The Florida Grand Opera revives the story of famed Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas in ‘Before Night Falls,’ an opera by exile composer Jorge Martin based on Arenas’ memoir and the film of the same name. The story of Arenas, who was jailed in Cuba for his outspoken writing and his homosexuality and escaped on the Mariel boatlift only to die of AIDS, has new resonance amid political controversy over refugees.
Doreen Mincey, the mother of a 22-month-old child who died of a suspected case of meningitis, speaks to the media at her attorney's office in Coral Gables on Dec. 14, 2017. Her son Connor is one of two children who attended a Miami daycare center who died of suspected meningitis.
A Carnival crew member inspects a hidden camera found by a Florida family behind their stateroom TV. The family discovered the device, which appeared to have a long-range transmitter, on the Carnival Fantasy sailing from Alabama in October.
The Animal Recovery Mission released video of an undercover investigation conducted at Dean Foods (McArthur Dairy,) located in Okeechobee, Florida. The investigation uncovered the abuse of dairy cows by the farm that supplies major brands and some of Florida's largest supermarkets.
"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place.
Tom Carroll and Heroine Ricketts in their front yard in Miami Shores on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The couple had to dig up their large vegetable garden in their front lawn after the Village of Miami Shores said their edible plants were not allowed in the front lawn.
Rep. Dan Johnson, a republican state legislator in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has died in an apparent suicide. Johnson was accused of of assaulting a teenage girl in 2013. Police investigated but closed the case and did not file charges.