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Late night closing time is back for Miami Beach bars

Jun. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Closing time is moving back to 5 a.m. for some Miami Beach bars after a judge granted the Clevelander Hotel a temporary injunction blocking the city from limiting hours in the South Beach entertainment district. The hotel sued Miami Beach over...

Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal

Jun. 23, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were found, hours apart, in a South Florida canal, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide. The body of the first girl, who detectives said was between the ages of 10 and 13, was spotted Tuesday...

Lawsuit calls out school district's mental health policies

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Several advocacy groups are suing a Florida school district over its practice of making hundreds of students undergo mental health examinations at psychiatric facilities each year. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday by advocates for disabled...

Franco HR, double in debut, but Rays lose to Red Sox in 11th

Jun. 23, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — As advertised, Wander Franco got off to a tremendous start for the Tampa Bay Rays with his production — and prediction. Franco hit a three-run homer and doubled in his big league debut for the Rays, who lost their seventh straight in...

Islanders' Lamoriello wins GM of the year award again

Jun. 22, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders has won the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award for the second straight year. The league announced Tuesday night that Lamoriello finished ahead of fellow finalists Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens...

Dike, Michel each score 2 goals in Orlando City's 5-0 win

Jun. 22, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daryl Dike and Benji Michel each scored two goals, and Nani had a goal and two assists as Orlando City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Tuesday night. Orlando (5-1-3) won for the fifth time in seven games — with a draw. San Jose (3-6-1) has...

Gurriel hits RBI double in 9th, Blue Jays beat Marlins

Jun. 22, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays' bats came alive as soon as they had a chance to face someone other than Sandy Alcantara. Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled on consecutive pitches against reliever Yimi García to break a ninth-inning tie, and Toronto beat...

Top prospect Wander Franco homers in MLB debut for Rays

Jun. 22, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco, a 20-year-old infielder considered the best prospect in the minor leagues, homered for the Tampa Bay Rays in his major league debut, connecting for a three-run drive against Boston on Tuesday night. Called up from Triple-A...

Springer finally healthy and joins Blue Jays' potent lineup

Jun. 22, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder George Springer was in the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday night for only his fifth game this year, and this time he hopes to stay a while. The three-time All-Star began the season on the injured list because of a strained right quadriceps...

Claims of murder plot against GOP candidate in Florida court

Jun. 22, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Claims by a Republican congressional candidate that another GOP hopeful plotted to kill her landed Tuesday in a Florida courtroom. Anna Paulina Luna, who plans to run for Florida's District 13 seat after losing a race for the slot in 2020 to...