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10-year-old girl in Florida pries open gator’s mouth to free her leg

The girl was swimming Saturday afternoon in a designated swim area of Lake Mary Jane, in water that was about two feet deep and 10 feet from shore, when an 8-foot-9-inch-long alligator bit her, according to ABC News. She was able to

Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings – Reuters

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic, Reuters reports. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump

McDonald’s employee jumps through drive-through window to rescue unconscious police officer in Florida

A McDonald's employee in Doral, Florida, rescued a police officer on Tuesday after she became unconscious at the restaurant's drive-through window, according to a local ABC News affiliate report. Surveillance footage provided to Miami-based station WPLG shows the fast-acting employee, Pedro Viloria,

No Hoax: Massive alligator caught on video in Florida

When a video of a giant alligator walking through one of Polk County Discovery Center’ reserves in Florida hit the internet this weekend, some people were a little skeptical. But according to experts, this video is likely real, National Geographic reports.

‘Tears of joy’ as girl stolen 18 years ago meets family

Velma Aiken told the BBC it was a good feeling to know that Kamiyah Mobley – her granddaughter stolen from a hospital 18 years ago - was "all right and looking good". Kamiyah Mobley was abducted in July 1998 from a hospital

Breaking News: Baby stolen in Florida 18 years ago found alive in another state

Kamiyah Mobley, who was taken in July 1998, was found after a tip, the BBC reports. Authorities in Walterboro, South Carolina, arrested Gloria Williams, 51, in connection with the abduction. Mobley was living under another name and believed Gloria Williams to be her

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people dead, suspect in custody

Authorities say the gunman, who appeared to be acting alone, is in custody, CNN reports. According to the report, five people were killed in the airport shooting, while eight people were transported to a hospital. Gene Messina told CNN he'd arrived at the

School students turn long division instruction into catchy song

Nadine S. Ebri, the fourth-grade teacher at La Core Christian Academy, said she taught a long division lesson to her students, and then they turned her instructions into a catchy song, involving the problem-solving steps, CBS Chicago reports. “Divide, multiply and subtract!

Florida police caught mysterious fireball in night sky – video

Josh Stone, a meteorologist at WWSB TV in Sarasota, said the fireball “looked as bright as the sun” and that he “heard a little rumbling after it faded away,” Joinfo.com reports with reference to Geo.tv. “A baseball-sized meteor entered the atmosphere around

Hurricane Matthew threatens 9-ft. storm surge as residents flee Florida

Scott said any who defied warnings faced life-threatening winds as strong as 150 mph, storm surges up to 9 feet and widespread power outages, USA Today reports. "Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate," a grim Scott said at a briefing flanked by emergency staff. He said he had added 1,000 National