Miami - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Miami Florida woman finds iguana in toilet bowl, calls 911 MIAMI (AP) — What did a South Florida woman do when she lifted the lid on her toilet and found an iguana inside? She closed it again and called 911. Lt. Scott Mullin of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom One unit tells the Miami Herald ( ) it's the first time he's found an iguana in a toilet. Mullin ... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:40:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:40:00Z Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas MIAMI (AP) — Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. The U.S. Coast Guard said the twin-engine MU-2B was east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane. It was en ... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:54:00Z 'Hi love!' says card Taylor Swift sent to college grad MIAMI (AP) — Who in the world would be so fearless as to invite Taylor Swift to her college graduation party? Ashley Silvers of Miami, that's who. The 22-year-old with a new degree in public relations and advertising mailed an invite to the megastar that thanked Swift for being a positive influence. Then she went home from the Universit... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:59:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:59:00Z Jose Altuve back in lineup after switching to shoes that fit MIAMI (AP) — Second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the Houston Astros' lineup after giving his team a scare because his special Mother's Day shoes were too snug. Altuve began limping enough in the ninth inning of Sunday night's game at the New York Yankees that manager A.J. Hinch replaced him with a pinch runner. "He looked uncomfortabl... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:33:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:33:00Z Florida governor: Tourists still coming in record numbers MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says a record number of tourists are visiting the state. Scott visited Miami's Jungle Island Monday to announce that 31.1 million people visited Florida during the first three months of this year. That's a 2.5 percent jump over the same time period in 2016. Nearly 113 million tourists — most of them ... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:00:00Z Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque in his honor dedicated that will be placed in Monument Park alongside tributes to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra and the rest of the team's greats. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-05-15T05:26:00Z AP source: MLB wants Marlins' bidders to show cash up front NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball wants the groups bidding for the Miami Marlins to show their cash up front, and thus far the group led by the son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears to be ahead. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the commissioner's office has told the parties that before... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:37:00Z Haitians fear wrenching end to US immigration protection MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she's about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake could soon be revoked. President Donald Trump's appointees must announce by May 23 whether to continue "temporary protected status" ... Wed, 10 May 2017 18:58:00 GMT 2017-05-10T18:58:00Z AP Exclusive: US digs for evidence of Haiti immigrant crimes WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration weighs extending humanitarian protections for thousands of Haitian immigrants, officials are digging for unusual information: How many have been convicted of crimes. Internal emails obtained by The Associated Press show a top immigration official wanted not only crime data on Haitians who are protected from de... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:16:00Z Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music. The 25-year-old Mexican-born medical student left Mexico for the U.S. as a child and celebrates the day to honor a homeland she hardly remembers. But the Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident said she's reluctant ... Fri, 05 May 2017 08:07:00 GMT 2017-05-05T08:07:00Z Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music. The 25-year-old Mexican-born medical student left Mexico for the U.S. as a child and celebrates the day to honor a homeland she hardly remembers. But the Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident said she's reluctant ... Fri, 05 May 2017 02:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T02:14:00Z Jeb Bush optimistic he and Jeter can close deal for Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush says he is optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins despite stiff competition, and partner Derek Jeter would take charge of baseball operations. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups remain in the mix. The second bid is led by Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:38:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:38:00Z Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American in Congress, to retire U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast Miami-Dade County that is heavily Democratic. Hillary Clinton won it over Don... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:46:00Z Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media. And it's been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised "an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded" on the Bahamian island of Exuma. The festival's rise and fall has played out i... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:11:00Z Fyer Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointment In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media. In the case of the ill-fated Fyre Festival — a multiday music, art and culture party that promised "an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded" on the Bahamian island of Exuma — it's been a sudden and ugly death, chronicled in real-time on YouTube and filtered through Facebook. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-04-29T18:55:00Z Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled MIAMI (AP) — Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. Fyre Festival organizers announced the cancellation of what they previously billed as a "once-in-a-lifetime" concert along the lines of the Co... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:44:00Z Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins' bidding NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups are still bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are involved in one of the groups. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Jeter/Bush group won an auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid. Manfred said some reports on t... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:30:00Z MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush still haven't touched all the bases in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins. Far from it. Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the team, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. His comments came after Bloomberg reported a group led by former New York Yankees captain Jeter and former Florida Gov... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:38:00 GMT 2017-04-26T12:38:00Z The Latest: Homeland secretary urges deportation cooperation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Justice Department warning nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law or risk coveted law enforcement grant money (all times EDT): 9 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says local police departments should work with federal authorities on deporting immigrants before they are released from jail and prison. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:15:00 GMT 2017-04-22T01:15:00Z NFL draft prospects thumbnail scouting reports Scouting the top prospects available in the NFL draft that will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia ((asterisk)-denotes early entrant): QUARTERBACKS (asterisk)Deshaun Watson, 6-foot-2, 221 pounds, Clemson Notable: In two national championship games against Alabama, Watson passed for 825 yards and seven touchdowns with... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:48:00 GMT 2017-04-20T18:48:00Z No inoffensive way to say the "n-word," Fla. senator learns TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No matter what variation of the 'n-word' is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive as Democrats and Republicans admonish him for using it during an exchange with two African-American colleagues. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles tried to say his use of the word was actually "niggas" and explained that'... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-04-20T08:26:00Z AP source: Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-04-19T23:47:00Z Walker's single ends Marlins' no-hit bid after 7 2/3 innings MIAMI (AP) — Neil Walker ended the Miami Marlins' no-hit bid against the New York Mets on Sunday when he singled up the middle off reliever Brad Ziegler with two outs in the eighth inning. Dan Straily, Jarlin Garcia and Kyle Barraclough had kept the Mets hitless through seven innings. Straily, who entered with a 7.56 ERA in his first tw... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:40:00 GMT 2017-04-16T19:40:00Z Police impersonator pulls over officer, needs real lawyer MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a man packing a blue light and a BB gun pulled over a non-descript car on Interstate 95, ready to play "traffic cop" again. Bad move: the driver he pulled over is a real police detective. The police report shows 46-year-old Pacheco Bustamante was arrested Friday morning on a felony charge of impersonating a Florida police offi... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:33:00 GMT 2017-04-14T18:33:00Z D'Arnaud homers in 16th, Mets beat Marlins 9-8 MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets' winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday. Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory. D'Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second inning, and teammate Yoenis Cespedes ha... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:49:00 GMT 2017-04-14T11:49:00Z Marshals nab last of 'cocaine cowboys,' on lam for 26 years MIAMI (AP) — A quarter-century after he vanished on the eve of a major drug indictment, the last of Miami's fabled "cocaine cowboys" was in custody Thursday, nabbed on a suburban bike ride with his wife near Disney World. Prosecutors say the man living under an assumed name is Gustavo "Taby" Falcon, who was part of a homegrown drug gang that used super-fa... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-04-13T19:59:00Z Cat takes cover as Ozuna's 2 HRs help Miami beat Braves, 8-4 MIAMI (AP) — A gray cat went scrambling for cover in the Marlins Park outfield midway through Tuesday night's game, and no wonder, given the barrage off Marcell Ozuna's bat. Ozuna homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs to help Miami win its home opener against the Atlanta Braves, 8-4. Announced attendance was 36,519, and that didn... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:45:00 GMT 2017-04-12T03:45:00Z Official: Ex-gym employee shoots 2 in Florida, kills self CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A former gym employee opened fire inside the facility on Saturday, critically wounding a manager and another person before he killed himself, officials said. The manager later died at a hospital after the shooting at the Equinox gym, a law enforcement official who was brief on the investigation told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the co... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:40:00 GMT 2017-04-09T02:40:00Z Federer beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in Miami Open final KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP) — Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final. Now comes a well-deserved two-month break. "I'm not 24 anymore," Federer said. "I need a rest. My body needs healing." He's not complain... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-04-02T23:24:00Z Draft bust Dion Jordan released by Dolphins MIAMI (AP) — Defensive end Dion Jordan was released Friday by the Miami Dolphins, solidifying his status as a draft bust. Jordan started one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall draft pick four years ago. Jordan was reinstated by the NFL in July following a 15-month suspension for his latest violation of... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-03-31T20:39:00Z