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Luxury home listings are way overpriced.

Stephen Reed Photography via CIRE via APLuxury real estate got battered in 2016 in some of the toniest markets – in Manhattan, in the Hamptons, in Aspen, in Miami, etc., but then some sales closed this year, and traffic ticked up in some places, and the meme cropped up that the soaring stock market or whatever was ...

- Business Insider - US

What does Trump's claim about migrant crime tell us about Sweden?.

President Trump's reference to Sweden during a Florida rally has drawn mockery from some corners of the internet. But a growing far-right base in Sweden has expressed such concerns.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Trump fans confused and angry about the liberal backlash: 'We all shut our mouths when Obama got in'.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump held his first post-inauguration rally in Florida, where he made a now-infamous—and largely debunked—statement suggesting that Sweden had become more dangerous because of refugees. The Washington Post interviewed rally attendees, finding them to be confused, angry...

- The Raw Story - US

Street closures for Krewe of Endymion set to start Friday morning.

Marconi Drive's northbound lanes between City Park Avenue and Florida Boulevard will close

- Times-Picayune - US

Great grandmother in Florida fights off would-be carjackers.

Police say a woman had just gotten into her car and was about to shut the door, when suddenly she realized carjackers were there. Instead of giving up, granny decided to fight.

- FOX News - US

Marc Leishman chasing PGA Sunday best.

Australian golfer Marc Leishman is hoping to improve his final-round performances at this week's Honda Classic in Florida.

- SBS.com.au - AU

UPS wants to turn its delivery trucks into motherships for autonomous drones.

On Monday, UPS unveiled its latest innovation in package delivery technology. In a test conducted near Tampa, Florida, UPS showed off a new hybrid-electric package truck with a drone nest built into its roof. In effect, UPS wants to turn their delivery trucks into drone motherships. Inside the nest is a Workhorse HorseFly ...

- Business Insider - US

Here's how Trump has spent his first month in office.

Donald Trump has been in office for exactly one month as of Monday at noon. That's 744 hours, approximately a quarter of which he has spent at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the Trump Organization's premiere Florida property. Since Trump was sworn in as President at noon on January 20th, Trump has spent slightly more ...

- Business Insider - US

The infamous Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett Nets trade is still paying off at a critical time for the Celtics.

Maddie Meyer/APThe infamous Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett trade with the Brooklyn Nets is the gift that keeps on giving for the Boston Celtics. In 2013, the Celtics sent Pierce, Garnett, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn as the Nets tried to build a super-team to rival the Miami Heat. In exchange, along with some role players, the ...

- Business Insider - US

What does Trump's claim about migrant crime tell us about Sweden?.

Swedish authorities probably don't hold their breath for a mention from President Trump every time he approaches a platform. Last Saturday night, at a rally in Florida, they got an unpleasant surprise. Sweden's refugee commitment, which saw the country take in about 160,000 foreigners in 2015, was causing problems like they ...

- Yahoo! News - US

After bomb threats, Jewish community centers see ‘virtually no’ loss of clientele.

Dozens of families have withdrawn from the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando since three waves of bomb...

- Deseret News - US

WATCH: Sheriff's deputies rescue men from lake after boat capsizes

Dramatic rescue in Florida was captured on video.

- ABC News - US

Trump's Fake News Attack on Sweden, Immigrants, and Crime: New at Reason

Is it safe for you to return to Sweden? That's the question an American friend asked Johan Norberg this weekend after President Donald Trump warned an audience in Melbourne, Florida, about Muslim immigrants and terrorism in Europe. "You look at what happened last night in Sweden" the president yelled, "Sweden! Who would ...

- Reason.com - US

Trump's Sweden gaffe gets ridiculed on late night TV

When President Trump picks up his copy of the New York Times on Tuesday morning, he'll see something he likes for a change: a photo of himself smiling and shaking hands with his new national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, a pick that has been widely praised. Below the image, though, Trump will see a story that has ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pastor walks out on Trump's 'demonic' Florida rally: 'My 11-year-old daughter was sobbing in fear'

Joel Tooley, lead pastor at First Church Of The Nazarene in Melbourne, said that both he and his daughter were traumatized after attending President Donald Trump's rally in Florida over the weekend. In a lengthy Facebook post written after Trump's Saturday rally, Tooley explains that he ...

- The Raw Story - US

UPS tests drone to deliver packages

Allen ConeFeb. 21 -- United Parcel Service tested a drone that delivered a package about a quarter mile of a mile from the top of a truck to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Fla.

- UPI - US

U.S. Air Force vet reunites with Slidell pen pal on way to Florida

The entire class wrote to Roth's unit, and Roth wrote back to each of them. Raymond was the only one who kept writing.

- Times-Picayune - US

Meet the gonzo Jewish filmmaker behind Trump's fake news on Sweden

, Pressed to explain his false claim that something terrible had happened in Sweden last week, President Donald Trump traced the canard back to the reporting of Ami Horowitz, a gonzo Jewish-American filmmaker who spoke about Sweden's problem with Muslim immigrants on Fox News. On Saturday, during a campaign-style speech in ...

- JTA - US

We're learning more about the stunning DeMarcus Cousins trade, and it sounds like it came down to a $209 million decision

David Zalubowski/APThe Sacramento Kings' stunning decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans left many around the NBA believing the Kings got fleeced. How could the Kings trade a 26-year-old, all-NBA center for stop-gap, role players in Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway, a 23-year-old rookie in Buddy ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot snowballs past $400 million

The expected jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball has surpassed $400 million for one of the few times in its history ahead of the next drawing on Wednesday night. Powerball's jackpot hit a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when there were three winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. The game ...

- Yahoo! News - US

V2X tech makes Tampa commutes safer, faster, less confusing

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority has partnered with Savari and Brandmotion to create a vehicle-to-everything infrastructure pilot program to help ease commuting and make it safer for everyone , including pedestrians. The program will equip 1,500 cars, 10 buses, and 10 trolleys with Savari's On-Board Units, or ...

- TechCrunch - US

Dramatic rescue from burning car captured on body-cam video

Body-cam video captured a race against the clock as a Florida deputy and two Good Samaritans narrowly rescued a man from his burning car.

- FOX News - US

L.A. has the world's worst traffic. How do we fix it?

If you're a commuter in Los Angeles, the most likely answer is not yet,' according to transportation analytics researcher INRIX. When it comes to the sheer volume of time wasted in slow-moving traffic, L.A. tops INRIX's recently released list of over 1,000 international cities, with 104 hours per driver. New York, San ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Take a look inside the 11 best yachts showcased at Miami's premier yacht show

SuperyachtTimes.comOne of Miami's biggest yacht shows ended on Monday. Yacht aficionados had a chance to tour yachts taking up more than 1.2 million square feet of space in Miami this past weekend. We rounded up the 11 most impressive luxury yachts featured this year — scroll down for a closer look:1. The 11.11 yacht: ...

- Business Insider - US

2 big NBA players have already been traded — here are the other big names being mentioned in trade rumors so far

Christian Petersen/GettyThe NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and already two major deals have shaken up both the Eastern and Western Conferences. First, the Toronto Raptors traded Terrence Ross and their 2017 first-round pick to the Orlando Magic for Serge Ibaka. Even if Ibaka is Toronto's only addition before ...

- Business Insider - US

UPS tests show delivery drones still need work

On a blueberry farm outside of Tampa, Florida, on Monday, UPS tested the use of drones for residential delivery for the first time. The logistics juggernaut specifically launched an octocopter, or multi-rotor drone, from the top of a delivery van. The drone delivered a package directly to a home, then returned to the van ...

- TechCrunch - US

Atheist teacher under fire for saying 'little cretins' have 'bullied' her in class over her beliefs

An atheist middle school teacher is under investigation by her Florida school district after she posted a complaint about her students — calling them “little…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Trump's first month of travel expenses cost taxpayers just less than what Obama spent in a year

Meanwhile, his budget proposal cuts programs for poor people.CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan WalshOn Monday, President Trump will return to Washington, D.C. from his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he's spent the last three weekends.The Washington Post reports that those three trips probably cost the federal treasury ...

- ThinkProgress - US

10 things you need to know today: February 21, 2017

1. President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia's ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In ...

- The Week - US

Trump Parties Over Presidents’ Day Weekend With Bigoted Conspiracy Theorist Who Called For Killing 100 Million Muslims

President Donald Trump spent time over the Presidents’ Day weekend in the company of right-wing media figures who have a history of pushing anti-Muslim bigotry and conspiracy theories. At a private event at his Florida property, Mar-a-Lago, on February 18, Trump met with Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy and radio host Michael ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump's Sweden comment with fake tribute

YouTube/CBSDuring a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Friday, President Donald Trump made a baffling comment that seemed to refer to an incident in Sweden that had occurred involving immigrants that was on par with the terrorist attacks in Germany and France. It turned out there was no such incident and Stephen Colbert ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago cost taxpayers millions

Budget watchdogs are criticizing the cost of President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. He has been there the past three weekends or 11 days of his 33 days in office. The travel has an estimated price tag of $10 million. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

What was big enough to swallow half of this shark that washed up on a Florida beach?

It's thought a great white shark is the only creature big enough to take such a large bite out of another sizeable shark.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

After Orlando shooting, Florida Republicans want to eliminate gun-free zones

In the aftermath of the deadly Orlando nightclub and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings, two Republican lawmakers in Florida are pushing to eradicate the Sunshine State's gun-free zones' in a move that would put more guns in public areas. Sen. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala, and Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, of The ...

- The Raw Story - US

His laptop took a bullet for him. Now shooting survivor is gun-control advocate.

Steve Frappier was one of the lucky ones in baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Jan. 6. As a gunman abruptly opened fire that afternoon, killing five and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

They viewed and traded child porn surrounded by children, cops say

A call taker at a children's crisis center. A cohabitating couple with three children in the house. Six married men. Seven adults who live in a home with minors. Those … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Traveler's Aide: Automatic toll trips rental car customer

Florida has more than 700 miles of toll roads, more than any other state.        

- USA TODAY - US

5 Stats That Help Explain What's Really Happening in Sweden

U.S. President Donald Trump was ridiculed by Swedes over the weekend when he suggested the country's acceptance of immigrants was not working out. It began at a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday when the President suggested an incident in Sweden that did not occur. “You look at what's happening in Germany. ...

- TIME Magazine - US

MYSTERY: Half-eaten shark on Florida beach raises speculation about what killed it

A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water.

- FOX News - US

Disney unveils teaser videos for new 'Avatar' attractions

ORLANDO, Feb 21 — Disney has released two new teaser videos for its upcoming The World of Avatar' attractions. Although fans of the James Cameron-directed films will have to wait for the next cinematic instalment, the new attraction is...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Florida wildlife officials encouraged by high manatee count

Florida wildlife officials are encouraged by the results of a recent survey that counted 6,620 manatees in the state.

- PhysOrg - NL

McMaster, new NSA, known as intellectual warrior not afraid to challenge authority

Looking for a National Security adviser, President Donald Trump turned on Monday to a career U.S. Army officer with a history as both a warrior known for battlefield heroics and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

What are Florida senators doing while Rick Scott, House Republicans feud? Nothing.

Almost three weeks have passed since open warfare erupted between Florida House Republicans and Gov. Rick Scott over job creation programs. On Monday, Scott released a statement that accused House … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Disabled teen rages, pounds on cell door and confounds Florida juvenile justice

Inside his cell at the Broward County juvenile jail, Keishan Ross squalls. They are deep, primal, piercing screams, and they are unrelenting. And he pounds on a door. His voice … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Donald Trump's “fake news” is the real news at Florida rally

Trump's misinformation is spurring his supporters to treat the media as Public Enemy No. 1 The post Donald Trump's “fake news” is the real news at Florida rally appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Florida teacher 'glad about massive deportations' reassigned

A Florida teacher — whose class was primarily Latino — has been reassigned after posting on Facebook she was glad about massive deportations.'

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

He became a new American hero 55 years ago

From the Miami Herald archive: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The astronaut went on to become a U.S. senator. Glenn died … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

FPL accelerates plans to add solar power

Florida's largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement — and say they would like to see more. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Declare opioid crisis a public health emergency, Senate Democrats tell Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Senate Democrats are urging Gov. Rick Scott to declare a public health emergency over the growing opioid epidemic in the state. No longer confined to small urban enclaves, heroin … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Donald Trump Recruits H.R. McMaster As National Security Adviser

UPDATED with Trump tweet: If at first you don't succeed… Donald Trump today chose Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to fill the National Security Adviser post left open after his first choice - Michael Flynn - was forced out last week. POTUS made the announcement this morning from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. McMaster, who ...

- Deadline.com - US

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