Police in Alaska took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, but they returned it to him last month after a medical evaluation found he was not mentally ill, authorities said on Saturday.

The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale airport apparently chose to travel to Florida to carry out the rampage, and there are no signs any altercation came before the attack, authorities said on Saturday.

The security company that employed Omar Mateen, the man who in June killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was fined $151,400 for providing inaccurate psychological testing information on forms that allowed employees to carry guns, a state spokeswoman said on Saturday.

ntrexon Corp said on Wednesday a bipartisan coalition of Florida politicians had urged the U.S. government to step up efforts to fight Zika, including sanctioning the emergency use of the company's genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Florida's governor declared an emergency on Wednesday ahead of an approaching weather system that could bring life-threatening flooding and fierce winds, placing parts of the state's Gulf Coast under a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch.

Having encountered with the first local case of Zika virus in Florida, Americans are now alarmed by the forthcoming transmissions according to U.S. health officials.

The Florida health department said on Wednesday Zika cases is because of local transmission not travel.

A video on Wednesday showed an Unarmed black Florida man shot by police while he lay in a street with his hands up next to an autistic patient whom he was trying to help.

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