Cuba

MISSION: Cuba

MISSION: Cuba

A little over 100 miles south of Key West, Florida, at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, sits the tiny island-nation of Cuba. The ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Mariel Boat Lifts and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle have paraded across our […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people. 2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOUSE PANEL TO FACE EMPTY CHAIR INSTEAD OF BARR The attorney general is skipping a House Judiciary Committee hearing, evading another round of scathing questions by Democratic lawmakers. 2. ‘RILEY HOWELL IS A HERO’ Howell died in his classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, charging and tackling a gunman who would kill him […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DONATIONS POUR IN FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL Nearly $1 billion in global contributions have been made to restore the fire-ravaged, 12th century landmark in Paris, and France’s president wants the work completed in five years. 2. COLUMBINE THREAT BY WOMAN WITH GUN SHUTS DENVER-AREA SCHOOLS Authorities are searching for 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCES 2020 WHITE HOUSE BID The former Texas congressman ends months of speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a Democratic presidential bid. 2. WHO IS HANDLING ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES’ BLACK BOX PROBE The French air accident investigation authority, or BEA, says it will handle the analysis of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. 2. REAL CHANGE AT LONG LAST? Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Donald Trump says the odds that a bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” 2. OPIOID SCOURGE’S TOLL ON VICTIMS’ RELATIVES Hundreds of thousands of families continue struggling to contain the worst drug […]

Fisherman now a fisher of men

Fisherman now a fisher of men

When Jesus called Peter, James and John to be his apostles, he told these professional fishermen to leave their nets and he would make them fishers of men. Having caught every kind of fish in the Gulf, says Florida-born pastor, Jon Skipper, he is now about winning souls. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BIG DAY FOR BREXIT’S SURVIVAL British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat. 2. ‘NEVER EVER BACK DOWN’ With the government mired in the fourth week of a shutdown, Trump rejects a short-term legislative fix […]

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Walls, both physical and verbal, came down as 11 missionaries from Navarre First Assembly of God worked in the Cuban town of San Antonio De Los Baños to help rebuild a church more than 100 years old. Missionary Fred Aylstock explained that the church group traveled Oct. 2-9 to the Elim Assembly of God to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MICHAEL CHARGES INTO SOUTHEAST AFTER SLAMMING FLORIDA As the tropical storm continues to weaken it is still menacing the flood-weary Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes. 2. SENSE OF IMPUNITY EMBOLDENS AUTOCRATS TO GET RID OF ENEMIES Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence dissenters, and in the case […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HURRICANE FLORENCE CREEPS CLOSER TO CAROLINA COAST The outer rain bands of the Category 2 storm are approaching North Carolina and an increasing wind field raises the risk of the ocean surging on to land. 2. CYNTHIA NIXON HOPES FOR BIG UPSET OVER CUOMO The “Sex in the City” star is trying to become […]

Navarre First Assembly of God members build church in Belgium

Navarre First Assembly of God members build church in Belgium

A year and a half ago, a team of Navarre handymen loaded into a plane and flew over the Atlantic to the tiny town of Botassart in the southern part of Belgium near the border of France. The team were missionaries from Navarre First Assembly of God, and they were setting out to build a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP LEAVES WIGGLE ROOM WITH KIM SUMMIT Although optimistic about the historic meeting with North Korea’s reclusive leader, the president says he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” 2. FAA TO ISSUE DIRECTIVE U.S. airline regulators will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. OFFICIAL: VEGAS SHOOTER’S GIRLFRIEND ARRIVES IN US Marilou Danley, considered a “person of interest,” arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines and is by FBI agents, AP learns. 2. WHAT LAS VEGAS GUNMAN HAD HIDDEN IN HOTEL FOOD CART Authorities say shooter Stephen Paddock put a camera in a food service cart […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

FLORIDA GOVERNOR THREATENS PORTS THAT DO BUSINESS WITH CUBA Scott said Thursday via Twitter that he will propose a budget that restricts state money for ports that trade with the communist island. He said he was disappointed some Florida ports would enter into agreements with Cuba. The threat came after news reports of the first […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT IN 50 YEARS TO CUBA DEPARTS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning. The flight restored regular air service severed at the height of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 15

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS CUBA SHOULD LET ANYONE VISIT VIA CRUISE LINES Kerry says the Cuban government should drop the law barring American citizens born on the island from returning by sea if it wants to continue developing full and normal relationships with the rest of the world. Two Cuban-Americans are suing Carnival […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Fire on Royal Caribbean ship in Jamaica A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, but officials say it was quickly extinguished. Miami-based Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the fire broke […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 11

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 11

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. WARDEN SUSPENDED OVER PRISONER’S SCALDING DEATH The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended. Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said Wednesday that […]