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To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Lake O operating plan about the best option of tough choices Pity the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Taking on the role of a modern-day Solomon, the federal agency had to come up with new water usage...

AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Nov. 29, 2021 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Cherfilus-McCormick preps for Congress following primary win

Nov. 28, 2021 03:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After three campaigns spanning close to four years, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is about to become South Florida’s newest member of Congress, after besting a slew of prominent elected officials. She’s wasting no time. On Nov. 17, the day...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

Higher-speed train hits car on 1st day back from shutdown

Nov. 08, 2021 14:19 PM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Brightline commuter train hit a car carrying a woman and her grandchild Monday on the higher-speed line's first day back in operation since the coronavirus pandemic began. The 71-year-old woman suffered some broken bones and the child did...

Questions raised about felon who won GOP Congress primary

Nov. 05, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The winning Republican in this week’s congressional primary in South Florida is a felon who did not go through the state’s process to restore his civil rights after his imprisonment, interviews and records show. That step is required under Florida law for a...

EXPLAINER: What vaccine mandate means for firms and workers

Nov. 05, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

The Biden administration's sweeping new COVID-19 mandate will apply to 84 million workers at mid-size and large companies. President Joe Biden described the rules issued Thursday as urgently needed to get more Americans inoculated. Though confirmed viral cases and deaths...

Florida governor calls for election police force

Nov. 03, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Citing unspecified examples of election fraud, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday pledged to create a law enforcement agency to investigate election crimes as part of a new package of voting laws. Speaking at an event in West Palm Beach,...

Former lover of woman who plotted to kill husband found dead

Nov. 03, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — The former lover and later informant against a Florida woman convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband has died. Mohamed Shihadeh, 40, was found dead in his Sebring, Florida, apartment on Oct. 24, according to a police...