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Western New York schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

By Carolyn Thompson The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be the start… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Red Lobster introduces cheap early-bird specials on weekdays

By Doreen Christensen Red Lobster’s has new early-bird dining deals on weekdays. The Orlando-based chain has introduced a different early-dining special on popular seafood dishes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Prices start at $15 per entree. Here a rundown: Monday: Mix and match from Garlic Shrimp Scampi,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Police officer in hospital after getting shot

By The Associated Press A southwest Florida police officer is in critical but stable condition after getting shot. The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that the officer was seriously wounded Saturday night near a gas station. The police officer was taken to the hospital by a fellow officer. Authorities identified the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Vomit fraud claims causing hassles for passengers and for Uber, reports say

By Doug Phillips Using the ride service Uber can be a cheaper and more convenient form of getting from here to there — but not if an $80 to $150 cleaning fee is tacked onto your bill because the driver had to clean up your vomit or some other type of mess. What’s being called “vomit fraud” is a growing source of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Baseball star Anthony Rizzo lists Parkland home with professional batting cage for $2.199 million

By Robyn A. Friedman The luxury Parkland home of three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion Anthony Rizzo is on the market, and it comes with a special treat for the ultimate fan: your own professional batting cage. The price: $2.199 million. The gated, one-story 7,840-square-foot home, at… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Not enough money for college? Help may be coming

By Larry Barszewski Broward students who can’t afford college despite receiving grants and scholarships might be able to turn to the county for help. The county is considering creating a $2 million fund to fill the financial gap for these students — if the students attend Broward College. Commissioners would put up… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward to add deputies, beef up hurricane preparations

By Larry Barszewski Broward County’s proposed budget has more deputies in it, extra money to open more shelters if a hurricane comes along, $5 million to support future affordable housing partnerships — and even money to hire another attorney to go after deadbeats who don’t pay their county taxes. It’ll all be paid… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward to add deputies, beef up hurricane preparations

By Larry Barszewski Broward County’s proposed budget has more deputies in it, extra money to open more shelters if a hurricane comes along, $5 million to support future affordable housing partnerships — and even money to hire another attorney to go after deadbeats who don’t pay their county taxes. It’ll all be paid… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Second recent case of flying umbrella impaling beachgoer

By Doug Phillips For the second time in two weeks, a beach umbrella that was being propelled by a gust of wind has impaled a woman. The most recent case happened Sunday in Maryland, according to news accounts. The woman was on the beach in Ocean City when she was impaled in the chest by the flying umbrella, the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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In all-caps tweet, Trump warns Iranian President Rouhani not to threaten U.S.

By Associated Press President Donald Trump has warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. Trump tweeted late Sunday about the dangers to Iran of making hostile threats after Rouhani said Sunday “American must understand well that peace with Iran is… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Gunman dead after shooting 14 people, killing 1 in Toronto: police

By Rob Gillies A man shot 14 people, killing one of them, in a lively Toronto neighborhood before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday, police said. Police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting in the city’s Greektown neighborhood was not random and he did not rule out terrorism as a motive. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Gust of wind causes beach umbrella to impale woman in Maryland

By Martin Weil A woman was impaled Sunday in Ocean City, Md., by a beach umbrella in what appeared to be a freak accident, according to a spokeswoman for the resort town. The 36-year-old woman was conscious when taken to a hospital but her condition was not immediately known, said the spokeswoman, Jessica Waters…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Some Ritz cracker products recalled over salmonella risk

By Associated Press Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The Deerfield-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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65-year-old man found dead in water near Boca Raton Resort and Club

By Aric Chokey An early-morning missing persons report ended in the death of a man Sunday morning in Boca Raton. Devindar Maraj, 65, was found dead in the water by Boca Raton police early Sunday in an apparent drowning. Maraj was a guest staying at the hotel, east of A1A near Camino Real. Police were notified… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Storms causing flight delays at South Florida airports | Check your flight

By Aric Chokey As storms rolled across South Florida, some flights are being delayed at the rergion’s three international airports. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is seeing some flights delayed for more than an hour as of 7 p.m. Sunday, according to FlightAware.com. Palm Beach and Miami international… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Storms causing flight delays at South Florida airports | Check your flight

By Aric Chokey As storms rolled across South Florida, some flights are being delayed at the rergion’s three international airports. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is seeing some flights delayed for more than an hour as of 7 p.m. Sunday, according to FlightAware.com. Palm Beach and Miami international… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing, but without Buzz Aldrin

By Alex Sanz and Mike Schneider Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. Aldrin said he didn’t attend Saturday’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Paula Deen's husband wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West

By Aric Chokey After nine previous tries, the husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held in the city where writer Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the 1930s. Michael Groover won the contest held on Saturday at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, which is where the author often relaxed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boy hurt in boating accident near Key West

By Susannah Bryan An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured after he fell off a boat and was slashed by its propeller, police say. The boy was flown to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital after the 7:40 p.m. Saturday incident off Boca Chica Key, said Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Two men caught spearing lobster in Key Largo before season

By Susannah Bryan A father and son on a Florida Keys getaway landed in trouble for illegally taking lobster before the start of lobster season, police say. The South Carolina men also speared the lobsters, which is banned year-round in Monroe County. Sheriff Rick Ramsay is warning visitors and residents that deputies… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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