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Woman pulls gator from her yoga pants

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—Sheriff's officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop.

The Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-year-old passenger Ariel Machan-Le Quire were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass.

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

BUTEMBO, Congo — The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola treatment centre in eastern Congo. Before the motorcycle could reach the facility, it was too late.

Her crumpled body rested against the driver’s back as he worriedly made phone calls, witnesses said.

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

BEIJING — A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death.

The Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people who produced more than 63 kilograms (139 pounds) of the illegal drug. Among them were one American and four Mexicans.