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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BERNIE SANDERS SAYS HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020 The 77-year-old Vermont senator ran an insurgent but unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2016 that reshaped Democratic politics. 2. FASHION ICON KARL LAGERFELD DIES Chanel’s iconic couturier’s accomplished designs as well as his trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BUSH GOING TO FINAL RESTING PLACE IN TEXAS The 41st president will be taken by train to his family burial plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University. 2. CHINA DEMANDS CANADA RELEASE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE Meng Wanzhou, reportedly accused of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran, faces possible extradition […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ERDOGAN: SAUDI WRITER’S MURDER PLANNED Turkey’s president says Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a “savage murder.” He added that Saudi authorities must reveal, regardless of rank, who planned the killing and that they must be tried in Turkish courts. 2. ECONOMIC FORUM UNDERWAY IN RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s annual foreign investment gathering has seen […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MCCAIN TO DEPART ARIZONA FOR THE LAST TIME Arizona residents have been invited to honor Sen. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church. 2. “HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE LIFE AGAIN AFTER 15 YEARS” Family members of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot leaving a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT TRUMP CLAIMED The president incorrectly argued on Fox News that paying hush-money to two women wasn’t “even a campaign violation” because he reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen with his own money. 2. DEMOCRATS AREN’T READY TO EMBRACE THE I-WORD Democrats seem eager to highlight GOP corruption for the midterms, but try to avoid direct […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING ABOUT MUELLER PROBE The president blasts a newspaper report that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the Russia investigation while labeling it “McCarthyism.” 2. SCANDAL INFLAMES DEBATE OVER GAY PRIESTS Some conservatives are demanding a purge of all gay priests, while moderates would welcome gay men if they […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FATHER RECALLS COMPOUND SUSPECT AS HIGH-STRUNG, NOT RADICAL A Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque says he never believed his son, who is at the center of the New Mexico abuse case, was extreme enough to kill anyone. 2. WHO HAS REMOVED HIMSELF FROM KANSAS VOTE COUNT Kansas Secretary of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. EMAILS: LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. TIED TO RUSSIA OFFICIALS The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on. 2. WHOSE REMAINS ARE REPATRIATED FROM N. KOREA North Korea returned the remains of what […]

Home-sales boom cuts inventory, boosts median price

Home-sales boom cuts inventory, boosts median price

Potential home buyers with smaller wallets may be getting squeezed out of the market in Santa Rosa County, according to the latest data. Local economist Rick Harper told the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners May 21 that inventories of homes for sale are down by 57 percent from their 2010 levels, dropping from last […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PAUL RYAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the House Speaker injects another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. 2. TRUMP PROMISES MILITARY STRIKE Defying Russian warnings, the president says missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 […]

Florida’s Gulf oil drilling future remains murky

Florida’s Gulf oil drilling future remains murky

While the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) voted unanimously to oppose any drilling off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, it may be too little too late. The public comment period for the five-year plan on oil drilling along U.S. coasts closed March 9. Read the full article in the […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO … Director Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” wins the best picture Academy Award. 2. NO EXEMPTIONS FROM TARIFFS, TRUMP SAYS Administration officials say the president’s plan to enact stiff duties on imported steel and aluminum will be wide-ranging and won’t target any particular […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SCHOOL STAFF FACING ‘NEW NORMAL’ The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people is reopening for teachers amid a revelation that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. 2. ON DEATHBED, CONVICT LASHES OUT A Florida inmate lets out a blood-curdling scream and yells “murderers!” […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS SHAKE UP CAPITOL Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida’s state capital for protests after last week’s mass shooting commit what may have been their young movement’s first act of civil disobedience. 2. WHICH IDEA MIGHT BE GAINING TRACTION In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SCORES OF CASUALTIES REPORTED AFTER BOMBARDMENT Government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus killed at least 98 people, a Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say. 2. ‘THEY ARE GOING TO HEAR US OUT’ A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital to urge lawmakers to act […]

Florida not ‘off the table’ for oil drilling

Florida not ‘off the table’ for oil drilling

Florida is in. Then it is out. Now it is in again. The last few weeks have seen mixed messages from the Trump administration on whether oil drilling along Florida’s Gulf Coast will be allowed to expand under a new five-year plan. But the most recent word appears to leave Florida firmly on the list […]

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS: RUSSIANS DEEPEN MEDDLING THROUGHOUT EUROPE The congressional report obtained by AP says that even as some Western democracies are responding with counter-measures, Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster U.S. defenses. 2. DACA GETS REPRIEVE FROM FEDERAL JUDGE The ruling out of San Francisco temporarily blocks the Trump administration’s decision to end […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP-BANNON FEUD ESCALATES Acrimony over an explosive new tell-all book suggests a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow closes above 25,000 points for the first time, with technology companies continuing to outpace most of the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOW GOP IS TOUTING TAX OVERHAUL It’s a deeply unpopular bill, but Republicans insist Americans will learn to love it when they see their paychecks in the new year. 2. SAFETY SYSTEM A WORK IN PROGRESS Amtrak didn’t wait to have critical speed control technology up and running before it launched a new route […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GOP TAX OVERHAUL MAKES HEADWAY Republicans ram a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans’ business and personal income taxes through the House, edging the nation toward its biggest tax rewrite in three decades, 2. WHO’S LATEST NAME ENSNARED IN HARASSMENT SCANDAL Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologizes and faces a likely Senate ethics investigation after a […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

5 FORMER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month to help storm recoveries in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. George H.W Bush would be joined by his son, former President George W. Bush, and former presidents Barack […]