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NOAA officials are investigating a mass stranding of false killer whales near Hog Key in Southwest Florida over the weekend. A whale was first sighted on Saturday. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida

MIAMI — More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead…

 

Authorities said multiple people have died after a lone suspect opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

5 dead, 8 injured at Fort Lauderdale airport; suspect had gun in checked bag

MIAMI — A lone gunman killed five people and injured eight Friday…

 

Poet Al Letson has a moving ‘Summer of Sanctuary’

There are many parts of Al Letson’s one-man show that are truly…

 

Healthcare professional Charles Kinsey, shot by a North Miami police officer on July 18 while trying to protect an autistic patient, makes his first public appearance in Aventura, Fla., on Thursday. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)

Therapist shot by police has reunion with autistic client

AVENTURA, Fla. — An unarmed black therapist who was shot in the…

Healthcare professional Charles Kinsey, shot by a North Miami police officer on July 18 while trying to protect an autistic patient, makes his first public appearance in Aventura, Fla., on Thursday. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)
Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting outside of the Club Blu nightclub Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A couple of doors down from Club Blu,…

Officials investigate the scene of a deadly shooting outside of the Club Blu nightclub Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A Fort Myers fire fighter pours bleach over blood stains on the pavement at the scene of a deadly shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's…

A Fort Myers fire fighter pours bleach over blood stains on the pavement at the scene of a deadly shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 file photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP, File)

Dad says two gators involved in Disney attack that killed son

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The father of a toddler killed by…

In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 file photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP, File)
Federal officials say the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system has been killed in a collision with a truck, the first U.S. self-driving car fatality. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

WASHINGTON — The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in…

Federal officials say the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system has been killed in a collision with a truck, the first U.S. self-driving car fatality. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns…

In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. — Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into…

Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers searched for the body of a young boy Wednesday after the he was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator Tuesday night at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

After fatal attack, theme parks weigh alligator warnings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It's an unwritten rule for Florida residents:…

In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers searched for the body of a young boy Wednesday after the he was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator Tuesday night at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

California lawmakers approve gun-violence research center

SACRAMENTO — California's state budget includes $5 million for a gun violence…

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and other Democratic senators, calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

WASHINGTON — The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the…

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and other Democratic senators, calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This frame grab provided by C-SPAN shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on  Wednesday, where he launched a filibuster demanding a vote on gun control measures. (Senate Television via AP)

Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns wages filibuster

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator waged a filibuster into the night Wednesday,…

This frame grab provided by C-SPAN shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on  Wednesday, where he launched a filibuster demanding a vote on gun control measures. (Senate Television via AP)
FILE - In this Sunday photo, an aerial view of the mass shooting scene at the Pulse nightclub is seen in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

Details emerge about nightclub shooter’s wife

RODEO — She was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots…

FILE - In this Sunday photo, an aerial view of the mass shooting scene at the Pulse nightclub is seen in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Orlando, Obama calls for healing, meets with families

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama said Thursday that a military campaign…

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Florida Fish and Wildlife search for a 2-year-old boy early Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after the boy was dragged into the water Tuesday night by an alligator near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy…

Florida Fish and Wildlife search for a 2-year-old boy early Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after the boy was dragged into the water Tuesday night by an alligator near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France stabbing suspect: ‘I just killed a police officer’

PARIS — In a video released by the Islamic State group and…

French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Shooters sometimes exploit limited weapons laws, blind spots

Mass shooters from Aurora, Colorado, to Orlando, Florida, have sometimes obtained guns…

President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
An armed police officer stands guard outside the Stonewall Inn, in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Gay clubs: Patrons treasure a place to feel safe, be oneself

NEW YORK — Like many gay men across America, Jamie Brown has…

An armed police officer stands guard outside the Stonewall Inn, in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)