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Weekend rewind: Parents killed in Florida crash where their children survived; 'Avengers: Endgame' obliterates records; and more

Parents killed in Florida crash in which their three children survived

Three Florida children are without parents after both their mother and father were killed in a car crash. The mother, father and the three children were all inside their Jeep Wrangler when it crashed on U.S. 41. in Fort Myers. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the vehicle hit a curb and overturned multiple times. The cause is still under investigation. The father, Jesus Machado, 36, was driving. He was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. The mother, Keli Machado, 30, was taken to a hospital. She died Friday night. Family members have not yet told the children that their parents have died, but plan to with the help of a professional counselor.

Stranded dolphin in Florida had plastic bags, balloon in stomach

The autopsy of a stranded baby dolphin showed it had eaten a stomach-full of trash, including heaps of plastic and pieces of a balloon, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation said Saturday. The rough-toothed dolphin was emaciated when it was discovered at Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Rescuers attempted to treat the mammal, but said she was in "such poor condition" they opted for euthanization.

'Avengers: Endgame' obliterates records with $1.2B opening

The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate. The "Avengers" finale far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie had been forecast to open between $260 million and $300 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, but moviegoers turned out in such droves that "Endgame" blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by "Avengers: Infinity War" when it narrowly surpassed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($248 million or about $266 million in inflation adjusted dollars.)

The names have changed but the doubts remain for the Bucs

Following the completion of the NFL draft over the weekend, we've reached that point in the offseason where the acquisitions are mostly done. Coaches, receivers, cornerbacks and the rest have all been introduced to the bay area in the past four months. The only thing left to add is imagination and trust.Tell me, are they in short supply? Because it's not as if the Buccaneers haven't tried. They've brought in a whole new coaching staff and revamped the defense with spare parts and college players. Tampa Bay will definitely look like a new team in 2019. But will it be a much better team?

Cory Booker's Florida speech interrupted by van crash

Whoops. Presidential candidate Cory Booker was interrupted mid-speech Sunday when the driver of a Ford Windstar plowed her van into the strip mall where he was speaking, crashing about a few dozen feet from where he stood. The collision, which police later confirmed was an accident, was preceded by screeching tires and shook the building as the van wedged itself between two parked cars and a structural beam right outside Mo Space by Miami Soul Cafe. Booker — who has received death threats from at least two South Florida men over the last six months — remained calm. He stuck around to take pictures and talk with a group of about 30 who came to see the U.S. Senator from New Jersey speak.

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