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El Nuevo Herald

El Nuevo Herald

Miami, FL

(305) 376-2820


EEUU impone sanciones al círculo cercano de Nicolás Maduro, incluyendo su esposa
09/25/2018 9:36am

El Tesoro de Estados Unidos introdujo en su lista negra a Cilia Flores, esposa del gobernante venezolano Nicolás Maduro, incluyéndola así en su más reciente ola de sanciones contra integrantes … Click to Continue »

Díaz-Canel se reúne en Nueva York con congresistas y ejecutivos de empresas tecnológicas
09/25/2018 10:04am

El recién nombrado gobernante cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel se reunió el lunes con ejecutivos de varias empresas tecnológicas y con congresistas estadounidenses en Nueva York, luego de debutar en las Naciones … Click to Continue »

Muere de manera repentina la candidata demócrata al Congreso por un distrito de Florida
09/25/2018 4:55am

La demócrata April Freeman, candidata por el 17 distrito electoral de Florida en las elecciones del próximo noviembre, falleció de manera intempestiva el fin de semana, a los 54 años, … Click to Continue »

“Hicieron lo que tenían que hacer para sobrevivir”: Apuñaló a su pit bull para salvar a su esposo
09/25/2018 10:16am

Tyson, un perro pit bull de unas 80 libras, nunca había mostrado agresividad, hasta el domingo pasado, cuando se abalanzó sobre su dueño y le arrancó parte de un dedo, … Click to Continue »

El fútbol ayuda a niños venezolanos en uno de los barrios más peligrosos del mundo
09/25/2018 7:00am

El sol vespertino se refleja en los techos de zinc de las casas de concreto, construidas una encima de la otra en el barrio pobre de Petare, en Caracas. Con … Click to Continue »

Miami New Times

Miami New Times

2750 NW 3 Ave
Miami, FL 33127   Directions

(305) 576-8000


Fort Lauderdale's Best Dive Bar Shut Down To Make Way For New Boutique Hotel
09/25/2018 4:35pm

The coolest bar in the known free world closed down for good over the weekend. Sure, that was a title the International World Famous Treasure Trove (I.W.F. Treasure Trove for short) bestowed upon itself, but the 23-year-old dive a block from the ocean was at the very least the coolest...

Ultra Music Festival 2019 Tickets on Sale; Fate of Bayfront Park Location to Be Decided Thursday
09/25/2018 3:01pm

Ultra Music Festival has just announced that tickets for its 2019 edition are on sale. The festival had limited sales earlier this year that gave fans an opportunity to buy tickets at the lowest price possible. However, beginning today, tickets will sell until they are gone or the date of the festival arrives — whichever comes first.

Someone Made a Wynwood-Themed Bar in Greece, and We Have Some Questions
09/25/2018 12:35pm

Wynwood is Miami's least remarkable neighborhood. South Beach is one of the world's most iconic art deco cityscapes. Little Havana is a melting pot of Cuban and American traditions that exists nowhere else on Earth. Wynwood has street art, endless EDM, and $17 cocktails. You could pluck any Wynwood bar, pop it into Brooklyn or Seattle or Portland or Los Angeles or Austin, and nobody would notice a thing.

III Points 2019 Lineup: SZA, Tyler the Creator, James Blake, Virtual Self, and Others
09/25/2018 12:00pm

III Points, the festival that for the past half-decade has kicked off the season when music gets interesting in Miami, won't take place next month. This past in May, promoters announced they would forgo the fall event for new dates in February. The change came after a multitude of obstacles hampered III Points in its first five years.

The Black Queen Project Descends on Miami With Female Power and Humanity
09/25/2018 9:05am

This Thursday, the MDC Live Arts Lab will transform into a medieval castle, shrouded in a mysterious creepiness that evokes the tension of falling into a trap and not quite believing you can get out. Enter the world of Barbara of Celje, the notorious Black Queen, a powerful ruler who lost an empire to the forces of misogyny and intrigue, her life rewritten as that of a sorceress, a sexual deviant, an evil myth.

Miami Today

Miami Today

2000 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133   Directions

(305) 358-2663


Neil Hasu Shah: Grows the 50-hotel empire of Hersha Hospitality Trust
09/18/2018 10:00pm

As president and COO of Hersha Hospitality Trust, Neil Shah manages a portfolio of 50 hotels totaling 7,666 rooms in South Florida, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, select West Coast markets and Washington, DC. Mr. Shah, who in 2006 took over his family’s business with his brother, CEO Jay Shah, has since 2000 led the acquisitions, […] Related Posts: Mark Trowbridge: Improving the climate for business… John Nichols: Veteran architect an icon in design of… Arnaud Sitbon: Heads charter schools, Jungle Island… Joan Phillips: Barry University business dean… Carolina Herrera: President of the Builders… The post Neil Hasu Shah: Grows the 50-hotel empire of Hersha Hospitality Trust appeared first on Miami Today.

Pérez Art Museum Miami may create Caribbean art center
09/18/2018 10:00pm

Pérez Art Museum Miami – along with its predecessor institutions – is coming up on its 35th anniversary of bringing modern and contemporary art to South Florida and is now looking at the potential to create a center to study Caribbean art within the building, according to CEO Franklin Sirmans. By the end of 2018, […] Related Posts: Franklin Sirmans: Expanding the mission of Pérez Art… Pérez Art Museum Miami adds to growing collection,… Frost Museum of Science shatters visitor goals in year one Frost Museum of Science passes half-million visitor mark Redevelopment agency awards Perez Art Museum Miami… The post Pérez Art Museum Miami may create Caribbean art center appeared first on Miami Today.

North Miami’s Chinatown works on incubator linkup
09/18/2018 10:00pm

North Miami’s Chinatown is working on a collaboration among the city, Trinity Church and the business school at Johnson & Wales University. This project, which will manifest physically around the end of this year, is to be an entrepreneurial “incubator” in the Chinatown corridor, said North Miami City Manager Larry Spring. The space could also […] Related Posts: North Miami moves closer to Chinatown architectural plan Chinatown design nears review and approval Chinese investors are showing interest in North Miami North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers Miamians push local Chinese hub The post North Miami’s Chinatown works on incubator linkup appeared first on Miami Today.

Filming in Miami: September 20, 2018
09/18/2018 10:00pm

These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment, (305) 375-3288; the Miami Mayor’s Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, (305) 860-3823; and the Miami Beach Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment-Film and Print Division, (305) 673-7070.  Whitelist Content, Los Angeles. Commercial […] Related Posts: Filming in Miami: September 13, 2018 Filming in Miami: May 17, 2018 Filming in Miami: August 2, 2018 Filming in Miami: June 7, 2018 Filming in Miami: July 19, 2018 The post Filming in Miami: September 20, 2018 appeared first on Miami Today.

Lagging North Beach moves closer to ‘renaissance’
09/18/2018 10:00pm

The Miami Beach Town Center – a North Beach area that hasn’t had significant development in 25 years – came one step closer to its “renaissance” last week when the city commission managed to pass two resolutions allowing for taller buildings while setting standards for planned micro-residences. The plans sparked controversy, with Commissioner Kristen Rosen […] Related Posts: Brickell Bay Drive plan would add 700 apartments, hotel Two developers teaming up to bring micro-condos to Wynwood Brickell’s brand booms out west too More than 3,000 new residential units in pipeline for Doral 698 housing units planned at bend of Miami River The post Lagging North Beach moves closer to ‘renaissance’ appeared first on Miami Today.

South Florida Business Journal

South Florida Business Journal

80 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130   Directions

(786) 533-8250


JPMorgan Chase to expand South Florida branch network
09/25/2018 1:29pm

The bank plans to hire more than 200 employees in Florida.

New Miami Beach café to offer coffee, cats
09/25/2018 1:05pm

After two years planning, The Cat Café South Beach is slated to open by mid-October. The concept, still in final inspections, will feature a coffee bar and a foster home area for rescued, adoptable cats from Miami Beach. The cat area is volunteer-driven, but four people will be hired to staff the coffee bar. The space will be divided by a glass wall, making sure that the cats are separated from patrons. The goal of the concept is to help cats find a home. "I'm distracted with our little setbacks,…

One of South Florida’s biggest engineering firms recruits president from NYSE firm
09/25/2018 12:58pm

The company wants to have 1,000 employees by 2025.

Former quarterback Michael Vick sells Broward mansion to New England Patriot (Photos)
09/25/2018 12:55pm

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his wife, Kijafa Vick, sold their Davie home to a former gridiron opponent for $1.4 million. New England Patriots defensive tackle Lawrence T. Guy and his wife, Andrea Paola Guy, bought the 6,295-square-foot mansion at 12529 S. Stonebrook Circle. Vick was represented in the deal by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Giselle Bonetti. The price equated to $222 a square foot. “The gorgeous property went under contract after just a few weeks on the…

Airline service firm files layoff notice for 500 workers at MIA
09/25/2018 12:35pm

The layoffs will begin Nov. 18, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice.

The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald

3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172   Directions

(800) 843-4372


Is Rick Scott a campaign chameleon? The 2018 version barely resembles the 2010 model.
09/25/2018 1:47pm

The Rick Scott who’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2018 often bears only a hazy resemblance to the newcomer who burst on the scene and became governor of Florida … Click to Continue »

Cuba’s new leader meets with American business executives and politicians in NYC
09/25/2018 3:09pm

Cuba’s recently appointed President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with technology and other company executives and U.S. Congress members in New York City after his inaugural appearance at the United Nations. At … Click to Continue »

Florida among states with highest rates of syphilis among newborns, CDC says
09/25/2018 3:07pm

The number of babies born with syphilis in Miami-Dade and Broward counties has skyrocketed in recent years, contributing to a statewide and national trend that has raised concern among public … Click to Continue »

Andrew Gillum’s corporate tax plan raises questions. Here are answers.
09/25/2018 12:49pm

The policy is an economic “disaster.” People and companies will “flee” Florida. The Sunshine State will turn into New York or California overnight. That’s just some of the messaging Republicans … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Cosby team lashes out after sentencing
09/25/2018 3:40pm

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Bill Cosby's wife is claiming a prosecutor used "falsified evidence" to win a conviction against him. Camille Cosby … Click to Continue »

WAMI-DT

WAMI-DT

Miami, FL

(877) 480-3201


WFOR-TV

WFOR-TV

Miami, FL

(305) 591-4444


Jose Fernandez Remembered On Two-Year Anniversary Of His Death
09/25/2018 4:33pm

Two years ago today, Miami Marlins’ star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a tragic boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach.

Boy, 11, Faces Judge After Threatening To ‘Shoot Up’ Pines School
09/25/2018 4:30pm

On Tuesday, a middle school student who made the latest threats against a Pembroke Pines school appeared before a juvenile court judge.

M&M’s To Release New Hazelnut Spread Flavor
09/25/2018 3:55pm

Earlier this month, the company rolled out flavors such as English Toffee Peanut, Mexican Jalapeno Peanut and Thai Coconut Peanut. The newest sensation is Hazelnut spread flavor.

Broward Police Pursuit Ends With Crash In Miami-Dade
09/25/2018 3:41pm

A two-county police pursuit ended Tuesday afternoon with a crash and a possible home-invasion suspect detained.

JLo, Alex Rodriguez Among Notables In Attendance At Buoniconti Fund Gala
09/25/2018 3:31pm

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis raised millions at the Fund’s 33rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner for groundbreaking spinal cord injury research on Monday evening.

WPLG

WPLG

3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023   Directions

(954) 364-2500


Seattle to vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession
09/25/2018 4:35pm

Critics of drug-possession prosecutions often argue that they unfairly target people of color. Seattle, where recreational use of marijuana was legalized in 2012, is doing something about it.All seven judges on the city's municipal court agreed this week to vacate convictions from 1996 to 2010 for misdemeanor marijuana possession, saying that they disproportionally impacted people of color.Of the more than 500 cases cited, 46% involved African-American defendants, the judges said in their ruling.As of July 2017, the population of Seattle was about 7% African-American, according to US Census data.More than 500 people in the city will see their marijuana-related convictions set aside if they were prosecuted before the state of Washington legalized weed. According to the ruling, vacating the convictions "serves the interests of justice."The racial demographics of the other defendants in the 500-plus cases broke down as follows: 46% white, 3% Asian, 3% Native American, 2% unknown.The convictions will be cleared by mid-November after the courts mail notices to the defendants to give them a chance to object or ask for individualized findings. Anyone who does not respond will have their conviction automatically vacated.The decision, Mayor Jenny Durkan said, will help tear down the barriers to opportunity created by marijuana convictions."We've taken another important step to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs, and to build true economic opportunity for all," she said. "While we cannot reverse all the harm that was done, we will continue to act to give Seattle residents -- including immigrants and refugees -- a clean slate."Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana as a tax revenue measure in 2012. Initiative 502 legalized and regulated the production, possession and distribution of cannabis for people who were 21 and older.The motion to vacate the convictions was filed in April by Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes, who argued that African-Americans were three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites and that the charges could have a damaging impact on a person's future."Dismissing this charge reflects Seattle's values and recognizes the negative collateral consequences of a drug conviction, including difficulty in finding employment or getting into college or the military, obtaining student loans or government subsidized housing qualifying for food stamps or other government assistance, being allowed entry into some foreign countries and obtaining child custody or adoption," the motion stated.The Seattle City Attorney's Office stopped prosecuting marijuana-possession cases after Holmes was elected in 2010, according to his office."We've come a long way, and I hope this action inspires other jurisdictions to follow suit," Holmes said.The move by Seattle's courts follows similar actions to decriminalize marijuana in other states.More than 3,000 cases of marijuana smoking and possession, dating back to 1978, were dismissed earlier this month in New York City. And California lawmakers last month approved a bill that would allow residents to petition the judicial system to have their old pot convictions expunged.

Detectives search for man targeting Miami Beach construction site for tools
09/25/2018 4:19pm

Miami Beach Police Department detectives released on Tuesday the description of the gunman who prompted a massive manhunt after allegedly trying to steal from a construction site and throwing a hammer at the construction worker who foiled his robbery.  According to Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the department, detectives are searching for a man who has brown hair and light eyes, appears to be in his early 30's, and weighs about 160 pounds. He also has a tattoo on one of his arms. According to the police report, the man is wanted for burglary to an occupied structure, armed robbery and battery. Surveillance video shows the gunman arrived on Monday at 1300 Monad Terrace, in Miami Beach, wearing a neon green shirt, a white construction hardhat, khaki pants and black boots.According to the police report, the gunman was taking a backpack, a $3,200 rotary hammer, a $250 saw and a $300 hammer drill when a 25-year-old construction worker confronted him. The two reportedly struggled and the construction worker recovered the bag and the rotary hammer.  The robber allegedly threw the hammer drill at the construction worker, hitting him on the left side of his leg, but a wallet that was inside his cargo pants protected him from injury. The robber reportedly also showed the construction worker the handle of a firearm from his waistband before running away. Witnesses told police officers the robber took off his clothes and was wearing only shorts when he got away. Detectives recovered the shirt, hardhat and boots at the scene. On Monday, police dogs and officers in a helicopter searched for the gunman, but they couldn't find him. 

Hawaiian macadamia nut products recalled due to E. coli concern
09/25/2018 4:23pm

Sorry, macadamia nut lovers.Certain macadamia nut products produced by the company Mauna Loa have been voluntarily recalled due to potential E. coli contamination, the Hawaii Department of Health announced on Monday.The recall includes food items produced at the company's facility on Macadamia Road in Kea'au, Hawaii, between Sept. 6 and 21. It was in response to E. coli detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the facility, according to the health department.The department noted that no illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state, but all retailers of Mauna Loa macadamia nut products should remove items received after Sept. 6 due to the risk of possible contamination.Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should get rid of them immediately or try to return them to where they were purchased, according to the health department."There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea'au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk," Peter Oshiro, chief of the department's sanitation branch, said in the department's announcement."The Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production."Earlier this month, samples taken from the facility's water distribution system showed no contamination in test results, but then on Friday, the Hawaii Department of Health was notified of a sample testing positive for E. coli, according to the department's announcement. Food production operations subsequently stopped.Now the department is working with the facility to ensure its drinking water is safe and the facility is cleared before operations are allowed to resume, according to the announcement.The department said that the Mauna Loa facility will remain closed until it meets all requirements and standards under the department's Sanitation Branch and Safe Drinking Water Branch.Symptoms of E. coli begin between one and 10 days after consuming contaminated food or drink, but most people become sick three to four days after exposure, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Symptoms can include diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, vomiting and fever. Most people recover within five to seven days. Some individuals, about 5 percent to 10 percent, develop hemolytic-uremic syndrome, a condition that is the most common cause of acute kidney failure in children.

Nelson opens up sizable lead on Scott in new poll
09/25/2018 2:40pm

After months of polls showing a virtual dead heat, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has opened up a sizable 7-point lead on Gov. Rick Scott in a new survey released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University.Conducted Thursday through Monday, the poll found 53 percent of likely voters backed Nelson while 46 percent favored Scott in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country. The last poll of the Florida Senate race by Quinnipiac University released on Sept. 5 found the candidates were deadlocked -- each garnering 49 percent of the vote.Another poll released Tuesday from NBC News and Marist shows Nelson with a 3-percentage point lead among likely voters. Nelson's lead jumped to 5 percentage points among all voters.Most previous polls, including a Reuters/Ipsos/University of Virginia Center for Politics survey conducted last week, showed the race basically tied.However, in recent weeks, protesters have dogged Scott at campaign events, criticizing his handling of environmental issues in the state. This summer, a red tide algae bloom has wreaked havoc on the state's west coast, killing thousands of fish and befouling beaches. The protesters fault Scott for not doing enough to protect Florida's coasts and waterways from pollution, particularly from the sugar industry.Meanwhile, questions have been raised about Scott's finances. Before he was elected governor, Scott was a wealthy business executive. News reports have suggested that Scott may have obscured the extent of his wealth and his investments.For his part, Nelson has increased his visibly among voters, airing more campaign ads across Florida.National trends may also be at work in the tight race. An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released this week by showed voters preferred Democrats to Republicans in the midterm elections by 12 percent points.Last week in a rare move, Scott publicly bucked President Donald Trump. Scott shot down a claim by Trump that the death toll after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida in recent years, making them a sought-after voting bloc. {"url":"https://twitter.com/ScottforFlorida/status/1040265322270474242","author_name":"Rick Scott","author_url":"https://twitter.com/ScottforFlorida","html":"&#lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&#gt;&#lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&#gt;I disagree with &#lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&#gt;@POTUS&#lt;/a&#gt;– an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I'll continue to help PR&#lt;/p&#gt;— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) &#lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ScottforFlorida/status/1040265322270474242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&#gt;September 13, 2018&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;\n&#lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;\n","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"}  Republicans have been confident that Scott could unseat Nelson, helping the party increase its majority in the upper chamber of Congress. However, in recent weeks, political analysts have raised the possibility that Democrats could take control of the Senate -- a scenario considered unthinkable a few months ago.If Nelson's lead in Tuesday polls carries over into other surveys, it could spell trouble for Republican hopes to maintain the Senate majority.

1 in custody after leading deputies on chase on I-95, authorities say
09/25/2018 2:21pm

One person is in custody after they led deputies on a chase in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, authorities said.According to Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby, the suspect led deputies on the chase after they responded to reports of a possible robbery in the 3000 block of West Sunrise Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale. Deputies followed the suspect onto I-95 and the driver eventually crashed his vehicle near Miami Gardens Drive, authorities said.Sky 10 was above the scene at 3:15 p.m. as the suspect's car was pressed up against an undercover law enforcement SUV.The car had front-end damage.According to witnesses, deputies tried to box in the car when it crashed. Deputies then out of their vehicles with their guns drawn and took the suspect into custody. No injuries were reported.   

WTVJ - NBC 6

WTVJ - NBC 6

15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027   Directions

(954) 622-6000


Democrats Have Narrow Lead in Top Florida Contests: Poll
09/25/2018 3:59pm

Democrats are ahead in the competitive Senate and gubernatorial races in Florida, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of this key battleground state, although their leads are within the margin of error.In Florida's Senate contest – which could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate after November – incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., gets support from 48 percent of likely voters, while Republican Rick Scott, the state's current governor, gets 45 percent. Six percent say they're undecided. DeSantis Not Returning Cash to Donor Who Called Obama N-Word Among the larger pool of registered voters, Nelson leads by five points, 48 percent to 43 percent, which is essentially unchanged from the Democrat’s four-point edge in June's NBC/Marist poll.And in the Sunshine State's gubernatorial race – arguably the nation’s top contest for governor – Democrat Andrew Gillum is ahead of Republican Ron DeSantis by 5 points, 48 percent to 43 percent. Fla. Gov. Candidates Differ Widely on Education in Platforms Among registered voters, Gillum’s advantage expands to 8 points, 49 percent to 41 percent.“The political environment in Florida, overall, is tipping in the Democrats favor,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted this survey for NBC News. 'My Heart Aches': Florida Candidate for US House Dies In the Senate contest among likely voters, Nelson leads with African Americans (78 percent to 15 percent), young voters ages 18-29 (65 percent to 30 percent), Latinos (57 percent to 37 percent), independents (53 percent to 37 percent) and women (53 percent to 40 percent).Scott, meanwhile, is ahead with whites (52 percent to 40 percent), men (50 percent to 42 percent) and likely voters 45 and older (48 percent to 45 percent).In the gubernatorial race, Gillum is up with African Americans (86 percent to 9 percent), those ages 18-29 (61 percent to 30 percent), women (54 percent to 37 percent), Latinos (52 percent to 38 percent) and independents (51 percent to 38 percent).And DeSantis holds the advantage with whites (51 percent to 41 percent), men (50 percent to 42 percent) and those 45 and older (47 percent to 45 percent).Nelson and Gillum also enjoy higher favorable ratings than their GOP opponents do.Forty-four percent of likely voters hold a favorable view of Nelson, versus 36 percent who have a negative view (+8). That’s compared with Scott’s 46 percent-to-45 percent rating (+1).And for Gillum, 46 percent of likely voters give him a thumbs-up, versus 27 percent who give him a thumbs-down (+19). By contrast, DeSantis’ fav/unfav rating is 42 percent-to-37 percent (+5).Trump’s approval rating in Florida is in the mid-40sThe NBC/Marist poll also finds 46 percent of likely voters in Florida approving of President Donald Trump’s job performance, while 48 percent disapprove.Among registered voters, it’s 44 percent approve, 48 percent disapprove – essentially unchanged from June, when it was 45 percent approve, 46 percent disapprove.In addition, the poll shows Democrats leading Republicans by 3 points in congressional preference: 48 percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 45 percent want Republicans in charge.Among registered voters, the Democrats’ edge grows to 6 points, 49 percent to 43 percent – up from their 3-point advantage in June.And by 52 percent-to-40 percent margin, likely voters in Florida say their vote in November will be a message for more Democrats to check and balance Trump, rather than more Republicans who will help Trump pass his agenda.The top issues in the state: health care and the economyFinally, the top issues in Florida are health care and the economy, according to the poll.Twenty-four percent of likely voters list health care as the No. 1 issue that might decide their vote for Congress in November – followed by the economy and jobs at 23 percent, immigration at 17 percent and guns at 10 percent.Among Democrats, the top issues are health care (35 percent of Democrats say this) and guns (17 percent), while the top issues among likely Republican voters are the economy (29 percent) and immigration (22 percent).The NBC/Marist poll of Florida was conducted September 16-20 of 829 registered voters, which has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.0 percentage points. And the margin of error for the 600 likely voters is plus-minus 4.7 percentage points.Photo Credit: AP/Getty

Nelson Takes Lead in U.S. Senate Race Over Scott: Poll
09/25/2018 4:34pm

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has taken the lead in the Florida Senate electoral race ahead of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.The poll shows that Nelson has 53 percent of support among likely Florida voters compared to Scott's 46 percent of support. Sen. Bill Nelson Leads Gov. Rick Scott In New Poll Nelson has 58 percent of support from women, compared to Scott's 41 percent, while 51 percent of men support Scott as opposed to Nelson's 47 percent, according to the poll.Scott has 53 percent of support from white voters, compared to Nelson's 45 percent. Nelson has the support of 90 percent of black voters, while Scott has 10 percent of their support. FIU to Serve as Early Voting Site Among those polled, 94 percent who named a candidate said their mind is made up."Sen. Nelson is ahead 53 - 46 percent by doing a tad better than Gov. Scott with their respective bases and holding a 16-point lead among the key independent voting bloc," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. "Nelson also leads among women and is breaking even among men – the traditional path to a Democratic victory. " 'My Heart Aches': Florida Candidate for US House Dies Along party lines, Republicans support Scott 89 percent to Nelson's 10 percent, and Democrats support Nelson 94 percent to Scott's 5 percent. Independent voters support Nelson 56 percent to Scott's 40 percent.Among Florida likely voters, 56 percent said they would like Congress to be "more of a check on President Trump," while 30 percent think, "Congress is doing enough to be a check on President Trump," according to Quinnipiac University."Health care is the most important issue to their vote for U.S. Senator, 26 percent of Florida likely voters say, as 19 percent cite the economy, followed by 18 percent for immigration, 15 percent for the Supreme Court and 12 percent who list gun policy," Quinnipiac University said.The contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process of judge Brett Kavanaugh shows wide gender and racial gaps for Florida likely voters. Overall, 48 percent said Kavanaugh should not be confirmed while 47 percent said he should be confirmed."Women say no to confirmation 54 - 41 percent, while men say yes 55 - 40 percent," Quinnipiac University said. "White voters say yes to confirmation 56 - 40 percent. Saying no are black voters 82 - 10 percent and Hispanic voters 55 - 42 percent."The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, surveyed 888 Florida likely voters from Thursday to Monday.Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and is Florida's only statewide elected Democrat. Scott was first elected amid the Tea Party movement in 2010 but has flipped on some of his hardline positions, including immigration.Term limits prohibit Scott from seeking a third term as the governor of Florida.Quinnipiac University's previous poll on the race released early September showed Nelson and Scott were locked at 49 percent of support among likely voters.

Comcast Launches Internet Service for Low-Income Veterans
09/25/2018 4:50pm

Comcast has launched an internet service program for low-income veterans across the United States.The initiative was announced Tuesday in Washington, D.C., with the help of Olympic idol Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Paralympic gold medalist Rico Roman, who is a Purple Heart recipient.Comcast – the parent company of NBCUniversal – is expanding its Internet Essentials program to include low-income veterans who live the broadband provider's service area.The 15 Mbps service for low-income veterans is advertised at $9.95 a month plus taxComcast is also partnering with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the PsychArmor Institute to provide digital education and outreach."Forty percent of low-income veterans have no computer, a third have no internet access and it is so important that they have it to access their benefits," Elizabeth Dole, a former U.S. Senator, said Tuesday. "These are men and women who have fought for our freedom and security."The program also helps eligible veterans purchase a computer for less than $150.Those who apply must be considered a low-income veteran, must receive federal or state public assistance, must not have outstanding debt to Comcast less than a year old and must live in an area where Comcast internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.Veterans with outstanding debt for more than a year may still be eligible.For more information, please visit Internet Essentials From Comcast for Veterans.

Student Charged With Making Threats to Broward Middle School
09/25/2018 9:15am

An 11-year-old student is facing felony charges after police say he threatened to “shoot up” his school – the second such incident by a Broward County student in the last two days.Pembroke Pines Police were called to Walter C. Young Middle School on Monday after the student made the statement to his first period class. When another student asked if he was serious, the boy replied “maybe, maybe not” according to a police report.The school’s administration and resource officer were notified and police were called to the school, as was the student’s mother. The student admitted to making the comments and said he knew that he had scared his classmates, adding he was frustrated over his school work.Officials charged the student, who did not have a weapon on him, with a second degree felony. The charge comes one day after a Pines Middle School student admitted to making a similar threat on social media.

GOP Hires Attorney to Question Kavanaugh's Accuser
09/25/2018 3:31pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans said Tuesday they had hired outside counsel to handle questioning at Thursday's hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her — though they would not reveal the lawyer's identity, drawing criticism from Democrats and women's advocates.In a letter to a lawyer for Ford on Monday, Mike Davis, who handles nominations for Republicans on the committee, said the GOP had hired a woman whom he described as "an experienced sex-crimes prosecutor to serve as an investigative staff counsel for the hearing," NBC News reported."She will question Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday on behalf of the Republican members," Davis wrote. The goal for Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Davis, "is to de-politicize this process and search for the truth – instead of creating a forum for senators to grandstand or launch their presidential campaigns."Photo Credit: AP

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