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  • ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. "This means Florida has become the first state in the nation to have local transmission of the Zika...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause rare but serious birth defects. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus...

  • Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.

  • June 28- A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the child will be the fifth in the United States to be born with a birth defect linked with travel to a country...

  • Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. An alligator dragged a 2-year-old child into the water near the Disney resort in Florida, the Orange County Sheriff's office said.

    Authorities have found the body of the child who was dragged off by an alligator Tuesday night at Disney resort, NBC News reports.

  • Gov. Scott: Now is the time to grieve

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla.), holds a press conference on the deadly shooting in Orlando.

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • June 7- Strong winds and heavy rainful were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was 90 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, at 4 a.m. eastern time and moving at 31 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Florida Governor Rick Scott,...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday sweeping northern Florida with heavy rainfall and strong winds as it headed northeast toward southeastern Georgia and coast of North and South Carolina. As Colin blasted 50 mph winds at Florida, a tornado was reported in Lee County Florida, the National Weather Service said. Florida Governor Rick...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday and was moving across northern Florida, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state's governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. A tropical storm warning was in effect for northern Florida north into North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had...

  • Gov. Scott: This race is about job creation

    Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott talks about his support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

  • Gov. Scott: Trump will become the next president

    Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott discusses his support of Donald Trump and how more business leaders are entering politics.

  • Gov. Scott: Election is clearly about jobs

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla.), weighs in on the issues he hopes the candidates address ahead of Tuesday's primary. I will absolutely support the Republican nominee, says Scott.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Rollins Inc, parent of extermination company Orkin, has seen its shares jump 5 percent during this year's stock market selloff because investors expect fears of the mosquito-borne Zika virus will lead to increased revenues. The virus, rapidly spreading in the Americas, has been linked to thousands of babies in Brazil being born with microcephaly,...

  • Gov. Scott: I don't want one terrorist in our state

    Gov. Rick Scott, (R-Fla.), expresses concern about the relocation of Syrian migrants to the Sunshine State.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump's antics are getting traditional media attention, but here's the big problem that could be his undoing, says Joshua Spivak.

  • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) leads a press conference with UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel Podolsky.

    Texas is forgoing about $100 billion in federal funds by not expanding a major health program for the poor.

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    In the wake of a dispute that gridlocked key California ports, Scott was in Los Angeles courting companies hurt by the impasse.

  • If you live in Florida and like Pandora, you're probably hearing a lot of Rick Scott for Governor ads. That is, if you like country music.