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NASA asked to consider replacing US flag with 'flag of Earth'

It's not terribly hard to image that some distant day in human exploration, we'll come face-to-face with an extraterrestrial being. And no matter where that encounter happens (our turf or theirs), the ET will likely care little about national borders.  So, the thinking goes, we (Earthlings) need a banner that ...

Delta's new safety video features 25 viral video memes

Delta's latest entry in the trend of entertaining airplane safety videos meant to try to get flyers to pay attention is one that features 25 memes from popular viral videos. Among those who appear are: Keyboard Cat; Evolution of Dance guy; the shark-suited Roomba cat; the "Charlie Bit My Finger" ...

An 18-year-old surfer in New Smyrna Beach left the water with some bite wounds Wednesday after an encounter with a shark.

(Graphic) Shark bites surfer at New Smyrna Beach

A surfer in New Smyrna Beach left the water with some bite wounds Wednesday after an encounter with a shark. The 18-year-old from Ormond Beach suffered two minor lacerations when the shark bit his foot near the jetty. The man, who was driven to a hospital for treatment, said he ...

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Three men shot while standing outside Orlando home

Orlando police are investigating a triple shooting near Cypress Street and Woods Avenue Thursday. Police said the shooting happened outside a home in the Orlando neighborhood. Investigators said three men were standing outside the home at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday when a gunman fired shots, hitting them. A neighbor told ...

Investigation underway after man found dead in apartment

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside his apartment. About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to an apartment on Conway Road near Curry Ford Road when a co-worker of the victim found the body. Investigators would only say the death does not appear ...

Controversial Facebook post costs Marion man position on county board

A controversial post on Facebook cost a volunteer his seat on a Marion County advisory board. Marcel "Butch" Verrando came under fire for posting a message on the Marion County Political Forum Facebook page. In the post, Verrando wrote, "The only time a black guy applied for work, it was ...

Fox, CNN opt for double digit GOP debates

With the GOP field for President growing, CNN announced on Wednesday that it would hold two different gatherings at a scheduled September debate in California, one for the “top ten” Republican hopefuls along with a second event for those GOP candidates who don’t qualify for the main event. It could ...

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Sculpture of homeless Jesus comes to downtown Orlando

A new piece of street art might catch your attention next time you’re in downtown Orlando. It’s a life-sized sculpture of Jesus, and it depicts him as a homeless man. Advocates hope it forces people to consider members of the population often ignored: the homeless. The statue was placed in ...

Mom thankful EMTs arrived at home to help deliver baby

EMTs respond to all types of calls and put their various training to good use saving lives. They aren’t often called to help bring a life into the world, but that’s what happened for a crew from Station 72. "Very memorable," said Lt. Tony Renta. "I think it’ll be very ...

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Tampa among bidders for 2019-2020 Super Bowls

The NFL will turn to the South for its host cities for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls. New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa will bid for those games. Of those four, New Orleans staged the game most recently, after the 2012 season, when the Superdome had a power ...

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OIA officials to move forward on new terminal plans

A new terminal at Orlando International Airport will move forward even though two airlines do not want it. The  Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is expected to get a team of architects to design the terminal. The board said they need the new terminal because airport traffic could reach 38 million passengers ...

$50K fine, suspension recommended for 'I'll beat your ass' judge

The Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended that Brevard County Judge John Murphy be suspended without pay for 120 days and fined $50,000, news partner WFTV learned Wednesday. The panel also said Murphy should continue participating in a mental health therapy program until he is successfully discharged. The recommendation stems from an ...

Air Force launches Atlas V carrying mini-shuttle to space

A mysterious space plane is on its way to orbit. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle from Cape Canaveral late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket carried it up. This is the fourth flight for the military research program, which is shrouded in secrecy. The last X-37B mission lasted ...

US Intelligence releases bin Laden documents

A week after a report raised questions about whether President Obama had told the truth about the raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Intelligence released newly declassified details about items that were supposedly seized in May of 2011. The released items included books and digital reading ...

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Online dictionary says parmesan is pronounced 'Pennsylvania'

Have you ever said 'please pass the Pennsylvania?' Probably not, but maybe you should. According to Buzzfeed, if you go to Dictionary.cambridge.org and look up the U.S. English entry for 'Parmesan,' the audio file will tell you it's pronounced 'Pennsylvania.'  Reddit users have been posting responses to the obvious mistake, ...

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Bakery accidentally makes 'My Little Tony' cake for birthday

All a 9-year-old little girl wanted was to see magical, colorful ponies on her birthday cake: she got a dead Italian singer instead. The embarrassing mistake came from a pastry shop in Gangi, Sicily when they were asked to make a 'My Little Pony'-themed birthday cake for the girl's birthday ...

Air Force mystery space plane poised for launch

A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday, but the Air Force isn't saying much about the experimental unmanned flight. This will be the fourth flight of an X-37B space plane, a secretive, experimental program run by the Air Force. The three previous missions also began with rocket ...

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Orlando group looks to open ‘peanut butter bar’ restaurant

Remember when sticky, gooey, delicious peanut butter sandwiches were your favorite thing to find in your lunch box? Maybe munching on a peanut butter sandwich is still your favorite snack to make a mess with in the kitchen. An Orlando group feels the same way and is working to take ...

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Columbia student protesting rape brings mattress to graduation

A Columbia University student who claims the school didn't do enough after being raped by a fellow student carried her mattress across the stage during her graduation ceremony.  With the help of friends, Emma Sulkowicz carried the 50 pound mattress as she accepted her diploma. The German student she says ...

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