The expansive, stalled Tropical Storm Debby lashed Florida on Sunday, spawning apparent tornadoes in the central part of the state that killed one woman, a county spokeswoman said.
CNN's Bonnie Schneider reports Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have arrested two gay rights activists for breaching a new law that bans the "promotion of homosexuality" to minors, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Now that the long-awaited IZOD IndyCar Series opener has finally concluded, it's time to move away from the storyline that has cast its shadow over the sport since the tragic death of Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Beginning with this weekend's Honda Grand Prix, the new season marches forward. Here are three key questions to keep an eye on as the season progresses.
The pace picked up on Wednesday, the final day of practice in pads at the East-West Shrine Game. More of the game plan was implemented for Saturday's contest, as the college players on hand in St Petersburg were put through the rigors of an NFL-type practice regiment. After Tuesday's practice produced some standouts, here are nine more players who put scouts on notice with outstanding performances.
As temperatures plummet in the Northern Hemisphere, why not enjoy some of the great travel experiences that only a big chill can bring. We look at the world's top seven winterland marvels, as chosen by Lonely Planet authors:
A Russian immigrant recalls passage through Ellis Island as Lady Liberty marks 125 years.
As snow fell across New York Harbor, Isabel Belarsky clutched her mother, Clara, aboard a passenger ship that puttered toward Ellis Island and wondered what their new lives would bring.
As snow fell across New York harbor, Isabel Belarsky said she clutched her mother, Clara, aboard a passenger ship that puttered toward Ellis Island, and wondered what their new lives would bring.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The death of two-time Indianapolis 500-winner Dan Wheldon on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has, for a multitude of reasons, been especially hard to reconcile for those who knew, worked with or cheered for the popular 33-year-old.
Everyone knows that Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball "color barrier" in 1947. But what many people today may not know is that while Jackie's courageous performance integrated major league baseball on the field, it took many more years of struggle to break the baseball color barrier off the field.
The good stuff came at the end of the Sprint Cup race and at the start of the IndyCar race. One defending NASCAR champion was denied while a multi-champion open wheel driver had his way. A possible new star was anointed in NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500, although Trevor Bayne has been more like a meteorite since. A possible new star, if not a crowd favorite, was minted in the IndyCar opener, and it'll be interesting to see how she handles this trial by fire.
A 16-year-old Florida boy faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a police officer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
St. Petersburg, Florida, police say the teen suspected of killing an officer broke down in tears over the incident.
St. Petersburg, Florida, police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a police officer.
St. Petersburg Police Chief Charles Harmon says the officers who lost their lives in a shootout with a suspect are heroes.
A wanted Florida man shot and killed two St. Petersburg police officers Monday morning, and later the apparent assailant was found dead after police used a backhoe to tear through his house, authorities said.
As Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky's controversial ballet-horror film "Black Swan" rolls out internationally, CNN's arts and culture show icon steps into the world of pointe shoes and tutus.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards shows us a Russian tiger park helping to save the species.
How much would it cost to save tigers from extinction in the wild? Thirty-five million more dollars a year.
A Florida teenager made famous for her extensive bout with hiccups faces first-degree murder charges after meeting a man online and allegedly luring him to a vacant home, where he was robbed of between $50 and $60 and killed, police said.
Once famous for a bad case of hiccups, Jennifer Mee is now making headlines as a murder suspect. Randi Kaye reports.
Jennifer Anne Mee, 19, faces a first-degree murder charge three years after her strange case of hiccups
Eighteen people were still missing Sunday, according to Russian news agencies and state television, more than a day after a train derailment killed 26 people in what authorities call an "act of terror."
A horrific train derailment in Russia may have been an act of terrorism. CNN's Mathew Chance reports.
Investigators have found "elements of an explosive device" at the site of the derailment of an express train in Russia and believe an act of terror caused the deadly incident.
Russian officials say a terrorist explosion is the most likely cause of the derailment of an express train which killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more.
Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.
All around the world, businesses are taking a long, hard look at their future plans, particularly any ambitious schemes to expand or restructure. Stock markets are in turmoil, banks in crisis and credit increasingly tight.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on a horrific bus accident near a resort town in Israel.
At least 24 Russian tourists have been killed in one of Israel's deadliest traffic accidents when their bus plunged down a ravine, throwing nearly all of the passengers out of the vehicle.
A drunk passenger tried to hijack a Turkish Airlines flight to Russia on Wednesday before he was brought under control, the head of Turkey's civil aviation authority said.
Three Florida teens were arrested Thursday on charges they sexually assaulted a female classmate aboard a school bus parked at the high school they attend.
If you happen to be among those who have yet to embrace the existence of the PapaJohns.com Bowl and the International Bowl, or if it makes your skin crawl to see 6-6 teams square off against each other in the postseason, you're probably not going to like what I'm about to tell you.
This spring, SI.com senior writer John Donovan is touring the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to cover baseball's biggest newsmakers. Today he reports from Rays camp in St. Petersburg, Fla. Next stop: Arizona.
A new movie portrays Russian President Vladimir Putin as a heartthrob. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
Britain's relations with Russia deteriorated further Wednesday after the director of the British Council office in St Petersburg was detained and its local staff were summoned for questioning.
Could the Russian title be heading out of Moscow for the first time since 1995?
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- I realize much too big of a deal has been made of my retirement, but it's now official: The ATP Tour is rid of me for good.
Russia train blast investigation
St. Petersburg is a city I hardly recognize. It is bright and shiny, warm and sunny.
Have you been to Russia? What were you experiences of this diverse and rapidly changing country? Send us your thoughts on Russia past and present. Here are a selection of your comments:
I can tell you that some things in Russia may never change. No more than 10 minutes after we landed, my colleague walked through immigration only to have a male immigration officer query her single status and ask "Why no husband?"
As part of its in-depth look at modern Russia, CNN talks to the people who are influencing and changing contemporary Russian society, as well as those who live with these changes.
We landed in Leningrad in early September. The sun was golden. When you're that far north it has a funny way of slanting and casting everything in a glow that is hard to capture in photos or paintings.
I never intended to study Russian. It was a total accident. Well sort of. I had taken four years of French in high school, and still, mysteriously, was unable to pass the French competency exam when I got to college.
Hundreds of anti-Kremlin protesters crowded the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, Sunday and clashed with riot police a day after similar demonstrations in Moscow.
CNN's Candy Reid interviewed Croatian tennis star Mario Ancic, whose hopes of making the season-ending Masters Cup are over after he slumped to a 6-3 6-3 defeat by Nikolay Davydenko in the Paris Masters. However, at 22 and a top-10 player, Ancic believes he has learned what it takes to win major titles. The following is a transcript:
Fourth seed Tommy Haas became the latest high-profile casualty at the St Petersburg Open when the German lost 7-6 4-6 6-2 to wildcard Igor Kunitsyn in the second round on Thursday.
Education, business and government have engaged in plenty of sparring over the state of public schools and the best ways to fix them. But what would happen if these interests worked together to address the problem?
Relatives have been struggling to come to terms with the loss of all 170 people aboard an airliner that crashed in Ukraine, as investigators combed the wreckage for bodies and clues to the disaster.
Rangers have completed the release of Dutchman Fernando Ricksen on a one-year loan deal to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg who are coached by their former manager Dick Advocaat.
The Red Cross has opened the following emergency shelters in Florida for people affected by Tropical Storm Alberto:
Oleg, Dmitri and Anton have come a long way from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Slovakia have recalled Vratislav Gresko to their squad for the World Cup playoff against Spain.
Sunlight streams through a window of a St. Petersburg hospital, highlighting the gray stubble on Alexander Ershov's chin as he caresses a plum-sized tumor above his collarbone. Two years ago the 59...
New Russia coach Yuri Syomin has recalled keeper Sergei Ovchinnikov for the World Cup clash with Latvia and friendly in Germany.
Russia coach Georgy Yartsev has dropped veteran goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov from a 23-man squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers at Liechtenstein and Estonia.
Uncapped CSKA Moscow midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been named by Russia coach Georgy Yartsev in his 20-man squad for next month's friendly against Italy.
In parts of central and eastern Europe, needle-sharing by drug users is the main way the AIDS virus HIV is spread.
Lokomotiv Moscow captain Dmitry Loskov is among five players recalled by Russia coach Georgy Yartsev for the World Cup qualifier at home to Estonia.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits last week edged lower, according to a government report released Thursday, as the closely watched measure of the strength of the employment market was somewhat stronger than Wall Street expectations.
The national pastime is officially back. Baseball took on new life last October, when the no-name Florida Marlins won the World Series on ground no less hallowed than Yankee Stadium, and the Chica...
If you've heard fellow entrepreneurs talking about their 412(i) lately, you can be forgiven for thinking it might be a new sports car. In fact, the 412(i) is far more mundane--but a better bet if y...
The best sign that you've really, truly grown up may be having fantasies of retirement. Perhaps it's days in the garden or on the links; perhaps it's volunteering at a local soup kitchen, taking th...
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Since our government's nostalgic embargo keeps most of us away from Cuba, finding a plateful of honest-to-god ropa vieja is like finding a Foggy Bottom bureaucrat with a mind of his own. But a few ...
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Never give up a good grudge is the present combatant's guiding principle, instantly invoked upon reading the news from St. Petersburg a while back. The news was grim. It told of ominous leaks of ra...
Once again, the Soviet Union is threatening Europe, not with arms this time but with the specter of a potentially devastating economic implosion. In the nightmare scenario, Europeans could spend hu...
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Splice the main brace! The seeds of capitalism are barely sprouting, and already the Leningrad Yacht Club is pursuing the world's most sought-after sailing trophy. Their vessel: Red Star, which has...
PYOTR S. FILIPOV, a Soviet economist and member of Leningrad's city council, on the city's push to adopt capitalism: ''We must hurry away from Marxism-Leninism, through Socialism, to Reaganism.''
MEET the Soviet Lee Iacocca. Fifteen months ago Artem Tarasov, a self- proclaimed ''ruble millionaire,'' seemed headed for bankruptcy -- or worse. The Ministry of Finance had confiscated the assets...
Easily the strangest federal agency in our country's capital these days is the National Mediation Board. Nobody can explain this animal to us. For openers, nobody can make clear how it has managed ...
Being grimly committed to the New York Giants and also the Free World, your correspondent must rate the afternoon of January 5 a definite downer. His entertainment concept for this postmatutinal ti...
RICHMOND, Va. -- The need for security during visits with prison inmates outweighs an infant's right to privacy, a federal appeals court has ruled . . . The United States Court of Appeals for the F...
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WESTERN correspondents in Moscow call them yukkies -- for young urban Komsomol types (Komsomol is the Young Communist League). They are managers and engineers born during or since World War II, and...
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