Suspicious death investigated after body found in Palm Beach Gardens: The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department's first homicide investigation of 2018 opened in late January - rather early in the year, considering that Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is basically a live-in golf course of 50,000 people, where the annual murder count rarely cracks one. The case proceeded by the books, at first.
Dulce Gonzalez was sure her beach wedding was ruined. Heavy storm clouds crept in to spoil the once-sunny day just before the ceremony was set to begin on a picturesque beach along the Mississippi coastline. Thunder boomed and lightning flashed as wind and rain whipped up white-tipped waves - and drove down her hopes.
A jaguar at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans slipped out of its enclosure and went on a territorial killing rampage sometime overnight, attacking four alpacas, an emu and a fox trapped in their own habitats before zoo officials managed to sedate it. The big cat was first reported missing at 7:20 a.m., before the zoo opened, officials said in a press release. By 8:15 it had been spotted, tranquilized and returned to its enclosure by veterinarians.
To reduce personal waste, Tippi Thole suggests making these swaps. Small changes add up! Out & About Instead of a disposable coffee cup: Bring your own reusable to-go cup, or dine in Instead of bottled drinks, plastic cups: Skip them, or bring a water bottle Instead of plastic straws: Skip them, or use reusable stainless-steel or silicone straws Instead of takeout containers: Bring your own containers for leftovers or takeout Shopping Instead of plastic shopping bags: Reusable tote bags
Somehow, I got it in my head that almond croissants were for kids; that grown-up connoisseurs would stick to the plain buttery crescents. And so I put away those sweeter childish things. But we all have moments of weakness. Pilates strengthens my core, but it does little for my willpower. A while back, on my way home from class, I stopped at a bakery and found myself ogling a croissant generously topped with a golden patch of baked almond cream and some slivered nuts. I bought it, and I liked it.
An 11 million-ton iceberg is parked precariously close to the tiny village of Innaarsuit -- a glacial faceoff that pits 169 residents of Greenland against the biggest iceberg many have ever seen. Their fate could depend entirely on the weather forecast. If a strong enough wind blows at the right time, the berg could be dislodged from the spot where it has grounded, and float harmlessly into Baffin Bay.
If the restroom on your next flight seems a bit snug, don't assume you've picked up a few pounds. U.S. airlines increasingly are putting smaller lavatories on their planes -- and the economics of the decision means they're probably here to stay.
Eight years ago, the oil giant BP was struggling to cap an out-of-control exploration well that was gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Tar balls had washed ashore on the Texas coast. A flotilla of boats was trying to skim or burn oil from the water's surface.
Of 88 unprovoked shark bites that the Florida Museum of Natural History documented around the globe last year, more than one third took place along the shores of Florida, the shark attack capital of the world. But the vast majority of those attacks were on southern beaches between Cape Canaveral and Miami. Shark encounters are relatively rare farther up Florida's Atlantic coastline and are almost unheard of in northernmost Nassau County.
WASHINGTON - It's hot and muggy outside, but fortunately this basketball game is indoors and the players all seem pretty locked in. The one they call "Boo" is particularly chatty, talking his team through an intense weekday scrimmage. "Good 'D' there," he calls out. "Gotta get a stop. . . . Alright, good board. . . . Yo, everybody stay home on your shots." And so on.