Fishermen rescue passengers on life raft after plane crashes in the Bahamas

Three people are not only lucky to survive a plane crash on Thursday, they also have a fishing boat to thank for plucking them out of the Atlantic Ocean. The single-engine plane, with a pilot and two passengers, went down about 20 miles east of Bimini, the westernmost island in the Bahamas, on Thursday while traveling from Great Harbour Cay Airport to Miami Executive Airport. The passengers inflated a yellow emergency raft and alerted the Coast Guard. But the professionals ended up not being needed. A group of fishermen out for a day on their boat made the rescue instead. — Yahoo! News

89-year-old grandma battles 6-foot snake after it eats visiting birds

An 89-year-old Tallahassee woman, distraught by a snake targeting her beloved backyard birds and squirrels, took matters into her own hands, killing the 6-foot-long serpent with a hammer to its head. Garlene Eiceman had been noticing birds were missing from one of her feeders and that no other birds were returning. She initially thought there was something wrong with the feed she was using, but after a visit to a pet stores, she learned the feed was fine. About three weeks ago, Eiceman looked on in horror when she saw a snake slither out of a bird box where she'd been watching a nest of three baby blue birds be tended by their parents. The snake's throat had a tell-tale bulge. — Tallahassee Democrat

JP Morgan unit 'forgives' credit card debt of Canadian customers

A unit of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co has agreed to “forgive” the outstanding credit card debt of its Canadian cardholders as part of the U.S. bank’s move to exit the Canadian credit card market, the company said on Thursday. Chase Bank, which is operated by JP Morgan Chase, announced in January 2018 that it would close all credit card accounts in Canada on March 15 of that year. At the time, customers were required to continue making payments on their accounts. The bank declined to say when it made the decision to write off the remaining debt. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. quoted some customers as saying they received letters from the bank this week informing them of the decision. — Reuters

Playing video games does not make you a mass shooter, expert says

During a speech on Monday addressing the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump call for an end to — or substantial reduction of — the "glorification" of violence in "gruesome and grisly" video game culture. While some are quick to blame video games for real-life acts of violence, experts say there is no such link. "When it comes to actual serious criminal violence, there's virtually no evidence that video games matter," James Ivory, professor and research director at Virginia Tech, told CBS News. Ivory has researched the social and psychological dimensions of media, particularly the content and effects of video games. — CBS News

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