Federal agents in Miami played a key role in nabbing two men accused of plotting to finance al-Qaida's battles in Syria and Somalia. Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed and Mohamed Hussein Said pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in Miami federal court Tuesday. They were denied bonds after federal pros ... More >>
Looks like the Middle East is going to have to get used to saying "Dale" because Miami Subs, renamed the New Miami Subs Grill, is planning on a mega expansion into the part of the Middle East known as the Gulf Coast Countries.The south Florida fast food chain has inked a deal with Saudi Arabian c ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
We were reading the Miami Herald January 15 and their writer was investigating whether Miami or Tampa was the real "mecca for lusty dance." Suddenly, this religiously mixed metaphor exploded into a vividly weird mental image: millions of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia marching piously toward... a woman ... More >>
An interview with a globetrotting, news-reporting gay porn star.
Two weeks ago, Riptide broke the story that Shawn Loftis -- known on film as Collin O'Neal -- was canned from his Miami Dade Public Schools substitute teaching job when a principal found out about his prolific gay porn career. Loftis tells us he still plans to fight the firing. In the meant ... More >>
via CBSAt first it seemed last night's incident that closed down parts of Miami International Airport was an overblown mistake. However details are now emerging about the past of the man at the center of the scar. Dr. Thomas C. Butler was found with a metal container in his luggage that TSA worke ... More >>
Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>
Hani Khouri did not grow up on a farm, yet today he looks right at home herding his 17 Nubian goats with the shepherd hook he carries. You would never know that three years ago, Hani and his wife Maria Lee led the life of expats residing in places such as Brazil, Saudia Arabia, Dubai, and Austria ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
He served his country. Now he wants justice.
Think South Florida cops are crooked? Thank goodness you don't live in Morocco. Omar Ezzaidi, a Moroccan native who now lives in Miami, moved to the United States in 1998, leaving his family behind. Five years later, he became an American citizen and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Omar se ... More >>
viaGive us your poor, your tired, but apparently not your HIV We don't have to familiarize any locals with the wet foot, dry foot policy, aka The Cuban Adjustment Act. Any Cuban who makes it to American soil is allowed to seek residency. Well, not any Cuban migrant. Not if that Cuban is HIV . & ... More >>
Pizza Fusion, born as a single restaurant operation in Deerfield, is now aggressively franchised. On March 31, the company announced a series of Pizza Fusion restaurants opening across Saudi Arabia. Its motto is "Saving the Earth one pizza at a time" and all deliveries are made ... More >>
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No.1.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Three teens allegedly killed a man for eleven dollars. Do they deserve the needle?
America's most international city was scandalously lubed
In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy
America gets blamed for just about everything in the Sol's new production
Howard Dean is aiming for the White House, but first it's Miami Beach
A Miramar family gets the full suspect treatment
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
The case for an American Al-Jazeera
Both are in South Florida and both attracted terrorists, but they could not be more different
The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators
From the issue of October 25, 2001
The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists
A terrorism survivor and expert digs into the bin Laden dilemma
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.
John Eugene Yoder arrived in Miami 30 days after the Big One. Three stray dogs, 48 pairs of tennis shoes, one girlfriend's college degree, seven hammers, 300 condos, and four years later, he's riding off into the sunset.
Much to AT&T's dismay, foreign companies have found a way around the restrictions on calling Cu ba from the U.S. -- for now, at least