21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

The list keeps growing. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation announced today it was moving a planned fashion show luncheon from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. That brings to 21 the number of charities that have decided to leave Mar-a-Lago in recent months, many in the past week. Nineteen of those organizations held events there during the last social season. The Boca Raton...


Latinos unite for Charlottesville vigil in downtown Boca Raton

Latinos unite for Charlottesville vigil in downtown Boca Raton

About 200 people united at Sanborn Square in downtown during a time of grief in the nation. The vigil was organized by Boca Raton Interfaith Clergy, an association of Jewish, Islamic and Christian clergies including a Hispanic ministry.   “All these people throughout our community holding candles, singing songs and listening to our religious leaders from all denominations speak to...
JUST IN: West Palm removes Confederate monument from city cemetery

JUST IN: West Palm removes Confederate monument from city cemetery

It didn’t take even 24 hours for the city to make good on its promise to remove a monument to the Confederate dead from West Palm Beach-owned Woodlawn Cemetery. At midday Tuesday, workers carved the monument out. Mayor Jeri Muoio had said Monday that the city would remove the 10-foot-tall “In memory of our Confederate Soldiers” fixture, which is owned by the United Daughters of the...
BREAKING: Health department issues advisory for four county beaches

BREAKING: Health department issues advisory for four county beaches

A health advisory has been posted at four Palm Beach County beaches that have shown elevated levels of bacteria in the water, state health officials said. Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach all showed bacterial levels greater than 71 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water, putting those beaches in the “poor” category. Water quality is divided into poor...
Boca: No ban on religious displays from park despite ‘Satanic’ controversy

Boca: No ban on religious displays from park despite ‘Satanic’ controversy

BOCA RATON —A controversial 10-foot pentagram may once again go up in a Boca Raton park after the community rallied Tuesday against a proposed ban on all public religious displays. The city council considered adopting an ordinance that would have barred “free speech” installations from Sanborn Square, at Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road. That would have effectively stopped...
Venus Williams will turn over phone records from day of fatal crash

Venus Williams will turn over phone records from day of fatal crash

Tennis great Venus Williams has agreed to turn over cell phone records to attorneys who are representing a family who is suing her in connection with a June traffic accident that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Acreage man. In a brief court hearing on Tuesday, lawyers for Williams and those representing the family of the late Jerome Barson told Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Cymonie Rowe that the...
Court orders new environmental review of FPL gas pipeline

Court orders new environmental review of FPL gas pipeline

A $4 billion natural gas pipeline began supplying Florida Power & Light’s South Florida plants in June, but on Tuesday a court ordered the federal agency that approved it to conduct a new environmental review. The U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled in a 2-1 decision that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impact of greenhouse gas...
JUST IN: Woman sells fentanyl as heroin, faces attempted murder charge

JUST IN: Woman sells fentanyl as heroin, faces attempted murder charge

A Fort Pierce woman is facing an attempted murder charge after she sold fentanyl to a man who then overdosed, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. After the man collapsed in front of her, Rebecca Lindsey Miggins allegedly left the hotel room they were in without either assisting the man or calling for help. Miggins, 32, allegedly sold the drugs to the man claiming it was heroin...
Downtown Boynton plan doesn’t impress: ‘This is weak,’ commissioner says

Downtown Boynton plan doesn’t impress: ‘This is weak,’ commissioner says

City leaders want the $94.5 million Town Square project to finally deliver a vibrant downtown to Boynton Beach, but they said the plans they saw this week, full of apartments and parking garages, lack imagination. Instead, they want tree-lined streets, cafes, outdoor seating — something that will stop drivers from passing by. “This is weak. What you’re showing me today is weak,&rdquo...
Delray unveils its new secret weapon to help recovering addicts

Delray unveils its new secret weapon to help recovering addicts

When two Delray Beach sober homes abruptly shut down this month, 24 recovering addicts were displaced with only one or two days notice, police say. In the past, those recovering likely would have ended up homeless, roaming the city’s downtown or committing petty crimes such as trespassing or burglary to get by, Chief Jeff Goldman said. Instead, the department’s new service population advocate...
BREAKING: Fatal hit-and-run victim was PBSO deputy’s son

BREAKING: Fatal hit-and-run victim was PBSO deputy’s son

One young man, the son of a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, is dead and another is in jail after their cars collided minutes after midnight Sunday. Authorities say 21-year-old Jacob Gordon was speeding down Seminole Pratt Whitney Road near Key Lime Boulevard when he slammed into the back of a 1992 Buick sedan driven by 24-year-old Jason Laux, sending the Buick almost 300 feet before it came...
Solar Eclipse 2017: Show’s over, now what to do with the special glasses

Solar Eclipse 2017: Show’s over, now what to do with the special glasses

The run on the special eclipse-viewing glasses is done, so what do you do with the hoarded pairs of the cardboard and plastic specs that will be sitting around and collecting dust after Monday’s celestial show? You could do as many probably did, toss them. Or you can keep them as a scrapbook addition or memento.  >> Read more trending news  One thing you may not want to do, is...
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Kenny Stills is never afraid to speak his mind. (Bill Ingram/The Post) PHILADELPHIA— Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills was near the forefront of last season’s national anthem protests and while he’s not doing that this year, he was heartened by the 12 Cleveland Browns who kneeled Monday. “It’s encouraging to see other people getting involved...
UPDATE: Dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

UPDATE: Dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

The boat docks and the red and black 1000 NORTH sign with the Jupiter Lighthouse logo are in place at the waterfront restaurant partly owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan. A winter opening is planned for the waterfront restaurant on the Loxahatchee River, just north of Burt Reynolds Park on U.S. 1. The 350-foot-long dock will open to the public for temporary docking. Jordan, who has a part-time...

Riviera police investigating shooting of 16-year-old boy

A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was shot in Riviera Beach, a city spokeswoman said. Riviera Beach police are attempting to determine if the boy was shot by another person or if the wound was self-inflicted. The teenager sustained non-life threatening injuries. The shooting took place in the 1300 block of West 34th Street. Check back for more details.
NEW: Sawgrass Mutual signs consent order, new home sought for customers

NEW: Sawgrass Mutual signs consent order, new home sought for customers

Within days of the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, a South Florida insurer with more than 20,000 customers appears headed out of business and the search is on for another firm to take its policies, records obtained Tuesday evening by The Palm Beach Post show. Sawgrass Mutual Insurance Co. of Sunrise told state regulators an initial “plan for the orderly wind-down...
Chef on the rise: He plans modern Indian restaurant in Gardens – but first, he heads to Miami hot spot 

Chef on the rise: He plans modern Indian restaurant in Gardens – but first, he heads to Miami hot spot 

One of Miami’s hot-spot restaurants has snagged a top Palm Beach chef – for now.  Pushkar Marathe, chef de cuisine at Meat Market Palm Beach, will head south to help expand Ghee Indian Kitchen, the four-month-old hotspot brought to life by his longtime friend, chef Niven Patel.  “It’s a dream come true for me,” says Marathe, who worked alongside Patel a decade...
Dock done at Jupiter restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordon

Dock done at Jupiter restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordon

Boaters will be able to dock their craft and visit 1000 NORTH restaurant in Jupiter (Photo/Rich Graulich) A 350-long boat dock at the waterfront restaurant partly owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan is open — bringing the debut of the Jupiter eatery on the Loxahatchee River one step closer to opening. Check out the progress, and photos of the interior of 1000...
Florida to resume executions with first use of triple-drug injection

Florida to resume executions with first use of triple-drug injection

Florida’s death penalty hiatus is slated to end Thursday, when the state plans to execute the first Death Row prisoner in more than 19 months. But the execution of Mark James Asay — a white supremacist accused of targeting black victims — won’t just be the first lethal injection since early 2016 in a state that was killing Death Row prisoners at a record-breaking pace until...
PHOTOS: Car careens into Florida pawn shop during crash

PHOTOS: Car careens into Florida pawn shop during crash

A car crash sent a vehicle careening into a nearby pawn shop on Tuesday morning. The crash, which happened at an intersection in Margate, sent a car into the front of a pawn shop after colliding with a minivan, according to WPLG. Photographs posted on Facebook show the heavily damaged car resting against the front wall of the pawn shop near Coconut Creek Parkway and U.S. 1. The car sustained...
Why are blue dogs roaming an industrial neighborhood?

Why are blue dogs roaming an industrial neighborhood?

Blue dogs have begun popping up around an industrial neighborhood in India. Untreated industrial waste in the waters of the Kasadi River, near Navi Mumbai’s Taloja industrial area, is believed to be the reason stray dogs have been turning blue, according to the Hindustan Times. The river, located in the same area as nearly 1,000 factories, was found to have inadequate waste treatment....
Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Located on a prime corner of downtown Lake Worth, Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar is the sister restaurant to Lilo’s All American Cafe in Delray Beach. There is an inviting beachy vibe as you enter the eatery with walls painted ocean blue and tables with accents of white. It has that neighborhood feel with it’s bar located in the center of the restaurant. Even during a week...
Property values along Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue

Property values along Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue "on fire"

Palm Beach County property values rose 7 percent in 2016, according to the county property appraiser’s calculations. But along Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, the increases were much sharper than average, according to Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks.  “The Atlantic Avenue corridor is on fire,” Jacks said Tuesday during a speech to the Economic Council of Palm Beach County...
Police: Thief uses forklift to steal ATM from Florida bank

Police: Thief uses forklift to steal ATM from Florida bank

Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say stole an ATM machine using a forklift taken from a nearby construction site.  Hialeah police say that someone removed the ATM from its foundation at a Bank of American branch across the street from the work site, according to WPLG. The theft occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The ATM was found a short time after the burglary with all of its...
This local resort is having a “flash sale” on rooms, golf packages

This local resort is having a “flash sale” on rooms, golf packages

PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens will hold  a “flash sale” this week offering discounts of up to 25 percent off rooms and “stay-and-play golf packages.” The Championship Course. Contributed The resort said the deals will be available between for stays between Aug. 28 and May 15, 2018.  The sale starts on Wednesday (Aug....
UPDATE: Girl, 17, to be tried as adult after killing sisters while high, speeding 

UPDATE: Girl, 17, to be tried as adult after killing sisters while high, speeding 

The 17-year-old girl who authorities say was high on opiates and speeding when she killed two sisters watching television was charged as an adult on Friday.  Alia Sierra, of Indiana, was charged with 10 criminal counts, including reckless homicide and causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance in the blood, People reported.  The incident happened...
JUST IN: Powerball jumps to $700 million

JUST IN: Powerball jumps to $700 million

Go buy your tickets! Powerball jackpot has climbed to a grand prize of $700 million, and is now the largest jackpot in the country and the second largest in the game’s history.  The drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. The lucky winners can decide to get paid in 30 annual installments, or take a lump-sum cash payment of an estimated $443.3 million.  Winners must claim...
NEW: 5 students hospitalized after school van crashes, flips on first day 

NEW: 5 students hospitalized after school van crashes, flips on first day 

A van filled with students overturned in Miami on Monday following a crash that sent several teens to the hospital. The students, who attend the Terra Environmental Research Institute, were on the way home from their first day of school when the van was hit by a white Nissan Sentra, CBS4 reported.  The Happy Kids Transportation van flipped onto its side and the driver, Katiuska Buergo...
NEW: Downtown Boca Mizner 200 high-rises approved after concessions

NEW: Downtown Boca Mizner 200 high-rises approved after concessions

A luxury high-rise condominium complex planned in downtown Boca Raton got a nod from city officials Monday after developers agreed to several changes based on criticism from neighbors. Mizner 200, a 1 million-plus square foot complex planned at 200 Southeast Mizner Boulevard near Mizner Park, was unanimously approved by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, which just last month sent...
Florida man caught rolling blunt allegedly punches off-duty female deputy

Florida man caught rolling blunt allegedly punches off-duty female deputy

A Florida man allegedly punched an off-duty sergeant after being confronted for rolling a blunt in public.  Neil Zabierek, 46, of East Naples, was found with synthetic marijuana and a pipe in his pocket following an altercation during which he allegedly punched a female sergeant in the face and wrestled her to the ground, according to the Naples Daily News.  The off-duty sergeant told...
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal to end 29-year career

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal to end 29-year career

The longest-serving judge on Palm Beach County’s circuit bench has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal this month announced he will leave the bench on Dec. 31 after more than 29 years of service. “While I look forward to my upcoming retirement, I will miss no longer being a member of the outstanding judiciary of the 15th Judicial Circuit,&rdquo...
WATCH: Thief steals bag with $30K in cash, jewelry from man pumping gas

WATCH: Thief steals bag with $30K in cash, jewelry from man pumping gas

Police are searching for a thief who stole $30,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a man pumping gas.  The incident happened on Aug. 17 around 4:30 p.m. at a Chevron gas station in Lauderhill, according to WPLG.  Police said the man was filling up his tank when the thief opened the passenger side door and stole the bag from the front seat, WPLG reported.  The man was on his...
Forecasters: heaviest rains in Palm Beach County now likely Thursday

Forecasters: heaviest rains in Palm Beach County now likely Thursday

Forecasts of heavy rains during the day Tuesday failed to materialize, with Palm Beach County mostly awash in sunshine. But forecasters warned the rains still are coming, with the heaviest of them likely on Thursday. Tuesday night and Wednesday “have the chance for some heavy rainfall from showers and thunderstorms, but we will see the pattern becoming more favorable starting on Thursday and...
NEW: Florida landlord fatally shoots tenant during eviction argument 

NEW: Florida landlord fatally shoots tenant during eviction argument 

An eviction turned deadly after a Florida landlord fatally shot a tenant Friday night.  Ryan Wilder, 32, of Winter Springs, is facing first-degree murder charges and being held without bond after police say he shot and killed Kenneth Palicki, 47, according to the Miami Herald.  Palicki and his girlfriend Colleen Lyons were living at a house in the Florida Keys, owned by Wilder&rsquo...
JUST IN: FIU freshman killed while crossing street near campus

JUST IN: FIU freshman killed while crossing street near campus

A Florida college student was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street near the school’s main campus in Miami on Sunday morning “This tragedy reminds us how precious and fragile life is,” Florida International University tweeted late Sunday afternoon. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="...
UPDATE: Wellington’s Town Square Plaza (CVS, jewelry store) starts work

UPDATE: Wellington’s Town Square Plaza (CVS, jewelry store) starts work

Construction has begun in Wellington’s Town Square Plaza where the Provident Jewelry store will be moving to the east end and CVS will have a store. Workers are building the tower next to where the jewelry store will be headed. It’s just an aesthetic upgrade for the shopping center, said Bob Basehart, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Building director. Work has not begun on the...
Nation’s ‘School Lunch Fairy’ to help kids’ lunch debts is from Wellington

Nation’s ‘School Lunch Fairy’ to help kids’ lunch debts is from Wellington

Christian Cordon-Cano recently heard a radio segment about “school lunch shaming” — a practice where some public schools make a spectacle of throwing meals in the trash for kids that have outstanding debts. The response from most who hear that is “I hope someone does something about that.” Instead, Cordon-Cano, a 17-year-old King’s Academy senior, said “I&rsquo...
LATEST: Infant’s death day after trip to hospital for cough faces probe

LATEST: Infant’s death day after trip to hospital for cough faces probe

An infant died this month less than one day after he went to a hospital with breathing problems and was released with only eye drops, according to Florida Department of Children and Families records. The nearly 5-month-old boy had been coughing Aug. 10 and struggling to breathe, prompting his parents to take him to Wellington Regional Medical Center, DCF records state. Doctors released him from the...
LATEST: Woman shot to death at West Palm Beach apartment complex

LATEST: Woman shot to death at West Palm Beach apartment complex

A West Palm Beach woman was killed late Saturday after an argument with a man at an apartment complex, city police said. Marsheka Velasquez, 33, was shot to death at Presidential Golfview Condominiums off North Congress Avenue following an argument with 24-year-old Melvin Young, police said. Both Velasquez and Young appeared to have been armed with guns. It is unclear whether anyone will face charges...
Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed

Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed

The Town Square redevelopment team failed to impress city leaders Monday night after unveiling their latest site plan for the 16 acres of land off Boynton Beach Boulevard, and instead left the commissioners calling for more imagination. However, city staff did get approval from the commissioners to start planning for a $10 million, two-story District Energy Plant on site, which would provide cold...
NEW: Florida man, 71, gets life in prison for molesting child

NEW: Florida man, 71, gets life in prison for molesting child

A man in Cape Coral was sentenced to life in prison for sexually battering a child, according to the State Attorney’s Office.  Sergio Oliveros, 71, was arrested in April 2016 after the 11-year-old’s family visited his home and caught him molesting the child, WBBH reports.  He got released from the Lee County Jail two days later on a $300,000 bond, but was later found guilty...
REPORT: Nude photos leaked of Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn; golfer threatens to sue

REPORT: Nude photos leaked of Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn; golfer threatens to sue

After becoming the latest celebrity to fall victim to private images being hacked, Tiger Woods is seeking legal action. Woods, 41, has turned to attorney Micheal Holtz, who has threatened to sue the website that released nude photographs of the golfer and his former girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, according to TMZ. Vonn’s phone was allegedly hacked and private images were posted...
JUST IN: Couple accused of homicide, hiding bodies in tubs with chemicals 

JUST IN: Couple accused of homicide, hiding bodies in tubs with chemicals 

A couple is facing deliberate homicide charges after they allegedly killed a man and woman then hid their remains inside plastic tubs.  Tiffanie R. Pierce, 23, and Augustus S. Standingrock, 26, of Montana, were arrested Friday morning and their bail was set at $2 million each on Monday, the Missoulian reported.  Standingrock’s roommate woke up to people screaming last Thursday...
JUST IN: Florida woman accused of stealing $354K from her employer

JUST IN: Florida woman accused of stealing $354K from her employer

A Florida woman is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her own employer. Elizabeth Thomas, 29, of Fernandina Beach, allegedly stole $354,000 while working as a secretary for Coastal Building Systems, according to WJXT. The owner of the company, Kerry Killen, told Nassau County detectives that Thomas stole $100,000 from his company from January to May.  The alleged...
Couple gets $3.25M after adopted son was murdered by biological father 

Couple gets $3.25M after adopted son was murdered by biological father 

An Iowa couple was rewarded $3.25 million after their adopted son was reclaimed by his biological parents and then murdered.  Rachel and Heidi McFarland, of Des Moines, sued their attorney, Jason Rieper, for malpractice after Rieper claimed the biological parents signed release-of-custody papers when they didn’t, according to the Independent.  Gabriel was born on Dec. 28, 2013...
“Dear God, go away!” someone yelled at the cloud covering the eclipse, then something amazing happened

“Dear God, go away!” someone yelled at the cloud covering the eclipse, then something amazing happened

CARBONDALE, ILL. — The cosmos promised an extravaganza, a show so epic, so rare, that tens of thousands of pilgrims journeyed to Southern Illinois for a front-row seat to  Monday’s total solar eclipse. But Mother Nature reigns on Earth and she can have a cutting sense of humor. As towering cumulus clouds boiled up in what was a clear blue sky, a feeling...
Texas mother upset, says 4-year-old son could not attend school because of long hair

Texas mother upset, says 4-year-old son could not attend school because of long hair

A mother in the Houston, Texas, area is upset after she says her 4-year-old son was not allowed to go to school because of his long hair. Jessica Oates told Inside Edition on Tuesday that Barbers Hill Kindergarten Center in Mont Belvieu, Texas, would not let her son, Jabez, in school because of his hair. “When I went to enroll my child, I asked about the policy on hair. I was told...

Girls volleyball: Royal Palm Beach sweeps Forest Hill

Grace Lanier had 13 assists and seven aces and sister Lily Lanier contributed six kills and seven digs, leading the Royal Palm Beach volleyball team to a 25-7, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of Forest Hill in a season-opening match Tuesday night. Payton Reis added seven kills, six assists and two aces for Royal Palm. Boynton Beach d. John I. Leonard 25-14, 11-25, 25-20, 25-15: Tiffany McEwen had 20 digs and five...
Couple to receive $3.4 million in ‘satanic day care’ case

Couple to receive $3.4 million in ‘satanic day care’ case

Dan and Fran Keller, who spent more than 21 years in prison after they were accused of sexually abusing children during satanic rituals at their South Austin day care, will receive $3.4 million from a state fund for those wrongly convicted of crimes. Shortly after receiving the news Tuesday, an ecstatic Fran Keller said they will no longer have to live on the brink of destitution, unable to find jobs...
With more time, Anquan Boldin will make larger impact locally

With more time, Anquan Boldin will make larger impact locally

Out in the Glades, there was initial sadness upon hearing that Anquan Boldin is retiring. Of course there was. He was the product of Pahokee who went so far, yet never forgot where he came from. Sunday afternoons won’t feel the same. But right behind that disappointment comes a different emotion, one whose foundation is built on the success Boldin built away from the football field — a...
Celtics acquire Kyrie Irving in blockbuster deal

Celtics acquire Kyrie Irving in blockbuster deal

According to ESPN, the Celtics and the Cavaliers have agreed on a blockbuster trade, swapping All-Stars and shaking up the landscape of the NBA's Eastern Conference. Boston acquired Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first-round pick. Irving, who has played his entire six-year career in Cleveland, is a four-time All-Star...
Boca Raton looks to repeat with new volleyball coach

Boca Raton looks to repeat with new volleyball coach

When a new coach takes over a program, it’s often because the previous coach struggled. That means the new person in charge has some time to change things without the immediate pressure of winning looming over their head. That’s not quite the case for Brett Sikora. Sikora is the new head girls volleyball coach at Boca Raton, and he takes over the Class 9A state champions after former coach...
Fans want Missy Elliott statue to replace Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

Fans want Missy Elliott statue to replace Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia

One fan of Missy Elliott has made waves on the internet, having created a Change.org petition that has gained more than 28,000 signatures in less than a week. The reason? Nathan Coflin wants the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, to replace a Confederate monument with a statue of Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. The Washington Post reported that Coflin, a resident of Elliott&rsquo...

Gators’ offensive lineman on QB battle: ‘It’s closer than what I expected’

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Florida offensive lineman Fred Johnson said that at the start of camp he had an expectation for how the Gators’ quarterback competition would go. But now, less than two weeks from the season opener against Michigan, he’s not so sure. “I’m very curious. I’m not going to lie to you, I have no idea who’s going...
Linkin Park to hold ‘special event’ to honor Chester Bennington 

Linkin Park to hold ‘special event’ to honor Chester Bennington 

A little over a month since the death of their bandmate Chester Bennington, Linkin Park announced it will host an event in Los Angeles to honor him, according to Spin. “Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time,” the band said on its Twitter page Tuesday. &ldquo...
LSU job intrigued Kiffin before being hired by FAU

LSU job intrigued Kiffin before being hired by FAU

When discussing Florida Atlantic’s latest trend of reaching out to players with historical baggage, Lane Kiffin joked he called the program “Last Strike U.” Tuesday, the former Alabama coordinator brought up LSU again, but the actual Lousiana State University Tigers. Specifically, Kiffin discussed how close he was to joining Ed Orgeron’s staff as the offensive coordinator....
Stray bullet kills 8-year-old sitting on couch in South Carolina apartment

Stray bullet kills 8-year-old sitting on couch in South Carolina apartment

Students will return to class at Boiling Springs Elementary School in Shelby, South Carolina next week without one of their classmates, 8-year-old Lamya Bradley.  The little girl, who was about to start third grade, was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a bullet in a Gaffney apartment, the Cherokee County coroner Dennis Fowler said.  "I will miss her laugh,"...
Missouri man escapes execution after lawyers say DNA clears him

Missouri man escapes execution after lawyers say DNA clears him

Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams, 48, following public outcry to do so. Williams was previously granted a stay of execution in 2015 only to have it denied again earlier in August despite DNA evidence exonerating him of the 1998 stabbing death of former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle, 42. Greitens announced the decision only hours...
Commentary: Fight against school vouchers hurts low-income parents

Commentary: Fight against school vouchers hurts low-income parents

Vouchers put educational choices for children in the hands of the people who care most: the parents. The voucher program was developed in the 1980s to give low-income families more choice in where their kids go to school. Rich people already have this choice. Why should this choice be denied to low-income kids who especially need a school environment that will help them acquire the skills needed to...
Commentary: On vouchers, the evidence is in, and it’s not good

Commentary: On vouchers, the evidence is in, and it’s not good

The continued push for school vouchers, which transfer scarce taxpayer dollars out of public education and into private schools, is “a triumph of ideology over evidence that should worry anyone who wants to improve results for children.” That’s how one scholar described President Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Department of Education. DeVos has been...

POINT OF VIEW: Today’s GOP needs another William F. Buckley Jr.

After the neo-Nazi demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., William F. Buckley Jr. must have been rolling over in his grave. As the founder of the National Review magazine, Buckley was an important catalyst for the modern conservative movement. Perhaps his greatest service was marginalizing extremists to prevent them from gaining ascendancy within Republican ranks. In his bid to make conservative politics...
Letters: Charities too quick to bail on Mar-a-Lago

Letters: Charities too quick to bail on Mar-a-Lago

Charities too quick to bail on Mar-a-Lago I am so disappointed and upset by all the charities canceling their events at Mar-A-Lago. In past years the events seem to have been very successful in raising money. This may have been due to persons wanting to see this very beautiful and rather historical home in our area. These charities have allowed themselves to be influenced by one political statement...

Dowd: Trump, Neo-Nazis and the Klan

One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after the United States helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our summer house on the Severn River near the Naval Academy. He had come from his job as a police detective in D.C., still wearing his suit and service revolver. ”Come with me,” he told my 10-year-old brother, Martin, his Irish lilt edged with a steel that caused his son...

Gerson: ‘America First’ is a gathering moral and strategic disaster

We are seeing the sad effects of President Donald Trump’s renunciation of moral leadership on America politics and culture — the waning of civility, idealism and respect, and the waxing of contempt, prejudice and racial division. But how is a similar moral abdication — summarized as the doctrine of “America First” — influencing America’s place in the world?...
Chrissy Teigen says ‘I have to fix myself’ when it comes to alcohol

Chrissy Teigen says ‘I have to fix myself’ when it comes to alcohol

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen revealed Wednesday in an interview with Cosmopolitan that she struggles with alcohol abuse. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much. I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine,” the “Lip Sync Battle” host said. “Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And...
Miami Dolphins’ Jesse Davis: From fixing farm equipment two years ago to starting lineman?

Miami Dolphins’ Jesse Davis: From fixing farm equipment two years ago to starting lineman?

Jesse Davis of the Miami Dolphins looks on during training camp in Davie. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Jesse Davis is 6-feet-6, 309 pounds and he sure looks the part an offensive lineman in the NFL. But Davis had bills to play and when you’re an undrafted free agent cut after your first NFL camp and an entire season goes by without...
Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man: reports

A homeless man’s call to police on Monday morning ended an hours-long search for a Louisiana infant who was kidnapped and then abandoned underneath a highway overpass, according to multiple reports. Authorities in Shreveport were called Monday morning by a homeless man who said that another man told him he had left a baby under a bridge in Minden, about 30 miles east of Shreveport, KTBS...

LOOK: Full photo gallery from Florida’s practice Tuesday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators returned to the practice fields on Tuesday afternoon. For the first time since they reconvened for the fall, the Gators spent practice at the Sanders Practice Fields, where they practice during the regular season. It was a light practice today, with the team going through only an hour-long session without pads. Below is a full gallery...

Opinion: Trump should condemn racists and alt-left

Dear Mr. President, After your initial remarks addressing the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I wrote that you were correct. I agreed with you, and honest scrutiny of the facts of what occurred there that day bear out, that bigotry and violence were on display on “many sides.” But this effort to soothe and unify the nation unfortunately came up short. Many felt that...
Here’s a humorous list of things more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball

Here’s a humorous list of things more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball

Your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are so slim that they may as well be nonexistent. According to Powerball.com, the odds of winning are 1 in 292 million (or 1 in 292,201,338, to be precise.) The smart folks over at Business Insider ran the numbers, and they ain’t pretty. Buying lottery tickets is such a colossal waste of time that you may as well just burn the cash at home...
La voz de beisbol: Marlins announcer Felo Ramirez honored by Hall of Fame

La voz de beisbol: Marlins announcer Felo Ramirez honored by Hall of Fame

On summer days in the early 1940s, the people of Bayamo, Cuba, routinely gathered at the local ballpark to watch traveling all-star teams play baseball. Sixteen-year-old Rafael "Felo" Ramirez was a regular in the bleachers, bringing with him a passion for the game ... and a megaphone. Ramirez wanted to be a sports announcer, so he listened to games on the radio, learned all of the players'...
Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Cameron Wake loves every minute of this. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—One relatively underrated storyline for the Dolphins this preseason is the incredible condition of veteran defensive end Cameron Wake. Not only does Wake look like he’s in impeccable shape, but he’s an extra year past the ruptured Achilles tendon that threatened his career and...
Seniors playing cards shot, killed in home invasion, police say

Seniors playing cards shot, killed in home invasion, police say

Authorities are searching for suspects in the brutal home invasion and killing of four senior citizens at a home in north central North Carolina near Roanoke Rapids. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp told local media on Monday that a family member found the bodies after checking on the home in the Glenview community, just off Interstate 95 north of Rocky Mount. The home invasion and killings happened...
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