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Deported US veterans trying to return from Mexico

Deported US veterans trying to return from Mexico

BY SANDRA DIBBLE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS TIJUANA, Mexico –– Deported U.S. military veterans told members of a U.S. congressional delegation that they had paid dearly for their crimes and wanted to come home. “I committed a crime and I accept it,” said Eduardo Agustin Garcia, 59, a former U.S. Navy airman who grew up in […]

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

BY DAVID HARRIS AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Five employees were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, a business on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday morning. The shooter — a former “disgruntled employee” who was fired in April — then killed himself, […]

ANDREW’S LEGACY

ANDREW’S LEGACY

Here’s a short list of changes made in Florida as the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew approaches. BY BRETT CLARKSON SUN SENTINEL / TNS SOUTH FLORIDA – As the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins, Andrew’s legacy is everywhere. It’s there when we plan and prepare for potential disasters. It looms when we buy and build […]

BUYING GUNS OR BUTTER?

BUYING GUNS OR BUTTER?

$900 million missile test Streaking over the moon and the Pacific Ocean, a Minuteman III missile lights up the sky during an unarmed test launch on May 3 from California. President Trump wants to spend billions to upgrade America’s defensive missile systems. Click here to read Marian Wright Edelman’s evaluation of Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. […]

Maintaining silence

Maintaining silence

Boy Scouts keeping sex-abuse cases secret BY CHRISTIAN BOONE THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION / TNS For decades, secrets of alleged sexual abuse have been collecting dust in the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, and in state and regional offices across the nation. And the Scouts are fighting hard to keep them locked away. […]

Agency predicts 5 to 9 hurricanes this season

Agency predicts 5 to 9 hurricanes this season

Above-normal storms expected during June through November season BY WAYNE K. ROUSTAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above-normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, with five to nine hurricanes — two to four of them Category 3 (winds at least 111 mph) or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to […]

Chicago is only major city to lose population from 2015 to 2016

Chicago is only major city to lose population from 2015 to 2016

BY MARWA ELTAGOURI CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Chicago was alone among the nation’s 20 largest cities in losing population last year — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s the city’s third consecutive year of population loss for Chicago. The city’s population fell by […]

Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming ‘halal’ was a lie

Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming ‘halal’ was a lie

DETROIT FREE PRESS A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million after he says he was served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law. The complaint says Mohamad Bazzi of Dearborn, Mich., ordered halal pizza twice from a shop in Dearborn. The boxes were labeled “halal,” […]

LOSERS AND WINNERS

LOSERS AND WINNERS

In random order, here’s our analysis of the aftermath of the controversy surrounding U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech this month at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF  B-CU President Edison O. Jackson and Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock – LOSERS – They […]

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

It’s hurricane season again Pleasure boats docked at Dinner Key Marin in Miami-Dade County were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992. The hurricane season officially starts on June 1, with many Floridians preparing well in advance. Click here for a clip-and-save disaster preparation guide. (CARL SEIBERT/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL/ TNS)