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Donald Trump, lifelong New Yorker, declares himself as resident of Florida

White House officials declined to say why Trump changed his primary residence, but a person close to the president said the reasons were primarily for tax purposes.

Schools scramble to handle thousands of new migrant families

After Trump announced a nationwide series of planned immigration raids last month, which he later suspended, students began to miss summer school.


Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river: Passengers recount plane landing that felt ‘like an explosion’

All 136 passengers and seven crew members would be rescued, 21 of them with non-life-threatening injuries.

Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

In addition to using weapons of mass destruction, the charges include mailing explosives with an intent to kill or injure people or property, and conveying threats through interstate commerce. Sayoc faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 12.

Florida finds itself again at center of election controversy

As for the angry mobs in suits: In late November 2000, Republican operatives in suits stormed the Miami-Dade canvassing board's meeting, causing the members to permanently stop their recount, even after police officers restored order. The melee became known as ``The Brooks Brothers Riot.''

Florida approves ballot measure restoring felons' voting rights

Florida voters have regularly swung between supporting Republican and Democratic presidential candidates over the past few decades. Only once in the past 50 years has the candidate who won Florida not gone to the White House.


Florida suspect in package bombs traced with fingerprint, DNA

Cesar Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes including threats against former presidents and faces up to 58 years in prison if found guilty, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference.

US Regulator orders halt to self-driving school bus test in Florida

In a news release in August, the company said it would operate a school shuttle service starting in the fall with an autonomous vehicle, calling it the world's first.

Florida: Six shot near Jacksonville stadium, appears gang-related

Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, says the shooting erupted near a laundromat at 12:35 pm on Sunday and that five men and one woman ranging in age from their 20s to the 70s were rushed for medical care.

Hurricane Michael becomes Category 4 monster as it roars down towards Florida

The hurricane was expected to become one of the region's worst hurricanes in memory with 125 mph winds and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet.

Florida Videos

Political messaging | How Donald Trump stokes fear in midterm ads

Recently released political ads reveal the Republican Party’s two-pronged election strategy: one message for skeptics and swing voters, and a very different one aimed at President Donald Trump’s base.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.