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  • Panama Canal: Is another expansion in the cards?

    PANAMA CITY, Panama With some 16 months to go before Panama expects to finish its canal expansion, could another set of locks to handle even bigger ships be in its future? The idea first surfaced last year during a Latin American ports conference in...
  • Port Everglades mulls extra $9 million outlay to dredge to 48 feet

    Broward County's Port Everglades will need to spend an extra $9 million if the seaport wants to host loaded supersized ships that will soon pass through an expanded Panama Canal, officials say. A group within the Army Corps of Engineers is recommending...
  • Boy, 12, already accused of stealing two school buses, steals truck

    It looks like this Panhandle's lad's wheels keep spinning ... and spinning, out of control. A boy. age 12, who is already accused of stealing two school buses for joyrides - plus his mom's car --is now charged with stealing a Chevy truck, reports WJHG...
  • Summerfest features Roman orchestra in symphonic series

    Symphony of the Americas is presenting its 23rd annual Summerfest, a concert series fusing global artistic and cultural traditions with South Florida's music scene. This year, the highlight is the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, which has performed...
  • Panama's biggest tourist draw turns 100

    Panama's biggest tourist draw turns 100
    While Panama is emerging as a favored destination for vacationers looking for great beaches, tropical rain forest and rich biodiversity, its first claim to fame was the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer. At the center of...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Friendly Planet Travel has Panama Canal cruises on Princess Cruises as low as $999 per person double occupancy. An 11-night itinerary...
  • Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme

    The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo. Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd....
  • Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' game

    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 H. Baker Jr. dies at 88; respected Washington insider

    Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88. His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...