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CDC extends COVID health rules for cruise ships until mid-January

Federal health officials on Monday extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic.

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TSA Owes $134M In 10-Year Patent Saga Wi...

The Transportation Security Administration has infringed a Florida company's patent on a method for speeding up security screenings and must cough up almost $134 million, the Court of Federal Claims has ruled.

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Montrealers won't pay for an Expos stadi...

No matter how many baseball fans there are in Quebec pining for a day when the sport might return to Montreal, there’s another group arguing vociferously against putting up the money to make that happen.

Local Culture
Autopsy inconclusive on Brian Laundrie’s cause of death, lawyer s...

Laundrie's skeletal remains are in the hands of a forensic anthropologist, who will perform analysis and try to find out more about the cause of death.

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Florida Woman, Displeased With Service, ...

Alexandra Maldonado is facing felony charges after the October 22 attack, including child abuse due to the worker being a minor.

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Lawyer: Initial autopsy inconclusive on ...

The initial autopsy on the remains of Brian Laundrie did not uncover a cause of his death and a more intensive examination will be done, a Laundrie family lawyer said Monday. Laundrie’s skeletal remains found in a Florida nature preserve were positively identified last week using dental records,

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St. Pete City Council approves first two Penny for Pinellas Affor...

Funding comes from a program designed to help St. Pete reach its 2030 affordable housing goals. The St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved funding Thursday for the first two projects under the.

Lifestyle
With early voting underway in City of Mi...

November 2, voters across several Miami-Dade County communities will be going to the polls, including City of Miami’s special election on future development of Virginia Key. With

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Florida Lawmakers Calls on DeSantis to W...

In a statement sent to Newsweek, DeSantis's office said the governor is not considering appointing a different candidate to replace Lapado at this time.

Community
Real Estate Rumors: Alvarez, Extell, Salvation Army

An entity affiliated with investor Arturo Alvarez has reportedly paid $13.9 million for a Florida office property, Extell is said to have leased out 200,000 square feet in a New York tower it will soon break ground on and the Salvation Army reportedly has a deal to sell a Florida store to a developer that's seeking a zoning change for the site.

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Gov. DeSantis Wants To Offer $5,000 Bonu...

Governor Ron DeSantis is clarifying remarks he made about a bonus he hopes to offer out of state law enforcement who want to relocate to Florida.

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Consistency of messaging has been key to...

Through struggles and success, the messaging from the FSU coaching staff has remained the same. They think that plays a role in this year's turnaround

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As some police fight vaccine rules, DeSa...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged officers in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle to relocate to Florida if their departments do not offer accommodations to those declining the coronavirus vaccine: "We'll treat you better here.

National News
DeSantis eyes $5,000 bonus for unvaccinated police to relocate to...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Sunday that he is looking to enact legislation that will provide a $5,000 bonus to police officers to relocate to Florida, where they can avoid vaccine mandates.

Lifestyle
Brian Laundrie Update: Hikers Find One I...

A group of people has stumbled upon a water bottle, allegedly belonging to Gabby Petito, near the Florida park.

Wellness
Florida Health Official Refuses To Wear ...

A top Florida health official was asked to leave a meeting with a senator for refusing to wear a mask. Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo had requested to have a meeting with Sen. Tina Polsky, D-FL, on Wednesday,

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Offers Bonuses To Anti-Vax Cops To Come Work In...

The Florida governor plans to offer $5,000 bonuses to police from other states who refuse to be vaccinated so they can interact with his constituents.

Food & Drink
Florida's deadly COVID hypocrisy

Florida Republicans who want to keep businesses and schools open even when COVID-19 cases surge are trying to take away the best ways to ensure that happens. And now, Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to rush the job,

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Decision near on Florida’s school mask m...

Brevard County schools have dropped the mandatory mask rule that led to state sanctions against the School Board. Officials said they would allow parent opt outs if the local positivity rate dropped to 5 per 10,

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Florida's top health official refused to wear a mask during meeti...

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who had cancer. Latest updates.

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Toddler Spots Huge Alligator in Sewer Ou...

A 2-year-old boy was excited to show his father what he thought was a turtle. What he had in fact seen was a "ginormous alligator and it is alive as hell."

Local Culture
Florida mother says she does not accept ...

Florida mother and activist Quisha King said that she does not accept the apology the National School Boards Association issued for a letter sent to the Biden administration which targeted some parents who are concerned about their children’s school curriculum and said certain of their actions could be domestic terrorism.

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Top Florida health official asked to leave meeting with lawmaker ...

A top health official in Florida was asked to leave a meeting with a state senator after refusing to wear a mask after the lawmaker asked him to do so due to having a serious medical condition.

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An Unexpected Pandemic Consequence Frust...

Jacksonville is one of dozens of American cities that have struggled to pick up trash, yard waste and recycling amid a pandemic labor shortage.

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National Articles
Review: 'Dune' Is A Sci-Fi All-Star. Her...

Denis Villeneuve's desert sci-fi, "Dune," isn't just another "Star Wars" knockoff. The beautiful, moving epic deserves to be seen.

Film
Truly Launching Holiday Seltzer Pack

The party includes holiday flavors including cranberry, pomegranate and spiced apples.

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Pet Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Halloween

There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure this Halloween is as safe and comfortable as possible for your four-legged companions.

Wellness
Coors Is Launching Its Own Whiskey

Molson Coors Beverage Company, best known for serving beers, will release a new whiskey called Five Trail Blended American Whiskey this December. This move of making whiskey trends with other beverage companies exploring alcoholic drinks outside their norm.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Pumpkins on National...

From pumpkin-carving parties to festive pumpkin garb, here are seven ways to celebrate National Pumpkin Day, October 26.

Events
Did You Know That Books Used to Be Bound in Human Skin?

Megan Rosenbloom, a rare books specialist and librarian at UCLA, published "Dark Archives," a book about the history and science of human-skin-bound books.

Local Culture
Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Hau...

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

Local Culture
Hockey Player Evander Kane Banned for 21...

San Jose Sharks hockey player Evander Kane was suspended without pay this week for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, violating the NHL's vaccination requirements.

Sports
4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Halloween

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

Style
The Difference Between Halloween and Día...

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

Local Culture
Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospit...

Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy

World
'Bosom Buddies,' 'Newhart' Actor Peter Scolari Has Died

A prolific television and stage actor, Peter Scolari died early this morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 66.

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