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# Florida

All time
# 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.
# Miami
Death toll from collapsed Florida apartment block rises to 32
A hundred more people are still missing as workers removed 5.5 million pounds of debris from the site.
# Miami
Tropical Storm Elsa takes aim at Florida after passing Cuba
The state is in danger of life-threatening storm surges, flooding and isolated tornadoes.
# Miami
Death toll rises to 27 as unstable part of Florida condo tower demolished
There have been no survivors found since the first hours after the June 24 collapse.
# Champlain Towers
Approaching hurricane hastens demolition of collapsed Miami building despite 126 still missing
Worries have intensified over the past week that the damaged structure could fall down on its own.
# Miami
Rescue efforts at partly collapsed Florida building halted amid stability fears
The number of residents unaccounted for stands at 145.
# Florida
Death toll rises to 11 as rescue efforts continue at collapsed Miami building
No one has been found alive since hours after the collapse on Thursday.
# Florida
159 people unaccounted for after Florida building collapse, mayor says
At least four people have died in the incident.
# Florida
One dead as rescuers search through the rubble of a collapsed Florida apartment complex to find survivors
Local news reports have said at least one person has been killed in the early morning incident.
# fort lauderdale
Man dies after pick-up truck hits spectators at Florida Pride parade
The driver and the victims were a part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus family.
# Piney Point
Leaking phosphate mine in Florida threatens 'catastrophic flood' of contaminated wastewater
The levels of phosphorous and nitrogen in the water – some of which has already been pumped into Tampa Bay – could cause serious environmental damage.
# Florida
Miami Beach declares state of emergency due to spring break partying
Officials voted to extend a highly unusual 8pm curfew for another week along famed South Beach.
# The Players Championship
Westwood fires 66 to lead while putting difficulties see Lowry slip down in Florida
Shane Lowry is two under through two rounds after a Friday 74 at TPC Sawgrass.
# Irish Eye
Shane Lowry: 'Things have not gone great over the last few weeks, so it's nice to shoot a decent score'
The Offaly man was pleased with his opening round at The Players Championship, but is ready to put it behind him and drive on today.
# driving on
Cavan's Leona Maguire two off the lead after flying start in Florida
Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are in action at the LPGA Drive On Championship.
# Florida
Donald Trump will cast his vote on Saturday
Trump will vote in Florida, where his official residence when not in the White House is.
# Florida
'I feel so powerful, I'll give you a big fat kiss': Trump holds first rally since Covid diagnosis
Trump’s doctor said the US president no longer has the virus.
Trump claims his Covid-19 treatment led to a cure as he gears up to hold campaign rally
The rally will be President Trump’s first since he tested positive for coronavirus on October 1.
# US Election
Donald Trump plans to hold a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to unveil plans to probe the president’s capacity to govern after contracting Covid-19.
# US
Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding
Homeowners and businesses have begun cleaning up following the storm.
# Playoffs
Defending NBA champion Raptors claw out victory over the Nets
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets to tie their series at one game apiece.
# Bitcoin hack
Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court
A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.
# Hurricane
Isaias downgraded to tropical storm status but could strengthen again as it reaches Florida
Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon
# Bad Weather
Hurricane Isaias en route for Florida after ripping through Bahamas
Some 20 evacuation centres were on standby that could be set up with Covid-19 safety measures.
# Relaunch
How does the NBA's 'bubble' at Disney World in Florida work?
The basketball season is set to get going again tomorrow.
# Called Off
'We have to set an example': Trump calls off Florida segment of Republican National Convention
Trump had already moved the convention’s public events out of North Carolina because of virus concerns.
# Florida
Florida surpasses its record for Covid-19 deaths in a day
The new deaths raised the state’s seven-day average to 81 per day – more than double the figure of two weeks ago.
# Covid-19
'All the bars were packed': Irish people describe life in US states where the virus is surging
Cases of the disease have been stable in Ireland – but there have been alarming increases in parts of the US.
# United States
Florida reports record high 15,300 positive Covid-19 cases in one day
The US yesterday recorded a new daily high of 66,528 cases.
# Florida
Donald Trump wears a mask in public for the first time
The US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases, as Disney Florida opened up.
# Independence Day
Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19
Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.
# Booze Ban
Florida bans alcohol consumption in bars as virus spirals
The move came as the state’s daily coronavirus cases record was smashed again.
# Back in action
We're going to Disney World! NBA reveals plans to finish 2020 season
Under the NBA’s proposals, the league would resume on 31 July.
# turned in
NFL duo Baker and Dunbar surrender to police over armed robbery charges
Baker also faces four counts of aggravated assault related to an alleged incident at a party.
# miramar
Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party
Witnesses told police the two allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash, expensive watches and other valuables.
# Back in action
Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’
UFC 249 takes place in Florida on Saturday night.