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2 charged in massive international arms smuggling scheme

Two people have been charged in Florida with orchestrating a massive arms smuggling scheme involving thousands of weapons and parts sent to South America, federal officials said Friday.

Word coming about who’s in, who’s out for Democratic debates

The Democratic National Committee is set to announce that as many as 20 presidential candidates have qualified for the first debates later this month.

Police investigating rappers’ ties to shootings around Miami

A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages in South Florida for a huge hip-hop festival left two people dead and four wounded, multiple vehicles riddled with bullets …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Top 25: No. 16 Miami gets 3 defensive TDs, rolls by Tar Heels 47-10

Miami tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns, N’Kosi Perry threw for a score in his first start and the No. 16 Hurricanes downed North Carolina 47-10 on Thursday …

Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles.

Drake visits Miami homeless shelter for women, kids

Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

‘Cocaine cowboy’ who hid for 26 years pleads guilty

After 26 years as a fugitive, a man investigators called the last of the “Miami Vice” era’s “cocaine cowboys” pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug charge, closing a notorious chapter …

Saturday’s bowl roundup: Wisconsin rallies to beat Miami in Orange Bowl

Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Portrait of Hillary Clinton set off security dogs in Miami

When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma’s wake

Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.

How hard is Irma hitting Miami? Cuban coffee 1 way to tell

To gauge Hurricane Irma’s impact on Miami, some won’t be watching just weather reports; they’ll be tracking Cuban coffee consumption.

Huge crane atop Miami high-rise collapses in Irma’s winds

A crane atop a high-rise building under construction collapsed Sunday in downtown Miami amid strong winds from Hurricane Irma – the first known crash of the two dozen such heavyweight …

Regaining power, Hurricane Irma expected to smash into Keys overnight

Slowed to a crawl by a violent encounter with the island of Cuba, Hurricane Irma nonetheless pressed on toward the Florida Keys Saturday night, with a landfall expected sometime Sunday …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

‘I’m scared to death’ says Key West woman riding out storm

Hurricane Irma regained strength as it closed in on the Florida Keys early Sunday as forecasters monitored a crucial shift in its trajectory – just a few more miles to …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Hurricane Irma strengthens to major Category 3 storm

Hurricane Irma continued its rapid power grab Thursday, with wind speeds increasing by more than 55 mph since Wednesday to become a major Category 3 storm.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Sessions to praise Miami for ending sanctuary policy

MIAMI – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Miami to both praise its policy of cooperation with immigration authorities and to blast other cities that have not followed suit. Sessions …

Avista Stadium groundskeeper called up by MLB to help prepare field for All-Star Game

Avista Stadium’s overseeded field is one of minor league baseball’s jewels, thanks in large part to groundskeeper Tony Lee.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Deal for David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium land gets approval

David Beckham’s long quest to bring a MLS expansion team to Miami has taken a significant step forward. Miami-Dade County commissioners have approved the sale of about three acres of …

Countdown begins for Raul Castro’s retirement next year

MIAMI – A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year …

Report: Girl live streamed suicide in Miami foster home

A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower …

Report: 3 Miami officers fired over target practice ‘jokes’

Three new police officers were fired for making comments on a group chat about using Miami’s primarily black neighborhoods for target practice, a newspaper reported Friday.

Miami celebrations at Fidel Castro’s death shock those in Havana

Some Cuban-Americans have been celebrating Fidel Castro’s death with jubilation and vulgar humor, calling it a well-earned release after decades of exile and insults from the man they blame for …

It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana

In another milestone in improving air service between the United States and Cuba, an American Airlines 737 took off Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and …

Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party in which thousands marked the death of …

Miami’s joyous Cubans hope for change with Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro’s death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami’s large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked car horns, many cheering with joy and others …

Eight charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport

Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport.

Al Gore stumps for Clinton at Florida rally, emphasizes climate change

Retired Democratic warhorse Al Gore was trotted out at a rally in Miami on Tuesday with Hillary Clinton to highlight an issue he has long championed – combating climate change …

Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin snatch game in final minute for Seahawks’ 12-10 victory over Dolphins

Hobbled by an ankle injury, Russell Wilson pulled off another fourth-quarter comeback, throwing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 12-10 …

Mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach

For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes trapped in a zone where Zika virus is being actively transmitted have tested positive for the virus.

Four more Zika cases reported in Miami – and first one near Tampa

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced the first local case of Zika outside of South Florida – in Pinellas County – along with four more in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.