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NEW: 200 gather to mourn woman killed outside Boynton market

When someone stood in front of Jacqualine Smith’s baby this month and fired five shots at her 26-year-old daughter, a piece of the Lantana mother died too. Smith managed to smile Saturday afternoon beneath her tears as dozens lined up to hug the grieving mother, who comforted them as much as they did her. “Courtney would have loved this,” Smith whispered as she embraced one...


At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change'

President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans. Declaring his "only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens," Trump signed executive orders toughening the nation's posture on trade deals. "We are not going to...
Climate protesters march to edge of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Climate protesters march to edge of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

An estimated 500 people marched to the edge of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club Saturday, hoping to turn up the heat on a president they say has turned his back on the threat of climate change. “The time for denial is over,” said Patrick Ferguson, an event organizer. “The time for climate solutions is now.” Protesters gathered at George S. Petty Park in West Palm Beach...
Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of demonstrators made their way down...
Will Ferrell reprises role as George W. Bush for 'Not The White House Correspondents Dinner'

Will Ferrell reprises role as George W. Bush for 'Not The White House Correspondents Dinner'

Comedian Will Ferrell reprised his role as former President George W. Bush on Saturday night to thunderous applause at “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” hosted by Samantha Bee. The event was taped as journalists gathered at the Washington Hilton for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump addressed a crowd in Pennsylvania. "...
Was Howard Stern right about Trump's presidency?

Was Howard Stern right about Trump's presidency?

Radio shock jock Howard Stern is never one to be shy about his opinions. Stern made a prediction about the Trump presidency in February that appears to be coming true, according to CNN. During his Feb. 1 broadcast, Stern said that being president would be a nightmare for Trump, as he won't be beloved and it's not a winning situation compared to the way the business mogul is used to living...
Statecraft & controversy: A fifth of Trump’s first 100 days in Florida

Statecraft & controversy: A fifth of Trump’s first 100 days in Florida

President Donald Trump has put a distinctive Florida stamp on his first 100 days in office by making seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate that have mixed golf, statecraft and controversy. Trump has spent more time on presidential getaways than Barack Obama did in his first 100 days but not as much time away from Washington as George W. Bush did at the beginning of his presidency. Much...
Protesters plan visual display of opioid victims before state workshop

Protesters plan visual display of opioid victims before state workshop

If protesters get their way, state officials arriving in West Palm Beach on Monday to get ideas for fighting the opioid crisis will walk past dozens of names and faces of people who have died in the epidemic. “We want to make this epidemic personal,’’ said Maureen Mulroy Kielian, a recovery advocate and leader of Southeast Florida Recovery Advocates. “We want the...
Cerabino: Florida Slavery Memorial, a new idea caught up in an old war

Cerabino: Florida Slavery Memorial, a new idea caught up in an old war

Florida may be pioneering some bold new thinking when it comes to public monuments and memorials. Here’s State Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, explaining why he’s against a Florida Slavery Memorial on the grounds of the state Capitol. “I have a discomfort about memorializing slavery,” he said. “I would like to take it in a more positive direction than a memorial to slavery...
Travis Rudolph signs free-agent deal with Giants after going undrafted

Travis Rudolph signs free-agent deal with Giants after going undrafted

The father of former FSU star receiver Travis Rudolph was shot and killed last Friday. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) With ESPN cameras in his West Palm Beach home ready to capture what would have been the crowning achievement of his athletic career, Travis Rudolph sat through nearly seven hours of the NFL Draft on Saturday without hearing his name called.
2017 NFL Draft: Picks go smooth and “easy” for Miami Dolphins

2017 NFL Draft: Picks go smooth and “easy” for Miami Dolphins

Pretty much everything about this Dolphins’ draft class is normal and sensible, and that’s a nice departure for an organization that’s had some bizarre picks over the past decade or so. In their second NFL Draft together, Miami’s power trio of general manager Chris Grier, vice president Mike Tannenbaum and coach Adam Gase put together a well-reasoned collection of seven...
Miami Dolphins’ draft all about defense

Miami Dolphins’ draft all about defense

This will never go down as the sexiest draft in Miami Dolphins history. Most effective? We’ll soon find out. Following a season in which they gave up the most yards in team history, and a year after hiring a young offensive mind in coach Adam Gase, the Dolphins nearly went through their entire draft without selecting a single skill player on offense. The lone exception came Saturday in the seventh...
Video shows Delta pilot hit women after Fort Lauderdale-Atlanta flight

Video shows Delta pilot hit women after Fort Lauderdale-Atlanta flight

The latest viral airline video to circulate the web shows a Delta Air Lines pilot apparently smack one woman during a scuffle between two women at an Atlanta airport following a flight from Fort Lauderdale, according to media sources. The video of the April 21 fight was first shared by TMZ on Saturday, and has since made the rounds on social media. The women can be seen tussling on the ground...
NEW: Man caught on video snatching purse at Royal Palm restaurant

NEW: Man caught on video snatching purse at Royal Palm restaurant

A man is being sought by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly snatched a purse from a victim at a Royal Palm Beach restaurant. Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News The man was captured on surveillance video running away after taking the purse. He is described as wearing a T-short, shorts, sneakers and a baseball hat with an unknown logo on the front....
NEW: Two displaced after mobile home fire in Hobe Sound

NEW: Two displaced after mobile home fire in Hobe Sound

Two people were displaced from their mobile home after it caught fire early Sunday, the American Red Cross reports. The blaze at the home on Southeast Red Bird Circle, just off Southeast Osprey Street between Federal and Dixie highways, was put out Sunday. Volunteers provided the two residents with food, clothing and temporary lodging, Red Cross reports. Download our PostNOW app to get the latest...
Editorial: First 100 days not even close to making America great

Editorial: First 100 days not even close to making America great

For 100 days the United States of America has been led by a one-of-a-kind president — a billionaire intent on dominating each day’s news cycle, his eyes on Fox News and his thumbs on his Twitter feed. A president who constantly reverses himself, uttering whatever story benefits him at the moment; who has spent nearly one-fifth of his time at his Palm Beach County resort and golf courses...
New solar eclipse stamp does something no other stamp can

New solar eclipse stamp does something no other stamp can

Dead presidents and songbirds were set aside by the U.S. Postal Service in its latest stamp design that commemorates August’s solar eclipse with an interactive creation never tried before. The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp is the first from the post office to use heat sensitive thermochromic ink. When the new stamp is touched, its image changes from a blacked out sun with a silvery corona...
NEW: Season’s over, time for steals on Gucci, Chanel, Prada labels

NEW: Season’s over, time for steals on Gucci, Chanel, Prada labels

Before they head north for the summer, Palm Beach’s snowbirds clean their closets — pulling out the past season’s often lightly used clothing and dropping them off at nearby thrift stores and consignment shops. The annual purge is happening now, leaving some area stores flush with designer and couture items that are gently used, or sometimes, have never been worn. MORE: These stores...
Missing cop faked his death, fled to Mexico, police say

Missing cop faked his death, fled to Mexico, police say

A Texas police officer who was originally reported missing is believed to have attempted to fake his own death and to have fled to Mexico, officials said Friday night. Austin police Officer Coleman Martin, 29, is facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of “false report,” as a result. Martin’s wife told KVUE-TV on Saturday that “Cole recently received a new prescription medication...
JUST IN: Cat shot 15 times by BB gun

JUST IN: Cat shot 15 times by BB gun

An 8-month-old cat that was shot 15 times by a BB gun is being nursed back to health this weekend. Workers at Nohl Ranch Animal Hospital in Orange County, Calif., said they have named the tabby “Chance” because it’s a miracle it survived the injuries, according to NBC4 Los Angeles. Five BB pellets went through the cat’s skull, leaving him blind. One pellet was...
Florida man accused of killing roommate’s baby

Florida man accused of killing roommate’s baby

A man in Pompano Beach believed to be involved in the 2016 death of a 6-month-old girl was arrested by deputies on Wednesday. Juan Santos, 27, babysat his roommate’s daughter in October allegedly hitting the baby’s head against a wooden bed post, WPLG reports. When his roommate came home she found her daughter unconscious and called 911, Broward County Sheriff deputies said. ...
BREAKING: Three people sought in West Palm Beach armed carjacking

BREAKING: Three people sought in West Palm Beach armed carjacking

City police are searching for three people believed to be involved in an armed carjacking in West Palm Beach. For more news on crime, click here The incident happened on the 500 block of 50th Street, east of U.S. 1, at around 2 a.m. Saturday. A man was sitting in his parked car when he was approached by two men and one woman; one was armed with a handgun. Police said they located the stolen car a...
Lake Worth resident’s nightmare started with horrific house fire

Lake Worth resident’s nightmare started with horrific house fire

Every derelict property that’s run afoul of the city’s code compliance division has a story. The tales aren’t pretty. The story of the two-bedroom, single-family home at 410 S. K St. and how it became another boarded up vacant property in Lake Worth is no different. Call it “A Nightmare on K Street.” READ: Is Lake Worth’s new alcohol ordinance working? In the early...
Could West Palm’s traffic solution be as simple as turning back clock?

Could West Palm’s traffic solution be as simple as turning back clock?

With a building boom threatening to jam downtown streets with new residents’ and office workers’ cars, West Palm Beach officials are looking backward for help. In a city whose grid was laid out roughly a century ago, they’re past the point of being able to build more roads downtown to accommodate more cars. So, from even further in the past, trundles the venerable trolley to the...
Warm, breezy day expected for Palm Beach County today

Warm, breezy day expected for Palm Beach County today

Look for the recent spell of sultry weather to continue today, with a strong breeze as well. » Check The Palm Beach Post radar map The National Weather Service forecasts a mostly sunny, humid day with highs in the mid 80s and southeast winds of 15-20 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, the forecast calls for increasing clouds with a 20 percent chance of rain and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will remain...
BREAKING: Counterfeit ring busted by PBSO at Royal Palm motel

BREAKING: Counterfeit ring busted by PBSO at Royal Palm motel

Five Palm Beach County residents remain jailed after they allegedly used counterfeit bills to pay for food and other items at various businesses, according to an arrest report. The bills were made in a hotel room in Royal Palm Beach and then used at businesses that included Publix, Boston Market, Wendy’s and many others, the report said. Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News...
Developer, Lantana officials differ on millennials’ parking habits

Developer, Lantana officials differ on millennials’ parking habits

Lantana officials and the development group for the incoming Water Tower Commons project are on the same page: Apartments will be part of the residential phase of the development, and they will be marketed toward millennials. But the driving habits of those millennials and how many parking spots they need is where the two sides differ, which has led to a delay in finalizing the residential part of...
Jupiter’s Fullerton Island a diamond in the rough for boaters, wildlife

Jupiter’s Fullerton Island a diamond in the rough for boaters, wildlife

There’s no running water, electricity, overnight camping, trash receptacles, cooking, overnight docking or restrooms on Fullerton Island, a 12-acre island off Jupiter reachable only by watercraft. So why go there? “It’s a little jewel in Jupiter,” said Carolyn Beisner, senior environmental analyst at the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management. Once...
Florida man vows to ‘put a bullet’ in sheriff’s head after fire

Florida man vows to ‘put a bullet’ in sheriff’s head after fire

A Florida man allegedly started a fire in his yard, then threatened to “put a bullet” in a sheriff’s head, deputies said.   William David Anderson, 58, of Lakeland, had a bonfire blazing in his yard just after 6 a.m. Tuesday even though it violated the county’s open-fire ban, WTVT reported. At first Anderson agreed to let firefighters extinguish the...
NEW: Florida mom's app aims to prevent deaths in hot cars

NEW: Florida mom's app aims to prevent deaths in hot cars

A Florida mother is trying to save children’s lives with a new app.  Central Florida mother Eryn Vargo created the app “Baby OK,” which is designed to prevent children from being left in hot cars, according to WKMG.  The app works through Bluetooth and if a user indicates a child is in the vehicle, once the vehicle stops, the app will send reminders to the driver...
NEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ class is coming to this university

NEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ class is coming to this university

Winter might be over, but for “Game of Thrones” fans, one university is offering students a reason to look forward to summer and the ultimate way to score credits.  This week UC Berkeley announced its six-week course about the made-up languages from the HBO show taught by the language creator himself, David J. Peterson.  <div></div><br><blockquote...
Sober home certification: Nonprofit could again lose money to do it

Sober home certification: Nonprofit could again lose money to do it

Certifying sober homes was one of the top proposals for cleaning up the state’s fraud-ridden drug treatment industry, thePalm Beach County State Attorney’s Task Force concluded last year. But for a second year in a row, the organization that does the certifying statewide could see its financing gutted by lawmakers. In February, the Florida Association for Recovery Residences asked the...
Arrest of Palm Beach socialite’s daughter a ruse, lawyer says

Arrest of Palm Beach socialite’s daughter a ruse, lawyer says

The attorney for the daughter of Palm Beach socialite Mary Montgomery says the charges that accuse Courtnay Montgomery of stealing millions of dollars in luxury items from the family’s mansion were a ploy to keep her from contesting a court-ordered guardianship for her mother. Courtnay Montgomery was arrested Thursday on charges of grand theft over $100,000 and conspiracy to commit grand...
NEW: Missing Florida sex predator caught in Vermont

NEW: Missing Florida sex predator caught in Vermont

A convicted sex predator who failed to register with St. Lucie County authorities was caught Friday in Vermont. A U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force apprehended Ernest Eugene Reigh. 65, near Burlington, Vermont. He was released from prison March 1 and was supposed to register in St. Lucie County as a sex offender, authorities said. Reigh served 15 years in prison after he violated his probation by...
NEW: Miami to Glades U.S. 27 rail, road project back on the table

NEW: Miami to Glades U.S. 27 rail, road project back on the table

Tired of sitting in traffic as a 200-car freight train rolls by? A project aimed at helping to solve that problem, as well congestion at South Florida’s ports and other issues, by utilizing the U.S. 27 corridor from Miami to western Palm Beach County is being revived. It proposes constructing a new railway line and expanding U.S. 27 to six lanes from four. Michael Busha, executive director of...
NEW: Florida woman who kept girl as sex slave gets 25-year sentence

NEW: Florida woman who kept girl as sex slave gets 25-year sentence

A Port St. Lucie woman who helped her husband keep a teenage girl as a sex slave was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison Marie Johnson, 45, faced sentencing by Circuit Judge James McCann after she pleaded guilty last week to 88 counts of sexual battery on a child by a person with either familial or custodial authority. She was sentenced on 87 counts to 25 years in prison, followed by 25 years of...
Year after MMA fighter Parsons’ hit-and-run death, mom frozen by grief

Year after MMA fighter Parsons’ hit-and-run death, mom frozen by grief

Anna Marlen needed two paragraphs to describe what the past year has been like. If it’s painful to read them — and it is — it must have been that much more painful to write them. At least by letting her fingers do the work, it spared her from trying to speak the unspeakable. She begins by writing about the light in her son’s eyes and the light of his smile, but quickly, her...
Jupiter drivers: Construction starts soon at Toney Penna and Old Dixie

Jupiter drivers: Construction starts soon at Toney Penna and Old Dixie

$2 M construction in Jupiter expected to take seven months (File photos) Construction is scheduled to start the second week of May at the intersection of Toney Penna Drive and Old Dixie Highway. The work areas are: Toney Penna from Alternate A1A to Orange Avenue. Old Dixie from 8th Street to about 500 feet south of Toney Penna Drive. The work is expected to take about seven months. Traffic...
Lake Worth’s C.W.S. to host ‘Great Give’ event to help needy families

Lake Worth’s C.W.S. to host ‘Great Give’ event to help needy families

After a long — and stressful — day at the office, two words bring comfort when it’s time to clock out — happy hour. Who doesn’t like discounted adult beverages in a festive environment with friends and co-workers? It’s even better when you’re gathered around the bar, sipping your drink of choice, for a worthy cause. That’s what’s happening Wednesday...
Eye doc Melgen guilty in one of nation’s biggest Medicare fraud cases

Eye doc Melgen guilty in one of nation’s biggest Medicare fraud cases

Chalking up one of the biggest health-care fraud convictions in the nation, a federal jury on Friday convicted Palm Beach County retinal specialist Dr. Salomon Melgen of 67 charges for operating what prosecutors called a massive scheme that robbed Medicare out of as much as $105 million. The 62-year-old physician, who lives in a multi-million-dollar house along the Intracoastal Waterway near Juno...
READ: Trump’s offshore drilling executive order and remarks

READ: Trump’s offshore drilling executive order and remarks

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order that could expand drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans while opening up other federal areas to energy exploration. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump signed an order reversing some of former President Barack Obama’s restrictions and instructing Interior Secretary...
NEW: Friends slain in Greenacres ‘were brothers,’ one mom says at vigil

NEW: Friends slain in Greenacres ‘were brothers,’ one mom says at vigil

9:45 p.m. UPDATE: Matthew Makarits, 22, and Marcus Stukes, 21, became insepeparable friends at John I. Leonard High School. If you saw one, you saw the other. On Thursday afternoon, the two young men died together after they were shot to death in a parking lot at Bowman Park off Haverhill Road in Greenacres. A vigil in honor of Makarits and Stukes was held Friday night at the very spot where they...
BREAKING: Second suspect identified in jewelery-store heist

BREAKING: Second suspect identified in jewelery-store heist

A second suspect has been identified in a brazen robbery this month a Port St. Lucie jewelry store. A federal complaint identifies Adrian Hardy as a suspect in an April 13 robbery in which three men wearing wigs and women’s clothing stole jewelry and other items from LSO Jewelers on Southwest Port St. Lucie Boulevard. He remains at large, along with two other men. Get the latest Breaking News...
Grand opening: New community west of Wellington has farm, 1-mile lake

Grand opening: New community west of Wellington has farm, 1-mile lake

After years of planning and construction just west of Lion Country Safari, the public is finally getting to look at the groundwork for the massive, nature-focused Arden development Saturday. Arden, projected to be 2,000 homes in 10 years, is celebrating the opening of its first neighborhood and taking reservations for homes. The development claims it will be like no other in Palm Beach County. Among...
Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.  Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other U.S. airline. Carriers say they sometimes sell more tickets than there are seats because often a few passengers don't...
Body found in Grand Canyon likely boy swept away with step-grandmother

Body found in Grand Canyon likely boy swept away with step-grandmother

Grand Canyon National Park officials said Friday that a body found is likely that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing in the park two weeks ago with his step-grandmother. According to the New York Post, Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was swept away along with LouAnn Merrell when the two were crossing a creek on April 15 and slipped into the water. After a week of intensive...
Website will help women self-induce abortions at home using medication

Website will help women self-induce abortions at home using medication

An international advocacy group concerned about restrictive laws in the United States plans to help women self-induce abortions at home, offering online advice and counseling about how to use medications that can terminate their pregnancies. Women Help Women, a 3-year-old organization headquartered in the Netherlands, this week launched an online service to provide one-on-one counseling services for...

Letters: How can Mast deny health care for already sick people?

First, I want to state clearly that I thank U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, for his service to our country. It is very unfortunate that he suffered an injury while in service to our country. I believe we owe him health care for his injury for the rest of his life. Second, I am a cardiovascular surgical advanced practice nurse. Brian Mast’s injury is now a pre-existing condition that will...
Christie commentary: The lost art of balancing a checkbook

Christie commentary: The lost art of balancing a checkbook

You know, sometimes I think the Florida Legislature is just one big tease. For years now, they’ve played with my emotions when it comes requiring a financial literacy course for the state’s public high school students. Time and again, I’ve written, begged and pleaded for one measly half-credit class. Why? Because there’s not a responsible parent out there who doesn’t...

POINT OF VIEW Teachers benefit from professional coaching

Laura Tomas doesn’t look like a stereotypical coach. She doesn’t pace the sideline during basketball games or wear a whistle on a lanyard around her neck. But Tomas, a veteran teacher at Orchard View Elementary in Delray Beach, is a coach just the same – an academic coach trained to support other teachers and up their game. The idea is simple: If pro athletes like basketball star...
Students dream up sweet, 'smart' take on chips and dip

Students dream up sweet, 'smart' take on chips and dip

Creating a recipe "from scratch" can be hard to do - or a piece of cake, as a team of six students at Washington Irving Middle School in Springfield, Virginia, found out recently. They had to come up with an original after-school or breakfast "smart snack" that was healthful yet tasty enough that their friends would want to eat it. We think they deserve an A-plus for their Fruit...
Three trips, three steps closer to a breakup

Three trips, three steps closer to a breakup

When I met Max, he had just returned to New York from Los Angeles, where he had broken up with his long-distance girlfriend. We were attracted to each other, and so we proceeded to do some creative calculus, wherein, because he had been the break-er and not the break-ee, we could immediately start dating.  This (practically fabricated!) relationship of his had even occurred in a different time...
MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint.  When Dovydas Neverauskas — fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates — jogged onto the mound at PNC Park on April 24 to clean up what was left a lopsided loss to the Chicago Cubs, the 24-year-old reliever became the first Lithuanian...
Florida principal under fire for allegedly telling staff to put white students in same class

Florida principal under fire for allegedly telling staff to put white students in same class

A Florida principal earned a swift reprimand after allegedly instructing her staff to put white students in the same class. Christine Hoffman is principal of Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg. Her school is majority African-American, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Earlier this year, Hoffman reportedly sent an email to school staff with instructions on assembling classrooms for...
Deshaun Watson buys mom new car for birthday after getting drafted by Texans

Deshaun Watson buys mom new car for birthday after getting drafted by Texans

Deshaun Watson is officially a professional quarterback as he was taken 12th overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Most guys might go blow some signing money on some ridiculous gifts for their posse or buy themselves a huge house, but not Watson. He went out and hooked his mom up with a sweet ride: Watson will tell you that everything he gets and has worked for is because...
Mom who lost son to opioid overdose shares heartbreaking photo

Mom who lost son to opioid overdose shares heartbreaking photo

A Calgary mother wants the world to see the destructiveness of drugs. As her son lay dying in a hospital bed from an overdose of fentanyl, a man-made opioid, Sherri Kent climbed into the bed to comfort him and held his hand. Kent posted a photo of the emotional moment on Facebook in hopes of warning others to stay away from the deadly drug. Her son, Michael, was just 22 years old. ...
11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech

11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech

Comedian Hasan Minhaj ripped into President Donald Trump and coverage of his administration in a sweeping address at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," was announced earlier this month as entertainment for the sold-out event at the Washington Hilton. The president did not attend, instead...
TO DO LIST: Tom Petty at Perfect Vodka; Snoop Dogg at SunFest

TO DO LIST: Tom Petty at Perfect Vodka; Snoop Dogg at SunFest

1. NOW HEAR THIS Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with Joe Walsh, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre Don’t miss these absolute titans of rock and enjoy songs like “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “You Got Lucky,” “Rocky Mountain Way” and “Life’s Been Good.” The show is 7:30 p.m. Friday. 601-7 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach. Tickets start...

Opinion: A road map for dealing with campus radicals

Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America’s smallest fraternities — m those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that “intimidation is the new normal” on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College; the riots sparked by Milo...
Couple takes Alzheimer’s curves as they come

Couple takes Alzheimer’s curves as they come

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Cheryl Levin-Folio can’t anticipate every new milestone of memory loss as she and her husband, Michael Folio, navigate his Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes quick thinking comes in handy, as it did when Michael forgot one day to take off his clothes before stepping into the shower. Rather than correct her husband, Cheryl joined him in the shower with her clothes...

Letters Finally, we have county leaders who get it about development

Finally, we have leaders who get it I would like to thank the county commissioners who voted against the development west of The Acreage (“Commission nixes project near Acreage,” Thursday). I only wish you had been in office before Minto and this Westlake city were planned. Every day it’s a hassle getting in and out of The Acreage because there are no out roads from Northlake to...
Take care of your savings by taking care of your brain

Take care of your savings by taking care of your brain

Grab a bowl of berries and walk up a steep hill. Now you’re ready to learn three other ways to save your retirement fund. Confused? The advice is simplistic and ignores the devastating financial toll dementia-related expenses often add to a person’s struggle with the disease, but if there are some low-cost and relatively easy ways to delay the onset as long as possible, they’re certainly...

POINT OF VIEW Who needs local government? We’ve got Tallahassee

Every year, local governments in Florida come under attack by the very same people who tell the federal government to stay out of their business, our state legislators. Local government’s self-determination, or “home rule” is guaranteed by our state constitution. Local governments can do anything not denied to them by state law. And every year, our legislators come up with new ways...
Sentara’s Music and Medicine creates a healing duet for patients

Sentara’s Music and Medicine creates a healing duet for patients

NORFOLK, Va. — When the Johnny Cash melody frustrates James Rodriguez, he chuckles, shakes his head and says, “I don’t know.” Tracy Bowdish gently pushes him, taking his hand into hers as she leans closer and sings in bell-clear perfect pitch lyrics from “I Walk the Line.” The goal is to get Rodriguez to find the words, still a difficult task since his stroke in...

Don’t let your mind wander

Have you ever spent half an hour or more frantically looking for your keys? Is there a book that you know is on one of your book shelves, but for some reason you can’t find it? Do you often have to look for a few minutes before you find your parked car? These are fairly common problem, especially as you get older. You can’t just automatically ‘fix’ a memory in your brain without...
Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, non-profits

Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, non-profits

ARTS AND CULTURE Roger Ward has been named President and CEO for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. He returns to the Palm Beaches where he previously served as chief curator and deputy director at the Norton Museum of Art from 2001 to 2011. In his new role, Ward will report directly to the board of trustees and has general oversight of and responsibility for the financial and physical well-being of...

Baby boomers are getting divorced in record numbers

Apparently, baby boomers don’t believe in happily ever after — at least when it comes to marriage. Since 1990, the divorce rate has doubled for U.S. adults 50 years and older, according to government data. This comes at a time when splitting up has actually become less common for the younger crowd. Though younger couples divorce more, their split rate has either dipped or risen more slowly...
At least 5 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes hit eastern Texas

At least 5 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes hit eastern Texas

Tornadoes tracked across parts of Texas on Saturday, leaving behind a swath of damage, injuring dozens of people and killing at least five, according to multiple reports. Preliminary reports to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth indicated that as many as three tornadoes raked over parts of Henderson, Van Zandt and Rains counties in eastern Texas. Crews will survey the damage Sunday to...
Neighbor, officers save 2 women from house fire

Neighbor, officers save 2 women from house fire

A Massachusetts woman whose home burned down early Saturday is thanking a neighbor and two police officers for saving her life. Karmen Forrester woke up to the screaming of her roommate and best friend, Shelby Hansen, who had escaped before realizing Forrester was home. With the flames rapidly spreading, Forrester’s only way out was a second-floor window, where she stood, trembling, too afraid...

Trump touts accomplishments in campaign rally to mark 100th day in office

Marking his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump brought back memories of his campaign for the White House by using a raucous rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to proclaim progress on his agenda, throw some long distance elbows at the news media, and vow that he would follow through on his pledge build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. “I could not possibly be more thrilled...
Delta investigates pilot's actions during altercation between passengers

Delta investigates pilot's actions during altercation between passengers

Delta Air Lines said it has returned a pilot to duty after investigating his actions during an altercation between passengers on a jetway after a flight. Video of the altercation was posted on entertainment website TMZ.com, showing a pilot trying to break up a fight between two passengers on a jetway. The pilot can be seen grabbing a passenger by the arm. He appears to slap his hand down on the...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pays tribute to dad on what would have been his 66th birthday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pays tribute to dad on what would have been his 66th birthday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a moment Saturday morning to pay tribute to his father on what would have been Dale Earnhardt’s 66th birthday. “Happy Birthday dude,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrote on his Instagram page alongside a photo of himself as a child with his dad. It had already been quite a week for the younger Earnhardt. He announced Tuesday that he would be retiring at the end of the...
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