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A large gator was spotted in Lakeland, Florida, on Sunday, Jan. 15. (File photo via Sheila Rosamond/Flickr)

Watch: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

The police department in Lakeland, Florida, posted a video to Facebook Monday morning showing a giant gator taking a stroll at a nature reserve.  >> Read more trending stories   As a group of people spot the gator, you can see the massive reptile crossing a grass pathway before it walks ...

Politicians, celebs honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated each year on MLK Jr. Day and throughout February for Black History Month.  >> Read more trending stories   The Atlanta-born Baptist minister encouraged equality, desegregation and civil disobedience as a way to stand for change. >> 5 things you didn't know about ...

Florida woman becomes first female ringmaster for Ringling Bros.

Kristen Michelle Wilson is the new ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Presents Circus XTREME, becoming the first-ever female ringmaster in the circus's 146-year history. >> Read more trending stories   Feld Entertainment, the production company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, described Wilson as a ...

Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Actress Nicole Kidman clarified her comments on President-elect Donald Trump and the 2016 election results after coming under fire for suggesting that the nation should unify behind the incoming president. >> Read more trending stories “I just say, [Trump's] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president ...

Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

Apparently, Donald Trump still isn't a fan of "Saturday Night Live." The show returned from its holiday hiatus with a brutal sketch that mocked the president-elect's tense Wednesday press conference, focusing heavily on a dossier with unsubstantiated allegations about Trump and Russia. >> Read more trending stories "Yes, this is ...

Superbug resistant to all U.S. antibiotics kills Nevada woman

A Nevada woman has died from a “superbug,” an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria. This one, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), is resistant to every antibiotic available in the United States. The victim, who is unnamed, was in her 70s. She was initially hospitalized in August 2016 after returning from a trip to India. ...

Toby Keith: I won't apologize for Trump inauguration performance

In his response to critics of his decision to perform as part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, country singer Toby Keith isn’t backing down or apologizing. >> Read more trending stories “I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” Keith said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I performed at ...

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. is recalling its organic baby powder over risks of eye and skin infections. The company, co-founded by Alba and Christopher Gavigan, announced earlier this month that it is recalling "all lots" of the product "due to possible contamination with microorganisms, including some species associated with ...

In this Sept. 26, 2010 file photo, Bishop Eddie Long speaks at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta. Long, a prominent pastor who led one of metro Atlanta's largest churches, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said in a statement to local media outlets.  He was 63. (AP Photo/John Amis, Pool, File)

Photos: Notable deaths 2017

A look at some of the people in the public eye whom we lost in 2017.

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has died at age 73, his family said Jan. 15, 2017. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 73

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has died at age 73, his family said Sunday. I LOVE YOU DAD #FOREVERMYDAD #RestWell #FamiliesAreForever #BestDad #SnukaLegacy A photo posted by SaronaSnuka (@saronasnukawwe) on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:19am PST Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy ...

Men who sued Eddie Long for sexual misconduct address bishop's death

From the moment they went public in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution more than five years ago, the young men who accused Eddie Long of sexual coercion forever altered the bishop’s outsized legacy. As word spread Sunday about Long’s death after an extended bout with cancer, everyone wanted to ...

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Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows ...

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is photographed on November 6, 2015.

Trump cancels MLK Day visit to National African American Museum

President-elect Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after his comments disparaging U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero who worked closely with King and who has been closely involved with the museum. >>Read Trump fires back ...

John Lewis on Donald Trump: 'Almost impossible for me to work with him'

U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ comment that he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate president” was just one of many uncharacteristically pessimistic things the Atlanta Democrat had to say about the state of politics on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. Asked by host Chuck Todd about whether he could accept working with the Republican New ...

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Teen raises money for college after parents disown her for dating black student

A teen who said her parents cut her off financially for dating a black student is getting support from strangers across the country through a crowd funding page set up to help her pay for college. Allie Dowdle, an 18-year-old high school senior, created the GoFundMe page Wednesday in response to ...

Velma Aiken, the paternal grandmother of Kamiyah Mobley, who was kidnapped as an infant 18 years ago, gets a congratulatory hug from a family member after Mobley was found safe Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla.  (Will Dickey /The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Teen abducted at birth shares song about alleged kidnapper

An 18-year-old who found out on Friday that she had been abducted from a Jacksonville hospital shortly after her birth posted a video to her Facebook page that gives a possible glimpse into her state of mind. Kamiyah Mobley, who goes by Alexis, posted a YouTube video of a song ...

Tommy Adkins recently reeled in the biggest catch of his life -- an enormous 800-pound bluefin tuna. (Photo: Courtesy Tommy Adkins)

Man reels in massive 800-pound bluefin tuna

A North Carolina fisherman recently reeled in the biggest catch of his life -- a 800-pound bluefin tuna. Tommy Adkins, of Reidsville, North Carolina, said he caught the enormous tuna Wednesday at Radio Island Marina in Morehead City. Adkins is a part-time commercial fisherman who said he targets mainly mahi-mahi, ...

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending it's 146-run as the "Greatest Show on Earth,"  tearing down the Big Top after a final performance in May.

5 things to know about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is taking down the Big Top for good. Circus officials announced that the final show is scheduled for May, amid high operating costs and falling ticket sales since the retirement of the elephant act late last year. Here are five things to know ...

Fallen Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was active in the Orlando community.

Dispatcher reads 'last call' for fallen Orlando police sergeant

A public safety dispatcher on Saturday evening transmitted the radio broadcast for fallen Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton’s last call. The last call, also known as a final call, is a formal on-air announcement broadcasted to honor an officer who has died in the line of duty. >> Read ...

Bishop Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, speaks a the DeKalb County megachurch in 2016.

Photos: Bishop Eddie Long through the years

Photos of the career of Bishop Eddie Long, who died Jan. 15, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

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