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# Florida
Five people dead after gunman opens fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport
The shooter had served in the US military, but been discharged for unsatisfactory performance.
# the 49
Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.
# Bank Robbery
Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida
A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it.
# going political
Amy Schumer rips Trump as 'orange, sexual-assaulting monster' and 200 fans walk out
The comedian professed her support for Hillary Clinton.
# hurricane matthew
Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.
# Florida
Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail
Matthew Apperson testified that he acted in self defence.
# South Pacific
Australian kitesurfer savaged to death in shark attack
There were 98 shark attacks globally last year – the highest number ever recorded.
# Hurricane Hermine
"This is life-threatening" - State of emergency declared in Florida as first hurricane in a decade hits
Hermine is the fourth Atlantic hurricane of 2016.
# Spaced Out
SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad
There were no injuries.
# Southwest Airlines
US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart
The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.
# Florida
Zika: Five new cases in tourist hotspot Miami Beach
Florida’s Health Department said five individuals had been infected by local Zika transmission in a section of Miami Beach, less than 100 miles south of the home of golfer Rory McIlroy.
# Florida
Six-year-old Florida boy beats baby sister to death after mother leaves them alone in car
The children’s mother has been arrested.
# it's escalating
Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis"
The belligerent Republican presidential nominee shows no signs of toning down his rhetoric after a difficult week.
# Florida
Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun
Mary Knowlton was participating in a role-playing exercise when an officer mistakenly shot her.
# Animal Cruelty
'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo
According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.
# wynwood
Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.
# Miami
First American-born cases of Zika confirmed in Florida
Other cases have been linked to travel.
# club blu
'An idiot with a firearm': Security guard recalls Florida nightclub shooting
Two people died in the attack and several more were injured.
# Shooting
Two dead, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting
The incident is happened at 1am local time at Club Blu nightclub.
# Early Detection
This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.
# Emergency
Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.
# Guns
Father accidentally shoots and kills 14-year-old son in Florida gun range
“The gun didn’t kill my boy, I did,” the man said.
# Florida
Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot
It is the first known death caused by a self-driving car.
# Senate
US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.
# disney resort
The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found
The family were on holiday when the incident happened.
# Omar Mateen
‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out
50 people were killed in gun attack by Omar Mateen at Florida gay nightclub Pulse.
# Leinster House
Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.
# islamic state
Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.
# Omar Mateen
Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.
# Mass Shooting
'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub
Tributes have been paid to the 50 victims.
# sex crimes
Inside "Pervert Park": The Florida home for sex offenders
A documentary tells the residents’ stories.
# Florida
American singer who starred in The Voice shot dead after concert
Christina Grimmie, 22, was signing autographs when a gunman shot her and then himself.
# 6000 miles from home
Crocodiles known to prey on humans discovered in Florida - 6,000 miles from usual habitat
The animals can grow up to 6 metres long and have been known to eat humans.
# third attempt
George Zimmerman auctions gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin
Protests erupted in the US over the shooting of the unarmed black teenager in 2012.
# Jaws
Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach
Witnesses said people were bothering the shark.
# Trayvon Martin
Website stops George Zimmerman selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with
The website has not said why.
# Courts
American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'
Judge Greally indicated that she would impose a five year sentence which she would fully suspend on condition he leave the country.
# replacement
Unbeaten Khabib handed a new opponent after UFC main event is called off
Newcomer Darrell Horcher will step in next weekend after the injury to Tony Ferguson.
# hard to miss
Florida burglar identified thanks to facial tattoo of, er, Florida
He also has stars tattooed on his face and ‘red rum’ tattooed on his neck.
# The final frontier
Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race
Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.