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Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon men’s final

Novak Djokovic, showing few effects from his marathon semifinal victory 24 hours earlier, won his fourth Wimbledon men’s singles title Sunday, defeating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) at The All-England  Lawn Tennis Club.

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It was also the 13th career Grand Slam victory for Djokovic, 31, and the first for the Serb since the 2016 French Open. Anderson, the eighth seed, lost his second Grand Slam final. He lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2017 U.S. Open title match.

Djokovic was coming off a grueling semifinal against Nadal, winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9), 3-6, 10-8 in a 5-hour, 15-minute duel. It was the second-longest semifinal in Wimbledon history that began Friday and had to be resumed Saturday because of curfew rules.

The longest semifinal match was held Friday, when Anderson, 31, topped John Isner in a 7-hour, 36-minute five-set marathon.

Temperatures on Centre Court broke 100 degrees as the two finalists began play.

Celebrities in the stands included Hugh Grant, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Djokovic, the 12th seed, defeated Anderson in 2 hours, 15 minutes and took the first set in 29 minutes.  He improved to 6-1 against Anderson and defeated the South African for the third time at Wimbledon.

National Ice Cream Day 2018: Deals at Dairy Queen, Carvel, PetSmart and more

If you are in the mood to scream over ice cream today, you’re in luck.

Today is National Ice Cream Day (finally), and ice cream joints across the country are offering sweet deals on your favorite flavor. 

And there are plenty of people who will take them up on the offers. Ninety-six percent of Americans surveyed by YouGov said they regularly eat ice cream.

America’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate, according to the survey, followed by vanilla, butter pecan, cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, cookie dough, strawberry, pistachio, rocky road, chocolate chip and cake batter.

Don’t see your favorite there? Maybe the deals below can help. Here’s the scoop on freebies and deals being offered to celebrate ice cream.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local ice cream shops to confirm which deals are available before you go.)

Baskin-Robbins: Download the Baskin-Robbins app on National Ice Cream Day to get offers such as a buy one, get one free cone, .99 cent sundaes and $2 off a medium milkshake. 

Bruster’s: Join the new Sweet Rewards loyalty program and get a $3 reward toward your ice cream purchase.

Carvel: Buy one cup or cone – any size – and get a second one free. 

Dairy Queen: Get a free small Blizzard treat when you download the Dairy Queen app and register for an account.

Dippin' Dots: You can get a free mini cup of Dippin' Dots at participating stores and shopping center locations

Monkey Joe’s: Monkey Joe’s is hosting a special customer appreciation event on Sunday with free ice cream cups for each guest while supplies last.

PetSmart – Your dog can get a doggie ice cream at PetSmart locations that have a Pets Hotel on Saturday and Sunday.

16 Handles: You can get the first 3 ounces of yogurt/toppings free from open-5 p.m. Sunday if you download the app. Check out the details of the deal here.

Sub Zero Ice Cream: Come in Monday for $1 off regular ice creams from 5 to 8 p.m. at all locations. 

Your Pie: Get free gelato on Sunday at participating restaurants. 

Yogurtland: Buy one get one free from 1-6 p.m.  

Florida probation officer accused of sexual misconduct with woman he supervised

A probation officer in Florida was arrested on a charge that he had sexual relations with a woman under his supervision, WFLA reported.

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Jeffrey Thomas Desimone, 40, of Tarpon Springs, was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of sexual misconduct, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

The woman — whose name was redacted from an affidavit filed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents — was sentenced to probation for dealing in stolen property. She was assigned to Desimone, the Times reported.

The arrest report said Desimone and the woman had sexual contact on "several occasions" from February until June, which Desimone admitted during an interview with agents.

Desimone was released after he posted a $5,000 bail, WFLA reported.

Photos: 2018 World Cup final -- France vs. Croatia

France, Croatia meet in Moscow to play in soccer’s biggest game.

3 killed when bus, 3 vehicles collide on New Mexico interstate

Three people were killed and 22 were injured in a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles early Sunday on a New Mexico interstate, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office said.

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The crash, which involved the bus, a semi trailer, a passenger vehicle and a pickup truck, closed I-25 in both directions, KOAT reported.

The interstate was closed north of Bernalillo after the vehicles collided around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, according to the Rio Rancho Fire Department.

Thirty-eight people were treated at the scene, KOB reported. Of the 22 people taken to the hospital, four were in critical condition, KOAT reported.

The bus overturned on the northbound lane of the interstate, Rio Rancho Fire Battalion Chief Richard Doty told KOAT. The driver of the semi was removed from his vehicle, Doty said.

The number of injuries is unknown.

Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Washington state's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business.

>> Marijuana found in Wyoming city's flower pots after pranksters sneak seeds into planters

Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The store is planning its official grand opening in the coming months and will hold a Vendors' Day on July 30, where attendees can visit 30 vendors.

“We are grateful and excited to provide great cannabis products with stellar customer service by the most educated and professional team in the Pacific Northwest,” General manager Audra Jaggers told the Federal Way Mirror on Tuesday.

>> On KIRO7.com: Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

While Auburn limits the number of retail marijuana dispensaries in its city limits, Joint Rivers was able to open because it is on Muckleshoot tribal land.

>> On KIRO7.com: Calls about children exposed to cannabis increase 40 percent

According to the Federal Way Mirror, the Muckleshoot tribe "processed the application, performed its own building permit review and handled all other planning and development matters related to the business."

While the store is a first for Washington state, Cannabis Marketplace in Las Vegas became the first drive-thru marijuana dispensary in the country when it opened in November 2017.

>> On KIRO7.com: Doctors address illness linked to chronic marijuana use

In November of 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502 with 55 percent of the vote, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess marijuana.

Avozillas, giant 4-pound fruits, are an avocado toast lover's dream come true

Love avocado toast? You might want to head down under.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. and 9News, a giant avocado variety dubbed "avozilla" has hit specialty stores in Australia after Queensland's Groves family started growing the fruit, which originally was discovered in South Africa. The massive, tasty treats can weigh up to 4 pounds – five times larger than a regular avocado – and cost about $9 (AU$12) each. 

>> Hand injuries involving avocados prompt medical group's call for safety labels

"Everybody is pretty amazed to see these giant avocados, and they are quite a statement," said grower David Groves, who lauded the avozilla's buttery flavor.

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One seller claimed that he made nine slices of avocado toast using half of a fruit, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Unfortunately, avozillas are still rare because the trees "cannot yield as much fruit as other species," 9News reported. So far, only the Groves family has grown avozillas commercially in Australia.

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Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

An Alabama conservation group has issued a graphic warning after an endangered sea turtle was reportedly found dead, tangled in an old beach chair.

According to WMBBFort Morgan Share the Beach posted a now-viral Facebook photo Saturday of the dead Kemp’s ridley turtle, which washed ashore at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

>> On WFTV.com: ‘Sea creature’ may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

“This makes me so mad,” the post read. “How many hundreds of times do we have to ask people to pick their stuff up? It should just be common decency. I think I am going to print this out and carry it with me next time I have to ask.”

>> See the post here (WARNING: Graphic photo)

By Sunday morning, the post had been shared more than 2,700 times, prompting hundreds of comments.

“Come on, people, if you want to ‘adult,’ then be one and pick up after yourselves,” one commenter wrote. “This is their habitat, be mindful and respect it.”

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“Please, please. Only leave footprints,” added another. “How do we make visitors understand this?”

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'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

A teenage girl was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after possibly being bitten by something on Playalinda Beach in Florida, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.

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The 14-year-old girl came out of the ocean with a severe cut on her leg, firefighters said. 

Officials said they have not yet determined if the cut was surfboard-related or from a “sea creature.” 

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The girl was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center, officials said. 

On Friday, Fernandina Beach police said two people were bitten by a shark, closing the beach there.

Dad accused of smothering baby, trying to revive her with shock from extension cord

An Arkansas dad has been charged with capital murder after police say he smothered his baby girl, then attempted to revive the 2-month-old with an electric shock.

>> Missing baby found dead near slough after 5-day search

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Tyler Buchanan, 19, of Van Buren, first told police that the baby wasn't breathing when he woke up June 12, so he used a severed extension cord to try to resuscitate her. But Buchanan eventually revealed that he had smothered the baby earlier that morning because she wouldn't stop screaming, police said.

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Authorities added that Buchanan never called 911. Police said the girl's mother woke up hours later and called for help after Buchanan told her the child had stopped breathing, the Democrat-Gazette reported. 

Buchanan is being held at the Crawford County jail "in lieu of $1 million bond," the newspaper reported

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