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Miami-Dade to release 18 jail inmates because of coronavirus

Apr. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is releasing 18 inmates early from its jail as a response to the new coronavirus, officials said. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced an agreement Friday between her, Public Defender Carlos Martinez, Eleventh Circuit Criminal Courts Judge Nushin Sayfie and...

Passengers that came off the cruise ship Rotterdam Thursday, board a charter plane at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were given permission to unload passengers at Port Everglades on Thursday, after days of negotiations with officials who feared it would divert resources from a region with a spike in virus cases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

Apr. 3, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, after the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients....

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when...

Boy, 10, killed, infant wounded in central Florida shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday after shooting a 5-month girl and a 10-year-old boy, killing the grade-schooler, said authorities in Florida. Police officers arrested Terrance Young less than two hours after he fled the scene of the shootings in Daytona Beach, according to a news...

Miami's Rolling Loud hip-hop festival moved to next year

Apr. 2, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A popular hip-hop music festival in South Florida isn't happening this year because of the new coronavirus. Rolling Loud had been scheduled for May 8-11 at Hard Rock Stadium, but festival officials announced Wednesday that they were moving the event to Presidents’ Day weekend on Feb....

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Miami, Jets, Bills hope to capitalize on Brady's departure

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Democrats blast governor's handling of virus crisis

Mar. 31, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's congressional Democrats on Tuesday blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis' refusal to issue a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, charging that his “lax” decision will result in thousands of unnecessary deaths, risks the health of doctors...

The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical equipment

Mar. 31, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first...

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) looks to pass the ball as New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors (22) and guard Frank Jackson (15) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Heat's Dragic says he's not going to Slovenia during layoff

Mar. 31, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates. Dragic, his wife and their two children are in Miami and have no plans to leave for Slovenia amid the global coronavirus...

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...