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  • South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest

    South Florida activists arrested in monkey-farm protest
    Seven animal rights activists from South Florida were arrested over the weekend on a road trip to protest the growing number of facilities in rural Hendry County that breed monkeys for scientific research. They were on a tour organized by South...
  • Prepare fruit and veggies wisely to preserve vitamins and minerals

    Food preparation techniques such as peeling, chopping and cooking make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen: 1. Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in-season-...
  • Allentown Fair preview: Here's what's new and what remains the 'heart of the fair'

     
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
  • Group has a long history of serving others

    Group has a long history of serving others
    Nadine McCrea saw many people in need in her community — and was determined to help. More than 30 years later, she's still doing so through Community Enhancement Collaboration, the nonprofit she started in her home. The group, based in Hollywood's...
  • For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options

    For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options
    Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water. Landers, a onetime school secretary, does not live in the parched heart of the state:...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes

    Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes
    Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins. But Patel hasn’...
  • Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board

    Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board
    Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette. Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...
  • Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans

    Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans
    There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial. The...
  • Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide

    Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide
    Lumosity (Free for iOS and Android with a premium option) What it is: A way to exercise your brain with puzzles, memory games and other mind-stimulating and problem-solving challenges, a great companion for the road. How it works: After creating an...
  • Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges

    Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges
    Orlando businessman Nikesh A. Patel has been arrested by federal authorities on fraud charges. Authorities say Patel fraudulently sold $150 million in loans to an unidentified Milwaukee company. The FBI alleges he sold the loans as being guaranteed by...