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WASHINGTON | Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now the CEO of the Lana Marks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

WASHINGTON  | Half polls closed; voters pit Trump strength, Dem resistance

WASHINGTON  — Votes were being counted across half the country Tuesday night as an anxious nation watched whether President Donald Trump‘s GOP would be rewarded or rejected in the first nationwide election of his turbulent presidency. Fundraising, polls and history were not on the president’s side in a fight for control of Congress and statehouses … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Half polls closed; voters pit Trump strength, Dem resistance

Florida News: Four South Florida Residents Convicted and Sentenced for Roles in Narcotics Importation and Distribution Ring

Florida – On Friday, October 19, 2018, the last of four defendants was sentenced for his role in a narcotics importation and distribution ring, operating in Miami-Dade and Osceola Counties, involving an analogue of the powerful opioid fentanyl, as well as n-ethylpentalone. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Mark Selby, … Continue reading Florida News: Four South Florida Residents Convicted and Sentenced for Roles in Narcotics Importation and Distribution Ring

BARRON, Wis. | Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

BARRON, Wis. — A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn’t a runaway and investigators believe she’s in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents , James and … Continue reading BARRON, Wis. | Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. Many of those structures did not withstand the fury … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael’s destruction reveals region’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael’s destruction reveals region’s weaker building codes

MIAMI | Red tide is plaguing beaches on both of Florida’s coasts

MIAMI — Many of Florida’s famous beaches were empty Thursday because of a red tide outbreak that for the first time in decades is plaguing both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts at once. While the Gulf Coast has suffered the brunt of the toxic algae outbreak all summer, it only just showed up this week … Continue reading MIAMI | Red tide is plaguing beaches on both of Florida’s coasts

TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Cambage leads Australia past Nigeria

TENERIFE, Spain— The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Liz Cambage had 34 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help Australia beat Nigeria 86-68 on Saturday. Cambage, who led the WNBA in scoring this past season, got off to a fast start with 12 points in the opening … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Cambage leads Australia past Nigeria