A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.
Keith St. Onge said in an interview Wednesday that his daughter Zyla could have kept going if the boat hadn't reached the end of the lake.
The 30-inch Zyla, who doesn't yet walk, skied across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Florida, last Thursday.
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Memorial Day weekend marks the anniversary of historic flooding that swept across much of Texas, claiming lives and ravaging the region.
One year later, Jonathan McComb still remembers with incredible precision the night his family slipped away in the floods of Wimberley.
"It was sunshine, we were in the river playing, barbecuing, radio playing, girls are laying out in their swim suits," McComb recalled.
Nightfall brought epic rains.
"In an instant it was on us, and there was nothing you could do and no way out," McComb said.
The New England Patriots have asked a federal appeals court in New York City to rehear the "Deflategate" case.
The team said in court papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan that it has a "strong interest" in sparing quarterback Tom Brady from starting the season with a four-game suspension.
The papers say the Patriots "strongly believe" nobody tampered with footballs at the 2015 AFC Championship game. New England defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in that game and went on to win the Super Bowl.
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A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.
Mary Lou Bruner, a 69-year-old former schoolteacher, had been the front-runner for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board of Education that sets curriculum and textbook standards for more than 5 million schoolchildren. But her lead unraveled as old Facebook posts in which she peddled conspiracy theories and fringe political screeds drew greater attention and ridicule. Voters instead picked Keven Ellis, a local school board president who ran a mainstream campaign, for the Republican nomination.
Ellis is now an automatic favorite to win in November in the staunchly conservative East Texas district. The Democratic nominee is a professor at Stephen F. Austin University.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.
Peter Neffenger told a House committee that a combination of factors contributed to the added waiting time to pass through security screening: more people are flying this year and fewer people than anticipated have applied for the government's PreCheck program, which expedites screening for those who have submitted to a background check.
The agency expects to screen 740 million passengers this year, a 15 percent increase over 2013, Neffenger said.
If you thought doing squats was a workout — try doing them on pointe.
Video of Chicago ballerinas dancing to Jason Derulo’s "If It Ain’t Love" is going viral and viewers can’t help but be mesmerized by the dancers’ strength, beauty and poise.
The footage was posted last week on Instagram by Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center instructor Homer Hans Bryant and features the "Hiplet Sur Les Pointes" class.
The video was captioned "Because we can."
In Oregon, an 8-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after finding a marijuana cookie at a park. In Michigan, two children were sent to the ER after getting into a man's stash of gummy candy containing THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana, "Today" reports.
Marijuana is now legal for either recreational or medical use in 24 states and the District of Columbia. But "edibles" containing marijuana are spreading everywhere, and kids are getting hurt from California to New York. Last year alone, poison control facilities across the country reported 4,000 kids and teens exposed to marijuana.
"This is extremely dangerous," Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency room physician at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital, told "Today" national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen.
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Southern Californians will be the first in the nation to check items off their grocery lists at Whole Foods' new 365 market, which opened in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood Wednesday with the promise of lower prices and a "streamlined customer experience."
The high-end grocery chain's smaller quality-meets-value store at 2520 Glendale Blvd. will feature product selections from Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday Value brand and a curated mix of products from Friends of 365 including Allegro Coffee Company, teaBOT and by CHLOE, plus partners Loomstate and Instacart.
The 365 store boasts a different look than typical Whole Foods stores. The space is airy and accented with blues, reds and yellows. All price tags are digital and fewer printed signs are displayed.
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The ex-husband of a missing Florida Air Force veteran has been arrested and charged with her murder, the Martin County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.
Air Force airman Steven Williams, 30, is facing second-degree murder and child neglect charges. Williams has been ordered held without bond and court records don't indicate whether he has hired an attorney.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Williams confessed to killing 30-year-old Tricia Todd — a mother and hospice nurse — and disposing of her body in a wooded area near Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
Netflix has just scored a big deal. The world's leading streaming service and Internet television network will add to its offering the latest Disney movies starting this fall.
"From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar," Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos wrote on a blog post.
In the meantime, Sarandos shared, Netflix is gearing up for summer offering "Jurassic Park," "Jurassic Park: The Lost World," "Jurassic Park 3" and "Spotlight" in June.
A hacker known as Guccifer, who claims he broke into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server, pleaded guilty Wednesday, NBC News reported.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, who's Romanian, entered guilty pleas to charges of identity theft and unauthorized access to protected computers before a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia. He could face up to seven years in prison.
Prosecutors said he broke into the e-mail and social media accounts of about 10 Americans, including members of the family of former presidents George W. and George H.W. Bush.
Lazar served time in a Romanian prison and was brought to the U.S. in late March to face federal charges.
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A large alligator found outside a Dallas' Steam Middle School early Wednesday morning has a new home, according to game wardens. Dallas police said an officer was patrolling the area near Steam Middle School on South Polk Street just after midnight when he saw what he thought was a log. As the officer approached, he realized it was actually a 6-foot alligator outside the school. Dallas County Game Warden officials arrived at the school at about 4 a.m. and captured the gator.
The producer of an HBO series and another man are facing federal narcotics charges in the drug overdose death of a Long Island dermatologist who was found unconscious in the vestibule of a Manhattan apartment complex last fall, according to a criminal complaint.
Marc Henry Johnson, who was a producer on an HBO series called "The Deuce," and James Holder were arrested at their homes in Manhattan, sources said.
Their arrests come eight months after the death of Dr. Kiersten Cerveny, a dermatologist who was found in the vestibule of Holder's apartment building in Chelsea on Oct. 4.
Information about whether the men had obtained attorneys who could comment on the charges wasn't immediately available.
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A pit bull who gained Internet fame when a 6-year-old boy read to him at a Los Angeles County animal shelter is one step closer to finding his forever home.
Pirate the pit bull won the hearts of people around the country after Jacob began visiting the Carson Animal Shelter to practice his reading.
Jacob, who lives in La Habra and has autism, would sit on a mat outside Pirate's cage and read to the dog every Thursday.
Shelter workers shared Tuesday that Pirate was leaving the shelter with an experienced rescue worker who will train him for a permanent home.
"Be happy at your new home!" Jacob told his buddy Pirate.