Miami rallies to beat Duke 7-6, heads to ACC semifinalsMay 26, 2023 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Yohandy Morales went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs and Miami rallied to beat Duke 7-6 on Friday in pool play of the ACC Tournament.
Miami zoo apologizes for treatment of threatened kiwi birdMay 26, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Officials at a South Florida zoo have apologized and promised to end its “Kiwi Encounter” experience after a viral video showed humans petting one of the threatened birds, which are a national symbol for New Zealand.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Edgardo Villegas homered, four Miami pitchers kept NC State scoreless over the final eight innings, and the Hurricanes defeated the Wolfpack 4-2 on Thursday night in the ACC Tournament.
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — The 24 bright green baby parrots began chirping and bobbing their heads the second anyone neared the large cages that have been their homes since hatching in March.
The Central American natives, seized from a smuggler at Miami International Airport, are being raised by the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation — a round-the-clock effort that includes five hand feedings a day in a room filled with large cages.
Lolita the whale may someday return to wild, Miami park says, but timeline uncertainMay 24, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Caregivers at a South Florida ocean park are taking steps to prepare Lolita, an orca whale held captive for more than a half-century, for a possible return to her home waters in Washington’s Puget Sound.
Sharks bite two fishermen in Florida Keys in separate incidentsMay 22, 2023 GMT
SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — Two fishermen have been bitten by sharks in separate incidents less than 36 hours apart in the Florida Keys, officials said.
Last Thursday, a 20-year-old Miami-Dade County man was bitten in the leg while spearfishing with two other people off Marathon, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
SUMMERLAND Key, Fla. (AP) — A shark in the Florida Keys bit the foot of a fisherman who had reeled it in, sending the man to the hospital, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
The 35-year-old man was fishing off a dock in Summerland Key when he caught the shark Friday night.
Officials: Man hospitalized after Florida Keys shark biteMay 18, 2023 GMT
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A man was hospitalized Thursday after being attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys, officials said.
The 20-year-old Miami-Dade man was bitten on the leg while spearfishing off Marathon, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release.
5 plead guilty in fake nursing diploma scheme in FloridaMay 15, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Five people have pleaded guilty in South Florida to participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.
2023 Cycle HittersMay 13, 2023 GMT
April 11 - Luis Arraez, Miami at Philadelphia
Florida man pleads guilty to threatening poll workersMay 11, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man faces up to five years in federal prison for threatening election workers during the August 2022 primary.
Joshua David Lubitz, 38, of Sunrise, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to threatening election workers, according to court documents.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed five of their drafted players Thursday, including wide receiver Tre Tucker.
Heat, Lakers get another chance to move to conference finals; Knicks, Warriors on brinkMay 11, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — New York guards Jalen Brunson and Quentin Grimes played an entire elimination game with no rest, just to extend their season.
And Miami’s Jimmy Butler — even after being on the losing end of that effort — tipped his cap out of respect.
Verstappen keeps Red Bull undefeated with win in MiamiMay 7, 2023 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Max Verstappen used an easy Sunday drive to keep Red Bull undefeated on the season, as the reigning two-time Formula One champion drove from ninth to the victory at the Miami Grand Prix.
FBI: Colombians drugged US soldiers, stole money, phonesMay 5, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three Colombian nationals are facing federal charges in Miami accusing them of drugging two U.S. Army soldiers at a Bogota bar three years ago to steal their debit and credit cards and their phones, U.S.
Heat, Lakers head home, seek 2-1 leads over Knicks, WarriorsMay 5, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Miami and New York are wondering who will be able to play. Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers are wondering which team will land the next punch.
Ex-Miss Florida pageant director goes to prison for fraudMay 3, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The former executive director of the Miss Florida pageant has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization.
Mary Wickersham, 77, was sentenced last Friday in Miami federal court, according to court records.
Jets sign OL Billy Turner, a former Aaron Rodgers protectorMay 2, 2023 GMT
The New York Jets have signed veteran offensive lineman Billy Turner, who'll be reunited with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
The Jets announced the signing Monday, a week after they agreed to a deal to acquire Rodgers from the Packers.
Alcaraz survives scare in Madrid opener; Swiatek winsApril 28, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz clenched both fists and roared “Vamos! Vamos! Vamos!” at the packed stands of the Madrid Open.
His war cry of “Let’s go!” in Spanish draws motivation for Alcaraz when he faces difficulty, and revs up his fans.
Jimmy Butler does things his way, leads Heat into 2nd roundApril 28, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler is different.
Some players hit beaches over All-Star break; Butler went to Argentina to watch tennis and learn about coffee.
Heat-Knicks: A playoff rivalry that’s about to get rekindledApril 27, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — They brawled in 1997. Jeff Van Gundy clung to Alonzo Mourning’s leg in 1998. Allan Houston got a friendly bounce in 1999. Clarence Weatherspoon didn’t get one in 2000.
Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó not seeking political asylum in USApril 26, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Tuesday said he is not seeking political asylum in the United States and has not ruled out the possibility of running in a presidential primary in his homeland planned for October.
Biden signs order prioritizing ‘environmental justice’April 21, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that would create the White House Office of Environmental Justice.
The White House said it wants to ensure that poverty, race and ethnic status do not lead to worse exposure to pollution and environmental harm.
Alcaraz cruises to opening victory at Barcelona OpenApril 18, 2023 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz opened his title defense at the Barcelona Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-1 win over Nuno Borges on Tuesday.
Venezuela arrests U.S. fugitive as part of oil graft purgeApril 14, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela have brought corruption charges against a businessman who is a fugitive in a separate U.S. money laundering case targeting a top ally of the country's president, Nicolás Maduro.
Ruud extends clay winning streak at Monte Carlo MastersApril 12, 2023 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Fourth-seeded Casper Ruud extended his winning streak on clay to nine matches to reach the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.
The 2022 French Open runner-up was made to work hard by Botic van de Zandschulp in his opening match at the Country Club before winning 7-5, 7-6 (1) on the slow surface.
2023 Cycle HittersApril 12, 2023 GMT
April 11 - Luis Arraez, Miami at Philadelphia
Heat arena, formerly FTX, has a new name: Kaseya CenterApril 4, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The arena where the Miami Heat play their home games now has yet another new name after Miami-Dade County commissioners voted to enter into a 17-year deal to call the facility Kaseya Center.
U.S. citizen gets 20 years for joining Islamic State groupApril 2, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. citizen who moved his family to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
Emraan Ali, 55, a U.S. citizen born in Trinidad and Tobago, was sentenced Tuesday in Miami federal court, according to court records.
UConn’s Hawkins bounces back from illness in Final Four winApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Hawkins spent most of Friday in bed except when he went to the bathroom to throw up. He barely slept. Yet there was no way he wasn't going to be ready for Connecticut's game against Miami in the Final Four.
No shoe-in: Miami’s Pack benched for time after shoe blowoutApril 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Nijel Pack might need to up his shoe game.
The Miami guard was relegated to the bench for part of the second half of the Hurricanes’ Final Four loss to UConn on Saturday night after busting a sneaker.
52 years after capture, orca Lolita may return to PacificMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — More than 50 years after the orca known as Lolita was captured for public display, plans are in place to return her from the Miami Seaquarium to her home waters in the Pacific Northwest, where a nearly century-old, endangered killer whale believed to be her mother still swims.
Alcaraz turns away Fritz in Miami; Rybakina to women’s finalMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The hopes of American men’s tennis rest largely on the talented rackets of Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul.
But a Spanish roadblock named Carlos Alcaraz is in the way – never more illustrated by the last few days at the Miami Open.
Miami’s motivational Larrañaga leads another Final Four runMarch 30, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Begin with the end in mind.
A devotee of Franklin Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Jim Larrañaga chose Habit 2 to describe Miami's first trip to the Final Four.
Trinidad wins $100 million verdict in key corruption lawsuitMarch 30, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The government of the eastern Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago has won a multimillion-dollar verdict in a sprawling corruption lawsuit that began nearly 20 years ago and involves former high-ranking officials.
Top Venezuela oil official pleads guilty to taking bribesMarch 30, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The former general counsel for Venezuela’s state-owned oil company pleaded guilty in Miami federal court on money laundering charges Wednesday in connection to a conspiracy to siphon at least $550 million from state coffers through corrupt currency deals.
Congress to consider new no-fly list for unruly passengersMarch 29, 2023 GMT
U.S. Senate and House members proposed a new no-fly list for unruly passengers on Wednesday, an idea that was pushed by airline unions but failed to gain traction last year.
The legislation would let the Transportation Security Administration ban people convicted or fined for assaulting or interfering with airline crew members.
Elena Rybakina hits 10 aces in Miami for 12th straight winMarch 29, 2023 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina extended her winning streak to 12 matches by delivering 10 aces — her fourth consecutive outing with at least that many — in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over 25th-seeded Martina Trevisan on Tuesday in the Miami Open quarterfinals.
Knight Foundation leader to retire, leaving powerful legacyMarch 24, 2023 GMT
Alberto Ibargüen announced Friday that he was stepping down as the leader of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, ending a run as the grantmaker’s president that began in the George W. Bush administration.
Cuban baseball team draws ire, support in Little HavanaMarch 20, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Vilela fled Cuba for the United States when he was 14 years old after spending six months in a concentration camp. Like many of his compatriots, he settled in Miami's Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana.
Nadal aiming to make comeback from injury at Monte CarloMarch 15, 2023 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal is aiming to make his comeback from a hip injury at the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters next month, organizers said Wednesday.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion has been sidelined with a left hip flexor injury since the Australian Open, and pulled out of hard-court tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.
Miami goes country with new music festivalMarch 14, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Already considered a hub for Latin, hip hop and electronic music, now Miami is going country.
Tickets for the Country Bay Music Festival went on sale Tuesday.
No. 21 Duke holds off No. 14 Miami 85-78 in ACC semifinalsMarch 11, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke has spent weeks building consistency and cohesion on the offensive end. That has the 21st-ranked Blue Devils making extra passes, getting better looks and knocking down outside shots.
No. 14 Miami loses Omier to ankle injury vs. Duke in ACCsMarch 11, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 14 Miami lost starting forward Norchad Omier to an ankle injury in the first half its Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinal matchup against No. 21 Duke on Friday.
Miami police arrest 5 after officer wounded in shootingMarch 10, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Police in Miami said five suspects were taken into custody in connection with a shooting that wounded an officer on Wednesday.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez told WTVJ-TV that the officer was conducting a narcotics investigation around 4 p.m.
Garland scores 25 points, Cavaliers hold off Heat 104-100March 9, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff called it grit. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra called it disruptiveness.
Whatever it was, it worked for the Cavaliers.
Darius Garland scored 25 points, Donovan Mitchell added 18 and the Cavaliers assured themselves of a second consecutive winning season with a 104-100 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Wake Forest advances; Boeheim’s long career at Syracuse endsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest guard Daivien Williamson made a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left but it was Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim who took the headline afterwards.
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justice Jackson gets hometown honorMarch 7, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The naming of a Miami-area street for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson brings to four the number of sitting Supreme Court justices similarly honored and makes possible a high court-focused road trip between Florida and New York.
Butler scores 26, Heat bench adds 59 in 130-128 win vs HawksMarch 7, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Miami got the breathing room it needed over Atlanta. And now the Heat will take a bit of momentum into trying to chase down others in the Eastern Conference.
Jimmy Butler had 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Caleb Martin combined to score 43 off the bench, and the Heat held off the Atlanta Hawks 130-128 on Monday night.
FAA says it fixed issue that delayed some Florida flightsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it fixed a radar issue that caused it to halt flights to and from parts of South Florida for about an hour.
The FAA did not describe the radar problem in detail, but a spokesman said it affected air-route traffic control centers in Miami and Jacksonville.
No. 14 Miami carries top seed into wide-open ACC tourneyMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga congratulated his 14th-ranked Hurricanes for battling through a “marathon” and claiming a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. The Hurricanes face a different challenge now as the top seed for this week's ACC Tournament.
Feds: Woman funded lavish lifestyle with stolen COVID fundsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Florida woman — who authorities say chartered a private jet to fly her cross-country with some of the more than $1 million in federal coronavirus relief funds that she fraudulently obtained by using stolen identities — pleaded guilty Monday, federal prosecutors said.
Street near Miami named for Justice Ketanji Brown JacksonMarch 6, 2023 GMT
CUTLER BAY, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson came home to South Florida on Monday to celebrate the renaming of a street in her honor in the community where she grew up.
Djokovic withdraws after failed bid to play Indian WellsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the upcoming BNP Paribas Open, having lost his bid to enter the United States unvaccinated to play in the Southern California event.
Miami faith community strains to help new exiles, migrantsMarch 5, 2023 GMT
HIALEAH, Florida (AP) — A few days after selling all she had to flee Cuba with her three children on a crowded boat, Daneilis Tamayo raised her hand in praise and sang the rousing opening hymn at Sunday worship in this Miami suburb.
Jean, Callender lead Inter Miami to 2-0 victory over UnionMarch 5, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Corentin Jean scored a first-half goal and Drake Callender made it stand up as Inter Miami blanked the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night.
Inter Miami (2-0-0) earned its first home win over Philadelphia (1-1-0) after entering play with an 0-2-1 record against the Union.
Atlanta plays Miami on 4-game road skidMarch 5, 2023 GMT
Atlanta Hawks (32-32, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (34-31, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will aim to stop its four-game road skid when the Hawks take on Miami.
Miami takes No. 1 seed in ACC, edges Pitt 78-76 for titleMarch 5, 2023 GMT
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larrañaga climbed the ladder, grabbed the last strand of net, ripped it off the rim and waved it in the air.
It took all 20 league games, going down to the final second, but his Hurricanes can call themselves Atlantic Coast Conference champions.
Cueto managed by Schumaker, 13 years after brawl with CardsMarch 4, 2023 GMT
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Skip Schumaker was a Cardinals player 13 years ago when a brawl broke out and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto kicked St. Louis backup catcher Jason LaRue on the head, causing a career-ending concussion.