FLORIDA

  • Watch: Florida man's barbie collection worth $ 80,000 March 10, 2013

    If you think only little girls are infatuated with the classic Barbie doll, think again. A Florida man has a collection of 2,000 barbies worth over 80 thousand dollars. ...
  • Tiger Woods unimpressive in Honda Classic Round 3 March 2, 2013

    Florida: Tiger Woods carded his third even-par round of 70 at the Honda Classic on Saturday as he undid a promising front round with a double bogey on the 17th. Woods was nine strokes adrift of the overnight leader Luke Guthrie and was left frustrated at a missed opportunity to...
  • US: 20 feet deep sinkhole swallows man in Florida March 2, 2013

    Florida: In a matter of seconds, the earth opened under Jeff Bush's bedroom and swallowed him up like something out of a horror movie. About the only thing left was the TV cable running down into the hole. Bush, 37, was presumed dead Friday, the victim of a sinkhole - a...
  • Querrey advances, Dolgopolov loses in Florida February 26, 2013

    Florida: Third-seeded Sam Querrey moved into the second round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships when fellow American Michael Russell retired with a left leg injury while trailing 6-2, 2-2 on Monday. Besides for having to save one break point in the fourth game of the first set, Querrey played...
  • US: Sikh shot at in Florida in a suspected hate crime February 26, 2013

    Washington: A Sikh man has been admitted to a hospital after being shot at several times by some unidentified attackers in the US state of Florida. The victim Kanwaljit Singh, 46, was attacked by the truck-borne assailants near Daytona Beach on last Saturday night. Accompanied by his son who managed to...
  • Barack Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods February 19, 2013

    Florida: President Barack Obama saw firsthand how golf is played at the highest level on Sunday, teeing off with Tiger Woods, the world's No 2 golfer who is rebuilding a oncesqueaky clean image tarnished by a messy 2010 divorce. Obama, an avid weekend golfer, and Woods, who won his 75th...
  • Watch: US magician's hair set ablaze on TV show December 3, 2012

    Santa Domingo: An American magician was recuperating in the Dominican Republic after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne. Chico, Californianative Wayne Houchin said he is receiving treatment for burns that doctors are cautiously optimistic will not result in scars. A yesterday statement on...
  • Scientists decode why Einstein was a genius November 16, 2012

    Washington: Physicist Albert Einstein's brain had an "extraordinary" prefrontal cortex unlike those of most people which may have contributed to his remarkable genius, a new study has claimed. According to the study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, portions of Einstein's brain have been found to...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally November 10, 2012

    St Petersburg, Florida: Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the vote...
  • US Elections: Obama, Romney pursue last votes in deadlocked race November 5, 2012

    Sanford: One day left in their stubbornly deadlocked race, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are storming through a final exhaustive campaign push Monday that won't end until the wee hours of Election Day in pursuit of every possible vote. Both candidates say the winner will be determined by which...
  • US polls: 99yearold to vote for first time! November 5, 2012

    Washington: Better late than never! A 99yearold woman in the US has lived through 24 presidential elections, but has chosen this year's close contest to cast her first ballot. Rosie Lewis, of Fort Myers, Florida, who received her ballot in the mail, got some help from a family friend to...
  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home November 3, 2012

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • US: Romney says Obama took an 'apology tour' October 23, 2012

    Boca Raton: President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate on Monday night, saying, "every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." Romney said that Obama took an 'apology tour' to the Middle East, which the US President vehemently denied by saying,...
  • US: Romney says Obama took an 'apology tour' October 23, 2012

    Boca Raton: President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate on Monday night, saying, "every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." Romney said that Obama took an 'apology tour' to the Middle East, which the US President vehemently denied by saying,...
  • US: Obama, Romney to spar over foreign policy October 22, 2012

    Washington: Seeking reelection, President Barack Obama is preparing to clash with his Republican rival Mitt Romney over foreign policy issues like Libya, Irans nuclear weapons programme, China and situation in the AfPak region in their last US presidential debate before the polls. Unlike the second debate in New York wherein...
  • Hackers stole Apple data from Florida company, not from FBI September 11, 2012

    Florida: A Florida company said on Monday that its files not an FBI agent's laptop were hacked by a renegade group that released Apple product identification data it claimed to have obtained through a breach of the nation's top law enforcement agency. "We want to apologize, announce what happened...
  • Watch: Obama gets a bear hug from a pizza store owner September 10, 2012

    Barack Obama was campaigning in Florida when he met Scott Van, a registered Republican. ...
  • Obama's nomination at Democrat Convention on Thursday September 4, 2012

    Republican Mitt Romney left no opportunity in hitting out at President Barack Obama at the Florida Convention. All eyes are now on the Democrat Convention that will take place on Thursday. ...
  • Excitement high ahead of Romney's address at Florida convention August 31, 2012

    This will be Mitt Romney's first speech after officially being announced as the Republican Party's Presidential nominee. ...
  • Mitt Romney is Republican nominee for President August 29, 2012

    Mitt Romney is now officially the Republican nominee for US President, as the Republican Party convention began in Tampa, Florida. ...
  • Tropical storm 'Isaac' heads for US Gulf Coast August 27, 2012

    Florida: Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Monday after battering the Caribbean, threatening to interrupt most US offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane...
  • Florida T20s a bold, successful move: Hunte July 4, 2012

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte says he is pleased with the impact of the two historic Twenty20 Internationals played in Florida, US, last weekend. For the first time in a West Indies bilateral series, the regional side played matches outside the Caribbean a doubleheader against New...
  • We must repeat our performance: Gayle July 1, 2012

    Fort Launderdale, Florida: Opener Chris Gayle praised the West Indies batting following their 56run win over New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 international here but said it was important the Caribbean side kept up the pressure in Sunday's second match. The lefthanded Gayle was at the centre of the victory, paving...
  • Ross Taylor out with shoulder injury July 1, 2012

    Florida: New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been ruled out of Sunday's Twenty20 match against West Indies and is expected to miss the early part of the following fivematch oneday series due to a shoulder injury, the county's cricket board (NZC) said. New Zealand suffered a spate of injuries while fielding...
  • West Indies thrash New Zealand in first T20 July 1, 2012

    Lauderhill: Chris Gayle slammed an unbeaten 85 and Kieron Pollard lashed 63 not out off 29 balls on Saturday to set up a 56run victory for the West Indies over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 cricket international in Florida. Gayle smashed seven fours and five sixes off 52 balls to...
  • Narine undaunted by England failure June 29, 2012

    Florida: West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine says his confidence has not been dented following a disappointing tour of England earlier this month. The Indian Premier League (IPL) star entered the fourmatch limited overs series with a huge reputation but made little impact as West Indies failed to win a single...
  • WI the bigger draw in Florida T20s June 29, 2012

    Two backtoback Twenty20 internationals in the USA ahead of the full series of the Caribbean don't quite seem to fit, but that is what New Zealand and West Indies will play out in the foreign environs of the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. The only...
  • Jeb Bush: Republican statesman or 2016 candidate? June 23, 2012

    Miami: He's the noncandidate they never stop talking about. Ever since Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 with favourable ratings after two terms, speculation has swirled about his political future. The chatter has only gotten louder this year amid the Republican Party's "veepstakes" despite Bush's repeated insistence that...
  • US: Riot over limited edition Nike basketball shoe February 25, 2012

    Orlando, Florida: More than 100 sheriff's deputies in riot gear had to be called in to break up an outofcontrol crowd waiting outside a mall to buy a limited edition Nike basketball shoe. Authorities say there were no injuries or arrests outside the Florida Mall late on Thursday. The crowds began...
  • Tiger to play at Honda for first time since 1993 February 16, 2012

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Former world number one Tiger Woods will play in next month's $1.02 million Honda Classic for the first time as a professional. "I've heard great things about the Honda Classic and now that I live here in Florida, I want to play whenever possible," the 14times Major...