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Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist Video included

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MIAMI -- An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday. More>>

2 kids left in car in casino parking lot, parents detained Video included

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HIALEAH, Fla. -- The parents of two children around the ages of 2 and 5 years old are in police custody after being accused of leaving their children in the car of a casino parking lot. More>>

Teen held against her will rescued after calling 911 Video included

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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A 19-year-old teenage girl is safe after police rescued her from a man who would not let her leave his home after they met on an online dating site.

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Train halted after colliding with pickup truck Video included

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- A train arriving in Miami from New York was stuck for nearly two hours after it collided with a pickup truck Wednesday evening. More>>

Officials warn boaters to stay safe on Labor Day Video included

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- With Labor Day in sight, law enforcement officials are warning boaters before heading out on the waters. More>>

Police release video of suspects in armed home invasion Video included

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NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three young men that can be seen in a surveillance video suspected of committing an armed home invasion that left a young man paralyzed. More>>

4 charged in starvation death of child with autism Video included

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A year after a girl with autism was found dead inside her home, prosecutors want to see four women who should have been taking care of her held responsible. More>>

Miami firefighter arrested for attempted solicitation of a minor Video included

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- A City of Miami firefighter has been arrested by Pembroke Pines Police after he was caught during a sting operation engaging a detective working undercover as an underage female.

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USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage Video included

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

Crist puts aside doubts that Democrats support him Video included

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist used a decisive primary victory to cast aside doubts about whether Democrats will accept his political conversion. Now his challenge will be motivating them as he takes on a tougher task -- beating Republican Gov. Rick Scott. More>>

Residents to vote on future of Miami-Dade Couthouse Video included

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MIAMI -- Wear and tear is taking its toll on a historic courthouse in South Florida. Some feel it's time to fix things, and soon voters could get their say. More>>

Accused killer of man in wheelchair faces judge Video included

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NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A man accused of killing a man in a wheelchair and leading police on a hot pursuit facing a judge Wednesday morning. More>>

Steven Sotloff's mother releases video plea

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

Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

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Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. More>>

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

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A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind... 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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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>>

  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • Disq Workout

    Disq Workout

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:40:03 GMT
    All things nineties might be making a come back, but when you can do something better the second time around, why not? Don't bother dusting off those jazzersize tapes, Deco's Liz Nagy got into gear for a new transformer-style workout that takes aerobics to another level.
    All things nineties might be making a come back, but when you can do something better the second time around, why not? Don't bother dusting off those jazzersize tapes, Deco's Liz Nagy got into gear for a new transformer-style workout that takes aerobics to another level.
  • National Burger Day

    National Burger Day

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:38:16 GMT
    Today is National Burger Day, but who says it has to be beef? Deco's got some meaty alternatives for labor day weekend!
    Today is National Burger Day, but who says it has to be beef? Deco's got some meaty alternatives for labor day weekend!
  • 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.
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  • 2 kids left in car in casino parking lot, parents detained

    2 kids left in car in casino parking lot, parents detained

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:30:03 GMT
    HIALEAH, Fla. -- The parents of two children around the ages of 2 and 5 years old are in police custody after being accused of leaving their children in the car of a casino parking lot.
    HIALEAH, Fla. -- The parents of two children around the ages of 2 and 5 years old are in police custody after being accused of leaving their children in the car of a casino parking lot.
  • Garcia and Curbelo go head-to-head for District 26

    Garcia and Curbelo go head-to-head for District 26

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:53:16 GMT
    Democratic congressional incumbent Joe Garcia  and Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos CurbeloDemocratic congressional incumbent Joe Garcia and Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo
    MIAMI -- The primary elections are over, now the battle for seats in congress begins. A Miami-Dade School Board member is going head-to-head with incumbent Joe Garcia to represent a key Florida swing district.
    MIAMI -- The primary elections are over, now the battle for seats in congress begins. A Miami-Dade School Board member is going head-to-head with incumbent Joe Garcia to represent a key Florida swing district.

  • Train halted after colliding with pickup truck

    Train halted after colliding with pickup truck

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:51:39 GMT
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- A train arriving in Miami from New York was stuck for nearly two hours after it collided with a pickup truck Wednesday evening.
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- A train arriving in Miami from New York was stuck for nearly two hours after it collided with a pickup truck Wednesday evening.
  • 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.
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  • Police release video of suspects in armed home invasion

    Police release video of suspects in armed home invasion

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:38:24 GMT
    NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three young men that can be seen in a surveillance video suspected of committing an armed home invasion that left a young man paralyzed.
    NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three young men that can be seen in a surveillance video suspected of committing an armed home invasion that left a young man paralyzed.
  • Miami firefighter arrested for attempted solicitation of a minor

    Miami firefighter arrested for attempted solicitation of a minor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:33:31 GMT
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- A City of Miami firefighter has been arrested by Pembroke Pines Police after he was caught during a sting operation engaging a detective working undercover as an underage female.
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- A City of Miami firefighter has been arrested by Pembroke Pines Police after he was caught during a sting operation engaging a detective working undercover as an underage female.

  • Accused killer of man in wheelchair faces judge

    Accused killer of man in wheelchair faces judge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:38:10 GMT
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A man accused of killing a man in a wheelchair and leading police on a hot pursuit facing a judge Wednesday morning.
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A man accused of killing a man in a wheelchair and leading police on a hot pursuit facing a judge Wednesday morning.
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  • 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>>

  • The Best Suits of Summer

    The Best Suits of Summer

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:10:06 GMT
    I'll never forget the endless summers I spent on the coast of North Carolina. My shoulders were always kissed by the sun, my hair was continually salty from the ocean and my one-piece, bright blue bathing suit was my constant companion.
    I'll never forget the endless summers I spent on the coast of North Carolina. My shoulders were always kissed by the sun, my hair was continually salty from the ocean and my one-piece, bright blue bathing suit was my constant companion.
  • 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.
  • 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>>

  • Lifetime Lease

    Lifetime Lease

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:54:55 GMT
    25 years ago they signed a lifetime lease that would only allow their rent to go up $3 a month each year for the rest of their life, then the park owner said, 'Forget it, the leases have expired.' Can a lifetime lease expire? It's why one man called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
    25 years ago they signed a lifetime lease that would only allow their rent to go up $3 a month each year for the rest of their life, then the park owner said, 'Forget it, the leases have expired.' Can a lifetime lease expire? It's why one man called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
  • 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.
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  • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

    Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:18:48 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off...
  • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

    University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:17 GMT
    On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by...
    On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former...
  • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:16 GMT
    When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
    When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
  • Woman IDs dead, learns about Native beliefs

    Woman IDs dead, learns about Native beliefs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:30:05 GMT
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the...
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history...
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:30:00 GMT
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:29:51 GMT
    The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took...
    The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage...
  • Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:29:45 GMT
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from...
    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one...
  • Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:40 GMT
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
    A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.
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