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Steven Sotloff's mother releases video plea

MIAMI -- The mother of a South Florida journalist believed captured by ISIS has released a video plea for the release of her son. More>>

Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor Video included

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist addresses supporters in Fort Lauderdale. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist addresses supporters in Fort Lauderdale.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP. More>>

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional. More>>

FBI searching for Cutler Bay bank robber

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SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A Cutler Bay bank was evacuated for hours after a man robbed the bank and implied he had an explosive device.

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Suspect who led police on a chase on I-95 after fatal shooting identified Video included

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NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A shooting suspect led police on a wild chase after the driver fled the scene of a fatal shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday.
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Hundreds of IKEA shoppers turn out for grand opening Video included

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SWEETWATER, Fla. -- IKEA Miami is now open and hundreds of shoppers are taking advantage of its grand opening. More>>

Hurricane Cristobal gains, heads toward Bermuda Video included

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?SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm had caused at least five deaths. More>>

Downtown Miami skyscraper approved by voters Video included

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DOWNTOWN MIAMI -- A proposal to bring a 1,000-foot skyscraper featuring a restaurant, observations decks and thrill rides to Downtown Miami was approved by South Florida voters amid hopes it will help refurbish Bayside Marketplace. More>>

Candidates vying for mayoral seat in North Miami to face off in runoff election Video included

From left: North Miami mayoral candidates Jean Marcellus, Kevin Burnes and Dr. Smith Joseph From left: North Miami mayoral candidates Jean Marcellus, Kevin Burnes and Dr. Smith Joseph
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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -- The fate of North Miami's mayoral seat will be decided in a runoff election in November after none of the three candidates running for the scandal-plagued post in Tuesday's special election received enough votes to win. More>>

Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Mass.

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DEERFIELD, Va. -- An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's status was unknown.
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US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

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A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. More>>

Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi Video included

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DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. -- A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. More>>

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

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An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting. More>>

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

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A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water - part of a... More>>

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons Video included

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MIAMI -- Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

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Hunt for crocodile in Coral Gables continues Video included

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The hunt is on for a crocodile who bit two people in a canal behind a Coral Gables neighborhood. More>>

New York rescue that got dogs from Miami-Dade shut down amid health concerns Video included

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A rescue organization in New York state has been closed by authorities based on claims it sold sick dogs. 7News has learned that for years, Miami-Dade Animal Services sent dogs to that rescue facility despite complaints from animal advocates. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case. More>>

Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint in Miami Video included

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MIAMI  -- An elderly South Florida woman was robbed by two armed men while she was taking out the trash. More>>

Metrorail back in service after tree removed from tracks Video included

The tree branch blocking the Metrorail tracks in Hialeah. The tree branch blocking the Metrorail tracks in Hialeah.
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HIALEAH, Fla. -- Metrorail service has been restored after a tree fell on the tracks in Hialeah, Monday afternoon. More>>

Convenience store owner speaks out on multiple robberies Video included

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MIAMI -- Police are looking for the public's help in catching the men who, they said, held up a South Florida business owner who has been targeted several times in the past year. More>>

Miami Lakes Boy Scout trailer burglarized Video included

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HIALEAH, Fla. -- A Boy Scout troop trailer was burglarized over the weekend. More>>

  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • The November Man

    The November Man

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:31:11 GMT
    "The November Man" star Pierce Brosnan"The November Man" star Pierce Brosnan
    Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan. OK, so it doesn't have the same ring to it, but you know who we are talking about. The former Bond guy is back at it in his new movie "The November Man." He's grabbing guns and on the run killing bad guys.
    Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan. OK, so it doesn't have the same ring to it, but you know who we are talking about. The former Bond guy is back at it in his new movie "The November Man." He's grabbing guns and on the run killing bad guys.
  • Dolphins Food

    Dolphins Food

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:27:14 GMT
    Football fans usually try to intimidate the visiting crowd, but this year the Dolphins are going out of their way to make the visitors feel right at home. Deco's Liz Nagy is here with some food for thought.
    Football fans usually try to intimidate the visiting crowd, but this year the Dolphins are going out of their way to make the visitors feel right at home. Deco's Liz Nagy is here with some food for thought.
  • The Hot Pot

    The Hot Pot

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:13:56 GMT
    Ingredients of the Asian-style fondue at The Hot Pot in Davie.Ingredients of the Asian-style fondue at The Hot Pot in Davie.
    It originated in Mongolia more than 1,000 years ago. Then it went to China and spread all over Asia. Now, it's taking the U.S. by storm. Lynn's talking about "hot pot," a yummy way to share food with your loved ones.
    It originated in Mongolia more than 1,000 years ago. Then it went to China and spread all over Asia. Now, it's taking the U.S. by storm. Lynn's talking about "hot pot," a yummy way to share food with your loved ones.
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  • Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

    Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:27:10 GMT
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist addresses supporters in Fort Lauderdale.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist addresses supporters in Fort Lauderdale.
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP.
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP.
  • Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint in Miami

    Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint in Miami

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:54:50 GMT
    MIAMI  -- An elderly South Florida woman was robbed by two armed men while she was taking out the trash.
    MIAMI  -- An elderly South Florida woman was robbed by two armed men while she was taking out the trash.
  • Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

    Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:46:40 GMT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
  • Ferguson ShootingMore>>

  • Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:48:42 GMT
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.
  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:28:08 GMT
    As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
    As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:01:33 GMT
    After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.
  • Must See NewsMore>>

  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:00:49 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
  • Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:49 GMT
    A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it.
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.
  • New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets

    New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:34:03 GMT
    Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
    Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
  • Shireen's Favorite ThingsMore>>

  • Over-all-ing your wardrobe

    Over-all-ing your wardrobe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:44:15 GMT
    The last time I had on a pair of overalls, I was miles from civilization with a whip in my hand, an hysterical co-worker by my side and five angry cowboys staring me down.
    The last time I had on a pair of overalls, I was miles from civilization with a whip in my hand, an hysterical co-worker by my side and five angry cowboys staring me down.
  • Baring It All (for my birthday)

    Baring It All (for my birthday)

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:46:25 GMT
    I don't remember dying, but I did. Twice. It was a chilly Fall morning in October at a dentist's office in Santa Fe. My mom had escorted me to what was supposed to be a regular wisdom teeth extraction appointment.
    I don't remember dying, but I did. Twice. It was a chilly Fall morning in October at a dentist's office in Santa Fe. My mom had escorted me to what was supposed to be a regular wisdom teeth extraction appointment.
  • Beautifully Banded

    Beautifully Banded

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:22:02 GMT
    I could see the door to the jet bridge closing, despite the fact that I was just a few yards away from it.
    I could see the door to the jet bridge closing, despite the fact that I was just a few yards away from it.
  • Bite with BelkysMore>>

  • Sea Bass Cartoccio/Spartico

    Sea Bass Cartoccio/Spartico

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:58:10 GMT
    Fresh, juicy fish with vegetables. It's easy to make and we're going to share the secret. Let's grab a Bite with Belkys.
    Fresh, juicy fish with vegetables. It's easy to make and we're going to share the secret. Let's grab a Bite with Belkys.
  • Southeast Street Chicken/Mister Collins

    Southeast Street Chicken/Mister Collins

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:36:28 GMT
    A South Florida chef is sharing his chicken recipe that'll leave a fruity taste in your mouth. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
    A South Florida chef is sharing his chicken recipe that'll leave a fruity taste in your mouth. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
  • Dynamite New York Strip/Truluck's

    Dynamite New York Strip/Truluck's

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:52:53 GMT
    If you cannot decide between steak and shrimp why not have them both. A South Florida chef shares his recipe for some good surf and turf time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
    If you cannot decide between steak and shrimp why not have them both. A South Florida chef shares his recipe for some good surf and turf time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

  • Help Me HowardMore>>

  • Won't Return Deposit

    Won't Return Deposit

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:50:54 GMT
    It's a non-profit organization, created 100 years ago when they said they were a club for people of color. Today their mission has not changed, helping people across Broward County. But recently, they needed help to avoid losing a grant to buy a new bus and so they turned to Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    It's a non-profit organization, created 100 years ago when they said they were a club for people of color. Today their mission has not changed, helping people across Broward County. But recently, they needed help to avoid losing a grant to buy a new bus and so they turned to Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • Ticketed for Riding Bike

    Ticketed for Riding Bike

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:05:28 GMT
    When his license was suspended he needed to get to work, so he bought a bicycle and then he got five tickets from a police officer. Why? It's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    When his license was suspended he needed to get to work, so he bought a bicycle and then he got five tickets from a police officer. Why? It's why he called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • $3.3 Million Lien on House

    $3.3 Million Lien on House

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:17 GMT
    The duplex that Victoria Berquist inherited from her parents.The duplex that Victoria Berquist inherited from her parents.
    When her disabled parents died, she inherited their home and a $3.3 million lien they didn't know about. Why? Because they didn't plant some grass and a hedge. Now, is she stuck paying it? It's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    When her disabled parents died, she inherited their home and a $3.3 million lien they didn't know about. Why? Because they didn't plant some grass and a hedge. Now, is she stuck paying it? It's why she called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
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  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:51:23 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:45 GMT
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found...
  • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:36 GMT
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the...
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:40 GMT
    Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.
    The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
  • Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

    Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:37 GMT
    A Texas prosecutor has says a drunken driver who slammed into a truck, killing two boys, deserved punishment within the judicial system, but not at the hands of the boys' father.
    A jury has begun deliberating in the murder case of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash.
  • Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:59:20 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:51:05 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the...
  • Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:58:25 GMT
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.
    A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.
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