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Teen survives shark attack on North Carolina beach

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(NEW YORK) — Just yards off a North Carolina beach, 16-year-old Nick Arthur was attacked by a shark.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon as the teen was jumping over waves on a sandbar.

Authorities took Arthur from the beach on Cape Hatteras to a nearby hospital where he was treated for the bite on his leg, according to the National Park Service. The injury was not life-threatening and he received stitches.

According to the University of Florida’s Florida Museum, shark attacks have decreased dramatically this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with only 18 worldwide since January 1, marking the lowest levels since 2005.

On average, there are about 80 attacks a year, globally.

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray call it quits

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ABCQuite a few fans’ worst suspicions have been realized: People confirms that Carly Pearce filed for divorce from Michael Ray on Friday.

For weeks, followers on social media have speculated about why the once-effusive couple no longer comments on each other’s posts or shares pictures together.

“This was a hard decision,” an unnamed source close to Carly tells People. “It wasn’t something she wanted to have to do. This hasn’t been a quarantine realization — it was a last resort.”

A week ago, Carly seemed to dodge a question about the status of their relationship in an interview celebrating her number one with Lee Brice on “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

“I know that everybody keeps asking me where Michael is, but he’s just really focused on music,” Carly responded to ABC Audio’s inquiry. “And I think he’s not posting a lot and doing a lot of things just for a reason.”

“And I think I’m really proud of him for the music that he’s working on right now,” she added. “I think it’s a big evolution for him. And I think people are really gonna get to know him. And I’m happy for him in that.”

Carly went on to reveal her next single won’t be from her just-released second album. Instead, it’ll be entirely new music she’s been working on over quarantine.

So far, neither Carly or Michael has commented publicly on their pending divorce. 

By Stephen Hubbard
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Man rescues police officer from fiery crash

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iStock/NadejdaReidBy: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — When a Pennsylvania police officer crashed his patrol car on the way to a call, a bystander stepped in to save him, authorities said.

The fiery, two-car accident took place on Sunday in Uniontown, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater told ABC News.

Daylan McLee was at his dad’s house for Father’s Day when he heard a “big boom” and people screaming, he told ABC News.

That’s when McLee jumped into action, Broadwater said.

McLee went outside to find a Uniontown police officer pinned inside his car behind a door that wouldn’t open, he said.

McLee said he could smell the fumes and feel the heat — and that’s when the front of the car became “engulfed in flames.”

McLee said he pulled the door open and dragged the officer away from the burning car.

“I don’t know where I mustered the strength,” he said. “My heart was beating, I was scared to death thinking we were gonna blow up. But something in me wouldn’t let me leave him.”

The officer hurt his leg, Broadwater said, but neither the officer’s injuries nor the second driver’s injuries were life threatening.

“I don’t know how anybody walked out alive,” McLee said.

To McLee, this close-call should serve as a lesson.

“I just think this is a lesson that no matter what we’re going through with the police brutality or with the people brutality on police, whichever way it goes, this is the way things should be handled and this is the love we should give and help our community as civilians,” he said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Broadwater said. The Uniontown Police Department declined to comment.

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Movie lineup announced for this summer's "Tribeca Drive-In" series

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iStock/Jewelsy(NEW YORK) — The initial lineup’s been announced for “Tribeca Drive-In,” a new socially distanced entertainment series kicking off this summer at drive-in theaters and other venues across the country.

The series, from Tribeca Enterprises in partnership with IMAX and AT&T, runs Thursdays and Sundays from July 2 to August 2. Here are some of the movies and themes that will be featured:

Music Movies: Selena, The Bodyguard, Straight Outta Compton
Sports Sundays: Creed, Jerry Maguire, Space JamLove & Basketball
Time Travel Comedies: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future
High School Comedies: Mean Girls, Superbad
Ladies’ Night: Girls Trip, Bridesmaids
Hit the Road: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Fast and The Furious
James Bond tribute: Goldfinger, Casino Royale
Kids’ Night: Inside Out, The Lego Movie, Spy Kids

Other programming will include the new Andy Samberg flick Palm Springs, which will screen at the Drive-In series prior to its July 10 release; a special 45th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws; Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and Inside Man; and film faves including The Dark Knight, BeetleJuice, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Wonder Woman, The Goonies, and Black Panther.

There will also be a 4th of July Celebration featuring Field of Dreams, The Wizard of Oz and a special 25th anniversary screening of Apollo 13.

Participating venues include AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX; Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA; Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, NY; and Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NY, with more to be announced soon.

You can purchase tickets starting today at TribecaFilm.com, with a percentage of proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter. Healthcare and front-line workers will be offered complimentary access and reserved parking the first night at every venue.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry to resume daytime tours

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Chris HolloThe Grand Ole Opry and Ryan Auditorium are set to resume daytime tours this week. 

The historic institutions, which have been closed to the public since March, will start offering limited-capacity tours beginning on Friday. The Opry will begin with a weekend run of backstage tours June 26-28 starting at 10 a.m. CT and will then graduate to daily tours on July 2.

Meanwhile, the Ryman will allow fans to do self-guided daytime tours Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. Backstage tours of the Ryman will not be available. 

Both venues are following the safety guidelines of the CDC and its local partner Vanderbilt Health: Staff will be required to wear PPE and undergo temperature checks before shifts, and guests must wear masks and be positioned at least six feet apart when entering and exiting the building.

During the tours, fans will get an up-close look at the history of country music and the artists who’ve performed in both hallowed halls. The Ryman is also presenting a new three-year exhibit, Turn It Up! Ryman’s Rock Legacy, that highlights the venue’s connection to such legendary rock acts as Elvis PresleyNeil YoungBruce Springsteen and more.

Evening shows and events at the venues will remain on hold until they are safe to resume. Visit the Ryman and Opry websites for more information. 

By Cillea Houghton
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