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'There are only so many beds': COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Aug. 05, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. As of midweek, Mississippi had just six open intensive care beds in the entire state. ...

Alfaro gets big hit as Marlins beat Mets 4-2, win series

Aug. 05, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Thursday, taking three of four from the sagging NL East leaders. New York has lost six of eight overall and is 2-4 since its big...

The Latest: Amazon pushes back its return-to-office date

Aug. 05, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE - Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the more contagious delta variant. Unlike its Seattle-area rival Microsoft and other tech giants, Amazon will not mandate...

Coast Guard offloads $1.4 billion in drugs at Florida port

Aug. 05, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The agency announced that the crew of the Cutter James offloaded about 59,700 pounds (27,079 kilograms) of cocaine...

Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

Aug. 05, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County found Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 25, both from...

Báez's late homer, slick slide lead Mets past Marlins 5-3

Aug. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Javier Báez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning after scoring on a nifty slide in the second, and the New York Mets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Mets, who had lost five of...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

Kieran Gibbs scores to help Inter Miami tie Orlando City 1-1

Aug. 04, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kieran Gibbs scored his first MLS goal and Inter Miami rallied for a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on Wednesday night. Gibbs flicked in a header off an entry by Victor Ulloa to tie it in the 66th minute. The 31-year-old played 14 seasons in the English...

Loss of braking cited in 2019 Florida plane incident

Aug. 04, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

Investigators say a rain-soaked runway and the pilots' failure to anticipate the poor conditions caused a plane chartered by the Pentagon to slide into a Florida river two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board said pilots of the Miami Air International plane...

Man charged in Venezuelan bribery, money laundering scheme

Aug. 04, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Syrian man living in South Florida has been charged with laundering money and bribing Venezuelan officials in exchange for receiving lucrative contracts from the South American country’s state-owned energy and food companies. Naman Wakil, 59, appeared...