Man arrested after killing drunk driver who killed his children

David Barajas and his family 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder related charges after killing a drunk driver who killed his children, according to police reports in Texas.

The man, who saw a drunk driver strike and kill his two young children, has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting the driver in the head moments after the incident.

David Barajas, 31, was charged with murder on Monday, more than two months after his sons David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, were killed just steps away from his home.

Bond was set at $450,000, police said.
Barajas and his sons were pushing a disabled pickup truck to their family home late at night, while the boys' mother and two younger brothers sat inside, according to a police report released by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department.

They were hit by Joseph Banda, 20, the driver of a Chevy Malibu, instantly killing David Jr. and seriously injuring Caleb, who died later at a hospital.

"Banda was determined to be intoxicated at the time of the incident," police said in their report.
When police arrived, they saw something else about Banda. He had been shot in the head.

Witnesses at the scene saw Barajas walk home, allegedly bringing along a gun and shooting Banda in the head, according to a police report.

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40 minutes phone sex call played in Arizona court

Jodi Arias 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A 40 minutes long phone sex recording was played in open court in Arizona, during a popular murder trial that is being followed across the United States.

Jurors heard a sexually explicit telephone recording Tuesday between a woman and her lover several months before he was killed. The woman claimed she was abused, both mentally and physically.

Jodi Arias, 32, faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Travis Alexander. She is ready to resume testimony on Wednesday after spending five days on the witness stand, describing the intimate details of their relationship.

The recording, which was recorded just weeks before the June 2008 murder, contains lewd conversations and jokes about Batman and Spiderman movies. Arias was laughing as the two joked, shared stories and sang songs to each other. Arias cried while the recording was played.

She later told the court how she suffered at the hands of Alexander, recalling that once she was choked into unconsciousness. She had previously described similar cases.

However, Arias never went to a hospital for injuries she allegedly suffered and she never reported anything to the police. Jurors have not yet heard of any witness or saw any evidence establishing a history of violence against Arias.

Prosecutors allege that Arias killed Alexander, in a jealous rage, stabbing and cutting him 27 times, cutting his throat and shooting him in the head at his home in suburban Phoenix, Arizona.

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Man wins $1.3 million after tripping over Gatorade drink sign

Gatorade drink 
By: Debbie Gross

Walmart was ordered to pay $1.3 million to a customer who fell at one of their stores.

Tom Papakalodoukas, 41, was shopping at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie, Florida, when he slipped on a Gatorade drink sign, which has fallen from a shelf.

When Papakalodoukas fell over the sign he broke a tendon in his right biceps. He underwent three surgeries and had Achilles tendon from cadaver tissue inserted in his arm.

He also developed a permanent condition called "Popeye deformity" that causes abnormal bumps on the arm.

Papakalodoukas, sued Walmart for negligence as they did not screw the sign onto the shelf correctly.

But Walmart pointed the finger at the Gatorade drink company, claiming that they provide cheap plastic screws, which did not keep the sign in place.

However, at trial, Gatorade testified that if Walmart employees had put the sign up correctly, it would not have fallen. Gatorade, also said that if the screws came loose or were broken, then Walmart was responsible to take care of it.

His attorney, Gloria Seidule, said that his client has not been able to return to work as a manager at a beverage distribution company and he suffers from depression and anxiety because of his health. The cost for his surgeries so far has cost him over $200,000.

The all-female jury set 90 percent of the blame on Walmart. Therefore making them responsible to pay.

X rated videos is killing your smartphone and tablet

Mobile device 
By: Debbie Gross

You should really think hard before checking out that x rated website on your mobile device unless you don’t care about your privacy, according to new research revealed this week.

The latest research is not about making any moral judgments, but it is definitely a bad idea to visit x rated websites on your smartphone or tablet.

Almost a quarter of mobile malware comes from porn websites, according to a new study by a leading web security and optimization company.

Mobile users do not check out x rated websites often, as less than 1 percent of all mobile traffic is pornography. But when they do go to those sites, the risk of downloading malware inadvertently to their devices increases threefold. That makes watching porn on smartphones as a threat far greater than watching porn on the computer.

Porn led to more malware on smartphones and tablets that email spam, malicious websites and fake applications combined.

Pennsylvania boy finds loaded gun inside his backpack at school

Universal Samuel Daroff Charter School 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A boy, who was expecting to see his lunch made a horrific find inside his backpack, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

The child, who was identified by police as a seven-year-old boy, alerted his teacher last week, after finding a loaded gun in his backpack in an elementary school in Philadelphia, police said.

Officials at Universal Samuel Daroff Charter School told police that the boy was putting a folder inside his bag during an after school program and saw the gun. The principal said that the teacher immediately took the backpack and called police.

Lieutenant John Walker said that police are conducting interviews with family members and reviewing surveillance video to find out how he got the gun inside the bag.

Walker said that the weapon was a .38 caliber pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition. The boy said he had his backpack with him in the classroom all day.

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Storage Wars member found poisoned to death

Mark Balelo 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A popular reality TV show was hit with news of a suicide by one of its cast members, according to police reports in California.

"Storage Wars" cast member, Mark Balelo, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in Simi Valley, California.

One of his employees found Balelo’s dead body this morning in his car, which was parked in the garage while still running at his auction house.

Apparently, he had been upset after his arrest on Saturday for a drug-related offense.
The autopsy of Balelo’s remains is scheduled for Tuesday.

Balelo is known for wearing flashy clothes to auctions conducted by "Storage Wars," a reality show that premiered on A&E in 2010. The series follows the people who buy the contents of unpaid storage units as individual lots and then try to re-sell items individually for profit.

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Judge suspended after having affair with woman whose case was before him

Judge Wade McCree 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A judge was suspended after he had a sexual relationship with a woman whose child support case he presided over, according to court proceedings in Michigan.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge, Wade McCree, who was suspended last week without pay, was sued in federal court today.
Robert King sued Geniene LaShay Mott, who is the mother of his son and McCree, accusing them of having a sexual relationship while LaShay Mott and King had a child support case before McCree.

McCree is the controversial judge who was reprimanded for sending shirtless pictures to a court employee last year.
The Michigan Supreme Court suspended McCree without pay last week on the child support case.

The lawsuit accuses LaShay Mott and McCree, of starting their relationship last year after he began handling the case and that the couple had sex in McCree’s chambers.

the lawsuit also said that McCree and LaShay Mott talked about how King could be pressed into making child support payments quickly, including putting King in jail or on an electronic monitor.

Legal experts said that it is a clear conflict of interest for judges to have a relationship with people who are having cases before them.

Man swallows piece of cousin's ear during fight

Woman's ear 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man swallowed a piece of his cousin’s ear during a fight, police in Connecticut said in a statement.

Stamford, Connecticut, police said that a man bit the earlobe of his cousin and swallowed it during a fight over loud music.

Officers charged 27-year-old Emilio Mendoza with first-degree assault and other offenses early Monday in connection with the attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez.

Clemente-Perez told police that he asked Mendoza to lower the loud music because he had to work in the morning, but Mendoza began hitting him in the head instead. During the fight, Mendoza allegedly bit part of his left ear and swallowed it, Clemente-Perez said.

Officials said that Perez-Clemente was bleeding and that part of his ear was missing when they arrived. He also suffered a broken nose and fractured eye sockets.

Mendoza is being held on $100,000 bail.

Brooklyn New York woman killed by train after fainting on subway platform

Brooklyn New York train 
By: Sarah Weiss

A woman was killed by a train after fainting on a subway platform, according to emergency workers in Brooklyn, New York.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, said that the woman was hit on the Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue station, on Tuesday.

There are reported train delays in both directions.
55 people died last year after being pushed, fell or jumped onto the train tracks, compared to 47 in 2011, according to the MTA. On average, about 135 people a year are affected by the subway in New York, while most survive, some die.

At a City Council hearing last week, the Transportation Committee Chairman, James Vacca, said that recent deaths should be a wakeup call to our transportation system.

MTA officials said they are working to test barriers at the edges of the platform and technology that sounds alarms when someone or something is on the tracks.

The subway workers union, meanwhile, is pushing another approach, ordering drivers to enter stations as slowly as 10 miles per hour. Average train speed is about 30 miles per hour.

Jewish rapper Drake wins Grammy award

Drake with his mother 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Jewish rap artist Drake, won his first Grammy award. Drake took the award for the best rap album for his album called “Take Care”.

Drake, competed against some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Jay Z, Kanye West and Eminem, and he won.

Frank Ocean, was also a first-time winner, taking the best urban contemporary album award for Channel Orange.

He beat Chris Brown, after the two recently had a falling out. Ocean, walked onto the stage with tape on two of his fingers, a remnant of the fight, Brown, applauded politely and nodded as he walked off the stage.

Jay Z, and Kanye West, won two Grammy Awards. Then, they took a third award, shared with Ocean, for their collaboration on “No Church in the Wild.”

Drake Graham, was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 24, 1986. His mother Sandi Graham, was an an educator and his father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.
Drake's father is an African American man from Memphis, Tennessee, and his mother is a Jewish woman from Canada.

Drake attended a Jewish day school and he had a Bar Mitzvah.
His parents divorced when he was five-years-old and was raised by his mother in Toronto. Speaking about his mother, Drake said:
"She wanted the best for her family. I love my mother dearly.”

According to reports, Drake credits a lot of his success to his Jewish mother.

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See the magnificent Israeli army Mitzvah Tank

Silver army tank 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) As I was visiting the beautiful presidential “King David Hotel”, I came across a magnificent piece of Jewish art.

The piece was displayed in a case at the King David Hotel. I saw an eye catching piece of silver, which looked like an Israeli army tank.

The tank is no ordinary piece of silver, as it has all the Jewish holiday items incorporated in this useful “Mitzvah Tank.”
In the video below you can see amazing “Mitzvah Tank.”

The tank contains religious articles that are characteristics of Jewish holidays which include:

Cup and base for kiddush, Shabbat candle holders, a holder for an havdalah candle, a spice tower and a matchbox.

A scroll of Esther case that contains a miniature kosher scroll of Esther, written by a religious scribe, along with a noise maker.

The tank has a full Menorah, as well as candle holders, a container for the oil, two spinning dreidels and a container for the wicks.

A pointer for reading the Torah.

The design of the tank is based on the Israeli Merkava Mark III tank.

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Anti-Semitic attacks in London area jumps 55 percent

Jewish graves desecrated in England 

The Jewish community in London received a dose of bad news this week.

Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.K. is growing at a fast pace, the Community Security Trust or CST, a volunteer force protecting the British Jewish community, said.

According to a report published by the organization, 640 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded by the CST in 2012, an increase of 5 percent of the 608 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2011 and the third highest annual total since records began to be kept in 1984.

The most dramatic increase occurred in the metropolitan area of ​​London where there was a 55 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents, from 203 in 2011 to 314 in 2012.

CST recorded 80 anti-Semitic incidents that included the use of Internet-based social media in 2012, compared to only 12 in 2011. The most common type of incident in 2012 involved verbal abuse directed at people looking like Jews in public.

Fortunately violent anti-Semitic attacks were down, with only 11 percent of the total of 640 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2012 to qualifying as such, compared to 16 percent of the total in 2011

Court orders Holocaust denier to visit Auschwitz

Gyorgy Nagy 
By: Shifra Unger

A court has ordered a Holocaust denier to visit Auschwitz, in order to see for himself what the Holocaust was all about, according to court proceedings in Hungary.

The Hungarian court has given the Holocaust denier his worst punishment.

Gyorgy Nagy, 42, was ordered to visit either the Hungarian Holocaust memorial center, Yad Vashem in Israel or Auschwitz.
Nagy, an unemployed computer technician, is the first Hungarian convicted under country's new Holocaust denial law, which came into force in February 2010. The Budapest court also gave him an 18-month suspended prison sentence.

If Nagy decides to visit the Holocaust memorial, he will have to make three trips and record his thoughts and observations after the visits.

Nagy was arrested at a political rally in Budapest in 2011, when police realized he was holding a placard with the words: "The Holocaust did not happen."

In the law of 2010, the government of Hungary made the denial of genocide committed by the Nazi regime, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.

The bill to ban the denial or questioning of the Holocaust was presented by Attila Mesterhazy, president of the Hungarian Socialist Party.

Despite the new law, the current Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, has recently been criticized by many Jewish organizations of pleasing the nationalists and tolerating anti-Semitism.

In one of the most notable cases, the government of Orban was accused of having approved the naming of a park in Gyomro, a small town on the outskirts of Budapest, after Miklos Horthy, a wartime leader of the country and a close ally of Adolf Hitler.

Orban has also been accused of failing to condemn the anti-Semitic statements made ​​in recent months by some members of far-right Jobbik Party.

Jewish millionaire donates $28 million to Family Matters

Family Matters logoE 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A Washington based charity has announced that it has received a record breaking donation from an elderly Jewish millionaire, according to press reports in Washington.

The local philanthropist has left $28 million to one of the oldest charities of social services in the District of Columbia.

Family Matters of Greater Washington, on Wednesday, announced the gift from Richard A. Herman. The organization was formerly known as Family and Child Services of Washington.

Herman died in November, just months after his 100th birthday. He was a Washington, D.C. native who trained as an architect and inherited his wealth from his father, who was chief engineer of the Southern Railway, now Norfolk Southern Corporation

Family Matters was founded in 1882 and offers a range of services, including mental health counseling and child welfare. the charity also said that Herman began donating $25 a year in 1967, and increased his donations over time.

Herman has also donated to the Kennedy Center and other art groups.

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Osama Bin Laden associate found living near Jewish synagogue in London

Abu Qatada 
By: David Ross

A former Osama Bin Laden associate was found living among Jews in London, England, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.

The Osama Bin Laden deputy, Omar Abu Omar, also known as Abu Qatada, is currently living on a street along with several Jewish families, only half a mile from a synagogue in London.

Bin Laden went to Abu Qatada, a Palestinian born in Bethlehem with Jordanian citizenship, in 2001, to receive from him the moral authority to issue fatwas for Salafi extremists who were skeptical of his authority to rule on Islamic law. Since the approval of Abu Qatada, Bin Laden’s Sharia law rulings became more widely accepted in some circles.

Abu Qatada has been in and out of British prisons for years. The Muslim leader is currently on bail pending a decision on deportation to Jordan, where he said he faces possible torture.

Right-wing groups have been protesting his presence in the neighborhood, prompting fears of racial violence between local Jews and Muslims.

Over 15,000 Join The "Free Pollard Now" Petition in First Days

Free Pollard posters 
By: David Ross

In just the first days after a new free Pollard petition was launched it already received more than 15,000 signatures, according to press reports in Israel.

By Aryeh Savir

Tazpit News Agency For

Over 15,000 signatories have signed the online "Free Pollard Now" petition within the first days of launching. The petition is to be submitted to President Barak Obama during his upcoming visit to Israel in March.

The petition requests President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard, who has served 28 years of a life sentence in American prisons for espionage on behalf of Israel. This petition follows President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's formal appeals to Obama on behalf of the People of Israel, imploring him to release Jonathan Pollard.

The petition organizers initially hoped to obtain at least 15,000 signatures, but have increased the number of signatures they are trying to collect to 25,000 in light of the massive support they are receiving from the broad public.

Asher Mivtzari, one of the initiators of the petition, told Tazpit News Agency that the petition was not political or sectarian in any way. All segments of Israeli society have joined the petition, and this is a rare occasion in which all Israelis agree on a subject.

The full petition reads:

"Dear President Obama:

We, the People of Israel, look forward hopefully and with pleasure to your visit to our country.

In anticipation of this important occasion, we would like to appeal to you about a matter which is deeply troubling to every one of us.

Our President, Shimon Peres, and our Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu have both issued formal appeals to you on behalf of the People of Israel, imploring you to release Jonathan Pollard.

Jonathan Pollard has now served 28 years of a life sentence in American prisons. A few short weeks from now, he will mark his 10,000th day in jail. Both he and Israel have repeatedly expressed remorse. We have learned our lesson and have been living with the painful consequences for nearly 3 decades.

We are encouraged by the appeals of Secretaries of State Kissinger and Schultz, among the many American officials calling for Jonathan Pollard's release, including many who have first-hand knowledge of the case, because of the gross disproportionality of his sentence. Jonathan's failing health lends urgency to their appeals.

We, The People, simple citizens of the State of Israel, sincerely hope that you will take this opportunity to respond positively to the many requests for Jonathan Pollard's release, including those made by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Peres on our behalf.

We appeal to you as one who symbolizes the shared values of humanity, compassion and hope for a second chance, that both of our nations embrace. We implore you to commute Jonathan Pollard's sentence to time served without delay and allow him to live out his remaining days as a free man. It is our fervent hope and prayer that your upcoming trip to Israel will bring us the good news we have waited for, for so very long, and that this tragic and painful episode can finally be put to rest once and for all."

The petition can be found at:

French government announces plan to teach wolves not to kill sheep

By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) With the growing problem of wolves eating sheep, the French government decided it has to do something to stop the situation.

In an attempt to crack down on the number of wolf attacks on farm animals, the French government announced a plan to try to "educate" the wild animals, according to reports.

There are an estimated 250 wolves in France. The wolves kill the local sheep. The government usually compensates farmers for the dead sheep, which ended up costing taxpayers a whopping $3 million last year alone.

To save money, the French government will be conducting a rather strange experiment where they hope to educate the wolves not to kill sheep.

Under the proposed "National Wolf Plan,", the government will try to get the wolf to despise the sheep, thereby not wanting to kill them.
Wild wolves that are known to attack local farm animals will be captured and placed in cages. After a while they will be marked and let go.

According to reports, the theory is that the animal will be so traumatized by the experience of being captured and held captive, that it will leave the sheep alone and instead hunt for deer, wild boar and other wildlife.

But if the wolves don’t learn their lesson and they continue being a problem to farmers, then the identification marks which were made while being captive will make it easier to spot and kill them.

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Girl has shock of her life when rabbit jumps out of her school bag

Ceri with the rabbit in her schoolbag 
By: Sarah Weiss

A rabbit hopped along to school by sneaking into a girl's school bag.

Ceri Braithwaite had the surprise of her life when she opened her schoolbag during class and out jumped her pet rabbit.

She was horrified to learn that her pet rabbit had hitched a ride to school in her school bag.

Ceri, 11, from Leicestershire, England, took the bus to school. She traveled three miles without realizing that her rabbit was with her.

That is until she opened her school bag during class and her pet rabbit named Nala, made ​​its appearance.

At first, Ceri was very embarrassed by the incident, as she was as surprised by the rabbit as her classmates were.

“I couldn't believe it. When I reached into my school bag to get my pencil case, the rabbit jumped out. One girl was so scared that she screamed, but most girls just laughed, but I was so embarrassed,” Ceri said.

“When it jumped out of the school bag, the rabbit was shaking a little, but soon calmed down,” Ceri added.

Nala the rabbit, was escorted to the nurse’s office and Ceri’s mother, Janet Sladen, was contacted to come get the rabbit.

42 million U.S. credit reports have costly errors

Credit report 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Were you recently denied a loan or a purchase on credit? It is very likely that your credit report might contain an error, according to press reports in the United States.

Millions of people in the U.S. have errors on their credit reports, some of which are serious enough to lower credit scores and result in bad credit offers, a recent government study revealed.

As many as 42 million U.S. citizens have errors on their credit reports, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission of about 1,000 participants and 3,000 credit reports.

"Errors in credit reports can cost you a loan, a competitive interest rate or a job," John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education, said.

Not all of these errors affect your ability to get credit, however. In fact, only 2.2 percent of the reports contained errors so serious that it could lead consumers to receive a higher interest rate.

But because the three major credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, keep records of nearly 200 million consumers, the error rate still means that 10 million U.S. citizens are denied loans or stay with higher interest rates due to errors in their reports.

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Hackers release private Bush family emails and photos

The two former Bush presidents of the United States 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) The private lives of the Bush family is not so private anymore after hackers gained access to several Bush family email accounts, according to press reports in the United States.

It turns out that even former presidents can fall prey to hackers.

A mysterious hacker apparently accessed private email photos and messages sent between members of the Bush family, including two former U.S. presidents.

The Secret Service is investigating the violation, which seemed to have gained access to a few pictures and some family discussions. But the incident illustrates the ease with which hackers can intrude on privacy, including one of the major and closely monitored family.

A U.S. based news website showed photos that came from the hacker, including some showing Bush during his recent stay in a hospital in Houston, where the 88-year-old spent nearly two months in treatment for complications of a bronchial infection.
The website said the hacker, who went by the online nickname Guccifer had access to material through family and friends of Bush.

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Thousands of spiders caught on video falling from the sky

Thousands of spiders in the air in Brazil 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Thousands of spiders were suddenly seen falling from the sky in Brazil, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Erick Reis left an engagement party in Santo Antonio da Plantina, Brazil, when he looked up and saw thousands of spiders surrounding him in the air.

It's a nightmare for people who suffer from phobias, to be surrounded by thousands of spiders.
However, the 20-year-old web designer from Brazil, fearlessly faced down the crawling creatures when he left an engagement party in Santo Antonio da Plantina.

Video captured by Erick Reis shows thousands of very large spiders distributing spider webs between the poles, giving the appearance of insects falling from the sky.

It is believed that colonial spiders live in large communities and catch their prey inside their huge webs.
“Given that these spiders do not eat people there was nothing for me to worry about, so I grabbed my smart phone and began recording them,” Reis told a local television news station.

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Female German parliament member caught high fiving Iranian diplomat

Claudia Roth, a German parliament member high fiving the Iranian ambassador, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Iranian officials are not supposed to shake hands with females, but that didn't prevent the Iranian diplomat to Germany from high fiving a German female parliament member, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The head of the Green Party of Germany and the Iranian ambassador in Berlin were left scrambling for explanations after video emerged of the two apparently high fiving each other at a conference.

Claudia Roth has been an ardent critic of Iran, especially in its treatment of women, while the religious custom dictates that Ali Reza Sheikh Attar, the Iranian ambassador, should not shake hands with a woman.

But this did not prevent the two from palm slaps as Roth greeted the smiling and sitting ambassador at a security conference in Munich.

The video of the high five has received wide coverage in the German press, and left both sides red-faced, as spokespersons tried to explain the unusual encounter.

"The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran will not shake hands with a woman and has never shaken hands with Claudia Roth either," a spokesperson for the Iranian embassy told a German newspaper.

He said that the ambassador had sought only a polite greeting or a wave, while the parliament member misunderstood it and responded with a quick tap of the hand to the ambassador. "He was completely surprised by this unexpected gesture," the spokesperson continued.

A spokesperson for Roth attributed the high five for the ambassador because of knowing him for several years, but stressed that she remained committed to Iranian opposition movement.

Utah girl suspended from school after her hair is deemed too distracting

Rylee MacKay 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A teen girl was suspended from school after officials at the school claimed that her hair is too distracting, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The middle school student from Utah was suspended last week after administrators consider her new hair color too distracting.
Rylee MacKay, a 15-year-old girl at Hurricane Middle School in southwestern Utah, was sentenced on Wednesday with an in-school suspension for wearing a new red hair color.

Without knowing it, she was in violation of school policy.
A rule in the School District of Washington County, including Hurricane Middle School, says, "Hair color must be within the color spectrum that grows naturally."

MacKay said she had been wearing that same tone for months and was surprised about the sudden school action.
"They took me to the office and told me that my hair had to be changed by the next day," MacKay said.
"They told me I could finish my week of school work in the office so no one could see me," she added.

But when MacKay was not able to get an appointment at the salon that night, school administrators doubled down, demanding that MacKay go to Walmart and dye her hair herself or not to return to school, she said.
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Washington boy arrested after beating 7-month-old sister to death

Washington DC courtroom 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A boy was arrested and charged with first degree murder after the beating death of his 7-month-old sister, according to court proceedings in Washington DC.

The Washington DC area teenager is being charged as an adult for beating and suffocating his baby sister to death, police said Monday.

Johnathan Aguiluc, 14, of White Oak, Maryland, appeared in court on Monday, and the judge denied him bail.
Police said that Gloria Yanes, 39, left her apartment located at 11640 Lockwood Drive around 10:30 pm Thursday to go to work, leaving Aguiluc to care for her two sisters, aged 7 months and 3-years-old.

Aguiluc confessed to police that he hit his newborn sister and then covered her nose and mouth when she did not stop crying.
"He admitted to causing the injuries and putting his hands over her mouth and nose when she was crying," Montgomery County police Capt, Paul Starks told a local television news station.

When the baby stopped crying, Aguiluc placed her in a car seat, where Yanes found her when she returned home at 5:30 am Friday. A half hour later, she tried to awaken the baby in order to feed her, only to discover that the baby was unresponsive.

Yanes called emergency services and the baby was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:54 am. Authorities said the cause of death was asphyxiation.

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