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(UPDATED) The National hurricane Center says Dorian packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on the 5-level Saffir-Simpson scale
There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Dorian 'has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane' on a 5-level scale
Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens
All 136 passengers and 7 aircrew on board had been accounted for
Nouman Raja is the first police officer to be convicted in Florida for the on-duty shooting death of a black man in 3 decades
The python is one of the biggest pythons ever caught in southern Florida, according to a post on the Facebook page of the Big Cypress National Preserve
An arrest document says a Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and thumb drives bearing malware was arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the president was staying there
The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The two-year-old slips into a Florida zoo's rhino enclosure on New Year's Day
Rick Scott edges out Bill Nelson by just over 10,000 votes, or 50.05% to 49.93%, official final results showed.
Democrats Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia are aiming to become the states' first African-American governors, but the races are tilting in favor of their Republican rivals
Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests
'There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people,' says police chief Michael DeLeo
President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent
Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century
Florida Governor Rick Scott says the storm caused 'unbelievable devastation' and the priority for the moment is looking for survivors among residents who failed to heed orders to evacuate
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851
The National Weather Service appeals: 'Hurricane Michael is an unprecedented event and cannot be compared to any of our previous events. Do not risk your life, leave NOW if you were told to do so'
(UPDATED) Hurricane Michael is now packing winds of 120 miles per hour as it aims for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico
The suspect of the shooting has been identified as 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland
Nikolas Cruz tells the detective that demons in his head – which had started tormenting him years earlier – told him to 'buy weapons, kill animals and destroy everything.'
Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding five-month-old Aria
Police seize Chris Brown shortly after leaving a concert stage on Thursday night in West Palm Beach. He is booked on a charge of felony battery and released after paying a $2,000 bond, the sheriff's office says.
Maya-1 belongs to the family of satellites produced by the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite or PHL-Microsat, and developed by Two Filipino graduate students in Japan
XXXTentacion faced a blacklash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in the age of #MeToo
'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting
Nueva Vizcaya Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma seeks the 'possible enactment of legislation that will impose more severe sanctions' against such bus companies
'The Florida Project' is a film that shines because it decidedly goes against the grain
Anthony Borges, who was released from the hospital on April 4, is still recovering after 9 surgeries and 7 weeks in hospital. He is still not well enough to speak.
Nikolas Cruz's legal team suggests any wealth that may be discovered should go to his victims rather than expensive lawyers
'I don't know why I survived, but I will tell you that my family and I will dedicate the rest of our lives to seeing that something like this this never happens again,' says Florida shooting survivor Anthony Borges
The student-organized "March For Our Lives" is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event scheduled to take place in Washington within sight of the US Capitol
The operation shifts from rescue to body recovery, with engineers fearing the support structures at either end of the bridge could also come down, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says
The House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to fund violence prevention measures at the nation's schools, including boosting school security and creating anonymous reporting systems for students
'President Trump has completely caved to the gun lobby,' says Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein
(UPDATED) The bill raises the minimum age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21, bans modification devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding
(UPDATED) Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are greeted by heavy security and scores of well-wishers as they return to classes
Students and teachers preparing to return to the Florida school that was the scene of a gruesome mass shooting continue to urge politicians to act swiftly to address gun violence
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
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National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre hits back at what he calls 'the shameful politicization of tragedy' and repeated the organization's position that 'to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun'
Students stage walkouts from high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
(UPDATED) Trump also promises 'very strong' background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session" on Wednesday, February 21, in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives
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The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death says they had no idea they had a 'monster living under our roof'
They pledge to make the February 14 slaughter in Parkland, Florida a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs
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(UPDATED) The FBI admits it had received a chilling warning in January from a tipster who said the 19-year-old gunman, Nikolas Cruz, could be planning a mass shooting, but that agents failed to follow up