Man kills boy, 9, because the noisy cars woke him up

Nhan Lap Tran 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with murder related charges after killing a little boy because the noise of passing cars woke him up from his sleep, according to court proceedings in Minnesota.

The Minnesota man accused of killing the 9-year-old boy, stood in the street and shot indiscriminately at passing cars. The man told investigators he did it because people had intentionally disturbed him from his sleep by revving their engines in front of his home, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Nhan Lap Tran, 34, is charged with six felony counts, including second-degree murder and intentional second-degree murder during an assault. He had previously admitted to the shooting but had not given a motive, prosecutors said.

The shooting occurred one day last month, shortly after 6:00 pm, in the St. Paul suburb of Oakdale, a few feet away from his home. Fourth grader, Aryal Devin died in the shooting. His mother and another woman were wounded. Two others escaped while they were being shot at, according to the criminal complaint.

Tran told investigators: "cars had been following me around for a while and people driving cars were revving their engines while parked outside my home in order to wake me up from me sleep," the affidavit said. "This is why I shot at the cars," he added.

During the first court appearance, his public defender requested a mental health evaluation.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Florida man shows off 2,000 Barbie Doll collection

Part of the 'Stanley The Barbie Man' collection 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man was overjoyed to be able to show off his huge Barbie Doll collection, according to video uploaded to the internet.

To this man, Barbie is not only a staple of childhood, but a way of life.

Since 1997, Stanley Colorite, "The Barbie Man" has collected everything and anything related to the iconic doll and has amassed an impressive collection of over 2,000 Barbies.

The collection of dolls are worth, according to his estimate, about $80,000.
His Florida home is where he showcased his entire collection. It covers the walls from floor to ceiling.

His collection is not limited to the doll itself, he also acquired a lot of accessories, including a Barbie pink corvette and anything else the doll could want.

"Anything that I find in a garage sale that has the Barbie in it, I buy it," Stanley said.
His most expensive Barbie called 'The Pink Splendor' cost him $975, but he knows a good deal when he sees one. He bought a vintage Barbie for just $4 at a garage sale.

"I think it was $4. The woman thought it was a reproduction. I played right along," he told a television news station.
After 16 years of collecting Barbies, Stanley has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

He still goes to Barbie conventions and garage sales. He is also always on the hunt for a Barbie he does not yet own.
"Barbie is not just for girls. It is for anyone who enjoys quality," he said.

While dolls have overtaken his bedroom, he is happy to share the space.
"You wake up in a good mood, because there is always beauty around you," Stanley told the television news station.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

School confiscates little boy's cupcakes after being decorated with U.S. soldiers

The cupcakes decorated with plastic soldiers 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A little boy was left heartbroken after school officials took away his cupcakes that were decorated with U.S. soldiers, according to press reports in Michigan.

In the most recent incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in the school environment, officials of a primary school in the small town of Michigan, confiscated 30 homemade birthday cupcakes of a third grader, because they were adorned with green plastic figures representing World War Two U.S. soldiers.

The school principal called the military-themed cupcakes insensitive in light of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"I was upset," Casey Fountain, the child's father, told a television news station. "It's horrible to compare true U.S. heroes with psychopathic murderers," he added.

Fountain explained that his wife had made the cupcakes. His son, Hunter, helped decorate them. The next morning, Fountain’s wife brought the treats to the school's main office, where the secretary made positive comments about their appearance.

"About 15 minutes after that the school called my wife and told her that they could not serve the cakes, because the soldiers had guns," Fountain told the television news station. "My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway," he added.

"We are taking political correctness too far," the angry father, said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Woman arrested after stabbing two boys who bullied her kids

Nora Silva 
By: John Roberts

A Florida mother was arrested for stabbing two boys and kicking several others.

One afternoon, when her boys came home from school a fight broke out between about 15 teenage boys.

When 33-year-old, Nora Silva, saw her 14-year-old and 17-year-old sons were being attacked she jumped into action.

A nearby surveillance camera showed how Silva, came over to the boys and kicked those she believed were responsible for bullying her sons.

According to police, Silva, then lunged at the victims wielding a box cutter.

Orange County officers said that the mother stabbed two young teenagers who were fighting with her children after they got off the school bus.

Officers confirmed that surveillance video at a house nearby captured the fight, showing Silva involved in the altercation.

One victim was stabbed in the back between the shoulders and he needed 4 stitches and another young man was stabbed in the upper shoulder.

The victim was transported to the hospital and the other was treated at the scene.

Silva told officers that the boys attacked her sons and she was only trying to break up the fight.

Silva admitted having the knife. Officers found the knife in her back pocket.

Silva was arrested for the stabbing.

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8,000-year-old human skeletons found in Libya desert

8000-year-old skeleton found in Libyan desert 
By: Shifra Unger

Ancient human skeletons were found in a Libyan desert that shed some light on the ancient humans living in that region at that time, according to press reports in the United States.

Archaeologists have discovered 20 skeletons of the Stone Age in and around a rock shelter in the Sahara Desert in Libya, according to a new study.

The skeletons date between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago, meaning that the burial place was used for thousands of years.
"It must have been a place of memory," the study co-author, Mary Anne Tafuri, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge, said.

"People throughout time have remained and have buried their people, again and again, generation after generation," she added.
About 15 women and girls were buried in the rock shelter, while five men and boys were buried under piles of giant stone tombs outside the shelter during a later period, when the region became a desert.

The results, which was detailed in the March issue of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, suggest the culture changed with the weather.

Jewish Jerusalem chef creates delicious locust menu

Moshe Basson 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) An Israeli kosher chef rejoiced the arrival of the locusts, as he now received a large supply to introduce into his menu in his restaurant near Jerusalem’s old city, according to video uploaded to the internet.

When Moshe Basson heard that millions of locusts swarmed the border of Egypt only two weeks before Passover, his first thought was not the sinister biblical precedent, or agricultural devastation caused by the insects. What he thought is how to make several delicious locusts entrees on his menu.

Basson, the head chef at the kosher acclaimed restaurant The Eucalyptus, has suggested a new way of dealing with the plague, eating them all. Locusts are the only insects that are both kosher and halal. Basson, a specialist in food of biblical times, has served it for years on his menus. What others have seen as a pest, he saw as a windfall.

"I received calls from religious people who said they would pay anything to eat locusts. I have received huge payments from people who want I should cook locusts for them at home. At the restaurant, we charge around 90 shekels or $25 a plate," Basson said.

"The locusts taste something between sunflower seeds and baby shrimps. They don’t taste like much. People want it not because they taste good but because they are rare,” Basson added.

Millions of locusts came into Israel on Tuesday, strong winds carried them into Israel from Egypt. They were the survivors of a swarm of more than 30 million insects that had invaded Egypt for more than a week, causing millions of dollars in damage to crops and destroyed markets in Cairo.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Woman finds new career as chicken sitter

Linda Walker 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) One woman came up with a creative solution to her financial problems, she became a chicken sitter.

Linda Walker, of Portland, Oregon, was desperately looking for a job, when she had an idea to become a chicken sitter for farmers when they go on vacation.

There are baby sitters and dog sitters why not chicken sitters? Well, problem solved and the new career was born.

Walker posted flyers letting people know that she can watch their chickens while they go on vacation. “Need someone to care for your chickens while you're taking a trip? Have someone with experience to care for your barnyard, caring and reliable.
Soon enough Walker, was offered a job.

The job includes sorting eggs, feed the chickens and clean up after them. “There is not much difference between being a nanny for children and chicken watching,” Walker said.

Walker seems happy with her new career.

A while ago, another woman established her own chicken sitting company called Easy Acres Chicken Sitting, offering farmers peace of mind when they were out of town.

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