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Alligator on Tarmac Holds Up Flight at Florida Airport

FLORIDA: Spirit Airlines passengers arriving in Orlando got an unexpected hold-up on their way to the terminal Monday when their flight had to yield to an alligator crossing a taxiway. Spirit customer Anthony Velardi said that the flight’s pilot came on over the public address system to inform fliers about the hold-up. “Believe it or not, we have to wait for an alligator that's in the middle of the runway," the pilot said, according to Velardi. Velardi took video of the gator as it lumbered across the tarmac and appeared…

Orlando nightclub victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook

ORLANDO: The families of three men killed at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing "material support" to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group before police fatally shot him after the June attack, officials said. The lawsuit was filed on Monday…