1. Whenever a new Zika case is confirmed in Florida, I will immediately rush to that county and stage a “round-table” discussion. This will calm fears in the local community, and lead tourists to believe that it’s still safe to visit.
After six months of fundraising, foreign tours, town halls, and media interviews — conducted under the pretense of “considering a run” — Jeb Bush made it official with a rally Monday afternoon.
By Jay Weaver, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla’s new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to give the 43-year-old U.S. citizen a longer prison term. […]
By Douglas Hanks, The Miami Herald MIAMI — In the wake of national outrage over alleged police misconduct in Ferguson, Mo., Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday vowed to make “body cameras” mandatory for all county patrol officers. His proposed budget calls for purchasing 500 of the mini cameras, enough to outfit about half of […]
By Monica Disare, The Miami Herald Rates of both chlamydia and syphilis in Miami-Dade have nearly doubled since 2006, according to new statistics from the Florida Department of Health. The rise in sexually transmitted diseases is an unsettling and largely unnoticed trend, said Alex Moreno, the clinical program manager for the adolescent medicine division at […]
By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Derick Kuilan, the ex-Miami Beach cop convicted of running over two beach-goers during a joyride on a police all-terrain vehicle, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday. “Many people will have to live with the consequences of your actions,” Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez […]
By Charles Rabin, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Two gunmen sprayed a Miami apartment complex with dozens of rounds of gunfire from automatic weapons early Tuesday morning, killing two people and seriously injuring seven others, in one of the worst mass shootings in Miami in decades. Kevin Richardson, 30, was killed, his family said. The […]
The Miami Herald MIAMI — As many as 10 people were shot early Tuesday morning outside a Miami apartment building, according to Miami police. Two people died in the shooting, Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. One of the wounded victims was a 17-year-old girl. Up to seven of the wounded were taken to Ryder […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade County support an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba, with newer arrivals and the younger generation tending to lead the way in backing diplomatic efforts between the longtime antagonists. A poll by Florida International University released on Tuesday shows Cubans living in the Miami […]
By Beatrice Dupuy and Jay Weaverm, The Miami Herald MIAMI — A Miami man has vanished after a fishing trip in the Florida Keys — or possibly fled to Cuba to escape pending Medicare fraud charges. The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday that it is continuing its search for Robert A. Garcia-Esquerro, who disappeared after leaving […]
By Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After months of unsuccessfully trying to get private investors to cough up millions of dollars for the construction of a new, multimillion-dollar port in northeastern Haiti, the U.S. government is scratching its plans and will instead revamp the existing port in the city of Cap-Haitien. “The private sector […]
Miami (AFP) – World number one Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami hardcourt tournament. Williams extended her dominance over the fourth-seeded Russian and now leads their career head-to-head 16-2. The American has won 15 straight matches against Sharapova, whose two victories in their rivalry came […]
By Steve Rothaus, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Eight same-sex Florida couples who legally married elsewhere in the United States have gone to federal court to demand the Sunshine State recognize their unions. The suit, filed in Tallahassee late Wednesday by the ACLU, the ACLU of Florida and the Podhurst Orseck law firm of Miami, challenges […]
By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Hillary Clinton, the once and current Democratic front-runner for president, spoke Wednesday at the University of Miami, in an appearance where she touched on the chaos in Venezuela, climate change and the traps of partisanship. One topic she conspicuously avoided: whether she’ll officially run for president in 2016. […]
Miami (AFP) – Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with 10 rebounds and five assists and LeBron James just missed a triple-double as NBA champions Miami beat Detroit 102-96. James scored 24 points with 11 assists and eight rebounds Monday as the Heat won for the fifth time in six games. Brandon Jennings led the Pistons […]