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Florida's biggest counties move toward fully reopening

Sep. 11, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida moved closer to fully reopening from its coronavirus restrictions as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the state's two most-populous counties will loosen some stringent regulations on businesses and set the stage for their schools to resume classroom instruction. DeSantis said...

New report has same old findings on how to save Biscayne Bay

Sep. 6, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There’s a new plan to save ailing Biscayne Bay, and it looks a lot like the old plan — and the one before that. For decades, scientists and environmentalists have done more than plead with politicians to protect South Florida’s crown jewel: They’ve written studies,...

FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020 file photo, a man covers his nose with his shirt, left, as Luis Negron, a Miami Beach code compliance officer, right, talks to him about wearing a protective face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. In Miami Beach, masks are mandated both indoors and outdoors. People found not wearing a mask are subject to a civil fine of $50. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami-Dade mayor: Don't let your guard down over Labor Day

Sep. 4, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's coronavirus caseload continues to decline, but Miami-Dade County's mayor says people should not let their guard down. He's deploying more police officers and code enforcement personnel to make sure people wear face masks and respect social distancing guidelines over the long...

A pedestrian walks past a sign stating that masks, used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, are required to be worn on campus, by an entrance to the University of Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Aug. 31, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Some coronavirus restrictions started easing up Monday in parts of South Florida. In Miami-Dade County, restaurants were allowed to welcome back diners to indoor seating for the first time in almost two months, provided masks were worn and the establishments operated at 50% capacity. In Palm...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 26, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Aug. 26 The Palm Beach Post housing assistance from the CARES Act: Desperation is mounting for thousands of homeowners and tenants in Palm Beach County who are falling farther behind on their mortgages and rent while landlords grow more miserable by the day. Yet...

A cyclist, wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, rides by an entrance to the University of Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

University of Miami quarantines hall, sees 156 virus cases

Aug. 25, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dorm-room parties are being blamed for a coronavirus outbreak at the University of Miami, where some students who tested positive have been relocated into isolation rooms and two entire floors of a residential tower are under quarantine. Other students have been kicked out of residence halls...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus ride an escalator as they arrive at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

Aug. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that at least 193 students and teachers were found...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., as the theme park reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public two days later. As of August 2020, the state has had more than half a million confirmed cases and 35,000 hospitalizations, yet DeSantis still hasn't issued a mask mandate. Some local governments have. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida judge: Reopening public schools 'disregards safety'

Aug. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge temporarily blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis and top education officials from forcing public schools to reopen brick-and-mortar classrooms amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ruling that the state’s order “arbitrarily disregards safety.” But the...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Miami Dolphins NFL football team have decided to allow up to 13,000 socially distancing fans to attend their home opener against the Buffalo Bills on Sept 20, with the approval of state and local political leaders. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

'Risky?' Plenty of debate about Dolphins allowing spectators

Aug. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says an NFL crowd of 13,000 is enough to be heard. “I played a lot of games in college with less fans than that,” the Harvard alum said Monday. "We’re excited to have fans out there cheering for us.” The Dolphins announced...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...