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Florida could expand what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” law that limits discussions of gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools. The House passed a bill Friday on a 77-35 … more
A developer has dropped plans to purchase a 100-acre property from the local school system in a historically Black town in Florida following public outcry that the deal threatened the cultural … more
A Florida teenager has documented how it feels to be young and transgender for a film set to debut at a festival as transgender people around the world celebrate visibility and lawmakers across the … more
The owners of a Florida-based sanctuary made famous by the Netflix docuseries, “Tiger King,” say they plan to move most of their big cats to an Arkansas refuge and eventually sell their 67-acre … more
Searchers are combing the area around a Florida apartment complex for a missing 2-year-old boy whose mother was found slain in their apartment. St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said … more
Tampa police officers were called to a commercial part of town because of a disturbance, but it wasn’t a public brawl or anyone behaving in a disorderly manner. It was a 9-foot alligator Wednesday … more
Floridians will be able to carry concealed guns without a permit under a bill the Legislature is sending to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Senate passed the bill Thursday on a 27-13 vote. … more
An plan is in place to return Lolita, an orca that has lived at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 50 years, to her home waters in the Pacific Northwest. Moving the 57-year-old, 5,000-pound orca … more
A tiny, public liberal arts college in Florida has become the staging ground for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ war on “woke.” The New College of Florida is known for its progressive approach to education … more
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has targeted a tiny, public liberal arts college on the shores of Sarasota Bay, as a staging ground for his war on “woke.” The governor and his allies say … more
A tiny, public liberal arts college in Florida has become the staging ground for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ war on “woke.” The New College of Florida is known for its progressive approach to education … more
Weather officials say they’re retiring the names Fiona and Ian from the rotating list of Atlantic tropical cyclone names because of the death and destruction caused by the most recent storms with … more
Boeing's first launch of astronauts has been delayed again, this time until July. NASA announced the latest postponement Wednesday, saying more time is needed to certify the Starliner capsule that … more
Board members picked by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to oversee the governance of Walt Disney World say their Disney-controlled predecessors pulled a fast one on them by passing restrictive covenants … more
The effort to feed thousands of pounds of lettuce to starving manatees in Florida manatees has officially ended for the winter season, as deaths of the marine mammals appear to be slowing despite the … more
Officials briefly have ordered a partial evacuation of a South Florida airport as part of a “security-related investigation.” The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport posted on Twitter … more
A preliminary report says a student pilot was attempting to land a small plane at a central Florida airport when it collided with another small plane, sending both aircraft crashing into a lake and … more
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will travel to Jerusalem and speak at a museum event next month. The Jerusalem Post and Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem say DeSantis will deliver a keynote speech at an event … more
One of the first historically Black towns in the U.S. is suing the local school board to stop the sale of land that is tied up with Florida’s legacy of racial segregation and the state's fast-paced … more
Officials say a rescued juvenile dolphin that was airlifted from Texas to the Florida Keys about one year ago is thriving. The young bottlenose dolphin is living in a Keys-based marine mammal … more
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