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Cops: Man Told Muslims at McDonald's to 'Get Out of My Country'

John Jay Smith arrested after allegedly trying to stun-gun Egyptian exchange students

(Newser) - A 60-year-old Florida man has been arrested after cops say he verbally and physically attacked two Muslim men outside a St. Augustine McDonald's. First Coast News and CBS News report John Jay Smith is accused of approaching the pair, who were chowing down on hamburgers in the eatery's... More »

A Hurricane Damaged His Floor, Revealed Bit of History

Remains of some of America's first colonists possibly found in St. Augustine

(Newser) - Florida's St. Augustine was founded decades before Jamestown and Plymouth, and now the remains of some of those very first American colonists have likely been found. Credit Hurricane Matthew , reports First Coast News : After the hurricane descended on the city in October, David White decided to redo the resulting... More »

Guy Running on Ocean in a Bubble Gets a Save

Coast Guard picks up Reza Baluchi after he suffers fatigue

(Newser) - If your idea of a good time is running across 3,500 miles of ocean hamster-wheel style in what amounts to a bubble, well, we'd advise packing more than water and protein bars. As NBC reports, the United States Coast Guard yesterday came to the rescue of marathon runner... More »

Boy, 14, Arrested for Refusing to Go to School

'Do what you gotta do,' he tells cops

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy in Florida really, really didn't want to go to school and was willing to accept the consequences: The St. Augustine teen was handcuffed and arrested after his mother called the cops, having first tried taking away his phone and disconnecting the Internet, reports the Smoking Gun... More »

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