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Birds Force JetBlue Flight To Make Emergency Landing

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitti...

Now Cracks A Noble Shell -- Famous Turtle Is Dead

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 10.25.2011 | Weird News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A sea turtle who survived catastrophic injuries and underwent a year of rehabilitation and innovative surgeries has been foun...

Top Five Travel Apps for BlackBerry® Smartphones (PHOTOS)

Alex Kinsella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alex Kinsella

Know the best part about winter? Escaping it! And come January and February, I am not alone in my "over it" feeling toward the season of dread. So how do I get away from it all? I use some pretty cool, efficient BlackBerry smartphone apps to help me plan and guide my way.

Where to Explore Palm Beach County's Wild Side

Karen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Rubin

It comes as a stunning surprise to most people living amid the sprawl of development that you can have the adventure of exploring the Everglades in your backyard.

Glam Up The Holidays -- Signature Martini Recipes From Ritz-Carlton Hotels Across America

Wicked Good Travel Tips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Wicked Good Travel Tips

Oh the pressure of coming up with some imaginative additions to your traditional party offerings when the holidays roll around! We've got the help you need.

Magnet Education Attracts Unwelcome Clash With No Child Left Behind

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - Magnet education has been a huge success in the School District of Palm Beach County (FLA). So why does their Superintendent, Art Johnson, c...

Madoff associate had heart attack, drowned in pool

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man accused of making more than $7 billion off the investment schemes of jailed financial manager Bernard Madoff drowned after having a heart attack, authorities said Monday.

Jeffry Picower, 67, was found at about noon Sunday by his wife, Barbara, at the bottom of a pool at their oceanside mansion. She pulled him from the water with help from a housekeeper. He died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

An autopsy conducted Monday found he suffered a heart attack and drowned, said Dr. Michael Bell, chief medical examiner for Palm Beach County. The death has been ruled accidental, and the heart attack was brought on by heart disease. Toxicology tests are pending.

"Obviously, we won't have results for a couple of weeks but we don't anticipate them showing anything," Bell said. "If they do and it shows something unusual, we will amend the death certificate to reflect that."

Police had been investigating the death, pending the autopsy results. They now say the case is closed.

Limbaugh already down a vote in bid to buy Rams

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL on Tuesday, when Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said at an owners meetings. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive ... our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."

Limbaugh has long been a hero of conservatives and villain to the left, thriving on his place in the political spectrum while establishing himself as one of the most successful broadcasters in history. But the NFL tries to avoid controversy, as Limbaugh learned in 2003 when he was forced to resign from ESPN's Sunday night football broadcast after saying of Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb: "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."

Goodell repeatedly distanced the league from Limbaugh's statements on Tuesday, calling them "polarizing comments that we don't think reflect accurately on the NFL or our players."

"I have said many times before that we are all held to a higher standard here," the commissioner said. "I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position within the NFL. No. Absolutely not."

Limbaugh felt pains similar to heart attack

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh remains hospitalized in Hawaii after experiencing chest pains similar to a ...

3 sentenced to life for gang rape of mother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three people have been sentenced to life in prison for the gang rape attack on a West Palm Beach woman and the beating of her young son.

Jakaris Taylor, 17, Tommy Poindexter, 20, and Nathan Walker, 18, were all sentenced Tuesday. They were convicted at separate trials in August and September.

All were teens at the time of the 2007 attack, but were charged as adults. A fourth suspect who pleaded guilty is set for sentencing in December.

Authorities say the defendants barged into the then-35-year-old woman's West Palm Beach apartment and raped her repeatedly with up to six other teens, then forced the woman to perform oral sex on her son, who was 12 at the time.

Police say fingerprints and DNA identified the defendants. Authorities are still seeking additional suspects.

In Focus: World's 467,357th-Ranked Tennis Player Working On Serving Overhand

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—During a practice match at the Riviera Golf and Tennis Club with his wife, Gail, Tuesday, 54-year-old Steve Cohen, the......

Former N.J. Supreme Court Justice Sidney Schreiber dies at age 94

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- Former N.J. Supreme Court Justice Sidney M. Schreiber, known for his strident dedication to the law and strong-willed o...

Pharmacy Made Mistake In Drug For Polo Horses

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Unable to legally bring a supplement into the U.S. to make their horses more resilient, a Venezuelan polo team used anot...