Firefighters try to contain raging blaze in Georgia wildlife refuge

May 8, 2017

Firefighters try to contain raging blaze in Georgia wildlife refuge

Firefighters were battling Sunday to prevent a fire in a southern Georgia wildlife refuge from spreading, authorities said. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge said in a statement that “extremely dangerous burning conditions persist” and that 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) have been consumed by fire ...

Trump and family take in Easter church service

/ Apr 17, 2017

Trump and family take in Easter church service

U.S. President Donald Trump attended an Easter Sunday church service near his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a culmination to his latest weekend away from Washington. Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waved to well-wishers as he entered the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. He ...

New urgency urged in fight to restore Florida Everglades

Mar 11, 2017

New urgency urged in fight to restore Florida Everglades

Rising seas, polluted coastlines and the specter of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States. The Everglades’ sawgrasses, swamps, tree islands and mangroves are ...

Trump's support base sees no crisis, urges full speed ahead

/ Feb 20, 2017

Trump's support base sees no crisis, urges full speed ahead

With Donald Trump struggling to keep his presidency on an even keel in a cacophonous first month, die-hard supporters have a message for their champion: stay on offense, never modulate, never change. Trump is under immense pressure as missteps have plagued his debut, with ...

/ Feb 5, 2017

Art of the drug deal? Seized heroin bore Trump's image

It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. The Tampa Bay Times reports law enforcement officers seized the heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County. Some ...