Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign even in the face of Donald Trump's surging popularity, calling the businessman's rise a symptom of the early campaign season.
"I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the job," he told Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week." "I believe I am the candidate best able to do this job on the first day."
Like several of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, Jindal said Trump has tapped into "anger" and "frustration" to draw his large crowds.
Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died today. He was 82.
His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.
Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor had spread to his liver and that he was in the stages of terminal cancer.
Sacks is best known for his writing on neurological case histories, including "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "An Anthropologist on Mars." His book "Awakenings," based on his work in the 1960s with patients who were unable to initiate movement, was turned into an Oscar-nominated movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
While Elinor Dempsey wasn't injured in her encounter with a shark Saturday, her surfboard didn't fare as well.
Dempsey was surfing in front of Morro Strand Campground in the central coast of California when she noticed what she thought was a dolphin underneath her board, according to supervising ranger Lisa Remington of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. But then the animal -- believed to be a great white shark -- went after her.
Dempsey pushed the board toward the shark as she jumped off. Nearby surfers helped bring her to shore.