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Maitland police: Man shot out gas station door during robberyAmerican Kennel Club dog show comes to Orange County Convention CenterWinter Park business sues Walmart over floral designWell-known architect could help design Winter Park library

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:15:50 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 22:37:59 GMTTue, 12 Dec 2017 22:39:46 GMTMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:23:40 GMT

A gas station clerk is shaken up Sunday morning after an armed man attempted to rob him and fired a shot through a glass door, Maitland police officials said.

Police said a man came into the Shell gas station at 500 South Orlando Ave. while the employee was counting money in the back of the store. The man pointed a gun at the clerk. When the clerk tried to run, the man fired a shot shattering the glass front door of the business, police on scene said.

The man got away with some money and fled the crime scene with two other people in a red Nissan, authorities said.

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The employee was not injured, police said.

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the incident to gather more information on the people involved.

Professional handlers and owner handlers alike are hoping to make a big splash at this year's American Kennel Club competition.

Winter Park company Rifle Paper Co. filed a lawsuit in federal court last week alleging retail giant Walmart ripped off its floral design.

Winter Park commissioners will decide whether a world-renowned architect's design plans for a new library will move forward.




Scott Frost among AP coach of year finalistsScott Frost confirms he will coach Knights in Peach BowlScott Frost to leave UCF for Nebraska's head coaching jobHusker fans catch Frost Fever, awaiting coach, favorite son

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:38:56 GMTTue, 12 Dec 2017 23:33:49 GMTSun, 03 Dec 2017 04:31:40 GMTTue, 28 Nov 2017 22:31:38 GMT

UCF's Scott Frost, Georgia's Kirby Smart and Clemson's Dabo Swinney are the finalists for The Associated Press Coach of the Year award.

The winner will be announced Monday.

Frost led the Knights to an unbeaten regular season before taking the Nebraska job. Frost plans to coach No. 10 UCF in the Peach Bowl against Auburn.

Last week, Frost won the Eddie Robinson Award as the national coach of the year.

Smart, in his second season with Georgia, guided the Bulldogs to a 12-1 record and their first Southeastern Conference championship since 2005. No. 3 Georgia will face No. 2 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl.

Swinney has the defending national champion Tigers back in the playoff for a third straight year. No. 1 Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference, finished 12-1, and will face No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

Scott Frost was at practice Tuesday with the UCF Knights for the first time since announcing he was leaving the University of Central Florida football team for a head coaching position at Nebraska.

Scott Frost is expected to be named the next head coach at Nebraska, sources confirmed to ESPN Saturday.

Nebraska fans are gearing up for what to them seems the imminent arrival of native son Scott Frost as the Cornhuskers new football coach.




Federal prosecutors want Corrine Brown behind bars during appealCorrine Brown sentenced to 5 years in prison

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:19:07 GMTMon, 04 Dec 2017 17:11:40 GMT

Federal prosecutors have filed a motion opposing former congresswoman Corrine Brown's request to remain out on bond while her appeals are decided.

Brown, 71, was sentenced earlier this month to five years in prison after a jury convicted her of 18 federal fraud and tax-related charges for her role in a scheme that put money raised for a bogus children's education charity into the pockets of Brown and her cohorts.

Brown's attorney, James Smith, filed a motion last week for Brown to remain out on bond pending her appeal of the conviction and sentence. He focused the motion on Judge Timothy Corrigan's decision to remove a juror during deliberations.

That juror admitted to Corrigan that he thought Brown was innocent because a higher power told him so, but said when questionedthat he thought he could follow the law and the jury instructions on his own. Corrigan decided to dismiss the juror and replace him with an alternate.

Smith argued that the issue of the juror's removal needs to be considered by the Court of Appeals, and that it's enough of a "significant question" that Brown should remain free on bond while the appeals process takes place.

"We believe that our motion meets the burden required by the relevant statute and case law and we hope that the court will grant the relief we requested," Smith said.

But prosecutors argue that it's not a close decision for the court of appeals, and that the judge's initial decision was correct, so Brown should begin to serve her prison time as she appeals her conviction.

It's now up to Corrigan to rule on the motion for bond. 

Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters, who is not connected with the case, said Corrigan will consider several things as he makes his decision.

“What Judge Corrigan has to decide is whether or not Corrine Brown is a flight risk, whether or not she poses a danger to the community and one of the biggest issues is whether or not this is a purposeful delay,” Peoples-Waters said.

If Corrigan denies Brown's motion, she will have to report to a federal prison facility at some point on or after Jan. 8. Brown will receive a letter from the Bureau of Prisons telling her when and where to report.

Brown's cohorts, former chief of staff Ronnie Simmons and his ex-girlfriend Carla Wiley, who founded the bogus One Door for Education charity, will also receive letters and must report to prison on or after Jan. 8.

Simmons and Wiley pleaded guilty in the case and testified against Brown. Simmons was sentenced to 48 months and Wiley received 21 months for their roles in the scam.

All three must also serve three years of supervised release and pay $250 a month in restitution until they have paid back the money they stole from One Door.

The charity was founded as a way to help needy children get scholarships and computers, but despite raising $833,000 in a four-year span, only $1,200 in scholarships was given out.

The rest paid for things such as events and travel for Brown and those in her orbit, as well as dozens of cash deposits to her personal bank account and a range of frivolous expenses, including nearly $14,000 for Beyonce tickets and $15,000 for a suite at a Jaguars-Redskins game. 

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will learn her fate after months of legal back-and-forth revolving around her federal corruption case.




SpaceX Dragon spacecraft back at space station with pre-Christmas haulBudweiser sends barley to Space Station via SpaceXSpaceX launches Space Station supplies on recycled rocket, lands boosterBarley to Space Station 'just the beginning' in Budweiser's plans for beer on MarsBlue Origin shares video taken from inside spacecraft during launch, landing

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:45:34 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 22:05:23 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 16:49:09 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 01:25:50 GMT

A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas.

NASA astronauts used the space station's big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit Sunday. It's the second visit for this particular supply ship, which made a delivery for NASA back in 2015 as well, and only the second time a Dragon has had a repeat performance 250 miles up.

"It's a great day to see Dragon back at ISS again," Mission Control radioed.

Replied spaceman Joe Acaba: "It's a beautiful spacecraft, and we're looking forward to digging into it and getting some science on board."

Acaba assisted Mark Vande Hei in capturing the Dragon as the two spacecraft raced over the Pacific, midway between Australia and New Guinea.

SpaceX launched the Dragon from Cape Canaveral on Friday, using a previously flown Falcon rocket. It was the first time SpaceX had flown a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on top, at the heart of the company's effort to drive down launch costs.

The Dragon holds nearly 5,000 pounds of station goods, including lab mice and barley seeds, the latter a Budweiser experiment. The beer maker — eager to serve the first brews on Mars — wants to see how well the 20 barley seeds sprout in weightlessness.

As for Christmas presents, NASA isn't saying, in true Santa style.

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The two Americans and one Russian on board will be joined Tuesday by another trio — U.S., Russian and Japanese — who launched earlier Sunday from Kazakhstan.

SpaceX plans to keep its Dragon at the orbiting outpost until mid-January. The Dragon is the only supply ship capable of returning experiments to Earth; all the others burn up on re-entry.

NASA has been relying on commercial shippers SpaceX and Orbital ATK to keep the space station well-stocked, ever since the shuttles retired in 2011. Russia also has a fleet of cargo carriers.

SpaceX racks up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run.

An experiment by Budweiser headed to space aims to help future farmers on Mars to grow barley, a nutrient rich crop, which also happens to be the key ingredient for brewing beer.

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos released video Thursday evening showing the breathtaking view from inside the New Shepard space capsule during launch and landing.


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California fire: Resident says neighborhood looks like 'war zone'The California wildfires by the numbersThomas Fire now third-largest wildfire in modern California historyFire engineer dies as California's Thomas Fire keeps burningGusty winds, low humidity tax tired California firefightersCalifornia wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures and countingMom, son, scramble 5 times to stay out of wildfire's pathCalifornia wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures ... and countingA look at the California wildfires' jaw-dropping numbersCalifornia wildfires: Governor offers grim outlookFirst fire-related death confirmed in Southern California

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:42:01 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 12:22:01 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 04:32:39 GMTSat, 16 Dec 2017 19:12:37 GMTThu, 14 Dec 2017 08:08:57 GMTTue, 12 Dec 2017 21:36:15 GMTWed, 13 Dec 2017 01:43:15 GMTTue, 12 Dec 2017 03:29:59 GMTSun, 10 Dec 2017 16:14:37 GMTSun, 10 Dec 2017 19:33:24 GMTSun, 10 Dec 2017 01:47:34 GMT

Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive blaze reached her neighborhood in Ventura, California."At midnight, I woke up with a flashlight in my face," Frescas told CNN affiliate KEYT. "I looked out my window and there were flames that were like, a hundred feet, all around us."Like many residents, Frescas was caught off guard by the fire that has roared across Southern California for 13 days. She's one of tens of thousands of residents who piled into cars and fled as ferocious winds drove the third-largest blaze in modern state history through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. "What was once a paradise was like a war zone," Frescas said of her apartment complex that was destroyed by the blaze.Ventura resident Patricia Rye woke up to her son-in-law pounding on her door. She didn't get a chance to pack any valuables, and fled her home of 17 years in the dead of the night. "I didn't have time to take anything," Rye told the affiliate. "My wallet, or any of my personal things. I literally left with the clothes on my back. If I had been thinking I would have got into my car, but I wasn't thinking so my car was there."Thousands of Santa Barbara residents threatened by the blaze are under mandatory and voluntary evacuations while others like Frescas were allowed back in their homes or what was left of them.The fire is so massive that more than 8,400 firefighters are working around the clock to save lives and contain it. It's bigger in acreage than New York City, and has turned neighborhoods to piles of soot and concrete as it churns through the area. Latest developments• Cause of death: Firefighter Cory David Iverson, 32, died of "thermal injuries and smoke inhalation," according to autopsy results from the Ventura County medical examiner's office. Iverson lost his life battling the Thomas Fire on Thursday. A total of two people have been killed since the fire started. • Hefty price tag: About $110 million has been spent fighting the massive blaze, fire officials said. It was 40% contained Saturday night. • Improving weather conditions: Santa Ana winds did not immediately materialize on Sunday morning, though firefighters had been expecting the worst. Red-flag warnings were in effect for a large swath of Southern California through late Sunday, with wind gusts of up to 55 mph expected overnight, according to CNN meteorologist Gene Norman.• In the record books: The blaze has charred 267,500 acres and is now the third-largest wildfire in modern California history. EvacuationsTwelve thousand people were evacuated in Santa Barbara County, with animals at the local zoo threatened as well. Santa Barbara Zoo closed Saturday and many animals were placed into cages in case of possible evacuations, zoo officials said.Only the endangered California condors and griffon vultures were taken to the Los Angeles Zoo, according to officials. The zoo had kept most animals indoors, away from smoke.Oprah Winfrey, who has a home in Montecito, one of the areas under evacuation orders, tweeted about the fire Saturday. "Still praying for our little town," she said. "Winds picked up this morning creating a perfect storm of bad for firefighters," she said.Meanwhile, residents who had evacuated their homes in Ventura County -- where the fire began -- were allowed to return Saturday. Jim Holden considers himself lucky that firefighters saved his home and items. "They put a water screen between my house and the house next door that was burning in an attempt to save it, but they didn't think they were going to be successful," he told CNN affiliate KABC. "They broke in and they saved my family photos and my computer, and things that they thought would be important to me."A spate of California wildfires has destroyed an area larger than New York City and Boston -- combined. And with only a quarter of the colossal Thomas Fire contained, the end is a long way off.[...]Thousands of additional residents were evacu[...]



Armed intruders wake Avalon Park man, deputies sayMultiple people injured in east Orange County shooting, deputies saySpaceX Dragon spacecraft back at space station with pre-Christmas haulCalifornia fire: Resident says neighborhood looks like 'war zone'

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:11:17 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 04:29:57 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 16:46:35 GMTSun, 17 Dec 2017 12:54:34 GMT

A man was awakened early Sunday morning when three armed men broke into his home, Orange County Sheriff's Office officials said.

Deputies were called to the Avalon Park home on Thamhall Way at 2:44 a.m, official said. The victim told authorities he was struck by one of the intruders, but he managed to escape.

Deputies did not disclose what was stolen from the home.

The intruders fled, deputies said. Authorities searched the area, but did not find any suspects.

The victim sustained a minor injury and declined medical attention, deputies said.

Orange County Sheriff's Office robbery units are investigating the home invasion, officials said.

Deputies are investigating a shooting in east Orange County that injured multiple people Saturday.

A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas.

Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive blaze reached her neighborhood in Ventura, California.




Warm and sunny close to the weekend; temperatures back into the 80s this week

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:48:16 GMT

As plenty of dry air works its way into Central Florida behind the cool front, we can expect sunshine and warm temperatures to close out the weekend.

High pressure is dominating the forecast for Sunday. That will lead to a high of 78 on Sunday and temperatures in the low 80s for the start of the work week.

Rain chances don’t return until Thursday, the first day of winter, with a 20 percent chance of rain and the high still near 80 degrees. Temperatures will stay near 80 through next weekend.

The average high in Orlando Saturday was 73 degrees.

Near the Orlando International Airport it warmed up to 74 degrees, which was nowhere near the record of 86 from 1971.

The normal high is 72 degrees on Dec. 17. The record is 87, which was set in 1922.

Without rain yesterday, the area rain deficit since Jan. 1 is at 2.84 inches.


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3 children injured when vehicle crashes into Cocoa home, troopers sayWoman says car, home shot up in Volusia County

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:56:37 GMT2017-12-16T15:34:59.283ZFri, 27 Oct 2017 10:56:18 GMT

Three sleeping children were injured when a vehicle crashed into a Cocoa home and plowed through their bedroom, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on Lunar Lake Circle.

"We heard a huge noise. I thought it was an accident on the street. My husband screaming out that someone just ran their car into our house and their car was in our sons' room," Natalie McCarthy, who lives at the home, said. 

Troopers said Johnny Woodberry, 44, was driving a 2005 four-door Cadillac when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the home with enough force to smash through the children's bedroom.

The three boys suffered minor injuries. Woodberry, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

McCarthy took a look at the damage for the first time Saturday morning.

"I can't believe they're even still alive," she said.

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The mother told News 6 her three sons, ages 5, 7 and 15, were sleeping at the time of the crash. 

She said her 15-year-old son is usually up late on the weekends playing video games and the television was right in the middle of the vehicle's path, but thankfully he went to bed early.

McCarthy said her boys were sleeping in a bunk bed. She believes the bunk bed saved her boys' lives. The children suffered minor injuries.

"Thank God every way from here to the hospital and back that we have all of our kids safe and sound," she said. 

McCarthy told News 6 she spoke to Woodberry, who apologized.

"He said that his brakes locked up on his vehicle and he lost control of the car and that's what happened. That's his explanation," she said. "Still, if you're doing 20 mph, you should not be in my kids' room."

Despite what happened, McCarthy said she is staying positive for her family and is thankful her kids are alive.

"This definitely proves that there is God, cause there would be no way my kids would survive this if there wasn't, at all...whatsoever," she said. "We're just going to fit the pieces back together the best we know how."                       
 

Volusia County deputies want to find a gunman who has a family living in fear.


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Trump transition accuses Mueller of 'unlawfully' obtaining emailsTimeline: Trump, his White House and RussiaKey developments in Robert Mueller's Russia investigationWhite House special counsel: No plans to fire MuellerRepublicans ratchet up Mueller criticismWH lawyer: Mueller's team completed interviews with White House staff to dateSchiff: Mueller probe criticisms meant to discredit potential chargesMueller has 400K docs in Manafort, Gates caseThe four people charged in Mueller's investigationFBI agent removed from Mueller investigation over anti-Trump messagesFlynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, is cooperating with Mueller

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:35:38 GMTThu, 07 Dec 2017 15:40:47 GMTTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:54:05 GMTSat, 16 Dec 2017 23:40:29 GMTWed, 13 Dec 2017 13:17:53 GMTWed, 13 Dec 2017 03:55:48 GMTSun, 10 Dec 2017 19:44:41 GMTFri, 08 Dec 2017 19:55:43 GMTMon, 04 Dec 2017 18:01:09 GMTSun, 03 Dec 2017 03:33:05 GMTFri, 01 Dec 2017 21:23:58 GMT

Lawyers representing the Trump presidential transition wrote to members of Congress accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege.The transition maintains the emails, which were on a government domain, were its property and should not have been handed over without its approval.The emails in question involve 13 transition officials, including four senior ones, according to the letter.The lawyer, Kory Langhofer, wrote to leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and House Oversight and Government Reform committees because he said the General Services Administration, which supports presidential transitions, "unlawfully produced" private materials of the transition although the GSA "did not own or control the records in question."Langhofer wrote in the letter that the Special Counsel's Office "was actively using those materials without any notice" to transition officials.The letter states there were two other occasions where the Special Counsel's Office did not notify transition officials that their records had been requested or received.Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, responded to the accusations early Sunday. "When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner's consent or appropriate criminal process," Carr said. GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt disputed a claim by Langhofer that the GSA's general counsel had agreed in June that any requests for transition records would go to the Trump campaign, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday night.Loewentritt said transition officials were told that "in using our devices," materials "would not be held back in any law enforcement" requests. He added there was a series of agreements between the transition and GSA for using its goods and therefore there was no expectation of privacy.Langhofer's letter also states that Special Counsel's Office had obtained transition laptops, cell phones and at least one iPad after the FBI requested them of career GSA staff without a subpoena. The letter also says a representative of the Special Counsel's Office told transition officials it did not recover any documents from that hardware, but failed "to disclose the critical fact that ... the Special Counsel's office had simultaneously received from the GSA tens of thousands of emails.""The materials produced by the GSA to the Special Counsel's Office therefore included materials protected by the attorney-client privilege, the deliberative process privilege, and the presidential communications privilege," the letter maintains.Axios first reported the existence of the emails, and Fox News first reported the transition lawyer's letter.The transition lawyer is asking the members of Congress to act to protect future presidential transitions from having "private records misappropriated by government agencies, particularly in the context of sensitive investigations intersecting with political motives." Specifically, the lawyer is asking if future transitions receive request or demand for documents it must provide notice to transition officials and an opportunity to respond.Top Donald Trump advisers are in the hot seat for their interactions with Russia over the course of the presidential campaign, transition and new administration. Here's a timeline of events.Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to head the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Here are some key developments of the investigation. The White House repeated Saturday that President Donald Trump has no intentions of firing Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller amid fresh speculation from a congresswoman that he would be doing so.[...]Republicans in Congr[...]



Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for radio showPrince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagementPrince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed on May 19, 2018Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step out for first joint royal eventMeghan Markle intends to become UK citizen after marriage to Prince HarryPrince Harry and Meghan Markle make first appearance after engagementRebel, soldier, activist: Prince Harry's not traditional royalObama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politicsObama joins Kimmel during charity late-night specialObama to meet with China's Xi during 3-country tripTrump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:17:39 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 22:16:47 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 13:45:44 GMTFri, 01 Dec 2017 13:54:55 GMTTue, 28 Nov 2017 15:32:43 GMTMon, 27 Nov 2017 15:56:02 GMTMon, 27 Nov 2017 14:02:21 GMTFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:30:00 GMTThu, 30 Nov 2017 05:41:53 GMTTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:54:33 GMTSat, 25 Nov 2017 21:24:01 GMT

Britain's Prince Harry is pulling out all the stops for his upcoming guest editor slot -- complete with a sit-down chat with former U.S. President Barack Obama.The interview recorded at September's Invictus Games in Toronto will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 27.In a teaser released Sunday, the pair's long-standing bromance was on full display as they traded quips while Harry explained his editorial process."Do I need a British accent?" Obama interrupts, shooting a smirk at the prince.Without missing a beat, Harry responds "not at all" before warning the former commander-in-chief that he'll get "the face" if there are any long pauses between answers.After Harry displays a mock-stern face, Obama grins before responding: "I don't want to see that face."Kensington Palace said the conversation focuses on the pair's "shared interest in building platforms for the next generation of young leaders."Obama also reminisced about his memories of leaving office and discussed his post-presidential work with the Obama Foundation, according to the palace.The prince and former president have been friends for several years. They were pictured laughing together at this year's Invictus Games in Canada. Harry, a military veteran, founded the event three years ago. Before Toronto, previous Games were held in London and Orlando, Florida.Last year, Obama and his wife, Michelle, challenged Harry and his British competitors "to bring it" ahead of the event in Orlando. Harry enlisted his grandmother, the Queen, for his comical response.Since Obama left the Oval Office, he has met Harry a number of times including stopping into Kensington Palace in May while he was touring Europe. During that meeting, they discussed shared interests around veterans and empowering young people.In addition to the Dec. 27 broadcast, Kensington Palace said the interview will also be released as a podcast.Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced they are engaged to be married. The couple made their first public appearance since the announcement at a photocall in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London. Britain's Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle will marry on May 19, 2018, Kensington Palace announced Friday. It is a staple of British royal life -- an outdoor meet-and-greet with enthusiastic locals, often in relatively mundane locations, and replete with potential pitfalls.Meghan Markle intends to become a UK citizen, the British royal family has announced, confirming that her marriage to Prince Harry would take place at Windsor Castle in May next year.Britain's Prince Harry and the American actor Meghan Markle have described their joy at the prospect of getting married, hours after their engagement was announced on Monday.He's no fan of the limelight. But Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor -- fifth in line to the British throne and better known as Prince Harry -- will have few places to hide after the announcement that he is engaged to his American girlfriend Meghan Markle.Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany.Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed "currently unemployed" former President Barack Obama to his fund-raising special on Tuesday night.Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush [...]



Residents in Mayaguez communities still without powerHurricane Maria derails wedding plans for Puerto Rican couplePuerto Rico: Death toll from hurricane climbs to 64 with 2 'indirect deaths'Thousands wait for roofs in Puerto RicoKissimmee utility unpaid by Whitefish for Puerto Rico contract

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:09:52 GMTTue, 12 Dec 2017 23:57:26 GMTSun, 10 Dec 2017 02:47:46 GMTThu, 07 Dec 2017 04:45:27 GMTThu, 30 Nov 2017 23:36:00 GMT

It has been close to three months since Hurricane Maria changed the landscape of Puerto Rico.

Electricity has been restored to 95 percent of the island, according to status.pr, but people like Jose Lopez tell News 6 that number is wrong. He lives in a community in Mayaguez called Barrio Quemado.

Dirt from the hill across the street from Lopez's home flooded the street and pinned a car against his home. It trapped him and his wife in their house for two days after Maria hit, and took 20 days to dig the car out of the mud and dirt.

"With a shovel. No one helped me," Lopez said.

And that help, he tells News 6, remains bleak. The roads have been cleared to a narrow lane at best.

Because of the tight corners, loose power lines and piles of remaining debris, the road continues to be dangerous to drive.

"The man in charge of Mayaguez, he is not doing his job. He just going to radio and this and that, but that's not the point. We need him to work with the people who really need it," Lopez said. "My neighbor has the same problems I have, you know?"

His neighbors at the top of the mountain, he tells News 6, are far worse. They are still living in in a home that has walls missing because they have no where else to go.

He described the night of the storm like it was hours ago. He said while the storm was hitting, at times, he thought he may not make it through the night.

Two weeks ago, he built a retaining concrete wall about 3 feet tall in front of his home.

His hope is that it will deter another car from crashing into his home. But as long as debris remains a constant around his community his fear remains.

Another strong storm or rainfall, and he says the next landslide could take his home or even his life.

A Puerto Rico evacuee who was supposed to get married before the storm hit is now trying to plan her dream wedding in Central Florida, despite her limited resources.

The number of people who died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria has risen to 64, the island's Department of Public Safety said Saturday.

A dispute over a government contract has slowed efforts to build temporary roofs for people in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers told CNN.

After Hurricane Maria, a small Montana company, Whitefish Energy Holdings, was awarded a $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's power. The company then hired other utility companies to fill the need for labor and equipment, including Florida companies.


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'Gross neglect' cited in recommendation to revoke license at day care where boy diedToddler left in Orlando day care van could not have opened doors, evidence showsAutopsy released for toddler who died in hot day care van'The child is dead:' 911 calls released in toddler's day care hot van death

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The Department of Children and Families has recommended that the Orlando day care where a 3-year-old boy died after being left for hours in a hot van have its license permanently revoked for what the agency calls "gross negligence."

If a judge sides with DCF's recommendation, Little Miracles Academy will also face a $5,500 fine in connection with the death of Myles Hill, who was found dead in one of the facility's vans on Aug. 7.

DCF alleges that Myles was marked present even though he never made it inside the day care facility, that a proper transportation log wasn't kept and that staff never conducted a sweep of the van to make sure no children were left behind.

"No staff member at either facility attempted to follow proper procedure on the day in question, nor did they attempt to remedy the violations by searching for Myles K. Hill, as he was missing. Myles K. Hill was just marked present at (the day care), when he was clearly not at the facility, and left to die in the back of the minivan at (Little Miracles Academy) on a hot August day," DCF officials wrote in the recommendation.

The van driver, Deborah St. Charles, is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with Myles' death. Both locations of Little Miracles Academy have been closed since then.

Evidence photos show that Myles never even made it out of the back seat of the van.

An autopsy report for a 3-year-old boy who was forgotten in a hot day care van for up to 11 hours confirmed that the toddler died from hyperthermia.

Screams and panic can be heard in a 911 call made from a woman who was at an Orlando day care moments after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a hot van, according to police.

 



Chile landslide leaves 5 dead, 15 missingPrince Harry interviews Barack Obama for radio showSuicide bomber kills 7 at church in PakistanAustralian police accuse man of acting as North Korean economic agentHow Australia's PM went swimming 50 years ago and vanished foreverTillerson confronts North Korea at UNFar-right party in Austria's new governmentFour dead, hundreds wounded as protests over Jerusalem hit second weekStrong earthquake strikes Indonesia; 3 deadPeru's President to face impeachment proceedingsMattis says North Korea isn't capable of striking the US

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At least five people are dead and 15 are still missing after a landslide swept through a remote village in southern Chile on Saturday, the country's president said.

The deadly catastrophe devastated the town of Villa Santa Lucia, near a popular national park in the Chaitén region following a deluge of rain on Friday.

President Michelle Bachelet confirmed the deaths -- including that of a tourist -- at a Saturday press conference, adding that eight people also were injured in the disaster. The tourist's name and nationality have not yet been publicly released.

Aerial video of the devastation showed debris and portions of the village half-buried beneath the mud in the valley, where emergency responders are continuing to search for the missing.

The Chilean president also offered her condolences to the families, saying on Twitter: "My deepest condolences to the families of Elsa Pineda and Claudia Ojeda, victims of the barrage in #VillaSantaLucía. Chile is with you!"

More than 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) of rain fell in 24 hours, but conditions were forecast to improve, according to a Reuters report citing Chile's Interior Ministry.

Villa Santa Lucia is 1,270 kilometers (790 miles) south of Santiago.

Britain's Prince Harry is pulling out all the stops for his upcoming guest editor slot.

A suicide bomber attacked a church packed with worshippers Sunday in Pakistan, leaving seven people dead and more than 20 others injured, authorities say.

Australian authorities arrested a 59-year-old man for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea with the intent of raising revenue for the Pyongyang government.

"Australia's Prime Minister Mr Harold Holt is missing."

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson directly rebutted North Korea's representative to the United Nations on Friday, rejecting his claim that the US is to blame for tensions on the Korean peninsula and declaring that he and the White House are in lockstep on policy.

Two Austrian political parties formed a government coalition with a far-right presence.

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in the West Bank and Gaza during violent clashes between Israeli troops and protesters opposed to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Three people were killed and seven others injured when a strong earthquake hit Indonesia late Friday, authorities said.

Peruvian lawmakers decided to move forward with proceedings to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski amid allegations of bribery in connection to one of the largest corruption scandals in Latin America.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday he does not believe that North Korea's current intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of hitting the continental US.




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Dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, with bruises on her arms and handcuffs around her wrists, Fitzgerald denied the allegations that she didn't pay rent because she thought she was going to die soon.

"I don't have anybody. My family is in Tennessee and I told them not to tell my son anything that's going on," she said.

Fitzgerald also said she tried to pay rent in October and was refused. She said the Franklin House offered her assistance and tried to find her another home, but she refused and she has refused help from her own family.

"I don't want them to help me. I don't need no help. I've got all the help I need," Fitzgerald said pointing to the sky.

Fitzgerald will not spend her 94th birthday in jail, but will be staying with a friend after leaving the Lake County Detention Center.

Police are searching for two women who they say stole thousands of dollars from an elderly woman in Volusia County.

Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for an elderly man with dementia who hasn't been seen since he walked away from his North Apopka residence.

Officers captured a man they said stole a purse from a woman at a Winn-Dixie Saturday morning and injured her.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested earlier this month in connection with a violent home invasion robbery was charged in connection with another case Friday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.


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