Before a mostly-full ballroom at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio, the Republican and potential presidential candidate recounted his personal history, one that took his parents — with little money, no connections, and limited education — from Cuba to South Florida.
The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.
Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham took to the stage at a major gathering of conservative activists, lambasting what she says has been a “coronation” by party “elites” to choose Jeb Bush, and declaring the former Florida governor is too similar to Hillary Clinton to defeat her.
Farm Share, a Homestead-based nonprofit that distributes fresh produce and federal food packages throughout Florida free of charge, provided more than $40 million in food in 2014 to more than one million families.
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.