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Bodies Identified in Search for Family Off Florida Coast

But the Coast Guard has called off the search with two still missing

(Newser) - The Coast Guard identified two of the bodies found after a family disappeared while sailing off the coast of Florida but called off the search for the remaining family members Saturday, CNN reports. According to NBC News , the bodies discovered during the search, which covered nearly 34,000 miles, were... More »

FBI Has No Proof Orlando Gunman Was Gay: Officials

But nothing has been ruled out yet, per AG Lynch

(Newser) - FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation who spoke anonymously to the AP . The FBI began looking into that possibility after media reports last week quoted men... More »

2nd Body Found After Family Disappears Off Florida Coast

Ace Kimberly was sailing with his 3 teenage kids

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard has found a second body four days after a family disappeared off the coast of Florida, WESH reports. The body was found about four miles from a debris field where the first body was discovered Wednesday. Neither body has been identified, but a bucket found floating... More »

Gator That Killed Boy at Disney Has Been Euthanized

Fla. officials 'confident' it is no longer a threat

(Newser) - The alligator that dragged 2-year-old Lane Graves to his death near a Disney resort in Florida last week is no longer at large, authorities say. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it has completed its investigation into the attack and has suspended trapping in the area because it... More »

Body Found in Search for Boating Family

3 still missing off Florida's Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Coast Guard rescuers fear the worst but have not given up after finding a body in the search for a father and three teenage children who disappeared off the coast of Florida Sunday. The Coast Guard says it found the body, which was wearing a life jacket, after finding debris... More »

Pulse Nightclub to Hold Street Party

'We need to show that we are strong,' owner says

(Newser) - The owner of Orlando's Pulse nightclub is going to hold another Latin night, less than two weeks after the event became the scene of America's deadliest mass shooting. "We need to show that we are strong, that Pulse continues and that we appreciate all the help the... More »

Marco Rubio Is Running for Re-Election

'I've changed my mind'

(Newser) - "I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January," Marco Rubio tweeted last month. There's a very good chance that may not be the case. After much debate, the failed presidential candidate says he will seek re-election in the Senate, which... More »

Family Vanishes While Sailing for Repairs

Coast Guard searching off coast of Florida

(Newser) - A father and his three teenage children are missing off the Gulf Coast of Florida along with the 29-foot sailboat they were taking to get repairs. The Coast Guard says the man set out from Sarasota around 7am Sunday, bound for Fort Myers, but WFLA and NBC News report he... More »

Man Claims He Was Omar Mateen's Lover

He says motive was revenge on gay Puerto Ricans

(Newser) - The mystery that was Omar Mateen is still unraveling more than 10 days after the Orlando nightclub massacre. In a Univision interview that aired Tuesday night, a man who gave his name as Miguel came forward claiming to be Mateen's lover, CBS News reports. He said he met Mateen... More »

Grisly End for Good Samaritan, Woman in Dispute

Placido Moreno-Torres charged with double murder

(Newser) - A 20-year-old father-to-be was only trying to break up an argument between his neighbor and neighbor's wife in Lehigh Acres, Fla., on Saturday. Now two of the three are dead and the third is charged with double murder. Authorities say Ricardo Vaca—who was married May 29—returned home... More »

Senate Answers Orlando With Gridlock on Gun Curbs

Two proposals fall short of needed 60 votes

(Newser) - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway—even over restricting firearms for terrorists, the AP reports. In largely party-line votes, rejected were one... More »

'I'm in Orlando, I Did the Shootings': Mateen to 911

Gunman also warned of future attacks in FBI-released partial transcripts of calls on night of shooting

(Newser) - The FBI has released the latest in the Orlando massacre : partial transcripts of 911 calls made by shooter Omar Mateen the night of the attack. Per the Orlando Sentinel , Mateen's first call was with a 911 dispatcher at 2:35am from the bathrooms inside Pulse, where he held hostages.... More »

What Feds Are Learning in Probe of Orlando Killer

The Omar Mateen investigation continues

(Newser) - Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated and enabled Omar Mateen to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern US history. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in interviews Sunday on several news shows that the FBI would release a partial printed transcript of the conversations... More »

Driver Crashes Into Funeral Procession for Orlando Victim

Two sheriff's deputies escorting the procession were hospitalized

(Newser) - An "impatient driver" drove through the funeral procession for one of the Orlando massacre victims Saturday in Florida, injuring two sheriff's deputies, NBC News reports. The female driver "for whatever reason, refused to wait," WFTV quotes an Osceola County Sheriff's Office release as saying. ABC... More »

Florida Assistant State Attorney Bashes Orlando on Facebook

Kenneth Lewis has been suspended

(Newser) - While the rest of the country organized blood drives and memorials for the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis penned a Facebook post blasting the entire city, which he called a "national embarrassment" and a "melting pot of... More »

Family of Boy Killed by Gator at Disney World Is 'Devastated'

Disney says it will install signs warning visitors of alligators

(Newser) - The family of Lane Graves, the 2-year-old killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World on Tuesday, released a statement Thursday, staying it's "devastated" by his death. "Words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son," ABC News... More »

Odds of Rubio Running for Re-Election Just Got a Lot Bigger

His friend currently running for the seat wants him to do so

(Newser) - The main obstacle keeping Marco Rubio from seeking re-election to his Senate seat just disappeared. The prospect of Rubio doing so gained traction in the wake of the Orlando shooting, but he continued to insist that he wouldn't run against his friend already in the race, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Now,... More »

Body of Boy Snatched by Gator at Disney World Found

It appears alligator drowned Lane Graves, left his body

(Newser) - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, the AP reports. Divers found the body of Lane Graves of... More »

Sheriff: Boy Grabbed by Disney Gator Is Dead

The family 'will no question lose a 2-year-old child'

(Newser) - Fifteen hours after a boy was grabbed by an alligator and dragged underwater Tuesday night at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Orange County sheriff Jerry Demings says the family "will no question lose a 2-year-old child." "We’re working on recovering the body of the child at... More »

TV Producer: Orlando Gunman Called Me

'I will never forget the words he said to me'

(Newser) - Orlando shooter Omar Mateen not only called police during the massacre at Pulse nightclub but also, apparently, a TV station. News 13 producer Matthew Gentili says he was handling the phones just 2 miles from the club around 2:45am Sunday as viewers called in to ask about the shooting... More »

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