Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort


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A 30-foot-wide sinkhole formed under the Summer Bay Resort in Florida, not far from Disney World, a Lake County fire official said.

Two three-story buildings are affected by the crater, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said.

Guests called for help, saying they heard loud noises and windows cracking.

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Morsy supporters may see fierce crackdown


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Now that Ramadan and the Muslim festival of Eid are over, staunch supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy are on edge.

Thousands have camped out in the streets of Cairo for more than a month, refusing to budge until Egypt’s first democratically elected president is reinstated. But the possibility of a fierce crackdown looms.

On Sunday, when asked about a possible dispersal, an interior ministry source said “all options are on the table,” the state-run Ahram Online news site reported. The source added that security forces have beefed up their presence recently near the demonstrations.

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5 cases we’re watching this week


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We’re keeping an eye on five high-profile cases this week. We may see a verdict in one (the Whitey Bulger trial), a sentence in another (the Bradley Manning case) and more fireworks in a third (the Nidal Hasan court-martial).

Also this week, the lawyer for a teen whose Facebook post landed him in jail will argue that the case be thrown out. And we wait to see if a grand jury indicts former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez.

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Don’t panic! Use what you have to cross your red sea


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Don’t panic. Jesus assures His followers that He will never leave them or forsake them. So, why do you panic when you come upon a Red Sea. Indeed, facing a tough situation can be extraordinarily nerve-racking but it can also be a moment when you prove to the world that God‘s word is true, and your faith in Him is unshakable. When a child of God panics in a difficult situation you send a negative message to the world–one that breeds distrust and disbelief.

As a child of God, He empowers you beyond your imagination. You have authority to do wondrous things. Unfortunately, you either do not believe it, or you do not know it.

Here is what Jesus told His disciples about empowerment: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they…

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4 killed when plane crashes into houses


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Four people — including a 1-year-old child — were killed when a turboprop plane slammed into a neighborhood in East Haven, Connecticut, authorities said Saturday.

The chief medical examiner’s office in nearby Farmington identified those killed as William Henningsgaard, 54, and Maxwell Henningsgaard, 17, both of Medina, Washington; and Sade Brantley, 13, and Madisyn Mitchell, 1, both of East Haven.

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Calif. teen rescued; alleged abductor killed


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After an agonizing week of waiting, hoping and praying, Brett Anderson is expected to reunite with his 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, on Sunday.

Hannah was rescued from the Idaho wilderness after an FBI agent shot and killed the family friend suspected of killing her mother and brother, burning his own house down, and kidnapping Hannah.

James DiMaggio’s death and Hannah’s rescue late Saturday afternoon ended a frantic weeklong manhunt.

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