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Frontier: Maskless Fliers, Not Anti-Semitism, Canceled Flight

Flight out of Miami to NYC canceled after Sunday incident with Hasidic Jewish passengers

(Newser) - A chaotic scene on a Frontier Airlines flight before takeoff ended with a group of Hasidic Jews being asked to leave, the entire plane eventually being emptied, and now, accusations of anti-Semitism—all over what the airline says was the group's refusal to wear face masks. The incident took...

Some Thought It Was a Terror Attack. Others, a Movie Set

Dozens arrested after vehicles do doughnuts in South Beach, causing fear and gridlock

(Newser) - If you were in Miami Beach Saturday night, you may have been witness to quite a street spectacle. Per NBC News , a group of cars converged on an intersection in the neighborhood of South Beach, then start doing doughnuts, while people who appeared to be part of the group stood...

He Could've Called 911. Cops Say He Grabbed a Rifle Instead

Man chases, shoots alleged intruder who begged for his life: cops

(Newser) - A man who says he was the victim of a burglary attempt chased a man down a South Florida street and shot and wounded him with an assault-style rifle as he begged for his life, authorities say. Corthoris Jenkins, 28, was charged with attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, court...

YouTube Prank Gets Women Booted From Flight
2 Passengers Booted Off
Plane After First-Class Prank
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2 Passengers Booted Off Plane After First-Class Prank

Witness says woman squeezed under friend's seat before plane took off

(Newser) - An incident on an American Airlines flight got at least two passengers kicked off the plane, all supposedly in an effort to get views on YouTube. A witness to the incident last week in the first-class section of a flight headed from Dallas to Miami posted about it in the...

Here Are the US Cities Hardest Hit Financially by COVID

Half of America's top 10 are located in one state

(Newser) - With more than 225,000 dead and 8.6 million cases of COVID-19 in the US, the health consequences of the virus are obvious. But the financial repercussions have also been devastating, and some areas are suffering more than others. WalletHub looked at the biggest US cities across nine metrics...

Looking to Retire? These US Cities Beckon

Nearly half of the top 10 are in one state

(Newser) - Unless you plan on living indefinitely on a cruise ship when you retire (not a bad idea, but maybe a little impractical for most of us), you may be looking ahead to where it would make the most sense to settle in for your golden years. Toward that end, WalletHub...

Welcome to the 'Restaurant of Tomorrow'

Burger King releases redesign for 'COVID world' that focuses on drive-thru, pickup options

(Newser) - The fast-food industry has been faring somewhat better during the pandemic than the restaurant industry as a whole, but a newly released redesign by a casual-dining giant shows just how much the coronavirus era has changed the way we grab a quick bite. Burger King has debuted its plans for...

Cop's Wife Dies While Trapped in SUV
Cop's Wife Dies
While Trapped in SUV

Cop's Wife Dies While Trapped in SUV

Rear doors could only be opened from the outside

(Newser) - The wife of a Miami police officer died after becoming trapped in the back seat of her husband's police-issued SUV. Clara Paulino was apparently looking for something in the back seat of the Ford Explorer, parked at her Miami Shores home, on Friday afternoon when she became trapped inside,...

Dog Gets an Unexpected Road Trip to Florida

Belle jumped out of car in South Carolina, was picked up by Floridians

(Newser) - A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles away in Miami, per the AP . The dog named Belle escaped from the moving car near Charleston on July 15, according to Tim Whitfield, whose 90-year-old...

These 11 Cities Receive a COVID Warning

Dr. Birx is worried about Baltimore, Cleveland, and 9 others

(Newser) - White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx is worried about 11 US cities in particular because of a surge in positive tests, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity . Birx warned state and local leaders—the exact participants are unclear—in a private phone call...

Miami Will Fine You for Not Wearing a Mask

$50 fine becomes $500 for 3rd offense

(Newser) - As coronavirus infections surge in Florida, more cities are introducing mandatory mask orders—and the ones in Miami and Miami Beach have teeth. As of Tuesday, anybody who is unable to socially distance and not wearing a face covering in an indoor or outdoor public space in Miami Beach will...

Miami Beaches Are Closing Down
'The Window Is Closing'
to Curb the Pandemic
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'The Window Is Closing' to Curb the Pandemic

In Florida, where cases are surging, Miami is closing its beaches for the July 4 holiday

(Newser) - Miami is shutting down its popular beaches over the Fourth of July weekend as coronavirus cases surge in Florida, CNN reports. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez made the announcement Friday and said all county parks and beaches will be closed from Friday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 7. "As...

Fla. Cop Charged With Tasing Woman, With Knee on Her Neck

Former Miami Gardens police officer Jordy Yanes Martel charged with battery

(Newser) - A Miami police officer has been charged with battery after video surfaced of a January arrest in which he dragged a black woman from an SUV, put a knee on her neck, and stunned her twice with a Taser. Booked into jail on Thursday, Jordy Yanes Martel, a Hispanic man...

Police: Mom Drowned Her 'Voiceless' Son in a Canal

Patricia Ripley, 45, has been charged in Florida

(Newser) - A Miami woman faked her son's abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy's death, officials said Saturday. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Patricia Ripley, 45, is facing...

They Met Up for a Sneaker Sale. Then Everything Went Awry

Teen girl killed during shootout over Adidas Yeezy shoes near Miami: cops

(Newser) - A Miami high school senior weeks away from graduation was killed last week during what cops say was a botched sale of Adidas Yeezy sneakers. Two men have since been arrested and charged with murder. CNN reports that Andrea Camps Lacayo died April 7 after she accompanied her boyfriend, Sergio...

Flippant Spring Breaker Sorry for Coronavirus Comments

Brady Sluder gave now-infamous interview from Miami

(Newser) - The spring breaker whose flippant comments about the coronavirus pandemic went viral is now apologizing, USA Today reports. "I wasn't aware of the severity of my actions and comments," Brady Sluder posted on Instagram . "I'd like to take this time to own up to the...

Andrew Gillum Is Leaving Politics for Rehab

'This has been a wake-up call for me,' says former Florida gubernatorial candidate

(Newser) - Andrew Gillum is stepping back from politics and entering rehab after being found in a Miami Beach hotel room with an overdose victim and several bags of crystal meth. "This has been a wake-up call for me," he said in a statement Sunday night, per WESH . "Since...

To Make a Point, Eilish Sheds the Baggy Clothes

Singer critiques commentary on her body in world tour kickoff

(Newser) - Billie Eilish chose the kickoff of her world tour to address comments about her famously oversize clothes, and the body underneath. The singer, who turned 18 in December, has previously found issue with comments praising her clothes as a statement about the sexualization of women. Indeed, she's said such...

Florida Democrats Furious About Sanders' Cuba Remarks

He said not everything was bad under Castro

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in Florida's primary in 2016—and after his remarks on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, the Democratic frontrunner may again struggle to win the state this time around. Sanders, asked about his 1985 remark that Cubans didn't rise up against Fidel Castro...

Miami Ferry Loses Car, Killing 2 Women Inside

Authorities investigate how the vehicle went overboard on the 7-minute trip

(Newser) - Two women were killed this week when the car they were sitting in fell off a ferry in Miami. The car sank to the bottom of the 50-foot channel, the Herald reports, where Miami-Dade Fire Rescue divers found their bodies. It's not clear how the Mercedes went into the...

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