Tag: Miami (Fla)

Spared by Dorian, Florida’s Bahamians Give Back to Islands

MIAMI — The home that Charles Bethel’s great-grandmother built in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood in 1890 still stands, with a historical marker commemorating it as one of the first dwellings in the area owned by a settler from the Bahamas. [For the latest updates on Friday, read our Hurricane Dorian live briefing here.] It was […]

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American Airlines Mechanic Arrested on Sabotage Charge After Grounding Flight

An American Airlines mechanic based at Miami International Airport was arrested on Thursday on a charge that he sabotaged the navigation equipment of a flight carrying 150 people, forcing it to be grounded just before takeoff, the authorities said. The mechanic, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, of Tracy, Calif., told investigators on Thursday that he […]

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How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Bonanza for the Rich

NEW ORLEANS — President Trump has portrayed America’s cities as wastelands, ravaged by crime and homelessness, infested by rats. But the Trump administration’s signature plan to lift them — a multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas — has fueled a wave of developments financed by and built for the wealthiest Americans. […]

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Before Hurricane Dorian’s Arrival Comes a Question: Stay or Evacuate?

MIAMI — The Stovalls are staying put for Hurricane Dorian. On Friday afternoon, they installed hurricane shutters and sterilized three 10-gallon jugs that they will fill with water before they settle in to ride out what could become a ferocious Category 4 storm. But, just in case, they have also restocked their evacuation kit this […]

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Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants

MIAMI — After finishing a particularly satisfying dinner at a Coral Gables restaurant with his wife, Pedro Martinez quietly slipped around to the back alley where the kitchen is. “Whatever you’re making, I’ll give you a raise,” Mr. Martinez whispered when the back door swung open. An executive at 50 Eggs, a restaurant group based […]

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Racist Display at Miami Airport Spurs T.S.A. Investigation

Two Transportation Security Administration officers were placed on leave after a racist display was discovered in a baggage-screening area at Miami International Airport, the agency said on Tuesday. As seen in a photo obtained by CNN, the display included two toy gorillas and a noose. A spokeswoman for the agency declined to give a detailed […]

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In Little Haiti, Barbecue Is Part of History

MIAMI — Haitian restaurants bloomed here in the 1990s and 2000s as their reputations grew for serving ambrosial rice and bean platters at cheap prices. On the weekends, barbecue smoke perfumed street corners and backyards as lines of customers formed. Many of their owners and customers had come to South Florida in the previous three […]

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Woman Required to Cover Up on American Airlines Flight Says Race Was a Factor

A Texas doctor says her race was a factor when she was briefly removed from a recent American Airlines flight and required to cover herself with a blanket before being allowed back on the plane. Dr. Tisha Rowe, who identifies as African-American and Caribbean-American, posted a widely shared tweet about the episode, including a selfie […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

By the time Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier and felon, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking, he had been repeatedly accused of pedophilia and sexual abuse for more than a decade. But Mr. Epstein — whose acquaintances include two presidents and multiple celebrities — had until then avoided federal prosecution. Now, Mr. Epstein […]

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Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop

Ice cream is young. For more than a thousand years, our ancestors had to settle for flavored snow — quick to vanish without modern refrigeration, and thus a luxury, reserved for the rich. Sorbet was accidentally invented in the 16th century, when the Italian scientist Giambattista della Porta tried to freeze wine and wound up […]

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De Blasio’s Guevara Lesson: What He Says in New York Should Stay in New York

In his tenure as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio has been known to adopt the patter of the proletariat, often calling out to union leaders and their followers as “brothers and sisters.” He is also prone to repeating some of his remarks in Spanish, and peppering his speeches with Spanish phrases. “Somos siempre […]

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On Night 2, the Democratic Debate Wakes Up and Shakes Up

The second night of the Democratic debates had the same location as the first, the same set, the same moderators, the same format and the same number of randomly selected candidates. But at some point in 24 hours, someone must have put caffeine in the water. Where the first debate mostly involved 10 candidates talking […]

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Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate

MIAMI — Joseph R. Biden Jr. repeatedly found himself on the defensive in the Democratic debate on Thursday over his record as well as his personal views, with the most searing moment of the night, and the primary campaign to date, coming when Senator Kamala Harris confronted him over his comments on working with segregationists […]

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Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate

MIAMI — Democratic presidential candidates leveled a stark critique of President Trump’s management of the American economy and immigration system in the first primary debate on Wednesday, but split in unmistakable terms over just how aggressively the next president should seek to transform the country along far more liberal lines. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts […]

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What Will Democrats Look for in Debates? Someone They Can Imagine Onstage With Trump

WASHINGTON — He stood in the middle of the debate stage and raised his hand to indicate he would not pledge to support the Republican nominee for president — unless it was him. Confronted by his own history of referring to women as fat pigs, dogs and slobs, he countered that the big problem in […]

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‘What Is Your Actual Plan?’ Miami Debates Give Democrats an Opening on Climate Change

MIAMI — New water pumps and tidal valves worth millions of dollars are needed to keep the streets from flooding even on sunny days. Septic tanks compromised by rising groundwater leak unfiltered waste that threatens the water supply. Developers are often buying out residents of established communities, hoping to acquire buildable property on higher ground. […]

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From Instability at Home to Study Overseas

In March 2017, Carol Reyes, global education director at Miami Dade College, organized what she called a “summit” to inform students on the benefits of studying abroad. “We wanted to explain the importance of how it would enhance their education, the skills they would learn and so forth,” she recalled. The afternoon of the event, […]

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Man Who Posed as Saudi Prince and Defrauded Investors Out of $8 Million Is Sent to Prison

The man who called himself Prince Khalid Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia liked the finer things in life: Rolex watches and Cartier bracelets, a Miami penthouse with a door buzzer labeled Sultan and expensive outfits for his Chihuahua, Foxy, whose life he chronicled on Instagram. Sometimes he drove his Ferrari, equipped with diplomatic license plates, to […]

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