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Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge in Miami

Feb. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami Herald reports the 21-year-old football player posted bond and was released from Miami-Dade County jail. According to police, Walton's car was...

Federal judge ends protections for Miami's homeless

Feb. 16, 2019 11:37 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has abolished a consent decree that prevented Miami police from arresting homeless people for loitering, sleeping on sidewalks, or urinating in public. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno on Friday issued an opinion dissolving the Pottinger Agreement that established...

Reliever Sergio Romo, Marlins finalize $2.5M, 1-year deal

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Sergio Romo and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $2.5 million. Romo can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 games...

Florida attorney gets 7 years for securities fraud scheme

Feb. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida attorney has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $19.7 million in restitution for securities fraud. Court records show that 77-year-old James Schneider was sentenced Thursday in Miami federal court. He was convicted in December of multiple charges, including...

Venezuelan prosecutor to investigate Guaido appointments

Feb. 14, 2019 5:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National...

Johnson's jumper gives Miami 65-64 win over Clemson

Feb. 13, 2019 10:51 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For someone who struggled offensively in the first 39 minutes, Zach Johnson scored at the most crucial of times. Johnson's jumper with 0.4 seconds remaining gave Miami a 65-64 victory over Clemson on Wednesday night. Johnson dribbled into the painted area, momentarily lost the...

Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await

Feb. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp. This is not one of those years. And that's just fine with the manager of the Miami...

Petal to metal: Rose inspections didn't stop during shutdown

Feb. 13, 2019 1:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors kept up their round-the-clock...

AP source: Marlins adding Jorge Posada to front office

Feb. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter are teammates again. Posada will be joining the Miami Marlins' front office as a special adviser to Jeter, said to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Posada's hiring has...

Opening statements made in $1B Florida Medicare fraud case

Feb. 12, 2019 12:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida health care executive used bribery, kickbacks and false paperwork in a $1 billion effort to fleece Medicare and Medicaid, one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. But an attorney for 50-year-old Philip Esformes told jurors as trial...