Fleet with 600-plus migrants arriving in Spain after Italy, Malta refuse entry

Hundreds of migrants are arriving in Spain after two other countries refused them entry.

Their arrival marks the end of a weeklong perilous crossing of the Mediterranean.

A total of 630 of migrants had been rescued by the Aquarius, a rescue boat, last weekend off the coast of Libya. At least 100 minors and 7 pregnant women are among the group.

It was stuck off the coast of Sicily earlier this month when Italy refused permission to dock and demanded Malta do so. Malta also refused and Spain stepped in and offered to grant them entry some 930 miles away.

After Spain offered to take in the survivors, the boat started the journey to Valencia along with two Italian ships, which were sent to ease the overcrowding.

The first group of migrants, which included 274 people, arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday local time on board the Italian Coast Guard ship "Dattilo."

Medical staff boarded the I…

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Dump truck driver dead after accident N/B on the Florida Turnpike in Indian River County


An accident on the Florida Turnpike in Indian river County left one man dead early Saturday morning.

A dump truck driver over corrected, steering to the right, causing the dump truck to leave the roadway.

After the truck left the roadway, the vehicle went through a guard rail and traveled down a grass embankment coming to rest on its left side.

All N/B lanes were closed for about an hour as Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash. The right lane was closed for more than 6 hours causing congestion into St. Lucie County.

The male driver has not been identified as next of kin has not been notified.

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US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million

A recent deployment proved very successful for a U.S. Coast Guard crew: During their 80-day patrol they seized nearly 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $206 million.

The Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, on Friday after the counter-narcotic patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.

The Campbell intercepted suspected smuggling vessels six times, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

The Campbell's commanding officer, Cmdr. Mark McDonnell, said he's "incredibly proud" of his team. The 29-year-old ship has a crew of 100.

The Cambell and another cutter, Active, seized the drugs off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, the Coast Guard said. The crew offloaded the drugs last week in Florida.

McDonnell said the presence of the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies is "essential to dismantling the crime networks that threaten the U.S. with their illicit activiti…

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Sixth-grader writes, publishes books teaching important lessons about bullying

An accomplished young author from Nottingham, New Hampshire, is writing books about bullying, hoping that kids who read them will learn how to appropriately deal with bullying situations.

Claire Burbank is in sixth grade, but she's already published eight books. The books are selling by the hundreds on Amazon and iTunes. She even has her own website.

Burbank hopes that her books will teach important lessons about bullying, as well as encourage kids being bullied to reach out to a trusted adult about the issue.

Watch the video above to learn more about Burbank's books and her message to those struggling with being bullied.

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Children burned in mobile home fire recovering, one removed from intensive care


Luis Gonzalez sat on his couch, looking at pictures of his family.

“Henry, Kaly, and Elizabeth,” he said as he pointed at each child in the photo. “All three of the kids were the same. Always happy, always asking questions.”

Sunday morning, just after 9, the family’s mobile home in suburban West Palm Beach.

The children and their father were inside.

9-year-old Henry Rodriguez and his 8-year-old sister Kaly suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation. They were rushed to the hospital.

Their 7-year-old sister, Elizabeth, was killed.

“It’s been very difficult, you know, but they’re strong,” Luis said of the children’s parents. “They have God with them and they’re strong.”

Henry and Kaly were both unconscious when they got to the hospital.

Now, both are awake and Henry has left the intensive care unit.

“I know it was great, a great feeling for them,” Luis said. “They’r…

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