Letitia Stein

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16 Jun 2016 | 2:18 AM

Pacing feet, rants, executions - inside the Orlando killer's rampage

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Patience Carter had been on the floor of the bathroom stall for hours, her right femur shattered by a bullet, pinned beneath friends and strangers.

14 Jun 2016 | 12:07 PM

Shooting breaks out at Florida gay nightclub: media

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen had expressed sympathy for a variety of Islamist extremists, including groups in the Middle East that are sworn enemies, the FBI said on Monday, as a picture began to emerge of the angry, violent man who carried out America's deadliest mass shooting.

14 Jun 2016 | 11:54 AM

Hispanics shaken by heavy toll at Orlando club massacre

ORLANDO, Fla./CHICAGO (Reuters) - It was a carefree "vacilón" - a pumped up party - at Orlando's Pulse nightclub on Saturday night, full of Latinos dancing to salsa, bachata and thumping reggaeton at the gay club's Latin music night.

7 Jun 2016 | 6:08 AM

Tropical Storm Colin gains speed as barrels toward Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Colin picked up speed over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday as it headed toward Florida's northwest coast, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding, while the governor activated the national guard ahead of imminent landfall.

10 Apr 2016 | 7:42 AM

Details emerge about former U.S. House speaker's alleged sex abuse

(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's lawyers declined on Saturday to directly address sexual abuse allegations from federal prosecutors, who asserted that he molested at least four boys decades ago when he served as a high school wrestling coach.

26 Mar 2016 | 12:42 AM

Two siblings based in New York confirmed killed in Belgian bombings

(Reuters) - Two Dutch siblings who lived in New York have been identified as among those killed in suicide bombings that rocked Brussels this week, family and friends said on Friday, while U.S. officials said two Americans were killed in the blasts.

12 Mar 2016 | 5:20 AM

Hulk Hogan's side rests after slamming Gawker in sex tape lawsuit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Reuters) - Attorneys for wrestling celebrity Hulk Hogan rested their $100 million privacy invasion case against the Gawker news outlet on Friday, wrapping up a lively week of testimony in a Florida lawsuit examining the posting of a sex tape in modern media.

29 Feb 2016 | 8:19 PM

Super Tuesday showdown - How the U.S. South won the spotlight

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Things were not looking too good a year ago for Georgia's top elections officer as he tried to stitch together a mega-presidential primary in the U.S. South.

5 Feb 2016 | 9:26 AM

Florida extends health emergency over Zika amid growing U.S. concern

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott expanded a public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, adding a fifth county to the list of areas in the state with travel-related cases.

27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM

Gunman in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

(Reuters) - The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.