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Versace’s former mansion now a luxury hotel in Miami Beach

MIAMI — Viewers intrigued by the Gianni Versace murder case featured in the new season of “American Crime Story” can retrace the fashion designer’s steps at his former mansion in South Beach. Tourists stop on its stone front steps every day to pose for pictures where Versace was fatally shot by serial killer Andrew Cunanan …

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ star arrested in Florida

MIAMI — A star of the reality television series “The Real Housewives of New York City” apologized Sunday after she was arrested in Florida, saying her visit to exclusive Palm Beach brought up “long-buried emotions.” Palm Beach County court records show 52-year-old Luann de Lesseps was booked Sunday on charges of battery on a law …

Battered Florida tries to assess scope of Irma’s destruction

MIAMI — Aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred Florida early Tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of Irma’s vicious path of destruction across the peninsula. Even as glimmers of hope emerged from parts of the state forecasters once worried would be razed by the storm, the fate of the …

How hard is Irma hitting Miami? Cuban coffee 1 way to tell

MIAMI—To gauge Hurricane Irma’s impact on Miami, some won’t be watching just the weather; they’ll be tracking Cuban coffee consumption. Cuban-style espresso, or cafecito, is a staple of daily life in Miami. Former Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate says how fast Cuban coffee stands reopen may indicate how the city is faring. Fugate …

Young ‘Moonlight’ stars return from Oscars to middle school

MIAMI—Seventh-graders Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner returned to middle school Wednesday as Oscar winners, but the “Moonlight” stars still had to go back to basics with their classmates in drama class. At Norland Middle School, they followed acting teacher Tanisha Cidel’s directions to crawl on the floor like lions and recite the tongue-twister “red leather, …

In latest sign of trouble, Justin Bieber is arrested on charges of DUI, resisting arrest

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday. Police say they arrested a bleary-eyed Bieber—smelling of alcohol—after officers saw him drag-racing …