Florida

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before the state commission in Sunrise, Fla.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File
December 30, 2018 - 8:47 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff of a Florida county where a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a high school has outlined steps his agency has taken in response to the Feb. 14 massacre. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel sent a letter Wednesday to the state commission investigating the...
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High-speed trains are finally coming to the US
Brightline/Virgin Trains
December 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Japan has its famed Shinkasens, Russia its Maglevs, France its TGVs. But what about the United States? One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity...
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Matt Rourke/AP Photo, File
December 24, 2018 - 1:55 pm
By The Associated Press Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a...
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December 06, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox...
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US Customs and Border Enforcement and USA flag
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Justin Udo
December 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man born and raised in Philadelphia fights through an incredible ordeal in an effort to stay in the United States. Peter Sean Brown is a Philadelphia native who now calls Big Pine Keys, Florida, home. So last April, when the 50-year-old U.S. citizen turned himself...
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 illustration made available by NASA in 2018 shows the InSight lander drilling into the surface of Mars.
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November 20, 2018 - 1:36 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. NASA's InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month,...
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Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes listens to reports Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla.
Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
November 19, 2018 - 8:25 am
By Gary Fineout, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrives for a meeting with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
November 18, 2018 - 5:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday after a bruising recount left Nelson...
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Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan Bucher, right, talks to an employee at the Supervisor of Elections office during a recount, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
November 16, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by...
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Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, right, shows a ballot box that was found in a rental car after the elections and turned out to only contain election day supplies, as election employees sort ballots and prepare to count them.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
November 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. One county...
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