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Millions of Americans out of work despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country.

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Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval.

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Summer camps and youth activities in Florida can open without restrictions.

Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

Gov. DeSantis approved the reopening plan with the recommendation of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

Florida unemployment rate triples in April to nearly 13%

Florida’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 12.9% in April from 4.3% in March and from 2.8% in February

Data breach hits Florida unemployment system

Some Florida residents who have made unemployment claims may have had personal data stolen.
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Sen. Marco Rubio named acting chair of intelligence panel

Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside.

Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging

Study volunteers given the vaccine had antibodies similar to those seen in recovered patients.

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida

The FBI learned of the contacts between Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani and operatives of al-Qaida.

Gyms, museums and libraries set to reopen in Florida

The state will also increase restrictions on restaurant and retail store capacity from 25% to 50%.
Trump eyes older voters in Florida for any sign of faltering

Trump eyes older voters in Florida for any sign of faltering

President Donald Trump’s path to reelection runs through places like Sun City Center.
36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

Roughly 36 million people have now filed for jobless aid in two months.
ER visits plummet across Florida, virus scares patients from care

ER visits plummet in Florida, virus scares patients from care

Patients suffering from heart attacks and strokes are delaying or refusing care.
Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Florida’s 2 biggest counties preparing to reopen

Miami-Dade and Broward counties are finishing preparations to reopen on Monday.
Barber shops, hair and nail salons reopen in Florida

Barber shops, hair and nail salons reopen in Florida

The state took another baby step out of the economic abyss caused by the new coronavirus shutdown.
More than 650 coronavirus deaths at nursing homes in Florida

More than 650 coronavirus deaths at nursing homes in Florida

Nursing homes and ALFs account for almost 40% of the state’s 1,715 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
US census stirs uncertainty for those displaced by virus

US census stirs uncertainty for those displaced by virus

Some people living in coronavirus hot spots fled their homes or were hospitalized.
Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Palm Beach County joining other parts of Florida to reopen

Restaurants and retail shops to open their doors this week under certain limitations.
US unemployment spikes to a Depression-era level of 14.7%

US unemployment spikes to a Depression-era level of 14.7%

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, a level last seen during the Great Depression.
Firefighters continue battling fires in Florida Panhandle

Firefighters continue battling fires in Florida Panhandle

2,000-acre (809-hectare) fire in Santa Rosa County, just east of Pensacola, is 35% contained.
The nation faces ‘truly daunting’ challenges on needed COVID tests

We face ‘truly daunting’ challenges on needed COVID tests

Despite a massive effort, the nation faces challenges to deploy millions of coronavirus tests.
Justice Department is dropping Flynn’s Trump-Russia case

Justice Department is dropping Flynn’s Trump-Russia case

The action was a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

In Santa Rosa County, which is just east of Pensacola, the 2,000-acre fire resulted in some 1,100 evacuations.
Venezuela airs video of American detained in Venezuela plot

Maduro airs video of American detained in Venezuela plot

Maduro aired a video of Luke Denman on state television, a 34-year-old Texas native.
Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

The lawsuit asks a judge to allow ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day.
Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

Florida seeks new ways to expand coronavirus testing

DeSantis held a news conference in Miami to show the state’s new mobile testing lab.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Gov. DeSantis orders investigation of unemployment system

The state signed a $40 million contract in March 2011 with Deloitte to build the system.
Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

Florida takes a hesitant step toward reopening amid outbreak

In South Florida, there are signs that folks are antsy and want to get out of their homes.
Carnival to resume cruises in summer when virus order ends

Carnival to resume cruises in summer when virus order ends

Carnival Cruise Line will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning in August.
Don Shula, the NFL's most winningest coach who led the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles, died Monday at the age of 90.

Don Shula, the winningest coach in pro football history, has died at age 90

Don Shula, legendary NFL head coach, dies at 90.
Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

Goudreau said everything he did was legal but in any case, he’s prepared to pay the cost.
COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in the early stages of human trials.
Judge orders release of migrants in Florida as virus measure

Judge orders release of migrants in Florida as virus measure

The number of detainees must go from 1,400 to about 350 within two weeks.
Florida to reopen state parks, Governor DeSantis bashes critics

Florida to reopen state parks as Gov. DeSantis bashes critics

The governor encouraged outdoor activity and criticized the doom some predicted for the state.
Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Florida tourism falters, public employees fret about jobs

Public sector workers are fretting over job losses that could arrive in the weeks and months to come.
More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 432,000 jobless claims filed in Florida last week

More than 2 million jobless claims have been filed in the state since mid-March.
Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Gov. DeSantis takes first ‘baby steps’ to reopening state

Florida begins the slow climb from the economic abyss caused by the coronavirus.
Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Baby steps: Some Florida public spaces reopen

Hard-hit Miami-Dade and Broward counties took baby steps as did some other counties.
Trump orders meat processing plants to remain open

Trump orders meat processing plants to remain open

More than 20 meatpacking plants have closed temporarily under pressure from local authorities.
DeSantis visits Trump as the prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis visits Trump as Florida prepares for phase 1 of reopening

DeSantis largely painted a positive picture of how the state has responded to the coronavirus outbreak.
DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

DeSantis says Florida will reopen slowly, methodically

The state will reopen from the coronavirus economic shutdown in “baby steps”
DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis says the “hysteria” in the early weeks of the outbreak has not materialized in Florida.
As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

Florida officials opened an online portal Saturday for the public to weigh in on reopening.
Florida Florida unemployment website down through weekend

Florida unemployment website down through the weekend

Another hurdle for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who lost their jobs because of the virus.
Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals

The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep businesses afloat.
The Homeless Trust testing homeless population for COVID-19

Florida surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths, 30,000 cases

Miami-Dade County continues to be the state’s coronavirus epicenter.
Few Americans trust Trump’s info on pandemic

AP-NORC poll: Few Americans trust Trump’s info on pandemic

Few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information on the pandemic.
Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Depression

Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Depression

26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in five weeks.
Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week

Half a million jobless claims filed in Florida last week due to virus shutdown

More than 505,000 Floridians filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week.
#EarthDay2020Halt: 500 street artists execute a worldwide protest

#EarthDay2020Halt: 500 street artists execute a worldwide protest

Artists showcase their projects created in secret over the last sixth months in honor of Earth Day.
Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

Trump is placing a 60-day pause on the issuance of green cards.
Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida tourism industry plans to ease into reopening

Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly.
Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Mar-a-Lago furloughs 153 servers, cooks because of virus

The furloughs are temporary but the club doesn’t know when it will resume regular operations.
6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

Only 6% of Florida unemployment claims have been paid out

6% of the more than 650,000 confirmed claims for unemployment in Florida have been paid.
Deadliest shooting rampage in Canadian history leaves 16 dead

Deadliest shooting rampage in Canadian history leaves 22 dead

A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and across Nova Scotia.
Gov. Ron DeSantis orders schools closed rest of academic year

DeSantis: Schools would remain closed rest of academic year

DeSantis said he understands the social impacts of kids not being able to see friends.
Walk, run or surf - but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Walk, run or surf – but don’t sunbathe on Florida beaches

Some areas of Florida are beginning to reopen them with restrictions.
Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen

The beaches will be open from 6 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. with no gatherings of 50 or more people.
Florida man encases self in concrete at governor’s mansion

Florida man encases self in concrete at governor’s mansion

28-year-old Jordan Mazurek, put PVC pipes into two 55-gallon plastic drums filled with concrete.
2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

2 walk-in test sites opening in underserved places in Fort Lauderdale

The two sites are in predominantly African American communities in Broward County.
Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s jobless rate shoots to 4.3%, highest in 2 years

Florida’s workforce shrank by 120,000 workers from February to March, labor officials said.
Job losses mount, Trump presses plan to reopen business

Job losses mount, Trump presses plan to reopen business

Trump told the nation’s governors that restrictions could be eased to allow businesses to reopen.
Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

Florida unemployment jumps 180k, system still overwhelmed

The total number of Floridians seeking unemployment benefits is more than 520,000 workers.
Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

Trump National Doral lays off 560 workers due to virus

The resort said it had been forced to halt its business because of the spreading new coronavirus.
Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

The amendment allows World Wrestling Entertainment to continue putting on shows — without fans.
Court denies Epstein victim’s appeal over rights violation

Court denies Epstein victim’s appeal over rights violation

In an email statement, Wild expressed dismay at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision.
U.S. government clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

Government clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the test under its emergency powers.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

Disney World workers take aim at Florida’s jobless system

They staged stay-at-home protests aimed not at their employer but Florida’s unemployment system.
Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

Florida expands coronavirus testing to better measure spread

The virus has now officially touched each of the state’s 67 counties.
Florida unemployment system now up to speed

Gov. Ron DeSantis OK’s stricter thresholds on ballot measures

DeSantis signed seven bills into law, dozens of other bills more await for the governor.
Florida COVID-19 cases rise, infecting all but 1 county

Florida COVID-19 cases rise, infecting all 67 counties

The virus has now officially touched each of the state’s 67 counties.
You’ve just lost your job? Here’s what you need to know. Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

Record 16.8 million have sought jobless aid since virus

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.
The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

The Miami Beach Convention Center becoming a hospital

Army Corps of Engineers is setting up a 450-bed overflow hospital if South Florida facilities become overwhelmed.
Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

The announcement makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Trump.
Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens born on Feb. 11

Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens born on Feb. 11

The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their birth.
Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: ‘Covidiot’

Bobby Edwards, of Boynton, Florida, was arrested In Hawaii for having no proof of accommodations.
Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

In the past four days, Trump also fired one inspector general tied to his impeachment.
Florida unemployment system now up to speed

Gov. Ron DeSantis: unemployment system now up to speed

The computer system’s capacity has been increased to handle 120,000 simultaneous connections,
Florida coronavirus deaths exceed 220, cases top 12,300

Florida coronavirus deaths exceed 220, cases top 12,300

The deaths have been heaviest in South Florida, where three counties have totaled 120 fatalities.
COVID-19 Turns Bustling Art Deco District into Desserted Streets

You’ve just lost your job? Here’s what you need to know

For those who have suddenly lost jobs, it’s a frightening time.
Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

More than 11,000 the Number of Coronavirus Cases in Florida

The total number of positive coronavirus cases topped 11,000 in Florida as of Saturday morning.
Another Cruise Ship with Virus Victims Docking in Miami

Another Cruise Ship with Virus Victims Docking in Miami

The Coral Princess ship is docking in Miami with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members.
Trump Administration Urges Masks to Combat Virus Roll Out

Trump Administration Urges Masks to Combat Virus Roll Out

President Donald Trump announced new guidelines that call for everyone to wear makeshift face coverings.
With Parks Closed, Disney Starts Furloughs in 2 Weeks

With Parks Closed, Disney Starts Furloughs in 2 Weeks

The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19.
2 Cruise Ships with Coronavirus Patients Aboard Dock in Florida

2 Cruise Ships with Coronavirus Patients aboard Dock at Port Everglades

The ships were given permission to disembark passengers after days of negotiation with local officials.
Florida Jobless Claims Rise as Does Anger Among Unemployed

Florida Jobless Claims Rise as Does Anger Among Unemployed

The number of people in Florida filing for unemployment benefits last week tripled from the previous week.
A Record 6.6 Million Seek US Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount

A Record 6.6 Million Seek US Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount

Job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States.
Golf Gets OK in Stay-at-home Advisory for Retirement Haven

Golf Gets OK in Stay-at-home Advisory for Retirement Haven

Golf is specifically noted as permissible in the order’s exercise category.
US to Deploy Anti-drug Navy Ships Near Venezuela

US to Deploy Anti-drug Navy Ships Near Venezuela

The Trump administration is beefing up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

The state’s confirmed cases are approaching 7,000, with 87 deaths and almost 900 people hospitalized.
White House Projects 100K to 240K US Deaths from Virus

White House Projects 100K to 240K US Deaths from Virus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks.”
Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

The pastor of a megachurch held two Sunday services with hundreds of people.
Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

Trump Extends Virus Guidelines, Braces US for Big Death Toll

A stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks.
No Quarantine, but Travel Advisory for NY, CT and NJ

Trump: No Quarantine, but Travel Advisory for NY, CT and NJ

The CDC urges residents of the three states to refrain from non-essential travel for the next 14 days.
74,000 Floridians Seek Benefits, Critics Demand Reform

74,000 Floridians Seek Benefits, Critics Demand Reform

More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week.
Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

More than 2,350 people had tested positive for the new virus, a 35% increase from Wednesday’s total.
Coronavirus Halts Brightline Service in South Florida

Coronavirus Halts Brightline Service in South Florida

The high-speed train runs between Miami and West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale.
US Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Narcoterrorism Charges

US Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Narcoterrorism Charges

The Justice Department charged him and his inner circle with several indictments.
3.3 Million Seek US Jobless Aid, Nearly 5 Times Earlier High

3.3 Million Seek US Jobless Aid, Nearly 5 Times Earlier High

The surge in applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy.
Half-million Infected Worldwide as Economic Toll Rises

Half-million Infected Worldwide as Economic Toll Rises

The number of infections around the globe reached a half-million causing human and economic toll.
Washington Agrees on Unrivaled $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

Washington Agrees on Unrivaled $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse.
Florida Governor’s Coronavirus Dilemma: Health vs. Economy

Florida Governor’s Coronavirus Dilemma: Health vs. Economy

His dilemma is a clear example of the conundrum facing the president of the United States.
Gov. DeSantis Refuses to Shut Down, Shifts Focus to Outside Travelers

Gov. DeSantis Refuses to Shut Down, Shifts Focus to Outside Travelers

Ttesting remains limited and has yet to show any cases of the virus in a third of Florida’s 67 counties.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders New York Travelers to Quarantine

Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders New York Travelers to Quarantine

More than 100 such flights arrive daily to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach in particular.
Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

Testing Blunders Crippled US Response as Coronavirus Spread

CDC data shows government labs processed an average of a dozen COVID-19 tests per day in Feb.
At Least 1,000 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Florida

Update: At Least 1,000 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Florida

Nearly half of the state’s positive cases are in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Navy Sailor Assigned to CENTCOM Found with Virus

Navy Sailor Assigned to CENTCOM Found with Virus

The sailor returned to the U.S. from overseas travel on March 15, and was into precautionary quarantine.
COVID-19: Broward and Palm Beach County Close Gathering Spots

COVID-19: Broward, Palm Beach County Close Gathering Spots

Beaches, movie theaters, concert halls, gymnasiums and similar businesses are closing in Broward and Palm Beach county.