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Mannequins help students learn ins and outs of health care

Jul. 20, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Lying on the table, surrounded by two nurses, a woman shrieks in pain, "There's something horribly wrong!" She's in labor, and nurse Shanti Fernandez is helping to deliver her baby. While another nurse assures her that everything will be fine, Fernandez pulls out a healthy baby boy —...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

Carnival pledges steps ongoing to curb ocean pollution

Jul. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. executives pledged anew Friday that steps are being taken to curb ocean pollution, which was the subject of a recent $20 million federal penalty imposed because of continued environmental violations. Carnival outlined some of those steps at a hearing before a pair of skeptical...

Clarification: Teen Detention Camp story

Jul. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In a story July 17, The Associated Press reported that newly relaxed federal requirements are expediting the process for sending child migrants to live with relatives already in the U.S. The story should have specified the changes only apply to adult siblings and grandparents. An updated...

Florida man pleads guilty in teen's murder, gets 13 years

Jul. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 70-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering a teenage girl, dumping her body in a trash bin and burning it. Armando Botell of Miami struck a plea deal Thursday with the approval of Romina Fernandez's parents. Fernandez was 17 when she...

Anderson's hit in 9th lifts Marlins past Padres 4-3

Jul. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' homestand ended with a mob scene around Brian Anderson at second base that included punches on the arm, slaps on the back, hugs and high-fives. It's a wonder the Marlins remembered how to celebrate ninth-inning heroics, because they haven't had many. Anderson doubled home...

20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

Jul. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore imposed the maximum possible sentence on Tayyab Tahir Ismail, a naturalized U.S....

Arkansas man dies during diving trip in the Florida Keys

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A man from Arkansas died during a scuba diving trip in the Florida Keys. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Charles H. Boone of Quitman, Arkansas, fell unconscious when he got back aboard a rental boat after diving 112 feet (34 meters) off Islamorada on Tuesday...

Arkansas man dies after scuba diving in the Florida Keys

Jul. 18, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — An Arkansas man is dead after scuba diving to a depth of 112 feet (34 meters) off the coast of the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports 45-year-old Charles Boone of Quitman, Arkansas, died Tuesday night after being airlifted from Islamorada to a Miami hospital....

Paddack takes no-hitter into 8th as Padres beat Marlins 3-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a...