Friday, November 16, 2018

Oil companies are already back to pushing for offshore drilling in Florida

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Here we go again: The Florida Petroleum Council is already renewing its push for offshore drilling in state waters, not even two weeks after Florida voters approved an amendment to the state Constitution that simultaneously banned indoor vaping and offshore drilling along the coast. In the industry's (convenient) opinion,...

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Federal judge rejects two election lawsuits in Florida recount

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 4:14 PM

With a machine recount in the rearview mirror and a manual recount underway, the legal challenges over Florida’s elections are piled up. In two rulings late Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker shot down an attempt to keep Republican Gov. Rick Scott from interfering in the recount process and...

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Brightline changes name to Virgin Trains USA in new partnership with billionaire Richard Branson

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 2:42 PM

The privately owned passenger-rail service Brightline will be changing its name to "Virgin Trains USA" after entering into a new partnership with  British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Brightline plans to rename the rail service this month and start rebranding itself as Virgin Trains USA in 2019, according to a...

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Trump will begin his regular weekly winter golf trips to Florida next week

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM

President Donald Trump, a 72-year-old snowbird whose golf trips have cost American taxpayers an estimated $80 million over the last two years, will begin his regular winter golfing trips to Florida next week. According to the Palm Beach Post, Trump is expected to arrive at his private resort Mar-a-Lago...

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Here's how to fix a mismatched signature on a mail ballot for Florida's recount

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Florida voters have until 5 p.m. this Saturday to fix mail ballots that were rejected because of mismatched signatures for Florida's recount, after a ruling from a federal judge. Voters who were belatedly notified that they submitted a signature on their ballot that does not match the one on...

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Traffic will be a major shitstorm in downtown Orlando this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Three major sporting events will happen at the same time in downtown Orlando this Saturday, which is great news for sports fans and a perfect storm for nightmarish traffic. On Nov. 17, downtown will feature a sold-out Magic home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Florida Classic at Camping World...

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Two statewide Florida races now go into manual recounts

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Floridians will have to wait a little longer to get official word about who will be the state’s next agriculture commissioner and who will serve in the U.S. Senate. Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Thursday that manual recounts of “overvotes” and “undervotes” will be required in the two...

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DeSantis nails down win over Gillum in Florida governor's race after machine recount

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:38 AM

For the second time, Ron DeSantis can declare victory in the 2018 Florida governor’s race. The results of a state-ordered machine recount of the Nov. 6 election between DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum were released Thursday, showing the former Republican congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach maintained a nearly 34,000-vote...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Communication breakdown impeded Orlando Fire Department's response to Pulse shooting, review finds

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 4:55 PM

An independent review of the Orlando Fire Department's response to the Pulse nightclub massacre released Wednesday found that though the response team followed protocol, there was a breakdown in communication that impeded decision-making among those providing aid. In the 43-page report, which was produced by the National Police Foundation...

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For the first time in six months, SpaceX returns to pad 39A for an afternoon rocket launch. Here's how to watch

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM

SpaceX is set to launch its 18th mission this year at 3:46 p.m. today from Kennedy Space Center's launchpad 39A, the iconic site used by NASA's historic Apollo missions that sent humans to the moon. SpaceX's Es’hail-2 mission will send a communications satellite 22,000 miles into space for state-owned...

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