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LOS ANGELES -- Capt. America rides no more: Peter Fonda, who starred in the iconic 1969 hippie biker movie, has died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. He was 79.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The ultimate movie that tells the tragic story of the triumph for NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and the tragedy of Dale Earnhardt's crash-marred death in the 2001 Daytona 500 hits theaters next month. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Alex Caffi's 1991 season in Formula 1 driving was dreadful, punctuated by a bad wreck in a practice run for the Monaco Grand Prix that saw his Footwork Porsche shattered in a collision, though somehow he escaped serious injury.

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Surfer, 18, bitten on foot by a shark Sunday in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 18-year-old surfer from Merritt Island suffered a shark bite to his foot Sunday while surfing in the waves near the South Jetty, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.

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Father's Day no joy for dozens stung by jellyfish at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- More than 70 swimmrs were treated on site for jellyfish stings on Father's Day at the World's Most Famous Beach.

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New Year's Feature: Top 10 entrants for inaugural Headline Surfer Wall of Shame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible for any elected politician or wannabe politician in East Central Florida who has outdone Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood with his incessant personal attacks on those he sees as his mortal enemy and labeling them "Scumbags?" 

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Volusia County School Board approves new math materials for k-5 students next year

DELAND, Fla -- The Volusia County School Board has approved the purchase of math materials for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grades.

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YouTube download / AP video / Fifty years ago, they were at Woodstock. In the past few weeks, they were at AP talking about what it all meant. This mini-doc features David Crosby, John Fogerty and Santana remembering the music festival that has defined music festivals ever since.

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YouTube download / AP video / A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home near Hilton Head Island. A wildlife official says the woman was bit on her wrist and leg, and hospitalized. The gator was caught and euthanized.

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history for Aug. 14: Truman announces Japan's surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.

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YouTube download / AP video / The Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers said he doesn't feel the need to prove how strong a relationship he has with coach Matt LaFleur. Their chemistry has been the subject of questions after the team fired coach Mike McCarthy, who had clashed with Rodgers.

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YouTube download / AP video / New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has made a career out of using an intense approach on defense. It’s something he makes sure is reflected through his players on the field.

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YouTube download / AP video / The chief of a small Vermont police department says he's changed policies in his department in the aftermath of an incident in which a handcuffed woman was thrown against a wall and punched in the face by a police sergeant who was subsequently fired as were two other officers (August 9).

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