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Bill Cosby, 81, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.

The punishment all but completed the dizzying, late-in-life fall for the comedian, former TV star and breaker...


After months of the race being tied or within a few points, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson jumped to a 7-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new U.S. Senate poll released Tuesday.

The Quinnipiac University survey found that Nelson had 53 percent to Scott’s 46 percent, a major shift from the tied race in...


A four-foot-tall kangaroo named Storm escaped from its home in Jupiter Farms, and a search was underway Tuesday to return the wayward marsupial to its owner.

The 45-pound kangaroo has been spotted in the rural, western Palm Beach County neighborhood, but so far officers of the state wildlife commission...


text Dunkin' Donuts to change its name
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:10:00 PDT

Dunkin' is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway.

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself "Dunkin'" to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks.

The change will officially take place in January, when the new name will start appearing on napkins,...


A South Florida man faced up to 27 years in prison for a fatal car crash, but instead he's been sentenced to just 10 days — with one day to be served on each of the next 10 anniversaries of the crash.

The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that a judge imposed the unusual sentence on 24-year-old Erick...


The 83-year-old artist behind 'Surrounded Islands' will deliver an art talk Oct. 4 at Perez Art Museum Miami.

A former student is accused of attacking the principal who expelled him from Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Jacob Paul Springer, 18, of Weston, is charged with assault and battery on an education employee.

In a chance encounter about 5 p.m....


A school shooting at South Park Elementary?

The 22nd season debut of Comedy Central’s "South Park" is titled "Dead Kids" and includes a dinner discussion of a school shooting.

It’s not known whether the episode, which airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, directly references the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory...


Broward Schools say they are taking steps to avoid some of the trauma and confusion caused by false fire alarms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

These steps include staffing fire officials at the school to monitor the alarms and upgrading the systems to reduce the possibility of false alarms.

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It’s like a contagion that peaked after the Parkland school shooting and showed some signs of dying down. That is, until two new cases cropped up within the past week of threats being made against a school.

A 13-year-old boy on Sunday threatened to "shoot up" Pines Middle School via an Instagram...


With just six weeks left before Election Day, both Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson have spent more than $33 million on their Senate campaigns – only for the race to essentially be tied going into September.

But Nelson jumped out to a 7-point lead in a new Quinnipiac University poll Tuesday,...


When someone suggests U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson needs to retire, he’ll challenge them to a push-up contest.

Florida’s senior senator turns 76 on Saturday, and the issue of age is an undercurrent in Florida’s closely watched Senate race.

Nelson has already been likened to a broken-down Ford Pinto and...


Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes became part of a national conversation Monday when it was revealed that he suffered a season-ending knee injury while trying to avoid putting his weight on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr — a move necessitated by a new point of emphasis in the NFL rulebook.

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He smiled once.

In LeBron James’ first public appearance in a Lakers uniform Monday afternoon, after a three-month honeymoon celebrating the marriage of basketball’s best player with its most glamorous franchise, he smiled exactly once.

It was when he was asked what constitutes pressure for him.

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More than 500 non-native fish, wildlife and plant species live and thrive in Florida.

What's the problem?

Exotic creatures and vegetation — from iguanas to Burmese pythons to lion fish and air potato vines — threaten native species and cause serious economic damage, says the Florida Fish and Wildlife...


A power line maintenance crew came upon a grim site in a remote area of western Broward County, Tuesday morning, when workers found a cement mixer overturned with a man’s body inside, officials said.

The truck was discovered before 10 a.m. flipped on the driver’s side on an east-west road in the...


Authorities say a baby girl found crawling across a busy New Jersey street was unharmed after a neighbor and passing motorist came to her aid.

The child was spotted around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood.

The motorist, Cory Cannon of Eatontown, told the Asbury Park Press he saw the girl on Joe Parker...


A 19-year-old Indonesian boy was in deep waters as he floated 49 days on a wooden fish trap headed to Guam.

Aldi Novel Adilang, a lamp lighter on a floating fish trap called a rompong, was rescued on Aug. 31 by a Panamanian vessel.

"I thought I will never meet my parents again, so I just prayed...


In his ad boasting of Florida’s educational achievement in reading and math, some of Gov. Rick Scott’s numbers just don’t add up.

Scott’s sunny ad cheerleading for Florida schools came out just five days after a dimmer assessment in an ad for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. But it, too, doesn’t tell the...


Historic U.S. naval hangars that date back to the early 1900s will be transformed into a destination spot known as Regatta Harbour in Coconut Grove.

The TREO Group, a real estate investment firm, announced this week it closed on a $33 million loan provided by FirstBank Florida for the construction.

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While he’s at the United Nations, President Donald Trump should publicly push Iran to release Bob Levinson, Florida lawmakers said Tuesday.

Levinson, of Coral Springs, went missing on March 9, 2007.

The former agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI was working for the CIA. Iranian...


Walt Disney World is changing its ticket structure by moving to date-based pricing that reflects the expected demand on specific days. It’s also introducing a new platform on which to make those purchases.

The changes and additions, including the price to enter the parks, kick in Oct. 16. At that...


The latest TV ads in the Florida governor’s campaign are slashing attacks from one side against the other’s candidate, with each side attempting to exploit what it sees as potential vulnerabilities in the opposition.

Democrat Andrew Gillum is attacking Republican Ron DeSantis, charging he has a...


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum sought to portray himself Monday as a champion of LGBT rights — and Republican Ron DeSantis as a foe of LGBT equality.

As mayor of Tallahassee, Gillum said he has "stood up for the LGBTQ community and demanded equal rights when others refused. As...


Another student accused of making threats against a school has been arrested, Pembroke Pines police said Tuesday.

It was the third time in recent days and the fourth time this month that a student was charged with the second-degree felony of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm...