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FLORIDA MAN KILLED BY TRAIN
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man walking his bicycle between train tracks was struck and killed by an Amtrak train.
Authorities say 53-year-old Mane Yee was killed yesterday morning in Seminole County in central Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the train operator used his horn to warn Yee, but that he failed to get out of the way.
Authorities issued a statement saying none of the approximately 100 passengers on the train were hurt.
The incident is under investigation.
MLB PLAYER HURT WHILE MAKING CATCH
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right fielder Randal Grichuk is being checked for a possible concussion after slamming face-first into a security guard’s chair while chasing a foul ball.
Grichuk had a swollen mark across his face as he left yesterday’s game in Toronto against Cleveland. He was injured while catching Brandon Guyer’s fly in the fourth inning.
As Grichuk sprinted toward the ball, a security staffer seated along the wall stood and backed away from the area, carrying his stool and seemingly unaware the outfielder was closing in. Grichuk slid to make the catch, but crashed into the stool the staffer was holding by his side.
Grichuk stayed down for several minutes as he was treated by team trainers. When he stood up to walk off the field, TV images showed a long, swollen mark on his face, running across his nose and between his eyes.
The Blue Jays said Grichuk was in routine concussion evaluation and would receive follow-up tests on his face.
WHITE CASTLE SHOOTING
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say three young men were shot to death in a White Castle on Detroit’s west side.
Officer Vanessa Burt says two men entered the restaurant at around 12:25 a.m. yesterday and shot the three victims, who were ages 25, 24 and 20. Investigators have no information on the assailants.
The restaurant’s windows had bullet holes and handguns were recovered at the scene.
It wasn’t immediately known if the victims were customers or workers at the restaurant.
The restaurant is normally open 24 hours but was closed later Sunday. Signs said it would reopen today.
LOTTERY SCAM TRIAL
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week.
Melinda Bulgin is the last of 27 defendants in the case that’s believed to be the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam tried in U.S. courts. All others have been convicted or pleaded guilty. The case is being prosecuted in North Dakota because it began with a state resident losing her life savings in 2011.
Authorities say the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly Americans out of more than $5.7 million.
Sentencing is set for next month for the man authorities say was the mastermind.
GERMAN POP STAR MISSING AT SEA
BERLIN (AP) — A cruise line says German pop singer Daniel Kueblboeck is missing at sea after going overboard from one of its ships off the coast of Canada.
Aida Cruises told The Associated Press in an email that Kueblboeck went overboard from the cruise ship AIDAluna early yesterday.
Aida says the ship was stopped and returned to the spot off the coast of Newfoundland where the 33-year-old was believed to have entered the water.
Kueblboeck achieved short-lived fame in 2003 as a contestant on the national talent show “Germany Seeks the Superstar.”