An analysis of state child welfare records shows that thousands of foster children in Florida have led transient lives, staying just a few nights in one place before being moved to another family or group home.
Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.
A Florida police DUI enforcement effort ended up netting a police officer.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says it conducted what they call a "wolf pack" operation designed to seek drunk drivers late Friday and early Saturday. Among the 22 people arrested for driving under the influence was 44-year-old off-duty St. Petersburg police officer Lesandro E. Santiago.