Florida

Get away to Florida’s Captiva Island

Captiva Island is a gateway to the Florida outdoors — biking, sailing, birding and water activities abound. A sliver of land nestled against the state’s southwest coast, Captiva Island has a slightly off-kilter and almost magical feel. You might discover a giant frog, a restaurant where it’s...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:50am

Trump claims people voted illegally in midterms by changing clothes

On Wednesday President Trump claimed, without evidence, that people illegally voted multiple times in the midterm elections by changing clothes. In an interview with the conservative website Daily Caller, Trump said that was why Republicans performed poorly in the midterms. He also argued that GOP...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:11pm

Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen on path to Florida

Tropical Storm Michael became a hurricane on Monday and was expected to strengthen rapidly before hitting the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, packing winds of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Michael was currently a Category 1 hurricane...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:30pm

5 Great things to do in St. Augustine, Florida

Many people consider either Orlando or Miami as Florida’s biggest tourist destination. But if waiting in long lines for theme park rides at Disney and the overstimulation of Miami’s nightlife is not for you, you may want to consider St. Augustine for your next trip to the Sunshine State...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:02pm

Florida high school shooter in custody, multiple people killed: Officials

A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. It is not known yet if the shooter was a student at the school.  Shortly before...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

Florida man fighting to keep emotional support squirrel

A Florida man must choose between his emotional support squirrel or his home. Ryan Boylan of Clearwater Beach received a notice from his condo association saying the squirrel has to go. Boylan said he saved the squirrel, Brutis, during Hurricane Matthew and the two have become inseparable. "...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:06pm

VIDEO: Black protester hugs Nazi during white supremacist event in Florida

A video showing a black protester hugging a Nazi outside of a Richard Spencer event at the University of Florida has gone viral. On Thursday, a man wearing a white T-shirt with swastikas attended a speech for white supremacist Richard Spencer at the Universtiy of Florida. According to the Daily...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:11pm

Meet the grand lady of Palm Beach, the Brazilian Court Hotel

Greta Garbo was once a guest at the Brazilian Court Hotel. It’s apt that the legendary actress, who craved her privacy, indulged at the world-renowned Palm Beach resort, which provides an escape from the distractions of modern life. At the elegant Brazilian Court, guests can enjoy privacy,...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 3:43pm

Trump: Rubber gloves ‘too small’ for his 'yuge' hands

President Donald Trump has a thing for size: crowd size and hand size. Trump, for the second time in as many weeks, showed off his "yuuuuge" hands by breaking a pair of rubber gloves. Trump has been dealing with jokes about his “gerbil hands,” as New York Magazine’s...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:44pm

Fort Lauderdale is Florida’s sophisticated beachside destination

When it comes to Florida, Miami, Key West and the emerging west coast city of Tampa steal much of the destination headlines. But you should know about Fort Lauderdale, which sits just a half an hour north of Miami with plenty to offer when it comes to beaches, restaurants and culture. Fort...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:16pm

Florida man, pissed at AT&T truck, goes 'bananas' and starts shooting

Parking is a bitch and finding a spot right in front of your house can feel like the baby Jesus came down and declared you the chosen one. Maybe that’s what this Florida man was thinking when he allegedly shot at a utility truck parked in front of his house. Jorje Jove, 64, didn’t like...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:18pm

Nashville's Parthenon and 7 Other Surprising Attractions

As a traveler (not a tourist), you want to delve beyond a city’s most popular sights and attractions to get a deeper understanding of place. These surprising attractions take you out of the well-trod tourist areas to neighborhoods you wouldn’t see otherwise. Seek out these interesting...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:20pm

The natural wonders of Florida await on Perdido Key

When most folks think about the Florida Keys, the images conjured are of the most southern islands, such as Key West and Key Largo. However, there are some gorgeous keys in the most northwestern part of the Sunshine State. The best of both worlds can be found on Perdido Key, which sits just off...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 1:01pm

Tranquil Captiva Island is Florida's under-the-radar oasis

Stepping onto the Captiva Island beach will have you feeling like you’re in the Caribbean — but in fact, you’re just off the mainland. The beguiling seaside getaway sits just an hour’s drive from the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. The six-mile island...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:34pm

Florida high school student posts ‘Slaves for Sale’ ad on Craigslist

A high school senior who allegedly posted a Craigslist ad featuring “two slaves for sale“ has been suspended after a photo of the post went viral. The unidentified student took a photo of two black female classmates in a classroom and posted the photo under the headline, “Two...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:44am

5 ways to see Tampa's history and heritage

Florida is a relatively young state, but what it lacks in old buildings it makes up for with plenty of cultural history. You’ll find plenty of cigars and even a slice of Havana in Tampa, particularly in vibrant Ybor City. Have a cigar We knew we were in the right place at the first whiff of...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:34pm

These are the cities where women are closing the gender gaps

With International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike upon us, thousands of women across the country are uniting to shine a spotlight on women’s achievements — and issues.Women continue to fight many of the same battles they’ve been fighting since the first International Women's Day...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:40pm

Gator casually strolls across Florida golf course with giant fish in its mouth

As if monster gator and orange gator sightings weren't enough recently, another of the reptile encounters is making news.A family reportedly spotted an alligator carrying its lunch across a Florida golf course on Thursday.The creature interrupted their round of golf as it was strutting along the...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:32pm

Watch this Godzilla-like gator stroll through a Florida nature center

It wasn't just another day in Florida.A woman captured a giant gator on video at thePolk Nature Discovery Centerin Lakeland, Florida, which she posted on Facebook Sunday, according to ABC 13.The video has since gone viral of the creature, which has been compared to a dinosaur or Godzilla.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub gunman

The wife of the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at an Orlando nightclub last summer has been taken into FBI custody.Noor Salman was arrested at her San Francisco home Monday in connection with the shooting that resulted in the deaths of 49 people, The...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:27pm