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. Clearwater Police homicide detectives arreste Arthur Benjamin Jr. on Tuesday. He faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Keri Washington.
  2. Florida’s positivity rate was about 6.9 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  3. FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Florida detectives have cleared Palm Beach County prosecutors and sheriff's officials of criminal wrongdoing in connection with their handling of wealthy and prominent sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, reports released Monday, May 10, 2021 show.
  4. Mark Ackett, 52, a former Bloomingdale high teacher is pictured during a sentencing hearing. Ackett faces life in prison for secretly videotaping 125 victims as they undressed at the high school.
  5. Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared at Illinois State University on April 15, 2021. Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds, expected Wednesday.
  6. Krystal Koren, Christopher Neff and Kevin Scott Barnes Jr. were arrested in connection to a New Port Richey homicide in late April.
  7. Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton testified in the first of three House hearings this week on what went wrong during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
  8. Florida recorded more than 2,000 coronavirus cases Monday
  9. 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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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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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  19. 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.
  20. A screen capture of a video showing Hillsborough County first responders fighting a fire in Carrollwood Friday night.
  21. Alberto Rivera Claudio was arrested on 12 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.