The Food and Drug Administration has requested that all blood banks in Miami-Dade and Broward counties stop collecting immediately until donations can be tested for the virus. Testing begins on Aug. 1.
A 60-year-old man from Little Torch Key died Wednesday morning while diving for lobster on the Gulf side of Cudjoe Key, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. It was the first day of Florida spiny lobster season, which ends Thursday.
A landmark court ruling that forces a loosening of Texas voter-ID rules is giving the Democrat in a close congressional race an edge. Pete Gallego, a Latino Democrat running in the majority Latino District 23, is counting on voter turnout to win his old seat back from Will Hurd, an African-American Republican who beat Gallego in 2014. The 800-mile district stretches from San Antonio, along the border, to El Paso.
Two Caribbean women are launching the first Caribbean-wide crowdfunding campaign to help women entrepreneurs get access to capital. They are calling it FundRiseHER, and are kicking it off in Guyana during a July Caricom summit.
A Lexington, Ky., chef will be in court Aug. 1, accused of drunkenly attacking flight attendants while his American Airlines flight taxied to the gate in Charlotte. Michael Kerr is charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense. His Facebook page says he got engaged the day he got out of the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Chelsea Clinton used to be known for being kept out of the spotlight. This election, she has taken on a much more significant role, and speculation has surrounded where she would fit in the White House.
Odalis Sharp was accused of physical and emotional abuse of her children. The Sharp Family Singers performed for armed occupiers who had taken over an Oregon wildlife refuge. Most of the children will remain in the custody of the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell never got to thank the man who held his leaky IV line and tried to keep him conscious as he lay on a gurney, parts of his body and half his face burned beyond recognition. Col. Rob Maness never knew if the severely wounded man he'd helped had survived.
Mobile manicure salon Pretty Nails 2 Go offers a range of nail and wax services including acrylic, gel nails, eyebrows and lip waxing and currently serves the Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Doral and Midtown areas.