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Florida reports 187 new coronavirus deaths, 8,500 new cases

Aug. 8, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coronavirus numbers remain high as in-person early voting begins ahead of the state's primary and some school districts prepare to reopen on Monday. Florida reported 187 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 8,238. That pushes the average...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, then-Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey shakes hands with Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano after an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Enjoying a life filled with golf and grandkids, Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, looking back on that transformative phone conversation seven months ago. (AP Photo/ Derek Gee, File)

Retirement on hold: Chan Gailey back at work for Dolphins

Aug. 8, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Living a life of golf and grandkids, Chan Gailey was three years into a pretty typical retirement when it took a twist. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores called and offered Gailey a job as offensive coordinator. “I was taken aback a little bit,” Gailey said Saturday, reflecting...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight

Aug. 8, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 - they’re 5-0 since...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Ariel Quiros, left, former owner of Jay Peak Resort, stands outside the federal courthouse in Burlington, Vt., after his arraignment on fraud charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The Miami businessman, accused of being the mastermind behind a massive fraud case involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments, is expected to plead guilty in next week in a plea deal in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than eight years in prison. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)

Miami business to plead guilty in Vermont fraud case

Aug. 7, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind a massive fraud case involving foreign investors' money in Vermont developments is expected to plead guilty next week in a plea deal in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than eight years in prison. Ariel...

Construction halted in Miami after six employees were hurt

Aug. 7, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Construction was halted Thursday at a Miami construction site where six workers when a load of rebar fell from a crane, officials said. A stop-work order was issued for the Brickell 57-floor property, which is a joint venture between the British construction firm Ant Yapi and Miami...

In this photo provided by Robert Lewis, Lewis takes a selfie in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Until recently, Lewis had never heard of Karen Bass, the California congresswoman in contention to be Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate. But the recent college graduate had long heard stories from his grandfather recounting the days of oppression in Cuba under Fidel Castro. (Robert Lewis via AP)

VP contender Karen Bass' Cuba baggage a burden in Florida

Aug. 6, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Until recently, Robert Lewis had never heard of Karen Bass, the California congresswoman in contention to be Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate. But the recent college graduate had long heard stories from his grandfather recounting the days of oppression in Cuba under...

US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money laundering

Aug. 5, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — United States prosecutors charged a former Guatemala economy minister Wednesday in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them into bribes for corrupt politicians. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida alleges...

Firm Florida is investigating receives new state contract

Aug. 5, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state agency announced it will award a large contract to the same company that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly criticized for bungling the state's unemployment system. The Agency for Health Care Administration announced Monday that Deloitte won the bid for a...

A healthcare worker performs an antigen test, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. Antigen testing reveals whether a person is currently infected with COVID-19. It differs from antibody testing because once the infection is gone, antigens won't be present. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

Aug. 5, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a...

Miami construction crew impaled by steel rebar

Aug. 5, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Six construction workers were injured Wednesday when a large piece of steel rebar fell from a crane and impaled two workers at a Miami construction site. Emergency crews had to cut through the steel to free some of the workers. Three were able to wriggle out on their own. The two workers who...