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A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach on the Gulf Coast was impacted by oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gulf States Reach $18.7 B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

Oil company BP and five Gulf states, including Florida, announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday which resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the 2010 oil spill.

07/02/2015

The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag erected in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina on June 19, 2015. Police captured the white suspect in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in Charleston in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions. Police detained 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shown wearing the flags of defunct white supremacist regimes in pictures taken from social media, after nine churchgoers were shot dead during bible study on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Confederate Flag Flap Renews Old Hope

The flap over Confederate flags now sweeping the nation is stirring in the Florida Panhandle, where folks who failed to get the controversial banner removed more than a decade ago have revived their efforts.

06/25/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Judge To Set Chinese Drywall Damages For 2,700 Homeowners

A U.S. District Judge is expected to set damages in the Chinese drywall cases involving Florida homeowners.

06/09/2015

Rough surf during a wind storm on Miami Beach on May 24, 2012. (CBS4)

At Least 3 Missing In Florida Waters, 1 Off Mississippi

Thousands hit the waters for the holiday weekend, but rough surf along Florida’s beaches made it dangerous for swimmers, boaters and rescue crews. Authorities said at least four people went missing in boating and swimming incidents.

05/25/2015

Airbag (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Honda Adds 105,000 Vehicles To Driver’s Air Bag Recall

Honda is adding thousands of vehicles to its growing U.S. recall of driver’s side air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.

03/19/2015

RODEO-US-PBR-BULL RIDING

Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns To Kissimmee

Ready to rodeo? Well pony up because the biggest rodeo east of the Mississippi is back in central Florida.

02/15/2015

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

High Court To Hear Gay Marriage Cases In April

Supreme Court justices said they will decide if same-sex couples around the nation will have the right to marry under the Constitution.

01/16/2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11:  A selection of suits including an American Eagle Jump Suit and Cape that were worn by Elvis Presley is displayed during a press call at the 'Elvis at the O2, The Exhibition of His Life' on December 11, 2014 in London, England. The exhibition is the largest ever retrospective ever to take place in Europe, and features over 300 artefacts from the Presley family's Graceland Archives. The show runs at the O2 Arena from 12 December to 31 August, 2015.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Presley’s First Record, ‘My Happiness,’ Sells For $300,000

An acetate recording of the ballad “My Happiness,” the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000.

01/08/2015

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Fla. Could Become Deep South’s Prime Gay Wedding Destination

Now that gay marriage is legal in Florida, the Sunshine State could become a hotspot for same-sex weddings – especially for those in the Deep South where it’s still banned.

01/06/2015

Airbag (Source: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Takata: Evidence Doesn’t Support National Recall

Even though their airbags have erupted – flinging shrapnel at drivers – Takata Corp. claims a nationwide air bag recall is unfounded.

12/03/2014

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