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  1. 'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo (w/video)

    Nation

    CINCINNATI — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.

    A child touches the head of a gorilla statue where flowers have been placed outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sunday in Cincinnati. On Saturday, a special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Authorities said the boy is expected to recover. He was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. [Associated Press]
  2. What's under construction next to TopGolf?

    Bizarre News

    The big building going up next to Top Golf is not another entertainment option.

    Sorry, Dave & Buster's fans.

    Scheduled to open in early 2017, Tampa General Hospital’s four-story, 130,000-square-foot Brandon Healthplex at 10740 Palm River Road will provide a broad spectrum of health care.
  3. Surprising video: 6-month-old Florida girl waterskis across lake

    Bizarre News

    ORLANDO — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

    Six-month-old Zyla St. Onge water-skis across Lake Silver in Winter Haven on May 19. Her parents who are professional water skiers, put her on junior-size water skis and she glided 686 feet across the lake. Her father Keith St. Onge says she set a youth record. [World Barefoot Center via AP]
  4. Does Marco Rubio really want a statue of Tim Tebow in the U.S. Capitol?

    State Roundup

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The Florida Legislature is actively seeking a replacement for the statue of Edmund Kirby Smith that currently resides in the U.S. Capitol. And Sen. Marco Rubio has a novel idea about who that replacement should be.

    Tim Tebow.

    Sen. Marco Rubio suggests former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow would be the perfect person to have a statue in the U.S. Capitol to replace the one there now of a Confederate Army general. [Associated Press]
  5. Florida man charged with impersonating senator to get out of loan

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Florida man is accused of impersonating a U.S. senator to avoid paying off his home loan.

  6. Florida alligator is photographed after swiping watermelon from field

    Wildlife

    Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb.

    "Gator caught stealing watermelon out of watermelon field in Hendry County," a Florida Agricultural Crimes Intelligence Unit officer wrote May 13 on the group's Facebook page. Sgt. Charles White of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office took the photo. [Florida Agricultural Crimes Intelligence Unit]
  7. Obituary says Richmond woman chose death over voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

    Nation

    Mary Anne Noland's obituary certainly seems to be a slam against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    Mary Anne Noland, 68, died Sunday. Her obituary says, ""Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God." Her husband, Jim, explains it wasn't really a slam against the candidates, but rather a joke among her family. [Billey Funeral Home]
  8. Whoa! Video shows 109-mph wind tossing man on Mount Washington

    Weather

    MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. — Winter has been over with for nearly two months, but you wouldn't know it from recent conditions at the tallest peak in the Northeast.

  9. Cool video: Police dashcam captures meteor streaking across the sky

    Nation

    PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine police sergeant looking for speeders has captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera.

  10. Copperhead snake in a tree bites worker at Lowe's in North Carolina

    Nation

    DENVER, N.C. — A poisonous snake in a tree in the gardening department has bitten an employee at a home improvement store in North Carolina.

    The East Lincoln (N.C.) Fire Department posted a photo on its Facebook page of the copperhead that bit an employee of a Lowe's. [Facebook]