Members of the media and the public got a first look Friday at a detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando and Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the model at D23 Expo 2017 in California....
This is the list of line items Gov. Rick Scott says he will veto in the $83 billion Florida budget passed by the Legislature. The list was released Friday evening.
It came after an announcement Friday morning that Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran had struck a deal to spend more money on schools, jobs and tourism....
President Donald Trump looking at reversing parts of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba and reinstating limits on travel and commerce, and he wants to announce the change in Miami, the New York Times reports.
The announcement could come this month, the report said, and it would be a way for Trump to fulfill a pledge, delivered during a speech in Miami in September, to the politically conservative Cuban-American exile community in South Florida. ...
It’s a sinister Frank Underwood we see in the House of Cards Season 5 trailer that was released Monday.
"The American people don't know what's best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need," Kevin Spacey’s President Underwood says to Claire. "They're like little children, Claire. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths. Teach them right from wrong. Tell them what to think, how to feel and what to want," he drawls. "They even need help riding their wildest dreams, crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me. They have you. Underwood 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036. One nation, Underwood."...
It has been a few days since we've had a video of a giant alligator. So we were glad to see this amazing Facebook post on Friday.
Bill Pruitt of St. Pete Beach Photo posted this video of a gator stalking two sandhill cranes on the ChampionsGate golf course near Orlando on Friday....
Sen. Marco Rubio says the next step in Syria should be to work with Sunni governments to discuss "an alternative" government in Syria, the Associated Press reports.
Rubio told NBC's Today show that President Donald Trump should reach out to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Turkey, to discuss ways to get Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and create a new regime. Assad has not responded to diplomatic pressure in the past, but Rubio said the military strikes could change that....
Former first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at a conference in Orlando later this month.
Mrs. Obama will have a “conversation” at a conference sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. A website for the group says Mrs. Obama will appear on April 27 at the Orange County Convention Center. No other details about the appearance was included on the site. The speech was first reported by the Washington Examiner....
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sent a series of tweets Wednesday morning condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad for the chemical attack in northern Syria Tuesday that killed dozens.
Rubio and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., will hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to condemn the attack.
Rubio’s first tweet at 6:05 a.m. said, “The #Putin regime blatantly lies about #SyriaGasAttack Putin is an accomplice in this war crime committed by Assad.”...
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was the host Wednesday for the Women's Empowerment Panel at the White House.
Also in attendance was Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
President Donald Trump stopped by to make remarks and was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump.
03/25/17 Music & Concerts
The Queen of Soul was born 75 years ago today. The fourth of five children, Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn.
Eighteen years later, she signed with Columbia Record and released her first album, Aretha in 1961. In 1967, Respect — reached No. 1 on both the R&B and pop charts and won Franklin her first two Grammys. Other Top 10 hits followed: Baby I Love You, Think, Chain of Fools, I Say a Little Prayer, Since You've Been Gone and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman....
In a remarkable retelling of the eight hours after the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, Politico includes many new details about that day that began right here in Florida.
Politico writes that it interviewed more than two dozen of the passengers, crew, and press aboard Air Force One with President George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001. ...
The skies in the Northern Hemisphere were filled with meteors Thursday night and Friday morning.
The Perseids come around every year when Earth passes through the streams of dust and debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
This year, the peak was forecast to be particularly spectacular — the Perseids were in a rare outburst, according to NASA scientists.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and his wife, Dr. Catherine Lynch Buckhorn, were guests Tuesday night at a state dinner at the White House for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Buckhorn tweeted a photo of the couple with Kirk Wagar, a Miami lawyer who is the U.S. ambassador to Singapore.
Continuing the Wednesday night's Democratic National Convention theme about the need for more gun control was another Florida woman: Angela Bassett, who grew up in St. Petersburg.
The actor, who graduated from Boca Ciega High School, talked about the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in which nine people were killed.
“They were gathered to pray,” Bassett began. “He walked in. An outsider, a stranger. And they welcomed him. But then, he opened fire. He stole their lives.”...
When Donald Trump walked on stage Wednesday after Gov. Mike Pence's speech, he appeared to try to kiss Pence.
Trump stopped just before his lips reached his running mate's check.
David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer via TNS...