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Fishermen dive into river moments before motorboat smashes into vessel
A group of fisherman were forced to dive into a freezing cold river to escape being crushed by a motorboat bearing down on their small vessel. Bryan Maess was fishing with friends near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon when the motorboat crashed straight into the small boat in August last year. Footage captured on a GoPro mounted inside the fishing boat shows Mr Maess frantically waving at the boat as it approaches to get the driver?s attention. He repeatedly shouts ?hey!? as the vessel gets closer, while another on board is heard saying ?oh my god? before the trio dive into the water. Mr Maess has filed a $372,500 (£270k) lawsuit against the driver of the boat, who told police he could not see the fishing party as the dash of his boat was blocking his view, The Oregonian reports. The trip were forced to dive into the water The fisherman suffered injuries to his ankle, leg and arms in the incident and has had vision problems and headaches since, the lawsuit says. Mr Maess claims in the suit that the boat driver, Marlin Lee Larsen, was distracted while using his mobile phone when the incident occurred. However Mr Larsen told local media the allegations were ?fake news?. The 75-year-old has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of the reckless operation of a boat, fourth-degree assault and recklessly endangering the lives of others. The case is ongoing. There are no laws prohibiting the use of a mobile phone when driving a boat in Oregon, however there are laws against operating a boat without due care. Investigators say the trio could have been killed or seriously injured if they hadn?t jumped into the water.
China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship
BEIJING (AP) ? China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.
California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight
The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.
Chris Christie is the first elected NJ governor in decades who didn't break a leg during his term
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie left office yesterday with a truly dismal approval rating. On the bright side, he also left with two intact legs! As Obama administration alum Eric Columbus pointed out on Twitter Tuesday, Christie is the first elected NJ governor in decades to leave office without having broken a leg. We don't mean in the "Break a leg!" metaphorical way, either ? we mean literally sustaining harm to a bone. SEE ALSO: Chris Christie is no hometown hero for some New Jersey residents In 1999, then-governor Christine Todd Whitman "broke both bones in her lower right leg" while skiing in Switzerland. In 2004, Jim McGreevey broke his leg after a fall in Cape May, prompting days of wild rumors and conspiracy theories. And in 2007, Jim Corzine broke his leg in a car crash. (He also broke his sternum, collarbone, and several ribs.) "Because the universe is perfect," Columbus pointed out, "the Democrats broke their left legs, and the Republican broke her right leg." And while Christie didn't break a bone himself, he did shift that burden (classic!) to the former lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno. She broke her wrist and elbow while riding a bicycle on the beach in 2014. So did Christie break the curse? Maybe. But, given his track record, we'd still recommend that incoming governor Phil Murphy avoid sports. Check out Columbus's full thread below. Congratulations to Chris Christie on becoming the first elected New Jersey governor in *decades* to leave office without breaking one of his legs! 1/ ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 His predecessor, Jon Corzine, broke his left leg in a high-speed car accident. 2/https://t.co/eJxr15SIiQ ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 The governor elected before that, Jim McGreevey, broke his left leg walking on a beach. 3/https://t.co/sprNmtBHdz ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 And before that, Christie Todd Whitman broke two bones in her right leg skiing in Davos. 4/https://t.co/kRuLdGJATn ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 Because the universe is perfect, the Democrats broke their left legs, and the Republican broke her right leg. 5/ ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 Before Christie, the last elected NJ governor to avoid such a mishap was Jim Florio, who left office in 1994. 6/ ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 I encourage Christie not to worry about whether his reputation is still intact but instead be proud that his femurs and tibias are. 7/endhttps://t.co/0mMUPgwL7o ? Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 16, 2018 WATCH: Someone shaved Donald Trump into the back of their head and it's frightening AF
White House releases report on foreign-born criminals in the U.S.