Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, on February 19th. Photograph: Mike Stocker/Pool/Reuters

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been formally charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder. The charges could mean a death sentenc(...)

A high school student places a candle representing one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School outside the North Carolina State Capitol building during a demonstration calling for safer gun laws. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an intern(...)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gather at Pine Trail Park in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Police in Florida are still searching for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year, as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was (...)

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida after a multiple-fatality shooting at the school. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least 17 people have died after a teenage gunman opened fire at his former high school in southern Florida on Wednesday. Thousands of students wer(...)

Msgr John Delaney who won €500,000 in the Euro Millions Plus draw.

A Florida-based Irish priest at home on holidays for Christmas has won €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The Irish Times has confirmed he is Ms(...)

Storms clouds  over the skyline of downtown Orlando as Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Florida peninsula. Photograph: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images

With thousands of Irish people on holidays in popular Florida destinations such as Orlando and Tampa, or cruising from the ports of Fort Lauderdale an(...)

Esteban Santiago  is transported to the Broward County Main Jail by authorities on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Rassol/AP

Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale’s airport on Friday, but they returned it to him last (...)

Esteban Santiago (26), the suspect in the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is transported to the Broward County Main Jail by authorities on Saturday in  Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale airport apparently chose to travel to Florida to carry out the rampage, and the(...)

 People take cover behind cars outside  Terminal 2 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A gunman has opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into cust(...)

Alina Fisk (4) wearing a Donald Trump cutout while costume shopping with her mother, Jamie, at Spirit Halloween in Port Richey, Florida. Photograph: Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP

Key figures in the Clinton and Trump campaigns are sweeping across Florida this week as the two sides scramble to shore up support amid signs of a tig(...)

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