NEWS IN 90: Two Bodies Found In Burning Car, Obama Continues European Tour

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ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Intern, Nealy Kehres, delivers a news update in 90 seconds for the student station at the University of Florida, WUFT-TV. Two bodies were found in a burning car Wednesday morning and Obama continues his European farewell tour. That and more in 90 seconds. (WUFT Video)

Two Bodies Found in Burning Car

Two bodies were found in a burning car in St. Augustine yesterday morning. Neighbors told police they heard an explosion and upon arrival officers found the car in flames with the two bodies inside.  Police said the owner of the vehicle does not live in the area and authorities are investigating the two deaths.

Obama Meets with European Leaders

President Obama plans to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today on his two-day visit to Germany. This is only part of his European farewell tour, his last overseas trip before successor Donald Trump takes office in January. He plans to meet with other European leaders tomorrow. On his trip, Obama seeks to reassure European allies who are concerned about the implications of a Trump presidency.

Aftershocks Force Evacuations

Aftershocks continue to rock New Zealand following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday. Monday’s quake left two people dead. Some streets and cities are being evacuated as engineers worry about the stability of some buildings during the shocks. The latest to be evacuated is the cities largest cinema complex.

Franklin’s Grave to be Renovated

A campaign to raise $10,000 to save and renovate Benjamin Franklin’s grave has surpassed its goal, thanks in part to a $5,000 donation by musician Jon Bon Jovi and his wife. The Philadelphia Eagles also donated $1,000. Franklin’s grave, which is just across from Independence Hall, developed significant cracks from all the pennies tossed on to it. Franklin is one of seven signers of the Declaration of Independence buried at the two-acre graveyard.

NBC contributed to this article. 

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