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Trump Rips ObamaCare, Raises Questions on Himself in Process

Seems to imply at Miami campaign event he doesn't offer health care coverage to his own workers

(Newser) - The news that ObamaCare premiums are going to significantly rise next year didn't put many people in the best of moods Tuesday, and Donald Trump was no exception. First he said "it's over" for the administration's health care plan at a rally in Tampa, Fla., Monday... More »

Cops in Maine Arrest a Talking Tree

Asher Woodworth accused of impersonating an evergreen

(Newser) - If Florida has its own special sauce of crime , then Maine might, too. Police in Portland arrested a man dressed as a tree on Monday, reports WMTW . More specifically, cops say Asher Woodworth, 30, covered himself in evergreen branches, walked into an intersection, and proceeded to block traffic. Responding officers... More »

Babysitter Was Serving Life for a Child's 2006 Death. Then, a New Finding

New evidence suggests Amara Ou died from undiagnosed juvenile diabetes

(Newser) - In October 2006, Amara Ou's father dropped the 2-year-old off at her babysitter's Florida home. A few hours later, after the girl wouldn't wake up from a nap, babysitter Syna Lim, now 48, tried for two hours to reach Amara's parents before getting hold of the... More »

Now Even the Singers Are Kneeling for National Anthem

Denasia Lawrence joins protest during performance at Miami Heat game

(Newser) - A woman performing the national anthem prior to an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt, the AP reports. Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the... More »

94-Year-Old Dies, Daughters Bury Him in Yard: Cops

They say they 'panicked'

(Newser) - When they found their 94-year-old father dead of an apparent stroke or heart attack, Sarah and Susan Kort allegedly did what any reasonable adult would do: buried him in his yard. The Kort daughters admitted the deed to authorities after "heavily decomposed remains" were found in a shallow grave... More »

Woman Being Evicted Because Grandson Lives With Her

Donna Souza's mobile home park has a no-kids-allowed policy

(Newser) - A Florida grandmother tells WFLA she's about to be evicted and put out on the street, all because she allowed her 1-year-old grandson to move in with her. The Pine Haven Mobile Home Park is a retirement community with a no-kids-allowed policy. But Donna Souza's daughter is battling... More »

'Mount Everest of Cave Diving' Claims More Lives

2 divers found dead in Eagle's Nest caves on Monday

(Newser) - A sign posted at the entrance to a dangerous underwater cave system in Florida reads, "Stop: Prevent Your Death!" next to an image of the grim reaper, reports NDTV . It didn't stop Patrick Peacock, 53, and Chris Rittenmeyer, 38, whose bodies were recovered from the Eagle's... More »

200 People Storm Out of Schumer Show

Over what else these days—Donald Trump

(Newser) - Some folks who went for the comedy, not the politics—which is often fair game in comedy, especially during an election year—didn't take too kindly to Amy Schumer's remarks about Donald Trump during a Sunday show at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Per the Tampa Bay Times ... More »

The Most Shocking TV Moment Barely Anyone Has Seen

2 movies take on the on-air 1974 suicide of journalist Christine Chubbuck

(Newser) - It was one of the most shocking moments on TV, but because it happened before everyone had DVRs (or even VCRs), barely anyone has seen it. Now, USA Today reports, two movies are hitting theaters based around the incident: the suicide of Florida journalist Christine Chubbuck, who killed herself on... More »

Cops: Mom Joins Daughter in Jail After Mailing Drug to Her

Nadine Carroll allegedly sent an opioid to her incarcerated daughter

(Newser) - Authorities say a mother who mailed drugs to her incarcerated daughter is now an inmate in the same Florida jail, the AP reports. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesperson Becky Herrin said in a news release that a deputy at the jail near Key West found the envelope and noticed it... More »

Mosquitoes Transmitting Zika in Another Fla. Neighborhood

5 people infected in 1-square-mile area north of Little Haiti

(Newser) - Florida health officials have identified another Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes have spread the Zika virus to people, the AP reports. Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday that five people have been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood. According... More »

Trump: Clinton, Media Behind Sexual Assault Allegations

'Totally and absolutely false' claims from 'horrible, horrible liars'

(Newser) - Donald Trump addressed mounting allegations of sexual assault and impropriety during a rally Wednesday in Florida, calling them "totally and absolutely false" and his accusers "horrible, horrible liars." "We already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public in an appropriate... More »

Couple Passes Out in Florida McDonald's Drive-Thru Line

The driver, a sex offender, was arrested and charged with DUI

(Newser) - A couple was found passed out in the middle of the drive-thru at a Florida McDonald's Tuesday night, the Miami Herald reports. They ordered food at the drive-thru speaker around 10:30pm but never made it to the window to pick up their order. An employee went to check... More »

Girl, 4, Allegedly Abducted by Family Friend Found Safe

Rebecca Lewis found, West Wild Hogs in custody

(Newser) - Authorities say a 4-year-old central Florida girl has been recovered in Tennessee and that the man who took her is in custody, the AP reports. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page Monday afternoon that Rebecca Lewis and 31-year-old West Wild Hogs were located in Memphis. Authorities... More »

Weekend's Oddest 911 Call: Bald Eagle Stuck in Car Grille

Rescuers think the bird flew in front of a car while hunting

(Newser) - The Clay County Sheriff's Office in northern Florida has been busy in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, but one emergency call over the weekend has gotten more attention than the rest: a bald eagle stuck in the grille of a car. Local police and fire and rescue were able... More »

Weakened Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall in US

Four deaths have been reported, all in Florida

(Newser) - A weakening Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast Saturday, lashing two of the South's most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flattening trees, swamping streets and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands, the AP reports. According to the AP , it made... More »

Obama: This Is 'Still a Really Dangerous Hurricane'

600K without power in Florida

(Newser) - President Obama is echoing a meteorologist in warning that Hurricane Matthew is no joke. This is "still a really dangerous hurricane," Obama said Friday, per the AP . He urged people not to be complacent after early headlines suggesting the storm isn't as bad expected, noting that people... More »

Matthew Hammers Florida as Southeast Braces

'Devastating' damage predicted

(Newser) - Hurricane Matthew's howling wind and driving rain pummeled Florida early Friday, starting what's expected to be a ruinous, dayslong battering of the Southeast coast. The hurricane has not yet made landfall. Its strongest winds of 120mph were just offshore, but Matthew's wrath still menaced more than 500... More »

Weather Channel Warns on Matthew: 'This Is Not Hype'

Mandatory evacuation declared for 1.5M Florida residents

(Newser) - "This is like no storm in the record books," Business Insider quotes a Weather Channel hurricane specialist as saying. "This is not hype. This is not hyperbole, and I am not kidding." A mandatory evacuation has been declared for approximately 1.5 million Florida residents as... More »

Family Dog Put Down Over Outdated Microchip

Animal Control couldn't get in contact with family

(Newser) - A Florida family is warning pet owners to keep their animals' microchip information up to date after their failure to do so meant their beloved beagle was put down. Kristi Durham says her husband called three shelters and posted to a Facebook page for lost pets when their dog Lefty... More »

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