Man with banner scales crane before Trump speech in Florida

U.S. 02/18/19, 11:55

A man with a banner and an American flag climbed a construction crane near a Florida campus where President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak Monday. The Miami Herald reports the man spent about two hours atop the crane at the northern edge of the Florida International University campus in the ...

Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await

Baseball 02/13/19, 17:25

There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp.This is not one of those years.And that's just fine with the manager of the Miami ...

Petal to metal: Rose inspections didn’t stop during shutdown

U.S. 02/13/19, 01:13

Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets.U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors kept up their round-the-clock inspections without pay just as the pre-holiday rush of flower imports started to ...

source: Marlins adding Jorge Posada to front office

Sports 02/12/19, 16:57

Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter are teammates again.Posada will be joining the Miami Marlins' front office as a special adviser to Jeter, said to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Posada's hiring has not been publicly ...

NBA says key call was missed late in Heat-Warriors game

Basketball 02/11/19, 19:23

Golden State's Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble on the Warriors' final possession of what became their 120-118 win over the Miami Heat, the NBA said Monday in a report detailing all calls made in the last 2 minutes of the game.Golden State made a pair ...

Judge won’t end decades-old Everglades cleanup oversight

U.S. 02/11/19, 18:55

A federal judge on Monday refused to end a decades-old court order that oversees water quality and environmental restoration in the sensitive Florida Everglades.Miami U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno rejected a motion by the South Florida Water Management District to end a decree signed in 1992. Among other things, the ...

‘No patience’: Jeter anxious to see Marlins become winners

Baseball 02/11/19, 13:50

Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines moving heavy ...

A year after Parkland, Wade and Luongo still feel anguish

Sports 02/11/19, 02:16

Manuel Oliver has not seen a Miami Heat game in almost a year.Truth be told, he never was the biggest basketball fan in the first place. He watched a lot of games, was even coaching a team at this time last year, and did all that because of the joy ...

‘Give us a chance’: Marlins make plea to fans entering 2019

Baseball 02/09/19, 15:11

The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team's annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon.When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.Wearing new uniforms with the ...

Was There: Exclusive interview with serial killer

U.S. 02/09/19, 10:07

EDITOR'S NOTE — On July 24, 1979, serial killer Ted Bundy was convicted by a jury in Miami of the murder of two sorority sisters in a rampage a year earlier. Three days later, Associated Press reporter Dan Sewell sat down with Bundy in the Dade County Jail for an ...

Marlins will spend spring sorting out young roster

Baseball 02/08/19, 12:36

During the offseason the Miami Marlins announced the addition of new concession menu items, including mushroom tacos, fries with mole sauce and bottomless popcorn and soda.So much for the team's 2019 upgrades. Marlins fans hungry for a winner will have to wait.The woebegone franchise's biggest offseason move came Thursday, when ...

Man charged in $5M gold heist, reward offered for capture

U.S. 02/08/19, 10:43

Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 highway robbery of 10 gold bars worth almost $5 million.U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami announced Thursday that Pedro Santamaria, 56, has been indicted on robbery and gun charges. The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to his ...

No. 25 Miami upsets No. 4 Notre Dame women, 72-65

Sports 02/07/19, 21:26

Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 on Thursday night.The Fighting Irish were held to a season-low point total and shot 37 percent, also a season low. Miami won despite shooting just 39 ...

Realmuto traded from Marlins to Phillies for 3 players

Sports 02/07/19, 15:33

In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training.He was right.Realmuto was traded Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and international signing bonus pool allocation.Along with Alfaro, the Marlins acquired highly regarded pitchers Sixto ...

Florida State, Miami try to flip narrative on signing day

Sports 02/06/19, 17:59

Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times.Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed ...

Feds to investigate billionaire Epstein’s sex plea deal

U.S. 02/06/19, 17:47

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors' handling of a plea deal in which a wealthy, politically connected financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction in Florida. The department's Office of Professional Responsibility wrote in a letter ...

Harris goes to Philadelphia, Davis remains in trade limbo

Sports 02/06/19, 17:34

Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.By 3 p.m. Thursday, that may change.Davis remained in place Wednesday, though the run-up to the NBA's annual trade deadline picked up steam in plenty of other locales around the league. The first notable deal of Trade Deadline Eve got ...

Update: Miami snags 4-star CB from Alabama from Tide

Sports 02/06/19, 10:19

The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern):10:15 a.m.Alabama already has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country locked up so losing a four-star or two on signing day is no reason to worry about the Crimson Tide. After having defensive end Khris Bogle flip from Alabama to ...

Curtis Granderson agrees to minor league deal with Marlins

Baseball 02/05/19, 12:57

Outfielder Curtis Granderson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will report to big league spring training.If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract that pays $1.75 million while in the major leagues and have the chance to earn $250,000 in ...

Heat say they’ll retire Chris Bosh’s jersey March 26

Basketball 02/04/19, 17:33

Chris Bosh, who had arguably the biggest rebound and assist in Miami Heat history, will have his No. 1 jersey retired by the franchise on March 26.The Heat made the announcement Monday.Bosh played parts of six seasons in Miami, before his career was cut short by recurring issues with blood ...

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