MIAMI (AP) — More than $60 million earmarked for five mixed-use projects in Miami's Overtown community have yet to be dispersed two years after residents packed City Hall demanding to save the imperiled funds. The city and Miami-Dade County approved the money. But shortly before they were to get going late last year, county officials balked, citing an old law that capped how much they had to pay. The proposed developments would mix business and residences and are viewed as a way to help rebuild the mostly African-American neighborhood. Overtown was once the Harlem of the South, drawing artists like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, who weren't permitted to stay in the Miami Beach venues where they performed. Construction of freeways through its heart in the 1960s devastated the community
Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had a 59 percent increase in risk of death from all causes compared with those who quit smoking after diagnosis, according to a recent study at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in Fremont.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Strokes are the third leading cause of death in this country. They are the leading cause of disability among adults. It was once thought that whatever mobility stroke survivors had after two years, that’s all they would ever get, but researchers are developing new technology that’s proving that fact wrong.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff Sunday over Shawn Stefani.
KENNERDELL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation's military draft — some 102 years too late.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were unable to hold their earlier gains as trading wound down Thursday. Investors reacted to quarterly results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri execution has been delayed until at least midday Wednesday after a federal judge granted a last-minute stay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising.
SARASOTA - A fatal accident along a Suncoast roadway slowed the early morning commute.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - There were hundreds of motorcycle crashes on the Suncoast this past year. The Florida Highway Patrol says they investigated 18 fatalities as a result. The first of 2014 hit home for many in south Sarasota County.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Michael Snaer made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to lift Florida State to a 73-71 win over Maryland on Wednesday.
BEIJING (AP) — The American late-night talk show "Conan" has racked up more than 3 million hits since its debut on an online video site in China.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Erick Torres scored on a sidewinding kick in the final minute of stoppage time to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.
VENICE, Fla. – Special Olympic athletes took to the water in Venice Thursday, thanks to some local cops and the community. This year it's in memory of one them no longer with us.
TAMPA, Fla. - For nearly four decades, a local Vietnam veteran has remained quiet, never receiving recognition for an act of bravery that saved the lives of his fellow soldiers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Michael Snaer's 3-point shot as time expired lifted Florida State to a come-from-behind 60-57 win over Clemson Thursday night.
ABBOTT PARK, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure are just some of the devastating complications of diabetes. Nearly 26 million people have the disease in the U.S. and three times that amount are pre-diabetic and don’t know it. Now, a new test could help them before it’s too late.
The compromise bill now heads to the president's desk for signature or veto.
I was teaching in Hong Kong last month. My students from both America and Hong Kong study elder care with me -- comparing Hong Kong, mainland China, and the United States. As I was preparing to depart from Philadelphia, several people said to me: "Oh, China! It must be wonderful to visit a society where older people are truly respected. Seniors there must have a very good life compared with that older people have here in the U.S."
New clothes, notebooks and a cool backpack are top of mind for most kids heading back to school.
(NewsUSA) - While ethnic rap and hip-hop artists can have a difficult time breaking into the U.S. market, it's not impossible.