Florida County requires parents to sign student names of choice

Florida’s fourth-largest school district is advising its teachers and faculty to only address students by names and nicknames signed by their parents because of concerns about the state’s tough new pronoun guidelines, which it says are anti-trans policies. In a memorandum issued Monday to school staff and faculty, Orange County’s assistant attorney general instructed educators … Read more

James Phillip Barnes is to be executed for killing Florida nurse Patricia Miller with a hammer in 1988

A Florida man who recently dropped all appeals was executed Thursday for the 1988 murder of a woman who was sexually assaulted, killed with a hammer and then set on fire in her own bed. James Phillip Barnes, 61, was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke. … Read more

The shady backstory of Florida’s outrageous new slavery curriculum

Furious members of Florida’s original task force on African-American education say they were deliberately kept in the dark about the state’s new academic standards – which now include the wild revisionist claim that the skills used during black enslavement had a “personal benefit” brought – in a dodgy move, the plantation policy reiterated. The Florida … Read more

What Bronny James’ health teaches us about cardiac arrest in young athletes

top line Bronny James, a new University of Southern California basketball shooting guard and son of sports legend LeBron James, was hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest during practice, a family spokesman told TMZ on Tuesday. The same condition is considered the No. 1 killer of student athletes and is most common in male basketball … Read more

Is there any truth to “cocaine sharks” in Shark Week?

Shark Week is here and it brings a colorful mix of entertaining shows. One that has caught the attention of many is “Cocaine Sharks,” which explores the curious phenomenon of how sharks might interact with cocaine that ends up in the ocean as a result of its illegal transportation. And although the experiments were preliminary, … Read more

4 Florida men convicted of selling bleach

Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) consists of 28% sodium chlorite mixed with distilled water. if you were … [+] If you followed the directions and mixed this with citric acid, such as lemon or lime juice, you would create chlorine dioxide (pictured here), which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says is “a powerful bleach.” (Photo: … Read more

Florida girl who suffered severe burns at McDonald’s Chicken McNugget has been awarded $800,000 in damages

The Broward jury awarded the family $800,000 after their child was burned by eating chicken nuggets at McDonald’s The Broward jury awarded the family $800,000 after their child was burned by eating chicken nuggets at McDonald’s 00:37 A South Florida jury awarded $800,000 in damages to a little girl who suffered severe burns The hot … Read more

4ocean celebrates new drone and collects 30 million pounds of garbage

The PixieDrone in the foreground can be controlled remotely or work autonomously to collect floating objects … [+] Debris. 4ocean The latest head-turner from the 4ocean folks is a Roomba-like robot that removes plastic and other floating debris from waterways. Built by a French company called The Searial Cleaners, the PixieDrone is designed for marinas, … Read more

Got Pickleball, will travel

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Getty Images Bill Gates has played in Seattle since he was a child. Fashion brands strive to create stylish outfits for the game. More and more Hollywood stars and sports superstars are enthusiastic about the game. And many tennis players consider it an abomination. We’re talking about Pickleball, of course. … Read more

The Florida budget approves the largest mental health funding yet, but there’s more work to be done, experts say

ORLANDO, Fla. – The new budget, which went into effect in Florida on July 1, includes record funds for mental health services, and industry experts are looking at ways to put that money to good use. The budget includes $2.5 billion in funding for mental health and substance abuse programs, the majority of which is … Read more