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Hurricane Florence: The Dramatic Rescues in the Wake of Devastating Storm

Hurricane Florence: The Dramatic Rescues in the Wake of Devastating StormThe U.S. Coast Guard has made dozens of rescues as floodwaters continue to rise.



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Dramatic Rescue of Woman, Son and Chihuahua Caught on Camera at California Marina

Dramatic Rescue of Woman, Son and Chihuahua Caught on Camera at California MarinaCellphone footage showed the moment good Samaritans jumped in to save them.



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Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escape

Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escapeFrance’s most famous gangster on Sunday made a spectacular jailbreak with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices who landed in his jail in a helicopter and flew out with him on board. Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Réau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room on Sunday morning and extracted him. A third man waited in the helicopter in the prison courtyard to watch over the pilot, a flying instructor whose aircraft the men hijacked in a nearby airfield and whom they forced to take part in the dramatic operation. It was the second time Faid, 46, has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak. In 2013 he became the country’s most-wanted criminal after he blasted his way out of another prison using dynamite.  He briefly took four wardens hostage before being recaptured six weeks later in a cheap hotel room. Faid, who has said he was inspired by US films such as "Scarface" and "Heat", was serving 25 years in Réau prison for his part in a botched 2010 cash-transport van robbery that he masterminded. The helicopter that extracted him on Sunday flew right across the Paris region from the jail southeast of the capital, before being dumped not far from Charles de Gaulle airport to the northeast of the city. The international 'wanted person' notice for French rober Redoine Faid Credit: AFP/Getty Images The aircraft was then set alight but was only partly damaged and the fire was extinguished when police found it a short time later. Media reports said the pilot had been released and was not injured. The prison courtyard it landed in was the only one not fitted with anti-helicopter nets as it is used by inmates only when they are being admitted or released from the jail. Spectacular helicopter jailbreaks became a regular embarrassment for French penal authorities until the late 2000s, but have petered out since prisoner exercise yards in most jails were equipped with nets to prevent choppers from landing. After the helicopter that flew Faid out of jail was torched, its occupants fled by car in a black Renault Megane which they later dumped in the underground car park of a shopping centre near the airport. They switched to a white van with the company name Enedis marked on the vehicle. A huge manhunt has been launched to track them down. All police and gendarme units across Paris were put on alert and ordered to set up checkpoints that “take into account the dangerousness of the fugitive and his possible accomplices.” The helicopter, Alouette II, abandoned by French armed robber Redoine Faid after his escape from prison Credit: GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images Faid’s brother, who was visiting him at the jail, has been taken into custody for questioning. A union representative at Reau told BFM television that "two men dressed in black, wearing balaclavas and police armbands" entered the prison to look for Faid and used a grinding machine to cut open the door that directly leads to the visiting room. Faid was serving a prison sentence for his role in the 2010 hold-up of a cash-transport van in the Paris area, in which a 26-year-old policewoman was killed. She was shot as the gang fled and used kalashnikov assault rifles to fire at police cars pursuing them along the busy A4 motorway. Two members of the gang are currently serving lengthy jail sentences for her murder. Faid has made several television appearances and co-authored two books about his delinquent youth and rise as a criminal in the Paris suburbs. In one of those published in 2010 he claimed he had given up his life of crime. Prior to the 2010 robbery, he had been released from a previous stint of a decade behind bars after convincing parole officials that he regretted his criminal past and was determined to start afresh.



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Father pulls son from burning car after dramatic racetrack crash

Father pulls son from burning car after dramatic racetrack crashAfter Mike Jones spun out of control and crashed during a race at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, his father jumped over the pit wall and rushed to save his son from the burning wreckage.



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Dramatic video shows lion mauling animal sanctuary owner

Dramatic video shows lion mauling animal sanctuary ownerA lion at an animal sanctuary in South Africa was recently lured away from his gate in order for the owner to open it. But the lion chased after him, pounced and dragged him into the bushes. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta explains how he managed to get free.



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Incredible new photo shows Mars bathed in dramatic light

Incredible new photo shows Mars bathed in dramatic lightA beautiful new photo shows off Mars in a dramatic new light.  The European Space Agency's (ESA) ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter just beamed home the amazing new image from April 15.  The photo was taken by the satellite's Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) right after the satellite moved into a new orbit about 400 kilometers above the world's surface. The lighting is what makes it really special.  SEE ALSO: A new experiment could sniff out signs of alien life on Mars and beyond “We were really pleased to see how good this picture was, given the lighting conditions,” Antoine Pommerol, a member of the science team, said in a statement. You can see the Korolev Crater covered with ice in the planet's northern hemisphere, according to the ESA.  These kinds of photos allow scientists to get a bird's eye view of Mars' water and carbon dioxide cycles, helping them understand exactly what's going on with the planet's geology.  The satellite itself, which arrived at Mars in 2016, is designed to sniff out gases like methane that might be indications of biology or geology on the red planet. A (very long) photo of Mars.Image: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSISScientists should be able to parse out where those trace gases come from as the mission continues.  “We are excited to finally be starting collecting data at Mars with this phenomenal spacecraft,” Håkan Svedhem, the satellite's project scientist, said in the statement. “The test images we have seen so far certainly set the bar high.” The satellite is part of the ExoMars mission, which is focused on helping ESA piece together the history of Mars and figuring out if life exists or has ever existed there.  In 2020, the ESA is expected to launch an ExoMars lander and rover that will investigate possible life on Mars from the surface.  The 2016 mission also included a lander component, but it didn't quite go as planned: The ESA lost signal with the Schiaparelli lander as it reached the surface of Mars, and scientists now think the test lander was lost. However, the agency claims to have gathered important data from the loss of the lander, and plans to correct any previous mistakes when trying to land in 2020. WATCH: NASA needs you to send them pictures of clouds



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Dramatic Video Captures Rescue of Woman Who Went Overboard While Taking Cruise Ship Selfie

Dramatic Video Captures Rescue of Woman Who Went Overboard While Taking Cruise Ship SelfieThe 53-year-old woman had been in the water off the Bahamas for more than an hour.



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U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic moment

U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic momentDespite the insane odds, Team USA is bringing home a gold medal for a beloved sport which confuses many: curling.   It's the sort of story that prompts a cinematic retelling years later. After losing to Norway less than a week ago, the U.S. men's curling team was put into the tough spot of being one loss away from elimination. John Shuster, along with teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and alternate Joe Polo then went on to win five consecutive matches while their home country was asleep on Saturday. The team's final win against Sweden with a 10-7 victory made Olympic history as the first gold medal the U.S. team has ever won in the sport.  SEE ALSO: Here's how Simone Biles is chasing academic gold Unlike Sweden, which was ranked first in curling, the United States is not known for the sport, despite surging interest in recent years. The odd sport warranted a Mashable explainer. You know, so those cheering on Team USA could feel a little more comfortable and a little less confused.  Shuster has become the de facto face of U.S. curling, given that he's competed in the last four Winter Olympics, consecutively. According to the
New York Times, Shuster was ready to give up after losing to Norway last week. John Shuster of the United States reacts in the game against Sweden during the Curling Men's Gold Medal game during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images"This is silly," Shuster told himself. "I’m getting my heart broken, I feel like, by this sport — and this is silly. Seriously, this is the Olympics." But miraculously,  Shuster managed to band his team together, and do what many thought was impossible. The team lead pulled off the "biggest shot in the history of American curling" on Saturday night, according to the
Times. The shot cleared two Swedish stones with his final rock of the eighth end which scored him 5 points. This move made Team USA impassable. “During the entire end, we could kind of feel it building,” Shuster said. “Their margin for error got incredibly small.” Congrats to Team USA, and especially Shuster. Someone's going to need to update this Urban Dictionary submission, which defines "shuster" as "a verb meaning to fail to meet expectations, particularly at a moment critical for success or even slightly respectable results." WATCH: Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion



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Dramatic Efforts Stop Runaway SUV After 911 Call About Stuck Gas Pedal

Dramatic Efforts Stop Runaway SUV After 911 Call About Stuck Gas PedalJoseph Cooper called 911 Monday to say the gas pedal to his BMW was stuck.



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U.S. Luger Emily Sweeney Wipes Out In Dramatic Olympics Crash

U.S. Luger Emily Sweeney Wipes Out In Dramatic Olympics CrashAmerican luger Emily Sweeney crashed during the women’s singles competition at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, and was reportedly taken to a hospital for evaluation.



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