- Florida confirms birth defects after mom gets Zika abroad Updated: Jun-28-16 12:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida confirmed its first Zika-related case of microcephaly, in a child whose mother contracted the virus in Haiti, officials said Tuesday.
- And they're off: Florida's election season gets underway Updated: Jun-24-16 7:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Amid the fallout of retirements and a dramatically changed political landscape, the final ballot for the 2016 elections was set on Friday.
- Todd Wilcox drops out of Florida Senate race, backs Rubio Updated: Jun-24-16 12:22 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Businessman Todd Wilcox is dropping out of Florida's Senate race and will back Marco Rubio, who decided at the last minute to run for re-election.
- No help from DC? Florida to spend millions on Zika fight Updated: Jun-23-16 7:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Saying he was "profoundly disappointed" with the ongoing federal stalemate over the Zika virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday ordered the state to spend millions in an effort to stop its potential spread.
- With Rubio in, others step out of Florida's Senate race Updated: Jun-23-16 12:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's decision to run for president set off a scramble to replace him. His last-minute decision to run for re-election set off another scramble.
- 2 Floridas emerge in attitudes toward LGBT community Updated: Jun-23-16 3:22 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Key West is one of the most gay-friendly places in the country. The Florida Panhandle - many locals call it the Redneck Riviera - is a different story.
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- Jolly drops out of Senate race, will face Crist to keep seat Updated: Jun-17-16 1:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly dropped out of the Senate race on Friday and will run for re-election, a decision that sets up a competitive contest between former Republican governor and current Democrat Charlie Crist.
- Obama embraces Orlando families, appeals for gun controls Updated: Jun-16-16 8:28 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.
- Maryland Gov. Hogan 'saddened' by Florida nightclub shooting Updated: Jun-13-16 10:56 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he and his wife are "shocked and saddened by the senseless violence" at a gay nightclub in Florida that killed 49 people.
- McCrory orders flags lowered after Orlando shootings Updated: Jun-12-16 4:41 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered American and state flags on state property lowered to half-staff through sunset on Thursday in memory of those killed in the Orlando nightclub shootings.
- Florida Gov. Big Easy bound as he bashes Louisiana governor Updated: Jun-08-16 5:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Louisiana in his latest job recruitment effort.
- Florida crime rate drops despite increase in rapes, murder Updated: Jun-04-16 1:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - There was a significant increase in murders, rapes and motor vehicle thefts in Florida last year, according to crime statistics released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday.
- Gov. Scott gets split decision over power to pick judges Updated: Jun-03-16 5:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is telling Gov. Rick Scott that he can't pick a new Palm Beach County judge, but the high court did side with the governor on three other judicial appointments.
- Sen. Rubio pressures Congress to act on Zika money Updated: Jun-03-16 5:01 pm
MIAMI - If Congress does not act on Zika prevention funding, lawmakers may be forced to return to Washington during their fall election campaigns for an emergency vote, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Friday.
- Florida: Disaster coming without help on Zika fight Updated: Jun-01-16 9:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida will experience a "disaster" with the Zika virus if federal authorities don't immediately provide money to help battle the virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday.
- Sanford Burnham asks Scott to let UF take over facility Updated: Jun-01-16 4:54 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A medical research organization that has received more than $350 million in public and private incentives says its Orlando facility's long-term outlook is in doubt because federal research funding isn't keeping pace with costs, and that's why it asked the University of Florida to take over, according to a letter its leaders sent to Gov. Rick Scott's office this week.
- Florida to get $5 million from failed visual effects studio Updated: May-31-16 11:27 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida will only get back a small portion of the millions it invested in a failed visual effects film studio whose high-profile bankruptcy was used in the contentious 2014 election between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.