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Venezuelan lawmaker tied to Rubio death threat: 'We don't care about you'.

The powerful Venezuelan lawmaker tied to a potential death order against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the notion late Wednesday that he has a personal interest in getting the Florida … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Why six-time loser is the frontrunner to become Miami's next commissioner.

Manolo Reyes is 73 years old, the loser of six political campaigns over three decades and, according to recent polls, the frontrunner to replace Francis Suarez on the Miami City … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

They caught the alligator, but they couldn't save the dog.

Alligators typically won't bother adult people, but pets and small children have more reason to be wary of the predators. That's the lesson one woman in St. Petersburg, Florida learned … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Florida 'Jackass' anglers troll social media and the law struggles to catch them.

The trophy shot, from the grainy images that once wallpapered Florida tackle shops to the high-gloss GoPro videos vying for clicks on YouTube, is a tradition in fishing nearly as … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Charity fundraisers canceled at Mar-a-Lago after Trump's Charlottesville remarks.

Three fundraising giants decided to pull events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, signaling a direct blowback to his business empire from his comments on Charlottesville's racial unrest. The American Cancer Society, a high-dollar client...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat.

- The Florida Department of Corrections , operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said.

- Reuters - US

Fundraisers canceled at Mar-a-Lago after Trump's Charlottesville remarks.

Three fundraising giants decided to pull events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, signaling a direct blowback to his business empire from his comments on Charlottesville's racial unrest.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Congressional Hispanic Caucus takes down Sessions's sanctuary city rant play-by-play.

Campaign Action The day after Donald Trump provided safe harbor to white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and the defeated Confederacy, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III visited Florida to continue his ongoing personal cause against so-called sanctuary cities,' using the Miami stop to spread ...

- Daily Kos - US

Florida Fisherman Got a Nibble. It Was a Drunk Woman.

A Florida fisherman may have let a big one get away, but local sheriff's deputies sure didn't. Action News Jax reports a man says he was fishing Tuesday evening in St. Augustine when a drunk woman swam up, cursed at him, bit his fishing line, and swam away with his...

- Newser - US

Sessions threw himself a sanctuary-city victory party in Miami. Only Gimenez showed up.

As if swift, at-your-service county support for the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies weren't shameful enough, Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw himself a victory party in Miami. Using the international seaport … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Florida's lunkhead 'white supremacists' ain't all that supreme.

Not such a good week for Florida kluxers, our would-be champions of racial superiority. You gotta wonder, if these not-so-good ol' boys were so damn superior, how they got themselves … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

It's years away, but 70-story downtown tower could change L.A. skyline and 'relationship with vertical living'

A skyscraper that would be the tallest residential building in California has been proposed for downtown Los Angeles as the neighborhood's housing boom rolls on. Crescent Heights, a Miami-based developer, submitted a proposal to the city Planning Department this week to build a 70-story apartment...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Business Owners Without Legal Status in US Face Tense Days

Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing for the possibility she'll have to leave it all behind. Resendiz, who is not a legal ...

- Voice of America - US

The Cleveland Clinic is pulling its 2018 fundraiser from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesThe Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit health care network, announced on Thursday that it no longer plans to hold a 2018 fundraising gala at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s exclusive Palm Beach, Florida club. “After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not ...

- Business Insider - US

Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit for rare solar event

MIAMI, Aug 18 — It's a pop culture moment for the ages: crooner Bonnie Tyler will sing her mega-hit Total Eclipse of the Heart on a cruise ship before an actual total eclipse of the sun. It's perfect,' proclaimed a headline on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Debbie Wasserman Schultz' Ex-IT Aide Indicted on 4 Counts

Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

- Breitbart - US

How insurance companies use a Florida law to get undocumented immigrants arrested and deported when they're injured on the job

This story was co-published with NPR. Leer en español. At age 31, Nixon Arias cut a profile similar to many unauthorized immigrants in the United States. A native of Honduras, he’d been in the country for more than a decade and had worked off and on for a landscaping company for nine years. The money he earned ...

- Business Insider - US

'That house is evil': Former tenant reveals tales of Bannon's old porn and meth pad in Florida

A few months ago, the Washington Post got wind of an investigation into whether presidential aide and former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon used a house in Miami for voter fraud. Now, an exclusive report by Shareblue reveals that the allegations against Bannon related to his residence at 1794 Opechee Dr...

- The Raw Story - US

Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

The Florida Department of Corrections , operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said. The department decided to boost security at its fa...

- The Raw Story - US

Florida man treks to Charlottesville in Confederate uniform

Allen Armentrout went to Charlottesville to show support for 'the history of the Confederacy,' saying neo-Nazis have wrongly 'latched on' to it.         

- USA TODAY - US

Florida's Entire Prison System on Lockdown, Threats of Prisoners Uprising

Florida's entire prison system, comprising of 97,000 inmates, is on lockdown due to unspecified threats of uprisings, Florida Department of Corrections officials confirmed Thursday.

- Breitbart - US

The Buccaneers offensive line pranked their rookie teammates by pretending to leave them with a $26,000 bill

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Pranking rookies is an NFL tradition as old as football itself, and on Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a couple of their rookies good. According to ESPN's Jenna Laine, the Buccaneers offensive line was dining out at a Ruth's Chris Steak House in Jacksonville and told the two ...

- Business Insider - US

Tony Dungy and Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning are donating to help cover the cost of relocating Confederate statue

Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesTony Dungy and the sports franchises of Tampa Bay are all chipping in to help pay for the relocation of a Confederate statue that currently sits outside a local county courthouse. According to a local Fox affiliate, the move was initially planned after a commission voted 4-2 that the Florida ...

- Business Insider - US

Florida bans future investments in Maduro's Venezuela

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. " Florida Gov. Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's $150 billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

The department decided to boost security at its facilities through the weekend due to "credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt FDC operations and impact safety and security," the spokeswoman, Ashley Cook, said in a telephone interview. Cook did not offer ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts

A study of flood damage in Florida proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions. Forecasters say an above-normal hurricane season is likely in the Atlantic Ocean this year, while a rising sea level is making Florida increasingly vulnerable to dangerous flooding.

- ScienceDaily - US

Cleveland Clinic Yanks Fundraiser From Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club

The Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit health care network, announced on Thursday that it no longer plans to hold a 2018 fundraising gala at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's exclusive Palm Beach, Florida club. “After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not hold a Florida fundraiser at ...

- TPM News - US

Researchers develop model for lighter armor

The US Army Research Laboratory is working on developing new light-weight ceramic materials that resist fracture, and has teamed with researchers from the University of Florida to better understand exactly how these materials, which are suited for Soldier personal protection and Army systems, fracture, and how they can be ...

- PhysOrg - NL

White nationalist Richard Spencer threatens to sue University of Florida

White nationalist leader Richard Spencer has threatened to sue the University of Florida after the college cancelled a planned speech Spencer was supposed to give on campus next month.

- FOX News - US

Woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone as she waited outside school

Bad i-dea: Florida woman arrested after using smartphone for broad daylight drug use.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Cuba Wins Assassination Default Appeal Thanks to Bankers

Aldo Vera Jr. filed a lawsuit against the nation of Cuba due to the alleged assassination of his father in the late 1970s in Puerto Rico. After receiving a default judgment on his claims in 2008 in a Florida state court, which were presumed to be permissible under the......

- FindLaw - US

HRC Foundation's Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Orlando

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association , will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its fifth year, this premier event of ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Jeff Sessions Slams Sanctuary Chicago from Now-Compliant Miami

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a shot across the bow of so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions like Chicago Wednesday from Miami, where a dramatic shift to compliance with federal immigration enforcement took place.

- Breitbart - US

Florida cancels all prison visits due to 'security threat'

The Florida Department of Corrections announced it has canceled visitations at all 149 of its facilities this weekend over concerns of a "security threat."

- UPI - US

Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitation

- Townhall.com - US

Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge.

- Billings Gazette - US

Kestrel Eye satellite launched to International Space Station aboard SpaceX

Washington Aug 15, 2017 The U.S. Army has successfully launched a Kestrel Eye reconnaissance microsatellite aboard a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station. The launch took place at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday and included cargo resupply for the ISS crew. The Kestrel Eye will be ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

'Dragon captured' as cargo arrives at space station

Miami Aug 16, 2017 SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo vessel, carrying the first super-computer to space as part of its 6,400 pound payload arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station. "And that is confirmed capture," said a NASA commentator as space station's robotic arm grabbed the spaceship at 6:52 am . The ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' cities

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant sanctuary city' stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city's surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants. Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners...

- Los Angeles Times - US

UF won't let white nationalist leader speak on campus over safety concerns

The University of Florida denied so-called alt-right' leader Richard Spencer's request to speak on campus in September, citing serious concerns for safety,' and there are concerns that the university may … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

The FHP trooper behind quota on speeding tickets will retire Sept. 5

A Florida Highway Patrol official's call for troopers to meet ticket quotas has cost him his job. Maj. Mark Welch submitted a one-sentence letter of resignation from his $117,000-a-year job … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Confederate monument at Florida Capitol sparks debate after Charlottesville

A monument honoring slain Confederate soldiers in front of Florida's Old Capitol is the latest subject of debate by politicians seeking to act against racism in response to a violent … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Charlottesville questions dog Latvala at campaign launch

Jack Latvala, Florida's newest Republican candidate for governor, struggled Wednesday to fully blame the deadly violence that took place during a Charlottesville rally over the weekend on white supremacists. Latvala … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Ballot fraud won't send elderly Miami woman to jail but she will lose right to vote

Everybody agreed: When Gladys Coego covertly filled in other people's absentee ballots while working at the Miami-Dade elections headquarters, she chipped away at the integrity of the voting system. But … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Trump disbands business councils amid criticism from CEOs over Charlottesville remarks

With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over his remarks about the Charlottesville protests. Rather … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

There will be no Florida investment in Venezuela, governor and Cabinet affirm

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously voted Wednesday to continue to refrain from allowing state investment managers to use Florida funds to invest in companies controlled by the … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Protestors denounce Sessions, Gimenez over county aiding feds in immigration detentions

About 40 people protested the Miami meeting Wednesday between U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who led the move to end Miami-Dade's status as a sanctuary … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Estrada shaky in Blue Jays' loss to Rays

TORONTO — Before Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada wasn't going anywhere this season.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Stripper allegedly stabs beau, shoves wood down his throat

A Florida stripper is getting comfortable in a jail cell after being arrested for allegedly stabbing their boyfriend in the eyes with a pen and shoving a piece of wood down his throat.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

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