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Growing concerns over great white shark boom off Cape Cod

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An influx of great white shark sightings has residents and tourists worried about potential encounters in the water, especially during the heart of summer.Senior Fisheries Biologist Dr. Greg Skomal told ABC News the incre…

Growing group of senators oppose health care bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A growing number of Republicans are speaking out against the now-delayed Senate health care bill.The bill already had more than enough opponents to stop a procedural vote from happening. But more Republican senators hav…

Fact check: The Senate health care bill’s effect on Medicaid

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway insisted this week that the Senate GOP health care bill does not include cuts to Medicaid.Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the health care proposa…

Baseball fans put aside rivalry to save a life

iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) — Game 1 of Monday’s College World Series Finals in Omaha, Nebraska, came with action on the field and lifesaving heroics in the stands.It was during the sixth inning, above the third-base dugout, when Florida fan …

Human error caused NYC subway train derailment, transit officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Transit officials said human error, not a track defect, is to blame for a subway train derailment in New York City on Tuesday morning that injured nearly three dozen people and caused major delays.The incident occurred ju…

New app dubbed ‘Tinder for Moms’ aims to help mothers connect

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many moms find that making new friends later in life can be just as challenging as dating.A new app called Peanut was created to help connect like-minded mothers and give them the opportunity to form new friendships.Miche…

5 children sickened by ‘cloud of chlorine gas’ at Florida pool

Peter Cade/Getty(TAMPA, Fla.) — Five children were transported to the hospital in Tampa after a malfunction at a local indoor swimming pool caused a concentrated “cloud of chlorine gas” to form, according to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue departm…

5 children sickened by ‘cloud of chlorine gas’ at Florida pool

Peter Cade/Getty(TAMPA, Fla.) — Five children were transported to the hospital in Tampa after a malfunction at a local indoor swimming pool caused a concentrated “cloud of chlorine gas” to form, according to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue departm…

Two struck and killed by Amtrak train outside Washington, DC

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An investigation has been opened by authorities after two people were killed Tuesday night after being struck by an Amtrak train as it approached Union Station in Washington, D.C.“Amtrak Train 175 from Bosto…

Venomous tarantulas and scorpions found in abandoned Texas apartment

Mike L. Baird/Getty(HOUSTON) — Animal rescue workers in Houston seized dozens of venomous tarantulas and scorpions from a Houston apartment on Tuesday after their owner abandoned them, according to police.The Houston Society for the Prevention of Crue…

Tales from patients that stand to lose a lot from GOP health bill

Credit: Joe Merlino(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has decided to postpone a vote on Republicans’ legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, after concluding he does not have …

Scoreboard roundup — 6/27/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 (10 innings)L.A. Dodgers 4, L.A. Angels 0Philadelphia 8, Seattle 2AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 3, Toronto 1Boston 9, Minnesota 2Texas 2, Cleveland 1D…

‘Good Samaritan’ targeted and beaten after helping lost toddler

The Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) — A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamed on social media by the child’s family after they mistook him for a kidnap…