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Florida tops list of worst places in America for shark attacks
DigtialStorm/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years.The worst place in America for shark attacks? Florida. Statistics from The International Shark Attack File, a database of shark attacks from around the world, show that Florida's coast has witnessed a total of 812 confirmed and unprovoked shark attacks since 1837, at least those that have been recorded.That's because most sharks prefer warmer waters, said George Burgess, director...
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Amber Alert called off after missing baby found safe in Harlem
(NYCEM) Jerome Pippins is pictured in this undated photo. (NEW YORK) -- A baby allegedly abducted from her mother by her father Friday night at a New York City homeless shelter was found safe Saturday morning after a 10-hour search and a predawn Amber Alert, police said.The 8-month-old girl was found around 8 a.m. with her father in Harlem, according to the New York City Police Department.The father, identified as Jerome Pippins, 24, was taken into custody, police said. Charges are pending.As a precaution, the little girl was taken to a hospital to be examined, but police said she appeared...
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Tiger Woods' strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (CARNOUSTIE, Scotland) -- A five-under-par third round at The British Open has Tiger Woods in contention at a major for the first time in years.Woods shot a 66 on Saturday, and briefly saw his name sit atop the leaderboard following six birdies in his first 14 holes. He shot his only bogey of the day on 16, falling behind Kevin Kisner at that point.He hadn't played in an Open Championship since 2015, and hadn't led at any point in a major tournament since 2012. Still, after four back surgeries in the last two...
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'We're in the midst of an all-out assault on human dignity,' Joe Biden says
Paul Morigi/Getty Images (PHOENIX) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden denounced the current administration's handling of issues, including immigration, on Friday night, saying in a speech in Arizona, "We're in the midst of an all-out assault on human dignity."Biden was addressing the League of United Latin American Citizens at an event in Phoenix, where he said, "Grotesque lies about immigrants and policies that rip babies from their mothers' arms carry echoes of the darkest moments in our history.""Not only are they a national shame," Biden added, "they tarnish the very idea of America and diminish our standing in the world."It's...
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No winner in Mega Millions as prize surges to $493 million
Emilie Richardson/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There were no winners in Friday night's drawing of one of the largest totals in the history of the Mega Millions lottery. The jackpot will now be at least $493 million in next Tuesday's drawing.It's possible the total will surge over the half-billion mark, based on ticket sales.The $493 million jackpot will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history. It will also be the largest total since a single ticket paid out $533 million to a person from New Jersey this March.If there is a winner -- and they take the cash payout --...
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Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying "Africa won the World Cup"
Brad Barket/Comedy Central (NEW YORK) -- Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France's 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook and addressed to Noah, accusing him of "legitimizing" racist ideologies and denying the players' "Frenchness" with his comments about their race and backgrounds. "I get it, they have to say it's the French team," Noah had said on Monday. "But look...
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Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe
Ildo Frazao/iStock/Thinkstock (TANARU, Brazil) -- Rare video released from a government agency in Brazil shows footage of a lone survivor of an Amazonian tribe who has been living alone for 22 years.The Guaporé Ethno-Environmental Protection Front has been monitoring the man and, without ever speaking to him, has been helping to ensure that he is protected from all external threats, according to Fundação Nacional do Índio, or FUNAI, a Brazilian government agency that protects the interests and culture of natives to the country.The video, taken from afar, shows a shaky image of the man hacking at a tree with an...
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