Florida theme parks: Status update as Hurricane Ian approaches

(CNN) — As Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning, Floridians were keeping an anxious eye on the rapidly intensifying storm. That included the operators of Florida’s popular theme parks. Here’s a status report of where things stand as of 7:25 am ET Tuesday with various major theme and water parks: Busch … Read more

Philadelphia carjacking of mother, daughter caught on video

An early morning armed carjacking in Philadelphia involving a mother and her teenage daughter was caught on video, authorities said. The pair were leaving their home around 6:20 am on Sept. 19 when they were ambushed by a carjacker with a gun, the Philadelphia Police Department said in a video released Monday asking for help … Read more

Mali’s Kourouma, Dabou fight following loss to Serbia

Two members of Mali’s women’s basketball team duked it out Monday following their latest loss in what has so far been a winless appearance in the women’s World Cup. The brief, caught-on-camera scuffle took place in the postgame media area after the team was defeated 81-68 by Serbia, video posted online and social media shows. … Read more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers relocating to South Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian, will hold practices at Miami Dolphins’ facility

TAMPA, Fla. — With Hurricane Ian set to move over Florida’s west coast Wednesday into Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be temporarily relocating to South Florida, the team announced Monday evening. The Bucs will depart Tampa on Tuesday and will spend the week practicing at the Miami Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami … Read more

New ‘baby’ island appears in Pacific Ocean after Tonga volcano eruption

A new “baby” island has been spotted in the middle of the ocean hours after an underwater volcano erupted not far from Australia. Earlier this month, the underwater Home Reef volcano – found in the Central Tonga Islands – erupted and within hours, the Earth’s newest land mass had formed. Lava from the volcano was … Read more

Flu season and COVID-19: Here’s how to avoid infections this fall

Kristina Nokes receives a flu shot from Scott Kendall at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Murray on Aug. 7, 2012. Doctors believe this flu season might be a severe one in the US after Australia’s season just ended — and with it took 300 lives and caused 1,700 hospitalizations. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read … Read more

Phoenix Suns in shock as Robert Sarver saga hangs over team entering season

PHOENIX — The Suns are moving on to a new chapter with owner Robert Sarver planning to sell the team, but the mood at media day revealed a team still in shock. Sarver announced his intentions last week following the results of an NBA investigation. The details of the report, which Sarver confirmed had a … Read more

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa not in concussion protocol, coach Mike McDaniel says

2:42 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is not in concussion protocol as the team prepares for Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday. Tagovailoa briefly left Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills and was evaluated for a concussion after hitting the back of his head on … Read more

Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just can’t focus their attention. A new study used eye-tracking technology to show that kids’ attention wandered all over a computer screen while they were trying to complete a task – even when adults quickly figured … Read more

Woman dies by suicide after battle with Lyme disease

A 22-year-old Canadian woman struggling with a debilitating case of Lyme disease committed suicide “to free herself from the unbearable pain,” her grieving dad said. “It is with the heaviest of hearts (and still in shock) that I share the tragic news that our sweetheart Amelie (22) took her own life this past Sunday,” Alain … Read more