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Marlins reach deals with Anderson, Alfaro and 3 relievers

Jan. 15, 2021 5:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins agreed to contract terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including third baseman Brian Anderson. Miami also announced deals Friday with catcher Jorge Alfaro and three relievers — Yimi Garcia, Richard Bleier and Adam Cimber. In addition, Miami signed...

A Florida National Guardsman directs traffic at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami mayor wants residency restriction for COVID vaccine

Jan. 15, 2021 3:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami's mayor wants to reserve doses of the COVID-19 vaccine only for those who live inside the city limits under a policy he's calling “Miami First." Mayor Francis Suarez pitched the idea at a city commission meeting Thursday as plans are being made for people to start receiving...

Zoo Miami announces death of Eastern black rhino named Toshi

Jan. 15, 2021 10:30 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A black rhino named Toshi has died from a variety of ailments caused by advanced age, Miami Zoo said in a news release on Friday. Zoo officials said the nearly 44-year-old rhino is believed to be the oldest Eastern black rhino in North America, and the second oldest in the world, officials...

Feds seize nearly 300 bricks of cocaine at Florida airport

Jan. 14, 2021 6:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities seized nearly 300 bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray baggage inspection after a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight landed at an executive airport in South Florida on Tuesday night. Six people, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference outside the USPS Jamaica station in the Queens borough of New York. Meeks, the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee under the Biden administration in 2021, is likely to be a key interlocutor for the incoming administration’s efforts to de-escalate tensions with Venezuela’s socialist government and negotiate an exit to the country’s political stalemate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NY Democrat's ties to Maduro may help Biden unlock stalemate

Jan. 14, 2021 4:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It was the aftermath of a failed coup against Hugo Chávez and Rep. Gregory Meeks was lounging at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod with a young lawmaker from Venezuela with a bushy moustache named Nicolás Maduro. Photographs of the 2002 encounter show the men standing shoulder to...

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference outside the USPS Jamaica station in the Queens borough of New York. Meeks, the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee under the Biden administration in 2021, is likely to be a key interlocutor for the incoming administration’s efforts to de-escalate tensions with Venezuela’s socialist government and negotiate an exit to the country’s political stalemate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NY Democrat's ties to Maduro may help Biden unlock stalemate

Jan. 13, 2021 10:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It was the aftermath of a failed coup against Hugo Chávez and Rep. Gregory Meeks was lounging at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod with a young lawmaker from Venezuela with a bushy moustache named Nicolás Maduro. Photographs of the 2002 encounter show the men standing shoulder to...

Ex-Florida school administrator charged with taking bribe

Jan. 13, 2021 9:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida school official directed a $17 million electronics contract to a Georgia company while bypassing the normal bidding process and in return received a job and a house at a below-market price, state officials alleged Wednesday. Tony Hunter, a former chief...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right rear, watches as Carlos Dennis, left, 65, rolls up his sleeve so that Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue paramedic, Capt. Javier Crespo, can administer a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumors that tourists and day-trippers are swooping into the state solely for the jab.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Florida downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

Jan. 13, 2021 3:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumors that tourists and day-trippers are swooping in solely for the jab. State officials have moved quickly to disavow such scuttlebutt. Gov. Ron...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 13, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Jan. 11 The Sun Sentinel on the state's congressional delegates who voted to contest the presidential election results: In the attack on American democracy to advance Donald Trump’s lies of a “stolen” election, Florida occupies a shameful place....