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Blind Islamic cleric jailed for 1990s terror plots in U.S. dies in federal prison
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday...
Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living...
Jets that caused sonic boom took off after eight aircraft entered restricted space over Palm Beach County, officials say
Eight private aircraft violated the temporary flight restriction around Palm Beach on Friday, prompting military jets to scramble and cause a sonic boom, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday.  The sonic boom was heard throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, with...
Woman hospitalized after car hits her in Deerfield Beach
A woman is in the hospital after being hit by a car in Deerfield Beach on Saturday evening, officials said. The woman was struck while she was walking in the 300 block of Northeast 20th Avenue just north of Hillsboro Boulevard, said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue public information officer Mike Jachles. ...
Five students to be charged with throwing wood at Trump motorcade, officials say
A local middle school student, acting with four other students,was responsible for throwing a block of wood at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade Friday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The middle-school boy confessed to throwing a piece of “2x4” at...
Man charged with first-degree murder after neighbor's September disappearance
After finding a trail of blood, but no body, police on Thursday charged a Lauderhill man with killing his next-door neighbor, who had disappeared in September. Edward Lee Taylor, 47, is being held without bond at the Broward Main Jail, charged with the first-degree murder of Adrian Curry, who was...
Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other in Alabama
A father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County. Alabama state troopers say alcohol is a factor in the crash that killed 50-year-old Jeffrey Morris Brasher and 22-year-old Austin Blaine Brasher. They both lived in Bankston. Troopers say the crash occurred...
Dolphins sign DE Cameron Wake to contract extension through 2018
Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who had a team-best 11.5 sacks last season and erased all doubts as to whether he’d recover from his Achilles tendon injury in 2015, signed a contract extension through 2018, the team announced Saturday. According to ESPN, the extension is a two-year...
Pompano teen charged with fighting, bringing weapon to school
A Pompano Beach teen was arrested Thursday for her alleged involvement in a Feb. 8 fight at Coconut Creek High School. Kenyatta Kenmesha Dupree, 18, was charged with bringing a weapon to school, battery with injury and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She and two juveniles, who were...
Last-second launch delay for SpaceX at historic moon pad
Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX on Saturday to delay its inaugural launch from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX halted the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining. The second-stage steering issue actually cropped up several minutes earlier. But with just an instant to get the unmanned...
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