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New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign.

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Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

Updated: 08/17/2014 - A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns.

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Warden memo details prison problems, upgrades

Posted: 08/17/2014 - New Dade Correctional Institution warden Les Odom has announced a variety of upgrades to overhaul the state prison and correct lapses in proper management.

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2 stabbed aboard tanker; man jumps to death

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The Coast Guard says a crew member jumped from a tanker to his death off the coast of Delaware after a stabbing that left a man dead and another person injured.

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Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Posted: 08/17/2014 - Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people were arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.

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Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

Posted: 08/17/2014 - A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.

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DCF adds data to child death transparency website

Posted: 08/17/2014 - State child welfare officials recently added five years of data to their new website aimed at improving transparency around child abuse deaths. The site was mandated by the Legislature.

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Florida ALS group gets Ice Bucket Challenge boost

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The Florida chapter of the ALS Association has seen its donations more than double from the same time period last year thanks to the viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign.

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Florida man charged with shooting at Georgia church

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Authorities say a man arrested in Florida is suspected of attacking on a couple outside a Georgia church that left a man dead from gunshot wounds and his wife wounded from being struck with a handgun.

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FIU doctor joins team working to contain Ebola

Posted: 08/16/2014 - A doctor who teaches at Florida International University's medical school will be joining an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

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