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Storm Isaias churns close to Florida’s east coast

08 August, 2020 9:44 am 9:44 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Isais, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, churned close to Florida on Sunday, set to brush the state’s east coast with strong winds and potential coastal flooding. By 5 a.m. (0900 GMT), Tropical Storm Isaias was about 45 miles (75 km) southeast of West Palm Beach, heading northwest … Read More

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California, Florida and Texas see record rise in COVID-19 deaths

07 July, 2020 9:20 am 9:20 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – California, Florida and Texas, the three largest US states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a Reuters tally showed, and the Miami-area school district said students would not return to classrooms when the new academic year begins as deaths from the virus spiked nationwide. The United States has … Read More

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Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York

07 July, 2020 10:01 am 10:01 am

FLORIDA (Reuters) – Florida  became the second state after California to overtake New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the US novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Reuters tally. Total COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State rose by 9,300 to 423,855 on Sunday, just one place behind California, which now leads the country … Read More

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Disney says it will reopen shopping area at Florida resort on Wednesday

05 May, 2020 7:57 pm 7:57 pm

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co  will partially reopen its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on May 20, it said late on Saturday. Disney and unions representing workers at Florida’s Walt Disney World reached an agreement on safeguards to protect employees from the coronavirus, a union statement said … Read More

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US coronavirus deaths surpass Vietnam War toll as Florida readies reopening...

04 April, 2020 8:31 am 8:31 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The US coronavirus death toll climbed above 58,000 on Tuesday, surpassing the loss of American life from the Vietnam War, as Florida’s governor met with President Donald Trump to discuss an easing of economic restraints. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, among the latest to lock down his state against the pandemic, has … Read More

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Beaches eyed as US takes steps toward reopening

04 April, 2020 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the US the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. Hair salons and other shops in Georgia, Oklahoma and some other states opened for a … Read More

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After Florida killings, Saudis withdraw 21 cadets from United States

01 January, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States following a US investigation into a Saudi officer’s fatal shooting of three Americans at a Florida naval base that US Attorney General William Barr on Monday branded an act of terrorism. The Dec. 6 attack further complicated US-Saudi relations … Read More

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Saudi airman in US for training suspected in deadly shooting at Florida nav...

12 December, 2019 10:51 am 10:51 am

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – A Saudi Air Force second lieutenant killed four people and wounded eight others in an unexplained shooting rampage at a US Navy base in Florida where he was training, US officials told Reuters. Sheriff’s deputies responding to the early-morning incident shot and killed the gunman, who was armed with a handgun … Read More

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Three killed including shooter at US Navy base in Pensacola, Florida

12 December, 2019 8:16 pm 8:16 pm

FLORIDA (Reuters) – Three people including a suspected shooter were killed and at least seven others were injured on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major US Navy base in Florida, authorities said, the second deadly shooting at a US military installation this week.  An “active shooter” was encountered on the base on Friday … Read More

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Trump abandons plan to host 2020 G7 meeting at his Florida golf resort

10 October, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump abandoned plans to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain. In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced Thursday … Read More

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Hurricane Dorian lashes Florida after decimating Bahamas

09 September, 2019 10:47 am 10:47 am

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian is lashing east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 mph, packing life-threatening storm surge, after decimating Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian has left parts of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the catastrophe … Read More


Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected

09 September, 2019 5:16 am 5:16 am

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the US coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, had been hovering over Grand … Read More

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Dorian pummels Bahamas, threatens Florida

09 September, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in the next two days, US forecasters said. Hazards for the Abaco Islands included storm surges 18 to 23 feet … Read More


Hurricane Dorian strengthens as Florida residents prepare for impact

08 August, 2019 12:40 am 12:40 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Residents of Florida on Friday were boarding up windows, stocking up on food, water and gas in their homes as Hurricane Dorian gained strength and slowly churned towards the US mainland. The storm has alarmed forecasters who worry parts of Florida will be walloped by strong winds, a storm surge and heavy … Read More


Dangerous Hurricane Dorian heading to Florida after striking Virgin Islands

08 August, 2019 12:38 am 12:38 am

FLORIDA/VIRGIN ISLANDS (92 News) – After hitting Virgin Islands Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into an “extremely dangerous” storm as it heads towards the US mainland, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned. Dorian is currently a category one hurricane, but could be category four by the time it reaches the mainland. It earlier … Read More