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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Ship Forced to Turn Back After Pool Accident


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Anthem of the Seas Cruise ship was forced to turn around off the coast of New York Thursday when a child needed medical help after being found in one of the craft's pools, according to the cruise line.The 8-year-old child was found Thursday afternoon and the Coast Guard was notified just before 7 p.m., officials said.The child's condition was unknown, the Coast Guard said.The ship left Bayonne, NJ Thursday afternoon and was set to embark on a 9-day cruise to Be

Family of Montana Man Killed in Grizzly Bear Attack Speaks Out


Courtesy Treat Family(WEST GLACIER, Mont.) --  The family of a 38-year-old Montana man who was fatally attacked by a grizzly bear while mountain biking has spoken out, saying the Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer "put his life on the line every day."Brad Treat, 38, was mountain biking with a friend on a trail in West Glacier just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when the grizzly attacked, pulling him off his bike. The pair likely surprised the bear as they rode by, said Flathead County Sheriff C

Researchers Catch an 11-Foot, 7-Inch Tiger Shark While Fishing in North Carolina


Laura Harrell/Facebook(NEW YORK) --  Researchers reeled in an 11-foot, 7-inch tiger shark while fishing at a beach in North Carolina Wednesday night.Laura Harrell, who posted the encounter between the group of researchers and the tiger shark on her Facebook page, told ABC News that they released the shark back into the ocean after taking a few pictures and tagging it.  Her photos and videos of the tiger shark have already garnered more than 14,000 shares on Facebook.The incident took p

Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Servicemembers


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon on Thursday lifted the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Busiest Airports this July 4 Weekend


Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to Independence Day celebrations, getting there can be half the battle.There will be almost 11 million air travelers this July 4 weekend, based off scheduled seats, according to travel website Hopper. With so many people taking advantage of the long weekend, travelers should brace themselves for crowded terminals.The busiest airport this holiday weekend will be Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with over 600,000 passengers expected to p

Scheduled Drill at Joint Base Andrews Prompted Lockdown After Witness Called Aut


ABC News(PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY) — A pre-scheduled drill at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Maryland, prompted a lockdown Thursday morning after someone saw the armed drill and called authorities, a law enforcement source said."The base was scheduled to conduct an active shooter exercise, however, reports of a real-world active shooter situation were reported at Malcolm Grow medical facility," the base said.The lockdown has now been lifted.Earlier, all personnel at the

Joint Base Andrews on Lockdown After Report of Active Shooter


iStock/Thinkstock(PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md.) — Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County, Maryland, has been put on lockdown this morning following a report of an active shooter.All personnel were directed to shelter in place.JBA is currently on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. All personnel are directed to shelter in place. More info as it comes.— Joint Base Andrews (@JBA_NAFW) June 30, 2016The incident occurred at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First re

Fifteen Marine Drill Instructors Investigated for Hazing and Abuse at SC Boot Ca


Cpl. William Hester(PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.) — Fifteen drill instructors at the Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, are under investigation for possible hazing and abuse as part of a broader review of the behavior of Marine Corps drill instructors, the Marine Corps announced Wednesday.The review stems from an investigation into the apparent suicide of a Muslim recruit in March.In a statement released Wednesday, the Marine Training and Education Command (TECOM) said allegations a

US Forest Service Officer Fatally Attacked by Grizzly Bear in Montana


Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WEST GLACIER, Mont.) — A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service was killed in a bear attack Wednesday on U.S. Forest land in Montana, according to officials.Brad Treat, 38, of West Glacier, Montana, was fatally attacked by the grizzly bear shortly after 2 p.m. on U.S. Forest land in the Halfmoon Lakes area near West Glacier National Park, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Wednesday evening."Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another

Police Chase Man in Go-Kart Down California Interstate


twitter.com/Tonka_Boy_Dre(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Motorists on a California freeway witnessed a very bizarre police chase on Sunday -- and not surprisingly, it was caught on video.In the video posted to Twitter by user @Tonka_Boy_Dre, a man is spotted whizzing down Interstate 880 in Oakland, California, in a go-kart while being chased by an unmarked police vehicle."Local guys have an annual go kart and dirt bike ride throughout Oakland and sometimes jump on the freeway," @Tonka_Boy_Dre tweeted.

Texas Rail Crash: Remains of Two Workers Found, One Missing


iStock/Thinkstock(PANHANDLE, Texas) -- The remains of two of the three railroad employees who went missing during a fiery crash between freight trains have been recovered, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said today.The third missing employee is still unaccounted for, the railway said. Recovery efforts for the missing employee are continuing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.Four BNSF employees were involved when the two trains collided Tuesday morning near Panhandle, Te

Eight People Rescued From Stalled Roller Coaster 100 Feet Up in Oklahoma City


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Firefighters rescued eight people who got stuck on a roller coaster 100 feet above the ground in Oklahoma city. The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to the scene at the western-themed amusement park Frontier City this afternoon and rescued eight passengers. No injuries were reported, according to the Fire Department's official Twitter account.In a statement, Frontier City said a train on the Silver Bullet ride stalled on the lift. The back half of the cars w

Homeowner Discovers Hidden Room in Basement Suspected to Be Underground Railroad


Alexandra Poulos (LANSDOWNE, Pa.) -- Alexendra Poulos, of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, always knew there was something special about her house. And now, her suspicious have been justified.Poulos believes she’s discovered a piece of true American history— a secret room below her basement that was once part of the Underground Railroad.“This is such a weird, odd story,” Poulos, 43, told ABC News of her beloved white, Colonial-style home. “When I was a child I would have ra

After Istanbul Attack, US Airports May Look at New Security Measures


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Airports across the country are seeing an increased security presence inside and outside their terminals as Istanbul reels from an attack that left at least 41 people dead and 239 others injured.According to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, a trio of armed attackers opened fire last night before blowing themselves up at Turkey’s biggest airport, where travelers are screened before even entering the terminal.The procedures at Istanbul’s Atat

Nine-Year-Old Boy Uses Allowance Money to Donate Books to Local Jail


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Tennessee boy used his allowance money and scoured clearance sales to buy books to donate to a local library in hopes the books would “click” with inmates and help them turn their lives around.Tyler Fugett, 9, appeared unannounced at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office last week with more than 100 books he wanted to donate to the local jail.The Clarksville, Tenn., fifth-grader had asked his mom, Rebecca Corkren, if she would take him to sales at local

Three Railroad Employees Presumed Dead After Fiery Crash


iStock/Thinkstock(PANHANDLE, Texas) -- Three railroad employees are presumed dead after they went missing when two freight trains collided in a fiery crash near Panhandle, Texas, on Tuesday, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety official.Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said four of its employees were involved when two intermodal freight trains collided Tuesday morning. One employee was hospitalized while rescue efforts were underway for the other three employees, BNSF Railway sai

Heroin Overdose Deaths Have Tripled in Five Years, DEA Says


National Center for Health Statistics/CDC(WASHINGTON) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration is out with a new report on heroin use in the United States and the news is grim.Deaths from heroin overdoses have spiked in recent years, tripling between 2010 to 2014, according to the DEA National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary, released this week.In 2014, the most recent year of the study, 10,574 people died, compared to 3,036 four years earlier.The increased demand is being driven by greater avail

Marine Corps Job Titles to Become More Gender-Neutral


Cpl. Andrianna Daly(WASHINGTON) — The Marine Corps is planning to rename at least 19 of its job titles to be more gender-neutral as the military services open more combat positions to women, an official notice by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said.The Marine Corps will make an announcement regarding the title changes as early as Friday, a Marine official confirmed, adding that the name changes are just that since "it's the same jobs, same Marines.”For 15 job titles, the word "man"

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Prepares for First Trip to Space


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins will be the next American to travel out of this world when she launches one week from Wednesday on her first mission to the International Space Station.On July 6th, Rubins and her two crew mates, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia and astronaut Takuya Onishi of Japan, will blast off from Kazakhstan inside a Soyuz rocket to join the rest of their Expedition 48 colleagues at the space station."Funny enough, my scientific and perso

FEMA Expands Funding to 3 More Flood-Ravaged W. Va. Counties, Bringing Total to


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Five additional West Virginia counties are now eligible for federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following devastating flooding in the state, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced.Fayette, Clay, Roane, Summers and Monroe counties now join Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties, as those eligible funding, following preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) conducted by FEMA in those counties.And Gov. Tomblin has also reques
 

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