Monday, November 12, 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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Amid Florida recounts, frustration grows for those whose votes didn’t count

Amid Florida recounts, frustration grows for those whose votes didn’t count

Across counties, states and even countries, some Floridians struggled to get ballots or cast votes this election.
Updated: 1 hour ago
FDLE silent as Rick Scott and Pam Bondi seek voter fraud investigation

FDLE silent as Rick Scott and Pam Bondi seek voter fraud investigation

"I hope he continues to stand up to this kind of crap," a former FDLE commissioner said Monday.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Another lawsuit: Groups sue Rick Scott, demanding he remove himself

Another lawsuit: Groups sue Rick Scott, demanding he remove himself

'No man should be a judge in his own cause,' the groups said in a lawsuit filed in Tallahassee.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hurricane-ravaged Florida county allowed some ‘displaced’ people to vote by email

Hurricane-ravaged Florida county allowed some ‘displaced’ people to vote by email

There is no provision in state law that allows for email voting.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida Rep. Charlie Crist backs Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker

Florida Rep. Charlie Crist backs Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker

Fresh off a re-election, the St. Petersburg Congressman said Pelosi has the 'ability, drive and experience to do it best.'
Updated: 3 hours ago
Broward still hasn’t started recount. Deadline is Thursday for 700,000 ballots.

Broward still hasn’t started recount. Deadline is Thursday for 700,000 ballots.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said she was not concerned.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Broward judge denies Rick Scott’s bid to impound voting machines, offers compromise

Broward judge denies Rick Scott’s bid to impound voting machines, offers compromise

Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter suggested adding three Broward Sheriff's deputies to the current lineup of BSO officers and private security guards overseeing the recount.
Updated: 5 hours ago
‘Put the pressure on’: Florida GOP activist seeks support for FDLE probe of Broward voting

‘Put the pressure on’: Florida GOP activist seeks support for FDLE probe of Broward voting

The statewide law enforcement agency faces pressure to get involved while ballots are still being counted.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Winners and losers of 2018 in Florida politics

Winners and losers of 2018 in Florida politics

Just because we don't yet know for sure the outcome of some of Florida's marquee races doesn't mean we should shirk our post-election winners and losers list. Mostly winners:Winner: Ron DeSantis. It's not (yet) official, but at the very least he virt...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Will a recount change anything in the Florida statewide races?

Will a recount change anything in the Florida statewide races?

A recount that erases a margin of more than a few hundred votes would be virtually unprecedented.
Published: 11/12/18