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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits costing Florida thousands, documents show
 Florida Highway Patrol troopers are working overtime to protect President Donald Trump during his visits to Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach. Documents from the state of Florida provide new details on the cost and manpower required to assist the U.S. Secret Service when the president travels to his Florida country club. The Cox Media...

7:54 PM Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are working overtime to protect President Donald Trump during his visits to Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach. Documents from the state of Florida provide new details on the cost and manpower required to assist the U.S. Secret Service when the president travels to his Florida country club. The Cox Media...
The app that may end robocalls forever

4:37 PM Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles may have the cure for unwanted robocalls infecting mobile phones. They created a mobile app so promising that the Federal Trade Commission awarded them $25,000 this week to further invest in the development of RoboKiller. "I do believe we solved the problem of robocalls," Garr said. The FTC’s head...
Say goodbye to these foods in the grocery store
 Certain brands of frosting, buttermilk biscuits, pie and popcorn will have to come off store shelves within three years. The FDA plans to ban foods with artificial trans fats by June 18, 2018. "This action will save many thousands of lives," wrote Susan Mayne, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition...

1:40 PM Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015

Certain brands of frosting, buttermilk biscuits, pie and popcorn will have to come off store shelves within three years. The FDA plans to ban foods with artificial trans fats by June 18, 2018. "This action will save many thousands of lives," wrote Susan Mayne, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition...
Here's why John McCain brought a photo of giant catfish to the Senate floor

5:21 PM Tuesday, May. 19, 2015

U.S. senators love bringing props to the Senate floor. Remember Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe throwing a snowball on the floor to mock climate change? Today Arizona Sen. John McCain used a photo of a giant catfish to help make his point, blasting a $14 million catfish promotion office in the USDA.  He's supporting an amendment this week to...
McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here you low-life scum'

6:08 PM Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Sen. John McCain has a legendary temper. "Code Pink" protesters at a Senate Armed Services learned that first-hand during a Senate Armed Services hearing Thursday. Fueling McCain's outrage seemed to be the long time it took to Capitol Police to clear the hearing of the rowdy crowd, speak out against former Secretary of State Henry...