December 8, 2019

Trump slams media over G-7 reports

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By Todd Beamon From Newsmax President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped the news media on Twitter for its coverage of the Group of Seven meeting in France, including accusing “radical left Democrats” of spreading rumors about bedbugs at his Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida. “The G-7 was a great success for the USA […]

2 kinds of python are breeding in the Everglades, and it might help them become a ‘super snake’

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By Kelly McLaughlin, INSIDER From Business Insider …… with even better odds of spreading in Florida A study in the journal Ecology and Evolution found that super snakes could emerge in the Florida Everglades. US Geological Survey researchers examined tail tissue in 400 snakes captured in south Florida and found some had markers of both […]

Bahamas PM uses Haiti unrest to explain VAT hike

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By Travis Cartwright-Carroll Nassau Guardian From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — As he defended his administration’s increase in value-added tax (VAT) from 7.5 percent to 12 percent, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis pointed to recent riots in Haiti over a 50 percent increase in fuel prices mandated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Lawsuits against Miami-based cruise lines: Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean

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By Jim Walker From Cruise Law News Bloomberg Legal reports today that according to date which it collected over the last several years, 83 federal personal injury cases were filed against cruise lines in the first three months of 2018. Bloomberg concludes that this figure continues an upward trend over the last two years in which […]

Florida school shooting response detailed in released radio traffic

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Florida school shooting details emerged Thursday, when audio recordings were released, indicating that Broward Deputy Scot Peterson radioed that gunfire was “inside” and warned officers to stay away, the Miami Herald reported. Since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Peterson has taken heat […]

Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

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By Nicole Lee From engadget Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting’s aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It’s a phenomenon that happens after every tragedy, and it doesn’t seem to be going away. As is common in […]

Kelly continues to cast uncertainty about fate of Haitians on TPS

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, continues to cast uncertainty on the eventual fate of 58,000 undocumented Haitians who has been granted limited Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain in the US, according to reports. Last week Monday, Kelly granted a six-month TPS […]

Image of allegedly murdered woman remained on Facebook for 5 hours

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BY FRAN BERKMAN From Mashable Warning: While the entire image posted to Facebook is not visible, this post does contain a redacted version that some readers may find disturbing. A Miami man allegedly confessed on Facebook to murdering his wife, and a photo posted on his profile appears to have shown the woman’s dead body. The […]

UPDATED PM resigns: Haiti’s leader agrees to commission’s report calling for PM’s resignation

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UPDATED: Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigns after protests From BBC Haiti’s prime minister has resigned, after violent anti-government protests over delayed elections. “I am leaving the post of prime minister this evening with a feeling of accomplishment,” Laurent Lamothe said in a televised address. Protesters had called for President Michel Martelly and Mr Lamothe […]

New arrest in case of money laundering to Cuba

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By Jay Weaver And Juan O. Tamayo From Miami Herald A case that started out alleging $70 million in Medicare fraud now puts the figure at nearly $240 million. A Miami man has been arrested in an unprecedented money-laundering case that alleges some part of $238 million gained from Medicare fraud was secretly pumped into […]