‘Everyone was in the loop’: Gordon Sondland makes two stunning points | Editorial
11/21/19 14:54 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Gordon Sondland, the $1 million donor whom President Donald Trump appointed as ambassador to the European Union, on Wednesday made two stunning points to the House Intelligence Committee: Yes, there was a quid pro quo between Trump and t...

Rubio gets backing for Hong Kong legislation — Bondi’s Trump defender debut — Photos detail damages to Florida's springs — Congrats #OneHeraldGuild
11/21/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

Thank you, Maria Yovanovitch; legalize young undocumented immigrants; | Letters to the Editor
11/21/19 06:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Thank you, Maria Yovanovitch Last Thursday, a petite woman with a voice so tiny, it seemed she was standing tiptoe on our shoulder, whispering in our ear like the conscience of Jiminy Cricket. What did this lonely, small voice say? As th...

Democratic presidential debate: Candidates agree Trump should be impeached, revive clashes over ‘Medicare for All’
11/20/19 23:31 from Juice: National politics
The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” — again. Like a string of previous debates, Wednesday’s prominently featured squabbles over a program that could alie...

Ex-Dolphin Mark Walton denies hitting woman who is heard crying on 911 call
11/20/19 21:59 from Juice: National politics
Former Miami Dolphin Mark Walton was freed on bond as of 8 p.m. Wednesday from a Broward County jail, records show. At his first appearance hearing earlier in the morning, a judge set his bond at $10,000. Broward Judge Jackie Powell also...

Strengthening Tropical Storm Sebastien to meet a cold front later in the week
11/20/19 21:16 from Juice: National politics
It is extremely late in the season for a tropical storm, but Sebastien has formed and is expected to continue strengthening over the next 48 hours, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said in a Wednesday night advisory. The stor...

Forklift operator in fatal crash fined for no license 3 times since 2011, court records show
11/20/19 21:10 from Juice: National politics
A forklift operator involved in a fatal crash over the weekend had been fined three times for driving without a license since 2011, Palm Beach court records show. Thirty-year-old Ulises Mondragon was driving a forklift near Fort Lauderda...

Ex-Dolphin Mark Walton denies hitting woman who is heard crying on 911 call
11/20/19 20:11 from Juice: National politics
Former Miami Dolphin Mark Walton was freed on bond as of 8 p.m. Wednesday from a Broward County jail, records show. At his first appearance hearing earlier in the morning, a judge set his bond at $10,000. Broward Judge Jackie Powell also...

Star witness called ‘Rooster’ by FBI testifies against ex-mayor in corruption trial
11/20/19 18:47 from Juice: National politics
Alan Koslow, the flashy lobbyist turned FBI informant, strolled to the stand Wednesday in a red tie and gold-framed glasses ready to take on his next role: Star witness in the public corruption trial of Joy Cooper. Koslow, dubbed “Rooste...

Broward’s smallest village could vanish after being chastised for improper elections
11/20/19 16:35 from Juice: National politics
Broward’s smallest municipality could cease to exist after the county’s corruption czar criticized it for not having a proper election in years. Lazy Lake only has just one small street. It doesn’t have a stop sign or a traffic light. On...

Dolphins appear unclear whether Josh Rosen will start again this season, but Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to finish strong
11/20/19 15:42 from Juice: National politics
The Miami Dolphins are 2-8 with six games remaining, and coach Brian Flores would prefer 15-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick remain as the starting quarterback over second-year back Josh Rosen the rest of the season. Flores said Wednesday t...

Profiting from protecting kids is wrong. Halt active shooter drills in schools. | Opinion
11/20/19 15:40 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
In October, a Florida commission investigating the Parkland school shooting recommended the state’s schools reduce the frequency of active-shooter drills (currently mandated to be held once a month) because they might be traumatizing stu...

DeSantis’ ‘bolder’ budget is better, but not nearly bold enough | Editorial
11/20/19 15:31 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Gov. Ron DeSantis has sent the legislature a budget for next year that he calls “bolder, brighter and better” for Floridians. On closer review, he should have added another B — for business as usual. The second spending plan of the DeSan...

South Florida strip club again giving away 3,000 Thanksgiving turkeys
11/20/19 14:56 from Juice: National politics
Cheetah Gentlemen’s Clubs once again will give away 3,000 turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving. The annual giveaway of frozen birds will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in club parking lots at 100 Ansin Blvd. in Hallandale Be...

She woke up mid-flight to a drunk man groping her, authorities say
11/20/19 14:54 from Juice: National politics
A woman napping on the red-eye from Denver to Miami was awakened by the unwanted groping of the drunk man sitting next to her, a federal criminal complaint alleges. Viktor Maksimov, 44, was arraigned Tuesday in Miami federal court. He pl...

Ex-Dolphin Mark Walton denies hitting woman who is heard crying on 911 call
11/20/19 14:29 from Juice: National politics
Former Miami Dolphin Mark Walton is expected to be released from the Broward County Jail after his bond was set at $10,000 during his first court appearance Wednesday morning. Broward Judge Jackie Powell also ordered Walton to get a subs...

3 serial burglary suspects caught after snatching a BMW, cops say
11/20/19 13:46 from Juice: National politics
The 2011 blue Dodge van had been linked to a series of burglaries, so detectives followed it until they caught three suspects red-handed stealing a BMW, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. Members of the sheriff’s Burglary Apprehension Te...

Where heroism is a pleasure: Publix worker ran to explosion scene and treated severely wounded man
11/20/19 13:35 from Juice: National politics
Christian Garcia, a Publix customer service clerk, was sitting in the Plantation store’s cafe this summer when he heard what he thought was a lightning strike. Ceiling tiles began to fall and he ran outside towards the sound. A paramedic...

Lady Gaga joins Oprah Winfrey for ‘Oprah’s 2020 Vision’ tour at BB&T Center
11/20/19 13:17 from Juice: National politics
UPDATED 11 a.m. Nov. 20: Pop singer and Oscar winner Lady Gaga will now join Oprah Winfrey for a one-on-one conversation onstage on Jan. 4 at the BB&T Center, where the talk show queen will kick off her “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in...

Captain who was tossed overboard proves the perils of South Florida’s inlets
11/20/19 11:15 from Juice: National politics
When ugly seas threw a boat captain overboard in the Boynton Beach inlet, it spotlighted a danger that is all too familiar to mariners. Conditions that look tame can roll out of control in a blink. The narrow passageways to the open ocea...

Here’s what you need to know about going to Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach
11/20/19 11:13 from Juice: National politics
The Riptide Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, providing yet another opportunity for South Florida residents to show off on Facebook and Instagram for family and friends in chillier l...

Ex-Dolphin Mark Walton denies hitting woman; bond set at $10,000 in court hearing
11/20/19 10:56 from Juice: National politics
Former Miami Dolphin Mark Walton is expected to be released from the Broward County Jail today after his bond was set at $10,000 during his first court appearance Wednesday morning. Broward Judge Jackie Powell also ordered Walton to get ...

160 jobs to be filled as Cooper’s Hawk restaurant prepares for opening in Dania Beach
11/20/19 10:07 from Juice: National politics
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is getting ready to pop the cork for an opening in Dania Beach, and it is looking to fill 160 jobs for the new restaurant. The new restaurant, known for its wine and food pairings, is located at the Dani...

Florida GOP’s Trump event headed to Miami — Citrus County’s war on NYT — Another public corruption crackdown — DLP is back
11/20/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

Colin Kaepernick’s controversial return; Trump’s D.C. swamp; Brightline train safety | Letters to the Editor
11/20/19 06:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Kaepernick's true protest meaning lost in nationalism debate Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was protesting the illegal killings of unarmed, innocent, non-threatening black men, many facing away from their killers...

Tropical Storm Sebastien picks up some steam and remains over open ocean waters
11/20/19 05:45 from Juice: National politics
Late season-forming Tropical Storm Sebastien strengthened a little overnight when its maximum wind speeds increased to 50 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. Tuesday evening the storm’s highest winds were 45 mph. Sebastien...

Tropical Storm Sebastien churning in the Atlantic Ocean
11/19/19 20:52 from Juice: National politics
Tropical Storm Sebastien has formed in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles northeast of the eastern edge of the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center said in an advisory issued at 5 p.m. Tuesday that Sebastien is churning in the ocean ...

Captain who was tossed overboard proves the perils of South Florida’s inlets
11/19/19 20:37 from Juice: National politics
When ugly seas threw a boat captain overboard in the Boynton Beach inlet, it spotlighted a danger that is all too familiar to mariners. Conditions that look tame can roll out of control in a blink. The narrow passageways to the open ocea...

He plied girls with clothing and yacht parties, then pushed them into prostitution, prosecutors say.
11/19/19 20:05 from Juice: National politics
Calling William Foster a danger to the community and to his alleged victims, a West Palm Beach federal judge ordered the accused Delray Beach child sex trafficker held without bond until his trial. “There’s a real risk of witness intimid...

He plied girls with clothing and yacht parties, then pushed them into prostitution, prosecutors say
11/19/19 20:05 from Juice: National politics
Calling William Foster a danger to the community and to his alleged victims, a West Palm Beach federal judge ordered the accused Delray Beach child sex trafficker held without bond until his trial. “There’s a real risk of witness intimid...

Investigators of homeless woman’s shooting death want to talk to person seen in video
11/19/19 19:52 from Juice: National politics
Police have released images of a car and a person of interest from surveillance video near the spot where a homeless woman was found shot to death last month. Sheila Strope’s body was found early Saturday, Oct. 26, in the 900 block of No...

Gay spouse of deceased smoker wins $157.4 million from Big Tobacco
11/19/19 19:05 from Juice: National politics
The diagnosis came in 1996. Edward Caprio suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In hindsight, it was a predictable result of decades of smoking. It was 22 years before the disease killed him. On Friday, Caprio’s spouse was...

A jury just awarded a gay Florida man $157 million from tobacco companies. Here’s why it could be a landmark case.
11/19/19 19:05 from Juice: National politics
The diagnosis came in 1996. Edward Caprio suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In hindsight, it was a predictable result of decades of smoking. It was 22 years before the disease killed him. On Friday, Caprio’s spouse was...

Yacht inferno was not intentionally set, fire chief says
11/19/19 18:32 from Juice: National politics
A weekend inferno that destroyed two mega-yachts was not an act of arson, Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr told city commissioners Tuesday. The fire raged for nearly five hours early Saturday morning as an estimated 100 firefigh...

Former Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper goes on trial, 7 years after alleged crime
11/19/19 18:13 from Juice: National politics
Former Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper knew what she was doing when she accepted $5,000 in illegal campaign contributions seven years ago, prosecutor Catherine Maus told a Broward jury Tuesday. She just didn’t realize the men she took ...

Uber Eats will now deliver milk, beer and household goods from Circle K in 4 Florida cities
11/19/19 17:57 from Juice: National politics
Uber Eats customers in Fort Lauderdale and three other Florida cities can now use the app if they run out of milk at home, crave a doughnut or need a shave. But be prepared to pay as much as two or three times more for the convenience. C...

Penn Dutch’s listeria-contaminated Hollywood building sold for $3.7 million
11/19/19 17:47 from Juice: National politics
Owners of Penn Dutch Meat and Seafood’s flagship Hollywood location have sold the building for $3.73 million, county records show. W&P Holdings, managed by William and Paul Salsburg of the local grocery company’s founding Salsburg family...

Penn Dutch’s listeria-contaminated Hollywood property sold for $3.7 million
11/19/19 17:47 from Juice: National politics
Owners of Penn Dutch Meat and Seafood’s flagship Hollywood location have sold it for $3.73 million, county records show. W&P Holdings, managed by William and Paul Salsburg of the local grocery company’s founding Salsburg family, sold the...

Hyde: Riley not yet trusting the Heat rebuild every other team in town should covet | Commentary
11/19/19 17:35 from Juice: National politics
Pat Riley, bless him, can’t help himself. He can’t trust this Miami Heat rebuild that should embarrass every other franchise in town. He still lives his winning-or-misery mantra in some form. He’s stayed thin because of a “stress diet,” ...

8 belly-warming ramen restaurants to beat the cold in South Florida
11/19/19 17:28 from Juice: National politics
The mercury has dipped below 60 degrees — basically a blizzard by South Florida standards — and we can’t think of a better winter sidekick than the humble, soul-warming ramen bowl. Ribbons of noodles and tender slices of short rib in fra...

Nearly all Florida companies pay no corporate income tax. Legislators need to fix a broken system. | Randy Schultz
11/19/19 16:55 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Florida’s political leaders like to boast about the state’s “business-friendly” climate. Unfortunately, it’s not a “Florida-friendly” climate. In its two-part series that ran Sunday and Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Florida ...

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to finance ‘Medicare for All’ doesn’t add up | Editorial
11/19/19 15:55 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
For any problem, Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I have a plan for that.” Her plan to finance “Medicare for All” doesn’t add up. Not even close. Perhaps that’s why Warren is changing that plan. Warren may deserve credit for trying. ...

Don’t bet on Trump testifying in his impeachment inquiry | Opinion
11/19/19 14:43 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
President Trump is a boss-level troller on Twitter, we all know that. What’s less obvious is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is equally boss level at trolling Trump. The latest example came Sunday, when Pelosi responded to Republicans’ c...

South Florida helicopter pilot sets Guinness record: 48 states in 12 days
11/19/19 14:04 from Juice: National politics
He flew above the most beautiful parts of America and saw every state on the continent in its majestic fall glory. Yosuke Chatmaleerat, 27, a Miami aviation student seeking to bring attention to the need for more pilots, has set a Guinne...

Kelly Clarkson christening her new Norwegian cruise ship with performance in Miami
11/19/19 13:51 from Juice: National politics
Kelly Clarkson already has a stacked resume — singer, songwriter, talk-show host, “Voice” coach, children’s book author and mother of four. Now she’s adding travel to the mix. Clarkson has been named godmother of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ...

In 2020 session, let’s make Florida’s tax system fairer for working families | Opinion
11/19/19 13:18 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Even with a growing state economy and low unemployment, the fruits of Florida’s success are too often hardly felt by hardworking families. Too many struggle with stagnant wages and the rising cost of living. One contributing factor that ...

Floridians should not lose driver’s license for being too poor to pay fines, fees | Opinion
11/19/19 13:15 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Florida is finally pushing the brakes on one of the state’s most irrational laws. Across the nation, more than 40 states — including Florida — suspend the driver’s licenses of residents who don’t pay court-imposed fines and fees. But tak...

Bipartisan effort to fix Florida’s sentencing laws deserves our applause | Paula Dockery
11/19/19 13:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Kudos to a handful of state legislators — Republican and Democratic — for addressing inequities in our criminal justice system. One of the fundamental responsibilities of the state’s elected officials is to keep Floridians safe. Over the...

Miami Dolphins release Mark Walton after he’s charged with battery on pregnant woman
11/19/19 12:54 from Juice: National politics
Mark Walton’s time with the Miami Dolphins has come to an end after he punched a woman who is five weeks pregnant with his child, according to police. The Dolphins released Walton, the embattled former University of Miami running back af...

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