Burmese Pythons killed off much of the wildlife in the Everglades. Here’s how Florida and hunters are helping

Burmese Pythons killed off much of the wildlife in the Everglades.  Here’s how Florida and hunters are helping

CNN — Deer, raccoons, possums, and fox once flocked the area of ​​the Everglades National Park in south Florida. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you spot one mammal in the area, according to wildlife experts. Who’s to blame for this decline in wildlife? The invasive species known as Burmese pythons. To help combat this problem against … Read more

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. If successful, it will join spacecraft from the … Read more

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Italian astronaut joined a Russian cosmonaut in a rare spacewalking show of unity Thursday, as tensions over Ukraine continued to ricochet back home. Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti teamed up with Russia’s Oleg Artemyev to work on the International Space Station’s newest robot arm. The 37-foot (11-meter) mechanical limb — contributed … Read more

Elderly woman dies after falling into Florida pond, ‘grabbed’ by two alligators – National

Elderly woman dies after falling into Florida pond, ‘grabbed’ by two alligators – National

An 80-year-old Florida woman is dead after she was “grabbed” by two alligators when she fell into a pond near her house on Friday, officials claim. The woman, who was later identified by police as Rose Wiegand, fell into a pond at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club in Englewood, Fla., around 7:30 pm, … Read more

NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix

NASA wraps up moon rocket test;  to set launch date after fix

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA said Thursday it has finished testing its huge moon rocket and will move it back to the launch pad in late August. A date for the first flight will be set after a leak that popped up during a dress rehearsal is fixed, the space agency said. Earlier this … Read more

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak. This was NASA’s fourth crack at the all-important dress rehearsal, the last major milestone before the moon rocket’s long-awaited launch debut. The previous attempts in April … Read more

Girls saved from abduction by mouthing ‘this is not my dad’ in Florida church – National

Girls saved from abduction by mouthing ‘this is not my dad’ in Florida church – National

When a young girl mouthed “Please help me, this is not my dad” to a Florida churchgoer, the congregant took action and saved two girls from certain danger. According to local news station WFLA, members of a church in the FishHawk Ranch area in Tampa Bay, Fla., helped to stop the abduction of two young … Read more

Florida mother charged after 2-year-old fatally shoots father – National

Florida mother charged after 2-year-old fatally shoots father – National

A two-year-old Florida boy shot and killed his father after finding an unsecured gun in the house, authorities said Monday. The boy’s mother is now facing criminal charges for the tragic accident. Reggie Mabry, 26, was fatally shot in the back on May 26 while playing a video game in the home that he shared … Read more

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home with midnight splashdown

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home with midnight splashdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX brought four astronauts home with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, capping the busiest month yet for Elon Musk’s taxi service. The three US astronauts and one German in the capsule were bobbing off the Florida coast, near Tampa, less than 24 hours after leaving … Read more