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FIU president resigns citing health issues

Jan. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University resigned Friday after working at the South Florida school for about 45 years. Mark Rosenberg cited personal health issues and the deteriorating health of his wife as the reason for his departure in an email to the...

Judge: legal costs in Florida condo collapse may reach $100M

Jan. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EST

The legal fees and costs associated with the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building could reach $100 million, a judge said Friday. That's why Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman urged all sides to work toward mediated settlements of numerous claims arising...

Corrections officer impersonator arrested at Miami school

Jan. 21, 2022 11:53 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An 18-year-old is accused of impersonating a corrections officer while talking to staff members at a Miami high school. Miami-Dade school police noticed the young man inside Miami Palmetto Senior High School around 1 p.m. Thursday. He was wearing a...

Man gets 15 years in prison for posting bomb instructions

Jan. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for posting bomb-making instructions on the internet for people who he believed were Islamic terrorists. Samuel Baptiste, 29, was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court, according to court records. He...

Mills, Cleveland help Florida State win 5th straight

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Mills scored 21 points, freshman Matthew Cleveland added a season-high 21 points with 10 rebounds and Florida State beat North Florida 86-73 on Thursday for its fifth straight victory. Mills scored eight of his 15 first-half points in the final five...

London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM EST

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday...

DeRozan, Vucevic lead way as Bulls hold off Cavs 117-104

Jan. 20, 2022 00:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan understood the Chicago Bulls needed a win in a big way. A huge run to end the game made it happen. DeRozan scored 30 points, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the struggling Bulls finished with a 14-2 charge to hold off the surging...

Short-handed Heat pull away late, top Trail Blazers 104-92

Jan. 19, 2022 23:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The leading scorer had just been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The point guard is out for personal reasons. The team leader got ejected just before halftime. None of that derailed the Miami Heat. Caleb Martin scored 26 points, Bam...

Fired police chief sues city of Miami, commissioners

Jan. 19, 2022 19:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The embattled former police chief of Miami is suing his former employer and city commissioners, saying his public firing three months ago was in retaliation for him speaking out against corruption. Art Acevedo had a six-month tenure and was suspended and then fired...

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...