Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.
Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival.
Richard Bernstein has put more than $1.8 million of his own money into his campaign for the Michigan Supreme Court. … Click to Continue »
Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. … Click to Continue »
Anonymous flyers were sent out to some Palmetto Bay residents this week lampooning village Mayor Shelley Stanczyk, who is up for reelection this November. … Click to Continue »
Tobacco Road will host its final hurrah Saturday night, Oct. 25 … Click to Continue »
Four village council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming El Portal elections, including the mayor’s seat. … Click to Continue »
I applaud California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 270, the ban on single use plastic bags. Brown promises that even though California is “the first [state] to ban these bags … we won’t be the last.” … Click to Continue »
State prosecutors will have up to another year to decide whether to charge two aides caught up in a 2012 absentee-ballot request scheme that landed one man in jail last year.
While doctors monitored the condition of Dr. Craig Spencer in New York, others marveled at the rapid recovery of Dallas nurse Nina Pham. … Click to Continue »
Candidates for office throughout the state have been shifting this week to attack mode in the final stretch of campaigning ahead of Election Day. … Click to Continue »
Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.
Candidates in a contentious state Senate race are scuffling over a new TV ad with a little more than one week to go before the election. … Click to Continue »
John Cook and Marco Dawson shot 7-under 65 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season. … Click to Continue »
University of Miami research shows that the use of homophones — words that sound like other words but have different meanings — can be powerful distractions to consumers. … Click to Continue »
Last week’s court ruling on the planned Midtown Miami Walmart superstore has both sides claiming victory. The result may be another protracted legal battle. … Click to Continue »
Fred Grimm’s Oct. 19 column, Inner city youth football is a game apart, was so on point about youth football, especially in the African-American community. This is the very reason the Miami Police Athletic League moves to the Xtreme Youth Football League and away from Pop Warner.
Re the Oct. 11 article, Medicare fines more South Florida hospitals for readmitting patients: I wonder if Dr. Carlos Lavernia can explain how Jackson Memorial Hospital had a very low penalty for re-admitting patients.
The Panthers were counting on substantial production from four players who likely would benefit financially from putting up big stats. Through the first six games, only one of Florida’s pending free agents has done so.
For Pete Nelson, a professional treehouse designer and builder, treehouses have an intrinsic magic and appeal. … Click to Continue »
The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.
Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. … Click to Continue »
A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.
Retiring Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins were honored Friday as co-winners of this year's Roberto Clemente Award, given to the player who combines outstanding play on the field with devoted work in the community.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ousted his Interior Minister and replaced his Minister of Defense after weeks of speculation about division in the ranks. … Click to Continue »
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Following the unveiling of new bronze sculpture – a mangrove, complete with sea turtle and pelican – in the Village Hall courtyard, Mayor Shelley Stanczyk gave Palmetto Bay’s twelfth annual state of the village address on Wednesday night.
Re Uri Dromi’s Oct. 17 Other Views column, Should Israel pull out of the West Bank?: … Click to Continue »
Re the Oct. 23 letter Less accountable: There is a lot of misunderstanding concerning one of the seven charter amendments that will appear on Surfside's Nov. 4 ballot. This amendment, establishing extended and staggered terms, allows for Surfside residents to vote for three of their elected officials every two years starting in the 2018 election in the following way: … Click to Continue »
Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.