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# Florida

Last month
December 2022
# US
Trump lawyers in court for hearing in Mar-a-Lago documents case
Defence lawyers were seen entering the courtroom around 2pm and were still inside more than an hour later.
# US
Classified items found at Trump storage unit in Florida – report
The items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump’s representatives.
# Moon Lander
SpaceX again postpones launch of moon lander carrying DCU samples
Until now, only the United States, Russia and China have managed to put a robot on the lunar surface.
Last year
2022
# grounded
SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours
The samples are set to become the first Irish samples to reach the moon since the 1970s.
# Artemis
NASA successfully launches new powerful rocket heading for the Moon
It was third time lucky for NASA after two previous launch attempts were canceled for technical reasons.
# US
Homes evacuated as Tropical Storm Nicole batters Florida
Officials in Daytona Beach Shores deemed multiple multi-story coastal residential buildings unsafe and went door-to-door telling people to leave.
# hurricane ian
Dangers persist in wake of Hurricane Ian as US vows to provide major aid for victims
At least 68 people have been confirmed dead in the US and Cuba as a result of the storm.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How much do you know about Disney?
Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!
# hurricane ian
At least 30 dead as Hurricane Ian devastates parts of Florida and South Carolina
The storm could prove to be one of the costliest in US history.
# hurricane ian
Ian could be 'deadliest' hurricane in Florida's history, Biden says
“We’re hearing reports of what may be substantial loss of life,” the US President said.
# landfall
Hurricane Ian: One of the most powerful storms recorded in US slams Florida
The Category 4 storm smashed the coast with 240 kmph winds and a wall of water.
# category 4
'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as Category 4 storm
Ian is expected affect several million people across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
# Storm Fiona
Canada counts damage after Fiona while Cuba and Florida brace for storm Ian
Storm Fiona tore through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on Saturday.
# martha's vineyard
Florida governor flies migrants to wealthy Martha's Vineyard
President Joe Biden slammed the move, saying Republicans are ‘playing politics with human beings’.
# Florida
Nasa postpones rocket launch to the moon for the second time
The launch was originally planned for 29 August but had to be abandoned moments before lift-off due to issues with an engine.
# FBI
Trump and US government lock horns in court over seized documents
A claim of obstructing the FBI search heaps further legal pressure on the former president, who denies all wrongdoing.
# New York
Guilty pleas for two people who planned to sell diary of Ashley Biden, Joe Biden’s daughter
Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander tried to sell the diary and other items for 40,000 dollars, prosecutors said.
# Donald Trump
US Justice Department opposes unsealing document for Mar-a-Lago warrant
The government’s opposition came in response to court filings by several news organisations.
# US Justice Department
FBI recovered 'top secret' documents during search of Donald Trump's Florida home
Documents made public today show the search was partly based on suspicions of violations of the US Espionage Act.
# Florida
Families of Parkland school shooting victims tell court of lives lost
The jury saw three videos the shooter made discussing his plan before the attack.
# parkland shooting
Harrowing video of Parkland school shooting shown during sentencing of mass shooter
Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty in October to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the attack in Parkland, Florida.
# loaded gun
Two-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida
Such tragedies are not uncommon in the United States.
# gators
Man found dead in alligator lake near Florida frisbee-golf course
The unidentified man was looking for flying discs in the water and ‘a gator was involved’, police said.
# Ron DeSantis
Florida governor signs Disney government dissolution Bill after 'Don't Say Gay' row
Disney had criticised the new law barring instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in pre-school through to third grade.
# abortion laws
Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy hopes he has erased memories of struggles ahead of Sawgrass return
McIlroy held a two-shot lead following an opening 65 in last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, but carded back-to-back rounds of 76 over the weekend.
# Golf
Hovland leads McIlroy in Florida, Harrington and Power set to miss the cut
The Norwegian shot 66 in today’s second round at Bay Hill.
# Golf
McIlroy fires 65 to lead in first round in Florida, McDowell part of group in fifth
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is this week’s PGA Tour event.
# Golf
Shane Lowry comes up just short as Straka becomes first Austrian to win on PGA Tour
The Offaly native finished second, one shot behind the winner.
# US archives
Kim Jong-un 'love letters' retrieved from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
The National Archives and Records Administration pursues records it learns have been “improperly removed”.
# West Palm Beach
Cyclist dies after falling from rising drawbridge in Florida
A bystander tried to pull her to safety but lost his grip, officials said.
# Coast Guard
Coast Guard ends search for bodies from capsized boat off Florida
Search teams had earlier recovered five bodies from around 40 people who were on the boat before the operation was called off.
# Coast Guard
39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.
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# Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart and son plead guilty in US hotel assault case
Court records in Florida show the singer and his son Sean Stewart entered guilty pleas to misdemeanour charges of simple battery.
# brian laundrie
Human remains found in Florida wilderness confirmed as Gabby Petitio's boyfriend
The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were discovered on Wednesday.
# Space
Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.
# Space
SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.
# Miami
Search of collapsed Florida building ‘to take weeks’ as death toll reaches 90
71 bodies have been positively identified, and their next of kin have been notified.
# Surfside
Miami-Dade mayor says 90 deaths confirmed in Florida building collapse
31 people remain listed as missing.
# Elsa
Elsa weakens to tropical storm as it threatens Florida coast
A hurricane warning was in effect for a long stretch of coastline, from Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River.