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Don't miss the latest evidence Ron DeSantis is *definitely* getting ready to run for president

Even as Donald Trump continues to stoke insane conspiracy theories about how he will be "reinstated" as president this summer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is actively positioning himself to be the rightful heir to Trumpism in 2024.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Donald Trump, Don, Ron DeSantis


A startup offering to take tourists to space in a ship lifted by an enormous balloon is selling tickets for $125,000 a ride

Spaceship Neptune. Space Perspective Space Perspective is building a balloon that will shuttle tourists to the "edge of space." Tickets for the luxury six-hour round trip journey start at $125,000. The Spaceship Neptune will bring tourists above 99% of Earth's atmosphere. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget airplanes, cruises, and hotels. Space Perspective wants to take you on a $125,000 luxury trip to the "edge of space," according to the company. Spacesh...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Tourism, Neptune, Jane Poynter, Kennedy Space Center, Nikki Ekstein


Celebrity Cruises drops requirement for passengers to show proof of COVID vaccine for Florida cruises

Celebrity Cruises has adjusted its COVID vaccine requirement for Florida cruises. Passengers will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today


Newsom Wants To Pay All Back Rent Owed By Low-Income Californians Using Pandemic Relief Funds

(CNN) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing a Republican-led recall, is pushing the state legislature to approve his plan to use $5.2 billion in federal pandemic relief money to pay 100% of unpaid rent owed by low-income residents. Lawmakers are also considering several other pandemic aid measures proposed by the governor as they finalize the state’s annual budget, including sending $600 stimulus checks to low-income Californians, providing universal pre-K, and investing in new housi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, California, Kentucky, Indiana, Rent, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Lexington, Ron DeSantis, Newsom, Public Policy Institute of California, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Coronavirus Update 6-23-2021: We now live a Covid-bifurcated society — the vaccinated and the will-get-sick

I spent last weekend visiting my parents in Philadelphia. Because of the pandemic we had not seen them in 20(!) months. It was a glorious five-day visit.During our trip to Philly we mixed in a visit to Donovan's cardiologist (whom he had also not seen in 20 months). We learned two things from that appointment. First, Donovan's (formerly) narrow pulmonary valve responded amazingly to his October 2019 procedure. Secondly, Covid is still spreading like wildfire among the unvaccinated, even kids. W...
Tags: Florida, Law, Cnn, Delta, Philadelphia, Biden, Philly, Peter Hotez, National School of Tropical Medicine, Donovan, Jon Hyman, COVID, Hakan Nural, Manatee County Florida IT Department, Baylor College of Medicine the Delta


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a law punishing student 'indoctrination' at public universities and threatens budget cuts

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that requires the public universities to survey students and staff about their beliefs. The surveys purportedly seek to determine the state of "intellectual diversity" on campuses. DeSantis said campuses that are "hotbeds for stale ideology" are "not worth tax dollars." See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Repu...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, America, Trends, New York Times, Universities, Colleges, Republican, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Professor, Miami Herald, Florida House, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


On sale: $125,000 balloon trips to the edge of space

Florida company Space Perspective plans to fly passengers to the edge of space in a pressurized capsule suspended from a balloon, and tickets can now be reserved for $125,000 a pop. But is it all hot air?
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Space Perspective


The Only Person Not Killed Or Hospitalized In This COVID-19 Outbreak In Florida Was Vaccinated

A deadly outbreak in Manatee County, Florida, offers a cautionary tale.
Tags: Florida, News, Manatee County Florida


Trump and Bill O'Reilly are charging $7,500 for VIP tickets to their 'fun, fun, fun' speaking tour in Texas and Florida

Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump. Screenshot/Fox News Trump and disgraced ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly are charging more than $7,500 for VIP tickets. The VIP package includes floor seats, a pre-show reception, and photos with Trump and O'Reilly. With fees, a single VIP ticket comes out to more than $8,500. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump and disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly are charging more than $7,500 for VIP ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, White House, Trends, Fox, Fundraising, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Reilly, Bill O'Reilly, Eliza Relman, Donald Trump Screenshot Fox News Trump


The first Royal Caribbean cruise in the US just launched after 15 months of no sailing - here's what happened

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean The first cruise sailing out of a US port in over a year departed on Sunday from Florida, Bloomberg reported. The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise is operating as a "simulated voyage." All of the guests - Royal Caribbean employees and their adult plus-ones - are cruising for free. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lines of people waiting to board a cruise ship may seem like an unfamiliar sig...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Cruise, Miami, Royal Caribbean, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jimenez, Joe Raedle Getty, Aaron Saunders, Cruise Industry


A Covid outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

• Dangerous Covid variant appears to cause hospitalization spike in a Missouri city
Tags: Florida, News, Missouri, Stories


The RNC shelled out $175,000 in May for a donor event at Mar-a-Lago. That's just a fraction of the $2.6 million they've spent at Trump's businesses since 2007.

The RNC paid over $175,000 to Mar-a-Lago for a donor event held in April. Getty Images The RNC shelled out $175,000 for a donor event at Mar-a-Lago this May. That sum is just a fraction of what the RNC has spent at Trump properties over the last 14 years. According to FEC data, the RNC spent over $2.6 million at Trump businesses since 2007. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Republican National Committee (RNC) have been big spenders at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club this ye...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Cnbc, Trump, Rnc, Palm Beach, Republican National Committee RNC, Federal Election Commission FEC, FEC


A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida.
Tags: Florida, Cnn


'Tragic accident' leaves 1 dead when a truck hits pedestrians at a Florida Pride parade

Authorities say the incident in which two pedestrians were hit by a truck at a Pride parade near Miami Saturday -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- was a "tragic accident" and not an intentional act.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Miami


Enten: Straw poll of GOP activists rates DeSantis over Trump

CNN's Harry Enten looks at results of a straw poll and national polling that indicate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is becoming a preferred choice for President in 2024 among some Republicans.
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Trump, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Harry Enten


See who beat Trump in 2024 straw poll

CNN's Harry Enten looks at results of a straw poll and national polling that indicate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is becoming a preferred choice for President in 2024 among some Republicans.
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Harry Enten


See who edged out Trump in new 2024 conservative straw poll

CNN's Harry Enten looks at results of a straw poll and national polling that indicate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is becoming a preferred choice for President in 2024 among some Republicans.
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Harry Enten


Snapchat removes speedometer filter after families of car crash victims accused it of encouraging reckless driving

Snapchat's speed feature is no more, NPR first reported. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Snapchat is removing the speed filter, which critics say promotes reckless driving. The filter has been connected to several serious crashes over the years. Snap told NPR that it is nixing the feature because it's "barely used by Snapchatters." See more stories on Insider's business page. Snapchat is nixing its controversial speed filter after years of criticism. The feature, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Snapchat, Driving, Npr, Snap, Ban Cars, Tech Insider, Jack Wright, Tim Levin, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Sienna Mae Gomez, Getty Images Snapchat, NPR Critics


Florida high school principal gives handwritten, personalized notes to all 459 graduates

For three months, Principal Jeff Reaves scoured through transcripts, emails and memories to handwrite personalized notes to each of the 459 graduates       [Author: The Daytona Beach News-Journal]
Tags: Florida, News, Daytona Beach News Journal, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jeff Reaves


US Navy tests aircraft carrier with massive explosion off the coast of Florida

The US Navy conducted tests on its newest aircraft carrier to test the ability of the ship to deal with battle conditions before its full deployment.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today, US Navy


'Tragic accident': Deadly Pride parade crash in Florida appears unintentional, officials say

A member of a men's chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade near Fort Lauderdale, officials say.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today, Fort Lauderdale


Deadly Florida Pride parade crash not intentional, police say

Police say the vehicle, driven by a 77-year-old man, accelerated unexpectedly, hitting two people.
Tags: Florida, News


'Tragic accident' leaves 1 dead when a truck hit pedestrians at a Florida Pride parade

Authorities say the incident in which two pedestrians were hit by a truck at a Pride parade near Miami Saturday -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- was a "tragic accident" and not an intentional act.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Miami


One dead after driver crashes into Florida Pride parade

The motive of the driver - who hit two people at the Fort Lauderdale event - is unknown.
Tags: Florida, News, Fort Lauderdale


1 person is dead after a truck hit pedestrians at a Florida Pride parade

Two pedestrians at a Pride parade near Miami on Saturday were hit by a truck, leaving one dead and the other injured, according to police.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Miami


1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after driver crashes into crowd at Pride parade in Florida

It wasn't immediately known if the driver acted intentionally in the Saturday night incident that forced the cancellation of the parade.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today


Claudette weakens to a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Claudette was thrashing the central Gulf Coast on Saturday morning, dumping heavy rain and threatening flooding in parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida after pushing through Louisiana.
Tags: Florida, News, Stories, Gulf Coast, Claudette, Mississippi Alabama


At least 2 people struck by truck at Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride parade in Florida

It wasn't immediately known if the driver acted intentionally in the Saturday night incident that forced the cancellation of the parade.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today, Wilton Manors


Judge rules for Florida and against CDC in fight over cruise ships

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's conditional sailing orders on the cruise industry "likely constitutes an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to CDC."
Tags: Florida, News, Cdc, Stories, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


A judge ruled that Florida would be harmed by the CDC stopping most cruise ships from sailing

In a federal court ruling Friday, Judge Steven Merryday concluded that the CDC's conditional sailing orders on the cruise industry "likely constitutes an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to CDC."
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Cnn, Steven Merryday



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