Tropical Storm Peter expected to strengthen; forecasters expect Tropical Storm Rose to form from Tropical Depression 17

Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 17, located farther east than Peter, which is likely to form into Tropical Storm Rose. The presence of cooler waters and stronger upper-level winds are forecast in the coming days, according to experts. These factors hinder development. ... Read More

4 civilians home safe after SpaceX mission Inspiration4 splashes down off Florida coast

This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are, from left, Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. That’s 100 miles higher than the International Space Station. (AP) ... Read More

Fannie Lou Hamer’s Fight for First-Class Citizenship

Remembering a courageous civil rights activist whose name and story are too little known. As voting rights take center stage in America’s national conversation, a new biography of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer speaks with special relevance. Walk with Me, written by historian and biographer Kate Clifford Larson, serves at once as a history of the civil rights movement and a rebuke to ballot-restriction efforts sweeping the nation. Accessible and moving, Larson’s account... Read More

Family says Brian Laundrie is now missing; Gabby Petito still not found

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12. The couple was pulled over while they were having an fight. Petito was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search. (AP) ... Read More

Attorney: FBI searching for boyfriend of missing Florida woman

An image provided by the Petito family shows Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie, who left New York in July for what was intended to be a four-month, cross-country trip. The authorities are investigating Petito’s disappearance, who had traveled to national parks with Laundrie, her fiancé. Their social media accounts provide a glimpse into their trip. (Petito Family via The New York Times) ... Read More

Police: Missing Florida woman and slain couple unrelated

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. The couple was pulled over while they were having an emotional fight. Petito was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search. (The Moab Police Department via AP) (AP) ... Read More

No-show Palm Beach County judge agrees to $37,500 fine for skipping work

In reaching the agreement with Bryson, the Commission said it “balanced the evidence of Judge Bryson’s poor attendance against other evidence” that mitigated the violations. That is, Bryson would have been approved for some time off had she just asked, she volunteered to handle felony criminal cases, and she volunteered for extra night and weekend duty, as well as performing other administrative work. ... Read More