Rain in South Florida: Flash flood watch extended for Miami as more rain forecast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. (AP) – A tropical disturbance brought rare flash flooding to much of South Florida as residents prepared for heavier rains Thursday and Friday. Wednesday showers and subsequent flooding Blocked roads, floating vehicles and a delay for the Florida Panthers en route to the Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. … Read more

Florida authorities warn of shark danger after attack on 3 people

Authorities are using boats to patrol the ocean and warn swimmers of sharks this weekend along Florida’s Gulf Coast, where a woman and two teenage girls were injured in two separate shark attacks Friday . The attacks off beaches in the Florida Panhandle led authorities to temporarily close several beaches to swimmers on Friday. Beaches … Read more

Amanda Knox found guilty of slander again for accusing an innocent man of murder

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — An Italian court re-convicted Amanda Knox on Wednesday of slander, even after she was exonerated of the brutal murder of her British roommate in 2007 when the two were exchange students in Italy. The court found that Knox had wrongly accused an innocent man, the Congolese owner of the bar where … Read more

Water service in downtown Atlanta is disrupted, leading to business closures and a boil water advisory

Atlanta authorities were slowly cracking down on the city’s water system Saturday after corroded water pipes burst in Downtown and Midtown, forcing many businesses and attractions to close and affecting water service to area homes. The city was distributing cases of water and installing portable toilets at several fire stations and first responders were checking … Read more

Two new giant pandas arrive at the National Zoo in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after the nation’s capital bid an emotional farewell to its giant pandas, the National Zoo is expecting a new wave of panda mania with the announcement that two more black-and-white furry icons will be coming to Washington. The zoo announced Wednesday that a new agreement had been reached with the … Read more