Four Zika cases in Florida were likely transmitted by local mosquitoes, the state's Department of Health announced on Friday. It is the first time such Zika cases were not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland.
Gov. Rick Scott said during a news conference in Orlando that no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika. But he said it was highly likely that one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties contracted the virus through mosquito bites. More than 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the U.S.
"This is not just a Florida issue. It's a national issue — we just happen to be at the forefront," Scott said.
Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews.
Francis entered the camp on foot, walking slowly beneath the notorious gate at Auschwitz bearing the cynical words "Arbeit Macht Frei."
He prayed silently for more than 15 minutes before meeting with several survivors of the camp, greeting them one by one, shaking their hands and kissing them on the cheeks. He then carried a large white candle and placed it at the Death Wall, where prisoners were executed.
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The United States Navy will be naming one of their ships after gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a report by the U.S. Naval Institute, which cites a Congressional notice obtained by USNI News.
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The mother of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern from Modesto, California, whose 2001 disappearance and death received national attention, said she is "totally in a state of shock" after learning the charges will be dropped against the man convicted of killing her daughter.
Susan Levy said the news brought back feelings she had 15 years ago when her daughter vanished.
"It kind of puts you back to the level of grief you originally had," she told NBC Bay Area.
Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they are dropping all charges against Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique, citing "recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week."
To President Barack Obama, she is a leader who will “blast through glass ceilings.” To former President Bill Clinton, she is the “best darn change agent” he has ever seen. To former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, she is the “sane, competent” candidate in the race.
On Thursday, the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton got the chance to talk about herself - and what she would do as president.
The public will get its first glimpse of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School built to replace the building where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred in December 2012.
The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was torn down in 2013 and the new $50 million, 86,000-square-foot school was built on the same property but not in the old footprint, and is scheduled to open next month.
There was significant community input as town leaders worked to honor the lives of the students and adults killed and build a safe and environmentally friendly educational facility to serve future generations of students.
A media tour will precede a public open house on Friday.
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An Orlando man who was arrested after police officers mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal meth has been cleared.
Daniel Frederick Rushing, 64, was arrested on a possession of methamphetamine charge after he was pulled over for speeding back in December, according to an Orlando police report.
During the stop, an officer noticed a "rock like substance" on the floor board of Rushing's car.
"I recognized, through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer, the substance to be some sort of narcotic," the report said.
Combi USA is recalling more than 39,000 car seats because they can transmit too much force to a child's chest in a crash.
The recall covers certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints with a model number of 8220. They were manufactured from Jan. 1, 2009 to June 29, 2016.
Government documents say the problem happens when the seats are installed in a forward-facing position and secured only with a vehicle lap belt.
The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Honoring his son Humayun Khan, Khizr Khan pulled a copy of the Constitution out of his suit pocket and offered to lend it to Trump. "Look for the words 'liberty' and 'equal protection of law,'" he said standing next to his wife, waving the paperback document vigorously.
Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl. The girl was visiting the Zoological Garden of Rabat with her family on Tuesday, admiring three elephants when one picked up a stone, then tossed it more than 10 meters over a huge ditch and a wooden barrier toward the visitors. The girl was struck in the head and died hours later.
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A central Florida man has been accused of throwing an 11-year-old boy he was taking care of into a swimming pool filled with algae and bugs because God asked him to baptize the child.