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3 soccer teammates killed by driver while waiting for bus

May. 25, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A driver has crashed into three South Florida soccer teammates who were waiting for their bus, killing the teens. The Miami Herald reports the crash occurred Saturday morning in North Miami. Authorities say the unidentified driver survived the wreck and was hospitalized in serious...

Serial killer who took 10 women's lives executed in Florida

May. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday following a...

USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

May. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF last month denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and...

Suns' Holmes arrested in Florida for Marijuana possession

May. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes was arrested for misdemeanor possession of cannabis after a Miami-area traffic stop. Twenty-five-year-old Holmes was arrested Tuesday night along with former Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III after authorities say the found a recently used marijuana joint...

Hurricane Center: Andrea will 'degenerate,' no harm to land

May. 21, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was fizzling out Tuesday over the western Atlantic, far from any shore. The National Hurricane Center said Subtropical Storm Andrea was about 280 miles (450 kilometers) west-southwest of Bermuda, with maximum sustained winds dropping to...

Callaway stays; C├ęspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch

May. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on...

African painted dog killed by collapsing gate at Zoo Miami

May. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Officials at a Florida zoo say a young African painted dog was killed when a gate collapsed on her. Zoo Miami posted on Facebook that the juvenile female died Monday. She was one of five puppies born at the zoo in January. Zoo officials say the endangered canines were being moved between...

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

May. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke to supporters Monday at a small event space tucked away...

Man gets 40 years for starting shooting that killed boy

May. 20, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 21-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to four decades in prison for starting a gunfight that killed a 6-year-old boy. The Miami Herald reports Irwen Pressley was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murder. Miami-Dade police say Pressley and two other young men targeted a rival at...

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

May. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, also on Sunday,...