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 2019-02-16 17:54 

Miami Herald

Community groups call for more scrutiny on Amazon deal...

Community organizers, labor unions and a Seattle councilperson say Nashville's deal with Amazon to build a downtown operations hub needs better scrutiny. During a town hall meeting on Friday, leaders ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 17:53 

Miami Herald

Idaho submits Medicaid expansion plan for federal review...

Idaho officials have sent a plan to expand Medicaid to the federal government for approval. The Post Register reports in a story on Friday that the Idaho Department of Health ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 17:35 

Miami Herald

The Latest: Police ID 5 workers killed in Aurora attack...

The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Authorities say a human resources manager, a plant manager and an intern were ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 17:29 

Miami Herald

Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500...

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ___ No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports DRIVER: William Byron BORN: Nov. 29, 1996 HOMETOWN: Charlotte, North ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 17:28 

Miami Herald

US military planes head for Venezuela with aid...

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 17:23 

Miami Herald

Barry University holds its inaugural Nun Run...

About 400 people participated in Barry University's first Nun Run on Saturday. Dozens ran in nun's habits as part of Barry's Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Nun Run paid homage to the Adrian Dominican Sisters, founders of the university. ... Click...

 2019-02-16 17:06 

Miami Herald

The Latest: Police say Aurora gunman had battery arrests...

The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Authorities say a fired worker who killed five people at a suburban Chicago ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:58 

Miami Herald

Sarpy County takes $1M step toward mental health center...

Sarpy County commissioners have taken a $1 million step toward building a mental health crisis center. The Board of Commissioners has approved spending $1.05 million on a nearly 7-acre (2.8-hectare) ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:52 

Miami Herald

No plans to reopen abandoned $800K commuter train stop...

It's been a decade since the Rail Runner platform just south of downtown Albuquerque has been used, and there are no plans to reopen it. Albuquerque television station KRQE reports ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:51 

Miami Herald

Group offers support to parents who have lost children...

Thirty weeks into her pregnancy, Natalie Steuer stopped feeling her baby move. The examination revealed that his heart had stopped beating. Steuer's physician induced labor a few days later and ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:49 

Miami Herald

Stuttgart denied again as Leipzig wins 3-1 in Bundesliga...

Stuttgart's hopes of a reprieve after another week of turbulence went unanswered as Leipzig won their game 3-1 to consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Danish forward Yussuf ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:49 

Miami Herald

CEO ousted amid probe into disabled woman's pregnancy...

A Florida facility for people with disabilities has suspended its CEO amid an investigation into a resident's pregnancy. A caregiver at the Rockledge facility has been accused of impregnating the ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:28 

Miami Herald

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found...

German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board. The train, ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:20 

Miami Herald

Calling all lords and ladies! Here's how to ball out at the Renaissance Festival...

The Florida Renaissance Festival is back at Deerfield Beach. The event, which runs every weekend through March 24 at Quiet Waters Park, features entertainment, rides, shows, vendors and even food ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:10 

Miami Herald

Floors collapse at Russian university building...

Russian emergency authorities say several floors of a university building in Russia's second-largest city have collapsed. There was no immediate information on casualties. The cause of the collapse Saturday afternoon ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:05 

Miami Herald

Mark Walton, former Canes star now with the Cincinnati Bengals, arrested in Miami...

Former University of Miami star running back Mark Walton was arrested late Friday on a charge of misdemeanor battery after police said he got into an argument with a couple ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 16:01 

Miami Herald

Wrong way crash on Alligator Alley kills 2, including an off-duty Miccosukee officer...

A wrong way crash on Interstate 75, just west of the U.S. 27 exit on Alligator Alley, has killed a Miccosukee police officer and another driver, early Saturday morning. The ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:56 

Miami Herald

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows...

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; former Gov. William Weld, R-Mass. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:55 

Miami Herald

Pertussis cases more than doubled in Maine in January...

Reported cases of pertussis more than doubled in Maine last month, with most of the cases taking place in three counties. Pertussis is a contagious disease that is also known ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:54 

Miami Herald

The Latest: Giannis says he'll play in world championship...

The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he'll play in the FIBA world championships this summer. Greece has already qualified for ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:31 

Miami Herald

New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry...

New Jersey is back in the horse racing business. The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in adjacent states that ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:29 

Miami Herald

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:26 

Miami Herald

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival...

The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:21 

Miami Herald

Minnesota bill could boost farm-to-school initiatives...

Two Minnesota lawmakers are proposing a bill that would reimburse school districts for feeding students healthy, local foods through farm-to-school initiatives. Winona Daily News reports that Republican Sen. Mike Goggin ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 15:12 

Miami Herald

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story...

In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:58 

Miami Herald

Judge sides with Texas landowners over high-speed rail issue...

A judge sided with Texas landowners who pushed back against the prospect of being forced to sell their land for a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas. Leon ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:56 

Miami Herald

Hoosier State train route in jeopardy without state funding...

Supporters of an Amtrak line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago are lobbying for sustained public funding of the rail service, while also recognizing the route's travel times and ridership ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:55 

Miami Herald

Firm fined $35K for housing farmworkers in filthy conditions...

A company in Silverton and its housing provider must pay $35,000 in penalties after an inspection found migrant farmworkers housed in filthy, rodent-infested quarters. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the U.S. Department ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:51 

Miami Herald

Climate change means more floods, great and localized...

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:50 

Miami Herald

Maine enrolls over 6,000 in MaineCare so far...

The administration of Maine's new Democratic governor says the state's enrolled over 6,200 under voter-approved Medicaid expansion since January. The Department of Health and Human Services in a Friday post ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:28 

Miami Herald

NEA awards $215,000 to 9 Indiana arts nonprofits, 2 artists...

Nine Indiana nonprofits and two Hoosier artists are sharing in grants totaling $215,000 awarded by a federal arts agency. The grants announced Thursday by the National Endowment for the Arts ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:28 

Miami Herald

Officer's gun fires during sweep after school threat...

Authorities say a Florida police officer's gun accidentally fired outside a school. The Florida Times-Union reports that the accidental discharge occurred Thursday afternoon near Jefferson Davis Middle School. The Jacksonville ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 14:28 

Miami Herald

Police employee charged with selling department-owned guns...

Authorities say a Florida police employee sold department-owned guns and other equipment to a pawn shop. Broward County jail records show that 33-year-old Yan Kleyman was arrested Friday and charged ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:52 

Miami Herald

Bill would require tipped workers be paid minimum wage...

A push is on to require that tipped workers in Massachusetts be paid at least the minimum wage. State Sen. Patricia Jehlen of Somerville and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:52 

Miami Herald

AP Was There: Yarborough-Allison brawl mars '79 Daytona 500...

Richard Petty won the race. Who won the fight? The 1979 Daytona 500 title may have gone to The King, but it is most memorable for the infield brawl between ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:52 

Miami Herald

AP Was There: Petty wins fight-marred 1979 Daytona 500...

EDITOR'S NOTE __ Having grown up in Ohio, I had never seen a NASCAR race in person until the weekend of racing that climaxed with the Feb. 18, 1979, Daytona ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:47 

Miami Herald

Federal grant awarded for affordable housing in Rhode Island...

A $6.4 million federal grant has been awarded to finance affordable housing in Rhode Island. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the Capital Magnet Fund grant was ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:44 

Miami Herald

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner...

Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:33 

Miami Herald

The U.S. sends humanitarian aid to Venezuelans from Miami...

Military planes with humanitarian aid sent by the United States headed out of Miami for Ccuta, Colombia on Feb. 16, 2019 as part of the efforts in respond to the humanitarian crisis that exists in Venezuela. ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:26 

Miami Herald

AgCenter expert: Sugarcane acreage likely to rise in 2019...

Sugar cane is on the rise in Louisiana, with a good crop and decent prices encouraging more farmers to plant the tall tropical grass. LSU AgCenter sugar cane expert Kenneth ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:26 

Miami Herald

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner...

Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:25 

Miami Herald

Influential NY legislative caucus meets in Albany...

One of the New York state Legislature's most influential caucuses is holding its annual meeting. Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus will ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:22 

Miami Herald

Lawsuits continue 4 years after Ohio Walmart police shooting...

After he shot John Crawford III, Officer Sean Williams charged down the Walmart pet aisle. He ran past stacks of cat litter and dog food, yelling "get down, get down, ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:20 

Miami Herald

Lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons...

Activity at the Georgia legislature is picking up as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the first bill ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 13:00 

Miami Herald

Plane carrying humanitarian aid for Venezuelans takes off from Miami...

A shipment of humanitarian aid sent by the United States left Miami for Ccuta, Colombia Saturday morning as part of the efforts in respond to the humanitarian crisis that exists ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 12:58 

Miami Herald

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart...

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 12:33 

Miami Herald

Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint...

Egypt's military spokesman says extremists have attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula, causing 15 casualties, including the killing of at least one officer. In a Saturday ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 12:29 

Miami Herald

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive...

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 12:19 

Miami Herald

The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delay...

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and ... Click to Continue...

 2019-02-16 12:13 

Miami Herald

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital...

Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."; The top candidates condemned the decision ... Click to Continue...

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