Giant eel bites woman relaxing on floatie


A Maryland woman was bitten by an eel while on vacation in Hawaii this weekend.

KHON reports Kristen Porter was relaxing on a floatie around 3 p.m. at Kuhio Beach when she felt something bite her.

"My feet were dangling down and I was there for hours, so I was completely surprised that all of a sudden, something attacked my foot," she said. "I couldn't believe it, but I knew immediately that it was something bad, and it wasn't just like a fish nibble, so I pulled my foot into the air and there was blood everywhere."

A lifeguard informed her it was an eel bite.

“It hurt like hell,” she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Two bystanders pulled Porter to shore and she went to a nearby urgent care facility. Doctors suggested she get stitches, but Porter declined.

Waikiki Aquarium director Andrew Rossiter said the bite is unusual because eels are active at night and like rockier areas.

"I think the beach she …

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11 emaciated kids rescued from filthy compound

TAOS, N.M. —

Law enforcement officers searching a rural northern New Mexico compound for a missing 3-year-old boy didn’t locate him but found 11 other children in filthy conditions and hardly any food, a sheriff said Saturday.

The children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia, New Mexico, and turned over to state child-welfare workers, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said.

Two men were arrested during the search while two women at the compound were initially detained before being released pending further investigation, Hogrefe said.

One of the men, 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj, was jailed on a Georgia warrant alleging child abduction while the other man, identified only as Lucas Morten, was arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive, Hogrefe said.

Online court records checked Saturday didn’t list defense attorneys who could comment on behalf of the men.

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Lewis urges togetherness and love in Hall of Fame speech

One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in our country.

The last of the seven members of the class of 2018 on hand to be enshrined, Lewis eschewed notes and the lectern, instead strolling along the stage and passionately urging his listeners to come together.

"Are you living every day to make this world better?" Lewis asked Saturday night at the end of his 33-minute oratory, often invoking the teachings of Martin Luther King. "Think what we can do if we work together as a country ... teaching our nation to love each other again.

"It's how we react to the challenges in our life that shows our greatness. How do we execute that dream? Who will answer that knock on the door in the middle of the night? And it has to start right now. We need people willing to fight for what is good and what is right."

Turning to the 140 Hall of Famers …

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President’s commission did not find widespread voter fraud


The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who are both Republicans and led the commission, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the documents show there was a "pre-ordained outcome" and that drafts of a commission report included a section on evidence of voter fraud that was "glaringly empty."

"It's calling into the darkness, looking for voter fraud," Dunlap, a Democrat, told The Associated Press. "There's no real evidence of it anywhere."

Republican President Donald Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million ballots were illegally cast. Critics, includ…

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4-year-old girl dead after mother threw her into river

Authorities say a woman threw her 4-year-old daughter into a Florida river, killing the child.


"It's really sad," Walker said. "I don't know the circumstances, I don't know what's going on in their lives, but it's killing me."

Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan called the incident a "completely tragic event."

"Unfortunately at this point, there are a lot more questions than answers," said Dugan. "It's a crazy world we live in."

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