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Trump's labor nominee cut a deal with billionaire sex criminal, and it's drawing attention.

It's certain to be one of the more attention-grabbing cases Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump's labor secretary pick, ever worked on. Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire money manager with a list of high-profile friends who was accused of raping or otherwise sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls, but he pleaded guilty to ...

- Daily Kos - US

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow.

TAMPA, Fla. - More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

- Reuters - US

Iranian Leaks About Missing American Led Levinson Family to Sue Iran.

A U.S. lawyer for the family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran 10 years ago says the family is suing Tehran for damages based in part on leaked information from Iranian sources. “Iran, like the United States, leaks information,” said attorney David McGee in an interview with VOA Persian’s ...

- Voice of America - US

Sport24.co.za | Anderson sets up duel with Nishikori.

SA's top-ranked tennis player, Kevin Anderson, has set up a second round encounter against Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Miami Masters.

- News24.com - ZA

More woe for Bouchard with Miami exit.

MIAMI, March 23 — Eugenie Bouchard's poor run of form continued as the Canadian suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Australia's Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open yesterday. Wildcard Barty's 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 win sets up an all-Australian...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Report: Lockheed to move F-16 production to South Carolina after 4 decades in Texas.

Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics business area, said the last F-16s will roll out of the Fort Worth factory in September, then after a two-year break, production will resume in South Carolina.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Report: Airman AWOL for 45 years was nabbed during morning walk.

Linley Benson Lemburg served as an Air Force Office of Special investigations Special Agent from 1968 until his desertion in 1972. He was found in Florida living under an assumed identity.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Vietnam War deserter found in Florida retirement community.

Marion County deputies helped apprehend an accused Vietnam War deserter Tuesday morning. According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 75-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg lived in The Falls retirement community in Ocala under the false name William Michael Robertson for years.

- FOX News - US

Iguana causes a racket at Miami Open for several minutes.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. " An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court.The rather large reptile showed up at Court 1 midway...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Smartphone device can test sperm quality.

MIAMI, March 23 — A new smartphone device can analyse a man's sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility, US researchers said yesterday. Infertility affects more than 45 million couples...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The Latest: Nightclub shooter's wife appeals bond revocation.

The Latest on legal proceedings related to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub : 5:15 p.m.

- FOX News - US

Competency training for man accused of killing flamingo

A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue.

- FOX News - US

Coast Guard searches for man who fell from cruise ship

MIAMI " The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Florida man who fell off a Carnival cruise ship near Cuba.A Coast Guard news release says 23-year-old Brandon Paul went overboard from the eighth deck of the Carnival...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

Dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't

- ABC News - US

The Latest: Nightclub shooter's wife appeals bond revocation

ORLANDO, Fla. " The Latest on legal proceedings related to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub :5:15 p.m.The wife of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre plans to appeal a decision to revoke...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US relations with Cuba could become a bargaining chip in the healthcare debate

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump took a hardline on thawing US relations with Cuba during the final weeks of his campaign, likely in a move to shore up his support with some segments of the electorate. In the two months since he took office, though, Trump's Cuba policy — to the extent that it exists — has been ...

- Business Insider - US

Brian Dassler, founding KIPP Renaissance principal, dies at 38

Dassler was working for the Florida Education Department.

- Times-Picayune - US

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida accused the ...

- The Raw Story - US

Watch this Florida hero pull a full-grown alligator out of a suburban sewer

It's always cool and super chill to find out there's a 9-foot alligator just living in the sewers of your suburb. It definitely doesn't sound like the first act of a Syfy movie or a shelved Stephen King novel. The schools in the area are so great! According to Storyful, Floridian John Ruel was walking his dog when he ...

- Mashable! - US

That image of 'Overwatch' League cities going around isn't news

A tweet published today implied that 16 cities from around the world were pegged to compete in Blizzard's Overwatch League, but the list was quickly revealed to be hypothetical. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai, Toronto, Seoul ...

- Mashable! - US

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

More than 50 victims and survivors of the June 2016 massacre at a Florida nightclub sued the gunman's employer and widow on Wednesday, blaming them for failing to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida accused the security firm that hired ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

ORLANDO-SHOOTING/LAWSUIT :Florida nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, widow

- Times Of India - IN

The Secret Service requested $60 million of additional funding to protect the Trump family

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe US Secret Service asked for $60 million in additional funding last month to protect President Donald Trump and his family for the next fiscal year, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The report, published on Wednesday, gives a clearer picture of the expenses incurred ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. Coast Guard seizes 1.5 tons of cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers based in Florida discovered two ships carrying nearly 3,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

- UPI - US

After a 'rough year' that took basketball away from him, Chris Bosh has become the NBA's most interesting man off the court

TNTA typical day for Chris Bosh sounds like a normal day for many people. He'll wake up, work out, help his wife around the house, practice guitar, hang out with his kids, go out to dinner, then call it a night by watching some TV. Of course, this isn't what Bosh was planning to do in the middle of the NBA regular season at ...

- Business Insider - US

In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky

Filed under: Design/Style,Videos,Weird Car News,Porsche The condo building's three elevators can lift cars at a brisk 800 feet per minute.Continue reading In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky In Miami's Porsche tower, your car rides an elevator to the sky originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 ...

- Autoblog - US

Florida renews push for aircraft carrier. Virginia pushes back.

Florida lawmakers say it makes more sense to base carriers at multiple locations. But Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman said the military has greater priorities than building a "redundant infrastructure" at Mayport.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Florida Digs In on Death Penalty

The Florida governor's move to replace a prosecutor who refused to seek the death penalty highlights the state's unusually hard line on capital punishment.

- Wall Street Journal - US

A 2008 plea deal by a billionaire sex offender is coming back to haunt Trump's labor secretary pick — and Trump

In 2008, Alexander Acosta, then the top federal prosecutor in Miami, cut a deal with billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein in which Epstein pleaded guilty to a Florida charge of soliciting underage girls, earning a 13-month jail sentence, in return for immunity from federal prosecution for any offenses committed between 2001 ...

- The Week - US

U.S. advances to World Baseball Classic finals for first time ever

The United States team will play in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for its first time ever, after vanquishing the Japanese team 2-1 in Tuesday night's semifinal game at Dodger Stadium. The Americans had previously only been as far as the semifinals in the World Baseball Classic, which they accomplished ...

- The Week - US

Orlando nightclub shooting victims are suing the gunman's employer and wife

Associated Press/Chris O'MearaORLANDO, Fla. — A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed ...

- Business Insider - US

Orlando nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Orlando nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

ORLANDO, Florida — A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

A personal injury attorney representing the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre has filed a lawsuit against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't

- ABC News - US

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

A personal injury attorney representing some of the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit...

- Deseret News - US

Woman Arrested For Biting Spouse During Sex

Dental hygienist chomped on orthodontist hubby Jennifer Rahe Hickman, 42, was collared for allegedly biting her husband's forearm as they trysted at a waterfront Florida resort. Key West Bite

- The Smoking Gun - US

It's marijuana day in Florida's Capitol

Florida's new medical marijuana market will start to take shape Wednesday as a panel of senators workshops five proposals to put the voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing the drug into place. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Senate panel to weigh Trump nominee Alexander Acosta for labor secretary

R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing on how he would lead the agency. Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International ...

- The Raw Story - US

Rafa Nadal, Enrique Iglesias and Pau Gasol open restaurant in Miami Beach

SINGER Enrique Iglesias, tennis star Rafa Nadal and NBA ace Pau Gasol have opened a restaurant together in Miami Beach, ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the recent Asian-African Conference in Jakarta. Reuters/Darren WhitesideChinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump's opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There's no indication yet that they will discuss Africa. But ...

- The Conversation - UK

The Senate is starting hearings for Trump's new labor secretary pick

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON - R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing on how he would lead the agency. Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida ...

- Business Insider - US

Officials: Man arrested after going AWOL 45 years ago

OCALA, Fla. " Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who went AWOL from the U.S. Air Force 45 years ago.The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 65-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg was arrested Tuesday....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Officials: Man arrested after going AWOL 45 years ago

OCALA, Fla. — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who went AWOL from the U.S. Air Force 45 years ago.The Ocala Star-Banner...

- Townhall.com - US

9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies

Cape Canaveral FL Mar 21, 2017 Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect against and respond to attacks. The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the United ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Family of 5 Wiped Out in Highway Wreck

Relatives are mourning an entire family wiped out in a horrific crash early Sunday on Interstate 75 in northern Florida. Police say parents Nathan and Lynda Russell and children La'Nyah 15, and Natayah, 10, were pronounced dead at the scene after their SUV veered off the road and hit the...

- Newser - US

Florida eco-friendly town opens for business

With a farm-to-table restaurant, driverless shuttles, homes built with the latest green techniques and a massive solar farm to offset energy use, Florida's first sustainable town is now open for business.

- PhysOrg - NL

Florida eco-friendly town opens for business

Babcock Ranch will host a community of some 50,000 people The post Florida eco-friendly town opens for business appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Lots of smoke but no fire yet in U.S.-Russia investigation

Roger Stone, a pugilistic Republican political operative who cut his teeth under President Nixon, didn't attend Monday's dramatic congressional hearing into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential race, but he played a starring role anyway. Democrats took turns suggesting the Florida-based...

- Los Angeles Times - US

US Labor nominee Acosta says he'll advocate for workers

Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is pledging to work with Congress to help workers gain access to the training they need for good, safe jobs. In remarks prepared for his … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Philippines seeks China's clarification on shoal plans

The Philippines said Wednesday that it has asked China to clarify its reported plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a disputed shoal. Acting Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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