Republican lawmakers concerned about keeping president’s promise of relief

Uneasiness about Trump’s middle-class tax plan WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers in red and blue states are expressing unease over the limited details about middle-class relief...

Why states took so long to dispatch aid to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was slow to ask for or accept assistance, officials say BY CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE AND JONATHAN LEVIN BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Within a week of Hurricane...

Nursing home tragedy claims lives of couple married 61 years

BY DAVID J. NEAL MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becoming the 14th Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident to...

State House panel supports creating slavery memorial

State House panel supports creating slavery memorial COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – With little discussion, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would lead to the...

CALI’S ON FIRE

California burns and the death toll rises as wildfires, compounded by climate change, spread. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS SONOMA, CALIF. – The death toll rose to...

WHERE’S THE HELP?

More than one week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money...

NFL PROTESTS

Athletes won’t just ‘shut up and play’ Dallas Cowboys players and staff, including owner Jerry Jones and Head Coach Jason Garrett, all took a knee...

Democrats warned – again

Blacks unenthused by party BY ALEX ROARTY MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – A new study suggests that Democrats can re-energize African-American voters even if President...

How do you prepare for Miami Broward Carnival?

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Here’s a Q&A with Jessy Schuster, who will be one of more than 15,000 revelers participating in next week’s annual...

Governor to propose $50 million for opioid fight

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders signaled Tuesday that addressing Florida’s deadly opioid epidemic will be...

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