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Nation Nov 22Families of those killed in Florida high school massacre settle lawsuit against federal government
The families announced Monday they have settled their lawsuit against the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.
Nation Nov 22Florida judge clears four Black men falsely accused of 1949 rape of white woman
At the request of the local prosecutor, a judge on Monday dismissed the charges and convictions against the Groveland Four: Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin.
Nation Oct 20Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre
Cruz was charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for those wounded in the Feb. 14, 2018, attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Nation Oct 15Hearing set abruptly in Parkland school massacre case
The trial has been delayed by the pandemic and arguments between the prosecution and defense over what evidence and testimony could be presented to the jury.
Nation Sep 06Ex-Marine held without bond in shooting of Florida family
A combat sharpshooter accused of fatally shooting a mother, her 3-month-old baby and two others in a random attack in Florida was ordered jailed without bond Monday during his first court appearance.
Nation Aug 27Judge blocks Florida governor’s order banning mask mandates
Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper on Friday agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on the mandates is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.
Nation Aug 10Hospitals run low on nurses as they get swamped with COVID-19
The surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients.
Nation Aug 07U.S. now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day
The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant has spread through the country.
Health Aug 03DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell
With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Florida hit 11,515 hospitalized patients Tuesday, breaking last year's record for the third straight day.
Nation Jul 07Crews give up hope of finding survivors at Florida condo collapse site
Emergency workers are giving up on any hope of finding survivors in a collapsed Florida condo building. Authorities told sobbing families Wednesday that there was “no chance of life” in the rubble.