Miami: Local News from the Miami Herald


Here is the latest Local News from the Miami Herald.

Broward deputy hospitalized after patrol car accident

He was treated for minor injuries

SUV jumped the median and hit the patrol car

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Poop at Dog Beach means no swimming for humans

Dog Beach has high levels of a fecal baterica

Beach is just off the Rickenbacker Causeway

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Top marks: When moms and kids attend college together

As more women return to campus, many of them are parents who must juggle their studies with family and work

A Miami mother, her son and her future son-in-law recently graduated with nursing degrees from Miami Dade College

A mother and son who graduated from Nova Southeastern University now want to get graduate degrees

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Plus-size modeling world has a new star and his name is Miko
This year, the backdrop for the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares celebration, a buoyant benefit for LGBT causes, was military might. At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on April … Click to Continue »

Sunflower seed recall includes Publix and Planters brand snacks

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday a Minnesota company issued a recall

About 100 different brands affected, including Florida-based Publix and Planters

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Bursting the Millennials’ Bernie bubble is an uphill battle

Despite math, Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race

Hillary Clinton is 93 percent of the way to winning nomination

Sanders can’t hurt her much, but disaffected followers can do damage

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Miami immigration lawyer Julie Ferguson dies at 49

Miami immigration lawyer Julie Ferguson worked with Haitian and Cuban charities

She was an immigration attorney in Miami who represented a family against a member of the Pinochet regime

Ferguson, who spoke five languages, was an expert in the field of asylum law

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For Cinco de Mayo, a mariachi band in the produce aisle

The opening of new Publix in West Miami was a Cinco de Mayo celebration

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Miami Beach mayor takes on Rick Scott, fueling speculation of 2018 run

Philip Levine bought a radio ad in California to tout a proposed minimum-wage hike

The ad is airing just after Gov. Rick Scott traveled tried to recruit California companies

Levine insists he’s focused on his city and not higher office

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Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone
Canadian officials are waiting for dawn to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. … Click to Continue »

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift ahead of US payrolls data
The Latest on Financial Markets (all times local): … Click to Continue »

US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle
The commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a “minor hurdle” in relations between the two militaries. … Click to Continue »

Trial set for man accused of abusing disabled patient
A July trial has been scheduled for a man accused of abusing a patient while working at the Beatrice State Developmental Center. … Click to Continue »

Paterno’s son: Supposed 1976 allegation vs. father is ‘bunk’
Joe Paterno’s son says an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is “bunk.” … Click to Continue »

Michigan city’s Island No. 2 gets 2 new names amid park plan
An island listed on maps for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Island No. 2 is getting a pair of new names. … Click to Continue »

Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down
Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria’s southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue. … Click to Continue »

Metro’s general manager to announce maintenance plan
Metro’s general manager is set to announce how he’ll address systemic maintenance shortcomings on Washington’s beleaguered subway system. … Click to Continue »

Pope Francis to receive prestigious Charlemagne Prize
Pope Francis has been presented with the International Charlemagne Prize, one of Europe’s most prestigious prizes, for his “message of hope and encouragement.” … Click to Continue »

6 people, likely all from 1 family, killed in Syracuse fire
Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in New York, and they believe all the victims were members of the same family. … Click to Continue »

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike
Services ground to a halt in Greece Friday as workers walked off the job at the start of a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further reduce incomes, in a sign of growing discontent with the left-led coalition government. … Click to Continue »

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch
For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite. … Click to Continue »

China seeks global support for South China Sea policies
China is seeing mixed results in its effort to enlist friendly states in its push to exclude the U.S. and its allies from the festering South China Sea dispute, underscoring the limits of Chinese diplomacy despite its massive economic clout. … Click to Continue »

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump
Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. … Click to Continue »

AP Analysis: For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out
Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry — and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out. … Click to Continue »

Trump eyes general election amid Republican backlash
Just days into his tenure as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is brushing off a stinging rebuke from the GOP’s top elected official while vowing to unite a fractured party. … Click to Continue »

NY school poised for deep clean after students get norovirus
Officials say a Long Island high school has been cleaned and disinfected after several students who recently returned from a trip to Spain contracted norovirus. … Click to Continue »

US military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida
The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday. … Click to Continue »

Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion
The Obama administration has announced a set of financial regulations that would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, part of an effort billed as a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers. … Click to Continue »

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night
Doctors in Pakistan are mystified by the case of two brothers who have come to be known as the “solar kids.” … Click to Continue »

Treasure hunter’s disappearance still a mystery after months
Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to the whereabouts of missing treasure hunter Randy Bilyeu. … Click to Continue »

Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now
Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him. … Click to Continue »

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Fantasy 5’ game
The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the Florida Lottery’s “Fantasy 5” game were: … Click to Continue »

Today in History
Today is Friday, May 6, the 127th day of 2016. There are 239 days left in the year. … Click to Continue »

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT
Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now … Click to Continue »

2 weeks after 8 killed in Ohio, no arrests, few answers
Two weeks have passed since the bodies of eight family members were found on April 22 at four different homes in Ohio. No arrests have been made, and a motive for the Pike County killings remains unclear. Autopsies show the victims were shot, some of them multiple times. Here’s a look at the killings and what’s known: … Click to Continue »

Kerry to address 25,000 at Northeastern graduation
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Northeastern University. … Click to Continue »

Big art auctions open in NYC next week
A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler and two rare Fauve period paintings are among the offerings at the impressionist, modern and contemporary evening art auctions in New York next week. … Click to Continue »

North Korea congress starts; foreign media kept out so far
North Korea slowly lifted the curtain Friday on the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, bringing foreign journalists to the venue without immediately letting them in, or revealing just how leader Kim Jong Un will make use of possibly his greatest spotlight yet. … Click to Continue »

Six at Palace Suites celebrate turning 100 years — and beyond

Six centennials celebrate their birthday at the Palace Suites

Honorees danced to music of the 1920s

At the end, there was a cake cutting and everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday’

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Motorcyclist thrown from bike, killed on I-95

Joshua Pinilla was riding his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle

He was thrown from his bike and into the path of a tractor trailer

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For Mother’s Day, skip the brunch, build a house

Habitat for Humanity’s national event asks people to help build a house in their neighborhood

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