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Black Soybean Farmers File Suit Claiming Faulty Seeds, Discrimination

Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. …

Western Kentucky University Develops Statewide Drought Warning System

Western Kentucky University is developing a statewide drought warning system with the help of a $200,000 federal grant. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University received the two-year grant from the National Oceanic …

Former Georgia Lawyer Accused of Using Client Names to Apply for Advances

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta, Ga., say a former lawyer used the identities of three dozen former clients without their knowledge to apply for fraudulent litigation advances. Prosecutors said in a news release Monday that Chalmer “Chuck” Detling II, was indicted …

S.C. Deputy’s Widow Sues After he Drowns During Training

A deputy killed during training on a South Carolina lake last summer was tangled by the boat propeller after going overboard and drowned inches under the surface while pleading for his life, according to a lawsuit filed by the officer’s …

Miami Neighborhood Could Become Blueprint for Handling Rising Sea Levels

On a map, the only natural water body nearby Alan and Alicia Sirkin’s Coconut Grove home is Biscayne Bay. But after living there more than 25 years, they’ve become familiar with some other ones: the river created when rain pours …

NTSB: Larger Cracks in Prefabricated Bridge After Move

Federal safety inspectors released new photos Thursday showing cracks in the concrete of an under-construction, pedestrian bridge just days before it collapsed near a Florida university. The National Transportation Safety Board issued another preliminary report in the investigation of the …

Puerto Rico Cites Maria Death Toll of 1,427 in Damage Report

Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The government, …

NTSB: Unsafe Railroad Crossing Led to Fatal Bus Crash

A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail crossing, federal safety regulators concluded Tuesday. The March 2017 crash also injured 38 …

South Florida DUI Arrests Down, Ride-Sharing Might Be Reason

In South Florida, clubs are open late, booze flows freely and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired. But the number of drunk drivers on the road appears to be going down. At least the number of …

Canadian Insurer Backs Autonomous Car Startup in Florida Retirement Community

There’s a village in Florida where self-driving cars rule the road, and a Canadian insurance firm wants to come along for the ride. Toronto-based Intact Financial Corp. is investing $3 million in startup Voyage as the companies seek to shape …

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