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Car crashes into US day care centre leaving 12 injured

A car crashed into a day care centre in Orlando, Florida, leaving 11 children and one adult injured, according to NBC News.

The car crash has left 11 children and one adult injured. Credit: NBC News

Police said a Dodge Durango smashed into another car which then hit the KinderCare building.

The driver of a Dodge fled the scene. Credit: NBC News

The Dodge fled the scene and police are now looking for the driver of that silver vehicle which has front-end damage.

Police are now searching for the driver of the car that fled. Credit: NBC News

Florida cinema shooting widow: My life is shattered

A widow whose husband was shot dead in a Florida cinema following a row over texting has told reporters "in a blink of an eye my life was shattered into a million pieces".

Nicole Oulson, who was also injured in the incident, says her priority is her young daughter Alexis following the death of her 43-year-old husband Chad.

71-year-old Curtis Reeves - a retired sheriff - is charged with second-degree murder.

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Cinemagoer's wife 'wounded by same bullet'

The wife of the man who was shot dead in a cinema row was struck by the same bullet that killed her husband when she put her hand in front of him as the gun was fired, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Nicole Oulson, 33, was treated for a gunshot wound to her hand and later released from hospital.

The couple were watching Lone Survivor at a cinema in Tampa, Florida, when a row over texting broke out with the alleged gunman, retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves Jr, and his wife.

Read: Retired policeman charged after cinema shooting

Man shot after 'popcorn fight' in Florida cinema

Witnesses at the Florida cinema where a man was shot dead following an altercation over texting described two men raising their voices and throwing popcorn at each other before the shooting.

Charles Cummings said a man in the back row got up and left the room, and then came back appearing upset. He said the men started raising their voices moments later.

Somebody throws popcorn. I'm not sure who threw the popcorn. And then bang, he was shot.

I can't believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie. I can't believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cell phone.

Retired policeman charged after cinema shooting

A retired policeman is accused of shooting a man dead because he was texting on his mobile phone at a Florida cinema.

Police said 71-year-old Curtis Reeves asked Chad Oulson, 43, to stop texting during a screening of Lone Survivor at the The Grove 16 cinema in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The pair argued and Mr Oulsen was shot along with his wife Nicole.

Both were taken to hospital where Mr Oulson later died.

An off-duty police officer detained Reeves until colleagues arrived. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

Man shot dead in cinema phone row

A man has been shot dead and a woman was injured during an argument over mobile phone use at a cinema in Florida.

The shooting victims were watching the movie Lone Survivor when the male suspect and his wife apparently took issue with the couple using their phones. The ensuing argument led to the shooting.

The Cobb Grove 16 cinema in Wesley Chapel, Florida, where the shootings took place
The man and woman were shot at the Cobb Grove 16 cinema in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Carlson

Both victims were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where the man later died.

A bystander at the cinema in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa, detained the suspect until the police arrived.

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British man uses dolphin to deliver marriage proposal

A imaginative British man used a dolphin to ask his girlfriend to be his wife at Discovery Cove in Orlando at the weekend.

Alex Rigby and Debbie Preston, both from St Helens, were swimming with a dolphin in Florida when the dramatic proposal unfolded.

Alex Rigby, 27 asked his girlfriend, Debbie Preston, 26, to be his wife at Discovery Cove in Orlando at the weekend Credit: PA Wire

The dolphin swam over to her with a buoy that said 'Debbie, will you marry me?'.

The bride-to-be, who was greeted with a ring when she emerged from the water, struggled to find the words to sum up the "emotional" event saying: "I can't speak right now. I can plan a wedding. Yeah! Great!".

A dolphin swam over to the bride-to-be with a buoy that said 'Debbie, will you marry me?' Credit: PA Wire

Mr Rigby said he had been building up to the event for some time and had thought a lot about how he would pop the question.

Final moments of Nyad's historic Cuba-Florida journey

Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on her fifth attempt.

Well-wishers clap as Diana Nyad swims through the crowds at Smathers Beach in Key West.
Well-wishers clap as Diana Nyad swims through the crowds at Smathers Beach in Key West. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
Diana Nyad looks shaky as she makes it to the beach unaided.
Diana Nyad looks shaky as she makes it to the beach unaided. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
Diana Nyad collapses into her friend's arms as she completes her 110-mile journey.
Diana Nyad collapses into her friend's arms as she completes her 110-mile journey. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
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