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Alleged armored truck shooter caughtupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 17:17:00

A fugitive accused of stealing $2 million from an armored truck he was driving and killing his partner was caught early Tuesday in Florida, according to the FBI. Paul Daugherty: Who's this year's VCU? Prepare for a Cinderella-less First Fourupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 12:49:00

The First Four is the province of heroes, fools, dreamers and guys named Momo. It is where the President of the United States will be Tuesday night, not to mention a player whose first name is Four. NCAA Tournament: First-, second-, third-round tip times, datesupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 01:29:00

FIRST FOUR on truTV Tuesday, March 13 *All times EST Dayton, Ohio 6:30 p.m. -- Western Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State (truTV) 9:00 p.m. -- Iona vs. BYU (truTV)

Cash-flush Brazilians flock to Floridaupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:51:00

Cash-flush Brazilians are looking for deals, and Miami is the place to find them. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Florida's tourism gets a boost from a Brazilian invasionupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:51:00

"Oi -- Sejam bem-vindos!" -- meaning "Hi, welcome!" -- is a Portuguese phrase heard more and more these days at Florida's tourist spots. Lars Anderson: NASCAR's new engines, reason Petty opted for Almirola, more mailupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 13:21:00

The race took place two months ago, a riveting three hours that played out on a 1.5-mile circle of asphalt in South Florida. Now that we've had time to digest and analyze and rehash all that took place in the 2011 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway -- how Carl Edwards held the points lead heading into the race over Tony Stewart; how Stewart dropped to the back of the field after sustaining damage to his No. 14 Chevy under caution; how Stewart charged back; how Stewart passed Edwards and won the championship based on a tiebreaker -- let's officially call that race what it was: the greatest of the Chase era.

U.S. bans imports of 4 exotic snake speciesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 17:00:00

The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.

U.S. closes door to four snake speciesupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 17:00:00

U.S. Interior Department announces it is banning the importation of four snake species. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Review: Rick Ross' 'Rich Forever' is a delicious appetite-whetterupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 10:16:00

While his next official album ripens in the blazing South Florida sunshine, Rick Ross has delivered a delicious appetite-whetter. Andy Staples: 'Noles look toward 2012 after sneaking past Fighting Irishupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 09:22:00

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sometimes, if you press your ear to the press box window, you can almost hear thousands of fans across the country scream "Noooooooooooooooo!" as a ball flies through the air. One of those moments took place Thursday evening.

22 arrested in Florida as part of 'pill mill' crackdownupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 17:49:00

Law enforcement officers arrested 22 people Friday in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, as part of an effort to shut down so-called pill mills distributing illegal prescription drugs.

My granny is my wingmanupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:48:00

Finding a partner in crime when it comes to navigating your love life can be challenging.

South Florida ICE official arrested on child porn chargesupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:17:00

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. LeBron, Wade, Bosh to host All-Star exhibition in South Floridaupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:08:00

Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are planning to host about 20 NBA players for a charity game in early October.

How to nominate a CNN Heroupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:04:00

A CNN Hero's journey to global recognition begins with a nomination by someone who's been touched by their efforts -- someone like you who wants us to share their story with the world.

How you can nominate a CNN Heroupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:04:00

A CNN Hero's journey to global recognition begins with a nomination by someone who's been touched by their efforts.

Tampa GOP debate: No talking pointsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 05:46:00

CNN's Don Lemon interviews members of the Tampa Tea Party prior to Monday's candidate forum.

In Florida, Cuban coffee meets tea party politicsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 05:46:00

For politicians seeking public office, a stop at the iconic Cafe Versailles is a must.

Two men accused in Internet sex tape schemeupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 06:52:00

Two Florida men are accused of promising women modeling jobs but instead taping sexual assaults of the women and selling the tapes on the Internet. Joe Lemire: Hanley Ramirez finally hustling and hitting like Marlins need him toupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 16:40:00

NEW YORK -- Hanley Ramirez's summer revival started with a perceived lack of hustle, and it nearly ended because of an all-out and all-too-real dive into the Citi Field turf.

Flo Rida arrested on DUI chargeupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 06:20:00

Rapper Flo Rida is out of jail after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving. Frank Deford: America loves to hate the Heatupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 21:55:00

So the NBA finals have begun, but is anybody outside of South Florida rooting for the Heat? In fact, it's hard for anybody outside of South Florida to like the Heat fans, inasmuch as they all come wearing white, so a Heat home game, like last night, looks like a dentist convention or an agricultural rally of Cuban Communists in Havana.

Transplant recipient to horse trainerupdated: Sat May 07 2011 16:00:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on Kathy Ritvo, who overcame a heart transplant to train a Kentucky Derby horse.

Mucho Macho Man and his trainer: a Derby story with heartupdated: Sat May 07 2011 16:00:00

Each morning about 5, every morning without fail, Kathy Ritvo is at the track, always the most dependable 100-to-1 shot on the grounds.

Toddler shoots mom dead, boy's father tells Florida policeupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:00:00

A toddler shot and killed his mother, the boy's father told South Florida police, who say they will talk to the 2-1/2-year-old.

Did toddler shoot and kill his mom?updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:00:00

A mother's boyfriend says their 2-year-old son shot and killed her. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.

White powder sent to congressman called 'non-biological threat'updated: Fri Apr 08 2011 20:57:00

A white substance mailed to a Florida congressman's campaign office on Friday was "not a dangerous material," emergency officials said.

Dozens arrested in bust of organized crime groups, sources sayupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:59:00

Federal authorities Wednesday arrested dozens of mostly Armenian alleged members of Eastern European organized crime groups suspected of a range of health care and other fraudulent activities, according to federal law enforcement sources.

5 money-saving cruise questions -- and answersupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 08:11:00

The cruising industry has changed rapidly in the past decade. And even if you're an experienced cruiser, you may be in for a few surprises on your next sail (for example, you can now ignore the gratuities line on checks guilt-free!).

65-year-old man's body parts strewn across 3 Florida countiesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:18:00

A 65-year-old man's remains were stashed in containers across South Florida, police said Thursday, releasing the victim's identity one day after charging another man in his murder.

Man charged with murder in Florida dismemberment caseupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:44:00

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in a case that came to light last month when body parts were found scattered across South Florida, police announced Wednesday afternoon.

Florida jury acquits ex-baseball player of vehicular manslaughterupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 18:41:00

A South Florida jury found former World Series hero Jim Leyritz guilty of driving drunk Saturday but acquitted him of a more serious charge of DUI manslaughter.

Jury in Leyritz trial to resume deliberations after declaring deadlockupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 18:53:00

A South Florida jury in the DUI manslaughter case of ex-baseball player Jim Leyritz said Friday that they were deadlocked, but agreed to resume deliberations after Judge Marc H. Gold asked them to do so.

CNNMoney: How to buy a foreclosure in a robo-signing worldupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:22:00

You want to buy a foreclosure? It has gotten a lot harder the past couple of weeks.

Three boaters rescued after three days lost at seaupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:19:00

Three boaters in South Florida have made it back to worried friends and family on dry land, three days after they went missing when their 32-foot boat broke down during what was supposed to be a one-day fishing trip 20 miles off of West Palm Beach.

Missing Florida boaters foundupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 12:19:00

Three men were discovered off the coast of Jacksonville, three days after their boat broke down. WJXX reports. Which Hot NBA Star Was in the Club with Katy Perry?updated: Tue Jul 20 2010 11:53:00

• Is she a Miami Heat fan? Who knows, but Katy Perry and new South Florida transplant LeBron James were both spotted partying at Aura Nightclub at the Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The pop star stopped into the club with members of her band, drinking vodka, while the casually dressed James arrived with a large entourage and sipped champagne and vodka all night. Jennifer Capriati 'Recovering Fully' from Overdoseupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:08:00

Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati is hospitalized after the overdose of prescription meds, a rep says Andy Glockner: Wednesday Update: South Florida's NCAA tournament hopes dashedupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 23:46:00

Andy Glockner will offer a full edition of the Bubble Watch each morning, then provide updates as the action plays out. Check back throughout the day for ongoing bubble analysis. All times are ET. Andy Glockner: Breaking down the conference tournamentsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 21:26:00

The most poignant scenes of conference tournament season typically involve plucky clubs from small conferences that have played their way into a shot at NCAA tournament glory. Those moments can be magical, especially for the supporters of those schools, but they're not where the bulk of the NCAA tournament bracket is forged.

Mini Madoff?updated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:37:00

His lies kept him rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful, and some became his victims.

$1.2 billion swindle 'was like Madoff on crack'updated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:37:00

The photographs on the walls of Scott Rothstein's office at his law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were a who's who of Washington. Andrew Lawrence: New Orleans fans love their Saints, and for good reasonupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 15:47:00

NEW ORLEANS -- Where were you when the Saints won it all? It's one of those questions -- like, Where were you during the Apollo 11 moon landing? -- that will be asked a lot in the decades to come by generations of sports fans trying to put their lives in the context of something far bigger. George Dohrmann: Explosive guard Jones guiding USF toward NCAA tournament bidupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 15:25:00

When South Florida coach Stan Heath is asked to about the impact star guard Dominique Jones has made this season, he does not reference one of Jones' baskets during his 46-point game against Providence earlier this season or a shot he took in upsets of Pittsburgh and Georgetown, but rather a routine pass that might have gone unnoticed by most people. Seth Davis: Resilient Hoyas have learned from last year's debacle; more notesupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 12:57:00

When I spoke with Georgetown coach John Thompson III late Sunday afternoon, I asked if he would give me the details on what he told his players after they lost at home to South Florida last Wednesday. Was he somber? Was he angry? What did he say? "Take me inside that locker room," I said. Don Banks: Five reasons Saints will beat Coltsupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 11:55:00


Money Magazine: 5 things about life settlementsupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 06:11:00

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On student's 20th birthday, dad begs searchers to keep goingupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 22:00:00

Len Gengel cries between sentences. "It's my daughter's birthday today," he says, choking back tears.

Students missing in Haitiupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 22:00:00

Parents are desperately searching for four college students who they say are trapped beneath rubble in Haiti.

U.S.: No Haitian mass exodus to Florida seen or expectedupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 16:07:00

Fears that Haitian earthquake survivors would engage in a massive and deadly ocean migration to South Florida have thus far been unfounded, according to federal and local government officials, who say they continue to plan for such an exodus only as a precaution.

Aid workers frustrated with relief effortupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 11:18:00

Anger boiled over on the streets of Haiti's capital Tuesday -- not just from residents who have gone a week without food and water, but from the people who are supposed to be providing it.

Loved one trapped in rubbleupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 22:04:00

CNN's Josh Levs talks with a woman whose cousin is trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Caribbean Market search ends in grief as rescuers move onupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 22:04:00

Sometimes she paced and sometimes she sat and pondered. Gigi Merove-Pierre has been at the Caribbean Supermarket for a week now, but Tuesday might have been the most painful day.

Radio station in the sky warns Haitians not to attempt boat voyageupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 18:15:00

A U.S. Air Force plane serving as an airborne radio station is broadcasting messages to Haitians urging them not to attempt ocean voyages to the United States, saying they will be intercepted and turned back home if they do.

Supermarket rescue offers hopeupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 18:25:00

A dramatic rescue at supermarket in Haiti offers hope of finding more survivors, as CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Rescuers' joy mingles with agonyupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 18:25:00

In the eerie light of a supermarket storage room, an international team of rescue workers waited for a miracle.

Students safe, back homeupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 13:33:00

Lynn University students arrives back in Florida after being trapped in the Haiti earthquake.

An e-mail from Haiti, then minutes later, a nightmareupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 13:33:00

Peggy Bourland can't eat. When she lies down to sleep, she fights the urge to go outside and curl up on the cold, hard ground.

Haitians in U.S. wait for news and worryupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 13:01:00

With phone lines down and communication cut, Haitians living in America are "sick with worry" and scrambling for information about loved ones who experienced Tuesday's 7.0 earthquake on the island nation.

Miami Haitians pray for countryupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 13:01:00

Members of Miami's Haitian community filled an area church to pray for victims of Tuesday's quake.

Haitians in U.S. watch earthquake news and worryupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 10:19:00

With phone lines down and communication cut, Haitians living in America are "sick with worry" and scrambling for information about Tuesday's earthquake, while fretting about their troubled homeland and their loved ones.

CNNMoney: Super Bowl vendors vie for a piece of the big gameupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 10:06:00

When caterer Francine Powers got summoned to the big leagues, the call came out of the blue: The phone in her home office rang, and on the other end was an invitation to try out for a shot at the Super Bowl.

Racehorse's plight shines light on illegal slaughter farmsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:05:00

Freedom's Flight is a beautiful thoroughbred with an impressive pedigree. His bloodlines can be traced to two of the greatest race horses of all time, Seattle Slew and Secretariat.

Slaughterhouses in the shadowsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:05:00

CNN's John Zarrella follows one man's crusade to shut down illegal slaughterhouses. Gene Menez: After extreme makeover, Clausen on top heading into USC battleupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 15:43:00

It is time for Extreme Makeover: Heisman Watch Edition. For five weeks this list has stuck by the usual suspects despite the fact that many of them underperformed due to injury, inaccuracy or indifference. Well, now that we have a much larger sample of games, it is time to blow up The Watch, take a look at all the evidence and start from scratch. Half of these players weren't on the list last week, including two of the top three. This Heisman season has been so crazy that next week's Halfway Heisman Trophy could go to anyone on this list -- and maybe even to someone not on it.

2 in custody after reports of armed men on South Florida campusupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 17:22:00

Campus police at the University of South Florida were questioning two men in connection with back-to-back incidents on the school campus Monday. Sports Illustrated's College Football Playoff Bracketupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 17:08:00

Beginning today Sports Illustrated and ignore the preseason hype and introduce a playoff system at the major college level -- the College Football Playoff Bracket.

Fortune: Luxury real estate vulturesupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:42:00

When an ex-managing director of hedge fund Fortress teams up with Sotheby's in a real estate venture, you know something funny is going on in the luxury residential market.

Bill becomes Category 3 hurricaneupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 23:24:00

Hurricane Bill churned in the Atlantic Ocean toward the west-northwest as a major Category 3 hurricane Tuesday evening.

Horses being killed in South Florida -- for their meat?updated: Mon Aug 10 2009 20:56:00

Geronimo was a beautiful painted quarter horse.

Horses slaughteredupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 20:56:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports black market trade has likely led to the slaughter of pet horses.

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