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Taking Our Talents to South Florida: Introducing HuffPost Miami

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Arianna Huffington

This week marks the rollout of our latest local section, HuffPost Miami. Like generations of snowbirds before us, we are heading down to the Sunshine State -- and not just for a few months on South Beach. We're here to stay. Miami is, after all, one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world -- with nearly half of its residents born in another country. HuffPost Miami will, of course, bring you the stories and images that have long defined Miami in the popular imagination -- from airboats gliding through the Everglades to the clatter of dominoes on Calle Ocho to D-Wade and LeBron throwing it down on Biscayne. But we'll also dig deeper in an effort to tell the stories of all the people who make up this unique city -- one that is a combustible blend of the old and the new, the glittery and the grimy, the transient and the entrenched.

Dreams About 'Golden Years' Turning Into Nightmares

Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

By Tom Brown MIAMI - Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatev...

PHOTOS: Eccentric Costumes At Key West's Fantasy Fest

Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel

Traveling to Key West generally means sun, seafood, key lime pie and a mandatory photo op at the southernmost point of the country. This time of the y...

Pittsburgh Running Back Rolls Over No. 16 South Florida

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

PITTSBURGH — South Florida's national showcase turned into Ray Graham's coming out party. The Pittsburgh running back rushed for 226 yards and ...

Lightning Halts Notre Dame Football Game

AP | Posted 11.03.2011 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — South Florida and Notre Dame have resumed play following a second delay because of severe weather. The game was held up with...

Hospital Files $9.2 Million Claim Against Deceased Woman's Estate

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Tampa General Hospital has filed a $9.2 million claim against the estate of a woman who died after spending five years in the ho...

BofA Wants To Foreclose On BofA Building

South Florida Business Journal | Brian Bandell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Bank of America wants to foreclose on a Boynton Beach building where it houses one of its branches. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank (NYSE: BAC) filed ...

Backpacks That Give Back: Program Gives Students Bags Of Food For Weekend Meals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Breakfast and lunch meals at school may help needy students get access to food during the week. When the weekend comes, however, many are left to fend...

Professors Threaten Lawsuits Against U Of South Florida

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two professors are trying to open a new chapter in a long-drawn dispute with the College of Business (COB), with one threatening to bring the case t...

U Of South Florida Braces For Slashed Budget

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

To cut or not to cut -- that is the question Florida lawmakers face over the next two months. The University of South Florida, along with the other...

Fixing the Everglades: Looking for Wisdom in An Artificial Swamp

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joseph B. Treaster

Researchers have designed open-air laboratories that are big enough for birds and fish to come in and react to what is going on. They become part of the experiment.

Congressional Primary To Replace Wexler May Entail Recount

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — South Florida Democrats have picked a state lawmaker to battle for the seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, w...

Skip Holtz USF Bound: South Florida Football To Unveil Holtz As New Coach (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Skip Holtz will be the next USF coach, just days after he said there was mutual interest between himself and South Florida football, according to repo...

6 Bonnano New York Crime Family Members Plead Guilty To Racketeering In Florida

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One by one, members of a South Florida crew of the New York-based Bonanno crime family stood before a federal judge Wedn...

Big East vs Big 12 in 2010 bowl at Yankee Stadium

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The Big East now has a bowl in its backyard.

A Big East team will face a team from the Big 12 at Yankee Stadium in a new bowl game after the 2010 season.

The conferences and the New York Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a four-year deal to play the first bowl in the Bronx since 1962.

The Big East, which has always considered New York its home turf, will send either its third or fourth selection to the yet-to-be-named bowl game. The Big 12 will send its seventh selection to play in the new $1.5 billion stadium.

If the Big 12 does not have enough bowl eligible teams, Notre Dame has agreed to take its place, providing it is available.

... Not Stand High, But Alone!

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Margarita Alarcon

Unfortunately common sense is the least common of the senses.

Dance-Off (or Is It "Dance Off"?) Makes College Baseball Interesting...? A Memorial Day Treat

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Weiner

The guys brought out all the freshly old standards such as Soulja Boy and the Macarena to keep themselves from going stir crazy during a 5-hour rain delay.

Jewish Seniors in South Florida Anxious About Obama But Still Support Him

Erik Gleibermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erik Gleibermann

South Florida's general population of Jewish elders roundly dislikes Palin, perhaps the most consistently shared view I encountered.

Barack Obama, Comunista y Terrorista? / Communist and Terrorist?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.

A Cinematic Postcard From South Florida

Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Kung

I was curious to see how director Brian Hecker, a fellow South Floridian, would depict our neighborhood in his feature film Bart Got A Room, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last week.

Floridian Citrus Crops Spared From Deep Freeze

AP | ANTHONY MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Flurries fell across the Sunshine State on Thursday, but it appeared that growers were spared the deep freeze they feared would devastate the nation's...