New Artificial Reef Created in Hollywood -- by Sinking a Cement Sailboat

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Look, Hollywood Beach was already cool. Segways, the Broadwalk, bar after bar after bar. But now? There's a cement vessel named Usikusiku (Swahili for "twilight," of course) that's been sunk. It's a part of a number of artificial reefs that Broward has created over the past 20-plus years, and divers can check them out.

There's number of ship and boat wrecks offshore of Hollywood that span over a quarter mile, according to But are they actually helping the environment? Back in 1972, 2 million tires were dumped near Osborne Reef as part of an artificial reef that would attract (hopefully) marine life.

It did not.

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AAA Offers Free Towing All Weekend for Labor Day

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AAA knows what you did last summer. I mean, not specifically you, but all of us. Red-blooded Americans. Every year, many of us use Labor Day as an excuse to not only abstain from work but to become pretty much incapacitated.

While there's a drunk driving fatality every 51 minutes in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, that number plummets to 34 minutes during Labor Day Weekend. So for the 16th year in a row, AAA is offering free Tow-to-Go service for anyone who is too intoxicated to drive over the next three days.

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Steven Sotloff's Mother Makes Video for ISIS to Plead For His Life

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The mother of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff released a video pleading with ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, for amnesty for her son.

Sotloff appeared in the video where a member of ISIS murdered and then beheaded American journalist James Foley. In the video, ISIS threatens the U.S. government with Sotloff's life, saying he would be killed next if the U.S. continues to bomb Iraq.

In the video, Sotloff's mother, Shirley -- a teacher from Miami -- directly addresses Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS and the self-declared caliph of the Muslim world.

See also: ISIS Is Threatening to Kill Miami Journalist Steven Sotloff; Petition Begs Obama to Save Him

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