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Judge bars Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross southern border illegally

20 hours 45 min ago

A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties...

Chicago hospital shooting: A young cop, doctor, pharmacy resident and the gunman all die in Mercy Hospital attack

23 hours 31 min ago

A Chicago police officer and two other people were killed in an attack at a South Side hospital Monday afternoon that sent medical personnel and police scrambling through halls, stairwells and even the nursery in search of victims and the shooter before he was found dead.

Officer Samuel Jimenez,...

Parkland, Coral Springs win $1 million grant for art projects on gun violence, healing

23 hours 41 min ago

Coral Springs and Parkland won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to create five giant public-art projects themed around gun violence, healing and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting.

These temporary art projects, spanning a 30-foot-tall pyramid to a paint-covered billboard, will sprout up...

16 dissident House Democrats vow to oppose Nancy Pelosi as next speaker

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:50

Sixteen Democrats said Monday that they will oppose Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid for House speaker, an act of defiance that puts the dissidents on the cusp of forcing a seismic leadership shake-up as the party prepares to take the majority.

Their pledge to oppose Pelosi, delivered in a letter to Democratic...

Hallandale Beach embraces new mayor, new energy on commission

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:00

There was no shouting and no pouting, but a few laughs and plenty of applause.

Joy Adams, a grandmother and owner of a cleaning company who has never held public office, ran her first meeting Monday night as the mayor of Hallandale Beach in front of a full house.

Thunderous applause roared through...

Woman pulled from submerged car in West Delray

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 19:00

A car was sinking quickly and its driver was trying to kick out a window as it went down, witnesses who phoned in the emergency told a 911 dispatcher.

That call came in at 6:38 p.m. Monday, sending firefighters, paramedics and divers to the area of Carrotwood and Las Verdes circles in West Delray,...

Stoneman Douglas commission looks at quick fixes to boost school security

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:45

The state commission investigating the Parkland massacre will consider recommending a series of quick fixes to strengthen school security, such as guarding all open gates and training teachers in emergency procedures.

A 99-page draft list of recommendations put forward by individual commission...

1 dead, 3 injured after shooting in downtown Denver, authorities say

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:20

One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting on downtown Denver streets Monday, authorities said.

Officers blocked off several streets at the crime scene near the Colorado Rockies' baseball stadium but had not arrested anyone, police spokesman Doug Schepman said.

Schepman said...

26 students, 1 adult hospitalized for dizziness, fainting and nosebleeds

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:40

At first it was six sick students. Then it became seven. Before long it was more than a dozen.

By Monday afternoon, 26 students and one staff member at Cardinal Gibbons High School were hospitalized with symptoms ranging from headaches and shortness of breath to nosebleeds, seizures and passing...

Pope should be a better champion of the poor | Letters

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:15
Pope could be a better champion of the poor

I know that this will not sit well with a lot of people, but having been raised as a Catholic for the past 82 years, I take exception with the article wherein the Pope laments that the wealthy few enjoy what belongs to all. Maybe if he truly felt that...

TacoCraft coming to Athena by the Sea's old location in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:45

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s colorful nighttime scene might have lost a longtime Greek restaurant, but it’s about to gain an upstart Mexican fave.

TacoCraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar, developed by the founders of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and the J.E.Y. Hospitality Group, will be taking over the former...

Where to meet Santa — and see snow — in South Florida

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:05

The holidays are in full swing in South Florida, and the kids are making out their gift lists.

If you want to deliver those letters to Santa in person, plenty of events are scheduled to let you do just that. Plus families can indulge in other traditions — such as The Polar Express, the Nutcracker...

Norwegian cruise ship's mechanical issues strand thousands of passengers in Puerto Rico

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:00

Thousands of passengers aboard the Norwegian Jade cruise ship will have to fly back to Miami from San Juan, Puerto Rico cutting their 10-day Caribbean vacation short.

The ship left from Miami on Friday and arrived in San Juan on Sunday. Late Sunday evening, about an hour before the ship was supposed...

Publix GreenWise Market coming to downtown Fort Lauderdale inside new residential tower

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:35

A Publix GreenWise Market is coming to downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The organic market will open at 225 E. Las Olas Blvd. in the fall of 2020 as part of a sprawling new residential tower, the project’s developers announced Monday.

Publix has inked a lease for 115,000-square feet on the ground floor...

Ticket alert: Rolling Stones at Hard Rock Stadium

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:25

The Rolling Stones will perform on April 20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, kicking off a 13-city U.S. leg of their 2019 No Filter Tour.

Tickets for the show, promoted by AEG Presents Concerts West, are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, via RollingStones.com. Presales for...

FIU deputy police chief arrested after scuffle with officers

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:45

Florida International University’s deputy police chief is facing criminal charges after he was arrested for allegedly battering police officers at a South Florida restaurant and bar.

Police officers in Coral Gables say Benjamin Guerrero faces three charges of battery on a law enforcement officer...

Woman who died on board Princess Cruises ship from Fort Lauderdale identified

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:25

The passenger who died last week on board a Princess Cruises ship out of Fort Lauderdale has been identified as 52-year-old Almarosa Tenorio of Alabama, who was on a vacation with her husband, according to ABC News.

Tenorio was traveling on the Royal Princess, which left Port Everglades Nov. 9...

Who will replace Brenda Snipes as Broward elections chief?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:40

With Broward’s County’s elections supervisor on the way out, three people have already emerged as potential replacements to get the office in order before the 2020 presidential election season.

Democrats Lori Parrish and David Brown and Republican Richard DeNapoli all expressed interest Monday...

Florida recount: Matt Caldwell concedes to Nikki Fried in agriculture commissioner race

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:35

Republican agriculture commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell conceded the election to Democrat Nikki Fried Monday, ending the last contested statewide race in Florida.

“I have called Nikki Fried and notified her of my decision to not pursue the matter any further and I have offered to assist her...

Pit bull kills 5-day-old girl in crib

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:45

Authorities in west Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl.

Investigators with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office say they are investigating the girl's death as an accident and no criminal charges are expected to be filed.

The Citrus County Chronicle reports...

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