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Obama open to compromise with Congress in 2015

While noting his differences with Republicans on a series of issues, President Obama used a year-end news conference to make clear that he’s ready to make some deals with the GOP Congress in 2015. “I think there are real opportunities to get things done in Congress,” the President told reporters, ...

2 tourists caught with fake credit cards, real skimmer

Department of Homeland Security investigators are working to track down more than a dozen victims after two tourists were found at a hotel near Universal Studios with a stack of fake credit cards and a device to make them. Federal investigators said  two Colombian female tourists were found with more ...

Composite sketches released in Apopka home invasion

Composite sketches were released of three home invaders accused of pistol-whipping a man and sexually assaulting a woman inside their south Apopka home. "Four black males with firearms came into his residence. They pistol-whipped him and while demanding his property, a female in the house was sexually battered," said Lt. ...

 

Thieves struck by lightning minutes after robbing church

Talk about instant karma. According to reports, a group of masked men thought they made the perfect getaway...and ended up getting struck by lightning as they sped away! Video captured from another driver shows the car speeding down the road last Tuesday, leading police on a high speed chase after ...

'Bionic Bra' to automatically adjust as breast movement detected

Researchers in Australia are designing a bra that is able to adjust as breast movement is detected.  The bra, made using intelligent components, (was) discussed at the 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9) at UOW from Sunday 30 November to Tuesday 2 December. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The &#39;Bionic Bra&#39; could change bras ...

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Video captures NYPD cop punching 12-year-old

The New York Daily News reports that an investigation has been launched by the NYPD Internal Affairs after a cop in street clothes was captured punching a 12-year-old boy in the streets. In the video, a woman at the scene can be heard  yelling,"He's 12! I can't believe you just ...

Houses that Christmas harder than you

As soon as the air gets a hint of a chill, there is always that one house in the neighborhood that can't wait to put up their tangled mess of lights, Santa Claus' and reindeer. But no matter how hard they try, it's doubtful those homes have a hope of ...

Happiest bulldog pup ever discovers his new bed

The most delightfully named bulldog puppy sure loves his new bed.  Chunk, a 4-month-old English Bulldog puppy, just got himself a brand new Memory Foam bed! Watch how the adorable little guy reacts after stepping into it for the first time. (YouTube)<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b82OrghTguM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Bowler denied strike after pin stands back up

It was the strike that WASN'T.  Competing in the World Bowling Men's Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Team USA's Bill O'Neill threw what looked like a perfect strike. However, one the pins bounced around and stood up in place, making it the strike that didn't count. (YouTube) It's a shot ...

Clermont leader who owns wine shop accused of selling to minor

A Clermont City Council member is set to appear in court on allegations he sold wine to a minor at his family-owned wine shop. Keith Mullins said it was a mistake and believes there could be something more to the situation. Recently, state agents sent in an undercover patron who ...

A Christmas Carol with a twist hits the stage in Orlando

There's Christmas spirit with a twist on stage this weekend at The Venue in Orlando.It will be the 17th year the Southern Winds Theatre presents their version of the Dickens classic "a Christmas Carol"...except there's a twist. There's only one person in the play. Actor and creator David McElroy plays ...

Protest against police brutality hits Mall at Millenia

About two hundred people carrying signs and shouting "we can't breath" blocked up traffic in one of Orlandos busiest areas. Dozens of police were on scene for what they say was a peaceful protest outside Mall at Millenia. Demonstrations against police shootings and brutality continue around the country  in the ...

Search on for gunman after fatal shooting in Orlando

Police are investigating a fatal shooting near an apartment building in Orlando. The shooting was reported Thursday afternoon on Raper Dairy Road at the Blossom Corners apartment complex. "I heard two shots. They were kind of separate. It sounded like it was a car beeping and didn't really appear that ...

Jaguars receivers wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. This is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars, and the final Thursday night game in the NFL season. Both teams ...

A man washes a classic American car that's used as a taxi by tourists in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. On the first full day after the surprise announcement, many Cubans expressed hope ...

Congressional Cubans step up Obama criticism

Flanked by Cuban exiles and relatives of killed Cuban dissidents, Sen. Marco Rubio and two Republican House members stepped up criticism Thursday of President Barack Obama's move to re-establish ties with the Castro dictatorship. Rubio and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart — all Cuban-Americans — argued that economic sanctions ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, prepares his statement before a news conference where he expressed his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Among potential Republican presidential candidates, Rubio led the attack on Obama's plans Wednesday to ease of economic and travel restrictions on Cuba, to open an embassy in Havana and review the communist nation’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

First Bush, then Cuba: Rubio rides political wave

As the 2016 Republican presidential primary lurched ahead this week, no GOP prospect had a ride quite like Marco Rubio. The Florida senator's White House aspirations took a hit when Jeb Bush, the state's former governor and Rubio's political mentor, announced plans to "actively explore" a campaign for president. Rubio ...

In this June 22, 2011 photo made available by Found Object Films, inmate Mark DeFriest pauses during an interview at an undisclosed Florida prison.  DeFriest was sentenced to four years for stealing mechanic tools his father had left him in a will. DeFriest, dubbed Florida's "prison Houdini" kept escaping. His short sentence turned into a life sentence. The Florida parole commission voted Wednesday, Dec.  17, 2014, to move up his release date to March 2015 from 2085. (AP Photo/Found Object Films, Jim Butterworth)

'Prison Houdini' set to make his 1st legal escape

Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago. But the man dubbed Florida's "prison Houdini" kept escaping instead of simply ...

UPDATE: One of two stolen race cars recovered

A Chevy Malibu named "Juliet" has been recovered. There's still a BOLO for "Romeo." Two orange painted race cars, with the Shakespearean names were stolen last weekend in Orlando. The owner from Georgia, who was competing in local races, decided to park them Saturday night outside a Kangaroo Store on ...

Operation Burglar Box is back

Burglars roam neighborhoods after Christmas to see what big ticket item you got as a gift. What tips them off is the big cardboard box in the trash that once contained the 60" HDTV now sitting in your living room. To keep the burglars guessing, the Orange County Sheriff's Office ...

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