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19 Nov 2018 | 5:52 AM

Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state's Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century.

3 Nov 2018 | 2:35 AM

As U.S. election nears racist fliers, antisemitic graffiti appear

(Reuters) - Days ahead of a contentious U.S. national election in which immigration has become a central issue, racist fliers saying "It's okay to be white" have been reported on university campuses in five states, while synagogues in New York and California have been sprayed with antisemitic graffiti.

26 Oct 2018 | 11:19 PM

Florida man charged after bombs sent to Trump critics

PLANTATION, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida man suspected of mailing at least 14 pipe bombs to some of U.S. President Donald Trump's leading critics was in custody on federal charges on Saturday, in a case reflecting the rancour of one of the most toxic election campaigns in decades.

6 Sep 2018 | 11:32 PM

Gunman slays three at Cincinnati bank before police kill him

(Reuters) - A gunman dressed in a business suit opened fire inside a bank in downtown Cincinnati early on Thursday, killing three people and wounding others before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

28 Aug 2018 | 6:43 AM

Gamer killed in Florida 'never even had a fist fight'

(Reuters) - Elijah Clayton, one of two men killed on Sunday at a video gaming competition in Jacksonville, Florida, was a peaceful young man who had "never even had a fist fight," his cousin said.

17 Aug 2018 | 9:54 PM

Gunman who killed five at Florida airport to get life in prison

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year is due to be sentenced on Friday to life in a federal prison.

15 Aug 2018 | 11:28 PM

Florida school opens for class with new security after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February opened on Wednesday for a new school year with three armed guards and other new security measures that some parents and students worried would not be enough.

4 Jun 2018 | 12:20 AM

Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron in Denver - police

(Reuters) - An off-duty FBI agent dancing wildly at a downtown Denver bar accidentally shot a man in the leg when the agent tried to pick up a gun that fell from its holster as he performed a handstand, Denver police said.

25 Apr 2018 | 4:24 AM

Illinois seeks to close gun law 'loophole' after Waffle House shooting

(Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday were trying to close a legal loophole that allowed a confiscated AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to be given back to the man accused of a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee that killed four and wounded four.

20 Apr 2018 | 7:03 AM

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million - attorney

(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.