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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida

Dec. 4, 2019 5:12 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days. Compared with estimates made in 2015,...

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

Nov. 27, 2019 12:34 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to restore the Everglades and combat the pollutants that spawn blue-green algae and red tides. A top...

Trump lashes out against impeachment during Florida rally

Nov. 27, 2019 1:10 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming...

Trump defends against impeachment at ‘homecoming rally’

Nov. 26, 2019 10:20 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat. Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming...

Above-ground power lines grow in risk as climate changes

Nov. 25, 2019 1:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages. Everywhere, power poles topple in all kinds of disasters, blocking escape routes. Around the...

Ex-Florida sheriff in school shooting sues over ouster

Nov. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida sheriff ousted following the Parkland high school massacre is suing over his removal from office. Attorneys for ex-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel say a federal lawsuit contends Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Senate deprived him of due process and failed...

5 states drag feet on creation of panels to promote Census

Nov. 23, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South...

Florida governor appeals court rulings on voting

Nov. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legal skirmishes over Florida elections were being fought on two fronts Friday, as a pair of federal court cases underscored the crucial role the state could play in next year's election. No detail is trivial, as Republicans and Democrats battle over the order of names on ballots...