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  • A look at the World Cup roster for the U.S. men's soccer team

    A look at the World Cup roster for the U.S. men's soccer team
    Here are the prospective U.S. starters for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: TIM HOWARD Goalkeeper Age: 35. Club team: Everton (England). Caps: 100. Goals: 0. On his second World Cup team ... Tied for second in national team history with 100 caps...
  • Five questions

    Five questions
    A few years ago, Richard Larison was leading efforts for Johns Hopkins Medicine International to expand health care access at a local hospital in Panama City, Panama, when a thought popped into his head. "You know, there are still people in my own...
  • Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say

    Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say
    The fire in one man's belly may have been more intense than this real Panhandle fire. As firefighters in Alford tried to douse the flames of a reported barn or shed fire, a man, identified as Juan-Luis Cervantes, got himself in some hot trouble: he kept...
  • Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills

    Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills
    Pressed for cash? Why not use some funny money? Well, for starters, there's noting funny about jail time. When John Sheldon Jernigan handed over $400 to the clerk at the Bay County Courthouse  to pay his trespassing fine, the clerk noticed something...
  • 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....