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Trump outlines new strategy for war in Afghanistan, but provides few specifics
President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of "nation-building" and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region. "I share the American people's frustration,"...
Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was 'stupid'
Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d)...
At least 1 dead as earthquake rocks Italian resort island of Ischia
An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others under collapsed homes. Police said all but one of the people known to be trapped were responding to rescuers and were expected to be...
Girl, 8, killed in crash on the first day of school
An 8-year-old girl on her way to school was killed Monday after being ejected from a minivan during a crash, officials said. The crash at Red Road and Miramar Boulevard happened shortly before 10 a.m. Police identified the girl as Sumaiya Zahin and said she was on the way to Somerset Academy in...
Man who shot Ohio judge is father of football player convicted of rape
A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the...
Murder victim's sister testifies in trial of Mississippi man accused in 1987 slaying
Martha Jo Bailey told a jury Monday how she let her younger sister Dana Fader borrow her tan dress with spaghetti straps for an evening out, and helped her complete the ensemble with a leopard print scarf, black belt and black boots.Fader, who worked two part-time jobs, had been upset over seeking...
South Floridians turn out to watch solar eclipse
For thousands of South Florida residents, Monday was a holiday: Eclipse Day.Parents took their kids out of school early. Groups gathered at restaurants, bars, libraries, museums and backyards with good views of the sky. They spent hours searching for the last available safety glasses.As the moon...
Broward students return to class, in time for eclipse
Broward County public school students returned from summer break Monday, just in time to see the solar eclipse.While about 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers were expected back, some students stayed home to watch the eclipse with their families. Broward school officials allowed Monday to be an...
Excessive rain expected Tuesday as forecasters monitor tropics near Bahamas
A tropical wave is expected to bring heavy rains, wind and possible flooding to South Florida starting Tuesday, forecasters said. As an area of low pressure north of Puerto Rico moves across the Bahamas, South Florida’s rain chances could rise to more than 60 percent Tuesday, forecasters at the...
Jewerly and cash stolen while man pumps gas in Lauderhill
A man was pumping gas last Tuesday when someone pulled up to his SUV, quietly opened the door and nabbed a bag of jewelry and cash worth $30,000. The theft happened about 4:30 p.m. at the Chevron Gas Station in the 7100 block of North University Drive in Lauderhill. Surveillance video shows a white...
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