Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation

Some of the world’s largest clothing chains, including Zara, H&M, Gap and Topshop, have vowed to discontinue selling mohair apparel following allegations of animal cruelty at a dozen goat farms in South Africa.Mohair, made from the hair of Angora...

Facebook’s mission to connect people now includes helping them date

SAN JOSE - At Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled changes to the social networking platform, from a function to allow users to delete information Facebook has gathered on them to a new dating...

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Florida Court Public Information Officers recognizes retired PIOThe Florida Court Public Information Officers recently recognized Ron Stuart of Clearwater for his work with the association. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Stuart...

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The battle over Florida’s proposed greyhound racing ban has one side accusing the other of employing ‘the worst of modern politics’

The battle over Florida’s proposed greyhound racing ban has one side accusing the other of employing ‘the worst of modern politics’

The most contentious issue of the 2018 election cycle in Florida may have nothing to do with Republican versus Democrat.The battle for Constitutional Amendment 13, which would ban gambling on commercial dog racing in Florida by 2020, has go...
Published: 10/22/18
DeSantis, Gillum CNN debate marks first meeting, harsh scuffle for Florida governor candidates

DeSantis, Gillum CNN debate marks first meeting, harsh scuffle for Florida governor candidates

Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum had never met before Sunday night's Florida governor debate. It was not the beginning of a beautiful friendship.Rather, it was a nationally televised brawl between the two candidates neck-and-neck in...
Published: 10/21/18
Updated: 10/22/18
The Buzz’s Florida congressional vulnerability rankings, pre-election edition

The Buzz’s Florida congressional vulnerability rankings, pre-election edition

It's been about six weeks since we last ranked Florida's congressional seats based on how likely they are to flip control during November's midterm elections.The biggest change in our new rankings is that there are no longer any races rated "highly v...
Published: 10/22/18
Rick Scott denied state played a role in FIU bridge collapse. Records indicate otherwise.

Rick Scott denied state played a role in FIU bridge collapse. Records indicate otherwise.

As Gov. Rick Scott seeks election to the U.S. Senate, the Florida Department of Transportation has consistently distanced the state from a fatal bridge collapse outside Miami — but its explanations have been contradicted as more information bec...
Published: 10/22/18
The political stakes get higher as early voting begins in Florida

The political stakes get higher as early voting begins in Florida

The stakes in Florida's closely-watched midterm election will intensify starting Monday as the state's largest counties provide up to 14 straight days of early voting.In a year in which voter turnout is a key to victory, nearly 1 million people have ...
Published: 10/22/18
DeSantis rips CNN for releasing ‘misleading poll’ ahead of first debate with Gillum

DeSantis rips CNN for releasing ‘misleading poll’ ahead of first debate with Gillum

Ahead of his first debate with Democrat Andrew Gillum Sunday, GOP governor nominee Ron DeSantis had some strong words — for CNN.DeSantis' campaign went off on the network for releasing a "misleading" poll hours before the 8 p.m. event showing G...
Published: 10/21/18
Here’s what happened during Florida’s commissioner of agriculture debate

Here’s what happened during Florida’s commissioner of agriculture debate

TALLAHASSEE — A mere 16 days before the midterm election, the two candidates looking to replace Adam Putnam as Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services traveled to Miami Sunday morning for their first and only televised debate.Rep...
Published: 10/21/18
Dem Poll: Rick Scott up 2, Andrew Gillum up 6, Ashley Moody up 6

Dem Poll: Rick Scott up 2, Andrew Gillum up 6, Ashley Moody up 6

We're betting an Oct. 17-20 poll by Democratic pollster SE&A Research will be met with at least somewhat less skepticism than the CNN poll released today showing Democrat Bill Nelson comfortably ahead of Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum blowing out Ron D...
Published: 10/21/18
Buy this CNN Poll?: Bill Nelson leads Rick Scott by 5, Andrew Gillum leads Ron Desantis by 12

Buy this CNN Poll?: Bill Nelson leads Rick Scott by 5, Andrew Gillum leads Ron Desantis by 12

A newly released Oct. 16-20 Florida poll from CNN (MoE +/- 4.2 percent) shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leading Republican Rick Scott 50 percent to to 45 percent among likely voters, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum leading...
Published: 10/21/18
Ron DeSantis is ‘uniquely dislikeable candidate,’ says Andrew Gillum

Ron DeSantis is ‘uniquely dislikeable candidate,’ says Andrew Gillum

When Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis join one another for an 8 p.m. CNN debate tonight, it will be their first time meeting. But Gillum, in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, said he feels like he has a sense of DeSantis already from the Republica...
Published: 10/21/18