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Orlando Eye Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

Orlando Eye Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

ORLANDO – A technical team with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said....
Updated: 4 hours ago

Coast Guard suspends Alaska search for overboard crew member

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

UNITED NATIONS – Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year....
Updated: 5 hours ago
Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith’s highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
Updated: 5 hours ago

California couple married 75 years dies in each other’s arms

SAN DIEGO – Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Trying to make Chicago hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magician

NEW YORK – Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick.
Updated: 6 hours ago

NASCAR distances itself further from Donald Trump

DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.
Updated: 7 hours ago
A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, Tampa charity to benefit

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, Tampa charity to benefit

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced today that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups — including one in Tampa — saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-R...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia’s Stone Mountain

Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia’s Stone Mountain

ATLANTA – At Georgia’s iconic Stone Mountain – where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently – of...
Updated: 7 hours ago