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The US East Coast is taking cover as Hurricane Florence barrels toward land — here’s how you can help animals in the path of the storm

Animal shelters are asking for monetary donations as they prepare to help thousands of animals in danger of Hurricane Florence. A representative for the Charleston Animal Society said $160 could save an animal's life.

Trump-backed GOP congressman abruptly resigns to focus on campaign for governor in hotly contested Florida race

"In order to honor my principles and protect the taxpayer, I officially resign from the House of Representatives effective immediately," DeSantis wrote. "For purposes of pay, I ask that my resignation be retroactive to September 1 so that I do not receive any pay for the month of September."

Ron DeSantis, the Trump-backed Florida gubernatorial nominee, repeatedly spoke at events organised by a figure who has made controversial, race-relate...

Rep. Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican nominee for governor, has spoken at several conferences organized by a right-wing activist, David Horowitz, who has espoused racist and Islamophobic beliefs.
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Florida. September 5, 2018.

6 sailors from Britain’s largest warship reportedly arrested in Florida on drunk and disorderly behavior

Britain's largest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the US this week for training. While on shore leave in Florida six sailors were arrested and detained over drunk and disorderly behavior, local news reports said. One of them was reportedly stunned by a Taser.
Tropical Storm Gordon is pictured nearing Florida in this September 3, 2018 NASA satellite handout photo.

Tropical Storm Gordon is getting stronger as it eyes Mississippi, and will likely be a hurricane when it makes landfall Tuesday night

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico before it makes landfall in Mississippi on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center predicts. Rain totals in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana could range from 2 to 4 inches up to 8 inches in some areas.
Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum with his wife, RJ, won the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday.

A white supremacist group robocalled in Florida to hurt black Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum

A white supremacist group is flooding Florida Democratic voters with racist robocalls mocking Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, the state's first-ever black gubernatorial nominee.
Tallahassee, Florida Mayor, Andrew D. Gillum addresses the audience at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. August 10, 2017.

The governor’s race in the biggest swing state in the US has become a proxy war between Bernie Sanders and Trump — and it could signal wha...

On Tuesday, Floridians picked their first-ever black nominee for governor, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, and a right-wing hardliner, Rep. Ron DeSantis, to battle it out for leadership of the country's largest swing state.
Republican congressman Ron DeSantis spoke about Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Fox News.

GOP candidate in Florida governor’s race says his black Democratic counterpart could ‘monkey up’ politics in the state

Republican congressman Ron DeSantis called Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who could become Florida's first black governor, an "articulate spokesman" and warned that the state may "monkey up" its politics by electing a "socialist agenda" into office, in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday.

Trump says ‘socialist’ candidate who could be Florida’s first black governor will lose badly

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter on Wednesday morning to Tuesday's gubernatorial primary elections in Florida, calling the Democratic nominee, Andrew Gillum, a "failed Socialist" and predicting he would lose badly in the general election to Trump's pick, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis.

15 millennials are running for House seats in primary elections on Tuesday, and 4 candidates are poised to make history if they win

Voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma for a potentially historic vote. Candidates include 15 millennials running for seats in the House of Representatives, and Florida's race for governor could yield some demographic firsts for state offices.