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Florida governor prepares for violence before Richard Spencer speech.

White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday in Florida, his first speech since the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Video provided by Newsy         

- USA TODAY - US

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her.

Authorities say a 325-pound Florida woman has been charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment

- ABC News - US

Anthem Policy 'Did Not Come Up' In NFL's 'Open Talks' On Social Issues.

NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive.” A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league's headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players' platforms for speaking out on ...

- TPM News - US

It's official: Magic Leap adds another $502 million to its war chest.

Magic LeapFlorida-based startup Magic Leap announced on Tuesday that it had raised $502 million in a round of funding led by Singapore's Temasek. The $502 million in capital is in addition to $1.4 billion the company already raised in previous funding rounds from some of Silicon Valley's most prestigious ...

- Business Insider - US

The Miami Heat will move its charity golf tournament away from President Trump's course.

A spokesman for the Heat declined to give a reason for the change.

- Washington Post - US

The View points out the shocking similarity between Kellyanne Conway and 'nutty' UFO-abducted candidate.

A Florida Republican congressional candidate went viral Monday when it was revealed she claimed she was abducted by an unidentified flying object as well as other unusual theories. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is running for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and she e...

- The Raw Story - US

NS Ryukyu Ballet to perform at Smithsonian and Disney World.

NS Ryukyu Ballet Company is scheduled to perform in concerts at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. on Mar. 24, and Disney World in Florida on Mar. 28, next year. Ballet company officials say, This will be the first performance in a foreign country for the NS Ryukyu Ballet, and a good opportunity to appeal to ...

- Japan Update - JP

A Florida county of 15,000 people is the least healthy place in America — here's why.

Carlos Barria/Reuters Across several causes of death, Union County, Florida has the highest rates in the United States, including overall mortality. The problem stems from a mix of poor government funding and a lack of job opportunities between the 12 towns. A growing youth population may help turn the tides. Union County, ...

- Business Insider - US

Venmo reinforces use cases with new campaign .

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. PayPal-owned peer-to-peer payment service Venmo is launching a new “creative campaign,” called Blank Me, according to AdWeek. The campaign plays on the popularity of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Network of churches raises more than $1M for nationwide disaster relief.

More than 50 churches banded together to raise $1 million for victims of the hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the survivors of the shooting in Las Vegas and those in the path of the destructive wildfires sweeping through California.

- FOX News - US

65-anyos na lalaki, inareglo ng $37,500 dahil maling inaresto nang napagkamalang shabu ang asukal sa donut.

Nakipag-areglo at nagbayad ang Orlando City sa isang lalaki na unang dinakip at kinasuhan ng mga pulis matapos na mapagkamalang methamphetamine o shabu ang asukal ng donut na nakita sa sahig ng kaniyang sasakyan.

- GMA News - PH

Pizza Hut took 2 weeks to tell customers it was hacked — and people are furious

Carlos Barria/ReutersPizza Hut emailed thousands of customers this weekend to tell them they may have been impacted by a security breach. Roughly 60,000 people were affected by a security breach in Pizza Hut's website and mobile app that lasted from October 1 to October 2, the Miami Herald reported. "The security intrusion ...

- Business Insider - US

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

- WRAL.com - US

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.

- WRAL.com - US

Who needs Florida? Here's where people approaching retirement plan to live

Many older Americans plan to stay where they are when they retire, but a smaller but growing number intend to move, an Ipsos/USA TODAY survey shows        

- USA TODAY - US

He Ate a Krispy Kreme in His Car. Now He's $37K Richer

Good Samaritan takes a friend to chemo: check. Good Samaritan drives a fellow churchgoer home: check. Good Samaritan arrested and jailed for having crystal meth in his car that turned out to be flakes from a doughnut: Wait, what? This all happened in one day to Daniel Rushing in Orlando...

- Newser - US

At last, we can all rest easy knowing this iguana has been arrested

Take a deep breath, folks. Feel that? That's relief. The nightmare is over. This one iguana is finally in jail. Florida's Stuart Police Department has, at long last, captured this one iguana that they've been looking for. SEE ALSO: Iguana, who answers to no man, wreaks havoc at the Miami Open tennis tournament According to ...

- Mashable! - US

A.M. Links: North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment,' Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency, Syrian Democratic Forces Retake Raqqa from ISIS

President Donald Trump says he will declare a national emergency in response to the opioid crisis. "Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar," President Trump tweeted today. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have reportedly retaken the city of Raqqa from ISIS. ...

- Reason.com - US

Judge allows part of fish farming challenge to move forward

A judge says part of a lawsuit challenging fish farming on the Au Sable River in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula may move forward. Crawford County Circuit Court Judge George Mertz … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

South Carolina lawmaker formally enters gubernatorial race

A South Carolina House member is formally announcing his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Columbia Rep. James Smith plans to make his official announcement Tuesday night. The 50-year-old Columbia … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

UnitedHealth beats 3Q forecasts, helped by Optum growth

UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as the nation's largest health insurer sold more coverage to retirees and continued to grow its business outside … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

International aid to help Somalia after bomb that killed 300

International aid is arriving in Somalia in response to Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people. Another nearly 400 people were injured in the deadliest attack in … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Ex-Tulsa mayor sues insurance company over lost ring payment

Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is suing an insurance company and insurance broker over payments for a lost $4 million blue diamond ring. The Tulsa World reports the federal lawsuit … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Recent Kansas Editorials

The Kansas City Star, Oct. 15 Kansas school funding crisis won't be solved by legislators' bellyaching and threats Here we go again. Another unanimous Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Recent Missouri Editorials

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 14 Auditor's review of legislative tax breaks lists 8-year cost to Missouri at $2.1 billion and up Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has compiled, in one handy … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 percent

Inflation in Britain is set to rise above 3 percent in the next month or two as Brexit-related price increases push through the economy, the Bank of England's governor warned … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

US worried about dwindling independent media in Hungary

The top U.S. diplomat in Hungary raised concerns on Tuesday about the dwindling numbers of independent media outlets in Hungary and the growing influence of government allies in the media … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath

Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Ex-Pennsylvania defense firm CFO faces Humvee fraud sentence

A Pittsburgh man who helped a defense contractor in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits faces a federal judge for sentencing. Fifty-two-year-old … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid

The Latest on deadly explosion in Somalia's capital : 4:20 p.m. Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Bill bars UW employees from working at Planned Parenthood

University of Wisconsin employees would no longer be allowed to work part-time at Planned Parenthood under a bill supported by anti-abortion advocates that's up for a public hearing. The Republican-backed … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Lawmaker: Mascot wrong to rally for kneeling cheerleaders

A Georgia lawmaker says Scrappy the Owl, the mascot at the university where five cheerleaders have been kneeling during the national anthem, had no business leading students in a march … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Led by Trump, Republicans set out to commit communal suicide

Even more than 40 years later, picturing Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland in Start the Revolution Without Me' sets me laughing. At a royal masquerade ball around the French Revolution, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Afghan official: Taliban killed 20 in the south

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country : 5:30 p.m. An Afghan official has raised the death … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 34

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities in the country's south, west and east and killing at least 34 people, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Spain: Top court officially rules Catalan referendum illegal

Spain's top court on Tuesday officially ruled that Catalonia's disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain's constitution. The Catalan regional parliament passed … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Catalan official backs talks in secession spat

The Latest on Catalonia's drive for independence : 3:20 p.m. A Catalan official says the jailing of two prominent Catalan separatist activists shows how the central Spanish authorities … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

What put a reputed Latin Kings member in jail? Cops say it's simple as 1-2-3

Three handguns, two grams of cocaine, one AK-47. That was the inventory list that led to the arrest of a Florida man on Friday, according to the Lee County Sheriff's … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Chick-fil-A launches Spicy Chick-n-Strips and Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich

Chick-fil-A continued its launch of new menu items on Monday, introducing Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich in select markets for a limited time. The new Spicy Chick-n-Strips are being launched at restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas, while the new Grilled Spicy Deluxe ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Girl dies after 325-pound woman sat on her for punishment

A child died in Florida after her 325 pounds cousin sat on her for over 10 minutes as a form of punishment.         

- USA TODAY - US

Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks 'Cocaine Godmother' & True Ambition - Mipcom

Catherine Zeta-Jones hit the Croisette today to talk up her Lifetime original movie, Cocaine Godmother. The film is directed by Guillermo Navarro and is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco , one of the original "Cocaine Cowboys" who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the U.S. in the 70s and 80s. ...

- Deadline.com - US

Nursing Home Staff Called 911 Six Times For Dying Patients Before Evacuating

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually ...

- TPM News - US

Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News...

- Newser - US

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of university speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

Scott's executive order will allow local law-enforcement authorities to partner with state and other law-enforcement agencies to provide security for the event

- National Post - CA

Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News...

- Newser - US

Cops say a doctor stole a cellphone. Now, he's in jail on $800,000 bond

After longtime Florida doctor Johnny Clyde Benjamin was arrested on an accusation he snatched a cellphone like a teen bully, deputies found something more associated with an adult criminal: An … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

After break-up, cop shoots ex-girlfriend while she walks her dog, then kills himself

The Palm Beach County deputy who shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself Thursday has been identified as Michael DeMarco, police said. The unidentified woman who survived … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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