Morning Headlines For Wednesday

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Orlando are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says the family of five from Nebraska was on vacation and wading in a lake Tuesday evening when the attack happened. Demings says the father tried to rescue the child but was unsuccessful. Demings says more than 50 law enforcement personnel are searching the Seven Seas Lagoon for the boy.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless woman died after getting stuck in a window while trying to break into a house. St. Petersburg police reported that 23-year-old Niesha Nicole Annie Henderson was found dead Tuesday morning after someone called police to report her 9-month-old son seemingly abandoned in a stroller nearby. Police say Henderson apparently tried to use a plastic lawn chair and a milk crate to get through the window, which was five feet above the ground. The chair fell over and caused Henderson to become wedged on the window sill. Investigators weren’t immediately sure how long she was stuck in the window before she died. Police learned that she had stayed at the house several times in the past and that she might have been asthmatic.

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The second wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen will be investigated. Noor Zahi Salman was a California girl with Palestinian roots who left an arranged marriage to be with Mateen in Orlando. Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to look into her, possibly seeking to charge her as an accessory to 49 counts of murder and 53 counts of attempted murder. She could also be charged with failure to notify law enforcement about the pending terrorist attack and lying to a federal agent.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The City of Orlando has released the names and ages of the 49 victims who were killed in a nightclub shooting. The list was periodically updated online as those who died were identified and families and loved ones were notified. The city gave no additional information other than the names and ages.

CLICK HERE for the list.

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NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured when they fatally struck a bear with their motorcycle in the Florida Panhandle. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the crash occurred Sunday morning near Navarre. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 54-year-old man was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on State Road 87 when the bear entered the roadway. The bike hit the bear, ejecting the man and his passenger, a 46-year-old woman. The man and woman were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. No charges were filed.

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There is new evidence of the rising cost of Obamacare. Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds.

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The U.S. Central Bank is expected to release a policy statement. With the Federal Reserve expected to leave interest rates alone when it ends a meeting, Fed watchers will be seeking clues to the timing of future moves.

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Move over 3-D! Now that virtual reality is the latest craze, Fox Sports is offering VR streams from the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

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