Florida has joined a multistate lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to its natural resources. Gov. Rick Scott: It was the right time to hold BP accountable for environmental harm to our state and so that's why we joined in the lawsuit.
Somewhere, a cheerful yet firm commercial is probably still airing to remind tourists that Florida and its beaches are oil-free. Meanwhile, James Grippando has written a fun legal thriller that offers a breezy tour of the policies that shape life in South Florida and its Caribbean neighbors.
A 47-year-old software developer has been convicted of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music" but jurors could not agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder.
His mug shot hints at the boy-next-door image Justin Bieber has carefully crafted over the past several years, with a glistening smile and tousled hair. But the red jail jumpsuit also visible in the photo tells a different story, one about the his recent troubles and emergence as a bad boy. The 19-year-old pop star is facing possible jail time after his arrest in Florida on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Apparently, if you look at climate change the right way, it looks like money instead of disaster - if you are looking at it from a corporate boardroom, for example, and not, say, coastal Bangladesh. Journalist McKenzie Funk spent six years traveling the world to report "Windfall," his account of how governments and corporations - many of whom heavily contribute to the problem of global warming but balk at mandates to cut greenhouse gas emissions - are confronting climate change with engineering, money and lawyers.