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    A dash camera caught the harrowing moments after a 4-year-old girl fell from the back of a bus onto a busy Arkansas highway and was rescued by a local volunteer firefighter.

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    Ryan Ciampoli was traveling behind the bus down Highway 65 in Harrison on Wednesday when his dash-mounted camera, running the entire time, caught a scene he couldn’t quite wrap his mind around.

    “I saw it happening, and it blew my mind,” he said. “It was like I wasn’t even seeing what I was seeing.”

    The video shows the back door of the bus fly open, with a 4-year-old girl hanging on. She falls to the ground and lies motionless, as the bus continues to drive away and Ciampoli’s vehicle rolls up to her and stops.The volunteer firefighter went into action.

    “Obviously, you (normally) want to leave her there if she’s not in danger,” Ciampoli said in a CNN interview, “but we’re in the middle of a state highway, so I couldn’t leave her just lying there.”

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    The video shows him very gently rolling her over and keeping her body stable as he moves her out of the way.

    “Then the shock kicked in her little body and she started kicking and screaming and ‘where’s my mommy?’,” Ciampoli said. “Stuff like that is really heartbreaking.”

    The girl’s mother told CNN she had a broken jaw and would require surgery but is expected to make a full recovery. The girl’s father said he expects the 4-year-old to be released from the hospital on Monday.

     

    President Donald Trump has appointed Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting U.S. Surgeon General after asking for the resignation of former President Barack Obama’s surgeon general Vivek H. Murthy on Friday.

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    Murthy was asked to step down after “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,” Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Alleigh Marré said, according to the New York Times. She said Murthy was still a member of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service.

    But the Times reported Murthy’s wife said on Saturday that her husband was fired after he refused to resign. 

    Trent-Adams, who was Deputy Surgeon General under Murthy, is one of the first nurses to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. She also served as Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from November 2013 through May of 2016.

    Violet Mosse-Brown of Jamaica is officially the oldest living person in the world, at 117 years of age.

    Mosse-Brown earned the title after the death of Emma Morano of Italy, who died earlier this week at 117 years, 137 days old.

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    Mosse-Brown has a simple secret to her longevity.

    “Really and truly, when people ask what me eat and drink to live so long, I say to them that I eat everything, except pork and chicken, and I don’t drink rum and them things,” Mosse-Brown told the Jamaica Gleaner in a 2010 interview in honor of her 110th birthday.

    Mosse-Brown was born in 1900 and still lives in the same house with family members. The home has been in their family for the past 200 years.

    According to a biography posted by the Violet Mosse-Brown Foundation, started by her family, she was a sugarcane farmer for much of her life.

    According to CNN, she is the last living subject of Queen Victoria from when many of the Caribbean islands were ruled by the British.

     

    An Alabama teen who vanished without a trace two years ago after taking out the trash has been found.

    Alissia Freeman, who was more than 1,000 miles away in El Paso, Texas, reached out to her mother, Vickie Metcalf, on a video call Monday after being out of contact with her family since she disappeared on Dec. 13, 2015. She was 17 at the time.

    “Alissia told her parents she was going outside to take out the trash. A neighbor spotted her walking down the road, and then she vanished. She has not been seen or heard from since, and suddenly she reached out to her mom several days ago,” WSFA's Lindsey Rogers told KPRC.

    That was 16 months ago.

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    Metcalf saw her daughter in person for the first time in almost a year and a half Wednesday afternoon as the two reunited in Texas.

    For a long time, Metcalf had been sharing posts like this one on Facebook:

    The family, which had been targeted by scammers in the past, confirmed along with law enforcement that Freeman was safe.

    “I have seen her,” Metcalf told AL.com. “I’m with her now and so happy. Of course.”

    Although the mother couldn’t be happier, she said there are people out there sending her daughter "ugly messages."

    Metcalf did not specify why her daughter ran away but said “she went through some things when she was younger.”

    “She’s had a hard time with it and our communication wasn’t the best and she didn’t think I’d understand (my fault not hers) we are working on that now,” Metcalf wrote. “She is just trying to heal now.”

    Speaking to KPRC, Freeman’s uncle, Calvin Thornton, said he and his wife, Theresa, have kept a candle light burning in their window in the hopes that it would help their niece find her way home.

    “I’m very grateful for all the well wishes, people praying. We’ve had people come here and pray with us,” Calvin Thornton said. “All I care about is the fact that my niece has been found. She’s safe, she’s alive. Right now that’s the biggest focus and that’s the only thing we’re going to focus on. We’ll get the answers in time.”

    A lawyer for a wealthy Tennessee businessman who was later found not guilty in a Memphis rape trial made a comment during closing arguments Thursday that raised some eyebrows.

    According to WHBQ, Steve Farese, attorney for Mark Giannini, said women are "especially good" at lying.

    "People can be very good at lying," Farese said. "Women can be especially good at it because they're the weaker sex."

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    Memphis Area Women's Council Executive Director Deborah Clubb told USA Today that she was "stunned" by the comments.

    "It's despicable," she said. "It's absolutely despicable."

    Farese told USA Today that his job "is not to care if anybody gets offended" and "smart people will see it for what it is."

    According to WHBQ, the jury on Friday found Giannini not guilty on all charges in case. A woman had claimed that he raped her in 2014 when she visited his Eads mansion for what she thought was a job interview.

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    As the verdict was read, the woman had an emotional breakdown in the courtroom. Giannini and Farese embraced one another.

    The woman who accused him of rape has filed a $6 million lawsuit against Giannini.

    If he had been found guilty, he would have faced up to 15 years in prison without the possibility of parole. 

    BLI Entertainment Update

    Ousted Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly isn’t taking his termination for sexual harassment allegations lying down. After three weeks off the air and less than a week after Fox let him go, O’Reilly is returning Monday evening with a new podcast, according to his website BillO’Reilly.com

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    A banner across the top of the site reads, “Monday. The no spin news returns.” O’Reilly usually started off his Fox show “The O’Reilly Factor” with the phrase “You are about to enter the no spin zone.”

    Fox is also paying O’Reilly, 67, a reported $25 million over the next year, according to NBC News, after he inked a new four-year contract with the network just last month guaranteeing he’d make at least that much.

    >> Related: Opionion: Exaggerated 2012 book account should’ve been Bill O’Reilly’s unraveling at Fox

    O’Reilly was terminated from the network last week after the New York Times reported in early April that Fox had paid out $13 million to five women over several years to settle sexual harassment allegations against the longtime Fox anchor.

    In a statement after his ouster, O’Reilly denied the allegations, calling them “unfounded claims.”

    His top-rated cable news show, on the air since 2001, generated millions of dollars in advertising revenue for Fox and consistently netted more than 3.5 million viewers a night in recent months.

    Erin Moran, best known to TV audiences as Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” was found dead Saturday. She was 56.

    Moran played the younger sister of Richie Cunningham for the show’s 11-season run. She reprised the role in the spinoff, which only lasted a season.

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    After the show was canceled, she was cast in minor roles in “The Love Boat,” “Desperation Boulevard” and “Murder, She Wrote.” 

    She appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club” in 2008, but Moran had hit hard times recently, reportedly drinking in parking lots and living in an Indiana trailer park before becoming homeless, according to The Huffington Post.

    A cause of death has not been released.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    With tempers flaring on recent flights, perhaps a little music to soothe the soul is appropriate.

    Enter Kenny G. and his soprano saxophone.

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    TMZ reported that the legendary musician performed Saturday while walking up and down the aisle of a Delta flight from Tampa to Los Angeles, in support of the Relay for Life charity.

    When a flight attendant announced that the crew was raising money for charity in support of a crew member, Kenny G agreed to perform if $2,000 could be raised on the flight. The goal was met and Kenny G. kept his promise, according to TMZ.

    Tennis star Serena Williams announced she was pregnant on Snapchat earlier this week as she shared — and then deleted — a photo of her baby bump with the cryptic caption “20 weeks” from her vacation in Mexico.

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    The world’s top-ranked female player shared another shot from her getaway with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Instagram, Today reported. The 35-year-old is looking out over the Caribbean Sea at the edge of Mayan ruins in Tulum. Earlier, Williams posted a photo of herself and Ohanian horsing around in New Zealand last January.

    Williams has won 72 career WTA titles during her career. She has won 23 Grand Slams in singles competition and has 14 in women's doubles. She also won two Grand Slam events in mixed doubles.

    Everyone knows Jennifer Hudson has a powerhouse voice, but her son, David Otunga Jr., is a singer in his own right.

    The “American Idol” alum on Wednesday shared a video of her son, whose father is her long-time fiance, lawyer David Otunga, on Instagram.

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    David, 7, is seen shyly singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as someone plays the piano. Once he’s finished, he breathes a sigh of relief and smiles at his mother.

    Hudson’s caption definitely showed she was a proud mom.

    “This is so precious to me , I can't even begin to describe how it melts my heart,” she wrote. “I did not want to shame my baby by shouting but ... look at him .. he so serious and focused ! A mothers dream ! My babies singing!”

    Watch the video below: