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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Key Florida Republicans Now Say Sure To Clear Needles For Drug Customers

Key Florida Republicans Now Say Sure To Clear Needles For Drug...

Arrow, a heroin user since the 1970s, is a client of Florida's first clean needle exchange, a pilot program in Miami that has proved so successful that conservative Republicans want to expand it. Courtesy of Dr. Hansel Tookes hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Dr. Hansel Tookes Arrow, a heroin user since the 1970s, is…
A tale of 2 cities: Why ransomware will simply become worse

A tale of 2 cities: Why ransomware will simply become worse

Enlarge / Baltimore, Maryland; Riviera Beach, Florida. Both got ransomware, and the outcomes were... the worst of times, and the worst of times. Earlier this week, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, faced a $600,000 demand from ransomware operators in order to regain access to the city's data. The ransom was an order of magnitude…
Florida Wants To Import Medication From Canada. However How Would That Work?

Florida Wants To Import Medication From Canada. However How Would That...

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside Orlando. Florida Governor's Press Office hide caption toggle caption Florida Governor's Press Office Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside…
Florida Cities Introduce Contest To Discover Immediate Environment Modification Solutions

Florida Cities Introduce Contest To Discover Immediate Environment Modification Solutions

With major flooding and severe weather events increasingly impacting the low-lying areas that make up most of Florida, the state is one of the most vulnerable to changes in the climate and rising sea levels. The Sunshine State has long acknowledged the issues relating to severe weather events, and the state’s decision-makers have been actively…
Radiant fireball meteor illuminate Florida skies

Radiant fireball meteor illuminate Florida skies

There's never a dull moment in Florida. This truism was proven once again Saturday night when dash cams in the Gainesville area picked up an impressively bright, blue-greenish fireball plunging toward Earth.  An instrument on NASA's GOES-16 satellite designed to map lightning also picked up something over the Florida panhandle, which the National Weather Service…
Tesla took legal action against after deadly crash, implicated of making “unreasonably unsafe” vehicle

Tesla took legal action against after deadly crash, implicated of making...

Enlarge / A seller shows the dashboard of the Tesla Model S car at the electric carmaker Tesla showroom of El Corte Ingles store in Lisbon, on September 1, 2017. The family of a Florida man who died in a high-speed accident involving a Tesla has sued the automaker, alleging that his Tesla's battery was…
Did a Conspiracy Rob These Treasure Hunters of Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Florida Shipwreck Artifacts?

Did a Conspiracy Rob These Treasure Hunters of Millions of Dollars’...

A maritime salvage company of "treasure hunters" discovered some of the United States' oldest European artifacts in shipwrecks near Cape Canaveral in 2016. Now, the finders are suing the state of Florida for millions of dollars in damages, alleging a conspiracy of sorts between the governments of France and Florida to deprive the company of…
Court: Teenager’s driving eliminated somebody, however he can’t be required to quit passcode

Court: Teenager’s driving eliminated somebody, however he can’t be required to...

A Florida state appellate court has ruled that an inebriated teenager involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of another person cannot be compelled to provide a passcode to his iPhone 7—the boy can indeed invoke a Fifth Amendment privilege, protecting him against self-incrimination. The October 24 ruling in G.A.Q.L. v. State…
Ajit Pai eliminated guidelines that might have assisted Florida recuperate from cyclone

Ajit Pai eliminated guidelines that might have assisted Florida recuperate from...

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay "completely unacceptable." But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's statement ignored his agency's deregulatory…

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