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Duvall hits slam, 2-run shot, Marlins clobber Cubs 10-2

Jun. 19, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a grand slam and a two-run drive, and the Miami Marlins snapped a four-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 10-2 in a rare Friday night game at Wrigley Field. Jon Berti added a three-run homer on a warm, windless evening as the Marlins...

Florida unemployment up in May, still below national rate

Jun. 18, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Though Florida unemployment slightly ticked up in May, the rate was far below the previous year and remained lower than the national rate, according to statistics released by the state on Friday. Unemployment in May was 4.9%, or 0.1 percentage...

Tropical storm warning, flood threat for northern Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a potential tropical cyclone advanced toward the northern Gulf Coast. The warning extends from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border,...

Former corrections officer gets 10 years for raping women

Jun. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former South Florida corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for raping women under his supervision Yulian Gonzalez, 36, pleaded guilty to sexual battery as part of a deal with prosecutors, according to Miami-Dade County court...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 16, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that...

Tagovailoa has 5 INTS, Dolphins open minicamp without Howard

Jun. 15, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw five interceptions in practice on Tuesday. Worse, all those giveaways came with the player who picked off more passes than anyone else in the NFL last season nowhere to be found. Xavien Howard was a no-show for the first day of...

Mackenzie Scott makes large gifts to 3 Florida schools

Jun. 15, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mackenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on Tuesday donated $40 million each to two state universities in Florida that have a history of promoting social mobility and educating students from communities traditionally underserved by higher...

On Florida's horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies

Jun. 15, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast. The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution, causing trouble...

Riley homers, Smyly wins on birthday, Braves top Marlins 6-4

Jun. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For his 32nd birthday, Drew Smyly got the following: an early lead, a big day from Austin Riley and some nifty defense from Ehire Adrianza. And the Atlanta Braves held on for a needed win. Riley homered and drove...