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Florida Navy Reserve officer rescues woman from sinking car
A Florida Navy Reserve officer rescued a woman who was trapped in a sinking car, according to a report by CBS 47.
According to the report, Ryan Sidlovsky was driving with his wife, Francee, when they saw a car speed out of a gas station parking lot in St. Augustine and cut across ongoing traffic, barely missing two other vehicles as it passed.
"I saw the car go very quickly, much too fast," Francee told CBS 47. "It was amazing that she even made it across the traffic."
The car then dodged two trees and crashed into a retention pond at a nearby complex, the report states. That's when Francee called 911 while Ryan sprang into action.
"Initially I would say it was about waist deep to where I was," Ryan said. "Then I remembered I had a window breaker tool in my car. I ran to get that and ran back out. By that time, the car was getting deeper. So I was kind of treading water and smashed the window in with the window breaker."
According to CBS 47, the water rushed in quickly, submerging the vehicle as the woman struggled to escape.
"We went down and down and I was trying to get her out of the car but couldn't," Ryan told CBS 47. "I think she was having a hard time swimming against the current of the water rushing into the car."
According to the report, Ryan took a second breath of air and was able to get the woman to safety. The woman did not suffer from any major injuries.
The Sidlovskys said the woman, Nina King, is always welcome in their home.
"If she'll have us, we'll take her as part of our family now because she was meant to be here and we were meant to be here," Francee said.
Read the full report on CBS 47.
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The FBI is treating the recent shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as a terrorist attack, several media outlets reported on Sunday.
"We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism," USA Today quoted FBI Agent Rachel Rojas as saying at a news conference.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore," Trump said on Twitter, referring to his first summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
"He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November," he said.
The three sailors whose lives were cut short by a gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, on Friday "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil," said base commander Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella.
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, the Navy has announced.
The Pentagon’s troop deployment denials means nothing when the White House screams ‘fake news’ all the time
The Pentagon has a credibility problem that is the result of the White House's scorched earth policy against any criticism. As a result, all statements from senior leaders are suspect.
We're beyond the point of defense officials being unable to say for certain whether a dog is a good boy or girl. Now we're at the point where the Pentagon has spent three days trying to knock down a Wall Street Journal story about possible deployments to the Middle East, and they've failed to persuade either the press or Congress.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the United States was considering deploying up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to thwart any potential Iranian attacks. The story made clear that President Trump could ultimately decide to send a smaller number of service members, but defense officials have become fixated on the number 14,000 as if it were the only option on the table.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Gen. David Berger, the US Marine Corps commandant, suggested the concerns surrounding a service members' use of questionable Chinese-owned apps like TikTok should be directed against the military's leadership, rather than the individual troops.
Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday morning, Berger said the younger generation of troops had a "clearer view" of the technology "than most people give them credit for."
"That said, I'd give us a 'C-minus' or a 'D' in educating the force on the threat of even technology," Berger said. "Because they view it as two pieces of gear, 'I don't see what the big deal is.'"