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Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate seat

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Rick Scott edges out Bill Nelson by just over 10,000 votes, or 50.05% to 49.93%, official final results showed.

RICK SCOTT. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott addresses the Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Florida braces for recounts in governor, Senate races

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:24 AM

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

RECOUNT. Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia are aiming to become the states' first African-American governors. File photos from Gillum and Abrams' official Facebook pages

Races to watch in U.S. midterm elections 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests

SENATE RACE. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke. Photos from Shutterstock

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Search teams comb debris for victims of deadly Hurricane Michael

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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

SEARCH ONGOING. Members of the South Florida Search and Rescue team search for survivors in the destruction left after Hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 11, 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby Gulf and Franklin counties

Satellite image of Hurricane Michael as of October 9, 2018. Image from NOAA

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(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

Millions in US told to flee hurricane, 108 dead in Haiti

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:43 PM

3rd UPDATE Hurricane Matthew is predicted to be very near or over the east central coast of Florida Thursday night or early Friday

HURRICANE INCOMING. Doug Smith loads a sheet of plywood into his truck ahead of the approaching Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016 on Satellite Beach, Florida. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Hermine strengthening as it churns for Florida

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED This is life threatening This hurricane is strengthening says Governor Rick Scott

PREPARING FOR HERMINE. Dale Barstow pulls his boat from the water ahead of tropical storm Hermine on August 31, 2016 in the Shell Point community near Saint Marks, Florida. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Zika-hit Miami neighborhood safe – Florida governor

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Florida Governor Rick Scott says authorities are doing a very good job of working to get rid of the mosquitoes which transmit the Zika virus

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 06: A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. This is the second round of aerial spraying in the area as the county continues to try and prevent the Zika virus from spreading. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Florida governor denies banning term 'climate change'

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Scott refuses to elaborate declining to say whether the agency believes in or plans for climate change and its impact

In this file photo, a mail box stands in a flooded neighborhood of Pensacola, Florida, USA, 30 April 2014. Dan Anderson/EPA

Relentless rains drench US East Coast

May 01, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Boston New York and Washington were all drenched while in northern Florida authorities rescued people from the roofs of their submerged houses

RAIN. A man walks in the rain past flowers near the United Nations headquarters (background), in New York City, New York, USA, 30 April 2014. Heavy rain across the US east coast has caused road and air traffic delays across the region, according to reports. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT