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  • Child safe after carjacking

    October 26, 2015 8:50 PM

    MIAMI- A carjacker is still on the loose after commandeering a ca left running outside a day care center with a 5-year-old boy inside. Police say the father was dropping off the boy's siblings when a man jumped into the car and sped off. The carjacking was captured on... more »
  • Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

    July 7, 2015 11:18 AM

    The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips... more »
  • Saddam Hussein guns

    March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man admitted he tried to sell some guns believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms in federal court. David Philip Ryan of Miami faces up to five years in prison and will be... more »
  • No. 11 Miami upsets sixth-seeded Washington 86-80

    March 20, 2015 2:35 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Police: Man kills himself after shooting girlfriend

    February 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
  • FBI raids medical supply firm with Wall St. 'Wolf' tie

    January 14, 2015 4:05 PM

    MIAMI - FBI agents and other federal investigators are collecting evidence at a South Florida medical supply firm with links to the "Wolf of Wall Street" film amid accusations of Medicare fraud. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed Wednesday the bureau was "conducting law enforcement activity" at the offices of Med-Care... more »
  • Miami, South Carolina meet in Independence Bowl

    December 26, 2014 2:56 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A three-game losing streak to end the regular season dashed Miami's hopes of a banner year. South Carolina was considered one of the nation's elite during the preseason, but struggled from the outset. Now the two teams find themselves in Shreveport. That certainly wasn't the preseason plan. But... more »
  • Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

    December 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when Caleb Sturgis made a 26-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining. Miami (7-5) rallied in an old-fashioned - some might say dull - slugfest... more »
  • Tannehill, former Tiger Landry lead Dolphins over Bills

    November 14, 2014 6:10 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Ryan Tannehill shook off five sacks and a third-quarter deficit, throwing for two late touchdowns to help the Miami Dolphins break a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo with a 22-9 win Thursday. Tannehill went 26 for 34 for 240 yards and threw touchdown... more »
  • Several minors injured in nightclub shooting

    September 29, 2014 5:05 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Miami police are looking into why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting. Among the 15 people wounded during the early Sunday morning violence at The Spot was an 11-year-old child. Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says it was "very disturbing"... more »
  • Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

    September 28, 2014 10:39 AM

    MIAMI - Police say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old. Miami police said gunfire erupted around 1 a.m. Sunday at a club called The Spot. Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden says it's unclear how many shooters... more »
  • Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    September 2, 2014 8:51 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... more »
  • The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 7:05 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    July 23, 2014 6:10 AM

    BATH, OH - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he... more »
  • Central WR gives verbal commitment to Miami

    July 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Central High School wideout Terell Chatman pledged his verbal commitment to the University of Miami this weekend. The six-foot-four prospect told WBRZ Sports 2 he is being recruited by offensive coordinator James Coley and wide receivers coach Brennan Carroll as an "outside receiver" for the Hurricanes.... more »
  • LeBron James will become free agent

    June 24, 2014 8:52 AM

    MIAMI, FL - A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to... more »
  • Spurs dominate Heat, win 5th NBA title in franchise history

    June 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999,... more »
  • New Orleans among cheapest vacation spots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 6:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the country. Trip Advisor compiles the list each year as familes begin to prepare for their summer trips. To create the list, researchers consider the average price of a hotel stay, cocktails, dinner for two... more »
  • Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

    June 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. It was already the... more »
  • Heat even NBA Finals at 1-1 behind LeBron's 35

    June 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the go-ahead... more »
  • Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1

    June 6, 2014 8:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center. With an air conditioning failure making it feel like basketball in a sauna... more »
  • Heat take command of East finals, 102-90

    May 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    MIAMI, FL - LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the... more »
  • Tulsa hires Missouri head coach Haith

    April 18, 2014 10:59 PM

    TULSA, Ok. - Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri. The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move... more »
  • Museum vase smashed

    February 17, 2014 7:24 PM

    MIAMI- An artist in South Florida faces charges for smashing a museum vase worth $1 million to protest a lack of local art on display. Maximo Caminero is accused of grabbing a colored vase by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and when he was told to put it down, smashed... more »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • Dallas, Detroit, Miami to play NFL London in 2014

    October 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    LONDON- The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series. The NFL had announced earlier this month that it would play three games at Wembley Stadium in 2014, with the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders as the designated... more »
  • Saints head to 4th Quarter leading by 25

    September 30, 2013 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints kept racking up gaudy offensive numbers in the second half, as Drew Brees tied his own NFL record with 300 or more passing yards in a game for the ninth straight regular season game. Brees is currently 23-for-31 for 337 yards passing and four... more »
  • Different half, same results - Saints lead 35-10

    September 30, 2013 9:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints opened up the second half with the same offense that opened up their 11-point halftime lead in the first half. Drew Brees hit tight end Benjamin Watson for a four-yard touchdown score and then to Jimmy Graham for a 43-yard touchdown grab to extend... more »
  • Saints take advantage of Dolphins turnovers, lead 21-10(Half)

    September 30, 2013 9:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -The Saints' defense has come up with two turnovers in the game - a fumble and an interception of Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Drew Brees and the offense took over at the Miami 23 yard line after a Jabari Greer interception. Brees converted the opportunity into... more »
  • Jimmy Graham skies for Saints second score

    September 30, 2013 8:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints put a little more distance between them and the Dolphins with a 27-yard touchdown toss from Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham. Graham, who was double-covered on the play, jumped over Dolphin defenders to reel in the jump ball in the end zone. New... more »
  • Saints ahead 7-3 at end of 1st Quarter

    September 30, 2013 8:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -The first quarter in front of a Monday Night Football audience was dominated by quarterbacks. Miami's Ryan Tannehill went 3-for-4 for 21 passing yards in leading the Dolphins down the field for a field goal; New Orlean's Drew Brees completed eight of his 10 passes in the... more »
  • Saints grab quick lead, 7-0

    September 30, 2013 7:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints had no trouble engineering a score on their first drive of the game, a six-play, 82-yard drive capped by a five-yard touchdown scamper by Darren Sproles. On his 18-yard completion to Kenny Stills during the drive, Drew Brees passed the 47,000 career passing yards... more »
  • Saints take on Dolphins in Monday night battle of unbeatens

    September 30, 2013 7:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints will meet with the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football in a battle of 3-0 teams. New Orleans comes into tonight's game 10-2 with head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees on Monday night games. Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill is the NFL's... more »
  • Early tests set tone for SEC, nation

    August 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
  • Boy with rare brain infection on ventilator

    August 25, 2013 3:19 PM

    MIAMI - Family members of a 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say he's on a ventilator. Zachary Reyna has fought the brain infection for weeks. Family members say he was infected while knee boarding with friends in a ditch near his family's LaBelle home... more »
  • Appeal of Houston's Smith denied

    August 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension. Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was... more »
  • Undefeated '72 team honored at White House

    August 20, 2013 10:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - It took a long time but the unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins are finally being honored with a White House celebration. The salute is taking place today as President Barack Obama will host former team members and their then-coach, Hall of Famer Don Shula, at a White House... more »
  • Lawsuit details Braun's efforts to fight drug test

    August 19, 2013 1:41 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A former college classmate has sued Ryan Braun for defamation and emotional distress, saying the Brewers slugger lied about why their friendship fell apart after a business deal went sour. The lawsuit filed in Milwaukee last month by law student Ralph Sasson says Braun's agent hired him in... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade in downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    MIAMI - The last piece of confetti had landed, the Miami Heat championship celebration was officially over and many in the crowd of revelers were starting to make their way to the exits. Players and coaches remained on the stage. They were in no hurry to leave. Every member of... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade through downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »
  • A dynasty in South Beach

    June 21, 2013 10:34 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Heat made it back-to-back NBA championships -- and third since 2006 -- with a gritty 95-88 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. As usual, LeBron James made it happen. The Heat superstar poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to... more »
  • All the marbles in tonight's NBA Finals

    June 20, 2013 10:13 AM

    MIAMI - The NBA championship will be determined tonight in Miami as the Heat entertain the Spurs. It's Game 7 of the Finals and with Miami's last-second, overtime win two nights ago, the Heat and Spurs find themselves matching up one final time with the winner taking home the... more »
  • Spurs look to close series out

    June 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to finish off the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat this evening when the two teams square off in Miami. The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 114-104 win Sunday night. If Miami wins tonight's outing,... more »
  • The Donald says its Moscow

    June 17, 2013 7:31 PM

    LAS VEGAS- The Miss Universe pageant will be hosted by Moscow this year. Donald Trump owns the pageant and made that announcement after Sunday's Miss USA pageant and also says Miss USA is going on the road to his golf resort in Miami for the next three years instead of... more »
  • Spurs head to Miami with control of series

    June 17, 2013 10:36 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are heading to Miami with two shots at winning their fifth NBA title -- and fourth in the Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili era. Parker and Ginobili combined for 50 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead with a... more »
  • Lebron not backing down from Game 4 vow

    June 12, 2013 4:58 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James slung his practice jersey over his head, letting the piece of mesh fabric sway down his back much in the way that a cape would. Fitting. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, he might need a hero's effort to save the... more »
  • Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship

    May 27, 2013 8:27 AM

    MIAMI- A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was on its way to the Bahamas. According to the cruise line's Twitter account and Facebook page, the fire happened Monday morning aboard the ship Grandeur of the Seas and was quickly extinguished. Royal Caribbean says passengers... more »
  • Final two conference semifinals begin tonight

    May 6, 2013 10:24 AM

    UNDATED - The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to... more »
  • James misses Heat practice for personal matter

    April 17, 2013 10:25 AM

    MIAMI - LeBron James was not with the Miami Heat for their final regular-season shootaround on Wednesday morning. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the league's reigning MVP was tending to a personal matter. James was not expected to play Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. He has spent part of the... more »
  • AP Source: Miami asks NCAA to end investigation

    March 29, 2013 8:54 PM

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Miami filed a motion with the NCAA on Friday to have the case against its athletic department thrown out altogether, citing massive improprieties with how the investigation was conducted. Also, three former Miami assistants... more »
  • Bulls shock Heat, ending 27-game winning streak

    March 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls have ended Miami's quest to break the NBA record for consecutive wins. The 101-97 final ended the Heat's winning streak at 27, six short of the mark set by the 1971-72 Lakers. Luol Deng paced the undermanned Bulls with 28 points in 44 minutes... more »
  • Heat take the night off before looking for No. 19

    March 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
  • Miami fires back at NCAA investigation

    February 18, 2013 7:37 PM

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Firing back for the first time at the long investigation of her school's athletic department, Miami President Donna Shalala has released a statement saying the Hurricanes "have been wronged" by what she called a flawed NCAA probe. Shalala says Miami wants a swift resolution - with... more »
  • NBA champion Miami Heat to visit Obama Monday

    January 23, 2013 3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship. President Barack Obama plans to host the team at the White House Monday. The White House says he also will recognize their support of the military. The players plan... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... more »
  • Hurricanes' Reggie Johnson out 6-8 weeks

    December 31, 2012 9:01 AM

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami Hurricanes senior center Reggie Johnson will miss much of the Atlantic Coast Conference season with a broken left thumb. Coach Jim Larranaga says Johnson is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks. A starter since his sophomore season, Johnson has already missed... more »
  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    December 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
  • Heat-Hawks set the pace

    December 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta. In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
  • 2012 hurricane season another for the record books

    November 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being the third most-active season since 1851. Even without... more »
  • Tropical Storm Sandy forms south of Jamaica

    October 22, 2012 5:19 PM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Sandy has formed south of Jamaica and forecasters say the storm is expected to strengthen. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy was about 395 miles (636 kilometers) south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 40 mph (64 kph). It is expected to head... more »
  • Tropical depression forms south of Jamaica

    October 22, 2012 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - A tropical depression has formed south of Jamaica and forecasters say it will likely strengthen into a named storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday the depression was about 320 miles (515 kilometers) south of Kingston, Jamaica, and had winds of 30 mph (48 kph). It... more »
  • 4th victim found in Fla. garage collapse

    October 15, 2012 4:21 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities have found the body of a fourth victim in the rubble of a parking garage that partially collapsed last week at a Florida college. Miami-Dade County police said Monday the man's body is deep in the unstable rubble and may take several days to remove. Investigators believe... more »
  • Paul becomes major hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

    October 15, 2012 4:14 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Paul has become a major Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico and a hurricane warning has been issued for a swath of Baja California's western coastline. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Paul's maximum sustained winds have increased to 120 mph (195 kph) as... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say a second person has died in the collapse of a parking garage under construction at a community college in Florida. Roy Rutland of the Miami-Dade Police Department says the second body was discovered Wednesday. A construction worker is also still trapped in the rubble. That worker... more »
  • Workers trapped in Fla. garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 11:48 AM

    MIAMI - A section of parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus has collapsed and a fire official says some workers are trapped in the rubble. Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Lt. Arnold Piedrahita tells WSVN-TV that some workers could be heard calling from help inside the rubble shortly after Wednesday's... more »
  • Leslie strengthens into 6th hurricane of season

    September 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Leslie has strengthened into the sixth hurricane of the Atlantic season but still remains far from land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Leslie was 465 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. It had top sustained winds of 75 mph and was nearly stationary,... more »
  • Isaac gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico

    August 27, 2012 4:20 PM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength as it gets closer to predicted landfall along the northern Gulf Coast. At 5 p.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center reported that Isaac's top sustained winds had reached 70 mph (113 kph). A tropical system becomes a Category 1 hurricane once winds... more »
  • Hurricane watch includes SE Louisiana

    August 26, 2012 2:35 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say a hurricane watch has been extended to include the New Orleans metro area and parishes near Baton Rouge as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way toward the Florida Keys. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that the watch area now stretches from... more »
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto forms off Caribbean

    August 2, 2012 3:58 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the Atlantic and is speeding toward a chain of small, popular vacation islands in the Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday afternoon that the storm is headed west at about 22 mph (35 kph) toward the... more »
  • Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

    August 1, 2012 4:55 PM

    MIAM - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Windward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and storm watches have been issued for the islands of Barbados, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia among other places. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday afternoon that maximum sustained winds are... more »
  • 'Encyclopedia Brown' author Sobol dies at 87

    July 16, 2012 12:56 PM

    MIAMI - Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular "Encyclopedia Brown" series of children's mysteries, has died. He was 87. Sobol died in Miami from natural causes July 11, with his wife Rose by his side, his son John Sobol told The Associated Press Monday. Sobol's series featured amateur sleuth... more »
  • Lee traded to Marlins

    July 5, 2012 10:18 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Marlins are hoping they've added some much needed pop to their line-up by acquiring Carlos Lee from Houston in exchange for a pair of prospects. The 36-year-old Lee spent five-plus seasons with the Astros and is hitting .287 with five homers and 29 RBI in... more »
  • Tests find only marijuana in face-chewer's system

    June 27, 2012 4:09 PM

    MIAMI - A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another man's face. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's released the toxicology results Tuesday on 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. Lab results found marijuana in his system, but not any other street... more »
  • Obama congratulates Miami Heat on finals win

    June 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called the Miami Heat head coach to congratulate the team on its NBA championship. Obama made the call from Air Force One while traveling in Florida for campaign events. The White House says the president complimented coach Erik Spoelstra on the performance of... more »
  • Heat evens NBA Finals, 1-1

    June 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn't rescue them from. Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant's 16-point fourth quarter wasn't enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the... more »
  • Doctors: Face-chewing victim 'awake and alert'

    June 12, 2012 12:35 PM

    MIAMI - A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack is awake and alert at a Miami hospital. In a photograph shown to reporters Tuesday, Ronald Poppo is walking down a hospital hallway, supported by hospital staff on either side of him. Doctors are planning... more »
  • Celtics top Heat, lead series 3-2

    June 6, 2012 2:54 AM

    MIAMI - Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night. Pierce scored... more »
  • Police look for witnesses of face-chewing attack

    May 29, 2012 12:40 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities in Miami are looking for more witnesses after a police officer fatally shot a naked man who refused to stop chewing on the face of another naked man on a busy downtown highway ramp. Detective William Moreno says police are looking for people to fill in the... more »
  • Heat close out series with Pacers

    May 25, 2012 7:46 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 28 and Miami finished off the Indiana Pacers, sending the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. Miami wrapped up the best-of-7 series and will face either Boston or... more »
  • TSA: Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

    August 30, 2011 12:53 PM

    MIAMI - The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants. TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International... more »
  • NCAA confirms investigation at Miami

    August 17, 2011 12:39 PM

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The NCAA says it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, saying the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports. The investigation is focused... more »
  • Rapper Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

    August 7, 2011 3:16 PM

    MIAMI - Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has been arrested in Miami for possession of drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills. The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday.... more »
  • Tropical Storm Don forms in southern Gulf

    July 27, 2011 5:30 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Don has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico and its track over the next several days shows that it's headed toward southeastern Texas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that it doesn't appear the storm will strengthen into a hurricane.... more »
  • Settlement for 1 drywall case progresses

    July 14, 2011 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A proposed $55 million settlement of claims against a Miami-based supplier of tainted Chinese drywall has been granted preliminary approval by a federal judge in New Orleans, but it is far from a done deal. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon's approval on Thursday sets the stage... more »
  • Tropical storm forms in Gulf, heavy rain expected

    June 28, 2011 9:43 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Arlene has formed in the Gulf of Mexico but is not likely to threaten the U.S. coast. The government of Mexico on Tuesday issued Tropical Storm warnings for the northeastern coast from Barra De Nautla north to Bahia Algodones. The storm is... more »
  • Fla. firm OKs $55M Chinese drywall settlement

    June 14, 2011 4:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Miami-based supplier of tainted Chinese drywall agreed in a court filing Tuesday to a $55 million settlement of claims that the corrosive product damaged homes, all or nearly all of them in Florida. The proposed settlement, which requires approval from U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon... more »
  • Adrian becomes major hurricane in the Pacific

    June 9, 2011 5:55 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Hurricane Adrian has strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico but is still expected to stay offshore. Forecasters say maximum sustained winds for the first hurricane of the 2011 season increased Thursday evening to about 130 mph (209 kph).... more »
  • Confusing conditions as hurricane season starts

    June 1, 2011 4:47 AM

    MIAMI- Hurricane season has begun. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season started today and continues through Nov. 30. Federal forecasters say they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above-average storm season. Last year was the third-most active season on record, with 19 named storms, 12 of which became hurricanes.... more »
  • Blame game: BP, Gulf spill partners sue each other

    April 21, 2011 4:50 PM

    MIAMI - BP has been hammered for a year over the Gulf oil spill but now is going on the offensive. The British company has filed multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety... more »
  • Table, wine turn up on now-famous Miami sandbar

    January 29, 2011 2:53 PM

    MIAMI- First, a baby grand piano mysteriously showed up on a Miami sandbar. A day after it was removed, a small table with two chairs, place settings, a bottle of wine and a chef statue appeared on the now-famous strip of sand. The latest prank has officials worried the... more »

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