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Mom Who Spent Hours in Nail Salon

...While Baby Died in Hot SUV Gets Prison Time
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Death of 8 at Florida nursing home sounds alarms after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm....
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Florida gun owners encouraged to 'shoot the storm' and fire their guns at Hurricane Irma

..."A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC.......
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For Miami’s homeless, a choice: Take shelter or be held

MIAMI (AP) — On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma’s monster wind and rain, social workers and police officers are giving Miami’s estimated 1,100 homeless people a stark choice: Come willingly to a storm shelter, or be held against their will for a mental health evaluation....
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Migrant aid group quits Med to help Rohingya refugees

A Maltese charity which was the first to launch privately-funded migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean said Monday it was transferring its resources to help persecuted Rohingya in South East Asia....
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Pot growers accused of offering California sheriff $1M bribe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $1 million to turn a blind eye to their pot growing operations....
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Adoption through foster care on the rise: 'Every child deserves a childhood'

Lorie Hargis gave birth only twice, but at age 46, she’s now been a mother many times over. Since taking in her first foster care child in 2013, she and her husband, Dwain, have adopted five children through the state of Kentucky’s foster care program and taken in at least 10 children for shorter-term foster stays....
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Advocates and churches vow to fight cuts to asylum seeker support

Community groups, refugee advocacy organisations and churches have vowed to throw open their doors in support of any refugees and asylum seekers cut off from government support or evicted as a result of changed visa rules....
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People Need to Calm Down About Their Pets and the Solar Eclipse

Not everything is a problem worth worrying about....
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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

(Reuters) - A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said....
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