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The Latest: Italy requiring regional travel vaccination pass

Aug. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

MILAN — Italy will require a vaccination pass on long-distance transportation, including high-speed trains and ferries between regions, from Sept. 1. Italian government ministers met Thursday to decide additional requirements for the so-called Green Pass, which will be...

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

Aug. 05, 2021 15:16 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. In Georgia, medical centers are turning people away for lack of space. And a Louisiana hospital had to...

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...

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

Aug. 04, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. nursing home industry’s resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that too many of them might quit began to crack this week when its biggest player announced its employees must get the shot to keep their jobs. ...