July 7th, 2014
12:36 PM ET

Scared of Getting Killed by a Shark? You Should Be More Worried About Cows!

Steven Robles had a terrifying encounter with a 7-foot great white shark recently while swimming  in Manhattan Beach, California.

The animal became agitated by a fisherman's hook, and chomped into Robles torso as he swam nearby.

"My life was just a half a second from ending, and I had to fight for my life," he told CNN's Michaela Pereira.

While Robles is now recovering from the wounds, he's traumatized and says he might never return to the open water.

But how likely is it that YOU'LL be attacked by a shark?

Marine Scientist Christopher Wojcik has explained on "New Day" before that the great white population is up 42 percent since 1997.

However, Wojcik said that  just because there are sharks out there doesn't mean you should panic.

There's a 1 in 3.7 million chance you'll be attacked by a shark in America.

That means you are more likely to be killed by a cow (~20 people a year are killed by cows), or even by falling out of bed (~450 people a year die by falling out of bed).

And – fun fact: If you're a soccer fan, players have a higher chance of being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez than you do of being bitten by a shark (1 in 2,000 vs 1 in 3.7 million).


RELATED: How to Deal With a Growing Great White Shark Population

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Photo of the Day: A View of Coney Island
July 7th, 2014
11:20 AM ET

Photo of the Day: A View of Coney Island

What did you do to celebrate this holiday weekend?

In today's photo of the day, we see CNN's Brian Stelter went to New York's Coney Island.

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July 7th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Wisconsin Business Owner Continues to Pay Staff While Restaurant is Rebuilt

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  a Wisconsin business owner turns tragedy into inspiration. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

After a fire destroyed the Platteville Culver's Restaurant last November, employees didn't know what would happen to them.

The insurance only covered the payroll for 60 days.

So owner Bruce Kroll kicked in the money to keep the checks flowing for an additional four months until the restaurant reopened.

"To me not only was it the right thing to do, it made business sense to do it," Kroll said.

Kroll paid the remaining amount, almost $144,000 out of his own pocket.

His generosity came with one request: give back to the community.

See how the employees complied at CNN affiliate WISC, and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know!

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or @NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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July 7th, 2014
06:57 AM ET
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