The Florida Highway Patrol released the identities of the four victims killed in a horrific traffic accident yesterday that's roiled the region. Two of the victims were affiliated with the United States Navy.
Dennis Ortiz, 31, of California; Albertson, 31, and Kristina Almase, 26, of the U.S. Navy; ... More >>
The epic partisan clusterfrick in Washington known as sequestration is sure to put the squeeze on government budgets down the line. But an immediate impact on Uncle Sam's spending is already registering in military circles -- specifically, deployment. What does that mean? Basically it means the neig ... More >>
Weird? Yes. But there's been weirder.
A few days ago, the carcass of a 40-foot sperm whale -- open-mouthed and oozing -- beached along Deerfield Beach's shore, and the locals got all huffy and melodramatic over the remnants of this mammoth oceanic creature.
Some local conservationists wanted to k ... More >>
Intratribal conflicts are the worst. A debate on the U.S. presidential election at the Ross Jewish Community Center in West Boynton Beach on August 21 should have been an occasion for reasoned discourse and public enlightenment. Instead, it was a hysterical (in both senses) screamfest, peppered with ... More >>
We're not under attack -- those fighter jets you heard making all that racket yesterday in the skies above Fort Lauderdale are F-16s from the Air Force's Thunderbirds demonstration team, and I'm sorry if the noise woke up your infant or whatever, but this is the coolest thing ever, and that kid need ... More >>
Congressman Allen West used Facebook on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's attempts to "seem tough," telling Obama he should "stop with the Osama Bin Laden line" because "US Navy SEALS double-tapped that rascal."One would think West would be more enthusiastic about a commander in chief' ... More >>
HurleyDuring last month's meeting of the Sun-Sentinel editorial board, Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley departed from his stump speech to mention an exciting, previously unheard credential: He had devised a plan for the governor to follow in the event of a terrorist attack in Florida.For some reas ... More >>
Last week, the nation was captivated by the unfolding story of the M/V Maersk Alabama and the Somali pirates that held the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage until the U.S. Navy took action four days later. It sounds like something straight out of a movie (come on: distant lands, pirates, co ... More >>