A video posted to Donald Trump’s account on his social media network Monday included references to a “unified Reich” among hypothetical news headlines if he wins the election in November. The headline appears among messages flashing across the screen such as “Trump wins!!” and “Economy booms!” Other headlines appear toContinue Reading

The Australian and New Zealand governments announced Tuesday they were sending planes to evacuate their nationals from violence-scorched New Caledonia. Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong confirmed Australia had received clearance for two flights to evacuate citizens and other tourists from New Caledonia amid violent unrest that has beset the FrenchContinue Reading

President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee said Monday that they raised more than $51 million in April, falling well short of the $76 million that Donald Trump and the Republican Party reported taking in for the month. Biden’s reelection campaign said it had $192 million in cash-on-hand asContinue Reading

Turkey’s president took a swipe at the Eurovision Song Contest on Monday, accusing the annual event of allegedly encouraging “gender neutralization” and threatening the traditional family. In a speech following a Cabinet meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdogan described participants at the contest as the “Trojan horses of social corruption” and saidContinue Reading

Three Americans involved in a brazen weekend attack on Congo’s presidential palace formed an unlikely band under the leadership of eccentric opposition figure Christian Malanga, who dabbled in gold mining and used cars before persuading his Utah-born son to join in the foiled coup, according to officials’ description of events.Continue Reading

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new pay minimums are less than the rate approvedContinue Reading

Central Florida realtors and even Florida’s Chief Financial Officer are warning about a new twist in the ongoing debate on rooftop solar panel systems and the true cost vs real benefit. While many homeowners are happy with solar systems, enjoying clean energy generation and largely reduced power bills, others are strugglingContinue Reading

Three teen boys and an 18-year-old man were arrested after shooting multiple times into a Volusia County home during a drive-by, according to the sheriff’s office. Zared Castaneda, 18; Jesus Castaneda,15; Angel Ruiz-Rios, 15; and Brian Hernandez,16, were all arrested Sunday. Investigators said an occupied home along Shaw Lake RoadContinue Reading

Abortion access advocates in Nevada said Monday that they have submitted almost twice the number of petition signatures needed to qualify a measure for the November ballot that would enshrine reproductive rights in the state constitution. Supporters collected and submitted more than 200,000 signatures, Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom President LindseyContinue Reading

Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University’s president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide. Drexel’s campus remained on lockdown, with classes being held virtually as police kept watch over the demonstration on the school’sContinue Reading

The clouds weren’t alone in making it rain on the commencement ceremony at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth last week. On stage, billionaire philanthropist Rob Hale surprised the graduating class of more than 1,000 by pointing to a nearby truck holding envelopes stuffed with cash. Huddling under ponchos and umbrellasContinue Reading

Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation’s drinking water. About 70% of utilities inspected by federal officials over the lastContinue Reading

A Maine woman is appealing the dismissal of her lawsuit that accused school officials of encouraging her teen’s gender expression by providing a chest binder and using a new name and pronouns, without consulting her. Amber Lavigne filed her notice of appeal to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of AppealsContinue Reading

The Country Bear Jamboree is an original attraction that opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971, and when Grizzly Hall reopens this summer, the stage show will have new music as well as new wardrobes. On Monday, Disney revealed a behind-the-”seams” look at Bunny, Bubbles, and Beulah’s new costumes. KnownContinue Reading

Amal Clooney is one of the legal experts who recommended that the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court seek arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and leaders of the militant Hamas group. The human rights lawyer and wife of actor George Clooney wrote of herContinue Reading

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have bought parts made by a Chinese company sanctioned under a 2021 law for using forced labor, a Senate inquiry found, prompting lawmakers to call for stricter enforcement. The automakers responded to the Senate report, released Monday, by saying they have taken action toContinue Reading

While Donald Trump’s hush money trial entered its sixth week in New York, an origin story for the Republican presidential candidate premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, unveiling a scathing portrait of Trump in the 1980s. “The Apprentice,” directed by the Iranian Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, stars SebastianContinue Reading

Haiti’s main international airport reopened Monday for the first time in nearly three months after relentless gang violence forced authorities to close it to all traffic in early March. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince is expected to help ease a critical shortage of medicationsContinue Reading

Each morning on “Breakfast with Bridgett” we have interesting stories and interviews plus weather and traffic to help you plan the day. On Monday, Bridgett talked to Dr. Michael McPhee, a surgical oncologist with Melanoma Clinic, about higher rates of young patients diagnosed with melanoma. There’s been a steady increaseContinue Reading

No horsin’ around – the fourth annual Great Florida Bigfoot Conference is coming to Marion County, which makes me wonder – are there competing Florida bigfoot conferences? The event is being held at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala on June 8, according to their website. Conference officials promise “anContinue Reading

The most powerful Democrat in Congress on banking and financial issues called for President Joe Biden to replace the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Monday, saying the agency is broken and there must be “fundamental changes at the FDIC.” This follows a damning report about the agency’sContinue Reading

Changes to Disney’s Disability Accessibility Services went into effect Monday. Here is what Disney’s website describes the services as: DAS is intended to accommodate only those Guests who, due to a developmental disability like autism or similar disorder, are unable to wait in a conventional queue for an extended periodContinue Reading

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in connection with their actions during the seven-month war between Israel and Hamas. Karim Khan said that he believes Netanyahu, his defense minister YoavContinue Reading

Target plans to cut prices on thousands of consumer basics this summer, from diapers to milk, as inflation cuts into household budgets and more Americans pay closer attention to their spending. The price cuts on as many as 5,000 food, beverage and household essential items announced Monday is a bidContinue Reading

Former South African President Jacob Zuma was barred Monday from running for Parliament in next week’s national election over a previous criminal conviction, the latest twist in his return to politics. The decision by the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, may still be appealed. It ruled that Zuma isContinue Reading

Red Lobster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection days after shuttering dozens of restaurants. The seafood chain has been struggling with rising lease and labor costs in recent years and also promotions like its iconic all-you-can-eat shrimp deal that backfired. Demand for one such recent promotion overwhelmed restaurants, reportedlyContinue Reading

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said the military would expand its operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah in talks Monday with a U.S. envoy. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Gallant and the Israeli military leadership in Tel Aviv. Sullivan’s visit comes two weeks into theContinue Reading

Britain’s government is expected to apologize on Monday as an inquiry is to publish a final report into the U.K.’s infected blood scandal, which saw tens of thousands of people infected with HIV and hepatitis after being given contaminated blood and blood products from the 1970s to early 1990s. AnContinue Reading

Iran’s first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber was appointed as acting president of the Islamic Republic on Monday after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in the country’s northwest. Mokhber, 68, largely has been in the shadows compared to other politicians in Iran’s Shiite theocracy. Raisi’s deathContinue Reading

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed another 10 bills into law. While some are narrowly tailored, targeting smaller communities and specific industries, others concerning things such as criminal penalties and pregnancy advice may prove to be more far-reaching. [EXCLUSIVE: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s FREE) | PINIT! ShareContinue Reading

People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. The new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics reverses recommendations it had in place sinceContinue Reading

Former South African President Jacob Zuma was disqualified Monday from standing in a national election next week because of a previous criminal conviction, a decision by the country’s highest court that’s bound to raise political tensions ahead of a pivotal vote. The Constitutional Court said that a section of theContinue Reading

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the country’s supreme leader who helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near weapons-grade levels and launched a major drone-and-missile attack on Israel, has died. He was 63. Raisi’s sudden death,Continue Reading

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for the crash in Iran’s East AzerbaijanContinue Reading

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, a hard-liner close to the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard who confronted the West while also overseeing indirect talks with the U.S. over the country’s nuclear program, died in the helicopter crash that also killed the country’s president, state media reported Monday. He was 60. AmirabdollahianContinue Reading

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Surprising flavor combinations – think gravy-flavored Jones Soda orContinue Reading

Asian stocks advanced Monday after U.S. stock indexes drifted around their records on Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 40,000 for the first time. U.S. futures rose, and oil prices climbed as investors focused on the Middle East, where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi andContinue Reading

Weeds have punctured through the vacant parking lot of Martin General Hospital’s emergency room. A makeshift blue tarp covering the hospital’s sign is worn down from flapping in the wind. The hospital doors are locked, many in this county of 22,000 fear permanently. Some residents worry the hospital’s sudden closureContinue Reading

Less than two weeks from national elections, opposition presidential candidate Xóchitl Gálvez hit away on security, one of Mexico’s most stubborn challenges, in her final debate Sunday night with governing party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum. Sheinbaum, the frontrunner in the race, defended the security record of her mentor, outgoing President AndrésContinue Reading

Nikki Haley is perhaps the highest-profile Republican in the nation who has refused to fall in line and endorse Donald Trump’s presidential bid. It’s unclear how long that might last. Some allies believe she may be forced to endorse him before the November election to avoid permanently alienating the RepublicanContinue Reading

It was a time of fear and chaos four years ago. The death count was mounting as COVID-19 spread. Financial markets were panicked. Oil prices briefly went negative. The Federal Reserve slashed its benchmark interest rates to combat the sudden recession. And the U.S. government went on a historic borrowingContinue Reading

Millions of Indians across 49 constituencies began casting ballots on Monday as the country’s six-week-long election enters its final stages with voting also being held in northern Ayodhya city, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a controversial Hindu temple on the site of a razed mosque. Monday’s polling in theContinue Reading

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced sanctions against Boeing and two other defense companies Monday for arms sales to Taiwan, on the day of Taiwan’s presidential inauguration. The move is the latest in a series of sanctions Beijing has announced in recent years against defense companies for weapons sales to Taiwan,Continue Reading

The top school official in Flagler County is now sharing her thoughts after a series of threats to multiple schools. Since Tuesday, May 14, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has said that Buddy Taylor Middle School has received multiple swatting calls. Old Kings Elementary, First Baptist Christian Academy and SuncoastContinue Reading

Rescuers see the helicopter that was carrying Iran’s president and other officials, an official told Iranian state television on Monday. The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Pir Hossein Kolivand, said rescue teams were reaching the helicopter. He said they are seeing the helicopter from some 2 kilometers (1.25Continue Reading

Taiwan inaugurated Lai Ching-te as its new president Monday, installing a relative moderate who will continue the self-governing island democracy’s policy of de facto independence while seeking to bolster its defenses against China. Beijing claims Taiwan as its own territory and has been upping its threats to annex it byContinue Reading

The Tampa Tarpons (14-25) extended their winning streak to three games, and won their first series of the year against the Bradenton Marauders (17-22). Tampa’s pitching staff shut out the Marauders through eight innings before they put a run on the board in the ninth. RHP Ryan Harvey (5.1IP, 1H, 8K, HBP)Continue Reading

The apparent crash of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials is likely to reverberate across the Middle East. That’s because Iran has spent decades supporting armed groups in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the Palestinian territories that allow it to project powerContinue Reading

Bruce Nordstrom, a retail executive who helped expand his family’s Pacific Northwest department store chain into an upscale national brand, has died. Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. said its former chairman died at his home on Saturday. He was 90. “Our dad leaves a powerful legacy as a legendary business leader, aContinue Reading

On paper, Jacques Audiard’s buzzed-about Cannes Film Festival entry “Emilia Perez” would not seem anything like a good idea for a movie. The film, which premiered Saturday in Cannes, is probably the first movie that can sincerely be compared to both “Sicario” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” — and that’s just aContinue Reading

U.S. troops ordered out of Niger by the West African country’s ruling junta will complete their withdrawal by the middle of September, the Pentagon and Nigerien defense officials said Sunday. The timeline was the product of four days of talks between the countries’ defense officials in the capital city ofContinue Reading

The apparent crash of a helicopter carrying Iran’s president and foreign minister on Sunday sent shock waves around the region. Details remained scant in the hours after the incident, and it was unclear if Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the other officials had survived. Here’s what we know so far.Continue Reading

Europe’s far-right political parties unofficially launched their campaign Sunday for European Union elections in Spain with strong messages against illegal migration and the bloc’s climate policy while declaring their support for Israel in its war against Hamas. French National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen and Italy’s Prime Minister GiorgiaContinue Reading

Pro-Palestinian protesters set up a new encampment at Drexel University in Philadelphia over the weekend, prompting a lockdown of school buildings, a day after authorities thwarted an attempted occupation of a school building at the neighboring University of Pennsylvania campus. After several hundred demonstrators marched from Philadelphia’s City Hall toContinue Reading

Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgustedContinue Reading