Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

The moon threw some shade on Palm Beach County Monday afternoon, but those hoping for celestial drama had to settle for a slight but distinct dimming of the afternoon sun and maybe a crick in the neck. The far bigger spectacle was the sight of tens of thousands of people from Jupiter to Boca Raton pausing their quotidian activities for an hour or more to stand outside in the blistering heat to...


FORECAST: Storms could bring 3-plus inches of rain to PB County

FORECAST: Storms could bring 3-plus inches of rain to PB County

That tropical system hovering just off the southeast Florida coast will make things wet and windy starting Tuesday, and likely all week, the National Weather Service’s Miami office said Monday. The weather service gives a 60 percent chance that 3 inches or more will fall across the region through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rain was expected to move in as early as Monday night, weather service meteorologist...
NEW: Loxhatchee man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal hit-and-run

NEW: Loxhatchee man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal hit-and-run

A Loxahatchee man is facing vehicular homicide charges after he allegedly rear-ended a car at a high rate of speed early Monday, then fled the scene without rendering aid, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jacob T. Gordon, 21, is facing charges of vehicular homicide, hit-and-run in a crash causing death, DUI with property damage, driving without a license in a crash causing...
NEW: Boynton man facing attempted murder charge booked into jail

NEW: Boynton man facing attempted murder charge booked into jail

A Boynton Beach man arrested in Georgia last week in connection with the shooting of a 24-year-old man is expected to make a bond appearance Tuesday morning. Derrick Michael Todd, 22, is facing attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm charges and was booked Monday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Todd and Roland Joseph...
Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder

Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder

It was Martha Jo Bailey’s first day on the job at the Denny’s on U.S. 1 in Lantana, hardly a good time for a friend to call the restaurant and tell her that her little sister, 27-year-old Dana Fader, was missing. “I said ‘I can’t do this right now,’” Bailey told a Palm Beach County jury Monday, the first day of a death penalty trial for 50-year-old Rodney...
BREAKING: Jupiter police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

BREAKING: Jupiter police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

Jupiter police need the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a bank Monday afternoon. The man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Jupiter West Plaza on West Indiantown Road west of Central Boulevard at about 12:55 p.m. and implied to a bank teller that he had a weapon, police said. He then asked the teller for money. Police said the man left the bank without any money and...
NEW: Lindsey Lohan’s stepmom hospitalized after she threatened police

NEW: Lindsey Lohan’s stepmom hospitalized after she threatened police

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Kate Major Lohan, the stepmother of actress Lindsey Lohan, called 911 after an argument she had with her husband, Michael Lohan, claiming he took their children. She told dispatchers that if the Boca Raton police didn’t find them, “she would kill us all,” according to a police report. Major Lohan told dispatchers that her husband had punched her in the face and...
NEW: Suit alleges PBSO deputies, nurse used excessive force on inmate

NEW: Suit alleges PBSO deputies, nurse used excessive force on inmate

Four Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies and a jail nurse held a handcuffed inmate down on the ground to the point of nearly killing him in 2013, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. Timothy Dillon had to be resuscitated after he was restrained by deputies William Wheeler, George McMahon, Samuel Blanco and Lavonte Chastine along with nurse Elton Butler after a medical check on Aug...
NEW: West Palm to remove Confederate monument; ‘We lost our patience’

NEW: West Palm to remove Confederate monument; ‘We lost our patience’

The mayor said Monday the city will remove a 10-foot-tall memorial to Confederate soldiers that’s stood at Woodlawn Cemetery for decades but recently joined others nationwide as symbols of a wound that has not healed. The city’s move came just one day after the marker was found Sunday afternoon to have been vandalized. The structure was erected in 1941 by the Daughters of the Confederacy...
JUST IN: How to find cheap gas in Palm Beach County before prices rise

JUST IN: How to find cheap gas in Palm Beach County before prices rise

The average gasoline price dipped a cent in Palm Beach County Monday to $2.35 a gallon for regular from a week ago, while Florida’s average fell 2 cents to $2.24, but prices are expected to go up this week, AAA said. FOURTH OF JULY GAS PRICES WERE THE LOWEST IN 12 YEARS Florida’s average fell to $2.24 Monday from $2.26 a week ago. “Robust fuel supplies pushed retail prices lower...
Mar-a-Lago Club’s property value jumps 10%; see how much other Palm Beach County landmarks rose (or fell)

Mar-a-Lago Club’s property value jumps 10%; see how much other Palm Beach County landmarks rose (or fell)

President Donald Trump often crows about the sublime surroundings and topnotch value of his Mar-a-Lago Club, and it seems the folks at the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s office agree: Trump’s  winter White House was the rare piece of property to post a double-digit gain in value for 2016. The property appraiser just posted its market values as of Jan. 1, 2017, and it pegs...
Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex'' Alles, in an interview with...
BREAKING: Other Trump venues lose events as charities flee Mar-a-Lago

BREAKING: Other Trump venues lose events as charities flee Mar-a-Lago

It may not be just Mar-a-Lago that could be losing business. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach is on the outs with 20 charities that have pulled their upcoming winter fundraisers, following Trump’s controversial remarks in the aftermath of the deadly violence in the Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month. Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach and...
Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

The Kravis Center late Sunday became the 20th organization to cancel a charity event scheduled for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Its annual wine auction, a fundraiser for the Kravis Center, will be Feb. 1 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, officials announced this morning. "The executive committee of the Kravis Center’s board met this morning and formalized...
Police: Desperate to see eclipse, Florida car thief stops to buy mask

Police: Desperate to see eclipse, Florida car thief stops to buy mask

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation today, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens in Palm Beach County and across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found out in Central Florida. Jocsan...

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Lantana

A pedestrian was flown to a trauma center Monday night after being struck by a vehicle on South Dixie Highway in Lantana, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The injured man was found on the roadway at the intersection with Sterns Street. The crash took place around 8:15 p.m. » Get the latest breaking news at PalmBeachPost.com
NEW: Solar eclipse amazes, but just another day at the office at FPL

NEW: Solar eclipse amazes, but just another day at the office at FPL

It amazed much of the country, but Monday’s total solar eclipse was another day at the office for Florida Power & Light Co. Since FPL generates just 1 percent of its electricity from solar power, the eclipse had no impact on the utility’s ability to meet the demand for electricity. It was similar to a cloudy day. Florida’s new solar law expected to boost business usage At 2:49 p...
Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover made Monday’s the eclipse tough to see at Juno Beach Pier, but dozens showed up (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Sharing eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park on Monday afternoon for the rare celestial event. Read full coverage in The Palm Beach Post. “It’s...
WATCH: During eclipse, NASA sees Space Station move across sun

WATCH: During eclipse, NASA sees Space Station move across sun

A NASA photographer captured a stunning image during the total solar eclipse on Monday.  The photo shows the International Space Station clearly set against the sun as the moon began to cast its shadow. The Space Station’s Twitter account also posted a video that shows the massive orbiting spacecraft moving from the right to left across the face of the sun.  The video was shot with...
NEW: 8-year-old fatally ejected during South Florida car crash

NEW: 8-year-old fatally ejected during South Florida car crash

An 8-year-old girl died this morning after being ejected from her family’s minivan during a car accident on her way to school.   The child, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was flown to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Miami Herald.  The girl’s mother, who was driving the vehicle, was also taken to...
Report: Woman decapitated in freak accident after giving birth

Report: Woman decapitated in freak accident after giving birth

A woman was killed in a freak accident just a short time after giving birth, according to news reports. Rocío Cortés Núñez, 25, of Spain gave birth by Caesarian section at a hospital Sunday, according to the BBC. As Núñez was being transported by a trolley to a maternity ward via an elevator, it began to rise with the doors open and part of her body still...
Florida woman admits showing pornography to child

Florida woman admits showing pornography to child

A Florida woman is accused of showing pornography to children. Police say Brianna Ricks, 19, of Alachua County showed pornographic images on her cellphone to children between the ages on 9 and 17, according to the Gainesville Sun. When confronted by authorities, Ricks admitted that she showed the video and photos, which came from social media, to a minor on Friday. Other minors also reported...
Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

A racegoer who placed a 40-cent bet at a Florida racetrack was rewarded with a $259,573.34 payoff. The unidentified person bought a ticket that includes six numbers, which represent a horse in each of the final six races of the day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, according to the Orlando Sentinel. All six horses on the ticket won their races Saturday, resulting in the jackpot for the lucky...
JUST IN: 2 teens painted swastika on Chihuahua's head as a prank 

JUST IN: 2 teens painted swastika on Chihuahua's head as a prank 

Two teenagers painted a swastika on a Chihuahua’s head with nail polish as a joke, according to police in Arizona.  A Phoenix-area woman, who was not identified by KPNX, said the Chihuahua turned up on her doorstep last week. "She’s thinking, ‘What is this?’” the woman’s cousin, Sally Andrade, told KPNX. “’Is this a message towards me?...
LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’

LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’

Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d) a shot across his bow” from a Subaru Outback SUV while he drove...
NEW: South Florida woman points gun at family in latest road rage incident 

NEW: South Florida woman points gun at family in latest road rage incident 

A Florida woman was arrested after she pointed a gun at a family late Saturday night.  Christina Bonner, 29, of Northeast Miami-Dade, had a child and another passenger in the car when she started tailgating a man on U.S. 1 in Key Largo, according to the Miami Herald.  As she passed him, Bonner then pointed a gun at the 44-year-old North Miami man, who had his wife and child in the car...
JUST IN: Unverified glasses cause Florida school to ditch eclipse-watching plans

JUST IN: Unverified glasses cause Florida school to ditch eclipse-watching plans

Students at a Florida school had their solar eclipse watching plans  nixed after it was determined that their solar glasses aren’t verified. Community Day School in Sarasota ordered 150 solar glasses from Amazon, but were forced to throw the glasses out after receiving a warning from Amazon that the glasses were not verified, according to WFTS. The school is working to put together...
NEW: Boy Scouts stop wildfire with pots of water 

NEW: Boy Scouts stop wildfire with pots of water 

A Boy Scout troop put out a wildfire using only pots last Monday.  West Seattle's troop 282 was on a five-day camping trip when they spotted the fire near Lower Tuscohatchie Lake in the Central Cascades, KING5 reported.  The Scouts formed a “bucket brigade” to pour water on the flames. It took about two hours to put it out, according to KING5.  &ldquo...
Solar eclipse 2017 puts sleepy town of Franklin, N.C., on the map

Solar eclipse 2017 puts sleepy town of Franklin, N.C., on the map

Not since the days of biblical Noah have so many longed to see the sun. Here Comes the Sun was not just a Beatles anthem. It was a wish, a prayer, a hope for so many, not just in western North Carolina, but across a 70-mile-wide swath of sky from the beaches of Oregon to the shores of South Carolina. In the past week, 60 percent chance of showers at eclipse time in Franklin, N.C., eventually fell...
NEW: JetBlue flight to PBIA lands in Raleigh after pilot reports smoke

NEW: JetBlue flight to PBIA lands in Raleigh after pilot reports smoke

A JetBlue flight headed to West Palm Beach from New York’s LaGuardia Airport was diverted to North Carolina after the crew reported a possible mechanical issue, according to JetBlue. Flight 461, which was intended to land at 10:20 this morning, landed safely at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and was redirected “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a release from...
Solar eclipse 2017: Restaurant, bar deals to celebrate the eclipse today

Solar eclipse 2017: Restaurant, bar deals to celebrate the eclipse today

Today is the day. The solar eclipse of 2017 is almost here. Restaurants and bars around the county are helping celebrate the celestial event. Here’s a roundup of deals for eclipse day: The Harbourside eatery is offering a special margarita paring for ‘Margarita Monday’. Enjoy shrimp and calamari diablo pared with the smoked old-fashioned margarita. The specialty margarita is only...
LATEST: Florida family’s house repainted after slur: ‘It’s small, but our hearts are full’

LATEST: Florida family’s house repainted after slur: ‘It’s small, but our hearts are full’

A Florida family woke up Friday morning to a racial slur spray-painted across their home.  Dayna and James White, of Citrus Hills, had their home vandalized with big, red letters that read “No” followed by the N-word, according to the Citrus County Chronicle.  “It was appalling. It was literally disgusting," Dayna White, 51, told BayNews9. “It took...
JUST IN: Roaches lead to closing of Hooters, Wendy’s and Rocky’s bistro

JUST IN: Roaches lead to closing of Hooters, Wendy’s and Rocky’s bistro

State inspectors temporarily shut down three restaurants — a Hooters, a Wendy’s and Rocky’s Italian Bistro — in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach last week for high-priority violations involving roaches or flying insects and numerous other violations. Hooters, 2020 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach was cited Friday for five high-priority violations including...
Many PBC schools are largely empty today as kids stay home for eclipse

Many PBC schools are largely empty today as kids stay home for eclipse

File photo Classrooms sat mostly empty in many public schools across Palm Beach County this morning as parents kept their children home in anticipation of today’s solar eclipse. Teachers reported widespread absences in their classrooms today, with some saying only a handful of kids showed up this morning. The school district gave parents the option to keep...
NEW: South Florida Uber driver suing company over firearm policy 

NEW: South Florida Uber driver suing company over firearm policy 

A South Florida Uber driver is suing the company over its firearm policy.  Jose Mejia, 28, drives for Uber part-time and says he doesn’t feel safe without his gun, WPLG reports. However, Uber bans drivers and passengers from carrying guns, even if the firearms are legally registered. “I'm not able to protect myself or defend myself, and remember we have regular cars -- there's...
Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Where was “Saturday Night Live” star and “Game of Thrones” fanatic Leslie Jones doing her weekly GoT tweets from Sunday night? A West Palm Beach hotel. And before regaling fans with her weekly Twitter impressions of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” she made a brief but lasting impression on cancer survivor and activist Barbara Abernathy during...
PHOTOS: Plane crashes, catches fire on Florida bridge

PHOTOS: Plane crashes, catches fire on Florida bridge

A single-engine plane crashed and caught fire on the Flagler Beach Bridge Sunday evening.  Pilot, Stevan Locki, 35, of Fort Lauderdale, and his passenger, Brandi Lee Bishop, 34, of Miami, did not sustain any injuries during the accident, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en"...
BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game

BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game

A West Palm Beach teen was arrested Friday night after she reportedly fired a stun gun while at the Park Vista High School football game, school police records show. A teacher told a school officer during the preseason game against Pahokee High School that he’d seen a girl with bright pink hair set off a stun gun. MORE: RB Washington powers Pahokee past Park Vista in preseason HS football The...
LATEST: How Palm Beach County watched today’s solar eclipse

LATEST: How Palm Beach County watched today’s solar eclipse

UPDATE: With plastic glasses and homemade viewers crafted out of cereal boxes in hand, about 30 people gathered outside the Lake Park Library to see the total solar eclipse Monday afternoon. UPDATE: Sharing solar eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park in Jupiter...
JUST IN: Florida man dies after playing in waves at the beach

JUST IN: Florida man dies after playing in waves at the beach

A Florida man died during a trip to the beach on Sunday. The 65-year-old Port Orange man — whose name had not been released as of Monday morning — was waist-deep in the water at Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores when he became unresponsive and needed to be pulled from the water, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. CPR was performed on the man before he was...
Will potential Democratic governor candidate cash in on the eclipse?

Will potential Democratic governor candidate cash in on the eclipse?

Trial lawyer and potential Democratic governor candidate John Morgan is promoting eclipse-viewing safety, and offering his firm’s services if things go bad. Trial lawyer and potential Florida Democratic candidate for governor John Morgan is cautioning people to be safe when viewing today’s solar eclipse — and promoting his firm’s litigatory...
Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was no stranger to South Florida. He made one of his best movies here — “The Bellboy” was shot at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. When he made one in Palm Beach County, though, it was one of his worst. And Palm Beach County didn’t make it easy for him, either. In 1979, he came here to star in and direct &ldquo...
NEW: Deputy shoots 100-pound bulldog after it attacks Florida woman

NEW: Deputy shoots 100-pound bulldog after it attacks Florida woman

A Martin County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an American Bulldog early Monday after it viciously attacked a woman who was taking him for a walk, Sheriff William Snyder said. The dog — a 4-year-old named Otto — attempted to attack a rabbit and pulled the woman walking him to the ground. After she fell, the dog began mauling her, according to a sheriff’s report. Emergency...
NEW: 1 critically injured, 13 dogs dead after explosion in Florida house

NEW: 1 critically injured, 13 dogs dead after explosion in Florida house

Two houses caught on fire in Pasco County Sunday leaving one person critically injured and 13 dogs dead, according to authorities.  A house in Port Richey exploded after authorities believe a generator in a garage sparked a flame. That house and the neighbor’s house caught on fire, WTSP reported.  One person was flown to a trauma center where the individual is being treated for...
Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Hundreds of sea turtle lovers and shoppers gathered Saturday at The Gardens Mall to learn about and contribute to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to help sea turtles. The free event was from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Court of the mall. Some merchants donated a portion of their sales on Saturday to LMC. Marian is a sea turtle patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center    ...
LATEST: Two kids, two guns, slew of bullets in car linked to shooting

LATEST: Two kids, two guns, slew of bullets in car linked to shooting

Two toddlers, two guns and 49 bullets sat in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier last week while the driver sped away from a home where someone reportedly fired a gun, city police records state. It’s unclear who exactly fired that shot late Tuesday at a home on Northeast 20th Avenue, but authorities determined six-time convicted felon Cleavon Allen should not have been there. Allen, who told police...
11 members of Cleveland Browns kneel during national anthem

11 members of Cleveland Browns kneel during national anthem

Eleven members of the Browns knelt in protest during the national anthem before Monday night’s NFL preseason game between Cleveland and the New York Giants, the Plain Dealer reported.  According to the Plain Dealer, Those who took a knee were tight end Seth DeValve, running backs Duke Johnson Jr. and Terrence Magee, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor...

Elephant friendly Assam

This time of year, when hydration is so important and enjoyable, we often take our tea chilled. But if my read of the seasonal tea leaves is correct, the days of steaming cups are fast approaching. With so many excuses to drink tea, it’s no wonder it’s the second most popular beverage in the world, behind water. Half of all the tea in the world is grown by small farmers, which is remarkable...
Coffee custard transforms plain ice cream into sundae with a kick

Coffee custard transforms plain ice cream into sundae with a kick

Affogato means drowned, and it’s a distressing thing to witness after dinner. Innocent vanilla ice cream, cowering in a cup, is doused with scalding espresso. Way too “Game of Thrones.” The Italian dessert is supposed to serve up contrast: hot and cold, sweet and bitter, vanilla and espresso. But the hot shot melts the cold scoop, yielding lukewarm coffee soup. I called in rewrite...
Piecaken — yes, a pie inside a cake! — gets a makeover that kids can bake

Piecaken — yes, a pie inside a cake! — gets a makeover that kids can bake

It’s high summer. For kids, the novelty of no school has worn off, while for parents, the resumption of school remains far off. Chances are, the list of diversions is running thin. So imagine this scene: Mom, what can I do? I’m sooooo bored. Well, how about we bake something? You mean Rice Krispies bars? That’s not baking. How about a piecaken? Piecaken? Awesome! If you’ve...
Test Kitchen: A dozen ways to beef up burger toppings

Test Kitchen: A dozen ways to beef up burger toppings

The patty or protein of choice may take center stage with burgers, but toppings and condiments can make or break burgers. And so, it’s time to ditch the standard ketchup, mayo and mustard (or at least spice them up) condiments, toppings and bun. Here’s a dozen ways to dress up any burger whether it’s made with beef, poultry, lamb or is a vegetarian-style. Toppings • Buns: Potato...
Sausage lover’s menu, from breakfast to dinner to salami crisp snack

Sausage lover’s menu, from breakfast to dinner to salami crisp snack

I’ve devised a food day that will surely please my father on his 89th birthday. A long-retired butcher, my dad has marked many special occasions making and cooking sausage. From the family’s paprika and garlicky Hungarian pork sausage, to grilled veal bratwurst and thuringer buried in sauerkraut, the man enjoys it all. It’s not difficult to enjoy the rich, flavorful indulgence of...
Get sharp in the kitchen with cutting tool tips

Get sharp in the kitchen with cutting tool tips

In my mind’s eyes, I can still see the shower of sparks fly and hear the sudden shrill noise as steel met the whirling stone wheel. It is way back in the past — way more than 70 years ago — and the itinerant knife-grinder was plying his trade, sharpening all kinds of knives and cutting tools brought in by the cook and his mate. And we kids were out there in force to witness the &ldquo...
Keep dinner light with this chicken potato salad

Keep dinner light with this chicken potato salad

This light, summer roasted chicken potato salad uses only one pot. It won’t heat up your kitchen and takes only 20 minutes to make. I use a bought roasted or rotisserie chicken breast for the salad. It is cooked on the bone and generally is moist and flavorful. There are many brands of roasted chicken breast that are boned, skinned and cut ready to use. These will work fine in this recipe and...

Diabetes Quick Fix: Salmon, Quinoa and Corn Salad

Salmon, corn and quinoa are typical Chilean ingredients. Here they are combined to make a quick salad supper. Quinoa is an ancient grain that is indigenous to the Andes Mountains in South America. It’s considered a super crop because it contains more protein than any other grain and is a good source of fiber. It can be cooked like rice. Using frozen corn and lima beans and diced tomatoes from...
Essential eating: Gazpacho sevillano speaks deliciously of summer

Essential eating: Gazpacho sevillano speaks deliciously of summer

It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s hard to imagine anything, if you’re a tomato lover, more purely thrilling and chilling than a great bowl of gazpacho. Dive in. Lift your spoon, take a sip. Perfectly smooth, more satin than silk, it’s a burst of flavor in your mouth: ripe tomato, but bright — uplifted by the lovely soft tang of sherry vinegar. That is the taste of summer...
Why wine is a friend to Italian sausage

Why wine is a friend to Italian sausage

The savoriness of Italian sausage is complemented by the sweetness of just slightly cooked Sun Gold cherry tomatoes in this effortless pasta dish. The wine should be as easy. We have three choices that bring the acidity you’ll want to match the richness. Make this: Sausage, Tomato and Goat Cheese Pasta Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pint Sun Gold...
When bad drinks go good

When bad drinks go good

Just as the cocktail renaissance has brought renewed fame to classics like the martini, the Manhattan and the Negroni, it has heaped fresh infamy on a rogues’ gallery of less classy concoctions, most of which emerged during the final decades of the last century. Now a backlash of sorts has begun, as some high-end bartenders apply their skills to a new challenge: doing bad drinks well. Chaim...
Salsa: the spice of life

Salsa: the spice of life

Goodbye, McDonald’s. Hello, Chipotle. It has been some years now since salsa overtook ketchup as America’s favorite condiment. Americans buy more tortillas than hamburger or hot dog buns and more tortilla chips than potato chips. Mexican food — or at least Tex-Mex, which is one narrow slice of the giant pie that is Mexican cuisine — has become assimilated. It is now so popular...
Zucchini boats with mushrooms, pepitas and goat cheese

Zucchini boats with mushrooms, pepitas and goat cheese

It’s hard out there for a zucchini. To novices, they’re often confused for cucumbers. To gardening experts, they’re that bountiful plant that puts off so much fruit that you won’t ever been able to eat it all. To people in between, they’re that green summer squash that you can interchange with yellow squash in just about every single recipe that calls for either one....
Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder’s mask to watch eclipse

Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder’s mask to watch eclipse

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation Monday, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found out in Central Florida. Jocsan Feliciano Rosado stopped at...
Jay-Z dedicates ‘Numb/Encore’ performance to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Jay-Z dedicates ‘Numb/Encore’ performance to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

While performing a set at Virgin V Festival in Chelmsford, England, Sunday, Jay-Z paid tribute to Chester Bennington, the late Linkin Park singer. UsWeekly reported that the rap icon, 47, mentioned Bennington by name before performing “Numb/Encore,” a 2004 single that was a collaboration between Jay and Linkin Park. “Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester, Linkin...
USS John S. McCain collision: Damage being assessed, international search for missing sailors

USS John S. McCain collision: Damage being assessed, international search for missing sailors

The United States Navy said it will continue to investigate the collision involving the USS John S. McCain as the vessel’s damage is being assessed. As that happens, the U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs said in a news post that search efforts are continuing for the 10 soldiers who are still missing. Five sailors are injured. “Search and rescue efforts continue in coordination with...
WATCH: President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan

WATCH: President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan

Going against his own gut feeling that he should pull military forces out of Afghanistan, President Donald Trump on Monday night vowed to intensify American actions against terrorists based in the region, though he gave few details on how U.S. policy would change or on how many more soldiers would be sent in, as the American presence in Afghanistan seems likely to continue...
Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry was not happy when his close friend was injured on Monday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Philadelphia – When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. injured his knee in Monday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry did not hold back. “This is why I hate preseason bull—-,” Landry tweeted. Beckham...
What is Trump’s plan for Afghanistan?

What is Trump’s plan for Afghanistan?

President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from Fort Myer on Monday night. “I am here tonight to lay out our path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia,” he said.  The United States “must seek an honorable and enduring outcome” worthy of the sacrifices that have been made. The consequences of a rapid exit are “both predictable and unacceptable.” Trump said...
Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Jesse Davis is in the mix for a starting job. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA–The name Jesse Davis probably doesn’t sound familiar to Dolphins fans even though he’s been with the team since last November. Turns out, he’s one of this season’s training camp surprises. Davis, who withstood two-plus years of practice squad duty, is in the mix to be an opening day...
Donald Trump’s plan in Afghanistan: Transcript from his speech 

Donald Trump’s plan in Afghanistan: Transcript from his speech 

On Monday, President Donald Trump gave a speech in which he discussed U.S. policy in Afghanistan The remarks indicate that the 16-year war, the longest conflict in American history, may continue for some time, as Trump declined to give a specific timeline of when troops will pull out and would not discuss troop numbers. Read a full transcript of Trump’s remarks, from Fort Meyer in Arlington...
Sports teams poke fun at eclipse through social media

Sports teams poke fun at eclipse through social media

Several sports teams had some fun with Monday's solar eclipse, taking to social media to put their own spin on the celestial rarity. The Atlanta Hawks gleefully blocked out the Suns, who were only too happy to block them back. And there was a total eclipse of the Hart in Philadelphia. Let’s start in Atlanta, where the Hawks’ Twitter account noted that “in honor of the sun being blocked...

Jim McElwain tells UF pep rally crowd Gators are going to Dallas to ‘beat the heck out of Michigan’

Jim McElwain is feeling pretty good about his Gators squad. That much evident during a pep rally with University of Florida students on Sunday. The football program used Periscope to broadcast the event, which included a short address from McElwain to the student body. And the Gators coach didn’t disappoint. After giving a spirited speech about how The Swamp was the...
Tennessee Titans players enjoy eclipse after practice

Tennessee Titans players enjoy eclipse after practice

Members of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans were treated to a post-practice eclipse party Monday, and players laid on the field with pairs of glasses to view the celestial wonder, ESPN reported. Nashville was in the path of the solar eclipse that raced through the United States on Monday, and Titans players viewed it as Bruce Springsteen songs like “Blinded by the Light” and &ldquo...
Watch the International Space Station fly across the solar eclipse

Watch the International Space Station fly across the solar eclipse

A NASA photographer managed to capture the moment that the International Space Station moved across the solar eclipse Monday in a series of rare high-speed photos. Space agency photo editor Joel Kowsky used a high-speed camera from a vantage point in Banner, Wyoming to shoot the eclipse at the exact moment the ISS flew in front of it 250 miles above the Earth. With a crescent-shaped sun as the backdrop...
To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

Dolphins guard Ted Larsen (62), who has a biceps tear, works against guard Isaac Asiata (68) in Davie. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Coaches know going hard in practice carries risks and rewards. So does going easy. Still, it was hard to read Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback this week, on how both the Steelers and Seahawks go after one another in their...
Humorous warning to protect horses during eclipse goes viral

Humorous warning to protect horses during eclipse goes viral

An animal rescue organization in Florida had a humorous solution for protecting horses during Monday’s solar eclipse, and it has gotten plenty of support online. Heartland Rescue Ranch of Panama City shared a photo of a horse with a bra strapped around its face, covering its eyes, KDVR reported. The original Facebook post has been shared more than 180,000 times since Aug. 17. Staring at...

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin favors more rotation in ‘suboptimal’ SEC scheduling

Monday’s historic total solar eclipse had a way of putting many things in perspective, and yes, it can also help to do that when it comes to college football scheduling. On Monday afternoon, Georgia football beat writer Marc Weiszer pointed out the fact that it would be another seven years before an eclipse of the same kind will be seen in the United States. However,...
Missouri newlyweds say ‘I do’ during eclipse

Missouri newlyweds say ‘I do’ during eclipse

For newlyweds Samantha and Cameron Kuhn, Monday’s marriage was out of this world. The couple celebrated their wedding vows with family and friends within the path of totality of the solar eclipse that crossed the United States. “Being able to do the wedding on the day of the solar eclipse couldn’t be any more perfect,” bride Samantha Kuhn, 28, told ABC News. Their wedding...
Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

UPDATE Aug. 21 at 6:08 p.m.:The shooter was identified as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma’Lik Richmond, according to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.  Ma’Lik Richmond served around 10 months in a juvenile prison after he and another high school football player were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party.  WHIO reported that Hanlin told The...
Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

Looking for a job? The city is hosting a Town Square Boynton Beach Community Job Fair on Tuesday, at the Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave.  Town Square is about 16 acres of land east of Interstate 95 off Boynton Beach Boulevard that will be redeveloped through a public-private partnership. The area includes the historic high school, City Hall and the police station. Full-time, part-time...
Trump’s plan in Afghanistan: What time, what channel, is it livestreamed?

Trump’s plan in Afghanistan: What time, what channel, is it livestreamed?

President Donald Trump will speak to the nation on Monday night to lay out his plan of action for fighting the war in Afghanistan.According to several sources, Trump has made the decision to commit more troops to the nearly 16-year war, America’s longest-running conflict. The U.S. went to war in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.Trump is expected to send additional troops...
Woman fatally shot after likely social media dispute, police say

Woman fatally shot after likely social media dispute, police say

A Georgia man accused of fatally shooting a mother of two and injuring another man after a possible dispute on social media remains jailed in the Walton County, authorities said.  Suspect Desmond Sharron Jackson, 22, faces murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and a weapons charge in the Sunday night shooting in Social Circle, Georgia, investigators said.  Police responded to two...
Baby named Eclipse born in South Carolina

Baby named Eclipse born in South Carolina

It was inevitable, perhaps. A baby was born Monday in South Carolina was named after the Great American Eclipse. Eclipse Alizebeth Eubanks was born at 8:04 a.m. on Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital, WSPA reported. The child weighs 6 pounds, 3 ounces and is about 19 inches long, WSPA reported. Her parents are Freedom and Michael Eubanks. Freedom Eubanks, of Spartanburg, was not due to deliver...
Eclipse causes strange shadows during totality

Eclipse causes strange shadows during totality

While people were gazing upward to witness Monday’s spectacular solar eclipse, shadows on the ground were just as fascinating. Some of them even looked like crescents. According to World Book, in the minute or two before and after the sun is totally blocked, people may notice thin stripes of dark and light shadows moving rapidly, as if in waves. They are called shadow bands or snake bands...
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