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This July 21, 2017 photo shows a Champion Autism Network golf cart decorated with puzzle pieces, a symbol for autism, in Surfside, S.C., with the Surfside Pier in the background. The golf cart is sponsored by area businesses who purchase puzzle pieces and get their logos printed on them. The Champion Autism Network works with local businesses and attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, including venues in Surfside, to make the destination more welcoming to visitors with kids on the autism spectrum by training workers in the hospitality industry to be sensitive to their needs. (Becky Large via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 11:17 am
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel. So it might not be an obvious destination for families with kids on the autism spectrum who may be easily overwhelmed by noise and commotion. But...
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In this photo provided by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, authorities remove an alligator from a pool in Sarasota, Fla. Authorities received a call about the alligator Friday, March 30, 2018. (Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
April 01, 2018 - 5:22 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida homeowners beware: one big gator has been found splashing in a backyard swimming pool and it took a trapper to drag it away. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office posted images of the floating gator late Friday on Twitter, saying it measured 11 feet (3 meters) long...
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A blimp tows skiers on Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles for a new record, according to Philip Robertson, an adjudicator with Guinness World Records. (Terry Pierson/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 1:54 pm
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Yes, that was a blimp towing a water skier across the surface of a Southern California lake. The Press-Enterprise reports the blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles (11.1 kilometers) at Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. The newspaper says that's a new record, according...
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Frances McDormand accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 1:28 pm
"Look around, ladies and gentlemen," Frances McDormand said during her best actress acceptance speech. "We all have stories to tell." She was referring to the female Oscar nominees in the Dolby Theatre, all of whom she'd asked to stand in unison. But it felt like she was also addressing the evening...
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This Nov. 13, 2015 image shows cattle walking on a beach near Banjul, Gambia. A shore excursion in Gambia on a monthlong cruise of Africa offers scenery, adventure and cultural immersion. (Dolores Barclay via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — I stood with three friends on a beach littered with dead fish, cigarette butts, the leavings of lunch and empty soda cans. We were in Banjul, Gambia, and about to set off on an adventure to Jinack Island. Our pirogue — a large dugout with a muscular motor — awaited us just...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
YORK, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand and surf. Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over. Long's...
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The China Airlines float makes its way along the parade route and won the International Award at the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 01, 2018 - 3:50 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — With a nod of thanks to military veterans, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under sunny California skies as the 129th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day and millions more watched on TV. Among the fanciful floats was an...
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December 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
UNDATED: and 44 touchdowns. ___ Nov. 25 — Steve "Snapper" Jones, 75, the former ABA and NBA player who had a long career in broadcasting. Jones was a three-time All-Star in eight ABA seasons, averaging 16.0 points in 640 regular-season games for Oakland, New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas, Carolina,...
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Young volunteers from Lion's Heart, a non-profit community service organization, prepare sack lunches for homeless people Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Dana Point, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 28, 2017 - 6:12 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mohammed Aly does not see any reason why he shouldn't try to ease the lives of Orange County's homeless. But the authorities — and many of his neighbors — disagree. Aly, a 28-year-old lawyer and activist, has been arrested three times as he campaigned on behalf of street...
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December 22, 2017 - 7:15 am
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — After a four-year courtship, a British Army sergeant and a former diving instructor have married underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The couple used an underwater tablet Thursday to exchange wedding vows beside Molasses Reef off Key Largo. In 2013,...
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