| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:07 PM
The Florida Gators got the message from coach Billy Donovan.
Donovan has been unhappy with his team's defense in recent weeks. On Friday night, the 7th-ranked Gators responded.
Riding a strong defensive effort spearheaded by sophomore point guard...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:56 PM
The tragic shooting last month at Seattle high school reignited public conversations about the factors that prompt young people to commit mass murders on school grounds.
As usual, these conversations are largely focused on access to guns and school...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Mort Laitner, 65, of Cooper City, was deeply influenced by his father's life as a Holocaust survivor.
In his new book, "A Hebraic Obsession," Mort takes the World War II Holocaust experiences of his father (Dr. Wolf Laitner), and the arduous process...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County has a new executive director: Chuck Collins, who led a 10-county region for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a decade.
Collins assumed the post this week, after a search...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
With almost 2 million ballots already cast a week before Election Day, Republicans are continuing to hold a large lead, but Democrats are surging in their key South Florida strongholds.
Republicans are ahead 45.1 percent to the Democrats' 37.9 percent,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Jazz's daughter is 4 now. Ja'Miya Howard is full of life. She is all personality.
"She loves to sing. She loves to dance," said Daneisha Freeman, Ja'Miya's mom and Jasper Howard's fiancée. "She does gymnastics. She started preschool and she loves it....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators are replacing four seniors from a Final Four team, but national media does not expect his program to take a step back.
The Gators will open this season ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 as determined by...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Think of the last time you bought a birthday card for an adult. Was it difficult to find one that did not contain jokes about sagging bodies and birthday candles so numerous that they require calling the fire department? But being an elder is no joke. The...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The last time UF shooting guard Eli Carter took the court at the O'Connell Center he barely could run, much less play basketball at a high level.
Frustrated, out of shape and at least two steps slow as he recovered from a broken leg, Carter ended his...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The son of Billy the Kid is looking to follow his famous father into the coaching profession.
Following the Gators 79-70 exhibition win over Barry University Thursday night, coach Billy Donovan said his oldest son, Billy Jr., has decided to pursue a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:23 PM
As more Americans become gripped with fear and uncertainty over the threat of the Ebola virus, our government has stumbled at nearly every level, with a tepid "don't panic" response that has failed to alleviate the concerns of the general public or to...