National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2016-05-28T03:10:19Z National News Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016 As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number. "We should have more bites this year than last," George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, said in an interview shortly before the Memorial Day holiday weekend that signals the unofficial start of America's summer vacation - and beach - season. In 2015, there were 98 shark attacks, including six fatalities, according to Burgess. Florida man arrested for fatal shooting of woman in front of children Manuel Feliciano, 50, was taken into custody by sheriff deputies just after midnight on Saturday at his home, where he had barricaded himself inside and fired gunshots, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. At least two killed, others missing in Texas flooding At least two people person were killed and three others missing on Friday as record rainfall and severe flooding hit hard parts of southeast Texas, officials said. A record 16.6 inches (42 cm) of rain fell in Brenham, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Houston, on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which posted flash flood watches in some parts of southeast Texas for Friday. A cluster of thunderstorms was moving southeast over Houston and toward western Louisiana on Friday afternoon before they were expected to move off the Gulf Coast, NWS meteorologist Brynn Kerr said on Friday. NTSB: No specific cause behind fatal Mississippi plane crash TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board into a small plane crash that killed four people does not point to a specific cause for the crash and says the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after taking off. Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Residents say militants have blown up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip in the third attack in three days in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half. Navy aviators involved in jet crash released from hospital NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says all four aviators injured in a crash involving two fighter jets have been released from the hospital. NTSB: No specific cause behind fatal Tupelo plane crash TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board into a plane crash in Mississippi that killed four people does not point to a specific cause for the crash and says the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after taking off. Man shot and wounded in parking lot of South Carolina mall COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded in the parking lot of a South Carolina shopping mall. Molotov cocktail thrown at home in Germantown Authorities are looking for an arsonist after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a home in Philadelphia's Germantown section overnight. Feds reach agreement on South Dakota IHS hospital funding SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Indian Health Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have reached an agreement to maintain a federal funding source for a government hospital in South Dakota found to have serious deficiencies. Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Toddler falls from 2nd floor window of home in Germantown A 3-year-old girl is in the hospital after falling out of a second floor window of a home in the Philadelphia's Germantown section. Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu students who get lice next year can stay in schools that are included in a new education department policy. Man convicted on terrorism charge in synagogue firebombings HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of terrorism for vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi's home is now facing a possible life sentence. Tropical storm forming in Atlantic cuts path toward South Carolina (Reuters) - The first tropical storm to threaten the United States this year is expected to slam into the coast of South Carolina during the Memorial Day weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, federal officials said on Saturday. The system, a tropical depression, is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm later in the day, at which time it will take the name Bonnie, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a bulletin. The center warned at 2 p.m. ET that tropical storm conditions could reach coastal South Carolina somewhere between the Savannah River, near Hilton Head Island, and the Little River Inlet either later on Saturday or early Sunday. Death of 1-year-old in Rhawnhurst under investigation Police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child in Northeast Philadelphia. For NY lawyer, a 45-year-old surveillance case is her legacy NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Handschu barely gave it a thought 45 years ago when she was listed first among plaintiffs in a Vietnam-era lawsuit challenging how New York City police officers conducted surveillance of political activities. The Latest: Tropical depression brings rain to Carolinas CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a tropical disturbance off the coast of South Carolina (all times local): 3 arraigned on charges related to Detroit girl's shooting DETROIT (AP) — Three men have been arraigned on charges connected to the shooting of a 2-year-old Detroit girl, who suffered significant head injuries. 14-year-old boy charged in Albuquerque man's dragging death ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old Albuquerque boy has been charged with running over a man before dragging him to his death. Suriname lands $478M IMF loan to boost economic reform plan PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname has landed a $478 million loan from the International Monetary Fund to boost an economic reform program amid a drop in commodity prices, becoming the second South American country to seek such a bailout in nearly a decade. The Latest: Search for Kansas boy considered recovery effort The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local): Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules ATLANTA (AP) — As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out. Results of probe into inappropriate emails to be released HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced that preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers will be released Tuesday. Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day. World War II vet recovering after oxygen tank beating NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. Family of lost hiker won't second-guess Maine over search PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When she became lost in the Maine woods, Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay did what she thought she was supposed to do. She stayed put, pitched her tent and waited for help. The Latest: WWII plane in fatal crash pulled from river NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fatal crash of a vintage World War II plane into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey (all times local): Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order PHOENIX (AP) — Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost. Report: Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Replacing water pipes due to the lead-tainted crisis in Flint could be at least twice the price of previous estimates, according to a report obtained by a newspaper. A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll? TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers. WRHL 2016-05-28T20:10:19Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491