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Sheriff: Body found in vehicle fire near Walt Disney World

Aug. 18, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a vehicle fire near Walt Disney World in Florida. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday. The Reedy Creek Fire Department found a victim inside after...

Police arrest doctor who acted erratically at airport

Aug. 17, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police officers pepper-sprayed a Florida doctor who acted erratically when he arrived at Orlando International Airport for a flight. The Orlando Sentinel reports 59-year-old Jeffrey Epstein of Lakeland "threw his hands in the air" Thursday while yelling that "police had come to arrest...

Saban, Bama seek title No. 6 with old challenges, new faces

Aug. 16, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Nick Saban begin the quest for their sixth national title as college football's ultimate power couple with many of the same old challenges — and lots of new faces. The Crimson Tide must replace a bounty of NFL talent, especially on defense, like usual. What's new:...

Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

Aug. 16, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site. The International Tennis Federation believes this format will be more attractive...

High school student flees random search, prompting lockdown

Aug. 16, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student fled when selected for random metal detector search, prompting officials to place the school on a temporary lockdown. Orlando police spokeswoman Sara Au tells news outlets that officers quickly found the University High School student Thursday morning and...

Louisville transitions without Heisman-winning QB Jackson

Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville is determined to prove it can continue to win, even without Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson. Those expectations are pretty high considering the Cardinals will rely on backup QB Jawon Pass and replace nine defensive starters from an 8-5 team (4-4 Atlantic Coast...

Odor diverts Philadelphia-bound flight to North Carolina

Aug. 16, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Frontier Airlines jetliner has arrived in Philadelphia nine hours after an odor forced it to land in North Carolina. Flight 1674 landed around 5 a.m. Thursday. Its 230 passengers and seven crew members were scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Orlando, Florida, but an odor in...

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Aug. 15, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex-priest,...

Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul

Aug. 14, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new Davis Cup format that tennis' governing body believes is more enticing for players and more lucrative for nations will be voted on this week. The proposal to overhaul the current calendar-year format of the 118-year-old event is being discussed this week at the International Tennis...

Florida cops escort son of wounded officer to kindergarten

Aug. 10, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida police officers escorted the son of their wounded comrade to his first day of kindergarten. Caleb's father, Officer Kevin Valencia, was shot in the face in June while responding to a domestic violence call in which the suspect killed four children before taking his...