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# Florida

7th June 2023
# hot pursuit
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.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Ron DeSantis
DeSantis hits US campaign trail after glitchy Twitter announcement of presidential bid
DeSantis said that he would bring a “Great American Comeback”.
Last month
May 2023
# White House
'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.
# it's a law suit after all
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.
April 2023
# Disney
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.
# Florida
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.
# Abortion Rights
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.
# Murder
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
# Donald Trump
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.
This year
# US
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.
# Take a Bow
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.
# Florida
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.
# orange County
Gunman returns to Florida murder scene, kills reporter and child
A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested.
# alligator attack
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
# 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.
# 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.
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.