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With salsa, caravans, Cubans make last push to reelect Trump

MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party. Tirso Luis Paez flicked his hand so his band mates would let him take over during a crowd fa...

 

Carnival Cruise Line plans to sail again starting in August

Carnival Cruise Line said Monday that it plans to gradually resume cruising in North America in August, nearly five months after it halted operations due to the new coronavirus. Sailings will begin on Aug. 1 or soon after, with eight ships setting...

 

Ill-fated cruise ships given approval to dock in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers aboard two cruise ships that have had coronavirus cases and deaths have been given the green light to disembark at a Florida port, an official said Thursday. An agreement was reached between local, state and...

 

Nursing homes face unique challenge with coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the...

 

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

MIAMI (AP) — An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent...

 

'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving...

 

Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a...

 

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal...

 

Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of...

 

Poetry, film, maps: Parkland students quietly process trauma

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When freshman Eden Hebron wanted to capture the searing experience of being in a classroom where a fellow student killed her best friend and three other people, she turned to poetry. The result was "1216," named after the...

 

Footbridge collapses onto busy highway, crushes 8 vehicles

MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue...

 

Families await word on relatives feared crushed by bridge

MIAMI (AP) — Relatives and friends of people still missing after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on a highway gathered Friday in South Florida, longing and praying for miracles as authorities searched the smashed concrete that has already claimed...

 

A grim task: Preserving mementos from the Florida shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Parkland's historians and city officials are aiming to save mementos left at the vast makeshift shrines in the aftermath of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people. Gifts have continued to expand these memorials...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Most don't want young immigrants deported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress. Americans also have largely...

 

US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors...

 

Russian with HIV seeking US asylum is detained in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Immigration authorities detained a gay Russian man infected with HIV who was seeking U.S. asylum in California, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention facility in Miami since March 13...

 

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