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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,364 people during the annual hajj pilgrimage to the kingdom, an Associated Press count showed Thursday, nearly 600 more than the official death toll.
A dangerous king cobra that panicked a Florida community has been recaptured, found under a household dryer more than a month after escaping, authorities said Thursday. The venomous snake, named Elvis, escaped from its owner on September 1 in Ocoee, Florida, prompting a frantic search and calls for people to exercise extreme caution. Three animal services officers struggled to capture the 10-foot (three-meter) snake Wednesday, after a concerned resident reported hissing sounds from beneath a dryer in her garage, Orange County Animal Services said in a statement.