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  • Two teens water-skied 62 miles across Lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Michigan

    (CNN) — Most teens dream of doing something absolutely epic before going off to college. Madelyn Hendrikse and Braden Dirkse made that dream a reality by water-skiing across Lake Michigan.Hendrikse, 18, and Dirkse, 17, of Oostburg, Wisconsin, have been friends their whole lives, and they wanted to share one more memorable experience before Hendrikse left for her freshman year at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Skiing has been part of Hendrikse’s life since she was 3. She spends her days […]

  • Two men rescue wheelchair-bound woman who fell off dock into ocean

    DJ Kashief Hamilton says he was playing music on a cruise ship dock at St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands when he heard a loud scream. The DJ stopped the party. He says he saw people running, including friend Randolph Donovan, with whom he works as an entertainer for visitors to the island. The 34-year-old Donovan jumped about 10 feet down off the dock into the ocean. A young woman in a wheelchair was sinking. “I got her out […]

  • Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

    Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an intersection during a downpour in St. Petersburg. Facebook user Roger Light Jr. caught it on video. Another gator in Jacksonville took a cue from a viral […]

  • Scientists bid farewell to the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change

    Scientists say they are bidding farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, in a funeral of sorts. Researchers will gather Sunday in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, to memorialize Okjökull, known as Ok for short, after it lost its status as a glacier in 2014. The inscription, titled “A letter to the future,” on the monument paints a bleak picture. “Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years, all our glaciers […]

  • ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blast at wedding in Afghanistan, killing 63 people

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomb attack at a wedding in Kabul Saturday killed 63 people and wounded 182, an Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said. Among the victims were women and children, spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. About 20 people were taken to a Kabul hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency, the organization said. “We were planning to sleep when we heard the sound of a loud explosion,” a witness who lives near the venue and did not want to be […]

  • There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped

    Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips from the public. Here’s what we know about them. Police say he had the motivation and the ammunition In Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was arrested after authorities said he had expressed interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook, according to a statement from the […]

  • 9-year-old Florida boy helps deliver baby sister thanks to 911 dispatcher

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFTS) — A family in Tampa has a lot to celebrate — a new bundle of joy who made a surprise appearance – and her 9-year-old brother who helped it happen. Princess Anntte Brantley’s family says she was born August 6, weighing 6 lb. 14 oz. “I see that she’s cute and I think, I think she’s having a good dream,” her big brother, Lindell Lyons, said. He can’t stop looking at her. “I was just in shock, […]

  • Nearly 4 tons of weed discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

    (CNN) — A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo. The discovery was made Thursday when a truck driver was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Otay Mesa border crossing in California. During the inspection, a K-9 team alerted officers to the peppers, according to a press release from US Customs and Border Protection. […]

  • Family finds living frog in a carton of organic salad greens

    (CNN) — A family in North Shore, Wisconsin, found a live frog in its store-bought salad, according to CNN affiliate WTMJ. And the store acknowledges it happens sometimes.It was an ordinary Tuesday for Karlie Allen and her family. After buying groceries from a Pick ‘n Save in Glendale, they began preparing dinner. Then, they found a surprise guest in their packaged Simple Truth Organic lettuce. “I’m across the room, and I hear a shriek and a thud,” Allen told WTMJ. […]

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