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Source: CBS News

Trigger man testifies in murder trial featuring "sex, lies and deceit" – and alligators

Today 19:07 GMT

"Sex, lies and deceit," was how Assistant State Attorney Jon Fuchs described the case against 48-year-old Denise Williams, which resembles the plot of the famed 1940s film noir classic "Double Indemnity."

With a plot that echoes a well-known Hollywood masterpiece, a trial began Tuesday for a Florida woman accused of helping orchestrate the death of her husband in order to secure a massive insurance payout.

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Source: Fox News

Florida trial features homicide, infidelity and alligators

Today 03:21 GMT

The trial of a Florida woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband in 2000 and marrying his killer, with whom she was said to be having an affair, began Tuesday.

However, years later his best friend and insurance agent, Brian Winchester, confessed to the killing, adding that Williams’ wife was in on it. Investigators ultimately concluded the man had died from a shotgun blast to the head and had been buried near the lake.

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Source: The Guradian

What happened next Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg: ‘I can’t sit back and grieve while so many people are dying’

Today 16:22 GMT

Listening to David Hogg, the 18-year-old former high school student who became an internationally known gun-control campaigner after a gunman shot dead 17 students and staff and injured 17 others at his school in Parkland, Florida, reminds me of McCain’s account of his protest.

Hogg was one of the speakers on March for Our Lives, a demonstration in Washington called by another Parkland student – the third-biggest demonstration in US history – that took place less than six months after the shooting.

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Source: Common Domain

A Trip to the Florida of Yore

Today 18:12 GMT

They are famous for their pecan-crusted grouper but there’s also a nice Spanish/South American spirit with a great Margarita chicken in honey tequila lime glaze and seafood paella (71 Market St., tamarascafe.com).

More Mar-a-Lago than Key Largo, the Florida I saw (namely Miami and Key West) was full of glitzy, gilded high rises, golf courses, pretentious restaurants, noisy crowds, and way too much traffic for my oh-so-delicate European soul.

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Source: CBS News

Environmental groups to sue Trump administration over offshore drilling tests

Today 12:41 GMT

Environmental groups plan to sue the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast, two people with direct knowledge of the pending litigation told The Associated Press.

The lawsuit, which aims to stop the issuance of permits for the use of seismic air guns, will be filed by a coalition of environmental groups in federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday, according to the individuals.

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Source: CBS News

Thousands of mailed-in Florida ballots not counted, officials say

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

State officials testified in court that nearly 4,000 mailed-in ballots were set aside because local officials decided the signatures on did not match. The Department of State last week informed Walker that his ruling resulted in 637 votes being counted in the final totals.

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Source: Common Domain

For Americans looking for a better life, this state is their No. 1 choice

Monday 09:54 GMT

The Sunshine State ranked as the No. 1 destination among homebuyers who were looking to move across state lines, according a new analysis from LendingTree.

That honor instead goes to Alaska, where nearly one in four people buying a new home were looking to move to another state. Other states with a large share of out-of-state movers include Hawaii, North Dakota, New York and Rhode Island.

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Source: CBS News

Burmese python invasion in Florida a hidden legacy of Hurricane Andrew

Monday 17:15 GMT

As Florida's Burmese pythons multiply and expand their territory, they seem destined to become Hurricane Andrew's most lasting — and unwelcome — legacy.

It's been 26 years since Hurricane Andrew became the costliest storm in Florida's history, but today residents of the Sunshine State are still paying the price in a way few would have imagined. Captive Burmese pythons let loose by Andrew's destruction have flourished in the southern Florida ecosystem, decimating local species in the process.

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Source: Fox News

‘Whitey’ Bulger thought he was headed to hospital before prison murder, family to file lawsuit: report

Tuesday 16:21 GMT

The family of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger plans to file a lawsuit against the government claiming wrongful death and negligence more than a month after his mysterious murder inside a West Virginia prison.

Brennan, who became Bulger’s attorney after the gangster’s arrest in 2011, said Bulger told him in September during one of their last conversations that he was getting out of solitary confinement at a federal prison in Florida and being transferred to a prison medical facility.

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Source: ABC News

Must reads before Monday

Monday 21:50 GMT

One parent's decision to shame his daughter on social media drew mixed responses, Florida is struggling with major toxic algae blooms, the only operating spaceport in the world is crumbling, and eight children affected by Trump's "zero-tolerance" border policy are still waiting to be reunited with their families.

8 kids left: The lingering aftermath of Trump's 'zero-tolerance' policy at the border. After former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' April decision to prosecute adults crossing America's southern border illegally, more than 2,600 children were separated from their families.


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