Pinal County Sheriff’s Office(ELOY, Ariz.) — Two skydivers collided midair in Arizona Wednesday but survived the mishap despite one person falling unconscious, police said.

Around 10:30 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s office received a call detailing the skydiving accident in Eloy, Arizona.

The unconscious skydiver’s parachute deployed at the emergency deployment altitude, police said, but he was unable to control it and came in for a hard landing. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he is currently in surgery, police said. His condition is unknown at this time.

The other skydiver was not injured in the collision, police said.

The investigation into the collision will be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration, police said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Ryan Lochte and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are having a boy.

Lochte told ABC News about having a son when he joined reporters Michael Rothman and Charli James in the pool to promote the new PowerBar “Clean Start Pledge.”

The setting was Aqua studio in New York City and Lochte said the PowerBar campaign is a propos given his tumultuous 2016, which he is eager to put behind him. Lochte admitted last summer that he lied about “one part” of a story where he and fellow U.S. Olympic teammates had claimed that they were held up at gunpoint. Lochte later took responsibility and admitted he made a “big mistake.”

“Everyone deserves a clean start,” he said of his new campaign. “I am putting 2016 in the past. … And my clean start is a family, ’cause now I’m gonna be a father!”

Getting deeper into his personal life, the six-time gold medalist said he got emotional both times — finding out his fiancee was pregnant and then a few days ago when they found out the gender of the baby.

“We want definitely a unique name,” he said. “My biggest thing I knew when I found out I was going to have a kid was I’m going to spoil that kid rotten. Not with material things, I don’t believe in that, it’s definitely going to be with love. That’s what I got spoiled with growing up.”

“I’ve wanted this for the past six years, but hadn’t found the right [partner],” he said of fatherhood.

When he first found out Kayla was pregnant, he said it took a minute for the realization to set in, then he basically tackled her with excitement, before the duo shed some happy tears about becoming parents.

“I was doing ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and I came back from rehearsal … she was like, ‘Hey, I have something to tell you,'” he explained. “I was like, ‘No you’re not, stop joking with me’ … Then it hit me! … We seriously held each other and started crying.”

He even said he “lost it” yet again when the duo were at the doctors days later and heard the heartbeat during the ultrasound.

In fact, Lochte’s excited for all that comes with being a parent, even changing diapers. “I’ve been practicing, so I’m ready!” he added.

He’s also started preparing by waking himself up in the middle of the night by setting an alarm, so he’s used to waking up.

“I’ll wake up to anything,” he said of being a light sleeper and being more than happy to get up to feed or change a crying baby.

Then, there’s Lochte’s hope that a move to Los Angeles will result in an acting career. He doesn’t quite know what roles he’s going to look for just yet, but he is pitching a reality show about himself, his son and his fiancee that he said could possibly be titled, “Lochte in Love.” That’s a working title, nothing set in stone, he joked.

With all that’s going on in his life, swimming will not be taking a backseat. Lochte said he’ll definitely continue to train for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

“I’ve always said I’ll retire when swimming stops being fun,” he said. It hasn’t stopped being fun just yet.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama defended commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning during his final news conference of his administration.

The commutation of Manning was announced Tuesday prompting questions about what will happen to other people who leak government information.

“I feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent that when it comes to our national security,” Obama said Wednesday.

“Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence,” Obama said. “So the notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital classified information would think that it goes unpunished, I don’t think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelsea Manning has served.”

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 and she will now be released on May 17. Her lawyer released a statement after the announcement that her sentence was commuted saying that her time in prison included “long stretches of solitary confinement — including for attempting suicide.”

Obama was asked about a tweet from Wikileaks which said that if Manning was granted clemency, founder Julian Assange apparently offered to be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. “despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case.”

“I don’t pay attention to Mr. Assange’s tweets,” Obama said. “And I refer you to the Justice department for any criminal investigations, indictments, extradition issues that may come up with him.”

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Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Noor Salman, the wife of Orlando, Florida nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, entered a not guilty plea to the federal charges against her, through her public defender John Paul Richmond, who represented her in court Wednesday.

The U.S. attorney’s office claims Salman aided and abetted Mateen’s “provision of material support” to the terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL. Salman is also accused in the indictment of misleading federal agents and Fort Pierce, Florida, police officers who questioned her about Mateen’s attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. The attack killed 49 people; Mateen was killed in a police shootout after the attack.

Salman — who was wearing a red prison jumpsuit Wednesday — did not speak in court. As she was taken out, she waved and blew a kiss to her uncle, Al Salman, who waved and blew a kiss back.

It was announced Wednesday that once certain paperwork is completed, Salman will be represented by attorney Charlie Swift, who was present in the back of the courtroom. Swift will, however, preside next to Salman during a pre-trial interview Wednesday.

Salman’s next hearing was set for Feb. 1. Until then, she will remain in custody in California.

She is expected to be extradited to Florida, where the indictment was filed.

Salman was taken into custody by the FBI on Monday. On Tuesday, charges against her were read aloud in court.

On count one, she was charged with aiding and abetting Mateen’s attempted provision and provision of “material support or resources” to a foreign terrorist organization. For this count, she could face up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

“She knew he was going to conduct the attack,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg said in court.

On count two, she was charged with obstruction of justice. She could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

When Judge Donna Ryu asked Salman Tuesday if she understood the charges, she quietly replied, “Yes.”

Linda Moreno, another attorney for Salman, said in a statement to ABC News on Monday, “Noor Salman had no foreknowledge, nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night. Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands. We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person.”

Al Salman on Tuesday called his niece a “very simple person” who is “not that smart.” He was adamant that she was clueless about Mateen’s plan.

He told ABC News Wednesday that when his niece’s son saw the news on TV of his mother’s arrest, “he hid behind the couch.”

He said he spoke to his niece last night on the phone. “She said she needs some clothes because she’s cold, and then she asked about her son,” he said.

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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien (Allen Kee / ESPN Images)(HOUSTON) — Come next season, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien will reportedly be calling the plays when it comes to offense.

Sources confirm to ESPN that Houston will not hire a replacement for offensive coordinator George Godsey, who parted ways with the team on Monday. Instead, O’Brien will be in charge of playcalling duties.

Texans wide receivers coach Sean Ryan, meanwhile, will step in as quarterbacks coach in place of Godsey, ESPN reports.

Houston’s postseason was cut short last Saturday when they lost to the New England Patriots in an AFC Divisional Playoff game, 34-16.

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Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush have been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, according to the former president’s office.

The former president, 92, has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to “address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” his office said in a statement.

“Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation,” the statement read. “President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU, where he will remain for observation.”

As a precaution, former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, was also admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Wednesday morning for fatigue and coughing, the statement said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The South Carolina woman accused of kidnapping a newborn baby in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 returned to the River City for her first court hearing Wednesday morning.

The judge set no bond for Gloria Williams on the kidnapping charge and set bail at $503,000 on the interference with custody charge, citing the unique circumstances and the gravity of harm alleged by prosecutors. Williams is next scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8.

Williams, 51, allegedly abducted Alexis Manigo on July 10, 1998, just hours after she was born at a Jacksonville hospital and raised the girl as her own in South Carolina. Williams allegedly posed as a nurse and told the baby’s mother that the newborn had a fever and she needed to take her away, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

Earlier this month, authorities determined through DNA testing that Manigo, now 18, was not Williams’ biological daughter after the teen submitted a DNA sample. She now appears to be a normal woman in good health, the sheriff said.

Williams, who has not yet entered a plea, was arrested at her home in Walterboro, South Carolina, early Friday and charged in the nearly two-decade-old kidnapping case. The woman was extradited from South Carolina to Florida on Tuesday, according to the Jacksonville sheriff.

Manigo, who was given the name Kamiyah Mobley at birth, was joyfully reunited with her birth mother and father last week. But the teen said the reunion was bittersweet because the woman who raised her was taken away from her.

“I understand what she did was wrong, but just don’t lock her up and throw away the key,” Manigo told ABC News’ Good Morning America in an exclusive interview.

“She loved me for 18 years, she cared about me for 18 years,” Manigo said. “I just want people to realize that.”

Manigo identified herself during the interview as “Alexis Manigo,” but she said she is fine with people calling her by her birth name. She called Williams “a great mother” and said, “she will always be ‘Mom.'”

“She made one mistake, but I was loved,” Manigo said. “From that one mistake, I was given the best life.”

“I had everything I ever needed, wanted, I had love especially. There is no price you can put on the love that was given to me,” she added.

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Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) — When the man wanted for allegedly gunning down a veteran police sergeant in Orlando, Florida, was caught by police after a nine-day manhunt, he was armed with guns and a magazine with the capacity for 100 rounds of ammunition, police said.

Markeith Loyd — who was wanted for allegedly killing Master Sgt. Debra Clayton as well as a pregnant woman — was fleeing a home Tuesday when he was caught, according to cops.

He was wearing body armor and carrying two handguns, including a Glock that contained a magazine with the capacity for 100 rounds of ammunition, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said. Loyd threw the guns to the ground and resisted arrest when police officers tried to detain him, police said.

John Cohen, an ABC News contributor who is a former U.S. counterterrorism official, said the massive magazine Loyd allegedly had can hold an “extraordinary amount of bullets.” Cohen said a weapon like the one Loyd was alleged to be carrying “only has one purpose — to allow the shooter to fire continuously without having to reload.”

Cohen said these drum magazines — which are readily available online — pose a real challenge for law enforcement because violent criminals can use them to carry out attacks or to defend themselves while they’re being sought.

Cohen said the high-capacity magazine — in addition to the fact that Loyd was wearing body armor — shows Loyd was “prepared to take on the police” who came to arrest him.

“In the hands of a violent criminal, this type of high capacity magazine could be extraordinarily dangerous, and result in the death of people including police officers,” Cohen said.

Orange County Sheriff’s office officials said Tuesday that Loyd would be charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of attempted homicide.

Officials said before Clayton was shot, Loyd was wanted for the death of his former girlfriend and her unborn child. Officials said Loyd also allegedly shot and injured the former girlfriend’s brother.

Records Wednesday show that Loyd was booked on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm, unlawful killing of an unborn child, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and two counts aggravated assault with a firearm. The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond for comment on why records show one murder charge.

He suffered minor injuries in the scuffle with police, Mina said. Loyd is at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and it is unclear when he will be moved to the Orange County Jail. His first court appearance is not clear.

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(EUGENE, Ore.) — University of Oregon’s football strength and conditioning coach has been suspended after three student-athletes were hospitalized following offseason workouts that have been likened to basic military training.

The strength and conditioning program, led by coach Irele Oderinde, began last Tuesday after the team got back from their holiday break. By Thursday, “one student-athlete complained of muscle soreness and displayed other symptoms of potential exercise-related injury,” the university said. Two other players followed with similar symptoms.

All three have been hospitalized with a condition known as Rhabdomyolysis.

“I have visited with the three young men involved in the incidents in the past few days and I have been in constant contact with their families, offering my sincere apologies,” Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Tuesday, apologizing on behalf of the coaching staff and university.

“As the head football coach, I hold myself responsible for all of our football-related activities and the safety of our students must come first,” he continued. “I have addressed the issue with our strength and conditioning staff, and I fully support the actions taken today by the university.”

Those actions include Oderinde being suspended without pay for one month, and the head football strength and conditioning coach no longer reporting to the head football coach but rather to the director of performance and sports science.

“I want to thank our medical staff and doctors for caring for all of our young men, and I want to apologize to the university, our students, alumni and fans,” Taggart concluded.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Eighteen years ago, Alexis Manigo was snatched from a Florida hospital as a newborn and spent her entire life being raised by a woman, Gloria Williams, who wasn’t her mom.

Recently, after DNA testing, Manigo, who was given the name Kamiyah Mobley at birth, discovered her true identity.

But instead of harboring ill will towards the suspect, Manigo, who is still reeling from the discovery, called her “a great mother.”

“That’s all I want people to know,” she told Good Morning America in an exclusive interview. “She was a great mother.”

“I will never have malice for her,” she added. “I will always love her.”

Williams, 51, allegedly snatched Manigo from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida just hours after she was born, and has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping. Williams, who has not yet entered a plea, will make her first court appearance today.

Earlier this month, authorities revealed that they used DNA testing to determine that Manigo was not Williams’ biological daughter, and that the teenager was the victim of a decades-old kidnapping case.

“I understand what she did was wrong, but just don’t lock her up and throw away the key,” Manigo pleaded.

“She loved me for 18 years, she cared about me for 18 years,” Manigo said. “I just want people to realize that.”

“She made one mistake, but I was loved,” Manigo said. “From that one mistake I was given the best life.”

“I had everything I ever needed, wanted, I had love especially. There is no price you can put on the love that was given to me,” Manigo said.

Manigo added that the attention that she has been getting has been “overwhelming.” Last week, she was joyfully reunited with her birth mother and father, saying, “when you find a new family, it’s just more love.”

She added that the reunion was bittersweet because it also meant that the woman who raised her was taken away from her.

“For some it’s a victory,” Manigo said. “But at the same time you do take a loss when someone so dear to you is just snatched like that.”

Manigo said she is still processing everything that has happened, and though she identified herself as “Alexis Manigo,” she said she is fine with people calling her by her birth name.

“It’s all a bit much for me, but if you know me by ‘Alexis’ continue to call me ‘Alexis’, if you know me as ‘Kamiyah,’ then you can call me that to. I’m not really specific right now. I haven’t even thought about that, I’m just taking it one step at a time,” Manigo said. “I don’t want any malice with anybody.”

“Regardless of what you refer to me to, I know who I am, I’ve never questioned myself,” Manigo said. “I know who I am as a person.”

Williams was extradited from South Carolina to Florida on Tuesday but Manigo said, “I still think of her as mom, she will always be ‘Mom.'”

Manigo said it has been hard for her to deal with the comments and judgment that has been directed on Williams and her online.

“They want me to hate her, and it’s not in me to,” Manigo said.

Manigo’s attorney, Justin Bamberg, told GMA that people online have made hurtful comments directed towards Manigo and Williams.

“Until you are in that situation, I don’t think you should be so quick to judge,” Bamberg said. “I want you to ask yourself, ‘What would I say if I woke up tomorrow and I found out that my mother was not my mother?'”

“Anybody can be bold behind the keyboard, that’s the new thing,” Bamberg added. “Be upset, but also be mindful that there is an innocent 18-year-old who is left to deal with this.”

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