Florida

  • 'She was speeding': Toddler driving a toy convertible pulled over by the police for reckless driving, given a $4 'ticket' 15-03-2014 03:08 PM

    It's the moment every driver dreads. But this two-year-old stood her ground quite firmly when the police drew up beside her tiny toy convertible and handed her a $4 ticket for speeding, the Daily Mail reported. Two-year-old Za'Dariyah was driving her small pedal car outside her Florida apartment complex when...
  • Russell Henley wins Honda Classic in four-way playoff 03-03-2014 09:40 AM

    American Russell Henley emerged as the last man standing to win his second PGA Tour title in a four-way playoff for the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Sunday. Henley, 24, birdied the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, from two feet in fading light to edge...
  • 101-year-old man to contest US Congressional polls 19-02-2014 04:06 PM

    Better late than never! A 101-year-old man in the US has launched a bid to enter the House of Representatives and contest the Congressional polls. Joe Newman from Sarasota, Florida, will compete for Florida's 16th Congressional District. After living for 101-years, Newman has seen what this country is capable of...
  • Emergency declared in five states, airports closed as snow storm hits US 29-01-2014 11:43 AM

    A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South on Tuesday, prompting five states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport and causing chaos on roads for drivers unaccustomed to the dangerously slick conditions. The southern cold snap is part of an arctic...
  • 67-year-old wins multi million-dollar Florida Lotto again 31-10-2013 10:33 PM

    A US man who won a multi million-dollar jackpot playing the Florida Lotto has done it again. The Florida Lottery says 67-year old James Bozeman Jr has claimed a $3 million jackpot from the drawing held on August 31, 2013. Last year, Bozeman claimed a $10 million jackpot. He purchased...
  • US: 90-year-old cyclist covers 1497 km journey from Kentucky to Florida 23-09-2013 02:46 PM

    Age proved to be no bar for this daring 90-year-old man who has just finished a marathon 1497 kilometres long journey on a cycle from Kentucky to Florida. Bert Blevens set off on August 20 and stayed in hotels along the way during his epic journey. It took him 21...
  • Florida family finds $300,000 worth of gold from historic wreckage in Atlantic Ocean 04-09-2013 09:17 AM

    A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean. "What's really neat about them is they are a family, they spend family time together out there...
  • US: 64-year-old Diana Nyad sets record with 177-km Cuba-to-Florida swim 03-09-2013 08:58 AM

    American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage on Monday, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat. Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Nyad waded ashore at Key West,...
  • Thousands take to US streets to protest Trayvon Martin verdict 31-07-2013 09:59 AM

    Demonstrators took to the streets in dozens of US cities on Saturday to vent their anger over the acquittal in Florida of the man who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin to death and to call for federal charges in the racially tinged case. Hundreds marched in the summer heat...
  • Series of explosions rock Florida gas plant, workers missing 30-07-2013 11:15 AM

    A series of major explosions at a Florida gas plant has injured several workers and left others missing. The Orlando Sentinel reports on Monday night Tavares City Administrator John Drury says 10 of 24 people working at Blue Rhino, a propane-tank business in Florida, have not been accounted for after...
  • Gunman kills six; shot to death by police 27-07-2013 09:13 PM

    A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez told The Associated Press that police got a call around 6:30 p.m. Friday...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents lead protests over Zimmerman verdict 21-07-2013 07:15 AM

    Miami: Trayvon Martin's parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager. The protests, outside federal court buildings and police headquarters, were set...
  • Full Text: US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin 20-07-2013 09:42 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next...
  • US: Murdered teen could have been me, 35 years ago, says Barack Obama 20-07-2013 07:49 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago" and urging Americans to understand the pain blacks felt over the case. Obama abruptly appeared in the...
  • Trayvon Martin killing case: Verdict draws protests, scrutiny 14-07-2013 03:02 PM

    Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of black unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. The following is reaction to the verdict: Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's father, said in a tweet after the verdict's announcement, "Even though I am broken...
  • US man held for chopping puppy, cooking its ribs 30-06-2013 07:54 PM

    Washington: A man in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly strangling a family puppy, chopping it into pieces and cooking its ribs on a stove, police said. Thomas Elliot Huggins, 25, was arrested earlier this week after a family member called police in Tampa, a media...
  • US: 84-year-old Florida woman wins $ 590 million jackpot 06-06-2013 04:27 AM

    Washington: An 84-year old woman from Florida has won the $ 590.5 million Powerball lottery, the second largest US jackpot, officials have announced. Gloria Mackenzie opted to take a lump-sum cash payment of somewhat smaller amount of $ 370.9 million, rather than receiving the full winnings spread out over 30...
  • Watch: US magician's hair set ablaze on TV show 03-12-2012 11:43 AM

    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, California-native Wayne Houchin said he is receiving treatment for burns that doctors are cautiously optimistic will not result in scars. A yesterday statement...
  • Scientists decode why Einstein was a genius 16-11-2012 04:54 PM

    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...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally 10-11-2012 11:27 PM

    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...
  • US Elections: Obama, Romney pursue last votes in deadlocked race 05-11-2012 08:05 PM

    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...
  • US polls: 99-year-old to vote for first time! 05-11-2012 03:41 PM

    Washington: Better late than never! A 99-year-old 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...