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Officials find 1 man dead after fighting house fire Video included

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MIAMI -- The Chief of the Miami Fire Department said there was an explosion inside a home where a man was found dead Wednesday night.
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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. More>>

9-foot alligator captured in Coral Springs neighborhood Video included

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- A South Florida woman found an unexpected visitor at the front door of her Coral Springs home. More>>

Charges dropped against woman accused of hit and run

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MIAMI -- A woman who was accused of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death will not be charged. More>>

Yorkie stolen at gunpoint in Hollywood Video included

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- A South Florida man who was caring for his sister's dog, said the Yorkie was stolen at gunpoint.
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US stocks fall sharply as earnings disappoint

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NEW YORK -- Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets.

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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West... More>>

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up... More>>

Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

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Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. More>>

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said. More>>

Grouper steals catch from spearfishing diver Video included

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JUPITER, Fla. -- The roles were reversed when a goliath grouper attacked a diver who was spearfishing and made off with his catch. More>>

Police hand out flyers in search for Miami Gardens teen's killer Video included

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Officers have teamed up with the family of a teen who was shot and killed in a South Florida neighborhood.

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

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Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year. More>>

Postal inspectors offer tips to prevent stolen mail Video included

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MIRAMAR, Fla. -- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service held a news conference Wednesday regarding recent robberies involving mail carriers. More>>

Investigators reach Ukraine crash site Video included

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ROZSYPNE, Ukraine -- An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time. More>>

BSO searching for identity thief who posed as customer Video included

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.-- Deputies said they are looking for an identity thief who posed as an average customer. More>>

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI -- One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. More>>

  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Brett Ratner

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Brett Ratner

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:27:04 GMT
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    When it comes to the movie "Hercules," the big man on screen and the bigwig behind the scenes have more than the movie in common. They share a love of the same hometown.
    When it comes to the movie "Hercules," the big man on screen and the bigwig behind the scenes have more than the movie in common. They share a love of the same hometown.
  • Hash House Harriers

    Hash House Harriers

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:15:05 GMT
    You know the drill, party too hard on the weekend and then work it off all week in the gym. A South Florida running club let's you work out your legs and your liver. Deco got a taste of the wild weird world of the Hash House Harriers.
    You know the drill, party too hard on the weekend and then work it off all week in the gym. A South Florida running club let's you work out your legs and your liver. Deco got a taste of the wild weird world of the Hash House Harriers.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Dave Bautista

    Guardians of the Galaxy - Dave Bautista

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:14:06 GMT
    The movie doesn't open til Friday, but right now a bunch of lucky Deco viewers are at a sneak preview for "Guardians of the Galaxy." For those of you who couldn't score passes, we've got the next best thing: One of the jacked up stars giving an exclusive interview to Deco.
    The movie doesn't open til Friday, but right now a bunch of lucky Deco viewers are at a sneak preview for "Guardians of the Galaxy." For those of you who couldn't score passes, we've got the next best thing: One of the jacked up stars giving an exclusive interview to Deco.

  • Crisis in the Middle EastMore>>

  • Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

    Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:27:18 GMT
    The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges against Israel, senior...
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:08:34 GMT
    Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up...
  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:26:47 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
    Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17More>>

  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:04:48 GMT
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.
    Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and...
  • Malaysian prime minister: stop fighting in Ukraine

    Malaysian prime minister: stop fighting in Ukraine

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:10:01 GMT
    Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and...
    Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.
  • Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:19:41 GMT
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives...
  • Shireen's Favorite ThingsMore>>

  • The Transparent Trend

    The Transparent Trend

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:12:20 GMT
    When I got the assignment this week to do a story on VH1's new "Naked Dating" show for Deco Drive, I was beyond intrigued and not because I needed a date, either.
    When I got the assignment this week to do a story on VH1's new "Naked Dating" show for Deco Drive, I was beyond intrigued and not because I needed a date, either.
  • The Return of the Crop Top

    The Return of the Crop Top

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:52:07 GMT
    When I first heard that the Crop Top was back in style, I walked straight into my bedroom, stood in front of the mirror, lifted my shirt, turned to the side and stuck my gut out as far as it would go.
    When I first heard that the Crop Top was back in style, I walked straight into my bedroom, stood in front of the mirror, lifted my shirt, turned to the side and stuck my gut out as far as it would go.
  • Cool as a Cupcake

    Cool as a Cupcake

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:13:10 GMT
    Mattie McDonald was one of the prettiest women I'd ever seen. She had light green eyes, dark brown hair and milky white skin. When she wafted by me, she smelled of lavender, honeysuckle and some other hypnotizing perfume I couldn't quite put my finger on. I spent a lot of my spare time daydreaming about her and not just because I wanted to know her. Ultimately, I wanted to be her.
    Mattie McDonald was one of the prettiest women I'd ever seen. She had light green eyes, dark brown hair and milky white skin. When she wafted by me, she smelled of lavender, honeysuckle and some other hypnotizing perfume I couldn't quite put my finger on. I spent a lot of my spare time daydreaming about her and not just because I wanted to know her. Ultimately, I wanted to be her.
  • Bite with BelkysMore>>

  • Chicken Meatballs from Fork and Balls

    Chicken Meatballs from Fork and Balls

    Meatballs are a great comfort food, but they're not always made with ground beef. We're going to learn how to make meatballs with ground chicken, delicious and easy too.
    Meatballs are a great comfort food, but they're not always made with ground beef. We're going to learn how to make meatballs with ground chicken, delicious and easy too.

  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin/Brazaviva

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin/Brazaviva

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:53:15 GMT
    The Brazilians may have tanked in the World Cup but are winners when it comes to great food. Particularly their succulent grilled meats. That's what's cooking tonight as we grab a Bite with Belkys.
    The Brazilians may have tanked in the World Cup but are winners when it comes to great food. Particularly their succulent grilled meats. That's what's cooking tonight as we grab a Bite with Belkys.
  • Grilled Oysters/Papa's Raw Bar

    Grilled Oysters/Papa's Raw Bar

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:15:41 GMT
    South Florida seafood is always a treat and tonight it's oysters on the half shell. That's what's cooking as we grab a Bite with Belkys.
    South Florida seafood is always a treat and tonight it's oysters on the half shell. That's what's cooking as we grab a Bite with Belkys.
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  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:22 GMT
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:00 GMT
    Chicago police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.
  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:28:02 GMT
    Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
    Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:15:10 GMT
    A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
    RICHMOND, Va. - A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.
  • Suit filed over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

    Suit filed over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:16:55 GMT
    Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.
    Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.
  • Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:16:51 GMT
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.
    A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:08:51 GMT
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
  • In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

    In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:48:52 GMT
    A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who...
    San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again.
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