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Nation Feb 10Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped U.S. water plants
Suspicious incidents are usually chalked up to mechanical or procedural errors, but experts say they occur more often than the public is told and many go unreported to protect reputations, customer trust — and revenues.
Health Feb 08Tampa mayor frustrated by maskless fans after Super Bowl
Throngs of mostly maskless fans took to the streets and packed sports bars as the clock inside Raymond James Stadium ticked down on a hometown Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Health Dec 23U.S. holiday travel surges despite COVID-19 outbreak
Millions of Americans are traveling ahead of Christmas and New Year's, despite pleas from public health experts that they stay home to avoid fueling the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 nationwide.
Politics Nov 12Grief, anger, disbelief: Trump voters face Biden’s victory
Across the country, many of the 71.9 million people who voted for President Donald Trump are working through emotions in the wake of his loss. Grief, anger and shock are among the feelings being expressed by those who had assumed…
Politics Oct 29WATCH: Joe Biden holds drive-in rally in Tampa, Florida
Both nominees are now focusing on encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day, next Tuesday. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, either by absentee or by mail.
Politics Oct 29WATCH: Trump holds campaign rally in Tampa, Florida
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are chasing votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.
Education Aug 24Florida judge says reopening public schools ‘disregards safety’
A Florida judge temporarily blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis and top education officials from forcing public schools to reopen brick-and-mortar classrooms amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ruling that the state's order "arbitrarily disregards safety."…
Health Jul 12As U.S. grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase
With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases.
Nation Jul 04Across Sun Belt, hopes for economy give way to renewed fears
For residents across America's Sun Belt — business owners and workers, consumers and home buyers — the past three months have delivered about the scariest ride in memory. With confirmed viral cases surging through the region, it's far from clear…
World Jun 30Europe restricts visitors from the U.S. amid virus resurgence
The European Continent on Tuesday reopened to visitors from 14 countries, but not the U.S., where some of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies are now in retreat because of an alarming surge in confirmed…