Miami’s Top Five: What you should know Friday


1. Fresh off a comeback win against the Pacers, the Miami Heat faces the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena. If you’re not going to the game, watch it on SUN.

2. Robots from around the world are competing in a U.S. defense agency challenge Friday and Saturday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Each robot will attempt eight tasks, all critical disaster-response skills.

3. Doing your down-to-the-wire Christmas shopping? Three cities have a gift for you: an extra hour on the parking meter so you can avoid a ticket.

4.New unemployment numbers are coming out that could show whether or not Florida's economic recovery is picking up momentum. On Friday, Florida will release the state's unemployment figures for the month of November. The state's jobless rate in October was 6.7 percent.

5. South Florida’s forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain and partly cloudy skies, with highs near 80 and lows in the mid-60s.

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