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WATCH: Sea lion drags girl off dock, quick-thinking family member jumps in to save her 

A sea lion at a Vancouver wharf attacked a young girl sitting near the water, yanking her off the dock and into the water. 

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A bystander, who was recording the animal as it interacted with people on the dock, captured the incident on cell phone video and posted it on YouTube. 

The video shows the sea lion suddenly jumping out of the water, grabbing the back of the girl’s dress and dragging her backward into the water in seconds.

“The sea lion actually attracted a lot of attention from the visitors there, including the young girl,” Michael Fujiwara, who shot the video, told the Vancouver Sun

“She and her family, I guess, they came, they started feeding the animal bread crumbs or whatever it was, and then I guess the animal got a little too comfortable.”

Alert family members quickly fished the startled girl out of the water unharmed.

Fujiwara can be heard on the video asking if the girl’s family member is OK. He nods as they quickly flee the wharf. 

Sandra Nortunen contributed to this report.

Woman pushing stroller dragged from park trail, assaulted, police say

Georgia authorities are stepping up patrols in a park in suburban Atlanta after a man grabbed and assaulted a woman pushing her child in a stroller.

Police in Alpharetta, Georgia said the woman managed to fight off her attacker at Wills Park last Tuesday morning.

“I’m just in shock because I come here with my kids and it's all little kids and families,” Perla Brito, who often goes to the park, told WSBTV.

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Brito, like other mothers at the park Wednesday, said they were stunned to hear of the daytime assault along a park trail.

Police said the woman was approached by a man with a knife who pulled her off the trail.

“(He) forced her up against one of the building near the equestrian center, attempting to sexually assault the victim,” Alpharetta Public Safety Director John Robinson said.

“She elbowed and kicked and screamed just like she should have, and just did a fantastic job and because some folks ... were close by, he was not successful and fled the scene,” Robinson said.

Robinson said this is the first time he's heard of such an attack in an Alpharetta park. He said the parks are safe, and for the time being, they will get additional patrols as they look for the assailant.

Brito said the increased patrols made her feel a little safer. 

“But I’m still not going to walk around there anymore,” she said.

>> Related: Male nurse accused of groping women under anesthesia turned in by pastor

Police said the mother had two cuts on her arm from the man's knife, but her child was not hurt in the incident. 

Investigators  now have a police sketch of the man and are asking the public for help in identifying him.

Congressional Republicans head to Georgia in effort to protect Tom Price’s old seat

Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast was in Georgia over the weekend to campaign for Republican Karen Handel, who faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special June 20 House election that has shattered spending records and drawn the attention of President Donald Trump.

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On Armed Forces Day, decorated Army combat veteran Mast was joined by Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a former undercover CIA officer in the Middle East and South Asia, at a Handel campaign event.

“It was a great honor to have both Congressman Brian Mast and Congressman Will Hurd in Georgia today as we honored those who have served and are still serving in our nation’s military,” said Handel in a statement released by her campaign. 

“These men understand the difference between talk and commitment, between intention and results. They were tested and they continued to persevere and it would be an honor to serve side by side with them in Congress.”

Handel and Ossoff are vying to replace Tom Price, who left the Georgia 6th District seat to be Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services.

The seat has been solidly Republican, but Democrat Ossoff got 48 percent in a crowded April 18 election to nearly win the seat. Because Ossoff didn’t get a majority, he and Handel — who finished second with 20 percent — will compete in the June 20 runoff.

>> Related: High-profile US House race in Georgia ends in runoff for Ossoff, Handel

As it became clear Ossoff had a chance to win the seat outright in the April 18 election, Trump recorded a robocall and tweeted against Ossoff in hopes of forcing a runoff. Trump also attended a fundraiser for Handel when he was in Atlanta for the NRA convention last month.

The Handel-Ossoff campaign is the most expensive House race in history, Politico recently calculated, with candidates, parties and outside groups topping $29.7 million in spending. 

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The previous record was then $29.6 million spent in a 2012 race in which Democrat Patrick Murphy unseated Republican Rep. Allen West for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast seat that Mast now holds.

 

'SNL' season finale touts The Rock for president, features Trump's take on 'Hallelujah'

President Donald Trump will have one less thing to tweet about – at least for the next few months.

Saturday Night Live's 42nd season came to a close this weekend in a star-studded finale featuring five-time host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry, as well as cameos by Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson. 

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The episode kicked off with its Trump team – including Alec Baldwin as the president and Johansson as first daughter Ivanka Trump – singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The sketch was a reprise of the show's post-election cold open, which featured McKinnon, playing defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, performing the same song.

"I'm not giving up because I did nothing wrong, but I can't speak for these people," Baldwin's Trump told the audience.

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But the political talk didn't end there. During his monologue, Johnson jokingly announced that he will run for president in 2020 with Hanks as his running mate. 

"In the past, I never would have considered running for president," Johnson said. "I didn't think I was qualified at all, but now, I'm actually worried that I'm too qualified."

Hanks added, "Well, the truth is, America needs us. No one can seem to agree on anything anymore, except two things."

"Pizza and us," Johnson quipped.

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Later in the show, Hanks appeared in another callback as the wildly popular (and bizarre) David S. Pumpkins – with a twist. The character, renamed David S. Pimpkins, was one of several guest stars in a rap video with an overabundance of featured artists.

>> Click here to watch the sketch (WARNING: Profanity)

The season finale also marked the last SNL episode for cast members Bobby Moynihan, who will star in CBS's "Me, Myself & I," and Vanessa Bayer, who shared the news that she was leaving the show in an Instagram post Saturday.

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WATCH: Man shows off dance moves for news chopper at crash scene, goes viral

Sometimes you’ve just gotta dance.

A Scottsdale, Arizona, man who was watching a news report at work this week about a car crash involving a Hyundai, a Lamborghini and a Mercedes-Benz realized that a helicopter was hovering outside and that he had a unique opportunity to show off his dance moves.

Bryan Amann took full advantage.

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“I was in the office and I was looking at my live FOX 10 feed and I was like, ‘Something is going down,'” he told KSAZ. “I thought to myself, that’s right next door to our office. Right back there.”

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So Amann ran outside with his phone and streamed the news video to make sure all eyes were on him.

They were.

“When I ran over there, I had to look at my phone to make sure that the guy was looking at me. You gotta get the guys attention and then when he had me on the zoom it was go time,” he said. “As I was doing my moves, I had to make sure I was still in the screen because I wouldn’t want to waste good dance moves.”

To no one’s surprise, Amann’s move arsenal, which included “The Robot,” took the internet by storm.

Amann’s goal was to make people laugh and it worked. His antics have been viewed more than two million times.

On going viral, Amann said, “It’s got its ups and downs. I’m trying to maintain a humble mind-set. I’m really not trying to let this go to my head, get too famous if you know what I mean.”

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Delta plane dumps fuel over Lake Michigan before returning to airport

A Delta plane dumped fuel for about an hour Saturday over Lake Michigan before it safely landed back at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after a warning light came on shortly after takeoff. 

The light indicated there could be an open maintenance panel on the outside of the plane, according to the Detroit Free Press

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The flight, which had 375 passengers, took off at 4:48 p.m. The light came on about 30 minutes into the flight.

“They landed safely without incident,” Trebor Banstetter, a Delta spokesman, told the Detroit Free Press

Maintenance crews were checked out the plane after it landed.

Researchers need volunteers to smoke marijuana for study

Researchers at Washington State University are looking for volunteers for a study to develop a breathalyzer that detects marijuana use. 

Under Washington state law, drivers with five nanograms of active tetrahydrocannabinol, also referred to as THC, in their bloodstream can be prosecuted for driving under the influence.

In accordance with Washington state law volunteers must be at least 21-years-old to participate in the study. 

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Participants will begin with a blood test and a mouth swab as part of preliminary testing. The volunteers will then purchase marijuana of their choice from a Washington state licensed retail store, and smoke it privately at their own home. 

Taxi cabs will pick up the volunteers from their homes and bring them to a hospital to complete secondary testing. The taxi cabs will help avoid any participant from driving under the influence. 

Volunteers will be paid $30 an hour for the first hour and $10 for every additional hour of participation.

The study will also encourage participants to partake in a standard sobriety test conducted by local law enforcement. 

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation legalizing marijuana for medical usage while eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.

Sumatran orangutan pregnant at Philadelphia Zoo

A Sumatran orangutan is expecting its second baby, the Philadelphia Zoo said Saturday.

Tua is expected to give birth this summer, the zoo said.

Tua, 24, and mate Sugriwa are parents to Batu, who was born in 2009

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The Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered. There are only a few thousand still living in the wild. The majority of their habitat has been destroyed because of deforestation. 

Orangutan pregnancies typically last nine months and the infant will nurse for up to five years. Because of this, the female Sumatran orangutan may go nine years between pregnancies.

Body of missing college student found after week-long search

Search crews located a body believed to be a missing 20-year-old college student Saturday, bringing the extensive seven-day search to a sad end.

Michael Doherty, a Duke University student, was reported missing by his parents Sunday afternoon when he didn’t return home from a party the night before. Doherty left the party early Sunday morning, at the height of a Nor’easter that was pelting the area with heavy rain and strong wind.

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His friends told investigators that they believed he was going to cut through the woods to head home. It’s something his friends said he has done before.

“The path he took, it’s like a discombobulated path,” friend Shawn Hanley told Boston 25 News on Tuesday. “It’s not a real path. But him and his brother, they said they took it one time, and I guess he thought he could do it again.”

Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said two civilians searching in dense woods near Rt. 495 found the body. Police said they are still waiting on the final identification from the medical examiner. Authorities are still investigating how he ended up there.

Nancy Doherty spoke on Wednesday and described her son as smart, a lover of hockey and "the love of our life."

"We just want our son to come home," she said.

Doherty has an older and younger brother. The younger brother is graduating from Franklin High School this year, and the other attends Northeastern University.

Nancy Doherty said that Michael loved playing hockey, was in a fraternity at Duke University and had a large group of friends, many of whom had traveled to Franklin to be with the family. He had planned to work at Roche Brothers over the summer, and they were also going on a family vacation.

More than 45 police departments, bloodhounds, police K-9’s, a Massachusetts State Police helicopter and dive teams searched from dawn until dusk, hoping to find Doherty alive and safe.

There were several clues along the way, including finding his sneakers and shirt  near the marsh where Doherty walked home. They also were able to learn his cell phone's final ping, which was in the area of the marsh.

Along with many people volunteering to search, others also donated food and water to the search crews, which was greatly appreciated during the warm weather of the week.

The family said on Wednesday how thankful they were for everyone's support.

"Our family, our friends, Michael's friends, people we've never met - it's been incredible," said Dan Doherty, Michael's father. 

Picture of child standing in car draws criticism

Police are looking for a woman in Mississippi who allowed a toddler to stand in the front seat of a vehicle that had the top down.

A photo was taken by a concerned driver while the car was stopped in traffic. The image was originally posted on Facebook, Southaven Police Department’s Mark Little told Fox13Memphis.com.

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“That appeared to be an open-top vehicle, and a child like that standing in the seat would be ejected without any issues, even in a small speed impact. If people don’t know what the statutes are, or the laws are, when it comes to children being seat belted in, we have officers that are trained to show you how to use the restraint system,” Little said.

Little says the incident looks to have happened on Highway 51, and officers will be looking out for the woman. 

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