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U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) -- The Naval Air Force Reserve has grounded its fleet of 23 C-130T transport aircraft until further notice amid the ongoing investigation into the deadly July 10 crash of a KC-130T in Mississippi that killed 16 service members.

The Navy aircraft are similar to the Marine Corps Reserve's fleet of 12 KC-130Ts that were grounded Thursday out of an abundance of caution because of the investigation into that crash.

“During the course of an ongoing safety investigation into the tragic Marine Corps mishap in Mississippi involving a KC-130T, an airframe similar to what is flown by our Navy Reserve, the Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve has directed an operational pause for their similar C-130 Fleet," said Lt. Russell Chilcoat, a spokesman for Navy Reserve Forces Command. "While operational lift requirements are understood, it is prudent to allow time for the investigation to provide more information on possible causal factors prior to resuming flight.

“All ... C-130T aircraft are on operational pause with no timeline in an effort to allow the investigation to provide more information on possible causal factors prior to resuming flight," added Chilcoat. "The ongoing investigation will be thorough and take time. We do not have any scheduled updates at this time.”

The Navy’s fleet of aircraft includes the C-130T known as “Fat Albert” that is part of the Navy’s Blue Angels precision air team, which will not fly at an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this weekend.

“Unfortunately, Fat Albert was unable to join us for the show in Oshkosh this weekend,” said Lt. Joe Hontz, a spokesman for the Blue Angels.

"During the course of the ongoing Marine Corps KC-130T investigation, an airframe similar to Fat Albert, we determined it may be prudent to allow time for the investigation to provide more information on possible causal factors prior to resuming flight," Hontz said in a statement. “There is no timeframe for Fat Albert’s return.”

On Thursday, the Marine Corps Reserves grounded its fleet of 12 KC-130T transport aircraft, the same type of plane that was involved in the deadly July 10 crash in Mississippi that killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.

The cause of that crash remains under investigation, but Marine officials had said shortly afterward that it appeared that something occurred to the aircraft while it was at cruising altitude.

“Out of an abundance of caution the Marine Corps took the prudent action not to fly KC-130Ts in the wake of the mishap on July 10 until further notice,” said Second Lt. Stephanie Leguizamon, a Marine Corps Reserve spokesperson.

The 12 KC-130Ts in the Marine Corps Reserve all belong to VMGR-452, the same unit based in Orange County, New York, that the aircraft that crashed in Mississippi belonged to.

The grounding was ordered by Brig. Gen. Bradley James, the commander of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Shortly after the July 10 crash, James said at a news conference that something had occurred to the KC-130 aircraft in mid-flight.

"Indications are, something went wrong at cruise altitude," James said at a news conference on July 12.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of planes grounded by the Naval Air Force Reserve.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A government surveillance video obtained by ABC News has shed new light on a tragic incident at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The video shows that in 2013 two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers appeared to encourage, or at least permit, a 16-year-old Mexican high school student to drink from a bottle that tests would later reveal contained concentrated liquid methamphetamine.

The young man, Cruz Velazquez, died within two hours of drinking the substance, but the two officers involved, Valerie Baird and Adrian Perallon, remain on the job with no disciplinary action taken against them.

A former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, James Tomsheck, told ABC News the two officers violated agency protocols by allowing the young man to drink from the bottle, and that he was told at the time they would be punished.

“If they truly suspected there was a controlled substance in the bottle, they should've conducted a field test," Tomscheck said.

The video, which will air for the first time Friday on Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, 20/20 and Nightline as part of a yearlong investigation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted by ABC News and The Investigative Fund, shows that Velazquez took four drinks from the bottle, and the officers appear to repeatedly encourage him with hand gestures.

The Velazquez family ultimately filed a civil lawsuit against the officers and the agency, claiming that the officers’ actions led to Cruz’s death.

“What you see, I think, is a basic lack of compassion and decency toward a 16-year-old boy,” said Gene Iredale, the San Diego-based attorney who represented the Velazquez family. “Almost a delight that you would see in children who just pull the wings off flies slowly, a smile when he's being asked to drink something and being put in this position.”

Both officers, who declined through their attorneys to be interviewed by ABC News, denied asking Velazquez to drink from the bottle, and the official report called the incident an “accident.” Perallon claimed Velazquez “volunteered” to take a drink.

In response to the broader ABC News investigation, which revealed a history of cases in which the agency appeared to ignore accusations of mistreatment and abuse, the agency issued a statement, saying U.S. Customs and Border Protection "takes all allegations of mistreatment seriously, and does not tolerate actions that are not consistent with our core values of vigilance, service to country and integrity.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. government paid the teen’s family $1 million to settle a lawsuit. There was no apology or admission of wrongdoing, and both officers testified that they never received a reprimand for their conduct, a fact that still angers members of Velazquez’s family.

“How can the government allow that? It’s like, OK, you can kill someone,” Reyna Velazquez, Cruz’s sister, told ABC News. “They took him as a fool, as 'who cares.' Well, that 'fool'? He was the greatest person I ever knew.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- A California woman who was attacked by a 10-foot great white shark earlier this year while surfing off the coast of San Diego spoke out about the harrowing experience for the first time in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, saying she initially did not think it was real life.

"When I saw my leg on the board, that’s the image my mind gave me: a cartoon," Leeanne Ericson told ABC News.

Dusty Phillips, Ericson's boyfriend who was in the water with her when she was bitten, told ABC News, "It wasn’t a test bite. It wasn’t a curious bite. This was an attack bite to kill."

Phillips said it was a "beautiful day" on April 29 when the two decided to go surfing together at San Onofre Beach, adding that the "sun was shining" and "dolphins were jumping out of the water."

Phillips told ABC News that Ericson was swimming with fins but hopped on his surfboard to take a rest while they were less than the length of a football field from the shore. Phillips said they suddenly felt something bump up against the board but spotted a seal off to their side, and assumed the seal had bumped them. Suddenly, Ericson was knocked off the board and found herself directly in the path of a juvenile great white shark.

"I felt it grab me and pull me down," she said, describing how the shark pulled her toward the bottom of the ocean while she aggressively fought back.

Phillips said he knew something was wrong when he heard his girlfriend scream out from behind him.

Ericson said she fought back against the shark as she was being dragged down, punching it and striking it in the eye. "I felt like I was digging out a cup of Jell-O," she said of the sensation.

"My only concern was my breathing," Ericson said. "I couldn’t breathe."

Meanwhile, Phillips said he "immediately dove under the water in the murky conditions and I couldn’t even see."

The couple said they are not sure why the shark decided to let Ericson go.

"It could have been me hurting it," Ericson said. Phillips added that "it might have had a big enough chunk of her flesh."

The shark bit her right thigh and backside down to the bone.

"I thought that was it for her," Phillips said. "She was a completely gray color that looked like she was already dead."

Somehow, the two were able to get to shore with the help of other surfers, where Ericson was induced into a medical coma in an ambulance and later taken by helicopter to a local hospital. After nine weeks in the intensive care unit and eight operations, Ericson is defying the odds.

Ericson said the incident has even brought her closer to Phillips, saying, "I mean, he saved my life."

The mother of three said her health care bills following the shark bite are enormous, and even though she has insurance, she said it has still put her family in a deep financial hole.

"My antibiotics alone were, like, $36,000," Ericson said. Ericson's mother has set up a GoFundMe page to help with her medical bills.

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RyanFletcher/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Marine Corps Reserve has grounded its fleet of 12 KC-130T transport aircraft, the same type of plane that was involved in the deadly July 10 crash in Mississippi that killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.

The cause of that crash remains under investigation, but Marine officials had said shortly afterward that it appeared that something occurred to the aircraft while it was at cruising altitude.

“Out of an abundance of caution the Marine Corps took the prudent action not to fly KC-130Ts in the wake of the mishap on July 10 until further notice,” said Second Lt. Stephanie Leguizamon, a Marine Corps Reserve spokesman.

The 12 KC-130Ts in the Marine Corps Reserve all belong to VMGR-452, the same unit based in Orange County, New York, that the aircraft that crashed in Mississippi belonged to.

The grounding was ordered by Brig. Gen. Bradley James, the commander of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Shortly after the July 10 crash, James said at a news conference that something had occurred to the KC-130 aircraft in mid-flight.

"Indications are, something went wrong at cruise altitude," James said at a news conference on July 12.

The July 10 crash remains under investigation.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh has penned a blog post apologizing for President Donald Trump's speech at the 2017 National Jamboree, following days of intensifying pressure to denounce the president's politically charged remarks.

The 2017 National Jamboree, which this year hosted over 40,000 Boy Scouts, volunteers and visitors, according to the Boy Scouts, was a 10-day celebration for participants across the country to meet each other, go through character-building exercises and have outdoor adventures, wrote Surbaugh.

But those “real moments of Scouting” were “overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States,” he wrote.

“We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program,” he added.

It is a longstanding tradition -- dating back to 1937 -- for the Boy Scouts to invite the sitting president to speak at the jamboree. To date, eight presidents have spoken at the event in person, which typically happens every four years.

When Trump first took the stage on Monday, he claimed he didn’t want to talk politics at all.

"Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts? Right?" Trump asked the crowd in West Virginia.

Soon, however, the speech veered into political territory. The speech was the day before the Senate would vote to move forward on the motion to proceed on health care and Trump, who brought former Boy Scouts in his administration on stage with him, gave a warning to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, who was standing behind him.

"Dr. Price still lives, the Scout, helping to keep millions of Americans strong and healthy as our secretary of health and human services," Trump said. "By the way, you're going to get the votes?"

“He better get 'em. He better get 'em. Oh, he better. Otherwise, I'll say, 'Tom, you're fired,'” Trump said.

The president also spoke, as he often does, about the night he won the presidency.

“Do you remember that famous night on television, Nov. 8, where they said these dishonest people, where they said there is no path to victory for Donald Trump?” Trump said. “They forgot about the forgotten people. By the way, they're not forgetting about the forgotten people anymore. They're going crazy trying to figure it out but I told them far too late.”

The crowd often cheered and chanted for the president, but viewers at home had more mixed responses, with many taking to the Boy Scouts' official Facebook page to denounce the political nature of the speech.

Surbaugh addressed these concerns in his apology, extending “sincere apologies” to those “offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree,” he wrote.

“It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained nonpartisan and refused to comment on political matters,” Surbaugh added.

Asked to respond to the criticism Thursday, incoming White House press secretary Sarah Sanders repeatedly touted the energy of the crowds responding to the president and said nothing about the substance of the president’s remarks.

"I haven't seen the statement from the Boy Scouts. So I can't comment any further than what I saw firsthand, and that was a lot of individuals, roughly 40 to 45,000 as reported, cheering the president on," she said.

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jgroup/iStock/Thinkstock(SKAGWAY, Alaska) -- A man was charged Thursday with killing his wife aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, according to federal court documents.

Kenneth Manzanares has been detained and faces murder charges in the death of his 39-year-old wife, who is identified by her initials K.M., according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court by the FBI. A source with knowledge of the FBI's investigation told ABC News that the victim was Kristy Manzanares of Utah.

Princess Cruises said that a domestic dispute occurred Tuesday night and resulted in the woman's death. The FBI, which said it is investigating the "suspicious" death, said that it had dispatched teams from Anchorage and Seattle to Juneau to speak with the deceased's family. The agency has jurisdiction in this case, it said, because the incident happened on the water.

The incident occurred while the cruise was traveling from Ketchikan to Juneau, acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

According to FBI Special Agent Michael Watson's affidavit, security and medical personnel responded to an incident in a cabin occupied by Manzanares and his wife aboard the Emerald Princess on Tuesday just after 9 p.m. local time, when the ship was seven miles off the coast of Forrester Island.

The man's wife was found with a severe head wound and blood was spattered throughout the cabin, according to the court documents. She was pronounced dead at approximately 9:20 p.m. local time, the court documents state.

An Emerald Princess security officer told investigators he noticed blood on Manzanares' hands and clothing at the time. According to the affidavit, the officer placed the man in handcuffs and detained him in an adjoining cabin.

The security officer told investigators that other witnesses had entered the cabin earlier and also saw blood on the husband's hands and clothing. According to the affidavit, one witness, identified by his initials D.H., said he saw the wife lying on the floor covered in blood, and when he asked Manzanares what happened, the man replied, "She would not stop laughing at me."

Schroder said that comment was made after the witness had entered the room. Neither he nor the FBI would comment on whether there was a witness in the room at the time of the incident.

Other family members were onboard the ship at the time, the FBI spokesperson said.

The same witness said he then saw Manzanares grab the woman's body and drag her toward the balcony in the cabin. The witness told investigators he grabbed the woman's ankles and pulled her back into the cabin. According to the affidavit, Emerald Princess security officers entered the cabin soon after.

"We don’t know what he intended to do once he got her out there," Schroder said.

"Later, when Manzanares was being processed during a search by the FBI for physical evidence, he spontaneously stated, 'My life is over,'" Watson states in his affidavit, saying he has probable cause to believe Manzanares committed murder.

Manzanares is due in court at 6 p.m. ET Thursday.

The FBI spokesperson described the crime scene as fairly small and said 15 agents interviewed about 200 passengers and crew members following the incident.

Schroder would not comment on the condition of the remaining members of the family who were onboard the ship.

The Emerald Princess was on a seven-day round-trip cruise that departed Seattle on Sunday, according to the cruise line.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event," Princess Cruises said in a statement.

Passengers told ABC News they were allowed to disembark at Alaska's remote capital on Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. local time after authorities lifted an hours-long lockdown.

Princess Cruises later confirmed that the ship departed Juneau for Skagway on Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. local time. The ship, carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members, was scheduled to take a scenic tour around the Tracy Arm fjord near Juneau, but that event has been canceled.

"Guests who had shore excursions booked for Tracy Arm Fjord will have their shipboard folio credited automatically, and pre-paid shore excursions will be refunded. Additionally, in light of the impact on guest’s cruise vacations, Princess Cruises has issued each guest a $150 onboard credit," the cruise line said in a statement Thursday.

A passenger told ABC News that the ship arrived in Skagway on Thursday and passengers have been told the rest of their trip should be unaffected.

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BSPC/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Airline passengers -- already accustomed to taking out their laptops at security checkpoints -- will now have to remove all electronics larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags for individual screening, the TSA announced on Wednesday.

This means people will have to remove tablets, e-readers and any other larger-format electronics from bags they plan to carry on to flights and send them through the x-ray machine in their own bins.

The new procedures, already tested at 10 airports around the country, including Boston and Los Angeles, will expand nationwide in the coming weeks.

"By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats," TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia said in a statement.

The move comes amid recent concerns over explosives concealed within electronics. The TSA has worked with the intelligence community to construct the kinds of IEDs they think terrorists are working towards building.

"We tested it, on a real airplane, on the ground, pressurized. To say the least, it destroyed the airplane," Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said at a security forum in Colorado last week.

Airports around the world have also been ramping up security at the behest of the U.S. government, with passengers on U.S. bound flights seeing more canine teams and explosive swabbing.

"Make no mistake, our enemies are constantly working to find new methods for disguising explosives, recruiting insiders and hijacking aircraft," Kelly said at an event in Washington, D.C., last month. "They still see aviation as the crown jewel target."



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MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell of Columbus, Ohio, was killed Wednesday evening when the Fire Ball ride he was on at the Ohio State Fair broke apart in mid-air, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Seven people were also injured in the incident. Authorities have identified them as Tamika Dunlap, 36; Russell Franks, 42; Keziah Lewis, 19; Jacob Andrews, 22; Jennifer Lambert, 18; and Abdihakim Hussein, 19. A 14-year-old boy was wounded, but his name has not been publicly released.

The victims were transported to local hospitals, and at least three are in critical condition.

"Our hearts are heavy for the families of those involved in last night’s tragic accident. We have shut down all rides until the state has inspected each and every ride again and deemed them to be safe," fair officials tweeted on Thursday.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Ohio Gov. John Kasich called the incident a "nightmare," but he still encouraged Ohioans to visit the fair.

"There's so much to do, and we'll pull together and come through this. And we'll have an even stronger fair as a result," he said.

The governor said he would not speculate on the cause of the incident.

An official with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said its investigators have been at the scene since the deadly incident was reported at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Julian Bellinger was waiting in line for the ride and witnessed the accident. He shared his video recording with ABC News.

"The people that were working it had pressed the emergency brake. And in the video, you see it go up, and when it came back down, a piece had fell," Bellinger told Good Morning America on Thursday.

Bellinger said he then saw people fall out, d he turned his head. "I couldn’t watch it," he said.

"People were running away, crying," he continued. "You just don’t expect to see stuff like that, especially at the fair."

Britney Neal, 16, was next in line with her sister when the incident occurred.

She saw three people fall, and it looked like they were making a "face before death," she said.

"They knew they were hitting the ground," she told ABC News. "They knew they were going to die. Every time I close my eyes, I can see the image."

Neal said she felt "truly traumatized. I grabbed my sister right away. I said, 'That could've been us.' "

Her sister, Kiley Neal, 13, told ABC News, "I didn't think it was real. To see that -- their shoes falling off, one of their legs twisted and them hitting the ground, and all the noises, just gives us nightmares."

According to amusement ride operator Amusements of America (AOA), the Fire Ball "combines swinging and spinning action" and has become "one of the most popular thrill rides on the AOA Midway."

David Daniels of the Ohio Department of Agriculture said the department inspects rides every day, adding that 11 rides at the fair did not open on Wednesday because they were not inspected. He said four rides were not operating because they did not meet the requirements of a mechanical test.

Kasich said Wednesday that the Fire Ball had been inspected multiple times by a third-party inspector.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture's chief inspector of amusement ride safety, Mike Vartorella, said inspectors have been present at the fair since last Wednesday. An inspection of the Fire Ball would include evaluating connections and hydraulics. Vartorella said the Fire Ball had been inspected three to four times over the previous two days.

Wednesday marked the first day of the fair, which is scheduled to run through Aug. 6, according to the fair's website.

Fair officials said gates were expected to open at 9 a.m. Thursday, and other activities would resume as scheduled.

Other similar rides throughout the country are being shut down as a precaution.

The Monmouth County Fair in New Jersey immediately shut down a ride similar to the Ohio State Fair's Fire Ball after the deadly incident in Ohio, ABC station WABC-TV in New York reported. A similar ride at the Orange County Fair in California was also shut down to undergo a re-inspection after the Ohio incident, according to ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles said.

North American Midway Entertainment, which is not a provider of the Ohio State Fair rides, said in a statement that, due to the accident, "we will keep all our Fire Ball rides closed until further notice from the manufacturer for precautionary safety measures."

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair."

The Indiana State Fair and North American Midway Entertainment have made the decision to not operate the Fire Ball at the 2017 Indiana State Fair, the statement read.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Wednesday in New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco to protest President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members in the military.

The protests came just hours after Trump announced the ban on Twitter.

The president did not specify what the ban would mean for currently serving transgender soldiers.

Below, a round-up of the protests across the country.

NEW YORK CITY

Hundreds of protesters -- many carrying signs that read "Resist!" -- descended upon the U.S. Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square to denounce the ban.

LIVE: Protesters gather in Times Square to rally against the ban on transgender people in the military. https://t.co/3AM6xwvDsy pic.twitter.com/ZIRs6zbuBX

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO

Protesters assembled in at least two locations in San Francisco Wednesday evening to speak out against the ban.

Several hundred protesters gathered at the city’s Harvey Milk Plaza -- named after the gay rights icon and the country’s first openly gay elected official -- and urged those in attendance to “stand up” and “fight back."

Some demonstrators waved pink and blue flags, while others held signs.

LOS ANGELES

Protesters, including transgender veterans, gathered at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood. Some carried signs that read "Proud Trans Vet" and "LGBT Solidarity."

The ACLU of Southern California said it will sue the Trump administration to stop the ban if it actually becomes policy.

"Everyone is heartbroken!"

Transgender vets speak at @LALGBTCenter after @realDonaldTrump tweets they should be banned from the military. pic.twitter.com/ySIJsy02kU

— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) July 27, 2017


.@ACLU_SoCal says if @realDonaldTrump turns his tweets about transgender people into actual policy, they'll sue to stop it. pic.twitter.com/mQHzoLHcfC

— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) July 27, 2017

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

More than a hundred people gathered at the White House, including some transgender service members and veterans who said they were "shocked" and "angry” when they first heard about the ban.

"I was actually really shocked and angry. I don’t know how he came to that conclusion so fast,” Kara Zajac, a transgender woman and a Navy veteran, told ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.

“The previous administration came up with a sensible plan for allowing transgender people to openly serve, and that plan needs to be openly respected,” Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, director of external relations for the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the crowd.

Protesters chant "no hate, no fear...trump's values aren't welcome here." #transmilitaryban pic.twitter.com/83urhutBOo

— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@ABC7Annalysa) July 26, 2017


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jgroup/iStock/Thinkstock(JUNEAU, Alaska) -- The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, it announced Wednesday.

The woman, 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares, died aboard the Emerald Princess ship after a domestic dispute, according to a source with knowledge of the FBI's investigation. The agency is investigating the "suspicious" death.

Princess Cruises confirmed that the domestic dispute occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and resulted in the woman's death.

Passengers were allowed to disembark around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after authorities lifted an hourslong lockdown, passengers told ABC News.

Passengers said the captain had previously instructed passengers in decks 8, 9 and 10 on the port side to return to their cabins so they could be interviewed by investigators about the incident. Other passengers were able to move about the ship, but not disembark.

One passenger had been detained by the crew, the cruise line said, adding that it has the authority to detain anyone who commits a crime.

The Emerald Princess was on a seven-day round-trip cruise that departed Seattle on Sunday, according to the cruise line. The ship, carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members, was scheduled to take a scenic tour around the Tracy Arm fjord near Juneau on Thursday, but that event has been canceled.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event," Princess Cruises said in a statement.

The FBI has dispatched teams from Anchorage and Seattle to Juneau to talk to the family. The agency has jurisdiction in this case, it said, because the incident happened on the water.

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(Courtesy NYPD) Sanny Liu, the widow of NYPD Detective First Grade WenJian Liu, gave birth to the couple's daughter, named Angelina, on July 25, 2017, in New York.(NEW YORK) -- The widow of a New York City police officer who was shot and killed on duty three years ago gave birth to the couple’s daughter Tuesday.

Sanny Liu used in-vitro fertilization with sperm preserved after the death of her husband, NYPD Detective WenJian Liu, to conceive their daughter, Angelina, the NYPD announced.

WenJian Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were both gunned down in a December 2014 shooting. The shooter later killed himself on a subway platform.

Sanny Liu, who could not be reached by ABC News, told NYPD officials she asked that her late husband's sperm be preserved on the night of the shooting.

She also revealed she had a dream in which WenJian Liu, who was 32 when he died, handed her a baby girl, according to the NYPD.

“I told my friend, ‘It’s going to be a baby girl,’” she said in a statement released Tuesday by the NYPD. “My friend said, ‘No, you haven’t even checked the sonograms,’ but I was right!”

Angelina was born at Weill Cornell Hospital, the NYPD said. The hospital, located on New York City’s Upper East Side, declined to comment to ABC News, citing patient privacy.

The NYPD also shared a photo of WenJian Liu's parents, Wei Tang Liu and Xiu Yan Li, holding their granddaughter.

Thousands of mourners joined WenJian Liu's parents and his widow at his funeral ceremony in January 2015. Sanny Liu spoke at the funeral about how much her husband loved his job.

WenJian Liu "took pride in the fact that he is NYPD," she said through tears. "We spoke about work often, how much respect he had for the law, how he applied the law. He was objective in his determination of the law, with courtesy, respect, and with the highest professionalism."

"Although he worked often, he would always make sure to take time for me, his number one fan, his family and his friends," Sanny Liu said. "Wenjian is my hero."

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boggy22/iStock/Thinkstock(MELVILLE, N.Y.) -- Three-year-old twin boys died after drowning in their backyard pool on Long Island Wednesday morning, police said.

Suffolk County Police said officers responded to the tragic incident in Melville, New York, at about 8:40 a.m. ET after a woman called 911 reporting that she pulled her three-year-old son from her home’s pool and that he was not breathing.

The mother began to perform CPR on him, police said, and she reported his twin brother was missing.

Responding police and rescue personnel found the second 3-year-old in the pool, police said.

Both boys were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

According to ABC station WABC in New York, police said the boys' mother had just woken up when she looked out the window and saw one of the twins floating in the pool. That's when she ran outside, administered CPR and called 911, WABC said.

The mother's 5-year-old son was inside the house at the time and the boys' father had reportedly left for work, WABC said.  



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mahnken/iStock/Thinkstock(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Bodycam footage shows the moment a police officer took matters into his own hands to deal with an alligator trespassing on the front porch of a home in Hollywood, Florida.

The Boynton Beach Police Department posted the video to Facebook Wednesday, which shows officer Alfredo Vargas wrestling the alligator after he found it lying near the front door of the residence.

In the video, Vargas first approaches the alligator with a pole about 5 feet long with what appears to be a noose at the end of it. Once the alligator's head is lassoed, the officer tapes its snout shut.

Police received a call about the alligator around 2:24 a.m. on July 10, a spokesperson for the department told ABC News.

Vargas decided to handle the gator himself after he called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who told him that a trapper wouldn't likely arrive for another 30 minutes and would likely kill the gator, the police department wrote on Facebook.

FWC advised Vargas that he could release the alligator elsewhere, so he put it in the back seat of his patrol car and placed it in a nearby canal after removing the tape from its mouth, police said.

Vargas had been trained on how to handle nuisance alligators and return them to their natural habitat by Gator Boys Alligator Rescue at the Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

The department quipped on Facebook that it has made Vargas its "official alligator wrestler."

Florida Fish and Wildlife did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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DanHenson1/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Newly released video shows how three inmates broke out of a Southern California jail last year -- from the point of view of the inmates themselves.

Using a contraband cellphone, the three men, Hoseein Nayer, Jonathan Tieu and Tien Duong, documented their escape from a maximum security wing of the Orange County Jail in January 2016. Duong turned himself into authorities a week after the escape, and Tieu and Nayeri were caught in San Francisco, 400 miles away from the jail, eight days after the escape.

The video, provided by an attorney connected to the case, shows one of the men lift a sawed-off bunk bed leg, revealing a metal screen already cut open. He then disappears into the vent, crawling through plumbing pipes inside the jail. An inmate even stops to give a thumbs-up to the camera before finally reaching the jail roof.

The video also shows the inmates in Northern California during their days on the run.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) said the video "contains footage that is part of an ongoing investigation and is consistent with information OCSD has already supplied verbally to the media. We will not provide additional comment on a video narrative that seeks to make light of criminal actions."

At the time of the escape, Duong had been facing charges of attempted murder, while Tieu was charged with murder and Nayeri was charged with torture and kidnapping. All three inmates pleaded not guilty to the charges. The cases remain ongoing.

The three men are facing new charges for their escape as well. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 14.

Others were arrested as well, accused of aiding the escape. Last month, Loc Ba Nguyen was convicted of leaving a knife and other items on the premises of the jail and then providing a getaway ride. He pleaded guilty to smuggling weapons into a correctional facility, aiding a prisoner’s escape and sending an article useful for escape into a prison. Tung Nguyen was charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact for providing money and beer to Duong after the inmates came to his home. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 10.

The Orange County Register reported earlier this month that local sheriff's department officials said "jail mismanagement, understaffing and deputies’ longstanding disregard for department policies were major factors" in the escape.

In response to the jail break, "the sheriff’s department has increased staffing by $4.5 million annually, hiring nearly 22 new deputies and officers to man the facility, according to a confidential sheriff’s document obtained by the Register."



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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LOS BANOS, Calif.) -- A California teenager accused of driving while livestreaming on social media and causing a car crash that killed her sister is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

The driver, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, of Stockton, California, is accused of driving under the influence when she crashed on July 21 in Los Banos, California, about 80 miles southeast of San Jose, the California Highway Patrol said. The car went through a barbed wire fence and overturned in a field, ejecting Sanchez’s two passengers, the highway patrol said.

The passengers were both 14 years old and were not wearing seat belts; one was killed and the other suffered a major injury, the highway patrol said.

ABC-owned station KFSN-TV in Fresno reported that Sanchez was livestreaming video on Instagram when the crash occurred. In the video, she is seen singing and dancing along to music as she drives.

According to KFSN-TV, Sanchez says in a video following the crash, "I ------- killed my sister. I know I’m going to jail for life. I don't ------- care at all."

Chuck Mosley, commander of the highway patrol in Los Banos, confirmed the authenticity of the video obtained by KFSN-TV and told ABC News, "We do know she was livestreaming via social media at the time of the collision."

The highway patrol said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Obdulia Sanchez's father, Nicandro Sanchez, told KFSN-TV, "It's an accident."

"It happened that way,” he said. “Who knows why?"

Sanchez was arrested and booked at the Merced County jail and charged with DUI causing bodily injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. She is being held on $300,000 bond.

She is set to be arraigned later on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if Sanchez had an attorney.

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