Efforts to arm teachers resisted by one key group: insurance companies
05/27/18 00:01 from Juice: National politics
Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools i...

What went wrong on the third floor in Parkland school shooting?
05/26/18 23:50 from Juice: National politics
- School deputy Scot Peterson hid outside, despite suggesting three times that a gunman was inside. - Bathrooms were locked, preventing students from taking refuge. -No one was monitoring the school's security cameras. First in a series ...

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in U.S. with family
05/26/18 23:33 from Juice: National politics
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on ...

Flood watch in effect for South Florida as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north
05/26/18 23:05 from Juice: National politics
You’ll likely have to adjust those weekend grilling plans for this Memorial Day weekend: As Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico, sloppy, wet and potentially dangerous conditions are expected through M...

South Korean leader: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization
05/26/18 22:32 from Juice: National politics
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The K...

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in U.S. with family
05/26/18 22:12 from Juice: National politics
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on ...

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in DMZ to get U.S. summit back on track
05/26/18 21:21 from Juice: National politics
Prospects for a historic U.S.-North Korean summit appear be improving following a surprise meeting Saturday between the leaders of North and South Korea during which the two men discussed reviving the summit that President Trump had call...

Efforts to arm teachers resisted by one key group: insurance companies
05/26/18 20:34 from Juice: National politics
Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools i...

Trump accused media of using a ‘phony’ source. It was a White House official giving a press briefing.
05/26/18 20:31 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named. Trump tweete...

Flood watch in effect for South Florida as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north
05/26/18 20:20 from Juice: National politics
You’ll likely have to adjust those weekend grilling plans for this Memorial Day weekend: As Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico, sloppy, wet and potentially dangerous conditions are expected through M...

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in U.S. with family
05/26/18 19:44 from Juice: National politics
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on ...

Joe Johnson, pastor of one of Broward's oldest churches, dies
05/26/18 19:35 from Juice: National politics
For 41 years, the Rev. Joe C. Johnson guided his flock as pastor of one of Broward County ’s oldest churches and expanded his ministry beyond church walls as he became a counselor to local politicians and judges, as well as to those in n...

Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban in historic vote
05/26/18 18:52 from Juice: National politics
In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum ...

Hollywood gave millions to Margaritaville: Who knew and who felt duped?
05/26/18 18:50 from Juice: National politics
Margaritaville was a pivotal deal for Hollywood, but some who decided its fate now say they had no idea it required giving away millions in taxpayer money. Critics are asking how they could be so clueless, but the commissioners say they ...

Danica Patrick's final race at Indy 500 comes with a hotly debated legacy
05/26/18 17:45 from Juice: National politics
Danica Patrick’s race car is painted in a lustrous neon green one last time, a hue that ensures its “look at me” quality even when the car is a 230-mph blur. The color is apropos of Patrick and her racing career, which she’s ending Sunda...

Man cleared of rape charge after dropping his pants in court
05/26/18 17:33 from Juice: National politics
A Connecticut man accused of rape was acquitted this week after employing an unusual defense tactic: dropping his pants in court and showing his penis to the jury. Defense attorney Todd Bussert said it was "the only real, viable option" ...

Tropical storm warning issued for Florida's west coast; emergency state declared for Subtropical Storm Alberto
05/26/18 17:25 from Juice: National politics
Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico. Only the western tip of Florida’s Panhandle is in the projected path of the sto...

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wife Lauren are expecting a baby girl
05/26/18 16:25 from Juice: National politics
The Tannehill family is expanding by one. On Saturday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and his wife Lauren announced that they are expecting their second child and their son Steel will be getting a sister. The announcement was ...

Reward offered to solve apparent beating death of 77-year-old man
05/26/18 16:10 from Juice: National politics
A badly beaten 77-year-old man has died, and a reward is being offered to catch his killer or killers. According to a Lauderhill police report, Willie James Colbert had been staying with his cousin, Kawnza Boykin, for a few days since sh...

Governor declares state of emergency across Florida for Subtropical Storm Alberto
05/26/18 15:45 from Juice: National politics
Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico. Only the western tip of Florida’s Panhandle is in the projected path of the sto...

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in DMZ to get U.S. summit back on track
05/26/18 14:53 from Juice: National politics
The leaders of North and South Korea held a secret summit meeting Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomac...

Astronaut Alan Bean, member of Apollo 12 moon mission, dead at 86 
05/26/18 14:06 from Juice: National politics
Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon who later turned to painting, died Saturday. He was 86. Bean, a native of Wheeler, Texas, was a member of the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, traveling to the moon alongside Pet...

Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban in historic referendum
05/26/18 13:53 from Juice: National politics
Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country's parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for the first time, final results from a histor...

Reward offered to solve apparent beating death of 77-year-old man
05/26/18 12:35 from Juice: National politics
A badly beaten 77-year-old man has died and a reward is being offered to catch his killer or killers . According to a Lauderhill police report, Willie James Colbert had been staying with his cousin Kawnza Boykin for a few days since she ...

Governor declares state of emergency across Florida for Subtropical Storm Alberto
05/26/18 10:45 from Juice: National politics
Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico. Only the western tip of Florida’s Panhandle is in the projected path of the sto...

Prime minister, abortion rights groups claim victory in Ireland: 'The people have spoken'
05/26/18 10:05 from Juice: National politics
Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for social justice Saturday as exit polls and early results indicated Ireland had voted overwhelmingly to repeal a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking S...

Dolphins' Rashawn Scott among NFL players who have found secret weapon in UM track coach Amy Deem
05/26/18 10:00 from Juice: National politics
After dealing with a foot injury last season, receiver Rashawn Scott knew he might need help to regain the speed and power needed to get back in the Miami Dolphins’ rotation. So when Robert Bailey, his agent and a former Hurricanes footb...

Florida’s campaign swamp is wider and deeper than Publix | Editorial
05/26/18 09:45 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
The uproar over Publix’s contributions to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s campaign for governor is the latest chapter in a too-familiar story: the exorbitant influence of corporate money in Florida politics. Publix is merely one o...

Publix's Putnam debacle offers lesson in good corporate governance | Opinion
05/26/18 09:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
In the mid-50’s, my father-in-law, Harry Rich, a floorcovering retailer, made a pact with George Jenkins, the founder and CEO of Publix. The men decided to join forces to oppose a nascent trend in the retail industry: remaining open for ...

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in DMZ to get U.S. summit back on track
05/26/18 09:29 from Juice: National politics
The leaders of North and South Korea held a secret summit meeting Saturday in an effort to get talks between Washington and Pyongyang back on track. News about the extraordinary two hour meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in...

Alberto to dump heavy rain and rough weather on South Florida over holiday weekend
05/26/18 09:09 from Juice: National politics
Expect some heavy rain, wind gusts, strong rip currents, possible flash flooding and perhaps even tornadoes across South Florida during the Memorial Day weekend. A flood watch is in effect for all of South Florida, as the region braces f...

Alberto to dump heavy rain and rough weather on South Florida over holiday weekend
05/26/18 09:05 from Juice: National politics
Expect some heavy rain, wind gusts, strong rip currents, possible flash flooding and perhaps even tornadoes across South Florida during the Memorial Day weekend. A flood watch is in effect for all of South Florida, as the region braces f...

On Memorial Day, let's remember the cost of justice and peace | South Florida 100
05/26/18 09:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Our panel of 100 influential leaders weighs in Memorial Day commemorations in South Florida, the Santa Fe school shooting, the Trump administration's domestic "gag rule" and its affect on women's health, and the graduating Class of 2018.

Hollywood's $28M gift to Margaritaville: Who knew and who felt duped?
05/26/18 06:30 from Juice: National politics
Margaritaville was a pivotal deal for Hollywood, but some who decided its fate now say they had no idea it required giving away $28 million in taxpayer money. Critics are asking how they could be so clueless, but the commissioners say th...

Ken Pruitt Endorses Gayle Harrell for State Senate
05/26/18 06:00 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  May 26, 2018 - 6:00am Former Senate President Ken Pruitt on Friday announced his endorsement of Gayle Harrell in the election triggered by Sen. Joe Negron’s retirement from the Florida Senate.

Dan Webster Wants Tax Benefits for Doctors, Medical Providers Who Offer Free Services for Medicaid Patients
05/26/18 06:00 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  May 26, 2018 - 6:00am This week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., showcased his  proposal to encourage doctors and other medical personnel to provide more services for Americans on Medicaid or CHIP. 

Judge Rules Patients Can Smoke Marijuana
05/26/18 06:00 from All Stories
By:  Dara Kam News Service of Florida Date:  May 26, 2018 - 6:00am A state law banning patients from smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, a Tallahassee judge ruled late Friday.

Trump Should Make Clear to North Korea That the Libya Model Is Indeed on the Table
05/26/18 00:55 from All Stories
By:  Marc A. Thiessen Date:  May 26, 2018 - 7:00am After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showd...

Franken-Weinstein
05/26/18 00:51 from All Stories
By:  Jerry Holbert Date:  May 26, 2018 - 2:00am

Science teacher who tackled student gunman among 2 wounded at Indiana middle school
05/26/18 00:45 from Juice: National politics
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked t...

Editorial cartoons from around the country
05/26/18 00:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Take a look at what cartoonists from around the country are saying about current issues and events.

Alberto to dump heavy rain and rough weather on South Florida over holiday weekend
05/25/18 22:50 from Juice: National politics
Heavy rain, gusts, strong rip currents, possible flash flooding and perhaps even tornadoes are forecasted for South Florida over the Memorial Day weekend. A flood watch will take effect for all of South Florida on Saturday morning, as th...

Science teacher who tackled student gunman among 2 wounded at Indiana middle school
05/25/18 22:45 from Juice: National politics
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had ...

Science teacher who tackled student gunman among 2 wounded at Indiana middle school
05/25/18 20:33 from Juice: National politics
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had ...

Alberto to dump heavy rain and rough weather on South Florida over holiday weekend
05/25/18 20:10 from Juice: National politics
Heavy rain, gusts, strong rip currents, possible flash flooding and perhaps even tornadoes are forecasted for South Florida over the Memorial Day weekend. A flood watch will take effect for all of South Florida on Saturday morning, as th...

Gun fires during fistfight in Pembroke Lakes Mall
05/25/18 19:35 from Juice: National politics
Three people were arrested after a gun was accidentally fired during a fistfight inside the Pembroke Lakes Mall on Friday afternoon, police said. The gun went off during the brawl in a Sears department store at about 2:11 p.m., a police ...

PBSO deputy fired after alleged violent encounter with girlfriend
05/25/18 19:05 from Juice: National politics
A female deputy is out of a job after she was arrested for allegedly trying to strangle her live-in girlfriend. The details of the case are spelled out in an Internal Affairs report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The bottom...

Science teacher who tackled student gunman among 2 wounded at Indiana middle school
05/25/18 19:02 from Juice: National politics
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had ...

Weekly Roundup: A Food Fight and a Power Play
05/25/18 18:42 from All Stories
By:  Dara Kam News Service of Florida Date:  May 25, 2018 - 7:30pm For a while, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Ron DeSantis were in danger of serious elbow injuries in a “who’s the Trumpiest” contest that’...

Publix halts campaign donations as students stage 'die-in' protests
05/25/18 18:35 from Juice: National politics
Minutes before scores of students and others lay down in protest at various Publix stores, the supermarket chain announced it was suspending future political contributions. The protests were held 100 days after the massacre at Marjory St...

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