Archive for the ‘LIFESTYLE’ Category

Florida woman found guilty of plotting husband’s 2000 murder with affair partner

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A Florida woman faces life behind bars after being convicted of plotting out her late husband’s death.

Denise Williams was found guilty on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, first-degree murder and accessory after murder charges on Friday, nearly 18 years to the day that her husband Mike…

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Putin sees a new threat and a target for crackdown: rap music

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.

Putin says “if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it.”

But Putin said at a St. Petersburg…

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Family of 7-year-old who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story of her death

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The father of the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody says his daughter had plenty of food and water in the days before being picked up by authorities — contradicting the account of U.S. officials.

Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, the El Paso,…

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With Obamacare facing new peril, what will Republicans do on pre-existing conditions?

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

From the moment the White House decided it would defend no part of the Affordable Care Act in a federal lawsuit brought by 20 red state governors and attorneys general, Democrats pounced on the real-world implications.

The lawsuit claimed Congress’ removal of the individual mandate penalty requiring…

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The NYPD checked on Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming Instagram message

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Pete Davidson wrote on Instagram Saturday afternoon that he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore.” The post came shortly after the SNL cast member had used the social media platform to applaud Kanye West for speaking openly about his own mental health issues.

Davidson wrote: “i’m doing my best…

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Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.

New York State Police on Saturday asked for the public’s…

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Multiple people might have been involved in Florida tourist’s death, says family

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The family of a Miami tourist who was murdered while vacationing in Costa Rica believe multiple people might have been involved in her shocking demise.

Carla Stefaniak’s partially buried body, which was located in a forested area in the proximity of her resort near the capital of San Jose on Dec….

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Legal experts rip judge’s rationale for declaring Obamacare law invalid

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A federal judge’s ruling declaring invalid the entire Affordable Care Act came under harsh attack Saturday from legal analysts who predicted that higher courts will reject the rationale as a tortured effort to rewrite not just the law but congressional history.

The ruling in Texas came on the eve…

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The $10 ‘Hamilton’ Fort Lauderdale ticket lottery opened this morning

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The $10 “Hamilton” Fort Lauderdale ticket lottery opened Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

For $10 and a tremendous amount of luck, admission to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning hip-hop epic can be yours. The musical visits the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 18-Jan. 20.

Broadway Across America,…

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Vine, HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular trivia app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his SoHo apartment early Sunday from an apparent drug overdose, police sources said.

Cops found Kroll, 35, unconscious in the bedroom of his Spring St. home with drug paraphernalia around him after his concerned…

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Merry and bright: South Florida’s boat parades light up the holiday season | Photos

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Winners of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade were announced Saturday night, after rows of yachts and boats decorated for the holidays sailed from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach.

Here are the overall winners:

Government: Trash Skimmer Vessel of Fort Lauderdale #99

Charter: Galleria…

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After nearly two years in the White House, Trump’s lies start catching up with him

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The exchange was as brief as it was definitive.

Near the back of Air Force One in April, a reporter asked President Trump whether he knew about a $130,000 payment that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, had made to Stormy Daniels, a porn actress, shortly before the election.

For a fleeting moment, Trump…

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Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleased a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel.

Trump…

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White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it.

“We will do whatever is necessary to build the border wall to stop…

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Coast Guardsman shoots his wife and 7-year-old son dead, wounds 8-year-old daughter, then kills himself in Miami-Dade

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A man who reportedly serves in the U.S. Coast Guard shot and and killed his wife and their 7-year-old son, and shot and critically injured his 8-year-old daughter before killing himself at their home in Southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday, police are saying.

Miami-Dade Police say John Stanley Presnar,…

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Live updates and conversation: Minnesota Vikings 21, Miami Dolphins 0 (2nd Q)

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

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A Rare Disease Won’t Keep This Mountain Man Off the Trails

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Ben LeNail has the neurodegenerative disease ALD, but a daily exercise regimen and Pilates help him stay healthy and active.

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A Rare Disease Won’t Keep This Mountain Man Off the Trails

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Ben LeNail has the neurodegenerative disease ALD, but a daily exercise regimen and Pilates help him stay healthy and active.

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Headspace vs. Calm: The Meditation Battle That’s Anything but Zen

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A pair of apps preach relaxation to millions of customers—but still badly want to beat each other.

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Headspace vs. Calm: The Meditation Battle That’s Anything but Zen

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

A pair of apps preach relaxation to millions of customers—but still badly want to beat each other.

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Broward judge agrees to reprimand for berating lawyer

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey berated a defense lawyer during a criminal trial in front of the jury, ordering a court deputy to move the lawyer to his seat, then refusing to grant a mistrial when the attorney complained.

Bailey, who was first elected in 2014, acknowledged his misconduct to…

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Think downtown Boca Raton is all disjointed? Here’s the plan to fix that.

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Boca Raton’s downtown government center, with lots of buildings spread over 30 acres north of Palmetto Park Road, could be transformed into a central destination for community gathering and government business over the next 10 years.

The city is looking at several proposals to rebuild aging government…

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Family sues man they say left woman dead on I-95 during first date

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

A New York man is being sued by the parents of a Fort Lauderdale woman they say died while on a date with him on a borrowed motorcycle. Her body was run over multiple times on Interstate 95.

Jennifer Amy St. Clair met Miles McChesney on an online dating site called Tinder. For their first date…

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Outgoing Gov. Scott appoints his unqualified, longtime attack dog to run Broward elections | Fred Grimm

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

We can only hope that Pete regards elections with more reverence than he had for the Everglades. Else, Broward voters might fare no better under his auspices than the woeful snail kite.

Pete Antonacci, foisted on Broward County last month by Rick Scott after the governor ousted Supervisor of Elections…

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Capital punishment is a national disgrace. The practice is fading, but not fast enough | Guest Editorial

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

The execution of Jose Antonio Jimenez in Florida late Thursday marked the 25th such killing this year, up two from last year. That makes 2018 the fourth year in a row in which fewer than 30 people were executed in the United States. That, incongruously enough, is progress. Since the U.S. Supreme…

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Deputy won’t be charged in crash that put teen in coma

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy won’t face criminal charges after being accused of running a stop sign and causing a crash that left a young woman in a coma.

The State Attorney’s Office decided Thursday not to file charges against Michael D’Avanzo, who was 25 at the time of the crash, because…

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‘It was dead air’: Radio collapse crippled Parkland shooting response

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

As a sea of deputies descended on Stoneman Douglas High, their hunt for a killer descended into chaos as their antiquated radio system collapsed.

New statements released Friday of police on the ground show in vivid detail how critical the communications failures were as children were injured and…

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Fire engulfs clubhouse at Delray Beach condominium complex

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Residents of Deauville Village condominiums in Delray Beach watched in horror Friday evening as the complex’s clubhouse went up in an inferno.

When Palm Beach County Fire Rescue arrived at the complex near West Atlantic Avenue and Jog Road at about 6:30 p.m., flames were shooting through the roof…

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Her family life was affluent, her private life was troubled. Now police think they have found her remains after 8 years.

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Lynda Meier was a good deed do-er. Lonely but outgoing. Mentor of a troubled teen. Drawn toward abusive men and into rough parts of town.

She came from a moneyed family, was well provided for, had her rent paid, and drove Jaguars and Escalades. But Meier wanted to help the less fortunate and spent…

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Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law unconstitutional

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal tax law.

The opinion by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor overturns all of the sprawling law nationwide.

The ruling…

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