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Increased Great White Shark Sightings Cause Concern for Labor Day Weekend

joebelanger/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to visit beaches this Labor Day weekend, but the holiday comes amid an increase in shark sightings.Biologists have spotted dozens of great whites along the Atlantic coast this summer, including 23 great whites in a 10-mile stretch off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Monday.Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Director Greg Skomal attributed the increased shark sightings to seal populations, which have bee

Slain Police Officer Identified as Manhunt Continues for Three Suspects

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) —    The police officer who was fatally shot Tuesday morning outside of Chicago has been identified as a longtime veteran of the local police force, the mayor said.Joseph Gliniewicz was named as the police officer that was killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. The manhunt for three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting is underway and involves state and local officials, Lake County Sheriff's Department Det. Chris Covelli said Tuesday afternoon

Why Traffic Cameras Shouldn't Annoy You As Much As They Do

Daniel Britt/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) -- Police get it: Speed cameras can be pesky.“Nobody has ever really liked getting a ticket – whether it’s from me or from a camera,” Montgomery County Police Capt. Thomas Didone tells ABC News.But it turns out those cameras can reduce fatal or incapacitating injury crashes by almost 40 percent on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or below, according to a study released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Butlers and Indoor Plumbing: 'Glamping' at a Luxury Montana Ranch

ABC News(GREENOUGH, Mont.) -- It might look like a luxury hotel room, but this high-end resort isn’t in a big city: It’s a tent in the middle of Montana.From their robes and slippers to the camping butler assigned to every guest to take care of their every need, the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, may have set the standard for "glamping" -- glamorous camping.“There is always a butler on duty. All you have to do is push a button, and if you don’t call, we’re

North Carolina Woman Meets Doppelganger in Texas for the First Time

TwinStrangers(SPRING, Texas) -- A woman from Fayetteville, North Carolina, recently met her doppelganger in Spring, Texas, face-to-face for the first time -- an encounter they both said they'll "never forget" and made possible by a website called Twin Strangers.Niamh Geaney, 26, previously made headlines when she met up with two doppelgangers -- one in her home country of Ireland and another in Italy -- through Twin Strangers, the website she co-created inspired by a challenge she had with her f

Manhunt in Illinois for Three Men Suspected in Police Officer's Shooting Death

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — A police officer has been fatally shot and a manhunt for three suspects is underway outside Chicago.The deadly shooting is believed to have happened after the officer sent a radio message saying that he was chasing after three men, authorities said Tuesday.The Fox Lake police officer has not been publicly identified, but Lake County Sheriff's Department Det. Chris Covelli confirmed to ABC News that the officer has died as a result of the shooting.The inc

Manhunt in Illinois for Three Men Suspected in Police Shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — Authorities in a suburban area near Chicago are looking for three individuals considered to be armed and dangerous Tuesday after a police officer was shot that morning.Residents of Fox Lake, Illinois, have been warned by police to stay inside their homes and remain vigilant.“At this time, we’re asking all area residents to remain inside, report any suspicious people, by dialing 9-1-1, as we still have three offenders at large," Lake County Sh

Family Files Suit in San Francisco Pier Killing

San Francisco shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. KGO/Steinle Family(SAN FRANCISCO) — The family of Kate Steinle, the woman gunned down on a San Francisco pier this summer, filed a lawsuit Tuesday over her death.The lawsuit names San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management."We're frustrated," Brad Steinle, Ka

Chicago Teen Sings for Pope Francis, Reveals She 'Really Couldn't Say No'

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The day turned out to be extra special for Chicago, Illinois, student Valerie Herrera, who had the opportunity to sing before Pope Francis Tuesday.Herrera, 17, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, joined Americans chosen from all over the U.S. in a virtual audience with the pope via satellite. The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News' anchor David Muir.Herrera said Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America that she did not know she would have the c

Human-Sized Sea Scorpion: What Scientists Learned from the Fossil

Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University(NEW YORK) — If you think scorpions are scary now, wait until you get a look at their human-sized prehistoric cousins.The Pentecopterus, named after a Greek warship that resembles the outline of the species, was a fearsome predator that lurked in the sea 460 million years ago, according to a study published on Monday in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.The scary predator had a long head with a narrow body and several pairs of limbs that were

Kentucky Court Clerk Won't Issue Marriage Licenses One Day After Losing Supreme

rhythmbehavior/iStock/Thinkstock(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- Following a Supreme Court decision that a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis said Tuesday that she would not issue marriage licenses at all.The Rowan County Deputy Clerk told ABC News Tuesday that Davis decided no marriage licenses would be issued Tuesday. Davis had said that she had not given out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marr

Family of Kate Steinle Expected to File Lawsuit Tuesday

San Francisco shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. KGO/Steinle Family(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The family of Kate Steinle is expected to file a multi-faceted lawsuit Tuesday against those they blame for Steinle's July death.Police said the man who shot and killed Steinle was in the country illegally at the time. Francisco Lopez Sanchez had been convicted in the U.S. and deported multiple times, o

Six Men Detained After Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted to Texas

icholakov/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(AMARILLO, Texas) -- Six men were detained on Monday night after a verbal altercation prompted a plane to make an unscheduled stop on the way from San Diego to Chicago.According to ABC affiliate KVII-TV, the plane was diverted to Rick Husband International Airport shortly before 11 p.m. CT Monday. Police said that several passengers reported feeling uncomfortable with the way the six men were treating crew members, and a verbal altercation followed.The men ar

Police Officer, Homeowner Shot After Police Respond to Wrong Home

aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Officials in Atlanta say an area police officer and a homeowner were each shot overnight Monday into Tuesday.According to ABC affiliate WSB-TV, police officers were responding to a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood when they approached a home that they believed fit the description of where the individual had been seen. Officials later said that the home was not the right one.Officials say they are still working to determine the sequence of

Couple Faced Flames, Alligator Fears After Crashing Plane in Everglades

odyphoto/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ken McKenzie credits his flight experience with keeping himself and his wife alive.The Florida resident -- a former pilot for the Canadian military and former COO for Spirit Airlines who now works for Airbus -- was flying with his wife, Sonia, on Sunday to see their daughter in Virginia when their single-engine plane experienced mechanical issues over the Everglades.Ken didn’t panic, guiding the plane for a landing.“I was shocked at being insid

NJ High School Football Players on Probation for Hazing Scandal

iStock/Thinkstock(SAYREVILLE, N.J.) -- Six New Jersey football players involved in a hazing scandal are now on probation.The Sayreville War Memorial High School made headlines when it was revealed the football team was partaking in dangerous hazing that involved sexual assualt.On Monday, six of the seven teenagers who were charged for the hazing were placed on probation, but will not have to register as sex offenders.According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the Middlesex Prosecutor's Office deta

Supreme Court Rules Against Clerk Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Se

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against a clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Kim Davis, a Rown County clerk in Kentucky, hasn't been giving out marriage licenses to same sex couples since the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage a constitutional right in July. Davis said she wasn't able to do so because of her religious beliefs.A federal district judge ruled she could not deny gay couples the licenses because of her religion, and an appeals

Watch: Chicago Teen Sings for Pope Francis

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Monday turned out to be extra special for Chicago, Illinois, student Valerie Hererra, who had the opportunity to sing before Pope Francis.Hererra, 17, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, joined Americans chosen from all over the U.S. in a virtual audience with the pope via satellite. The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News' anchor David Muir.Pope Francis spoke on Monday with three groups, including students from Cristo Rey on the southwest side of

Maryland Quadruplets Join Freshman Class at Same College

Courtesy Randolph-Macon College(ASHLAND, Va.) -- Getting to know your new classmates can be one of the hardest parts of starting life as a college student, but four freshmen at a Virginia college already have that problem solved.The freshmen are quadruplets who each chose, on their own, to attend the same college, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.The 17-year-old siblings - Jake, Hannah, Lexi and Rachel Jones - toured around 10 college campuses before they each individually chose Rando

Suspect Allegedly Unloaded His Entire Pistol in Texas Deputy

Harris County Sheriff's Office(HOUSTON) — A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court Monday, adding that they found 15 shell-casings at the scene.Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and began firing immediately, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Monday at Miles' court appearance.Anderson said Miles kep

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