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  • Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury

    Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury
    CLEARWATER — It took two weeks, inquiries of dozens of potential jurors and several crises threatening the administration of justice, but by late Friday a jury was sworn in for Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial. A group of 12 jurors and...
  • Even if Casey Anthony ends up on death row, she'll never be executed

    Even if Casey Anthony ends up on death row, she'll never be executed
    Mike, revenge is served deliciously cold. Casey will definitely get the needle. Many of us will celebrate her death. —Mac Mac was responding to my column on why Casey Anthony does not qualify for the death penalty. I hate to spoil the celebration...
  • Goldberg: Rage against the TSA machine

    Goldberg: Rage against the TSA machine
    The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" —...
  • Tropical Storm Arlene making landfall near Cabo Rojo, Mexico

    Tropical Storm Arlene making landfall near Cabo Rojo, Mexico
    Tropical Storm Arlene strengthened slightly as it neared landfall Thursday morning along Mexico's eastern coast, the National Hurricane Center reported. Arlene, the first named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, was moving west at about 9 mph,...
  • NASA Launches Juno Satellite To Explore Jupiter

    NASA Launches Juno Satellite To Explore Jupiter
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Mission Juno satellite launched into clear blue skies Friday, beginning a five-year journey to the largest planet in our solar system - Jupiter. NASA launched the $1.1 billion satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:25 p....
  • Wildfire kills Florida panther cubs

    Wildfire kills Florida panther cubs
    Four Florida panther cubs were killed at Big Cypress National Preserve this week as a huge wildfire swept over their den. Their mother, fitted with a radio-collar for tracking, survived and returned repeatedly to look for her cubs, National Park...
  • 'Taliban Shuffle': Behind the scenes in a war zone

    'Taliban Shuffle': Behind the scenes in a war zone
    After seven Afghanistan embeds, a romantic overture from the president of Pakistan and the oddly liberating experience of sporting her first burqa, Kim Barker knew she had a book to write. "The Taliban Shuffle" (Doubleday, $25.95) is part war memoir,...
  • State Farm wants to raise average rates by 28 percent

    State Farm wants to raise average rates by 28 percent
    State Farm Florida Insurance, the state's largest private property insurer, wants to raise rates by a statewide average of 28 percent. Although Florida has dodged a direct hit by hurricanes the past five years, the company says the increase is needed...
  • State to consider legal online poker

    State to consider legal online poker
    While some Florida legislators talk of setting up Las Vegas-style casinos in a few years, others suggest there's a way to immediately raise gambling revenues with a click of a mouse. They want to allow horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons to have...
  • Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land

    Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land
    With nine days remaining before the official start of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Atlantic 650 miles southeast of Bermuda. For now, the disorganized blob of low pressure doesn't appear to be a threat...
  • Guide to Florida's Best Folk Art