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  • Panama's voters cast ballots in a tight presidential election

    Voters in Panama went to the polls Sunday to select a new president in an unusually tight race where the victor is likely to maintain free-market policies in Central America's fastest-growing economy. The new president will oversee an ambitious...
  • Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president

     Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president
    An opposition candidate was headed to victory Sunday in Panama as the region's fastest-growing economy voted for president in an unusually tight race. Almost complete results showed Juan Carlos Varela of a center-right party winning the presidency. "The...
  • Broward poised to see 14 million tourists in 2014, officials say

    Buoyed by a record performance in 2013, Broward County is poised to welcome 14 million tourists this year, the region's tourism czar predicted Thursday. And for 2015, the goal is to reach 15 million. "We're on the brink of 14 million visitors in 2014,...
  • Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty'

    Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty'
    Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Officials: Boy, 12, stole school bus for joyride -- again

    Kid, this time you're really BUSted. After the Panhandle boy took a school bus for a joyride last month, he was held in kiddie jail until Tuesday, authorities said, reports WJHG NBC News-7 in Panama City. The day after being released, 'Kid Bus'...
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
  • FloriDUH: Please don't shoot the messenger -- or his company

    FloriDUH: Please don't shoot the messenger -- or his company
    57 Channels and nothin' on? Then check out the real behind-the-scenes drama at a cable TV company. After a cable guy in the Panhandle responded to a service call to a resident, identified as Richard Acton St. John, of Lynn Haven, began cursing the...
  • Copa Airlines kicks off Fort Lauderdale-to-Panama route

    Copa Airlines kicks off Fort Lauderdale-to-Panama route
    Copa Airlines opened up another gateway to Latin America on Friday with the launch of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama City, Panama. The Panamanian carrier inaugurated the new route from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International...
  • BUSted: Boy, 12, took school bus on 14-mile cross-county jaunt

    BUSted: Boy, 12, took school bus on 14-mile cross-county jaunt
    This Panhandle kid could probably teach driver's ed. Walmart workers called deputies after spotting a school bus in the parking lot at 5:00 a.m. allegedly moving about awkwardly, as if the driver didn't know how to park it, reports the Panama City...
  • Wide Management Sells Karlovy Vary Title 'Barbarians' to Japan (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Tapping into a new and often more audience-friendly generation of directors and producers from Eastern Europe, Paris-based sales-production house Wide Management has made first major deal on Karlovy Vary player "Barbarians," pre-selling Japan to...