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Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

Jun. 18, 2018 4:21 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open and wound up in a courtyard. The...

Authorities: Woman leaves 3-year-old in vehicle overnight

Jun. 18, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness. A Seminole County Sheriff's Office news release says investigators learned 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller traveled to a liquor store Saturday...

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

Jun. 18, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida on...

Orioles snap 9-game skid with 10-4 win over Marlins

Jun. 17, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the first time in more than a month, there was music playing in the Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse following a game. The team still faces an uphill battle to turn the season around, but it was admittedly just nice to get a win. Jace Peterson and Mark Trumbo homered and the Orioles...

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant

Jun. 16, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds on Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. The identical, 462-foot towers were imploded at St. Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville. After counting...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology

Jun. 16, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. The 54-year-old veteran political newsman for Cox media found a workaround: He focused on text-based reporting and communicated with...

Marlins extend Orioles' skid to 8 games with 2-0 victory

Jun. 15, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In an interleague matchup between two offensively challenged last-place teams, a pair of runs was plenty for the Miami Marlins against the light-hitting Baltimore Orioles. Jose Urena became the latest pitcher to raise his win total and lower his ERA against the Orioles, pitching eight...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...