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#Florida

# florida - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Bug-eating champion choked to death on cockroaches
# RIP
# RIP

Bug-eating champion choked to death on cockroaches

Nov 27th 2012, 10:16 AM 13,467 Views 55 Comments

The autopsy showed Edward Archbold’s airway was blocked by roach body parts.

# florida - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

Nov 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,475 Views 9 Comments

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

After four-day count, Obama wins Florida by 74,000 votes
# Barack Obama
# Barack Obama

After four-day count, Obama wins Florida by 74,000 votes

Nov 10th 2012, 7:03 PM 8,728 Views 25 Comments

Romney had admitted defeat in Florida yesterday, but all the votes had yet to be counted.

# florida - Friday 9 November, 2012

Obama campaign says it won Florida vote
# Florida
# Florida

Obama campaign says it won Florida vote

Nov 9th 2012, 10:12 AM 6,779 Views 3 Comments

Mitt Romney’s campaign team earlier conceded that the Republican presidential nominee lost Florida’s votes to President Barack Obama.

# florida - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Barack Obama wins second term as US President
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

Nov 7th 2012, 4:40 AM 9,005 Views 33 Comments

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened
Live Nov 7th 2012, 4:07 AM

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire
# Swing States
# Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

Nov 7th 2012, 3:23 AM 2,254 Views 0 Comments

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours
# Swing States
# Swing States

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Nov 7th 2012, 2:09 AM 1,986 Views 1 Comment

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama
# Swing States
# Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

Nov 7th 2012, 12:48 AM 4,542 Views 12 Comments

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

# florida - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election
# US 2012
# US 2012

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election

Nov 6th 2012, 7:09 AM 3,358 Views 34 Comments

Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.

# florida - Monday 5 November, 2012

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes
# US 2012
# US 2012

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

Nov 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,622 Views 1 Comment

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

# florida - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:04 AM 4,871 Views 13 Comments

All eyes on the swing states.

# florida - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Experts name likely source of giant eyeball washed up in US
# Fish Eye
# Fish Eye

Experts name likely source of giant eyeball washed up in US

Oct 20th 2012, 10:30 AM 18,650 Views 30 Comments

Remember the gruesome discovery we brought to you last week from a Florida beach? Read on to discover more about its most likely owner…

# florida - Monday 15 October, 2012

Hulk Hogan to file lawsuits over sex tape
# Hulkmania
# Hulkmania

Hulk Hogan to file lawsuits over sex tape

Oct 15th 2012, 8:50 PM 25,330 Views 45 Comments

The Hulk says the tape was secretly filmed six years ago.

# florida - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Oct 13th 2012, 12:19 PM 4,644 Views 15 Comments

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

# florida - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Man dies after live roach-eating contest
# Cockroaches
From The Daily Edge
# Cockroaches

Man dies after live roach-eating contest

Oct 9th 2012, 1:00 PM 19,905 Views 38 Comments

Edward Archbold, pictured during the contest, became ill shortly after it ended and collapsed in front of the store.

# florida - Monday 8 October, 2012

'I deserve free food': Man impersonates cop at McDonalds
# Grilled
From The Daily Edge
# Grilled

'I deserve free food': Man impersonates cop at McDonalds

Oct 8th 2012, 10:24 AM 15,055 Views 26 Comments

He surrendered at gunpoint.

# florida - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Record breaking Fighting Irish march on
# Fighting Irish
From The42
# Fighting Irish

Record breaking Fighting Irish march on

Oct 7th 2012, 11:55 AM 1,327 Views 1 Comment

Notre Dame make their best start to an NCAA football season in a decade.

# florida - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Marine investigators gather in Cork to discuss marine crime
# High Seas
# High Seas

Marine investigators gather in Cork to discuss marine crime

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:15 AM 4,468 Views 3 Comments

Drugs importation, forensic photography and accident reconstruction are all on the agenda.

# florida - Monday 17 September, 2012

Estate agent attempts to sell NAMA property without permission
# NAMA
# NAMA

Estate agent attempts to sell NAMA property without permission

Sep 17th 2012, 3:05 PM 9,758 Views 11 Comments

The 15-acre site, in the Sarasota area of Florida, is no longer listed by the estate agent.

# florida - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Is this the craziest American football kit you've ever seen?
# Faux Pas
From The42
# Faux Pas

Is this the craziest American football kit you've ever seen?

Sep 16th 2012, 2:03 PM 3,601 Views 0 Comments

It’s loud, there’s no need for it. We love it.

# florida - Monday 10 September, 2012

Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day
# Hail To The Chief
# Hail To The Chief

Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day

Sep 10th 2012, 9:24 AM 8,060 Views 27 Comments

Aren’t security supposed to step in at this point?

# florida - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast
# Isaac
# Isaac

Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast

Aug 28th 2012, 8:53 PM 6,563 Views 4 Comments

President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”

# florida - Monday 27 August, 2012

New Orleans braces for Isaac, seven years after Hurricane Katrina
# Isaac
# Isaac

New Orleans braces for Isaac, seven years after Hurricane Katrina

Aug 27th 2012, 8:42 PM 4,893 Views 11 Comments

The tropical storms is expected to build strength as it approaches America’s Gulf Coast.

Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast
# Isaac
# Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast

Aug 27th 2012, 8:06 AM 2,815 Views 3 Comments

It is seven years – almost to the day – since Hurrican Katrina devastated the same area in 2005.

# florida - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,799 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US
# Isaac
# Isaac

Isaac's death toll rises to nine as storm moves towards US

Aug 26th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,364 Views 7 Comments

Storm continues to make its way towards the US coast after bringing heavy winds, rains and flooding to Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

VIDEO: Florida prepares for Hurricane Isaac as GOP cancels day one of Convention
# Isaac
# Isaac

VIDEO: Florida prepares for Hurricane Isaac as GOP cancels day one of Convention

Aug 26th 2012, 3:33 PM 3,669 Views 8 Comments

The Republican Party has cancelled the first day of its election convention amid warnings over Hurricane Isaac.

# florida - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim
# Diana Nyad
# Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad pulled from water during Cuba-US swim

Aug 21st 2012, 1:10 PM 10,325 Views 7 Comments

Nyad’s latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage has been abandoned.

# florida - Sunday 19 August, 2012

US woman attempts Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage
# Sharks
# Sharks

US woman attempts Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage

Aug 19th 2012, 7:56 PM 15,131 Views 43 Comments

Diana Nyad, 62, pushing to become the first person to make the 166km crossing unaided.

# florida - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Scrabble player caught cheating at US event
# Ejected
# Ejected

Scrabble player caught cheating at US event

Aug 15th 2012, 12:06 PM 8,999 Views 29 Comments

“It’s unfortunate. The Scrabble world is abuzz. The internet is abuzz”.

# florida - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Google and NASA offer virtual tours of the Kennedy Space Centre

Aug 4th 2012, 2:49 PM 2,685 Views 2 Comments

NASA gave Google Maps photographers unprecedented access to the centre.

# florida - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Man facing charges over fracas at Batman screening in Florida
# Florida
# Florida

Man facing charges over fracas at Batman screening in Florida

Aug 1st 2012, 12:42 PM 7,387 Views 21 Comments

Over 100 people fled the cinema after man shouted “This is it” and donned black gloves at screening.

# florida - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

'Sarah Palin' stripper booked for US Republican convention city
# Republican Par-tay
From The Daily Edge
# Republican Par-tay

'Sarah Palin' stripper booked for US Republican convention city

Jul 25th 2012, 11:50 AM 11,647 Views 21 Comments

A woman who looks like the former vice-presidential candidate is going to take her clothes off. That’s what politics is all about.

# florida - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration

Jul 22nd 2012, 8:30 AM 520 Views 29 Comments

Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella gives the view from the US – as well as her tips for any Irish people looking to head Stateside.

# florida - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Video: 71-year-old foils robbery by pulling gun on teen criminals
# Have A Go Hero
# Have A Go Hero

Video: 71-year-old foils robbery by pulling gun on teen criminals

Jul 19th 2012, 4:58 PM 9,066 Views 44 Comments

…and he wasted no time in taking aim and firing.

# florida - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Trainee pilots offered cost of flight home
# Trainee Pilots
# Trainee Pilots

Trainee pilots offered cost of flight home

Jul 10th 2012, 6:28 PM 7,729 Views 20 Comments

But it looks like they will not recoup the thousands of euro spent on their incomplete flight training.

# florida - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots
# Aviation
# Aviation

Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots

Jul 4th 2012, 6:59 PM 5,072 Views 5 Comments

The group of Irish pilots are stranded in Florida and face losing up to €85,000 each.

# florida - Friday 29 June, 2012

Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage
# Record
From The42
# Record

Granny attempts Cuba-US swim without shark cage

Jun 29th 2012, 3:50 PM 890 Views 1 Comment

“A little excited, a little nervous,” Palfrey told reporters before diving in. “Beautiful sea, beautiful sunrise.”