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Biden administration defends COVID ‘surge response teams’ after Missouri governor’s criticism

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s key COVID-19 advisers on Thursday defended the administration’s strategies for boosting vaccinations in the states, after Missouri’s governor said...

Legal sparring continues over feds, FL, and cruise ship industry; next step is appeals...

The federal government has filed an appeal of a Tampa federal judge’s epic ruling saying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went overboard...

Delta variant Q&A: How the rapidly spreading coronavirus variant might change your behavior

As the delta variant takes hold, the unvaccinated are in for a rude awakening. It’s not just ignorance — they’re begging for a Darwin...

Teams recover 4 more bodies at condo collapse: ‘The waiting and the waiting and...

Searching through the night under difficult weather conditions, teams at the Champlain Towers South collapse site uncovered another four bodies, bringing the death count...
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New FL law allows guns in schools co-located with churches; critics opposed expansion of...

A new Florida law that expands rights to carry concealed firearms and erodes Florida’s prohibition of guns on school property is now in effect. The...

‘Gail’s Law’ becomes FL law; sexual-assault survivors win fight for tracking of rape kits

Gail’s Law, requiring tracking of evidence obtained in rape kits, is now law – bringing to a close a disturbing chapter in the lives...

Deaths at condo collapse rise to 16; officials say they’re not giving up hope...

The death toll from the Surfside condominium building collapse has grown to 16, Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced Wednesday as search...

Citizen efforts to amend FL Constitution face cap on financial help, starting Thursday

Thirty-one active citizen initiatives to amend the Florida Constitution face a deadline Thursday that may, for some, dictate whether voters ever see them on...

Judge’s epic, 124-page cruise-ship order reveals clash between boosting the economy and keeping people...

Florida’s legal challenge to federal guidelines allowing cruise ships to sail under COVID restrictions invoked some of the conservative legal movement’s most cherished enthusiasms,...

U.S. House panel approves legislation to clean up toxic ‘forever chemicals’

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved major bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce Americans’ exposure to toxic chemicals in air, water...

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