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Woman accused of killing mother; eyes found on cardboard box

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:45:00 PDT

A blood trail along a living room floor grew heavier in the kitchen and led to the garage of a Royal Palm Beach home. There, detectives say, was the body of Francisca Monteiro-Balla, 55, who had been slashed in her head, arms, chest and stomach.

Placed on top of a cardboard box: Monteiro-Balla’s...


Bridge collapse: Seconds separated those who lived and died

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:05:00 PDT

Brandon Brownfield was a husband, a father and a tower crane technician at Maxim Crane Works, according to his Facebook profile.

Ryan Lee, a friend who created a GoFundMe page for the family, described Brownfield as a “genuine stand-up family man” in an online post. As of Sunday, the page had collected...


Pregnant woman shot after finding men inside her townhome, police say

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:15:00 PDT

A pregnant woman was surprised by two men in her townhome and was shot, Boynton Beach police said.

The expectant mother, 24, who is five months along, was hospitalized in stable condition after the confrontation that brought police to the Preserve at Boynton Beach about 9:21 p.m. Sunday, said Stephanie...


Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg says gun reform activism is a way to cope with grief

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:40:00 PDT

Fresh off an evening flight from New York City where he appeared on several news shows, David Hogg darts into his house in Parkland, grabs a box of chocolates — a gift for a friend — and hops into his Honda Accord.

Within minutes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes into view in the distance....


With the March for Our Lives, 'we are fighting for your kids' | Opinion

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Jaclyn Corin delivered the following speech on March 16th at the Broward Workshop’s 10th Annual State of the County Forum.

I will never wake up on February 14th and feel the love generated by Valentine’s Day ever again. The universal day of admiration and compassion...


Palm Beach fashion icon Iris Apfel is now a Barbie doll

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:05:00 PDT

Watch out Malibu Barbie! There’s a new Barbie in town.

Palm Beach fashion personality Iris Apfel now has a Barbie doll modeled after her likeness.

The doll features Apfel’s signature round black glasses, silver hair and bright red lipstick.

“Have you see now I have my very own Barbie!” Apfel posted...


'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for NY governor

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:25:00 PDT

Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon said on Twitter Monday that she'll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary in September.

Her announcement sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible...


Stoneman Douglas survivors speak out on '60 Minutes'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:50:00 PDT

Five leaders of the #NeverAgain movement said Florida lawmakers get a C, or C-minus, grade for their response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The panel of student survivors appeared Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” with correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi. They reflected on their...


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt release song for March for Our Lives

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:15:00 PDT

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt have released a new song in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and their charge for gun reform.

A portion of the proceeds from “Found/Tonight” will go toward the March for Our Lives, the movement that on Saturday will bring rallies across...


Review: Awash Ethiopian in Miami Gardens is awash with African delights

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

Three and a half stars for Awash Ethiopian, which opened in fall 2017 in Miami Gardens with the flavors and spices of Ethiopia served on platters with spongy flatbread and eaten by hand.(image)

Miami Open breaks ground at Hard Rock Stadium

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:51:00 PDT

WME/IMG Co-President Mark Sharpiro, Serena Williams, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and The Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake broke ground on the field of Hard Rock Stadium after announcing the relocation of the Miami Open in 2019.


Car crashes into sheriff's office substation

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

A car crashed into a Broward Sheriff’s Office substation Monday — leaving a gaping hole in the building and sending one person to a hospital.

The crash at the South Broward district office, 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., in Pembroke Park happened shortly before 11:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office...


President Donald Trump will be at Mar-a-Lago during March for Our Lives rally, FAA advisory suggests

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:10:00 PDT

When students are marching in Washington in support of gun control, President Donald Trump will be at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, an advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration suggests.

Flight restrictions associated with presidential visits will be issued from Friday through Sunday,...


Don't ditch condoms yet, but male birth control pill shows early promise

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:51:00 PDT

An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study.

In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated."

And participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly...


Magic Leap invites developers, artists to preview first product

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:05:00 PDT

Magic Leap on Monday invited those who “code, craft, compose and create” to a technical preview of its first product, Magic Leap One, to be rolled out later this year.

The Plantation-based company said it has teamed with 3D engine providers Epic Games and Unity Technologies to open a “pathway to...


Concerns over massive data breach drive Facebook shares down

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:53:00 PDT

Facebook shares posted their steepest drop since 2015 as U.S. and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of the social network's users without their consent.

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are calling on Chief...


Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death in Arizona

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:10:00 PDT

Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.

The 49 year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber...


Miami Beach home built by former Formula 1 racer hits the market for $29.5 million

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT

A two-story Miami Beach home built and owned by former Formula 1 racer Edmund “Eddie” Irvine has hit the market, priced at $29.5 million. Julian Johnston of Calibre International Realty in Miami Beach has the listing.

Known as Casa Ischia, the 10,448-square-foot home at 428 S. Hibiscus Drive was...


Officials weigh merging fire departments in north Broward

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:00 PDT

In the latest proposal to overhaul emergency services, two Broward County cities are now considering merging their fire department with a larger agency.

The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department serves more than 116,000 people who live in those two cities. It is deciding whether to merge...


Austin likely facing 'serial bomber,' police chief says after fourth bombing this month

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:56:00 PDT

Fear mounted across Texas' capital on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — a blast triggered this time by a nearly invisible tripwire, demonstrating what police called a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the previous attacks.

Two men were wounded in the explosion...


Trump's opioid plan calls for death penalty for drug traffickers

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:00 PDT

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as...


For Florida school shooter, death penalty or life in prison?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:25:00 PDT

Five students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who have been calling for greater gun control measures in the wake of the shooting at their school appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” last night. Among the questions posed to them was whether accused shooter Nikolas Cruz should receive the death...


Our problem is America’s gun culture, not mental illness alone | Opinion

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Warning signs about the shooter in the February school massacre in Parkland, Florida were seemingly missed. This omission apparently dominates attention today, not the role of America’s gun culture.

The FBI missed an informer’s warning. “We made mistakes here. No question about that,” said FBI...


Putin's reelection takes him one step closer to becoming Russian leader for life

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:49:00 PDT

With his reelection, Vladimir Putin took one step closer to becoming Russian leader for life.

On paper, Putin's victory gave him a new six-year term as president. But some of his most visible allies quickly signaled they saw it as a mandate for something greater than that: leader of the Russian...


Mother, child sitting at bus stop when car plows into it

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:00:00 PDT

A mother and her child were sitting at a bus stop in Oakland Park when a car plowed into the bus shelter.

The woman was seriously injured in the leg, officials said. Both the mother and child were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies responded to...