Florida is the third-most populous state in the US. Its capital is Tallahassee, and its largest city is Jacksonville. Florida’s economy relies on agriculture, tourism and transportation. It has a large Hispanic population.
A tunnel tornado was spotted tearing across parts of Florida as high winds whipped up in the city of Fort Walton Beach Sunday. The US National Weather service received multiple reports of whirlwinds affecting the area.
The Orlando, Florida nightclub attacker’s father was a confidential FBI informant, court documents in the case against his widow reveal. Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub in 2016, pledging allegiance to ISIS.
Thousands of women were strip-searched by correctional officers without reason when they visited prisons in Florida, according to a new investigation. Civil rights groups have described the practice as constituting “harassment”.
At least four people have been killed in a pedestrian bridge collapse in Greater Miami, Florida, crushing several cars, the Miami-Dade County fire chief says. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals with injuries.