Also trending on your Monday: Father of six killed by wave in freak accident on beach in North Carolina, Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19 and see a great white shark leap out of water in front of boat near Cape Cod.
Father of six killed by wave in freak accident on beach in N Carolina
OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A woman says her husband was killed on the North Carolina coast when a wave crashed into him, slamming his head into the sand and breaking his neck.
Shannon Dingle tweeted about Lee Dingle's death, saying "my partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident."
My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident. Lee was playing on the beach with three of our kids yesterday, and an intense wave hit him just right to slam his head into the sand and break his neck. 1/— Shannon Dingle (@ShannonDingle) July 20, 2019
She said her husband was playing in the water Thursday with several of their six children when he was hit by the intense wave.
Oak Island Fire Chief Chris Anselmo said rescuers took him to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Dingle is a writer whose work focuses on surviving sexual assault and parenting. A GoFundMe for the Raleigh family raised nearly $140,000 as of Monday.
President Trump crashes wedding
(CNN) -- President Trump popped into a wedding reception at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday night, prompting the bride, groom and guests to chant, "USA! USA!"
Groom P.J. Mongelli told CNN that Trump first dropped into the cocktail hour to meet bride Nicole Marie and other family members. Mongelli said they'd sent Trump multiple invitations but didn't know if he'd actually show up.
"It was a complete and utter surprise," Mongelli said.
Mongelli said he asked the President for a favor -- to greet the guests at the reception.
Video posted on social media showed Trump, wearing a dark suit but no tie, standing in a doorway and waving to the cheering crowd. The President motioned for the newly married couple from Staten Island to approach and they stood on either side of him, pumped their fists and led the chant, "USA! USA!" the video showed.
"He was such a gentleman," Mongelli said. "He was aces."
Mongelli said he and his wife are both strong Trump supporters, as were most of the wedding guests. The couple got engaged at the golf club in November 2017, he said.
The President was staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster over the weekend and returned to Washington on Sunday.
Trump has unexpectedly appeared at wedding receptions before.
In June 2017, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped in at a reception in the grand ballroom at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
"I said to the Prime Minister of Japan, I said, 'C'mon Shinzo, let's go over and say hello,' " Trump told the crowd at that wedding.
Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19
(CNN) -- Nineteen people have died from consuming alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol in Costa Rica, where the Ministry of Health issued a national alert.
Fourteen men and five women ranging from 32 to 72 years old have died in several cities across the country since the beginning of June, the ministry said.
The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be tainted, affecting several brands.
The Ministry of Health advised against consuming alcohol from a number of brands because samples had tested positive for methanol adulteration.
Adulterated liquor often contains methanol, which can make people feel inebriated. Adding methanol to distilled spirits enables sellers to increase the amount of liquid and its potential potency, according to SafeProof, a group that lobbies against counterfeit alcohol.
Methanol poisoning can cause confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches and the inability to coordinate muscle movements. Even small amounts can be toxic.
According to the World Health Organization, outbreaks of methanol poisoning are usually linked to "adulterated counterfeit or informally-produced spirit drinks."
Outbreaks have hit countries around the world in recent years, each ranging in size from 20 to over 800 victims, WHO reports.
This year, at least 154 people died and more than 200 others were hospitalized after drinking tainted alcohol in India. The victims consumed unregulated moonshine, known as "country-made liquor" in the northeast state of Assam.
Health authorities in Costa Rica have called on the public to exercise caution when consuming alcohol.
See great white shark leap out of water in front of boat near Cape Cod
(CNN) -- At least no one can complain that this fishing trip was boring.
A group of fathers and sons out fishing got more action than they anticipated when a great white shark leapt out of the water next to the charter boat and stole a fish off one boy's line.
Doug Nelson and his son joined a Saturday outing on Cape Cod Bay, off the coast of Massachusetts, he told CNN.
One of the boys on board hooked what appeared to be a "good-sized fish," Nelson said, so he grabbed his phone to capture a shot.
Instead, he filmed a close encounter with the ocean's apex predator, as a great white shark came up behind the fish the boy caught, jumped up in the air and snatched it.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed to CNN that the shark was a great white.
Equifax to pay up to $650 million in data breach settlement
WASHINGTON — Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. will pay up to a record $650 million to settle U.S. federal and state probes into a massive 2017 data breach of personal information, authorities said on Monday.
The largest-ever settlement for a data breach draws to a close multiple probes into Equifax by the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Board and nearly all state attorneys general. It also resolves pending class-action lawsuits against the company.
“This company’s ineptitude, negligence, and lax security standards endangered the identities of half the U.S. population,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.
Equifax, one of three major credit-reporting companies, disclosed in 2017 that a data breach had compromised the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of 143 million Americans.
The scandal upended the company, which saw the exit of its chief executive, as its security practices and slow speed in disclosing the breach were challenged. Washington policymakers questioned how private companies could amass so much personal data, setting off efforts to bolster consumers' ability to protect and control their information.
Under the settlement, the company will establish a $300 million restitution fund for harmed consumers that could climb to $425 million depending on its use. Consumers eligible for the fund must submit claims showing they were fraud victims or set up credit-monitoring services following the breach.
Equifax will also pay a $175 million fine to the states and $50 million to the CFPB.
Affected consumers will also be eligible for 10 years of free credit monitoring from Equifax, and the company agreed to make it easier for consumers to freeze their credit or dispute inaccurate information in credit reports.
The company has also agreed to bolster its security practices and have its policies assessed regularly by a third party.