8 dead at Florida nursing home after Irma

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:20 AM

UPDATED The nursing home deaths brings the total number of storm related fatalities in Florida to 20 and illustrates the urgency of restoring electricity to millions of people across the southern state

MEDIA HUDDLE. City officials and medical staff address the media outside of a rehabilitation center in the city where patients were found dead September 13, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida. Angel Valentin/Getty Images/AFP

Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida Keys

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 AM

European leaders visited the storm ravaged Caribbean meanwhile amid criticism over relief efforts

DECIMATED. Debris from trailer homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma litters the Seabreeze Trailer Park in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, September 12, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Millions without power in Florida in deadly Irma's wake

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED Most of the Sunshine State however appears to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage despite dire early warnings

POST-IRMA DOCUMENTATION. A woman photographs damage and boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

'Devastation' in Florida Keys as storm Irma weakens

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Across the Caribbean hard hit residents struggle to get back on their feet as Britain France the Netherlands and the United States ramp up relief efforts for their overseas territories

POST-IRMA. A man looks at damaged boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Irma weakens but 6.2 million without power in Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:48 PM

UPDATED Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday as it spun northward through Florida but forecasters warned of hazardous storm surges and some wind gusts to near hurricane force

HURRICANE IRMA. Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Irma weakens but continues to batter Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Irma is projected to become a tropical storm as it moves into northern Florida or southern Georgia

ASHORE. A boat is washed on shore at the Watson Island marina as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 11, 2017 - 12:50 PM

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Hurricane Irma lashes Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:41 AM

UPDATED Irma is threatening dangerous storm surges of up to 15 feet 4 5 meters enough to cover a house as it collides with Florida after sowing devastation through the Caribbean

PUMMELED. Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:28 AM

6th UPDATE Irma s roaring winds rip boats from their moorings flatten palm trees and tear down power lines

RISKY BEHAVIOR. James Sampero surfs in the churning ocean as Hurricane Irma approaches on September 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Irma weakens to Category 4 hurricane as it heads for Florida

Sep 09, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Irma is expected to strike the Florida Keys late Saturday September 9 and Sunday September 10 before moving inland

PREPARING. Cubans carry their belongings on September 8, 2017 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, the only town in the Cuban north central zone under a hurricane warning. Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

5.6M Floridians ordered to evacuate as Irma closes in – emergency officials

Sep 09, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Irma regains strength as a Category 5 storm and is now swirling about 275 miles away from Miami packing maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour

DEVASTATED. A man walks on a street covered in debris after hurricane Irma hurricane passed on the French island of Saint-Martin, near Marigot on September 8, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Mass exodus in Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED Warning that Irma would be worse than Hurricane Andrew which killed 65 people in 1992 Florida s governor says all of the state s 20 6 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate

CALM BEFORE THE STORM. A nearly-deserted beach after residents and visitors evacuated from Miami Beach, Florida, September 7, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma.  Saul Loeb/AFP

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Barreling across the Caribbean the rare Category Five Irma wielded monster winds and torrential rain wreaking destruction on tiny islands like St Martin before slamming into the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

DEVASTATED. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP

'Devastation' as Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:17 AM

UPDATED Irma follows a projected path that would see it hit Puerto Rico the northern edges of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and eastern Cuba before veering north for Florida

DFA warns 153,000 Filipinos in the path of Hurricane Irma

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano advises affected Filipinos in the US to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety

PREPARING FOR IRMA. Costco runs out of water as people shop to prepare for Hurricane Irma on September 5, 2017 in North Miami. Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP

Venus Williams driving 'lawfully' at time of fatal crash – police

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

An initial police report on the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens describes Williams as being at fault in a deadly car crash that sparked a lawsuit against the tennis star

DRIVING 'LAWFULLY'. US player Venus Williams, seen here during their women's singles third round match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, was driving 'lawfully' during a fatal car crash that sparked a lawsuit against her. Photo by Oli Scarff / AFP

Hundreds mark first anniversary of Orlando mass shooting

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer: No matter how dark the night the sun is always going to shine

REMEMBERING. A crowd gathers at the makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub one year after the massacre in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2017. Frank Weber/Pool/AFP

Disgruntled employee kills 5 in Florida, takes own life

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:59 PM

UPDATED Four people are killed at the scene while a fifth dies at the hospital Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings tells reporters

AT THE SCENE. Sheriff Jerry Demings at the scene of the tragic shooting with multiple fatalities. Image from Twitter @OrangeCoSheriff

Tiger Woods arrested on driving under influence charge

May 30, 2017 - 12:18 AM

Golf superstar Tiger Woods is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ARRESTED. Tiger Woods was arrested in Florida and released on his own recognizance. Handout / Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office / AFP

Pulse nightclub in Florida to become museum after 2016 massacre

May 05, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The club will serve as a memorial and museum to help comfort those who lost someone in the attack and promote tolerance

MUSEUM. In this file photo, people look out at the Pulse nightclub on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Lawmaker wants March 28 declared 'President Duterte Day'

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Administration lawmaker Florida Robes says that based on Duterte s performance so far it is only fitting for the public to commemorate the President s date of birth as a day of hope and inspiration for the Filipino people

DUTERTE BDAY CUPCAKES. Duterte toppers are used on chocolate cupcakes as a post-birthday greeting to the Philippine leader who visited Socorro town, Oriental Mindoro, on March 29, 2017, a day after his birthday. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

China's Xi and Trump tee up Mar-a-Lago summit

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The visit follows a rocky start to US China relations under the billionaire politician who has repeatedly blasted Beijing for its trade policies and reluctance to bring pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs

TRUMP AT MAR-A-LAGO. US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

Feb 19, 2017 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship pushes through after the first attempt was canceled

Trump reassures base in fiery campaign-style speech

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED At the end of a stormy first month in office the populist billionaire takes the power of the presidency on the road revisiting the style and substance of the campaign trail

COMFORT ZONE. US President Donald Trump addresses a rally at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport on February 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida. Gregg Newton/AFP

Trump heads to Florida to reconnect with his base

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Following a grievance filled press conference that raised questions about his temperament the real estate mogul is getting back to basics and back on script

TRUMP AT BOEING. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities on February 17, 2017 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Driver killed, 27 hurt in Nueva Vizcaya bus crash

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The commuter bus came from Sampaloc Manila and was headed to Maddela town in Quirino province say police

BUS CRASH. Authorities at the site of a bus crash in Nueva Vizcaya on February 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of PNP-Solano

Alleged Florida airport gunman formally charged

Jan 27, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The charges carry a maximum penalty of death or life in prison

ESTEBAN SANTIAGO. This handout photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the mugshot of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago on January 7, 2017. Photo by Broward Sheriff's Office / AFP

Boxing: Randy Petalcorin returns with eye on IBF belt

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Top junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will face Mark Anthony Florida on February 25 at SM Convention Center in General Santos City

WAITING FOR HIS SHOT. Filipino boxing contender wants a shot at the IBF junior flyweight title, whoever ends up holding it. File photo by Arvee Eco/Rappler

Florida airport gunman set for court hearing

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Santiago will have his initial appearance at 11:00 am 1600 GMT before US Judge Alicia Valle in Fort Lauderdale the Justice Department says

ESTEBAN SANTIAGO. This handout photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the mugshot of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago on January 7, 2017. Photo by Broward Sheriff's Office / AFP

4 hal yang perlu yang kamu ketahui soal penembakan di Bandara Fort Lauderdale

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Pelaku yang bernama Esteban Santiago pernah menjadi personil militer Alaska Kanada

PENEMBAKAN. Otoritas berwenang mengamankan di bagian luar Bandara Internasional Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood usai terjadi penembakan pada Jumat, 6 Januari. Foto oleh Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

5 dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:54 AM

3rd UPDATE There is no immediate indication of a motive for the assault in a country where gun violence is widespread due to the ready availability of firearms

ANOTHER SHOOTING. First responders secure the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Brazil: 19 migrants feared drowned off Bahamas

Dec 27, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The migrants families have not heard from them since November 6 according to Brazil s foreign ministry

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Who wears the pants? Swing state Florida has its say

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:50 AM

Sharply divided in support for the Democrat Clinton and her White House rival Donald Trump swing state Florida is seen as critical to the chances of both candidates

FLORIDA TO THE POLLS. Voters arrive at the Wakulla County Polling House on November 8, 2016 in Crawfordville, Florida. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

Hillary Clinton, in Miami, gets Adele on her team

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday by going to an Adele concert

HILLARY CLINTON. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves on her 69th birthday as she boards her plane at Miami International Airport for a day of campaigning in Florida, October 26, 2016. She took time off her campaign in Miami to celebrate her birthday at an Adele concert. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP PHOTO

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:32 AM

In Haiti where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday October 4 the official death toll rises to at least 336

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Florida woman becomes first US victim as hurricane blocks rescue

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:47 PM

A woman in her late 50s suffers a medical emergency in her home in central Florida s St Lucie County but high winds prevent fire officials from reaching her

HURRICANE MATTHEW. Downed trees and branches cover a street in a residential community after Hurricane Matthew passes through on October 7, 2016 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Matthew lashes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Oct 07, 2016 - 6:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Emergency services are on lockdown and millions of people are urged to evacuate Matthew hit Haiti as a Category Four hurricane but weakened as it approached the US mainland

Commuters make their way past an electric board in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew. Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

KBRI Havana: Tidak ada WNI di Haiti jadi korban Badai Matthew

Oct 07, 2016 - 5:48 PM

20 personil Polri yang tengah membantu misi perdamaian PBB di Haiti juga sudah berada di tempat yang aman

BADAI MATTHEW. Pergerakan Badai Matthew dari Haiti menuju ke tepi pantai utara di Amerika Serikat. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

Millions in US told to flee hurricane, 108 dead in Haiti

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:43 PM

3rd UPDATE Hurricane Matthew is predicted to be very near or over the east central coast of Florida Thursday night or early Friday

HURRICANE INCOMING. Doug Smith loads a sheet of plywood into his truck ahead of the approaching Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016 on Satellite Beach, Florida. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Florida battens down the hatches as Hurricane Matthew closes in

Oct 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The storm is expected to hit Florida s east coast on Thursday night October 6 as a Category 3 or 4 – a major hurricane in either case

OMINOUS. People bike on the beach ahead of hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on October 5, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Clinton kicks off fall campaign, with press in tow

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Hillary Clinton brings traveling press aboard her plane for the first time as she seeks to regain momentum against her White House rival Donald Trump

This file photo taken on August 25, 2016 shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greeting a crowd after a campaign event in Reno, Nevada. Josh Edelson/AFP

Hermine downgraded to tropical storm, lashes Florida coast

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:28 PM

UPDATED Hermine made landfall as a Category One hurricane around 1:30 am local time 0530 GMT near St Marks just south of Tallahassee

STORM SURGE. A person wades through the storm surge from Hurricane Hermine past Bo Lynns Grocery on September 1, 2016 in Saint Marks, Florida. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

SpaceX rocket explodes at Florida launch site

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:52 PM

3rd UPDATE An explosion occurs on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida The Brevard Country Emergency Management Office adds there is no threat to the general public

EXPLOSION. This file photo taken on April 06, 2016 shows Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifting off with an unmanned Dragon cargo craft from the launch platform in Cape Canaveral, Florida. File photo by Bruce Weaver/AFP

Hurricane Hermine strengthening as it churns for Florida

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED This is life threatening This hurricane is strengthening says Governor Rick Scott

PREPARING FOR HERMINE. Dale Barstow pulls his boat from the water ahead of tropical storm Hermine on August 31, 2016 in the Shell Point community near Saint Marks, Florida. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Their primary victories set up high profile re election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress

In this file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (L) confers with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) as U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Orlando gay club dead felled by 200 bullets – report

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:54 AM

The victims who died sustained 200 bullet wounds – without counting shots that hit the 53 injured people who survived a report by the Orange County coroners office says

In this file photo, people look out at the Pulse nightclub on June 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Zika-hit Miami neighborhood safe – Florida governor

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Florida Governor Rick Scott says authorities are doing a very good job of working to get rid of the mosquitoes which transmit the Zika virus

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 06: A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. This is the second round of aerial spraying in the area as the county continues to try and prevent the Zika virus from spreading. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Male mosquitoes are engineered in an approach that Oxitec says can reduce the populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread human viral diseases

File photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA