of…

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained A Second Time

After meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss his detention at an airport last month, Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned again by immigration officials on his way home on Friday, his lawyer said. Ali and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were able to travel to the meeting from Fort Lauderdale without incident, but…

Casey Anthony Speaks Out for First Time [VIDEO]

Casey Anthony is back in the spotlight if you’re not familiar with the case, nine years ago her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, went missing and was later found dead, today an interview for the Associated Press about her case was issued. Anthony, now 30, has never spoken publicly about the trial. “Caylee would be 12 right…

Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping His Phones At Trump Tower

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday to accuse former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones ahead of the election. “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he wrote. He went on to…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Muhammad Ali Son Detained At Airport, Agents Ask ‘Are You Muslim?

Border agents detained and questioned the son of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali about his religion when he flew back to the US this month, a family lawyer said. “Where did you get your name from? Are you a Muslim?” they asked the 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr, who was born in Philadelphia and is a…

Fox News: Trump Crossed Line Calling Media “The Enemy Of The American People”

Even his friends at Fox News know President Donald Trump crossed the line with comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people.” Chris Wallace said on Sunday that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy. Wallace noted that…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn, saying…

Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump

U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts with…

Report: 18 Dead in Southern Storms, Tornadoes [VIDEO]

At least 18 people have been killed in the last two days in sweeping storms that have hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Tornadoes hit Georgia early Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring two dozen. Others died in Mississippi from tornadoes. More tornado watches have been issued for Monday in the Southeast…

5 Dead, 6 Wounded In Shooting At Ft Lauderdale Airport

Shots reportedly were fired Friday afternoon at the lower level of Ft. Lauderdale Airport, with police at the scene indicating at least a half-dozen victims. Nine people were shot and one killed in the shooting according to reports via police radio at the site, the incident appears to involve one shooter who is reportedly in…

Trump On “Russia Mess”: We Should “Get On With Our Lives”

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed talk of sanctioning Russia for interfering in the presidential election, offering what sounded more like a post-breakup pep talk than anything else. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he told reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate. As for the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia…

Donald Trump Takes Ohio, Florida, North Carolina

Donald Trump pulled out major victories in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. The Buckeye State previously voted for Barack Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, as did both North Carolina and Florida. All three races were projected as toss-ups by most major polling outlets leading up to Election…

Florida Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Florida has voted to legalize medicinal marijuana for people with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, AIDS, PTSD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and similar diseases. Florida previously allowed medical marijuana for a narrow group of patients with cancer and severe spasms. “This is a major tipping point: With Florida’s decision, a majority of states…

Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman Sentenced To 20 Years

The man convicted of trying to kill George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a judge Monday, despite arguments from his mother and wife that his trial was unfair. Lisa Apperson, Matthew Apperson’s wife, complained that the media painted her husband as a monster. She also accused many witnesses of lying during…

Hurricane Matthew’s 100mph Winds Lash the Florida Coast

Hurricane Matthew dropped to Category 3 strength overnight, but still managed to bring sustained winds of about 120 miles per hour to Florida’s central Atlantic coast. Some 600,000 residents were reported without power early Friday morning, Gov. Rick Scott announced at a press conference. The deadly storm’s eyewall had approached within five miles of the…

Gov. Rick Scott: 1.5 Million In Florida Under Orders To Evacuate

Hurricane Matthew is approaching South Florida on Thursday morning. They warned that the strongest storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade may cause “immense human suffering” and “loss of life” if precautions are not taken. National Weather Service officials said the storm, which is expected to return to Category 4 strength, was moving west…

Hurricane Matthew May Hit Florida As Category 4 [VIDEO]

Officials were bracing for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, as the storm was expected to regain Category 4 strength before making landfall. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Matthew was located about 65 miles northwest of Cuba and was making its way north. The storm has killed nine people so far and left a damaged Haiti, still…

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Haiti, Heading To Florida [VIDEO]

Hurricane Matthew touch ground in Haiti Tuesday morning and is on the road to Cuba and the US. On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of Haitians huddled in evacuation shelters as 145 mile per hour winds lashed the impoverished island nation, killing at least three people and prompting cruise ships to change course. The governors of…

McCain, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Face Primary Elections Day

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Florida and Arizona, and two powerful incumbents — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — face unusually strong primary challenges. McCain is expected to survive a long-shot bid to unseat him by State Sen. Kelli Ward (R), but is hoping for a big enough…

Orlando Hospitals Won’t Bill Pulse Shooting Victims


The Florida emergency facilities that treated the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre in Orlando this summer will not bill the patients involved in the horrific event. The companies, Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, announced Wednesday they will instead write off at least $5.5 million in care. On June 12, 49 people were killed…

New Monmouth University Poll: TRUMP Losing Florida By 9

Hillary Clinton is leading 9-points over Donald Trump in Florida, according to a poll released Tuesday, owing to her advantage among minorities and white women in the state. The survey from Monmouth University found Clinton with the support of 48% of likely voters in the important swing state, compared with 39% for Trump. Libertarian Gary…