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Dos Santos early goal lifts Galaxy past Orlando City 1-0

May. 24, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak. The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward...

Manslaughter charge dropped against officer in Florida

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have decided to drop a manslaughter charge against a police officer a week after a grand jury indicted him. The state attorney's office in Orlando said in a statement Friday that prosecutors had decided not to pursue charges against Officer Anthony Wongshue....

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

May. 23, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week. The report by the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at...

FAA investigating after pilot injured by green laser light

May. 22, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say a pilot flying from Canada to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light. Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the airport when...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Nani, Akindele help Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1

May. 19, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Luís Carlos "Nani" Almeida da Cunha and Tesho Akindele each scored twice and Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1 on Sunday to snap a four-game winless streak, including three consecutive losses. It was the most goals scored by Orlando City (4-6-3) since a 6-1 win over New England...

Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks' costumes

May. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news...

Small plane lands on Florida highway during rush hour

May. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour and crashed into a car. News outlets report the plane landed Thursday around 5:30 p.m. on an Interstate 4 on-ramp in Maitland, just north of Orlando. Maitland Police Lt. Louis Grindle says there were...

Florida officer faces manslaughter charge from shooting

May. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer who opened fire on a shoplifting suspect as he drove away is facing a manslaughter charge. Jail records show that Orlando Police Officer Anthony Wongshue was arrested and then released early Thursday from the Orange County Jail after posting bond. Orlando...

Optimus Prime, Megatron remember 35 years of Transformers

May. 15, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Autobots have been waging their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons for 35 years, but there's no sign the men who voice the Transformers franchise's two most iconic characters would ever take up ion blasters or fusion cannons against each other. Peter Cullen and Frank...