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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Florida

This year
Why was the US House Speaker ousted and what happens next?
This was one decision Republicans and Democrats were united on, as both sides deemed McCarthy untrustworthy.
Donald Trump labels Florida governor’s abortion ban a ‘terrible mistake’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the legislation “noble and just”.
Drenched but alive, Floridians survey hurricane damage
US President Joe Biden is to visit the affected area this weekend.
Storm Idalia: One dead as tropical storm leaves destruction across Georgia and Florida
Storm Idalia made landfall in Florida on Wednesday
'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Idalia sweeps through Florida and heads north
Officials have warned of catastrophic impacts, including expected storm surges up to about five metres.
Evacuation orders issued as Florida braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Idalia
Thousands of Cubans evacuated or fled ahead of the storm, which has already hit central America.
Thousands of Cubans evacuated or fled ahead of the storm, which has already hit Central America.
US forecasters predicted the hurricane would intensify and become "extremely dangerous" before making landfall in Florida.
Residents along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for evacuations.
'Ninety-nine percent' chance that 2023 will be hottest year of modern records
Railway bridge collapses in Norway after torrential rain
Mural dedicated to Lyra McKee in Florida repainted after being vandalised
McKee dedicated a 2017 TedTalk in Stormont to the victims of the Orlando massacre in Pulse nightclub.
Florida community mourns after three black people shot dead in racist killing
At least one of the shooter’s guns had hand-drawn swastikas on it.
Donald Trump pleads not guilty to new charges in secret documents case
The plea came one day after Trump pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Washington.
Former US gymnastics doctor convicted of sexual assault is stabbed multiple times in prison
Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in 2018 for sexually assaulting female gymnasts.
Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 37 federal charges in classified documents case
The former US president appeared before a judge in Miami’s federal court in a historic moment in American history.
Inter Miami lead race to capture Lionel Messi's signature
Club co-owned by David Beckham set to seal deal for the 35-year-old Argentine.
DeSantis hits US campaign trail after glitchy Twitter announcement of presidential bid
DeSantis said that he would bring a “Great American Comeback”.
'Anti-woke' Florida governor Ron DeSantis prepares US presidential bid but can he top Trump?
DeSantis will go toe-to-toe with Trump to be the Republican nominee, but there was a time when relations were much more harmonious between the two.
DeSantis-appointed tourism board approves suing Disney as Florida row deepens
Disney this week sued the Florida governor for what it described as retaliation for opposing the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
Disney sues Florida governor DeSantis after takeover of its 'self-governed' district
Disney attracted the governor’s ire last year after it criticized a law banning school lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity – the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Uber Eats driver dismembered in 'demonic' murder while making delivery, US authorities say
His remains were found in rubbish bags and a cooler, police documents say.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill banning abortion after six weeks
The state’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the text hours earlier with 70 votes to 40.
Three killers of US rapper XXXTentacion given life sentences
The rapper, who pronounced his name “Ex ex ex ten-ta-see-YAWN,” was a platinum-selling rising star
Will Trump's trial help or hinder his 2024 White House bid?
He was charged with 34 felony counts yesterday, but legal experts are torn on the strength of the legal case against him.
Three men found guilty of murder of rapper XXXTentacion in 2018
Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome were all found guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Unheralded American Moore wins shootout for PGA Valspar title
The 29-year-old American fired a four-under-par 67 — the only round in the 60s among the final 11 pairs on the course.
Pregnant US inmate seeks release because unborn baby is innocent
Natalia Harrell faces a murder charge after fatally shooting another woman while taking an Uber.
Gunman returns to Florida murder scene, kills reporter and child
A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Elderly woman killed by alligator while walking her dog in Florida
The dog survived the attack, but the woman died from her injuries.
Last year
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.
Classified items found at Trump storage unit in Florida – report
The items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump’s representatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiz: How much do you know about Disney?
Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Canada counts damage after Fiona while Cuba and Florida brace for storm Ian
Storm Fiona tore through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on Saturday.
Florida governor flies migrants to wealthy Martha's Vineyard
President Joe Biden slammed the move, saying Republicans are ‘playing politics with human beings’.
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.