Rappler's latest stories on Florida
The rally's postponement is a blow to Trump's efforts to return to his comfort zone – center stage on the campaign trail – and signal that life and business can begin getting back to normal after 4 months of crisis
The Disney complex features 3 arenas and 24,000 hotel rooms that would allow the NBA to restart in a closed-door environment
Brian Woods, owner of All American Gator Products, turns his hand to design face masks made out of reptile skin in response to the coronavirus pandemic
'Few people may be aware of the importance of this industry,' says a University of Florida expert, but it is 'a huge economic impact driver'
The Zaandam, operated by Holland America Line, ties up at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, and its sister ship the Rotterdam is not far behind
The desperate situation aboard the Zaandam, which was not allowed to enter several South American ports, attracted worldwide publicity, but it is just one of several cruise liners seeking permission to dock in Fort Lauderdale
A mystery customer left a $10,000 tip to be divided among the employees of Skillets, a day before the restaurant was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak
As Arizona, Florida, and Illinois prepare to vote between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, there is confusion over whether polling stations will be safe, given the pandemic
Allowing ex-felons, a large portion of whom are black, Hispanic, or poor, onto the voting rolls could affect US presidential election outcomes at all levels
Attorney General Bill Barr says evidence shows the shooter was 'motivated by jihadist ideology'
Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack. Officials did not say whether there was a link between the cyber and naval base attacks.
The shooter did not have any apparent ties to terror groups and no group has officially claimed the attack, the New York Times reports
The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist media, identifies the shooter as Mohammed al-Shamrani, saying he had posted a manifesto on Twitter that said, 'America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil'
(UPDATED) The National hurricane Center says Dorian packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on the 5-level Saffir-Simpson scale
There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Dorian 'has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane' on a 5-level scale
Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens
All 136 passengers and 7 aircrew on board had been accounted for
Nouman Raja is the first police officer to be convicted in Florida for the on-duty shooting death of a black man in 3 decades
The python is one of the biggest pythons ever caught in southern Florida, according to a post on the Facebook page of the Big Cypress National Preserve
An arrest document says a Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and thumb drives bearing malware was arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the president was staying there
The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The two-year-old slips into a Florida zoo's rhino enclosure on New Year's Day
Rick Scott edges out Bill Nelson by just over 10,000 votes, or 50.05% to 49.93%, official final results showed.
Democrats Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia are aiming to become the states' first African-American governors, but the races are tilting in favor of their Republican rivals
Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests
'There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people,' says police chief Michael DeLeo
President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent
Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century
Florida Governor Rick Scott says the storm caused 'unbelievable devastation' and the priority for the moment is looking for survivors among residents who failed to heed orders to evacuate
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851
The National Weather Service appeals: 'Hurricane Michael is an unprecedented event and cannot be compared to any of our previous events. Do not risk your life, leave NOW if you were told to do so'
(UPDATED) Hurricane Michael is now packing winds of 120 miles per hour as it aims for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico
The suspect of the shooting has been identified as 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland
Nikolas Cruz tells the detective that demons in his head – which had started tormenting him years earlier – told him to 'buy weapons, kill animals and destroy everything.'
Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding five-month-old Aria
Police seize Chris Brown shortly after leaving a concert stage on Thursday night in West Palm Beach. He is booked on a charge of felony battery and released after paying a $2,000 bond, the sheriff's office says.
Maya-1 belongs to the family of satellites produced by the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite or PHL-Microsat, and developed by Two Filipino graduate students in Japan
XXXTentacion faced a blacklash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in the age of #MeToo
'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting
Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma seeks the 'possible enactment of legislation that will impose more severe sanctions' against such bus companies
'The Florida Project' is a film that shines because it decidedly goes against the grain
Anthony Borges, who was released from the hospital on April 4, is still recovering after 9 surgeries and 7 weeks in hospital. He is still not well enough to speak.
Nikolas Cruz's legal team suggests any wealth that may be discovered should go to his victims rather than expensive lawyers
'I don't know why I survived, but I will tell you that my family and I will dedicate the rest of our lives to seeing that something like this this never happens again,' says Florida shooting survivor Anthony Borges
The student-organized "March For Our Lives" is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event scheduled to take place in Washington within sight of the US Capitol
The operation shifts from rescue to body recovery, with engineers fearing the support structures at either end of the bridge could also come down, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says
The House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to fund violence prevention measures at the nation's schools, including boosting school security and creating anonymous reporting systems for students
'President Trump has completely caved to the gun lobby,' says Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein
(UPDATED) The bill raises the minimum age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21, bans modification devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding