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A broken bird egg, photographed June 19 on Seahorse Key, off Florida's Gulf Coast. In May, Seahorse Key fell eerily quiet, as thousands of birds suddenly disappeared, and biologists are trying to find the reason why. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Vic Doig said what was once the largest bird colony on the state's Gulf Coast is now a "dead zone." [Associated Press]

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida's Seahorse Key

SEAHORSE KEY — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast near Cedar Key and Sumner. But in May, the key fell eerily quiet all at once. Thousands of little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, snowy eg …


Hillary Clinton: Jeb Bush 'doesn't believe in a path to citizenship'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared herself "very disappointed" at Donald Trump -- a past supporter of her U.S. Senate campaign -- over his now-infamous remarks in which he claimed Mexican immigrants who cross the U.S. border are often criminals and rapists....


Kriseman submits his budget

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman submitted his proposed budget to City Council Tuesday, eight days before a newly-revised deadline....


Florida testing validity study remains a work in progress

As the Florida Department of Education continued to release state test results in late June, several irate parents complained that the reports should not have come unless an independent review found the exams valid....