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  • SWAT team rightly killed man during drug bust

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Police internal review has concluded that SWAT team members acted appropriately in the shooting of a Seminole Heights man in May. The review found that Cpl. Eric Wasierski and Officer Edwin Perez "feared for their lives and the safety of others" when they killed...

  • Air Force sergeant gets death in double murder

    LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant has been sentenced to death in the killing of his ex-girlfriend and their 15-month old child. Ralph Wright Jr., 46, was found guilty Friday by Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Thane Covert of a crime the judge called "especially heinous, atrocious or...

  • FIU doctor joins team working to contain Ebola

    MIAMI (AP) — A doctor who teaches at Florida International University's medical school will be joining an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. FIU officials say Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World...

  • Florida program model for placing foster kids

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Children and Families' electronic system used for placing foster children across state lines is being used as the model in a national pilot project. Florida has used the system since 2008. Officials say it significantly decreases the amount of...

  • Murder conviction in UF student's 2012 slaying

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami man who prosecutors say strangled a University of Florida student in a fit of jealousy over a woman choosing the victim over him was convicted Friday of first-degree murder. After a two-week trial, the jury in Gainesville also convicted 20-year-old Pedro Bravo...

  • Pedro Bravo guilty of murdering University of Florida student Christian Aguilar in 2012

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Bravo guilty of murdering University of Florida student Christian Aguilar in 2012.

  • Florida: Hold 2015 special election for Congress

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top election official is recommending that the state hold special elections for Congress next year, even though that may violate federal law. Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Friday filed a proposed special election schedule that calls for holding a primary...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 16

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday. FLORIDA'S NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS REMAIN STEADY The state's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that Florida's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the...

  • Florida teen jailed in attack on autistic boy

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen is jailed on a child abuse charge after authorities say he beat up an autistic teen in an attack caught on video. Police say the 16-year-old victim was at a party Aug. 8 when he was told to go outside and fight someone. When he refused, authorities say...

  • Tour de Turtles tracks migration paths

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle, rehabilitated at The Turtle Hospital, joined a "race" Friday against 10 other turtles after being released on a Florida Keys beach with a satellite-tracking transmitter affixed to its shell. "Pine Tyme" became the last competitor to join the Tour...

  • 28 Cuban migrants found in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-eight Cuban migrants have been found on an island in the Florida Keys. Officials say a good Samaritan alerted authorities Friday morning to the migrants on Marquesas Key. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission transported the migrants to Key West....

  • Judge won't release woman held in son's 1991 death

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for a woman arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son more than two decades ago questioned what evidence authorities might have and decried the "theatrics" of her arrest as a judge refused to release her. Michelle Lodzinski, 47, of Port St. Lucie, was...

  • US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

    MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States. "The biggest dream a Cuban has is to...

  • Scott won't reinstate acquitted Miami Lakes mayor

    MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott says he won't reinstate Michael Pizzi as mayor of Miami Lakes despite his acquittal on federal corruption charges because the office is already occupied. Miami Lakes voters elected Wayne Slaton mayor in an October 2013 special election held after Pizzi was indicted...

  • Arrest made in May death of 9-year-old girl

    TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the death and sexual battery of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in Tampa Bay. Temple Terrace police said Friday that Granville Ritchie faces first-degree murder charges. He is being booked into the county jail...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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