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DC Shoes(PAPEETE, Tahiti) — Tahiti is a surfer’s paradise. Now, it’s paradise for stunt rider Robbie Maddison.

Maddison, who partnered with DC Shoes, was able to fulfill a three-year dream and ride a modified-motorcycle across the waves on Tahiti’s shore.

The dramatic video below shows Maddison zooming through a rainforest before trading solid ground for water.

He enters the water at full speed and manages to zoom across the surface with water spraying up from behind the bike.

Maddison, an X Games medalist and world-record holding athlete, speeds past surfers into an oncoming wave. It looks like he had barely enough speed to outrun the wave, but he makes it out, with his dirt bike aiming straight for shore.

Maddison worked with DC to modify his dirt bike and add skis to the front and back wheels. The bike also has airbags, activated if Maddison pulls the lever, to keep the bike from sinking to the bottom of the ocean if he crashed.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe) –– Amid the backlash over Cecil the lion’s death, a second American doctor is now under fire for allegedly illegal lion hunting, but Idaho big game hunters Sabrina Corgatelli and Aaron Neilson strongly defended legal trophy hunting, saying it helps with conservation.

“I’m a passionate lion hunter, have been for 20 years,” Neilson told Nightline in a Skype interview from South Africa. “[People] think it’s about the trophy and being able to take this trophy home and mount it in our trophy room that is not what it’s about. It’s about the pursuit and the adventure of the hunt. That is why we hunt.”

Another doctor has also been accused of illegally shooting and killing a lion with a bow and arrow in April.

The accusations after Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was accused of illegally killing Zimbabwe’s famous lion, Cecil. Zimbabwe has since suspended bow and arrow hunting, as well as the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants near Hwange National Park.

Both doctors have been the subject of enormous public outrage, which has forced the controversy of big game hunting back into the spotlight.

Corgatelli has been dealing with negative comments herself after posting a series of photos on her Facebook page and Instagram account showing her and Neilson’s various kills, including a warthog, a crocodile, a wildebeest, an impala and a giraffe, during what they say was a legal hunting trip in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

In the giraffe photo posted on Facebook, Corgatelli is standing next to the animal with its neck wrapped around towards her. “I couldn’t be any happier!! My emotion after getting him was a feeling I will never forget,” she wrote.

“So many people are calling me a poacher because they don’t even think it’s legal to hunt giraffe,” Corgatelli added. “So before you speak make sure you know what you are speaking about.”

Corgatelli said she has received numerous negative comments on her photos, including death threats against her, Neilson and their son, but both defended their African hunt.

“People like to claim that hunters like us are hunting endangered species when that is absolutely factually incorrect,” Neilson said.

Neither Neilson nor Corgatelli condone what Palmer and Seski did if their hunts were in fact illegal, as Zimbabwe officials have claimed.

Palmer has acknowledged killing Cecil but said that the hunt was done legally.

When done legally, Neilson insisted that hunting in Africa helps with conservation because big game hunters pay national parks thousands of dollars to hunt lions and other wild animals, generating revenue for the parks so they can provide the animals protection from habitat loss and poachers.

“It’s not about the few lions that are killed every year by sports hunters. It’s about the tens of thousands of acres of habitat that are lost every year,” Neilson said. “Hunting absolutely is the only tool right now that’s paying for the vast majority of the wildlife conservation throughout the continent of Africa… We might take a small surplus of [lions], but without what we’re doing there won’t be any of them at all.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe) –– Amid the backlash over Cecil the lion’s death, a second American doctor is now under fire for allegedly illegal lion hunting, but Idaho big game hunters Sabrina Corgatelli and Aaron Neilson strongly defended legal trophy hunting, saying it helps with conservation.

“I’m a passionate lion hunter, have been for 20 years,” Neilson told Nightline in a Skype interview from South Africa. “[People] think it’s about the trophy and being able to take this trophy home and mount it in our trophy room that is not what it’s about. It’s about the pursuit and the adventure of the hunt. That is why we hunt.”

Another doctor has also been accused of illegally shooting and killing a lion with a bow and arrow in April.

The accusations after Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was accused of illegally killing Zimbabwe’s famous lion, Cecil. Zimbabwe has since suspended bow and arrow hunting, as well as the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants near Hwange National Park.

Both doctors have been the subject of enormous public outrage, which has forced the controversy of big game hunting back into the spotlight.

Corgatelli has been dealing with negative comments herself after posting a series of photos on her Facebook page and Instagram account showing her and Neilson’s various kills, including a warthog, a crocodile, a wildebeest, an impala and a giraffe, during what they say was a legal hunting trip in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

In the giraffe photo posted on Facebook, Corgatelli is standing next to the animal with its neck wrapped around towards her. “I couldn’t be any happier!! My emotion after getting him was a feeling I will never forget,” she wrote.

“So many people are calling me a poacher because they don’t even think it’s legal to hunt giraffe,” Corgatelli added. “So before you speak make sure you know what you are speaking about.”

Corgatelli said she has received numerous negative comments on her photos, including death threats against her, Neilson and their son, but both defended their African hunt.

“People like to claim that hunters like us are hunting endangered species when that is absolutely factually incorrect,” Neilson said.

Neither Neilson nor Corgatelli condone what Palmer and Seski did if their hunts were in fact illegal, as Zimbabwe officials have claimed.

Palmer has acknowledged killing Cecil but said that the hunt was done legally.

When done legally, Neilson insisted that hunting in Africa helps with conservation because big game hunters pay national parks thousands of dollars to hunt lions and other wild animals, generating revenue for the parks so they can provide the animals protection from habitat loss and poachers.

“It’s not about the few lions that are killed every year by sports hunters. It’s about the tens of thousands of acres of habitat that are lost every year,” Neilson said. “Hunting absolutely is the only tool right now that’s paying for the vast majority of the wildlife conservation throughout the continent of Africa… We might take a small surplus of [lions], but without what we’re doing there won’t be any of them at all.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Italian police decode a cheesy method of communication used by the mafia.

Using hidden cameras and microphones, police in Sicily cracked a code used by members of the Sicilian mafia, leading to the arrests of 11 suspects.

The secret code centered around cheese and sheep, allowing mafia members to communicate with their boss.

One of the suspects arrested, 77-year-old Vito Gondola, would say something along the lines of “I’ve put the ricotta cheese aside for you, come by to get it,” alerting members to a note under a rock.

Other phrases included “the sheep need shearing” and “the hay is ready.”

Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro remains on the lam, and has been since 1993.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico may become America’s Greece after defaulting on most of a debt payment.

On Monday, Puerto Rico defaulted for the first time by missing most of a $58 million bond payment. Puerto Rico owes around $70 billion to its creditors.

The missed payment was due to the legislature not appropriating money to service the debt, according to the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico. The bank was able to pay $628,000 remaining from a previous balance.

Unlike when Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, Puerto Rico is not covered by Chapter 9 bankruptcy rules and cannot receive bankruptcy protection. The U.S. commonwealth cannot gain support from the International Monetary Fund since it is not a sovereign country, and it remains under the partial protection of the U.S. which many Puerto Ricans stand against.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks fall for Wall Street and automakers report strong sales this summer.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 91.66 to close at 17598.20.

The Nasdaq ended the session at 5115.38, dropping 12.90 from its open, while the S&P 500 closed down 5.80 to finish at 2098.04.

Summer deals and a larger demand for SUV’s and luxury vehicles had automakers reporting strong sales for July. Reports say luxury sales climbed for the first six months of this year.

Following the hunting death of Cecil the Lion, Delta Airlines announced it will no longer ship hunting trophies including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and more.

Spiritum, a drug used for epilepsy, has been cleared by the Federal Drug Administration to be used as the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Teachers across the country are advocating for the right to pump breast milk at work.

After discovering a loophole that leaves salaried workers unprotected under federal law, teachers from states including Texas and Florida are fighting for the right to pump at work.

The Affordable Care Act currently protects working mothers with hourly wages, but the law does not require employers to provide time and space for pumping for women in salaried positions.

Anna Johnson-Smith, a former teacher in Texas, told The Washington Post she felt like she had to choose between her teaching career and her child when her principal denied her request for a small break every afternoon to pump.

“A 15-minute break was all I was asking for,” Johnson-Smith told The Washington Post. “We’ve come so far in our society in so many ways, and here in 2015, we’re still fighting for the right to provide breast milk for our babies.”

High school teacher Monica Howell told The Washington Post when she returned to work after having her baby last year, she was denied a request for a break to pump after the first class of the day by her assistant principal. Her principal later reversed the decision, but it wasn’t enough. Some days she couldn’t find someone to watch her classroom and she would have no time to pump.

Howell’s union, the United Teachers of Dade, provided a new contract for Fall 2014 where new mother teachers were given the right to have “reasonable” time to pump in a private space.

According to the National Library of Medicine, women without medical problems should give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months after birth. Women who don’t pump their breasts or breastfeed may feel painful engorgement or plugged ducts and infection.

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Comedian Amy Schumer is joining forces with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, to push for new gun control legislation on Capitol Hill.

The Trainwreck star appeared with the New York senator Monday morning at a news conference with a sign saying “Enough Is Enough” by their side.

“Amy may have started out as a comedian but this subject is really serious,” the senator said, adding, “I have a lot of press conferences but I almost never get this many people.”

For Amy Schumer, the subject of gun violence and mass shootings became “extremely personal” last month, when John Russell Houser opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana during a screening of her film Trainwreck, killing two people and injuring nine others.

“Two lives were tragically lost and others injured and I’ve thought about these victims each day since the tragedy,” the comic actress said, while refusing to say the name of the gunman who took his own life during the mass shooting.

But Schumer did go into detail about the two women, Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux, who were killed.

“My heart goes out to Jillian and Mayci, to the survivors, and anyone who was tied to this tragic, senseless, and horrifying actions of this man who shouldn’t have been able to put his hands on a gun in the first place,” she said. “I’m not sure why this man chose my movie to end these two beautiful lives and hurt nine others, but it was very personal for me.”

She called the three-pronged plan Sen. Schumer is putting forward in Congress “sensible measures.”

The senator wants to compel states to share information about felons, spousal abusers and the adjudicated mentally ill with the federal government for the national background check system; to survey all 50 states on their standards for involuntary commitment for the mentally ill and put forward national best practices; and to get Congress to fully fund mental health and substance abuse programs.

“No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease,” his star cousin said.

She added, “These are my first public comments on the issue of gun violence, but I can promise you they won’t be my last.”

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David Becker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Uber has ballooned into a $50 billion transportation juggernaut just five years after its launch — and now Microsoft is said to want a piece of the action.

The software company reportedly invested $100 million as part of a massive $1 billion fundraising round Uber recently completed, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

While the investment has been interpreted as a way for Microsoft to perhaps one day compete with Google’s self-driving cars, there are more immediate benefits, Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy told ABC News.

“Microsoft’s investment in Uber is important on a few fronts. First is that it gives Microsoft an inside look at one of the most interesting trends, ‘humans as a service,'” Moorhead said. “Whether its Home Advisor in home improvement or Favor in restaurant, HaaS is hot.”

Moorhead also believes there’s a role for Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to play in powering Uber.

“Microsoft needs better entrepreneurial proof points for its Azure cloud services as typically Amazon gets tapped for startups,” he said.

It’s not the first time both Microsoft and Uber have done business together. Last month, Uber acquired part of Microsoft’s Bing mapping unit and absorbed approximately 100 employees. Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant also has Uber integration, allowing the voice-controlled sidekick to request an Uber just in time for users to get to a scheduled appointment.

“We filed to authorize this new funding more than two months ago,” an Uber representative told ABC News. “The filing is available to the public. We aren’t commenting on additional speculation.”

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Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter underwent an elective surgery on his liver Monday.

According to a statement from The Carter Center, Carter, 90, had a “small mass in his liver” removed. The procedure took place at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

The operation “proceeded without issues, and the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery,” the statement said.

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