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Couple Leaves It All Behind for Dream Job at Remote Lighthouse


Janet Weinstein / ABC News(GEORGETOWN, Maine) -- Every morning for the past 15 years, it’s been the same routine for Mitchell Thorp and Patty Sullivan: Wake up at dawn, brew a pot of coffee, eat breakfast, and make a list of things to do for the rest of the day.Recently, their mornings have been different.Long gone are the sounds of neighborhood kids squealing as they ride their bikes to school or the ringing of phones in their home office. Now, only the music of chattering seagulls and th

Southwest Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing


Twitter/Stephanie(PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in Pensacola, Florida, due to a "mechanical issue."A spokesperson from the airline confirmed to ABC News that the plane, SW Flight 3472, suffered a "mechanical issue with the number one engine."The pilot radioed to air traffic control that the plane had experienced an engine failure, and the flight was diverted, according to the airline, which n

GM Recalling Thousands of Vehicles Due To Faulty Wipers


Montypeter/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – General Motors is issuing a recall for thousands of vehicles to fix a potential problem with the windshield wipers.2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models are effected. In all, nearly 368,000 vehicles are being recalled. The company says the cars may have been made with ball joints that can corrode and leave the windshield wipers inoperable.Regulators say the problem was noticed by a GM managed in Canada last September, and an investigation wa

How an Attempt to Hack a Top Human Rights Activist Exposed Unprecedented iPhone


lzf/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When noted human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor recently began receiving mysterious text messages promising to detail abuses inside prisons in the United Arab Emirates, it wasn't a topic completely out of the ordinary, considering his line of work.However, his suspicions were raised by the text messages, he told ABC News in a Skype interview from the UAE, because he had been the victim of several other hacking attacks in recent years. Mansoor, who last year was

US Stocks Close Mixed After Fed Chair Janet Yellen Talks Rate Hike


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Friday as investors weighed comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen on a possible interest rate hike. The Dow slid 53.01 (-0.29 percent) to finish at 18,395.40.The Nasdaq gained 6.71 (+0.13 percent) to close at 5,218.92, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,169.04, down 3.43 (-0.16 percent) from its open.Crude oil remained flat with prices hitting above $47 a barrel.Federal Reserve: In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen told a conference of central

This Magical DMV Serves Cupcakes and Is Winning at Customer Service


katsgraphics808/iStock/Thinkstock(HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.) -- Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a horrendous DMV experience. Well, the customers at the Holly Springs DMV in North Carolina certainly can’t relate.When they walk in to their local DMV, rather than being told to take a number and forced to wait for hours in a dimly lit depressing lobby only to find out you don’t have the proper paperwork needed, they’re instead greeted with freshly baked cupcakes, made-to-order f

Fed Chair Says Case for Interest Rate Hike Has Improved in Recent Months


Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted today that the U.S. economy might be strong enough for an interest rate hike.Speaking to a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen cited employment gains and increased consumer spending in saying that the Federal Open Market Committee expects moderate growth in the national GDP, additional strengthening in the labor market, and inflation reaching two percent in the coming yea

This One-of-a-Kind House Is Inside an Airplane Hangar


Peter Aaron/Otto(NEW YORK) — When it came to his home, architect and artist Adam Kalkin wasn't thinking of a white picket fence. Instead, he thought outside the box — way outside the box.Kalkin's one-of-a-kind home is essentially two in one, consisting of a small cottage from the late 1800s nested within a 1900s-inspired airplane hangar.The dynamic home is far from traditional, with a wide variety of high and low ceilings, dark and light rooms, and small and large spaces. There's eve

Experts: Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Taps into Your Contact List


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump’s campaign app may be putting “America First,” but experts say it's not necessarily prioritizing users’ privacy.The Trump campaign’s smartphone offering seeks to collect and store the contents of users’ address books -- potentially vacuuming up large quantities of personal data about individuals who have never used the application and who may be unaware that it’s in the hands of the campaign.The app, titled "America Fir

How Girl with No Job Made Instagram into a Career


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Claudia Oshry has made a career out of simply being unemployed.Known as @girlwithnojob, Oshry has a massive following on social media. With over 2.3 million followers on Instagram, she’s turned her lack of employment into a way of making money."It’s a loophole because having no job is my job," Oshry, 21, told ABC News’ Nightline.Oshry’s journey to social media stardom began after she got fired from her first internship as a freshman at New York Unive

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