Tropics

NOAA Issues Forecast for 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season


The coming hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin is expected to be calmer than normal, but that doesn't mean the East Coast is off the hook, according to a forecast issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center. Read more...
Labor Update

Weekly Jobless Claims Shoot Up to 282,000


Jobless claims continued to climb last week, increasing by 7,000. The Labor Department said there were no "special factors" impacting last week's figures.The four-week moving average, meanwhile, also went up, increasing by 5,000 to 271,500. Read more...
Pill-Mill

Florida Doctor Arrested By Feds in Massive Drug Racket


The DEA charged Dr. Lynn Averill with handing out hundreds of thousands of prescriptions for painkillers at her clinic - some of which resulted in patient overdose deaths - as part of a 5-year undercover pill-mill investigation. Read more...
Immigration

Administration Won't Appeal Immigration Ruling to Supreme Court


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a block on Obama's executive action on immigration, a ruling that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security expressed disappointment towards, while saying that an appeal to the US Supreme Court was not in the cards just yet. Read more...
Gardiner

Florida Senate Offers Healthcare Coverage Compromise


Senate President Andy Gardiner announced a revamped health care proposal, in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government. Legislators next week have scheduled a 20-day special session where they are expected to pass a new state budget. Read more...