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Bomb Hoax Caused Cruise Ship off Florida to Delay

Bomb Hoax Caused Cruise Ship off Florida to Delay

The Coast Guard at the Florida coast revealed that a Carnival cruise ship was held off the Florida coast for many hours on Sunday. However, authorities into the search work have located the vessel and have arrested a drunken passenger on bomb hoax charges.

Republican Prosecutors to Launch a Lawsuit Against Health Care Bill

Republican Prosecutors to Launch a Lawsuit Against Health Care Bill

Republican prosecutors from South Carolina and Florida on Friday revealed that they were preparing to launch a lawsuit if the health care bill reform legislation becomes a law this weekend, challenging its requirement that all Americans buy insurance.

Woman Shells Out £50,000 for Treatment of Pet Parrot

Woman Shells Out £50,000 for Treatment of Pet Parrot

A woman in Tampa, Florida spent £50,000 on chemotherapy after her pet parrot was diagnosed with cancer. The 42 year parrot, Areba, passed away on Tuesday at Tampa's Florida Veterinary Specialists, after fighting cancer for more than a year.

Lowering BP a Risk For Patients with Diabetes, Heart Disease

Lowering BP a Risk For Patients with Diabetes, Heart Disease

A University of Florida researcher has recommended being cautious in reducing blood pressure in patients with diabetes and coronary disease, citing that it may not be the ideal route to good health.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Suffers Test-Firing Failure

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Suffers Test-Firing Failure

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has witnessed a test-firing failure on the pad in Florida.

The test commenced this week at the Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral. In the beginning the flames and black smoke did come out from the bottom of the rocket, but SpaceX denies that the engines were ignited.

Doctors Term Medicare Cuts a "Threat" to Southwest Florida

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Starting Monday, the country's physicians will be faced with a 21.2% cut in Medicare payments, a reduction that the local health care professionals say could end up driving doctors out of the relatively "retirement-heavy" area of Southwest Florida, if nothing is done to block these.

Florida Judge Reduces Smoker's Award from $300 Million to $39 Million

Florida Judge Reduces Smoker's Award from $300 Million to $39 Million

On Wednesday, a Florida judge cut down an almost $300 Million verdict against the Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA unit to a mere $38.9 Million, in a lawsuit which was slapped by an ex-smoker who ended up suffering from emphysema, giving rise to speculations that a jury was moved by emotion rather than evidence.

Williams Defends His Surgery in Florida

Williams Defends His Surgery in Florida

"This is my heart, it's my health, it's my choice", said Newfoundland's Premier Danny Williams, over the speculations that have crept up in the nation after he had decided to undergo a heart surgery in Florida.

He explained that the mitral valve surgery is not available in Newfoundland.

Walking Across Bridge, Three Girls Get Caught in a Train Mishap

Three pedestrian girls were killed by a southbound train in Melbourne early Saturday night while they were walking across a bridge in central Florida. The identity and ages of the victims have not yet been revealed by the police, as they have not contacted the families, but they are supposed to be young.

Banks in Florida, Texas and Illinois Collapsed Yesterday

Banks in Florida, Texas and Illinois Collapsed Yesterday

Marco Community Bank of Marco Island, Florida and George Washington Savings Bank of Orland Park, Illinois, were closed, whereas La Costa National Bank in Texas was detained and sold to Community National Bank of Hondo, Texas.

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