Parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama were under water Sunday, with an onslaught of torrential rains causing not just extensive flooding but also damage to roads and buildings, local officials said.
A House Armed Services Committee member is taking the obscure concept of "sequestration" to the streets, kicking off a nationwide tour Monday to discuss the potential $1 trillion in automatic cuts looming over the defense budget.
An Alabama man was arrested in connection with the arson of a women's clinic in Pensacola, Florida, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators said Tuesday they did not yet know the cause of a fire that extensively damaged a women's clinic in Pensacola, Florida.
Here's a confession: I have hit my children.
Evelyn Rasco started crying early Saturday morning as soon as she saw the cars carrying her daughters turn the corner.
The Justice Department has decided not to seek an expedited Supreme Court review of a ruling striking down the "individual mandate" provision in the sweeping health care reform bill, a government source told CNN Friday.
Five people, including three sheriff's deputies, were wounded by gunfire in a Pensacola, Florida, residential neighborhood Friday morning, according to an Escambia County sheriff's spokeswoman.
The daughter of a slain Florida couple describes calling the house and hearing screams.
Video aired in court Tuesday showed a team of masked men dressed like ninjas break into a Florida home -- with one of those men singling out Leonard Gonzalez Jr. as the group's ringleader who held a gun over Byrd Billings and shot him.
Nearly 7,000 more square miles of fishing waters were reopened in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, leaving only 7 percent of federal waters in the region still closed to fishing operations, authorities said.
It's Florida's reputation that's stained - not its beaches. But some cities along Florida's panhandle are faring better than others.
The work to permanently seal BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait about four days after Tropical Depression Five passes the site, the government's point man in the Gulf said Wednesday.
Everyone here has a clear memory of what summer should be:
The BP oil spill in the Gulf could cost homeowners $68 million in lost property value over the next year -- and up to $3 billion in the next five years, according to a report released Monday.
Wednesday marks the 100th day of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. Since April 20, the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion has allowed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating many communities of the Gulf Coast and its ecosystem.
Pensacola leaders say efforts to clean the city's beaches are too little, too late. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
The beaches in Pensacola, Florida, are known for their soft, sugar-white sand. On a sunny day, the contrast of the pure white beach with the blue of the water is postcard perfect. But the scene has changed since the Gulf oil disaster.
When you're on vacation or live in a coastal community, it's a symbol you simply don't want to see: a no-swimming sign, along with a beach health advisory.
In the Florida Panhandle, they're cleaning up oil fast to keep the tourists. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
If you could have painted the day, it would have been a Monet. A white sandy beach, blue sky and a green ocean that you may have only seen in dreams.
President Obama began a pivotal week Monday in the response to the BP oil spill by assuring Gulf Coast residents that the "full resources of the federal government are being mobilized to confront" the disaster that has emptied beaches, docked fishing boats and ruined marshlands.
The oil disaster has prompted the Air Force to suspend its parachute water survival training in Florida, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Beach-bound travelers are keeping a close eye on the spread of oil along the Gulf Coast and weighing vacation decisions.
Natl. Incident Commander Thad Allen says the oil collected will increase, but the ultimate solution is the relief wells.
CNN's Tom Foreman explains the difficulty in sealing the vents on the capped oil well in the Gulf.
Pensacola beaches are busy with beach-goers enjoying the famous white sand before oil washes ashore. WTSP reports.
The leading edge of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was still several miles off the beaches of the Florida Panhandle on Thursday morning, but the slick was already hitting the area's wallets.
A dive team checks out the water quality off Pensacola, Florida, about 60 miles from the Gulf Coast oil spill.
As the "H2O Below" charter boat leaves the dock and heads into Pensacola Bay, it is chock full of divers.
Along Florida's Gulf Coast, Dave Rauschkolb is bracing for impact. It's not a hurricane he is worried about. It's oil gushing from a well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard officials are considering setting the Gulf of Mexico oil slick on fire as it moved Tuesday to within 20 miles of sensitive ecological areas in the Mississippi River Delta.
A Navy training jet crashed in a north Georgia forest on Monday, killing at least three people aboard and setting more than 10 acres of woodland ablaze, local and federal authorities said.
A military training jet crashes in North Georgia, killing at least three people and setting acres of woodland ablaze.
Officials from 14 states have gone to court to block the historic overhaul of the U.S. health care system that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, arguing the law's requirement that individuals buy health insurance violates the Constitution.
Florida's Attorney General plans to take the health care reform debate to the courts.
Forecasters are warning that the melt from Friday's rare snowfall across much of the South could freeze overnight Saturday, creating dangerous conditions.
The maker of Taser stun guns has advised law enforcement agencies to avoid hitting suspects in the chest, partly "to minimize controversy."
A fatal police chase involving a teenager on a bicycle has led the Pensacola, Florida, police department to revamp its policy on stun guns, officials said.
A judge has ruled in favor of two Florida school administrators who faced contempt charges for saying a prayer at a school luncheon, according to a group that helped represent them.
Two Florida school administrators face contempt charges and possible prison time for saying a prayer at a school luncheon.
Samantha Burke, who is pregnant with the actor's child, is a model from Pensacola, Fla.
On her online model profile, Samantha Burke says she is passionate about fashion and photography, and has aspirations of becoming an actress.
Minutes before a funeral service for Byrd and Melanie Billings, the family attorney reveals the contents of the stolen safe.
Investigators are making "very delicate moves" in probing the killings of a Florida couple known for adopting special-needs children, the local sheriff said Friday.
Detectives are questioning two people in connection with the killing of a Gulf Coast couple known for adopting special-needs children, the Escambia County sheriff said Saturday.
Eight children were found in the Florida home of their slain parents, who apparently were the victims of a home invasion, police confirmed to CNN Friday.
A cruise ship resumed its voyage to Cozumel, Mexico, on Tuesday after the Coast Guard released it from the search for a 50-year-old woman believed to have fallen overboard late Monday.
A bicycle with a sticker advertising a Florida punk-folk band forced the evacuation of a Memphis, Tennessee, airport terminal late Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The next move of a pilot taken into custody at a Florida campground depends on word from doctors, authorities said Thursday.
An Indiana financial manager who apparently tried to fake his death by crashing his airplane left on a motorcycle he had stashed in his parachute landing zone, authorities said Tuesday.
Airline passengers are usually a forgiving lot. When a flight doesn't take off as planned, they understand. When they have to pay extra for a checked bag because of "higher" fuel prices, they oblige.
Darryl Mathis waits in his Pensacola, Florida, home for the body of his 24-year-old son to return home from Iraq. Mathis, a military veteran himself, was seething with anger Thursday as he spoke about the death of Army Staff Sgt. Darris J. Dawson.
The family of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq say the Army hasn't given specifics about his death. CNN's Cal Perry reports.
Tropical Storm Fay began wrapping up its disastrous slog across Florida on Saturday by making a record fourth landfall on the Panhandle's coast
The fickle storm that stuck around for five days and carved a dizzying path that included three separate landfalls dumped more than two feet of rain in some places
Washington Redskins rookie receiver Malcolm Kelly had arthroscopic surgery Monday on his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for two more weeks.
Jo Hanna Schaffer's dog is more than a best friend. The 67-year-old veteran, a former Army medic, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and three years ago, she decided to get a service dog, a Chihuahua named Cody. Cody barks if someone is approaching from behind and cuddles with her when she is depressed.
Meet Sergeant Boe, the latest addition to Camp Speicher in Northern Iraq. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
An Air Force fighter pilot died Wednesday after two F-15C jets collided during a training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico, according to Air Force officials.
For John McCain, northwest Florida is full of memories.
Sen. John McCain is counting on Florida's veterans to give him a boost in the state's primary. CNN's John King reports.
Will the opening of military airspace make for friendlier skies on the busiest travel day of the year?
Severe weather in Kentucky downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings.
A lethal storm system buffeted the East Coast on Friday after generating deadly tornadoes, lightning and large hail from Canada to the Gulf Coast the day and night before.
A tornado pummeled Pensacola, Florida, Thursday, severely damaging a church with an attached day care center, destroying homes and leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power, the mayor said.
A tropical depression in the Gulf came ashore along the Florida panhandle Friday night, but it did not strengthen into a tropical storm.
Environmentally-friendly roach bait. Soccer balls that can take a pounding on city streets. Chocolate-covered gourmet coffee beans for calorie-counters. These are some of the products being developed - or already sold - by the elite teams that made it to the final round of FSB's 5th annual business plan competition.
Please, take me with you to New York. -- Randy, Milwaukee, Wi.
Nearly half a century ago, 13 female pilots proved they were as fit to go into space as the men who became immortalized as America's first astronauts, the Mercury 7.
A group of Wal-Mart employees from Pensacola, Florida say their lives will be turned "upside down" if the retailer implements a new scheduling policy that would require workers to adapt to shift rotations instead of maintaining long-term steady shifts.
Stocks could get a lift Monday as oil prices retreated in early trading.
Hurricane Dennis weakened to a tropical storm Sunday night after sweeping ashore with winds up to 120 mph, causing power outages and flooding in the Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama.
When David Novak first went to jail, he hardly thought of it as a shrewd, career-making move. "I've got nobody to blame but me," he says. "I was the idiot who did what I did." Novak's conviction fo...
First, Hurricane Frances barreled through Sean McDonough's Vero Beach, Florida, home, leaving eight inches of standing water. The knockout blow came three weeks later, in the form of Hurricane Jeanne.
News organizations have spent a lot of time in Florida lately, covering one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent memory. Reporters and crews are scattered all along the coast, bringing us incredible pictures and first-hand accounts of the storms and their force.
For my last book, "You Don't Have to Be Rich: Comfort, Happiness and Financial Security on Your Own Terms," the pollsters at RoperASW unearthed this whopper: 81 percent of people say that no matter how much or how little money they made, they'd be able to live on it.
The remnants of Hurricane Ivan had reached as far north as Massachusetts on Saturday after pounding the Gulf Coast in Florida and Alabama and spawning tornadoes and flooding in the Southeastern United States.
Hurricane Ivan came ashore early Thursday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, and was felt all along the Gulf Coast.
After wreaking havoc on the Alabama and Florida coasts, the remnants of Hurricane Ivan punished the Southeastern United States on Friday, knocking out power to more than a million customers and flooding parts of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Florida is still recovering after Hurricanes Charley and Frances, and soon the cleanup from Ivan will be under way along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Pensacola.
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan soaked the Southeast Thursday evening after the storm came ashore with full force in Alabama and spawned tornadoes that killed eight people.
We asked those affected by Hurricane Ivan, or those in its path, to e-mail us with their thoughts and experiences. The following are a selection of your replies.
For my last book, You Don't Have to Be Rich: Comfort, Happiness and Financial Security on Your Own Terms, the pollsters at RoperASW unearthed this whopper: 81 percent of people say that no matter how much or how little money they made, they'd be able to live on it.
For my last book, You Don't Have to Be Rich: Comfort, Happiness and Financial Security on Your Own Terms, the pollsters at RoperASW unearthed this whopper: 81% of people say that no matter how much...
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