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Fake nursing diploma scheme in Florida; 25 arrested

Jan. 26, 2023 19:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment. Recently unsealed federal grand jury indictments allege the defendants took part...

Bam Adebayo has 30 points, Heat rallies past Celtics 98-95

Jan. 24, 2023 23:01 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo isn't going to hear his name when the NBA announces the All-Star Game starters Thursday night. He knows that. But All-Star reserves are picked by coaches. Their ballots for the Feb. 19 game in Salt Lake City are due early next week. And...

Mexico's former safety chief goes on trial in US drug case

Jan. 23, 2023 18:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shielded by anonymity and extra security, jurors got their first look Monday at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official charged with taking bribes to aid drug traffickers he was supposed to be neutralizing. After blowing a kiss to his wife and...

US court gives $153 million to Miami man jailed in Venezuela

Jan. 23, 2023 17:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami has awarded $153 million in damages to the family of an exiled Venezuelan lawyer lured back home by his father’s kidnapping only to end up imprisoned for two years on trumped up charges of working as a “financial terrorist” undermining President...

Off-duty Florida officer kills gunman in videotaped shooting

Jan. 22, 2023 12:03 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — An off-duty police officer fatally shot a gunman during a confrontation outside a South Florida supermarket Saturday night in an encounter captured on video. Cellphone videos posted on Twitter showed the man in the parking lot outside a Publix supermarket in...

Filipowski, Roach carry Duke past No. 17 Miami, 68-66

Jan. 21, 2023 15:08 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Roach’s return to action couldn’t have come at a better time for Duke. The Blue Devils needed his offense and late-game defense to pull out a 68-66 win over No. 17 Miami on Saturday. “I’m a leader and I’m captain of this team,”...

Museum about Miami’s segregated era has stalled for years

Jan. 21, 2023 03:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Virginia Key is at once a natural gem in Biscayne Bay and a battleground for politicos, environmentalists and social justice advocates. The island’s irresistibility places it in constant cross hairs: Preserve it or capitalize on it? The clash has been renewed under...

Soccer player Anton Walkes, 25, dies in Florida boat crash

Jan. 20, 2023 10:41 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Professional soccer player Anton Walkes has died from injuries he sustained in a boat crash off the coast of Miami, authorities said Thursday. Walkes, who was 25, was found unconscious and taken to a hospital after the crash between two boats Wednesday near the Miami...

Bam Adebayo scores 26 points, Heat beat Pelicans 124-98

Jan. 19, 2023 01:22 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 26 points and the Miami Heat led comfortably from the first quarter on in a 124-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. “We played great basketball for the entire game,” said Adebayo, who made 11 of 15 shots in about 30...

Justice Dept. charges Russian founder of cryptocurrency firm

Jan. 18, 2023 13:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian national who founded a cryptocurrency exchange that the Justice Department says became a haven for the proceeds of criminal activity has been arrested, federal officials said Wednesday. Anatoly Legkodymov, who lives in China, was arrested Tuesday night...