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Authorities were amazed to find Darryle See conscious and able to sit up after being hit by an Amtrak train barreling down the tracks at 110 miles per hour.
See, 22, of Michigan City, Ind., told officials he was jogging alongside the train tracks near his home with his headphones on, listening to music when he was hit Friday morning.
Officials were alerted to the accident after someone heard screaming near the train tracks. When they arrived, they found See lying in the tall grass, wearing only one shoe, Major John Boyd, spokesman for the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office, told ABCNews.com.
You've heard the expression "taking the leap" to describe getting married.
But Staff Sergeant Dan Cook, of Loveland, Colo., took it to a whole new level as he parachuted out of a plane Saturday at the Chicago Air and Water Show, making a grand entrance to surprise girlfriend, Leah Angott, by asking for her hand in marriage upon arrival.
"It ended up being perfect because that's where we had our first date spot," Cook, 28, told. Cook decided to celebrate his last jump with the All Veteran Parachute Team before heading off to U.S. Navy flight school on Dec. 8 by marking the occasion with a truly huge memory.
The White House says the Obamas have added a second dog to the first family. Her name is Sunny, and she's a Portuguese Water Dog — the same breed as the Obamas' other dog, Bo. The White House says that breed works well for the Obamas because of family allergies.
Sunny was born a year ago in June in Michigan and arrived at the White House Monday.