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He Ate a Krispy Kreme in His Car. Now He's $37K Richer

Fla. man wrongly arrested for meth possession now has a hefty settlement for his troubles

(Newser) - Good Samaritan takes a friend to chemo: check. Good Samaritan drives a fellow churchgoer home: check. Good Samaritan arrested and jailed for having crystal meth in his car that turned out to be flakes from a doughnut: Wait, what? This all happened in one day to Daniel Rushing in Orlando... More »

10 US Cities So Fun You Won't Be Able to Stand It

Las Vegas is America's No. 1 recreation spot

(Newser) - Variety is the spice of life—and also one of the metrics WalletHub used to figure out what the most fun cities in America are. The site looked at 150 of the most populated cities in the US, examining nearly 60 gauges that indicate a good time will likely be... More »

He Tried to Take Off His Shoulder Bag. Then, a Bang

Federal agent shoots himself in foot at Orlando International Airport

(Newser) - Passengers at Orlando International Airport Tuesday were startled by what turned out to be the sound of a federal agent shooting himself in the foot. Police say the man was a vacationing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent from Kansas City who accidentally dislodged his holstered weapon, the Orlando Sentinel reports.... More »

She Survived Pulse Shooting, Is Killed in Accident

Jahqui Sevilla helped injured friend escape

(Newser) - Sad news from Orlando: Jahqui Sevilla, a 20-year-old woman who survived last year's Pulse nightclub massacre , has been killed in a head-on collision less than two weeks before the anniversary. Troopers say Sevilla was driving south on State Road 417 around 12:30am Monday when her Mitsubushi Lancer crossed... More »

Accused Cop Killer to Judge: 'F--- You'

Markeith Loyd says he'll represent himself

(Newser) - The man accused of fatally shooting an Orlando police officer as well as his pregnant ex-girlfriend had plenty to say during his first court appearance Thursday before saying "F--- you" to a judge as he was led away. Markeith Loyd, 41, told the judge he would represent himself but... More »

Wife of Pulse Orlando Mass Shooter Arrested

Noor Salman reportedly charged with aiding and abetting, obstruction

(Newser) - The wife of the shooter who killed 49 people in the June attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub has been taken into custody. Noor Salman, who was interviewed for hours after the attack, was arrested at her San Francisco-area home by FBI agents and is expected in federal court Tuesday,... More »

Orlando Shooting Families Sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Defendants helped ISIS 'spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, attract new recruits': complaint

(Newser) - What responsibility do social media platforms hold for radicalizing individuals who then carry out attacks? According to families of the victims of the June shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub , enough to warrant a lawsuit, per Fox News . Named in the federal civil complaint filed Monday by the families of... More »

McDonald's Will Start Delivering Next Month

But only in Florida

(Newser) - Pretty soon, Florida Man won't even have to leave his house to get a Big Mac. USA Today reports McDonald's is going to try out delivery service in Orlando, Tampa, and Miami starting next month. The service will be available from nearly 200 restaurants via the UberEATS website... More »

Your Best Bet for an 'Epic' New Year's Eve? Orlando

Here are the top 10 US cities in which to ring in the New Year

(Newser) - Looking to give 2016 a memorable sendoff? Consider booking a flight to one of the cities on WalletHub's list of best places to ring in the New Year. The site analyzed the 100 largest cities in America using "20 key indicators of an epic New Year's Eve.... More »

10 Best, Worst US Cities for Singles

San Francisco tops the list; Brownsville, Texas, comes in last

(Newser) - Getting hit with Cupid's arrow is "part willingness and part geography," notes WalletHub . And with 109 million or so single adults in the US as of 2015, per the latest census , finding the right place to settle down in both the geographical and romantic sense can be... More »

'No Way Everyone Is Dead in There': Pulse Footage Released

Videos show tense scenes inside, outside club

(Newser) - The Orlando Sentinel and ABC News have obtained police body camera footage that shows tense scenes inside and outside the Pulse nightclub during the June 12 mass shooting that killed 49 people. In the two dozen videos released under a public records request, officers can be seen arriving at the... More »

Pulse Orlando Gunman's Wife: 'He Had No Remorse'

Noor Salman gives first interview since June attack

(Newser) - "I was unaware of everything," says Noor Salman in her first interview since her husband killed 49 people at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. As the FBI considers pressing charges against her, including lying to authorities, Salman tells the dark tale of her marriage to Omar Mateen. Six months... More »

Mosque Where Orlando Gunman Prayed Goes Up in Flames

Cops say it wasn't an accident

(Newser) - Before Omar Mateen shot up the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and killed 49 people in June, he had been a longtime regular at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, showing up at Friday services for 13 years. That mosque went up in flames early Monday, per the St. Lucie County... More »

Pulse Shooting Victims See a Financial Nightmare Erased

Hospitals will forgive millions owed in unpaid medical bills by Pulse survivors

(Newser) - They were fortunate enough to survive a gunman’s rampage that killed 49 others at an Orlando nightclub. But in the weeks following the June 12 massacre at Pulse, many survivors who needed medical treatment found themselves living another nightmare. Besides haunting memories, they suffered debilitating injuries that required painful... More »

Retiree Arrested When Cops Mistake Doughnut Glaze for Meth

'It's incredible'

(Newser) - "I recognized through my 11 years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," the Orlando Sentinel quotes a police report by officer Shelby Riggs-Hopkins. Riggs-Hopkins must not have nearly as much experience with doughnuts. The Orlando officer pulled... More »

'You Don't Wanna Look': Bodycam Video From Pulse Shooting

Graphic footage from deputy's body camera shows chaos, confusion

(Newser) - No one wants to imagine what went on inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, but now you can see some of it. The Orange County Sheriff's Office has released a deputy's bodycam video that offers a glimpse into the bloody chaos... More »

Family of Boy Killed by Gator: We're Not Suing Disney

Instead, they're focusing on 'future health of the family'

(Newser) - The parents of Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney World last month, will not sue Disney, they announced in a statement released to People . "Melissa and I are broken," Matt Graves said of himself and his wife. "We will solely be focused on... More »

Disney Wipes Itself of Reptile Characters After Tragedy

Crocodile, alligator references, jokes dumped by theme park after toddler death

(Newser) - A tragedy at Orlando's Disney World last month has led the theme park to get rid of references to the reptile that caused a toddler's death , the New York Daily News reports. Two weeks after 2-year-old Lane Graves was dragged to his death outside of the Grand Floridian... More »

Pulse Nightclub to Hold Street Party

'We need to show that we are strong,' owner says

(Newser) - The owner of Orlando's Pulse nightclub is going to hold another Latin night, less than two weeks after the event became the scene of America's deadliest mass shooting. "We need to show that we are strong, that Pulse continues and that we appreciate all the help the... More »

Man Claims He Was Omar Mateen's Lover

He says motive was revenge on gay Puerto Ricans

(Newser) - The mystery that was Omar Mateen is still unraveling more than 10 days after the Orlando nightclub massacre. In a Univision interview that aired Tuesday night, a man who gave his name as Miguel came forward claiming to be Mateen's lover, CBS News reports. He said he met Mateen... More »

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