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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev released all four research satellites by hand. “I’m ready for the launch,” Prokopyev told Russian flight controllers near Moscow. The first satellite … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

PARKLAND, Fla | Parkland students start school year with tightened security

PARKLAND, Fla — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won’t feel protected despite $6.5 million in security enhancements, including 18 safety monitors, new … Continue reading PARKLAND, Fla | Parkland students start school year with tightened security

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Child’s play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation’s swing states? That’s the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state’s election website. Multiple media outlets over the weekend reported that children at a … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

ORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, … Continue reading ORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Jaguars suspend Ramsey, Fowler after practice altercation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler on Sunday for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and a preseason game. The teams play Saturday. Fowler was … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Jaguars suspend Ramsey, Fowler after practice altercation

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | ‘Wow, here we go’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | ‘Wow, here we go’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s crucial election. Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November’s midterm … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim