WATCH LIVE: Judge puts grieving father on notice as testimony continues in El Mula mass shooting trial
The trial continues Friday for a 24-year-old man who is accused of acting as the lookout during a 2021 Memorial Day weekend shooting that happened during a rap party at the El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County.
Macron to award top U.S. general France's highest honors
The French president's office says U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley will receive France’s highest medal of honor for his role in coordinating support for Ukraine and for his more than 40-year military career spent in defense of democracy.
U.S.: Tanks, F-16 jets part of long-term strategy for Ukraine, won't be ready for upcoming offensive
Training for Ukrainian forces on advanced U.S. Abrams tanks has begun, and while those systems will not be ready in time for Ukraine's near-term counteroffensive they will be critical in the longer-term, Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said.
Miami International Boat Show returns to Miami Beach, city still recovering from rowdy tourists
The Miami International Boat Show is returning to Miami Beach in 2022, which will stimulate the locate the local economy, but also draw tens of thousands of people to a city still recovering from rowdy tourists who caused chaos during spring break and Memorial Day weekend.
Airport changes name after years of fighting over ‘Orlando’
After years of fighting and litigation over who can include “Orlando” in the name of their central Florida airport, Orlando International Airport officials and Orlando Melbourne International Airport officials have tentatively agreed that Orlando Melbourne International Airport will change its name to Melbourne Orlando International Airport.
3 of the top 10 Memorial Day destinations are in Florida
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer across the U.S., and it turns out not one, or two, but three Florida cities are among the 10 most popular destinations Americans will be visiting between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
Biden marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday
President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing gym in northern Virginia as the state lifted all COVID-19 distancing and capacity restrictions at private businesses and much of the nation pushes toward a greater sense of normalcy.
The Hyundai Air & Sea Show returns this Memorial Day weekend, but with COVID protocols
The air portion of the Air & Sea show continued as the weather briefly cleared over Miami Beach on Sunday afternoon. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – As more South Florida residents get vaccinated for COVID-19, many locals are eyeing Memorial Day weekend and wondering, “Should we plan something?” Well, there is an outdoor event — that has new health protocols in place — that may be right up your alley. The Hyundai Air & Sea Show has officially announced its 2021 return this May in Miami Beach after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, it will feature offshore military demonstrations and fly-bys, powerboat demonstrations, extreme water sports, and more, all on the shores of Miami Beach. For more about the Hyundai Air & Sea Show’s COVID-19 protocols, click here.
Minneapolis to spend $6.4M to recruit more police officers
The city of Minneapolis will spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department in the wake of Floyds death. The City Council voted unanimously Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to approve the additional funding, which police requested. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following George Floyd’s death. The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve the additional funding that police requested. Floyd’s death sparked protests and led to a nationwide reckoning on race.
Asia Today: South Korea tightens restrictions to fight virus
The announcement came as South Korea’s daily virus tally stayed above 200 for a fourth straight day. The country has been experiencing a steady increase in virus infections since it relaxed its social distancing guidelines last month. South Korea added 230 more virus cases on Tuesday, raising the country’s total to 28,998 since the pandemic began, including 494 deaths. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:— India's number of new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours dropped to 29,164 new infections, continuing a downturn. The city reported 3,797 new coronavirus cases and 99 fatalities in the past 24 hours, fewer than last week’s daily average of nearly 7,000 cases.
The Latest: 6-day lockdown ordered in South Australia state
Officials announced the severe move Wednesday after a cluster of new coronavirus cases grew to 22. Larry Hogan is imposing limits for operating hours and capacity of businesses amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The seven-day average number of new daily cases is above 1,400 for the first time since early August. The first-term Democrat said Tuesday that he hopes the limits will help curb soaring coronavirus cases in the state. Seven-day rolling averages of daily cases increased from 1,311 on Nov. 2 to 2,459 on Monday.
Coronavirus: Florida reports 2,056 new COVID-19 cases and 200 deaths
Florida reported 2,056 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 200 more residents deaths. The new deaths reported Wednesday include 74 in Miami-Dade County, 10 in Broward, eight in Palm Beach County and one in Monroe. Latest totalsThe United States has passed 6.3 million confirmed cases, with over 189,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.3 million Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported has surpassed 27.6 million.
Coronavirus: Florida reports 1,823 new cases as numbers dip to June levels
Florida reported 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 44 residents deaths. A look at Florida's COVID-19 positivity rate over recent days. Latest totalsThe United States has passed 6.3 million confirmed cases, with over 189,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.3 million Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported has surpassed 27.3 million.
Florida coronavirus cases labor day
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Florida reported 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, along with 22 more resident deaths. PALM BEACHCases: 43,187 (+120)Deaths: 1,168 (+2)For more detailed data on every county from the latest Florida Department of Health report, click here. Latest totalsThe United States has passed 6.2 million confirmed cases, with over 188,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.3 million Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported has surpassed 27.1 million.
The Summer of COVD-19 ends with health officials worried
Many Labor Day parades marking the unofficial end of summer were called off, and masks were usually required at the few that went on. "Please, please do not make the same mistakes we all made on Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. had about 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases around Memorial Day, before backyard parties and other gatherings contributed to a summertime surge. It was their first trip out of state since COVID-19 started spreading. They had time off because the Labor Day weekend fair where they typically sell concessions canceled this year.
Heedless behavior threatens rise in coronavirus cases in South Florida
MIAMI – Before the coronavirus pandemic, Memorial Day, July Fourth and Labor Day weekends were opportunities to socialize by the pool and the beach in South Florida. Now the three-day weekend comes as Broward County’s coronavirus testing positivity rate is under 5% and Miami-Dade’s positivity rate is hovering at about 7%. In hope of keeping it this way, officers will be enforcing social distancing and face coverings at public beaches, restaurants and at popular tourist attractions. “We don’t want a repeat of Memorial Day where we got complacent,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation officers warned they will also be enforcing safety measures in the water.
COVID-19 makes this SoFla holiday weekend different
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has a word of caution for those venturing out for fun in South Florida for Labor Day Weekend. With Miami-Dade Countys coronavirus positive rate hovering around 7 percent, leaders are hoping holiday revelers dont mess that up. Beaches are staying open for the weekend, but Gimenez said there are rules: Continue to social distance and not gather in groups bigger than 10. A 10 p.m. curfew will be enforced through the weekend throughout Miami-Dade Count. Its a holiday weekend, its about family.
Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?
The fear is that backyard parties, crowded bars and other gatherings will cause the coronavirus to come surging back“I look upon the Labor Day weekend really as a critical point," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert. Over the summer, the U.S. saw a rise in infections, deaths and hospitalizations, primarily in the South and West, that was blamed in part on Americans behaving heedlessly over Memorial Day and July Fourth. And a few states are heading into the holiday with less room in hospitals than they had over Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. More beaches will be open on Labor Day than on Memorial Day, but Fauci said that is not cause in itself for concern, as long as people keep their distance. The 20 members normally run the local roads together every weekend but haven't seen each other since March.
July Fourth weekend will test Americans' discipline
In hard-hit South Florida, beaches from Palm Beach to Key West will be shut down for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. The fear is that a weekend of crowded pool parties, picnics and parades will fuel the surge. The warnings were sounded after a Memorial Day weekend that saw many people emerge from stay-at-home orders to go to the beach, restaurants and family gatherings. Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Hospital Association, said he is really, really worried about the Fourth of July."
Fourth of July beach closures begin in South Florida
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Amid increases in coronavirus cases, South Floridians headed into the Fourth of July weekend with beaches and bars closed and most fireworks displays canceled. Police officers are requiring face masks in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties and health officials are discouraging large crowded parties and parades. Fathers Day and Memorial Day weekend gatherings could have been to blame for increases in coronavirus infections. President Donald Trump is hosting a Friday evening fireworks show at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and a military flyover and fireworks display on Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
How California went from success story to virus hot spot
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. But the infection rate also has risen sharply from just over 4% of those tested around Memorial Day to 6% now. She noted that May produced a rapid reopening leading into Memorial Day weekend and then Father's Day. Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, said he has no regrets on how California moved forward. The mask order of course should have been in place earlier but you also have to be willing to enforce the mask order," she said.
Is this a second wave of coronavirus in Florida?
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. In just the past week, Florida has confirmed more than 12,000 new cases of COVID-19. So, does this mean that the state is seeing a second wave of coronavirus? The big concern here and in other countries is, is this going to be a second wave? says Dr. Bindu Mayi, a professor of microbiology and infectious diseases expert from Nova Southeastern Universitys school of medicine. "There are some who say yes there will be a second wave, its just a matter of time. And we also have been opening more, so we frankly expected more cases after we opened, without a doubt.So, how will we know if were going into a dreaded second wave?