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Lawmakers and regulators respond to airport crisis

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:20:00 PDT

Fort Lauderdale – A South Florida congresswoman plans to introduce legislation to improve airport emergency procedures in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the chaos that followed January’s mass-shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in an interview with the Sun...

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:30:00 PDT

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to the United States Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time to move on after 38 years in elected office.

“It's been such a delight and a high honor to serve...

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2 unhurt after plane goes down near Sawgrass Expressway

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:45:00 PDT

A small plane crashed in the Everglades northwest of the Sawgrass Expressway and Sample Road about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, but the two people on board were not injured, a Coral Springs fire official said.

A Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter landed on a nearby levee and confirmed that both the pilot...

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Man arrested after leaving scene of fatal crash in Boynton

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:15:00 PDT

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when he collided with a pickup whose driver left the scene, police say.

Brandon Wesson, of Palm Beach Gardens, was heading west on Hypoluxo Road around 1 a.m. when he was hit by Victor Villanueva Rivera, 48, who was making a left turn onto Lawrence...

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Patron injured in shooting at Lauderdale Lakes bar

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:35:00 PDT

One person was injured in a nightclub shooting Sunday when a security guard shot a patron during a scuffle, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The injured patron got a ride to the hospital from a friend shortly after the 4 a.m. shooting at the South Rock Lounge Bar & Grill, 3670 N. State...

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Trump invites controversial Philippine leader Duterte to the White House

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:08:00 PDT

Signaling what's perhaps a warming relationship between their two countries, President Donald Trump invited the controversial leader of the Philippines to the White House in a phone call Saturday.

The two leaders had "a very friendly conversation" in which they talked about the North Korea threat,...

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Bour's blast, 6 RBI power Marlins past Pirates, snap four-game skid

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:50:00 PDT

The Miami Marlins struggled for a week to put together productive innings.

Justin Bour had struggled at the plate most of the season, aside from hitting a three-run homer that culminated a six-run sixth inning at San Diego on April 22.

Bour played the role of the big bopper again Sunday with his...

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11 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:37:00 PDT

At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds in Arkansas,...

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Delray teen arrested in fatal shooting

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:35:00 PDT

Teenager Steny Louis has been arrested and charged with Saturday afternoon’s slaying of Einstein Mondesir, a 21-year-old father of two.

Louis, 17, faces first-degree murder charges, Delray Beach police say.

Louis was taken into custody about 90 minutes after police say he shot Mondesir several...

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Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:07:00 PDT

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been taken to Lukla, where the...

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Donald Trump tries to lower his property taxes in South Florida

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Even after moving to the White House, President Donald Trump is still trying to shrink what he owes in South Florida property taxes.

Trump and his companies paid at least $2.9 million in 2016 taxes. By comparison, local law enforcement has spent $3.7 million to protect him during seven visits to...

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Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:55:00 PDT

In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media.

And it's been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised “an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded” on the Bahamian island of Exuma.

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Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:27:00 PDT

A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh in the ocean off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.

The attack occurred Saturday near San Onofre State Beach in northern San Diego County.

"All of the back of...

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Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:28:00 PDT

Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.

With President Donald Trump sending his regrets,...

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'Birdman' Chris Andersen's Pinecrest home could be yours for $3.94M

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:00:00 PDT

'Birdman' Chris Andersen's Pinecrest home could be yours for $3.94M. Read the full story here.

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Palm Beach County schools chief links Netflix series to spike in suicide threats

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:05:00 PDT

Palm Beach County Superintendent Robert Avossa is linking a Netflix series about suicide to a recent spike in district students cutting themselves and threatening suicide.

He sent a letter to parents Friday voicing his concerns about the new series, “13 Reasons Why.” The show, based on a 2007 novel,...

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Fort Lauderdale should hit pause on Bahia Mar makeover | Editorial

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:30:00 PDT

A dangerous dance is underway over the future of Bahia Mar, the marina-resort complex on 29 acres of public land between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway on Fort Lauderdale beach.

Before the music stops, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners, who oversee the land's long-term lease with...

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Man arrested in machete attack at Ky. college coffee shop, told Republican student 'you are safe'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:48:00 PDT

A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.

The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student,...

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Vacation rentals might win more legal protections from local laws

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:10:00 PDT

You settle in for a quiet weekend at home, and suddenly, a crowd shows up next door. They’ve rented the place for a few days. It’s not quiet time — it’s party time.

In some desirable destination towns, that scenario has been on constant play. The little seaside town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea this...

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From a $600 bank robbery to rehab, South Florida woman says being arrested saved her life

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:00 PDT

The best thing that ever happened to Sonya Clark, she says, was getting arrested after she robbed $600 from a South Florida bank last November.

Like many people arrested for committing crimes, the former Boynton Beach resident says she was in the throes of a desperate addiction to drugs when she...

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Climate protesters in South Florida march against Trump's policies

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:05:00 PDT

South Florida’s environmentalists say President Donald Trump’s administration is in need of a climate change.

Hundreds of protesters turned out Saturday, Trump’s 100th day in office, for the People’s Climate March in Fort Lauderdale. The march, as well as similar protests in West Palm Beach and...

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Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:37:00 PDT

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Cuba's military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana at 6:38 a.m. and crashed outside...

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Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:11:00 PDT

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black."

The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, announced the move on Twitter early Saturday. The post included a link to an illegal file-sharing...

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Pope Francis' timely visit comforts grief-stricken Christians in Egypt

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:49:00 PDT

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

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At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:21:00 PDT

President Donald Trump is turning from his dramatic debut as an outsider president to focus on advancing his plans to cut taxes and get tough on trade deals.

"We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore," he said Saturday in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex...

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