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  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida
    Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine. Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband. Like a...
  • Researchers study mosquito-borne disease that is expected soon in U.S.

    A mosquito-borne disease that originated in Africa and elsewhere that has not been found yet in the United States is causing concerns among health officials, and now the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research has joined a group of top...
  • Study: Migrants' financial picture has improved but many remain vulnerable

    Latin American and Caribbean migrants have modestly improved their economic situations since the 2008-09 recession and the remittances they send to their homelands have increased by 12 percent, according to a new study. But 1 in 3 of these migrants...
  • Film Review: 'In the Blood'

    Pulses are likely to remain level during "In the Blood," a serviceable vehicle for MMA champ Gina Carano ("Haywire"). In a plot that variously recalls "True Lies," "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Kill Bill," Carano plays a new bride looking forward to a...
  • Kevin Hunt: The 'One-Ring' Scam; Attorney's Number Hijacked

    Kevin Hunt: The 'One-Ring' Scam; Attorney's Number Hijacked
    Even scammers get bored. So they've developed new scams for the 2014 rip-off season, including a "one-ring" operation that plants unauthorized charges on a victim's mobile-phone statement. The new wrinkle in this unauthorized-charges ruse is that the...
  • Global forum opens next week in Palm Beach County

    People from 15 countries, including the president of the Dominican Republic and the governor of Puerto Rico, will gather next week in West Palm Beach to discuss global issues. About 1,000 participants will come from as far as Angola and Uganda for the...
  • Five in custody after migrants arrive on Broward beach

    Several migrants came ashore early Tuesday after being dropped off in an apparent human smuggling operation, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Two women from the Dominican Republic and three Haitian men were taken into custody after...
  • USF hires Kentucky assistant for basketball job

    USF hires Kentucky assistant for basketball job
    USF has hired Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua to take over its basketball program.  Antigua has been an assistant coach under John Calipari since 2008 and is the head coach of the Dominican Republic national team.  USF will be his first college...
  • 10 for the road: Getting adventurous

    10 for the road: Getting adventurous
    10 for the road: Getting adventurous Best adventure travel for 2014, according to Lonely Planet (tinyurl.com/nscx2jo): • Mountain biking, Avoriaz, France • Sailing, Cape Horn, Chile • Ice Marathon, Antarctica • Swimming,...
  • Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway

    Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway
    International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday. The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
  • At Kutztown U, foreign languages not so foreign to high school competitors

    At Kutztown U, foreign languages not so foreign to high school competitors
    Students from the predominantly Hispanic Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown came in second in one Spanish vocabulary contest at Kutztown University's World Language Day Thursday. Their teacher, Nadia Olivari, joked that they would have won if...
  • 'Living,' 'Doctor' and 'Gloria' Lead Ibero-America's First Platinos Race

    MIAMI -- David Trueba's Spanish Goya winner "Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed," Lucia Puenzo's Argentine Oscar entry "The German Doctor" (aka "Wakolda") and Chilean Sebastian Lelio's Berlin actress winner "Gloria" will vie for the top Best Picture award at...