20 arrested after showing up at underage drinking party advertised on craigslist

Man arrested 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) 20 people were arrested and charged with transferring alcohol to a minor after showing up to an underage party that was advertised on a popular free classified advertisement site, according to police reports in South Carolina.

The advertisement however, that was placed on Craigslist was part of an undercover police operation.
Party Goers arrived at an apartment in Greenville County, along with alcohol and were immediately handcuffed. The party, touted as a drinking party, was actually organized by the sheriff's department.

Their mission was to remind adults that providing alcohol to minors is illegal and will be prosecuted.
The stage was set with loud music and empty bottles scattered around the place. However, the only alcohol there, was brought by the guests.

From 7:30 pm to 2:00 am, men came to the door, some alone and some with friends. Those without alcohol were not allowed to enter, but twenty men arrived with alcohol.

Once the party goer handed the 19-year-old some alcohol, they were arrested and charged with transferring alcohol to a minor.
The sheriff's department posted the Craigslist advertisement a week before the party. Over 150 inquiries came in and while these people thought they were talking to a 19-year-old girl, hosting a party, was actually a Greenville County deputy.

Deputy Jeremy Younginer responded like a normal teenager and said the same thing to each caller, so she would not get her story mixed up. She worked 24 hours a day throughout the week, even answering texts and emails while she was with her family.

Sergeant Mike Decker was in charge of the operation. He said that the respondents were told that the party was not free and they had to bring alcohol.
"They knew that right up front that they were talking to an underage girl and they'll transfer alcohol to a minor," Decker said.

Before the party, Younginer said that about 80 people had intentions appear with alcohol. He said many backed away. In the end of the night the 20 arrests made it a successful event.

Man chokes woman after she eats last piece of chicken

Clifford Smith 
By: Shifra Unger

A disabled woman was beaten for eating a piece of chicken, according to police reports in South Carolina.

A man was arrested and charged with assault related charged Sunday after Pacolet police said he attacked the woman after she ate the last piece of chicken at dinner.

According to an incident report from the Pacolet Police Department, 44-year-old Clifford Smith and others sat down to dinner on Sunday night, when a woman in a wheelchair ate the last piece of chicken. Smith then became upset and said he wanted the last piece of chicken, the report said.

The report said that Smith then hit the woman, broke a bottle of beer on the wall and then choked her.
Smith also destroyed the woman's cell phone when she tried calling police, the report said.
Smith was charged with simple assault and vandalism.

Elderly woman pushed off Florida train for singing

Emma Anderson 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) An elderly Florida woman was pushed off a train by a Florida security guard after she was singing, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Now, the mayor of Miami-Dade has apologized to the 82-year-old woman, who was ejected from a Metrorail train.
A local Florida newspaper reported that Emma Anderson was singing hymns and making noise on the train one day last month when she ignored the warning of a security guard to be quiet.

A cell phone video taken by a passenger showed the guard physically removing Anderson from the train. Anderson fell while fighting with the guard.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez apologized to Anderson this week.

Miami-Dade Transit also issued a statement saying that the county rules prohibit anyone from singing, dancing or play a musical instrument, unless they have a business permit. Transit spokesperson Karla Damian said that Anderson’s singing was disturbing other passengers.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

E.U. claims it has no evidence that Hezbollah is involved in terror

Gezbollah fighters 
By: David Ross

The E.U. claims that it does not have any evidence which proves that Hezbollah is involved in terror activities, thereby making it impossible to list Hezbollah as a terror organization, according to press reports in Europe.

The European Union does not yet have enough evidence of Lebanese Hezbollah activities in Europe to impose sanctions, the European Commission said on Thursday.

With support from Israel, Bulgaria last month, accused Hezbollah in an attack in the Black Sea resort of Burgas last year that killed five Israelis.

Israel has also stepped up lobbying in Brussels and Paris, calling on European governments to follow the United States and list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and impose financial sanctions on it.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, in a press conference with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Brussels, said that Bulgaria was still completing its investigation into the attack and called on the Lebanese government for help.

"The judicial process will show whether we should make policy decisions. We cannot decide these things in advance," Barroso said. "Once we know the people behind the attack, their inclusion in the list may be considered," Barroso added.
"I hope that Hezbollah will be punished for their terror activities," Peres said.

U.S. cuts military aid to Israel by $150 million

U.S. Capitol building 
By: David Ross

The amount of aid Israel receives from the United States was cut by millions of dollars and in turn will hurt earnings at U.S. defense companies where Israel must spend their aid money, according to press reports in the United States.

Sources in Washington informed Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday morning that the across-the-board spending cuts in the U.S. reduced the military aid to Israel by 5 percent, which means that military aid to Israel will be reduced by $150 million next year.

Moreover, the cuts are expected to have an immediate impact on the income of Israeli companies that supply products and services to the U.S. government, including Israeli military industries, the Israeli high-tech companies and international business companies.

The U.S. budget cuts are expected to damage the Israeli economy and Israeli tax revenue.
Since the aid given to Israel is in the form of a budget to buy equipment from U.S. companies, the cuts will also affect the income of companies in the U.S. and growth of the U.S. economy.

Israeli soldier who lost arm in combat becomes a motivational speaker in U.S. schools

Izzy Ezagui 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) IDF soldier Izzy Ezagui, became handicapped while serving the army but he did not let his disability stop him.
Ezagui became a source of inspiration to many young people. Now, he is a motivational speaker and he inspired many in U.S. schools.

Ezagui immigrated to Israel at age 19, after having visited Israel several times during his childhood and enlisted in the Israeli army.

He was one of several soldiers who were severely wounded when rockets hit their tent. He lost an arm and then he underwent a grueling rehabilitation process.

Despite having sacrificed more than most to protect Israel, Ezagui was determined to continue protecting the Jewish state so returned to combat.

Ezagui Izzy, who is now 23, became the first soldier in the history of Israel to return to battle after an injury as serious as his, according to reports.

He led combat soldiers through their training and received an award from the President of Israel. He returns to Israel annually for reserve service.


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Paralyzed Pennsylvania father walks again with the help of Israeli technology

Man walking with the Rewalk exoskeleton 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A father of two who became paralyzed in a freak accident, is walking again thanks to an Israeli scientist.

Dan Webb was born in Warminster, Pennsylvania. He is married and has two girls aged 12 and 8-years-old.

Webb loved hunting in the woods. One day, while he has out hunting with his friends, they spotted a buck. They decided to stop and climbed a tree. Unfortunately, one of the screws holding the stand on the tree broke sending Webb falling about 12 feet to the ground. Webb landed on his back and shattered his vertebrae. He was left paralyzed.

“I was a very physical guy. I used to play football and baseball. It was hard for me to sit and watch everyone do everything around me while I could not do anything,” Webb said.

Webb got some hope when he heard about the “ReWalk” device that allows paralyzed people to walk on their own.
After doing some research on the product, Webb learned that this amazing product was invented in Israel by engineer Amit Goffer, who is the founder of Argo Medical Technologies, an Israeli high-tech company.

Webb said that he does not know much about Israel, “I watch the news and see the problems, but I was impressed that this little country in the Middle East made this technology and now is sharing it with the United States,” Webb said.

“ReWalk allows me to feel normal again and talk to people face to face. It's something I thought I'd never be able to do again with my spinal cord injury,” Webb added.

ReWalk is the only FDA-listed motorized exoskeleton available to help paraplegics regain their upright mobility. Under the supervision of healthcare professionals, people who are paralyzed below the waist can be trained to use ReWalk to stand, sit, walk and climb stairs.

The system, consists of motorized leg supports, body sensors and a backpack that contains a computerized control box, a remote control wrist band and rechargeable batteries.

The user picks a setting sit, stand, walk, or climb stairs and then leans forward, activating the body sensors and setting the robotic legs in motion.

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U.S. soldier jailed after smuggling $1 million from Afghanistan to the US

Tonya Long with unidentified children 
By: Debbie Gross

A female soldier was sentenced to prison after she stole money in Afghanistan, and smuggled the cash into the United States.

Sergeant Tonya Long, 30, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, will be serving five years in prison for her role in smuggling $1 million in cash from Afghanistan to the United States.

Long had used $500,000 of the stolen money to pay, for an 18 wheel tractor trailer, plastic surgeries and a host of other things, according to press reports.

The thefts had occurred during deployment to Afghanistan.

Long striped components from some VCRs and hid the cash inside, then she sent it to the Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, authorities said.

"Tonya Long betrayed her team while other soldiers were fighting for our country, she was stealing money that was meant to be used to support the mission," Thomas Walker said in a press release. "Her conduct undermined her comrades and the reputation of our nation," Walker added.

Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Long to five years in prison and ordered her to to pay $1 million in restitution.

Woman gets $10,000 offer to abort her baby

Baby S was born after surrogate mother fled 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman who agreed to be a surrogate was upset when the biological parents asked her to abort baby, so she fled until the baby was born.

Crystal Kelley, 29, who has two children of her own, decided to become a surrogate mother after she fell into financial problems.

Kelley was paid $22,000 to be the surrogate mother for a baby of a Connecticut couple.

When she was five months pregnant an ultrasound revealed that the baby will be deformed and will have many medical issues.

Doctors told the mother that the child has a 25 percent chance to live a normal life. That is when the biological parents made the heartbreaking decision to abort their baby.

They offered Kelley $10,000 to abort the baby. At first, Kelley asked for $15,000 to abort the baby but when the couple refused to hand over the money Kelley changed her mind and refused to have an abortion.

The surrogate mother refused to end the pregnancy despite the wishes of the parents who did not want their baby to suffer all its life.

Kelley is strongly religious. She feels that "every effort should be made to give the baby a chance." Therefore, she fled to Michigan.
The baby girl was born with many serious medical problems and was given up for adoption.

The baby only known as baby S. has a condition called heterotaxy, which means many of her internal organs, such as her liver and stomach, are in the wrong places in her body and a long list of complex heart defects. Her right ear is deformed, has a cleft lip and cleft palate.

The baby already had one open-heart surgery and surgery on her intestines. She will need more surgery in the future.
Sadly, doctors claim that if the child does survive, there is a 50 percent chance she won't be able to walk or talk, according to press reports.

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Couple arrested after man took photos of girlfriend having sex with dog

Samantha Golt and James Crow 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A couple was arrested after police found photos of a woman having sex with their dog.

The woman from Milford, Delaware, allegedly had sex with their dog, while her boyfriend took photos of the sex acts.

Police received a tip about the dog abuse from a concerned neighbor, according to local press reports.

When police searched the couple's home they found pictures of Samantha Golt, 24, having sex with the dog.

According to the police reports, it was her boyfriend James Crow, 25, who took the pictures of his girlfriend having sex with the dog.

Officers confiscated the pictures from the home as evidence.
The couple was arrested.

Golt, was charged with one felony count of bestiality and James Crow, 25, was charged with a felony charge of second-degree conspiracy.

Golt and Crow were released after paying $12,000 bail.

Bestiality has become more common in recent years. Recently, Yale University students admitted to engaging in bestiality.

The results, which were published by the Yale University newspaper detailed how nine percent of the participants had paid for sex and three percent of participants had sex with an animal. (Click here for report)

Michelle Obama to honor woman who praised Adolf Hitler and terror attacks

Samira Ibrahim 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Michelle Obama was set to honor a woman who in the past praised terror attacks, praised Adolf Hitler, and said that news of dead Israelis is sweet, according to press reports in the United States.

Now, in an embarrassing about-face, the U.S. said it would delay a prestigious award given to an Egyptian activist after reviewing reports that she had made anti-U.S. and anti-Jewish statements.

Samira Ibrahim was to be honored Friday along with nine other women with the International Women Courage Award in an event to be held with the top U.S. diplomat, John Kerry, and first lady Michelle Obama.

The annual award on the occasion of International Women's Day is given to women with "exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk," according to the State Department.

Ibrahim had been initially chosen "for her incredible bravery and courage shown at the time of the Tahrir Square protests," a State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, said.

She acknowledged that the department "realized too late in the process of Samira Ibrahim’s alleged comments.”
"After careful consideration we have decided that we should postpone the presentation of this award to Ibrahim this year, so we have the opportunity to delve into these statements," she told reporters.

According to Ibrahim’s twitter account she said: "There was an explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in the airport of Burgas in Bulgaria near the Black Sea. Today is very sweet with a lots of news very sweet."

She also allegedly wrote on September 11: "Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May it come to America every year burning." She has also praised Adolf Hitler in the past, according to press reports.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Elderly Jewish Canadian couple choked to death in Florida

David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) An elderly Jewish couple who escaped to Florida for the winter was found strangled to death, according to a new report issued by police after extensive testing.

Nearly two months after the murders of David Pichosky and Rochelle Wise, police were able to confirm that the couple died from asphyxia. Hallandale Beach police said that further forensic analysis in what they describe as a treasure of evidence might still explain the motive for their deaths.

Police also said that these were senseless killings inflicted on a couple who had a devout life, complete with family, friends and love for others.

"How can someone just come into your house and just kill them? There simply seems to be no rhyme or reason for this murder," a police detective told a local Florida newspaper.

During a press conference held in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, it was revealed that Pichosky, 71, and Wise, 66, died of suffocation.
He said at least two suspects were involved in the death of the retirees, whose bodies were discovered by a neighbor inside the house.

A police detective said it could take several months to complete the analysis of more than 100 pieces of evidence police have collected.
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Bumble Bee recalls tuna cans as it might spoil

Bumble Bee tuna can 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Love tuna in the can? Watch out. The content inside the can might possibly be spoiled.

Bumble Bee Foods LLC is recalling some of its 5-ounce canned tuna because of a risk that the fish could spoil.
The company said Wednesday that some cans might not be sealed. If the can is not sealed, pathogens and air can seep inside thereby spoiling the tuna, causing the consumer to become ill.

There have been no reports to date of tuna can related diseases.
The cans were distributed to retailers across the United States last month and has "best by" dates of January 2016.

The products subject to the recall include the Bumble Bee brand and the Brunswick brand 5-ounce cans albacore tuna chunks in water and chunk light in water and vegetable oil.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased one of the recalled products may contact Bumble Bee to get their money back and throw away the cans.

Bumble Bee is a private company based in San Diego, California.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Fecal bacteria found in Ikea chocolate cake

Chocolate cake 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) First horse meat and now fecal bacteria.

Health authorities in China have seized nearly two tons of chocolate cakes imported from Sweden by Ikea after finding high levels of bacteria commonly found in human waste.

According to Chinese press reports, the high levels of coliform bacteria found in a shipment of chocolate and almond Ikea cakes, led authorities to seize and destroy to 1.87 tons of the dessert.

The shipment arrived in Shanghai from Sweden in the beginning of the year.
Coliform bacteria are universally present in large numbers in the feces of warm-blooded animals and bacterial indicators are used to check the sanitary quality of foods and water.

Ikea officials have already indicated that the bacteria was not healthy.
"Now we know that this is a coliform bacteria that is not that dangerous to the health of the people, not like E. coli or something similar," an Ikea spokesperson, Sara Paulsson, said.

"But we will never know exactly what bacteria was present because the cakes have been destroyed," she added.
The cakes were not sold in Sweden.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Justin Bieber collapses on stage during performance in London

Justin Bieber relaxing after collapsing on stage 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) The popular teen singing sensation, Justin Bieber, collapsed while singing at a performance in England, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The Canadian teen pop star collapsed on stage from shortness of breath during a performance in London on Thursday, the singer's representatives said.

"Justin is heading to the doctor now," Bieber spokesperson, Melissa Victor, said. "He passed out and took a break of 20 minutes and was given oxygen," she added.

Bieber, 19, returned to the stage after the break to end the show and his representatives said that he was fine.
"Justin suffered from shortness of breath. He has been complaining during the entire show," Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, told the public in several amateur videos posted online. "Justin is backstage with the EMTs and a doctor," the manager added.

The Bieber spokesperson told the press that the singer decided to ignore the doctor’s order and returned to the stage in order to complete the show.
The Canadian singer had been suffering from health problems before the show, she said.

Bieber was performing for the third out of four nights at the O2 Arena in London, as part of the European leg of his sold-out world tour.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

15,000 sharks shut down Florida beaches

Shark on Florida beach 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) If you scheduled a vacation to Florida in order to enjoy one of its beautiful beaches you have a big problem.

A large swarm of sharks closed down the beaches of Florida. The sharks are migrating up the East Coast. While impressive, the sharks are forcing spring breakers out of the water.

Tens of thousands of predatory sharks, mainly black tip and spinner sharks, are coming ashore. They are coming too close to swimmers during their annual migration so officials decided to shut down the beaches.

"We saw something moving in the water and everyone said, 'Sharks!'" One witness in Palm Beach, Florida, told a television news station.

Craig Pollock, a lifeguard supervisor in Palm Beach, said that sharks mostly do not to disturb the area beaches.
"We do not have a sandbar. Often when we have a sandbar sharks stay out of the bank a little more," he said.
Shark sightings are not uncommon on South Florida beaches.

"Every year we expect the annual shark migration coming through this area," Pollock said.
However, migration from Florida to North Carolina usually begins and ends well before the season's most popular beach season in Florida. But that's not the case this year.

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University said that they have counted about 15,000 sharks. Most of them were seen within 600 feet from the shore.

"It is the beauty of life in Florida," Laura Salerno, a beach goer in Palm Beach, said. "It is also a danger," she added.
As a precaution, many beaches are on high alert today, with double red flags waving to keep swimmers out of the water, at least for now.

"People really need to pay attention to these warnings because thank God it is a public beach and they have lifeguards with these warnings," Elizabeth Horowitz, who is a beach goer, said. "Sharks do not have to take us into account," she added.

Blacktip sharks make up only 20 percent of unprovoked attacks in Florida. However, during this migration, the people there are not taking any chances.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Female rape victim faces expulsion from college for creating bad environment for her rapist

Landen Gambill (left) 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A female college student who was the victim of rape is now being raped all over again after being threatened with expulsion because she created a hostile environment for her alleged rapist, according to press reports in North Carolina.

When student Landen Gambill at the University of North Carolina complained to the Honor Court about her former boyfriend who had raped her, she ended up being mistreated again.

Gambill, a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, now faces expulsion for creating an "intimidating environment" for her former boyfriend. She feels that this is retaliation for her going public about the rape and in line with college policy to cover up sexual violence on campus.

"Some administrators have decided to continue their vendetta against me by charging me with violations in the Honor Court," Gambill wrote on her facebook page. "This is happening despite the fact that I never identified my alleged rapist," she also wrote.

In fact, she was told by the Honor Court that merely reporting her rape would violate the code.

In a statement released Monday, UNC-Chapel Hill denied the claim, saying: "Given that these decisions are made by charging students Attorneys General and not by campus administrators, a claim of retaliation by the University would be without merit."

Gambill told a local television news station that an assistant dean actually helped her former boyfriend file a complaint with the Honor Court.

Last spring, Gambill reported the attack to the school, which directed her complaint to the Honor Court. The court found her former boyfriend not guilty.

"It is very clear that these people had no idea what sexual assault is and what consent is," Gambill told the television news station. "They riled that I was emotionally unstable and could not be telling the truth because I had attempted suicide," she added.

Gambill admitted that she tried to commit suicide because of the sexual relationship with her verbally abusive boyfriend. Some students at the university also claim that Gambill made up the rape claims because she didn't like her former boyfriend.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view