Local News

Former Miami Hurricanes football player Adewale Ojomo arrested

A former University of Miami football player has been arrested on a charge of soliciting prostitution. Adewale Ojomo was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Friday morning. The Tennessee Titans defensive end played for the Hurricanes from 2008-11. He finished his college career with 79 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three pass deflections and two forced fumbles. Undrafted by the New York Giants in 2012, Ojomo has spent the past few seasons on the practice squad for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills and, most recently, Tennessee. Details of his arrest were not immediately available. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Religion

French parents alone against Syrian jihadists recruiting their sons

By Reuters Staff (Dominique Bons, mother of 30-year-old Nicolas, a young convert to Islam who has died fighting in Syria, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Toulouse, southwestern France, March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau) When Dominique Bons’ timid son stopped smoking overnight and started praying frequently at his home in the southern French city of Toulouse, she alerted the authorities. They did nothing because Nicolas was not suspected of any crime. One day last year he disappeared. Then Bons was sent a text message saying the 30-year-old had been “martyred” on December 22 driving a truck bomb in the Syrian city of Homs. He grew up in a middle class suburb to atheist parents but converted to Islam in 2009. Like his younger half-brother who died in Syria months earlier, he joined the al Qaeda splinter group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). They are among a growing number of people, an estimated 2,000 so far, who have left Europeans states to fight alongside Islamist rebels in Syria to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Europe’s authorities are struggling to stem the flow. Bons is angry that her efforts to alert the government to a potential problem were ignored and is also convinced that the strategy of …read more Source: Reuters Faithword     ...
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Christian

Jury Finds University Discriminated Against Christian Professor in Denying Promotion

By Heather Clark GREENVILLE, N.C. – A jury has found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) discriminated against a professor by denying him a promotion due to his outspoken Christian views. “We are grateful that the jury today reaffirmed the fundamental principle that universities are a marketplace of ideas, not a place where professors face retaliation for having a different view than university officials,” stated Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Litigation Staff Counsel Travis Barham, who represented UNC professor Mike Adams at the trial this week. “As the jury decided, disagreeing with an accomplished professor’s religious and political views is no grounds for denying him a promotion.” As previously reported, Adams works as a professor of criminology in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Adams, a former atheist, was hired in 1993, and became an associate professor in 1998. In 2000, Adams became a born-again Christian, and his worldview began to change. He became a columnist for TownHall.com and also appeared on radio and television broadcasts, where he spoke about a broad spectrum of issues, from religion to morality to freedom of speech. However, according to reports, Adams’ conversion to Christianity and his outspokenness on current events soon …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Religion

COMMENTARY: Grieving for Fred Phelps in Topeka

By Phil Griffin TOPEKA, Kansas (RNS) When my partner died due to complications from AIDS in 1995, the Phelps people came to protest his funeral. I thought I was prepared. The post COMMENTARY: Grieving for Fred Phelps in Topeka appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Religion

Atheist Nate Phelps on his father: I mourn ‘the man he could have been’

By Kimberly Winston (RNS) “My father was a man of action,” activist Nate Phelps said after his father’s death, “and I implore us all to embrace that small portion of his faulty legacy by doing the same.” The post Atheist Nate Phelps on his father: I mourn ‘the man he could have been’ appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Local News

Jeb Bush for president? 'Later this year'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Local 10’s Christina Vazquez he intends to announce whether he will run for president “later this year.” Bush was the keynote speaker at Friday’s Broward Workshop Forum in Davie, where he was introduced as the “future president of the United States.” Amid rampant speculation as to whether the former two-term Republican governor would throw his hat in the ring for president, Bush played it coy when he was asked if he would get his mother’s vote should he decide to run. “So, um, yes, yes I would,” Bush replied. Of course, the Bush name is no stranger to the position. His father, George H.W. Bush, was the 41st U.S. president, while his older brother served as the 43rd president. Bush made reference to his fundraising prowess. “This is actually, probably for many of you, the cheapest time you have been with me,” Bush jokingly told the audience. Bush touched on a number of other topics, including trade agreements, energy and the need for immigration reform. “Legal immigration, based on needs for our country, should be easier than illegal immigration,” Bush said. But the topic of education dominated his speech. “To me, public education is the only government program that I know that cures poverty,” …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

Happy Friday, Owls! Before you head out this weekend, make sure you've registere...

By Florida Atlantic University Happy Friday, Owls! Before you head out this weekend, make sure you’ve registered for the Summer and/or Fall semester classes you want! Timeline PhotosCourse Registration is just around the corner. Clear your holds THIS WEEK before registration opens. #FAUregisterNOW …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Local News

Fla students assist 'Obamacare' enrollment

As federal health officials are aggressively courting young adults to sign up for health insurance with celebrity endorsement and hip social media campaigns, they’re also getting help from the very demographic they’re targeting. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Local News

Vehicles vandalized at Deerfield Beach fire station

Deputies are trying to find the culprit or culprits who vandalized several vehicles at a Deerfield Beach fire station. Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said deputies were called to the fire station on Hillsboro Boulevard after firefighters discovered five cars had been broken into Thursday night. The windows were shattered and electronics had been stolen. Firefighters believe the vandalism happened between 9:19 p.m. and 9:49 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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