An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House on Sept. 19 in Washington. Federal officials have intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin. That's according to a law enforcement official who spoke to the Associated Press.
Federal investigators are working to determine where the envelope originated and who mailed it.


  1. Florida recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus cases Monday
  2. An unidentified boater runs circles around a flaming vessel at the Lowery Park boat ramp in Tampa, nudging the craft toward firefighters on shore.
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  5. A general view of National Stadium during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Sunday, May 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
  6. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during a rally featuring himself and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Friday, May 7, 2021, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  7. Aerial photo of the construction site of the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center. Courtesy of the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center
  8. Avondre Victor, 27, is accused of shooting two people after an argument in a Tampa barbershop, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. This photo was taken after a 2018 arrest.
  9. Police respond to shooting at Aventura Mall where multiple people were injured in shooting. Police say the shooter fled the scene in Aventura on Saturday.
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  12. Two men were killed in a head-on collision early Saturday on U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa in northeastern Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  13. A screen capture of a video showing Hillsborough County first responders fighting a fire in Carrollwood Friday night.
  14. Alberto Rivera Claudio was arrested on 12 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports.
  15. Travelers walk inside Tampa International Airport's Rental Car Center in Tampa, Florida, on March 19, 2021. Rental car companies that sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles when the COVID-19 pandemic kept people home are now struggling to bring in enough new cars.
  16. While advertisers use the data to put targeted ads in front of people who will be most receptive, other companies are also “siphoning off” and storing the “bidstream” data of Google users, the suit alleged.
  17. Florida’s positivity rate was about 7.6 percent Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  18. Two people were injured early Friday when someone involved in an altercation at the Diamond Dolls strip club opened fire, deputies said.
  19. Fred Colpack, 74, of Clearwater, cools off with a shower while visiting the Dunedin Causeway on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. According to Spectrum Bay News 9: a Heat Advisory was in effect at that time. New data from NOAA says that Florida air temperatures are getting hotter.
  20. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady amended orders on Thursday so that masks, temperature checks and health screenings will no longer be required to enter state court buildings.
  21. Seating for potential jurors in October at the start of the murder trial of defendant Erin Lee Robinson at the George Edgecomb Courthouse, Tampa can be seen. The trial was the first in Hillsborough County since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Potential jurors were socially distanced and wore protective face coverings.
  22. Florida’s positivity rate was about 7.9 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  23. City Council member Hoyt Hamilton, 61, pictured in the conference room at the Clearwater City Hall on the sixth floor of One Clearwater Tower, 600 Cleveland Street, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Clearwater. On April 18, Hamilton picked up hot dog buns from Publix, and later learned he got a $1 million Powerball ticket.