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Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, is raising exchange rates an average of 17.6 percent

miamiherald.com — Florida Blue, the state's largest health insurer, is increasing premiums by an average of 17.6 percent for its Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year, company officials say. The nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate blames higher health costs that are a result of attracting older adults this year who previously lacked coverage and are using more services than expected.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @philgalewitz: Florida's largest health insurer, Florida Blue, raising exchange rates an average of 17.6% http: miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Jul 31, 2014

Florida's largest health insurer, Florida Blue, raising exchange rates an average of 17.6% http: miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Jul 31, 2014

Florida’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue, is raising exchange rates an average of 17.6 percent miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Fired Miami Beach cop gets job back after blaming cocaine test on sex-aid cream

miamiherald.com — After Miami Beach Police Detective Reinaldo Casas tested positive for cocaine, he insisted that the drug had been unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals. His defense worked. An arbitrator this week ordered Casas, who was fired last year because of this positive drug test, be reinstated with complete back pay.
Jul 31, 2014

Fired Miami Beach cop gets job back after blaming cocaine test on sex-aid cream miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Jul 31, 2014

Bc... Sofla: RT @rickhirsch Miami magic: cop gets job back after blaming + cocaine test on sex-aid cream @MiamiHerald hrld.us/UDwiCn

Jul 31, 2014

Ah. The old "I didn't know the purple gel some old Cuban guy gave me to put on my dick had cocaine in it" defense >> miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Jul 31, 2014

Fired Florida cop tests positive for cocaine, blames it on erection cream, gets job back miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

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Man who died scuba diving was added to Miami Hurricanes roster a day earlier

miamiherald.com — UM FOOTBALL Joey Grosso, the 22-year-old Lighthouse Point resident and former Penn linebacker who died Wednesday while scuba diving on the first day of lobster mini-season, had been added to the 105-man Miami Hurricanes football roster Tuesday, UM confirmed Thursday.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: Former #Penn LB, set to begin #UM law school, dies scuba diving a day after being added to #Canes roster: miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Miami-Dade cop arrested, accused of working with marijuana grow-house operation

miamiherald.com — Police corruption A Miami-Dade County narcotics detective passed along sensitive police intelligence to a violent gang of marijuana smugglers, allowing them to avoid arrest and even to target their rivals, federal authorities said Thursday. The detective, Roderick Silva, was arrested after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges that he worked for the lucrative grow-house operation.
Jul 31, 2014

Miami-Dade cop arrested, accused of working with marijuana grow-house operation miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Panther comeback in Florida means lost cattle for ranchers, study finds

miamiherald.com — Los Angeles Times The Florida panther nearly died out in the 1990s, but conservation efforts since then have more than quadrupled the number of the endangered cats - and research shows that may be bad news for cattle ranchers.
Jul 31, 2014

:( RT @MiamiHerald: Panther comeback in Florida means lost cattle for ranchers, study finds. hrld.us/1ofgH2L

Miami Marlins acquire pitcher Jarred Cosart in six-player deal

miamiherald.com — Miami Marlins The Marlins bolstered their starting rotation by acquiring Jarred Cosart from the Astros. Miami gave up prospects Colin Moran and Jake Marisnick in the deal, which also netted outfielder Enrique "Kiké" Hernandez. Jarred Cosart helped the Marlins unwittingly by losing to them in Houston on Saturday.
Jul 31, 2014

My story: How Mike Hill, #Marlins acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart in six-player deal - hrld.us/1rUuJhV

GOP's Rubio special guest at Iowa picnic

miamiherald.com — The Associated Press Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will be the special guest at an annual summer picnic held by a prominent GOP donor this weekend in Hardin County. Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter said Rubio, who is weighing a 2016 bid for president, will top the list of out-of-state political visitors to his annual party, which is also expected to include Texas Sen.

Trio charged with stealing millions from Miami-Dade Aviation

miamiherald.com — Miami International Airport A 20-year employee of a firm contracted by Miami International Airport to run an exclusive lounge for fliers was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing more than $2 million from the county's aviation department. Elena Iglesias, 45, an account manager with International Airport Management Inc., was charged with organized fraud, grand theft and two counts of money laundering.
Jul 31, 2014

Trio charged with stealing millions from Miami-Dade Aviation miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Argentina is declared in selective debt default after talks fail

miamiherald.com — Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in selective default Wednesday afternoon after it failed to reach an agreement with American holdout creditors in the final hours of negotiations. It marked Argentina's second default in 13 years. Despite the passing of a midnight deadline, both sides were expected to continue talking to resolve the default.
Jul 31, 2014

Uh-oh: Argentina is declared in selective debt default after talks fail hrld.us/1rSTtqH

Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

miamiherald.com — Associated Press Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater's fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.

Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road

miamiherald.com — He captivated the country with his voice, ukulele and red hair. In the 1950s and 60s, Arthur Godfrey exhorted the nation over the airwaves to come to Miami Beach and, in thanks, the city co-named 41st Street as Arthur Godfrey Road.
Jul 31, 2014

Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey's name off road miamiherald.com/2014/07/31/426…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @MiamiHerald: Miami Beach considers whether to take Arthur Godfrey’s name off road: hrld.us/1rLm79O

One person dead at Miami house fire

miamiherald.com — At least one person is dead after a fire broke out in a Miami home Wednesday evening. According to police, it happened at 54 NW 53rd street. No word yet on what caused the blaze. At least one person is dead after a fire broke out in a Miami home Wednesday evening.

Ex-Penn football player dies on dive during lobster miniseason

miamiherald.com — LOBSTER MINISEASON A Broward man lost his life diving on the first day of the lobster miniseason. He might have run out of air. A 22-year-old Lighthouse Point man diving for lobster in 40 feet of water off Pompano Beach became the first South Florida fatality of the 2014 statewide lobster miniseason Wednesday.
Jul 31, 2014

Former @PENNfb player Joseph Grosso drowned during a diving accident in South Florida yesterday. Via Miami Herald: miamiherald.com/2014/07/30/426…

Jul 30, 2014

Former @Penn football player dies while diving for lobster in South Florida: miamiherald.com/2014/07/30/426…