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Trump’s hotline to report criminal aliens bombarded with calls about UFOs

When President Donald Trump announced his hotline for victims of immigration crimes to a joint session of Congress, he got loud boos and groans from the assembled elected officials, worried about painting immigrants broadly as violent criminals. But watching from home, Alexander McCoy saw an opportunity for a monumental Twitter prank and a subtle act of civil disobedience. It was based, he told The...


Home Depot data leak compromises customers’ private info again

Home Depot data leak compromises customers’ private info again

A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for an unknown amount of time, on a Home Depot web site. No financial data was part of the list, which did not compare with the 2014 data breach in which hackers installed software that provided them with personal and financial information for 56 million Home Depot customers. ...
Report: Bed Bath & Beyond Facebook coupon a scam

Report: Bed Bath & Beyond Facebook coupon a scam

A coupon good for $75 at Bed Bath & Beyond making the rounds on Facebook is, unfortunately, not what it appears to be. The website Snopes.com reports that the coupon displays a name in its URL that is not part of Bed Bath & Beyond’s website, instead sending users to a fraudulent site posing as part of Bed Bath & Beyond. The company warned consumers about the scam on its own Facebook page: &ldquo...
Video shows Delta pilot hit woman after Fort Lauderdale-Atlanta flight

Video shows Delta pilot hit woman 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 of a...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Justin Bour has 6 RBIs to help Marlins beat Pirates 10-3

Justin Bour has 6 RBIs to help Marlins beat Pirates 10-3

The Miami Marlins took a look at a collage of Ichiro Suzuki's career and began to swing the bat better. Suzuki was given a Plexiglas mosaic of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits during a pregame ceremony Sunday, and the Marlins promptly shook an offensive slump to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3. Justin Bour drove in six runs with four hits, both career highs, and Miami rallied from...
2017 NFL Draft: What’s next for Miami Dolphins’ new crop of rookies?

2017 NFL Draft: What’s next for Miami Dolphins’ new crop of rookies?

The celebration for the Dolphins’ seven new draft picks is over, and the clock is already ticking if they want to earn roles for the upcoming season. They’ll spend part of this week acclimating themselves to the organization and South Florida, then hit the practice field over the weekend. The good news for these rookies is that Miami has an open spot for each of them if they prove worthy...
Photos: Boca Bash 2017

Photos: Boca Bash 2017

Scores of local boaters flooded the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton on Sunday for the annual Boca Bash. The Boca Bash, an unofficial annual water party planned through social media, was rained out last weekend.
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...
Swimmers rescued Sunday near Boynton Inlet

Swimmers rescued Sunday near Boynton Inlet

Lifeguards and paramedics rescued three distressed swimmers near Ocean Inlet Park, close to the Boynton Inlet, about 5 p.m. Sunday, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reported. The swimmers were safely brought to shore and evaluated for injuries, officials said. None required hospitalization, they said. Palm Beach County officials reported a high risk of rip current at county beaches throughout...
Man dies in early morning blaze in Stuart mobile home

Man dies in early morning blaze in Stuart mobile home

An unidentified man died Sunday in an early morning fire at a mobile home in Stuart. The fire at the home at 2725 S.E. Carroll Street broke out about 6 a.m., according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. While a women managed to escape, a man did not an died inside the home, officials said. Both the sheriff’s office and the State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause and the circumstances...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
UPDATE: Windy Sunday with a high rip current risk

UPDATE: Windy Sunday with a high rip current risk

Beachgoers and surfers heading out to South Florida beaches this weekend are urged to be alert for the threat of rip currents. The National Weather Service has issued a rip current warning through Monday along the coast of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from the shore. They occur most often at low spots or breaks in the...
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach shooting

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach shooting

Update, 9:50 p.m.: Police have identified the man killed as 21-year-old Einstein Mondesir. Update, 5:10 p.m.: Delray Beach homicide detectives are speaking to a person of interest in a shooting that killed a man Saturday at the Lucaya apartment complex, city police report. Original story: A man was killed in a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon in Delray Beach, city police report. The shooting happened...
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...
NEW: 200 gather to mourn woman killed outside Boynton market

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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Florida House, Senate moving closer on medical marijuana plan

Florida House, Senate moving closer on medical marijuana plan

Eligible patients would not have to wait 90 days to get medical marijuana if doctors recommend the treatment, under a compromise measure ready for a House vote just days before next Friday’s end of the annual legislative session. The measure, proposed by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, brings the House closer in line with the Senate’s approach to carrying out a November constitutional...
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...
NEW: Details emerge on West Palm Beach man killed in shooting

NEW: Details emerge on West Palm Beach man killed in shooting

Updated, Saturday, 4 p.m.: A 23-year-old Lake Park man was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday night along Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach. City police identified the man as Cletreon Fobbs. A second person was wounded in the shooting, but is expected to survive, police said. Police did not disclose that person’s name. As the investigation continued Saturday,...
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...
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...
Video of Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to armed robbery goes viral

Video of Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to armed robbery goes viral

Video showing a Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to being robbed at gunpoint is going viral.  Kansas City police released disturbing surveillance video on their YouTube page of the encounter.  In the caption for the video, police said they were called to the Jimmy Johns in the in Kansas City, Missouri, around 9:15 p.m. April 26.  A man wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt...
Leonardo DiCaprio joins Climate Change March on Washington, D.C.

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Climate Change March on Washington, D.C.

Leonardo DiCaprio took a stand over the weekend when he supported the Climate Change March on Washington, D.C. People reported that the actor met with indigenous leaders after making an appearance at the march Saturday. DiCaprio, 42, reportedly kept a low-profile, wearing a newsboy cap and sunglasses during the march, but his message was loud and clear as he held a sign that read “Climate...
Jupiter, Park Vista, Wellington among favorites to win district titles

Jupiter, Park Vista, Wellington among favorites to win district titles

The regular season is over and the first stage of postseason baseball is here. District tournaments start today and run through Friday. District champions and runners-up move on to the regional playoffs, which start on May 9 for Class 5A-9A teams and May 10 for Class 1A-4A teams. Here’s our preview: District 9-9A Favorite: Jupiter Prediction: Jupiter over Palm Beach Central Championship game...
VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro

VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro

Two-year-old Princeton Wright might not have been around when “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was airing new episodes, but that didn’t stop the toddler from gleaning some inspiration from the show for his recent birthday party.  His mother, Hinesville, Georgia, photographer Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography, posted on her Facebook page a video on April 17 of...
Kelly Ripa teases need co-host for upcoming episode of ‘Live!’

Kelly Ripa teases need co-host for upcoming episode of ‘Live!’

Kelly Ripa is reportedly going to announce a new, permanent co-host for “Live! With Kelly,” according to Variety. Ripa hinted to the big announcement on April 30 when she teased fans with a video of herself holding a mug that read, “Live with Kelly and ?.” After taking a big, long sip from the mug, Ripa said, “Tune in tomorrow. Trust me.” She captioned the...
Groundhog Day week in Congress, as GOP grapples with health care, and possible shutdown

Groundhog Day week in Congress, as GOP grapples with health care, and possible shutdown

Republicans in Congress return to Washington this week with a familiar to-do list, as the White House pushes for a vote in the House on a GOP health care overhaul bill, and lawmakers struggle to reach a deal on a spending plan that would avert a government shutdown on Friday night. Last week, the story was the same – as Congress approved a one-week stopgap budget to keep the government running...
Billy Ray Cyrus changes name, releases new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Billy Ray Cyrus changes name, releases new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Country singer and songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit “Achy Breaky Heart” with three new versions of the song. Rolling Stone reported that Cyrus has recorded “Achy Breaky Heart 25th,” a version closer to the original demo. It was released Friday. The song will also reportedly get a Spanglish version and one with an EDM sound. Cyrus...
2017 NFL Draft: Todd McShay picks through Miami Dolphins’ class

2017 NFL Draft: Todd McShay picks through Miami Dolphins’ class

Isaac Asiata was a solid pick, per McShay, but he would’ve gone for an o-lineman earlier. (Getty Images) ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay had some questions about the Dolphins’ draft class last week, and one of those would have been taking an offensive lineman earlier than the fifth round.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Mark Zuckerberg! In their wildest dreams, an Ohio family couldn’t imagine hosting dinner for one of the wealthiest people in the world, and talking about politics and an African charity they support with the Facebook founder and CEO, but that’s exactly what happened. Members of the Moore family said they didn’t know Zuckerberg was coming...
Hip-hop music has fewer drug references than any other genre, but still dominates

Hip-hop music has fewer drug references than any other genre, but still dominates

Think Migos and other rap artists mention molly and marijuana the most in their songs? Think again, because hip-hop has the least number of drug references compared to any other musical genre, according to a recent study.  Using data from Songmeanings API, Addictions.com analyzed eight music categories to determine which style’s lyrics mentioned drugs the most. The website ranked country...
Female dragonflies play dead to avoid amorous males

Female dragonflies play dead to avoid amorous males

Female dragonflies are one of only a few animal species that play dead to avoid mating or death, falling out of the sky and remaining motionless until the amorous male dragonfly leaves. That’s the conclusion of a new study in the journal Ecology by University of Zurich zoologist Rassim Khelifa, Newsweek reported. Khelifa, who documented the behavior while studying dragonflies in Switzerland...
George Clooney takes trip back in time through classic movies in new coffee ad

George Clooney takes trip back in time through classic movies in new coffee ad

Actor George Clooney journeys through a number of classic movies in a new coffee commercial for Nespresso. Clooney, with the help green screen technology, travels from a remote movie set through scenes of six famous movies to get to a Nespresso store for a cup of coffee, only to find out that Andy Garcia has made it in the end to the original remote location with a cup of coffee for him. The Oscar...
End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 

End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 

It’s the end of an era.  After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding up the big tent forever, shuttering the ticket windows and putting the animals out to pasture. The circus has been a staple of American entertainment since the mid-1800s, wowing audiences with an array of exotic animals, breathtaking acrobatics, comedy and costumes. But reign of the ringmaster...
Wellington High School to host college fair

Wellington High School to host college fair

High school juniors are just getting into the college application process and they will have a chance to get their questions answered next week. Wellington High School is hosting a college fair on Wednesday for current juniors from its campus and students from Palm Beach Central, Royal Palm Beach, and Seminole Ridge High Schools. The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., will cover information...
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...

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...
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