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Florida Fisherman Catches Stingray Giving Birth, And It's Super Cool

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.17.2014 | Weird News

Floridians run across the strangest stuff in Sunshine State waters: rare goblin sharks, a mysterious giant eyeball, massive squid, rocket parts, long-...

Why Florida Leads the World in Weird

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

People have blamed Florida on migration patterns, old people, politics, weather, economics and whatnot. Maybe all of those things have something to do with it, but maybe they don't.

Florida Republican Arrested After Leaving Taco Bell At 2 A.M.

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

"We need to be as elected officials held to a higher standard," said Florida state Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) last month after sponsoring a bill t...

Florida 'A Tale Of What Went Right' With Obamacare

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offe...

Man Convicted For Tricking Girlfriend Into Abortion

USA Today | Michael Winter | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

(RNS) The son of a Florida fertility doctor was sentenced Monday (Jan. 27) to nearly 14 years in federal prison for duping his pregnant girlfriend int...

25 Pilot Whales Found Dead On Florida Island

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.24.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida's southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33. The whales ...

Florida Medical Marijuana Campaign Reaches MAJOR Goal

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supporters of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida say they have ...

Black Caucus Cancels On Rick Scott, Saying Meeting Would Be 'Fruitless'

Posted 06.24.2014 | Miami

Things have not gotten any smoother between Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) and the state's black lawmakers. The 28-member Legislative Black Caucu...

Well, This Isn't Good For Florida

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Florida may be just the fourth most populous state in the U.S., but it contains more of nation's 100 most dangerous cities -- a total of 11 -- than an...

Florida's Minimum Wage Goes Up

Sun Sentinel | Marcia Heroux Pounds | Posted 03.02.2014 | Miami

Florida workers earning the minimum wage will see a 14-cent rise in their hourly pay to $7.93 on Jan. 1. Wages for tipped workers also will increase b...

Florida May Soon Pass New York As 3rd Most Populous State

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | Miami

By By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Dec 30 (Reuters) - Florida is less than 100,000 newcomers away from surpassing New York as the thi...

5-Year-Old Drum Major Has Nooo Idea He's Small

Posted 11.14.2013 | Miami

We love seeing little kids fearless enough to bite off big roles, like the 2-year-old girl who mastered Beyonce choreography with her mom. Meet 5-year...

Good News For Same-Sex Military Couples In Florida!

Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

There was one step forward for LGBT rights in Florida this week: The state's National Guard announced that same-sex married partners will be granted f...

Another State Species In Trouble

Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

Florida manatees aren't the only native endangered species in trouble in the Sunshine State. The Florida panther, our official state animal and acc...

Why It's Tough To Find Local Beef In Florida

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

TRENTON, Fla. -- TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and c...

Obamacare, the Game: The Exchange Isn't the Problem, It's the Insurance Companies

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Web access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act has been the redheaded step-child of Republican talking points as they drive to find a way out t...

Dire News For Our Manatees

Posted 11.01.2013 | Miami

A record number of manatees have died in Florida in 2013 and the body count continues to climb with two more months left in the year. The death tol...

Death Row Inmates Sue Florida Over 'Cruel And Unusual Punishment'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Seven Florida death row inmates on Tuesday sued the state, saying a new three-step lethal injection procedure could inflic...

This Cell Phone Stopped A Bullet!

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Miami

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Police say a cellphone saved a Florida gas station clerk from a robber's bullet. Winter Garden Po...

Florida GOP Launches Fake Website Mocking Democrats

Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

Something is amiss online: The 'Contribute' link at FloridaDems.com directs visitors to the Republican Party of Florida's fundraising page -- and ...

Just A Matter Of Time?

Sun Sentinel | By David Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Fleeing the police, a suspected car burglar named Justo Padron ran from the parking lot of the Miccosukee casino in western M...

Complaints Roll In Over Florida's New Glitchy Unemployment Site

Posted 12.02.2013 | Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's reelection campaign theme may be "It's Working," but the state's expensive new unemployment claims web site is definitely no...

'We Better Learn How To Eat Them, Before They Eat Us'

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

After trying desperately to eliminate the lionfish, a venomous predator that ravages local reefs and devours other sea creatures, experts think they h...

PHOTOS: This Is What Happens When You Give Pumpkins To Lions

Posted 10.17.2013 | Miami

Lion cubs Kembe, Shaba and Shtuko started celebrating Halloween a tad early up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. And the holiday-themed photo shoot got a...

11 Florida Politicians Who Wanted To Continue The Shutdown

Posted 10.18.2013 | Miami

After over two weeks of 2.1 million furloughed workers, closed parks, halted safety inspections, and the estimated loss of $24 billion in economic act...