South Florida delegates ready to show their passion for Donald Trump at Republican convention. Who are they?

It’s exhausting and exhilarating. It’s speeches and schmoozing. It’s cheering and choosing — or, more accurately, ratifying decisions made by maestros of the political pageant that will unfold around them in coming days. They’re vastly different in background, outlook and motivation. But for all — whether first-timers or veterans — the Republican National Convention is a chance to show unambiguous, full-throated support for Donald Trump’s bid to return to the... Read More

Disinformation swirls on social media after Trump rally shooting

Davey Alba | (TNS) Bloomberg News Moments after former President Donald Trump was escorted off the stage after shots were fired at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, unfounded claims about the event swirled on major social media platforms. The posts, including some written by U.S. politicians holding elected office, claimed without proof that President Joe Biden had ordered an apparent shooting at the rally. Others baselessly stated that the incident was staged, or circulated posts... Read More

Shock and relief cross party lines as past and present leaders react to shooting at Trump rally

By Gary Fields, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders, past and present, expressed shock Saturday night following the news that gunfire had broken out during a Donald Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania — and relief that the former president had survived the attack. Notable officials, including former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, praised the fast action of the Secret Service and expressed gratitude that the presumptive Republican... Read More

Hurricanes add four-star wide receiver Daylyn Upshaw to top-10 recruiting class

The Hurricanes stayed hot on the recruiting trail Saturday afternoon, picking up a high-level wide receiver. Blue-chip wide receiver Daylyn Upshaw committed to Miami, announcing his decision on social media. “I’m home,” Upshaw wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Upshaw, a four-star wide receiver from Central High in Phenix City, Alabama, is listed as the No. 59 wide receiver and No. 387 player in the nation in 247Sports’ composite rankings. Upshaw chose the Hurricanes over offers from... Read More

Nothing uniform about Cole Swider’s summer as he plays on with the Heat (for now)

LAS VEGAS – An argument could be made that Cole Swider outperformed his contract based on his torrid 3-point shooting in the first of the Miami Heat’s two summer leagues. The problem is that he doesn’t have a contract, and, at the moment, there is no specific path back to a Heat contract. Confused? It’s all part of the NBA’s new luxury-tax aprons, the Heat’s salary structure, and, at the moment, no room to go back to the two-way contact he held with the team last season. Against... Read More

Miss Manners: The kids I carpool started treating me like a no-name bus driver

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is there ever a polite way to teach other people’s kids to be a little more mannerly or considerate? For years, I have been driving my grandson’s carpool once or twice a week. The three involved are good kids, and I have no problem providing this much-needed service. I know how hard it is for parents who work full-time to drive somewhere in the middle of the afternoon, especially when there are siblings on different schedules in other schools. The benefit for me is... Read More

Voting begins: Ballots are in the mail for August primaries and nonpartisan elections

Democratic and Republican primaries, and a slew of nonpartisan elections, are more than five weeks away, but South Florida voters can begin casting their ballots. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link’s office said they put 159,459 ballots in the mail on Friday, which means some of the county’s voters will begin receiving them on Saturday. Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott said more than 200,000 ballots would go in the mail on Tuesday. Scott, in an interview... Read More

Today in History: July 13, Live Aid concerts

Today is Saturday, July 13, the 195th day of 2024. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1985, the “Live Aid” benefit rock concerts were held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, raising millions for famine relief in Ethiopia. Also on this date: In 1793, French politician, physician and journalist Jean-Paul Marat was assassinated by Charlotte Corday, who stabbed him to death in his bath. In 1863, deadly rioting against the Civil War... Read More

Daily Horoscope for July 13, 2024

General Daily Insight for July 13, 2024 To be polite or honest? With the gentle Moon supporting the communicative Mercury, we’re able to talk about our feelings and extend empathy to the people around us. Still, once the Moon snaps at the proud Sun at 6:49 pm EDT, our egos struggle against our hearts and make it hard to keep being true to ourselves. The Moon then faces off with sore Chiron, pushing us to avoid healing, because it may force us to stand alone. Try to balance safety with... Read More

Man with history of mass shooting threats lied about drug use to try to buy a gun, officials say

A Margate man who authorities said has threatened to carry out a mass shooting multiple times in the last decade was sentenced Friday to over two-and-a-half years in federal prison for making a false statement while attempting to buy a gun in 2019. Robert Mondragon, 31, was most recently arrested in 2022 after he allegedly defaced the memorial at Pine Island Road and Holmberg Road for the victims of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland by leaving dead... Read More