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Orlando Bloom promises 'authentic' thrills in new spy film.

LONDON, April 27 — Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom returns to the big screen next month with a spy thriller he says is both plausible and gripping. In Unlocked, Bloom plays an operative of British intelligence agency MI5, working...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Florida teacher accused of calling ag students 'murderers'.

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida middle school teacher may lose his job after authorities say he bullied and harassed students who are raising livestock to be sold for slaughter at a local youth fair.

- Billings Gazette - US

The world's first official Star Wars-themed hotel to open at Walt Disney World Orlando.

Have you sensed a great disturbance in The Force of late? It may well be because Disney has just unveiled plans for the world's biggest and best Star Wars-themed hotel.Planned for the new Star Wars Land theme park - slated for a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ex-Congresswoman Accused of Living Large on Charity Funds.

Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships. Testimony will continue for a second day Thursday in the trial of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, ...

- Voice of America - US

The Ronaldo football academy luring British investors to Florida.

The Balmoral, from $345,500, Florida USA Arriving to a fanfare of “Eye of the Tiger”, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo rocked up in Central Florida to break ground at his latest R9 soccer Academy. While it’s his 14th such project, this one has a special selling point: it’s 30 minutes’ drive ...

- City AM - UK

Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver.

NEW YORK — One of Comcast's fastest-growing businesses hasn't been selling cable or internet subscriptions — or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads. Since 2011, when Comcast first took over NBCUniversal's film and TV studios, cable and broadcast networks, TV stations and theme parks, the parks have been one of ...

- SFGate - US

'I broke the Internet'; Orlando Bloom talks nude paddle boarding pics.

British actor Orlando Bloom has urged the media to move on from his infamous nude paddle boarding photos, because he is so over' having to discuss the images.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds.

Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman a financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties using donations made to a charity

- ABC News - US

Major cruise line fined US$ 40 million for deliberate vessel pollution.

A major cruise line with ships that call on the Caribbean will have to pay a US$40 million penalty, the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution. The sentence has been imposed on Princess Cruise Lines Ltd by US District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste ...

- MercoPress - FK

Mk Haley to ignite imagination through talks at Te Papa.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Florida State University and Creative Program Manager at Walt Disney's Imagineering, Mk Haley, will be delivering a series of talks hosted by Mahuki, Te Papa’s innovation hub.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Orlando Bloom jokes about those viral naked paddle boarding photos.

Although a lot of different topics come up in the interview above , Orlando Bloom doing his own stunts; his dog, Mighty; his passionate love of puppies , the conversation always seems to turn back to one thing. Yep, you guessed it: those infamous naked paddle boarding photos. SEE ALSO: New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' trailer ...

- Mashable! - US

Senate apologizes for Dozier School abuse

With one senator pointing Wednesday to violations of fundamental human decency,' the Florida Legislature has formally apologized for the mistreatment of juveniles held at the Arthur G. Dozier School for … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Hearing in machete-murder case can be secret, Miami appeals court rules

A key pretrial hearing in a South Florida murder case can be held in secret because of publicity surrounding the killing, a Miami appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision upends … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Maryland governor having lunch with business leaders

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is having lunch with business leaders. The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday in Glen Burnie. Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to attend. The event is being … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Audio of Trump travel ban hearing to be broadcast live

People across the country will get to listen in real time to arguments over President Donald Trump's revised travel ban before a federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Telecom struggles to block 22 social media banned in Kashmir

India's government has banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in parts of the disputed region of Kashmir, after several viral videos depicting the alleged abuse … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

BOJ keeps monetary policy unchanged, says 2020 Games to help

Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain slow but steady through the fiscal year ending in March … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain must engage in "constructive dialogue" with the European Union before negotiations can begin on its departure from the bloc. "We need to know how … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

A president's 100 days can be action-packed or crisis-driven

A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line , a triumph of style over substance , a taste of what's to come … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

White House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA

President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Mnuchin: Trump has released plenty of financial info

President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pope faces balancing act in Egypt amid security fears

Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Deutsche Bank Q1 profits rise as legal costs dwindle

Germany's Deutsche Bank says net profit more than doubled in the first three months of the year as the bank pressed ahead with cost-cutting and saw more customer money flowing … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to create an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary David Shulkin says the eventual head … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

France debates: did Le Pen or Macron win Whirlpool fight?

France is furiously debating who out of Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron won "the battle of Whirlpool" — the remarkable clash of styles on Wednesday when both presidential candidates … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

India Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies of cancer at age 70

A hospital official says Vinod Khanna, a dashing Bollywood actor turned politician, has died of cancer in Mumbai. He was 70. Tushar Pania, a spokesman for Sir HN Reliance Foundation … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Polish premier: no regrets about opposing Tusk re-election

Poland's prime minister says she has no regrets about trying to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council and would do the same again. Prime … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

25 detained in southeast Turkey for links to US-based cleric

Twenty-five people have been detained in southeastern Turkey for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gaziantep governor's office announced in a statement Thursday that more than 70 raids took … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

The Republican-controlled Texas House approved early Thursday a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state, seeking to empower law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

A French court has refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar says Ramush Haradinaj … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

The Latest on Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement to the German parliament : 9:50 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Britain will not retain the same rights and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Hawaii threatened by North Korea now, U.S. commander tells Congress

The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top U.S. military officer … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'Unprecedented openness' slams shut as Corcoran, Negron forge secret budget deal

After promising unprecedented openness, House Speaker Richard Corcoran has spent long days and nights negotiating an elaborate budget deal in secret with Senate counterpart Joe Negron, keeping most other lawmakers … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Guilty tax plea reveals former Miami lawmaker also misreported income to state

In pleading guilty Wednesday to failing to file a federal tax return, Erik Fresen appears to have also unwittingly acknowledged he underreported his income to the state during his eight … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Lawmakers agree to give Miami-Dade one new casino but deal isn't final yet

After years of impasse over how to update Florida's gambling laws to reflect changing times, the House agreed to a series of major concessions Wednesday, including bringing a new casino … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Former Miami lawmaker didn't file tax returns during eight years in office

For eight years, Erik Fresen served in the Florida House of Representatives, leaving office last November because of term limits. During all eight of those years, Fresen never filed a … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT ...

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Cops: Hooker, 22, Wanted Chicken McNuggets In Return For Sex Act

Alex DiReeno was arrested last night during an undercover sting operation in Bradenton, Florida.

- The Smoking Gun - US

Judge blocks Trump from cutting off funds to 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from cutting funds to local governments that provide sanctuary' to immigration violators, citing Miami-Dade County as an example of a community … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Miami 'sextortion' case latest legal test of whether police can demand an iPhone password

Authorities believe they have plenty of evidence against Hencha Voigt, a reality TV show star accused of extorting a South Beach socialite over private sex videos. But they want one … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Orlando Bloom defends his 'pikey' comment after facing Twitter backlash over racial slur

Pirates of the Caribbean star explained that he 'wasn't taking a slant' with his 'pikey' comment.

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Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

FOLKSTON, Ga. " Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles , having doubled in size since last weekend.Sustained winds up to 8 mph ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Exclusive: Canadian speaks out after surviving Florida shark attack

A Woodstock, Ont., woman survives a shark attack in Florida. She didn't lose her leg, but suffered another type of terrible loss.

- Global News - CA

This GIF Compares Trump's Overseas Travel With That of Previous Presidents

President Donald Trump has been dubbed the "homebody" president. In his first 100 days in office, he has visited his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida seven times but has rarely ventured elsewhere—and certainly not overseas. Not only has he traveled less domestically than the past two presidents, he hasn't left the country ...

- Mother Jones - US

As ISIS loses ground, more and more foreign fighters are surrendering

Foreign fighters are leaving the Islamic State in droves, with many surrendering to or being caught by Turkish border police over the last few weeks, The Guardian reports. People who sympathized with the terrorist group are also fleeing, as ISIS loses ground in its stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. Last week, Kary Paul Kleman, a ...

- The Week - US