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The State of Florida, in the southeastern region of the United States of America. Most of the state is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico on its west and the Atlantic Ocean on its east. Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate, except for southern Florida, where the climate borders on tropical and the Florida Keys, which have a tropical climate. Florida was named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the peninsula on 2 April 1513, during Pascua Florida (Spanish for “Flowery Easter,” referring to the Easter season). Florida’s economy relies heavily on tourism. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is near the countries of the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas and Cuba. Florida’s extensive coastline made it a perceived target during World War II, so the government built airstrips all around the state. Today approximately 400 airports are still in service due to the coastal geography of the state. Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi. Only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area.
At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. Contrary to popular belief, however, Florida is not entirely “flat.” Some places, such as Clearwater, feature vistas that rise 50 to 100 feet (15–30 m) above the water. Much of the interior of Florida, typically 25 miles (40 km) or more away from the coastline, features hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 feet (30–76 m) in many locations. Lake County holds the highest point of peninsular Florida, Sugarloaf Mountain, at 312 feet (95 m).

 

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News from Tampa Bay from The Tampa Tribune

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State. Sotloff's mother, of South Florida, pleaded with his captors to spare her son last week.

 

NEW YORK -- Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity"...

 

Stadium concessionaire Centerplate listened to its employees, clients and customers, then decided to replace its CEO after a video showed him abusing a dog. Desmond Hague resigned from the post as a r...

 

A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to West Palm Beach, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive -- just upset over the...

 

The Bucs' official depth chart looks a lot like the one released early in training camp. The most notable difference involves Patrick Omameh, who won the starting right guard job.

 

NEW YORK - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said ...

 

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85 kph) and some strength...

 

It took only 10 days for Tampa Theatre donors to raise $10,000 to replace the historic venue's troubled popcorn maker. The final contribution in the theater's first crowdfunding project came in Sunda...

 

Tampa fire investigators are seeking the public's help and offering a reward for information into the cause of a fire at a northeast Tampa home this morning. Tampa Fire Rescue units were dispatched at...

 

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Usher has set a Dec. 14 stop at the Forum in Tampa. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. The hip-hop superstar's announcement of a 27-city tour comes after...

 
 

News from Jacksonville and Northern Florida from WLTV

Beautiful weather for The Final Round         

 

Fans turned away from Funk Fest at Metro Park         

 

Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.     &...

 

Neighbors help mail carrier 'Stamp Out Hunger'         

 

Three boys are being questioned by officers after they were seen throwing homemade explosive devices in a Northside neighborhood.       &nbsp...

 

A 29-year-old woman was dragged beneath a vehicle near Oceanway on Saturday.         

 

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 8-year-old boy reported missing out of Miami, authorities said Saturday.        &...

 

An investigation is ongoing after a car crashed into a Publix supermarket in North Naples         

 

A Jacksonville man is in critical condition after his motorcycle hit another vehicle head-on Friday evening, authorities said.        &a...

 

Parents can oppose what textbooks are used in their children's classrooms         

 
 

South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

Winn-Dixie Stores is hiring for about 100 part-time positions in stores throughout Palm Beach County at a job fair 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8.

 

Say hello to Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed over the Bay of Campeche this morning. It's now headed toward northeast Mexico.

 

The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff.

 

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday. A masked figure in the video also is...

 

Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 to catch Grammy-winning rockers led by Adam Levine.Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning rockers Maroon 5, led by pop-culture ubiquity Adam Levine, will bring the world tour sup...

 

Two charter schools in Broward County have voluntarily closed their doors after failing to find a permanent home for students.

 

Wow! Buy aSamsung Galaxy S5for $79.99 at Radio Shack.

 

Professionalism Panel reels in rude attorneys for counselingOne lawyer mailed a letter to a judge's home with "unflattering commentary" about a ruling. Another lawyer was so rude in court, h...

 

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are using every wart, blemish and wrinkle — real or imagined — to paint a picture of the other guy that's so unflattering even...

 

Although we're now in September - only three weeks from the official start of fall - don't expect cooler conditions. It still should be an overall hot week.

 
 

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