• 400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew 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. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy...

  • Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. "Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the full breadth of his...

  • Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.   The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."...

  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump's comments while others have ignored...

  • 140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria's Secret store...

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when The New York Times urged the world to add peas — peas, I...

  • Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His 120-hour voyage from...

  • Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    ORANGE, Texas — A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say the unidentified 28-year-old man was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred....

  • Aly Raisman in ESPN's Body Issue: 'I think imperfection is beauty'

    By Avery Stone, USA TODAY
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman becomes the latest athlete to grace ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. In her accompanying interview, the 21-year-old discussed her intense training regimen and the challenges of being an Olympic-level athlete. From ESPN: "I'm not sure training seven...

  • Woman shot to death at busy San Francisco tourist attraction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn't know. The shooting occurred Wednesday evening while still light at Pier 14 — one of the busiest tourist...

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