Florida airports helping federal workers during shutdown

U.S. 01/15/19, 15:52

Florida airports are helping federal workers who aren't getting paid during the government shutdown by offering free food, holding a food drive and opening a food bank.At Miami International Airport, Wilkinson Sejour, owner of the Haitian restaurant Chef Creole, started giving away free meals Monday to federal workers at the ...

APNewsBreak: Feds say ‘star’ DEA agent abroad stole millions

U.S. 01/15/19, 11:47

A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia.A once standout Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Jose Irizarry is accused of conspiring with a longtime ...

DeSantis picks 2nd Miami appeals judge for Supreme Court

U.S. 01/14/19, 11:56

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday chose a second Miami appeals judge for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court, continuing to move the state's highest court in a more conservative direction.DeSantis announced Monday that Robert Luck is his latest choice. Luck, 39, a former Miami federal prosecutor and circuit ...

Former Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71

Sports 01/13/19, 14:07

Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, died at age 71.His death Saturday was confirmed by the Dolphins, who had no further details.Kuechenberg joined the Dolphins as a free agent in 1970, coach Don ...

Heat hang on late, top Grizzlies 112-108

Basketball 01/12/19, 19:40

Justise Winslow scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had a huge blocked shot in the final seconds and the Miami Heat beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-108 on Saturday night.Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 14 for Miami, which reached the midpoint of the season at 21-20.Bam Adebayo and Derrick Jones ...

US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

Business 01/11/19, 17:07

The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown is at least making air travel less convenient.Facing double ...

Long-time Dolphins aide Rizzi interviews for coaching job

Football 01/11/19, 12:26

Darren Rizzi arrived for his job interview Friday with the Miami Dolphins backed by plenty of endorsements from the team's former and current and players.He's hoping to coach the future players.Rizzi, a long-time Dolphins assistant, became the fifth candidate to interview for their head coaching job when he met with ...

Wade scores 19, Heat hold off Celtics 115-99

Basketball 01/10/19, 21:31

Dwyane Wade scored 19 points, Josh Richardson added 18 and the Miami Heat connected on a season-high 18 3-pointers on the way to beating the Boston Celtics 115-99 on Thursday night.Derrick Jones Jr. scored 14 points, and Justise Winslow finished with 13 points and a career-best 11 assists for the ...

Nichols, Savoy lead No. 13 Florida State past Miami 68-62

Baseball 01/09/19, 23:36

David Nichols had 13 points and PJ Savoy scored eight of his 10 in the second half as the bench players helped No. 13 Florida State hold off Miami 68-62 on Wednesday night.The Hurricanes used an 8-0 run late to close the gap to 64-62 with 46.4 seconds left, but ...

DeSantis picks female Cuban-American for state’s high court

U.S. 01/09/19, 12:09

With the first of his three picks for the Florida Supreme Court, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday chose a female Cuban-American appellate judge to become the state's newest justice.Barbara Lagoa, for the past 12 years a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, was introduced by ...

Jokic’s 4th triple-double leads Nuggets past Heat 103-99

Basketball 01/08/19, 22:22

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, and his basket with 2.4 seconds left put the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets ahead to stay in their 103-99 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.Jamal Murray had 18 points, Trey Lyles ...

Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets top Heat 103-99

Basketball 01/08/19, 22:07

Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, and his basket with 2.4 seconds left put the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets ahead to stay in their 103-99 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.Jamal Murray had 18 points, Trey Lyles ...

Their daughter was crushed by bridge. They long for answers

U.S. 01/05/19, 03:01

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix.Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount.One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must be healthy, no discoloration or wilting."There it is, this is the one," ...

Patriots assistant Flores interviews for Dolphins’ head job

Football 01/04/19, 17:52

The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who's ready to lose this year.New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, the first candidate to interview for the Dolphins' job, met with them Friday. Owner Stephen Ross is seeking a replacement for Adam Gase, and wants to rebuild after ...

New Miami coach Manny Diaz says ‘it’s been wild’ few days

Football 12/31/18, 11:47

Manny Diaz came to Miami three years ago with a vision for how the Hurricanes should play defense: Fast, physical and violent.He now has the same plan for Miami's offense.The Hurricanes' new head coach said Monday that finding help on offense — from a coordinator to a quarterback and more ...

Dolphins fire coach Adam Gase after 3 seasons

Football 12/31/18, 10:39

Adam Gase has been fired after three seasons as the Miami Dolphins coach, including a 7-9 finish this year.Gase confirmed his dismissal in a text message Monday to The Associated Press.Owner Stephen Ross made the move after Gase went 23-26 with the Dolphins. A 42-17 loss Sunday at Buffalo sealed ...

Towns has huge night, Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Basketball 12/30/18, 21:01

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night.Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, ...

Towns scores 34 points, leads Timberwolves past Heat 113-104

Basketball 12/30/18, 20:52

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night.Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, ...

Towns has huge night, Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Basketball 12/30/18, 20:48

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night.Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, ...

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