Florida Keys

The top 5 Florida watersports you need to try

<b>In this article you will discover the top 5 Florida watersports you need to try</b><p>Taking part in watersports can be fun, but also daunting. If you have …

Key Largo

VISIT FLORIDA Reveals Record Impact

Total spending by out-of-state visitors in Florida reached a record $112 billion during 2016.

Tourism

Florida Keys Back in the Swing of Things

ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA - It’s one of those perfect January days in the Florida Keys. The parking lot at Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada is full, and the …

Florida

31 Best Warm-Weather Vacations

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Colorado man runs Florida race with nurse who saved him

A Colorado man has completed a 5-kilometer race with the nurse who helped save his life last year in the same Florida Keys competition.<p>Bill Amirault …

Colorado Springs

Heading into Bye Week, Panthers Can Put Themselves in Good Position

"Tonight's a big night," said Trocheck, who leads the Panthers with 17 goals. "Every point counts, like we were talking about. In the second half of …

Glen Gulutzan

Welcome to the luxury biosphere, where the natural world is partially synthetic – and ruthlessly owned

The amenities offered by luxury-home developments in cities such as London and New York grow more extravagant by the year. Features now include …

Sharks That Eat Their Veggies Discovered Off The USA

The general image of a shark tends to be – rightly or wrongly – one of a ferocious predator chowing down on hunks of bloody meat. While for most …

Oceans

Florida Breweries Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery

Florida is known for many things.<p>Yes, we may be known for doing crazy things like trying to steal a police car with an officer sitting in the …

Hurricane Irma

Florida Officials Struggling To Find Affordable Housing For Locals Months After Hurricane Irma

With trailer parks destroyed and hundreds of homes ruined by Hurricane Irma, rents have skyrocketed and housing has become unaffordable for many in the Florida Keys. Local officials are scrambling to find ways to provide low-cost rentals affordable for waitresses, fishing guides and others vital to …

Housing

Interior secretary says new drilling 'off the table' for Florida

TALLAHASSEE — After meeting with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he was withdrawing Florida from consideration for new oil and gas drilling leases.<p>Zinke had created a political uproar in Florida last week when he announced his department was proposing …

Politics

Video caught her doing the crime, cops say. Hubby watched — and helped with her arrest

Verlin Wilson is a veteran thief. But she just put on a new twist on getting arrested.<p>Her husband, Eddie Joe Wilson, drove the 68-year-old to her …

Crime

Why Key West Endures as a Gay Paradise

They have a motto in Key West: “One Human Family.” Coined by James Thompson — an HIV-positive activist, organizer, and designer — it represents Key …

LGBTQ

Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Florida Keys

Wounded veterans and their families got to swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys.<p>The event capped off the “Soldier ride” cycling event from Key Largo to Key West. Jennifer Mackinday of Indiana said the experience was a chance to relax and have fun with her brother, U.S. Army Specialist James …

Florida

Florida Keys discards unclaimed boats as part of massive Irma cleanup

The Florida Keys has set up seven staging areas for discarding unclaimed boats after Hurricane Irma. Video shows an excavator crushing an unclaimed …

Florida

Florida lost more children to drowning than any state. Here’s how to change that

A 2-year-old boy wanders into a Pembroke Pines pool area and drowns during a Fourth of July party.<p>A 3-year-old boy drowns in a Key Colony Beach canal …

Lifestyle

Trump administration plan would widely expand drilling in U.S. continental waters

The Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal to permit drilling in most U.S. continental-shelf waters, including protected areas of the …

Ryan Zinke

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Florida

Panthers Look to Get Back on Track in Divisional Matchup in Detroit

"Correcting everything that went wrong last night," Boughner said when asked about the intention of Wednesday's practice at Xcel Energy Center in …

Little Caesars Arena

Can Trump Open Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline to Oil Drilling?

Here’s what’s next for the proposal to line the Atlantic and Pacific coasts with offshore oil rigs.<p>Five years from now, there could be a handful of operating oil rigs within a hundred miles of Miami or the Florida Keys. Dozens more could sit from the coast of Georgia to the Outer Banks and Delmarva …

Matt Gaetz

What Is the Meaning of a Flat?

By Captain Dave on 01/01 Ask a Captain<p><b>Dear Captain</b> " What Is the Meaning of a Flat? "<p>My definition of a flat is: Any open shallow-water area from a …

Fishing

The critically ill boy’s final wish? To fly from Colorado to meet Florida alligators

Ryland Gallagher’s wish has always been to meet alligators and crocodiles.<p>That wish surely came true Friday for the 8-year-old from Colorado Springs, …

Key Largo

Vancouver Club Night - Florida to Puerto Vallarta: The ongoing adventures aboard J’SEA

<b>John Cuzner has sailed many rallies and Atlantic crossings, sailing over 100,000 nm mostly offshore, in three different sailboats with the name</b> …

Sailing

12-foot great white shark detected off Florida coast

A 12-foot great white shark was detected off the coast of Florida late on New Year's Day, ABC Action News reported.<p>"Miss Costa" has made her way more …

Oceans

South Florida’s biggest stories of 2017

It was a year of non-stop headlines and sweeping political change at the national level, and one that also brought an onslaught of news to South …

Mark Richt

Huberdeau Hot as Panthers Look to Push Winning Streak to 5

"I think we've got to just come out tonight and play the same way we've been playing," Huberdeau said.<p>A gifted playmaker throughout his career, …

Alex Galchenyuk

Panthers Return from Break Looking to Extend Winning Streak

The Panthers (15-16-5) managed to claw their way back into playoff contention with consecutive wins over Arizona, Minnesota and Ottawa heading into …

Meet the Nebraska man bringing holiday cheer to hurricane-ravaged Florida communities

A Nebraska man said he was inspired to start the grassroots movement "America's Neighbors" after watching a "GMA" segment about a Florida Keys …

Weather

How did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear?

Overfishing, development and pollution have all contributed to the reef’s decline, but climate change is its biggest threat. UN targets must be met to stop ocean acidification<p>The great Florida coral reef system stretches hundreds of miles down the eastern seaboard of the US. It is the world’s third …

Oceans

Man dies snorkeling during holiday vacation

MARATHON, Fla. — A Missouri man died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys on Christmas Day.<p>Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said in a …

U.S. Coast Guard