iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death of a Staten Island man, who was put into a choke hold by the New York Police Department, was ruled a homicide Friday by the city's medical examiner.
The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed NYPD cops placing Eric Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while arresting Garner for selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who was 6-foot-3 and 350 pounds, could be heard yelling that he could not breathe.
After his death, officers told supervisors that they did not think excess force was...
iStock/Thinkstock(NAVARRE, Fla.) -- A hammerhead shark shocked beachgoers in Florida when it swam right up to the shore, prompting terrified swimmers to frantically flee from the water.
And the man who caught it all on video, Dan Flynn, said the hectic scene was "extraordinary."
"I've seen sharks before but I've never seen a shark get that close," he told ABC News on Thursday. "It was almost interacting with humans. From our vantage point, we could see the shark going towards a lady swimmer. And her back was to the shark, and she was...
ABC/Randy Holmes(CONWAY, N.H.) -- Abigail Hernandez's mother told their local newspaper the teen saw reports about her disappearance while she was missing for nine months.
Hernandez and her mother stopped by The Conway Daily Sun's offices and cited a daily ticker box feature in the paper that showed how many days Hernandez had been missing, as Hernandez gave the paper her first media interview since she returned home July 20.
"Abby saw that [ticker box] off and on," her mother, Zenya Hernandez, told the paper on Thursday. "She didn't see it...
Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line wants to take their fans higher on their upcoming sophomore album, due out this fall. While wearing a Bob Marley t-shirt in the recording studio, FGL's Brian Kelley recently played a new song called "Sun Daze" for Rolling Stone. The lyrics include the line, "All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned."
Brian says, "I woke up that morning and literally wrote that in my phone." His duo partner, Tyler Hubbard, adds, "We'll probably have to come up with a different word [than 'stoned']...
Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has written an editorial in The Tennessean speaking out on the need to preserve Nashville's famous Music Row. The area that houses most of country music's record labels, publishing houses and recording studios is now dotted with bulldozers and construction crews. Due to Music City's rapid growth, developers are buying up parcels on Music Row to build condos, apartment buildings and boutique hotels. Keith is sounding the alarm to preserve Music Row's quaint, community feel.
Image Courtesy Sarah Barlow/Big MachineTaylor Swift has signed on as a presenter on the Teen Choice 2014 awards Sunday, August 10. She's not only up for a few awards -- the appearance marks a return to the spotlight for Taylor as she gears up to release her new album this fall.
Voting for Teen Choice 2014 is now underway at TeenChoiceAwards.com. The show airs live on FOX August 10.