Doctor removes 111 pennies from dog's stomach

The dog, Jack, who swallowed 111 pennies 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man rushed his dog to an emergency room after it swallowed more than one hundred pennies, according to press reports in New York.

The New York City dog has undergone emergency surgery to remove more than 100 pennies from inside its stomach.

A local New York newspaper reported that a Jack Russell terrier named Jack swallowed 111 pennies last week and quickly became ill.
The 13-year-old dog's owner, took the dog to a Manhattan vet for emergency surgery.

That's when doctors put the dog Jack under anesthesia and methodically removed the 111 coins. Zinc currencies can be lethal.
The dog's owner told the newspaper that his best friend has returned to normal, driving him crazy.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Dead body along with explosives found in Florida university dorm room

Evacuated Florida university students 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) In a bizarre incident, a dead body along with explosives were found inside a Florida university dorm room, according to police reports in Florida.

Hundreds of students were evacuated from a dormitory at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, after explosive devices were found while authorities were investigating the death.

UCF spokesperson, Grant Heston, said that a body was found in a student residence room. While police were investigating, they also found an assault weapon and improvised explosive devices in the room, Heston said.

Police found a man dead in what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was not immediately clear if the man is a student.
The residence, called Tower 1, is a home for about 500 students. Students have been evacuated.

"I think there is no an imminent threat to the school," Heston said.

The explosive devices were found inside a bag in the bedroom, Heston said. The Orange County bomb squad, police and the FBI were working to remove the device safely from the building.
The UCF's main campus is closed.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Father and daughter dance Gangnam Style and Harlem Shake at sweet 15 party

Bianca Rodriguez with her father 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A Father and daughter’s first dance is always special.

The birthday dance signifies the transition from childhood to young womanhood.

The birthday is usually celebrated by a big party for friends and family. Most of the time, the girl wears a beautiful dress or gown.

Many people do their major birthday party at their “sweet 16”. However, in parts of Latin America and other Latin American communities around the world, the celebration is held on the girl's fifteenth birthday and the celebration is called “Quinceanera”.

In the video below Bianca Rodriguez is doing her first dance with her father at her Quinceanera which took place in Houston, Texas.

The father daughter duo wowed the crowed as they did some nice dances together among them Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake dance.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

9 and 10 year-old-boys save baby’s life through CPR

Ethan Wilson, and Rocky Hurt 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Two young boys saved a baby’s life by coaching a mother on how to perform CPR on her baby.

Who knew that children actually read the CPR posters on the walls of the school.

Well, 10-year-old Ethan Wilson, and 9-year-old Rocky Hurt, did just that. They learned how to do CPR which came in handy when 12-week-old Isaiah Rohm was found not breathing.

Susanna Rohm was playing with her 12-week-old son, when he suddenly stopped breathing. The mother started screaming for help.
The two boys were playing football in the street when they heard screaming for help so they rushed to help in any way possible.

When they arrived, Rohm was trying to do CPR on her baby.When the boys saw the mother doing it wrong they stepped in and
gave Rohm clear instructions for proper CPR techniques.

"I told her to push on the baby’s chest 5 to 10 times with only two fingers, tilt back the baby’s head, plug the baby’s nose and breathe into the baby’s mouth," Hurt said..

Within minutes, Isaiah was breathing and crying. He was taken to hospital for an examination and has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. The baby spent two nights in the hospital and will continue to be monitored.

The boys who live in a small Georgia town are heroes after teaching the mother to use CPR to save the life of her baby.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

President Obama congratulates new Israeli government

President Obama 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) President Obama sent his good wishes to the newly formed government of Israel.

It took some time to put the coalition together but in the end everyone came to a mutual understanding and a strong coalition was formed.

President Obama congratulated Prime Minister Netanyahu, and the new members of the prime minister's governing coalition on the successful formation of the new government of Israel.

"President Obama looks forward to working closely with the prime minister and the new government to address the many challenges we face and advance our shared interest in peace and security," White House spokesperson Jay Carney said.

“The United States places a high value on deep and lasting ties with Israel and the Israeli people,” he added.

The President looks forward to further strengthening these ties when traveling to Israel this week to meet with Netanyahu and the new Israeli government.

President Obama said that the goal for his upcoming trip is to listen to both the Israeli government and its citizens as well as Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians, to hear from them what their strategy is and see how a two state solution can be accomplished.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Warm relations reported between new pope and Rome's chief rabbi

Rome's chief rabbi with pope Benedict 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Just a few days after the appointment of the new pope there are reports of warm relations between the pope and Rome’s Jewish community, according to press reports in Italy.

On the very first day of being appointed pope, Pope Francis approached the Jewish community of Rome and said he hopes to build good relations between the two religions.

The city's Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni, has accepted the invitation of the new Pope to attend the inaugural mass.
Di Segni is cautiously optimistic that the Catholic leadership could help in the Middle East.

"The Vatican is present in that region. It is involved in the conflict and not as a neutral entity. If it can maintain reasonable conversations with a peaceful resolve, then it is welcome," Di Segni said.

Only a stone's throw from the Vatican, the Portico d'Ottavia district is in the center of the Jewish community.
A local woman said: "Everyone has their faith, their religion and belief. But one can talk to others. Of course, one must be humble enough to do that."

The Jewish community in the Italian capital is considered to play a leading role in relations between Catholics and Jews worldwide.
Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II, both made visits to the Great Synagogue of Rome.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Jews and Muslims join together to lose weight

Jews and Muslims work out together 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A Jewish movie maker formed a successful organization that brings together Muslims and Jews for one common goal, to lose weight, according to press reports in the United States.

The new weight loss program has been launched in various U.S. states in order to break ethnic barriers between Muslims and Jews, while helping them fight against obesity.

"We are not a peace-dialogue group and not a group for conflict resolution," Yael Luttwak, a documentary movie maker, 40, who founded the first group, told a New York newspaper.

"But we're bringing dialogue and exposure," she added.
Luttwak has created a group called “Slim Peace” that is bringing young Jews and Muslims together for a common goal of weight loss, healthy living and empowerment.

Inspired by the Middle East conflict, Luttwak, was out to find a formula to use women who struggle with their weight as a tool for connecting Israelis and Palestinians.

There are also plans to expand Slim Peace to other U.S. cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Washington, all of which have significant Muslim and Jewish populations.

Although there are no official figures, the U.S. is believed to be home to about eight million Muslims.
A 2010 report by the North American Jewish Data Bank puts the number of Jews in the U.S. around 6.5 million.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israeli tourists stranded on bus in European snowstorm

Crash on snow filled European highway 
By: Shifra Unger

A large snow storm dumped snow on numerous European highways including one that stranded many Israelis, according to press reports in Europe.

A bus carrying Israeli tourists, including children and pregnant women, was reportedly stuck on the M-1 highway between Austria and Hungary, following a snowstorm in the area.

The international unit of ZAKA emergency services alerted the European rescue teams, asking them to rescue trapped travelers and bring them food and hot drinks.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced late that local rescue forces arrived and began evacuating tourists to a nearby city. The Ministry said that the tourists were in good condition.

It was also reported that the rescue forces were having difficulty getting to the stranded tourists due to poor weather conditions. However, a ZAKA member told an Israeli television news station: "the Hungarian rescue forces arrived to rescue those stranded on the bus, identified three people who fainted and provided everyone with the care they needed. We are in contact with the situation Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

Abbas says Hamas is not a terror organization

Mahmoud Abbas 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Abbas told a television news station that Hamas is not a terror organization, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Hamas is committed to peaceful resistance and there is no need to label it a terrorist organization, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said.

In an exclusive interview with Russia Today Weekend, the Palestinian president, responded to reports that the European Union is considering taking Hamas off the terrorist list.

"The chances are quite high that the Hamas government is recognized as legitimate. If Hamas is committed to the ceasefire and if it openly agrees to stick to the peaceful popular resistance, I do not see much difference between their policy and ours. In this case, there is no need to label them as a terrorist organization," Abbas said.

He praised the upgrade of Palestine at the United Nations as a great achievement for the Palestinian people, saying that he hopes a solution will be found through peaceful means as violence will only lead to the destruction of Palestine. He warned, however, that if Israel's policy on settlements in the West Bank remains unchanged, it remains non negotiable.

"All Arabs and Muslims are ready to have peace with Israel. Arabs will not attack Israel after its withdrawal from the occupied territories," he said.

Abbas also rebuked Arab countries after failing to send millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority once a month they have committed to.

John Kerry to visit Israel immediately following Obama

John Kerry with Benjamin Netanyahu 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) John Kerry announced that he will be visiting Israel immediately following President Obama, according to a statement released by John Kerry, currently in the Middle East.

Immediately after the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, the additional honorable guest is expected to land at Ben Gurion Airport U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, will arrive shortly after the U.S. President will leave the country.

The U.S. Secretary of State is expected to arrive in the region to promote peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Last night, President Obama addressed the issue, and an exclusive interview an Israeli television news station. "Netanyahu and Abbas must recognize the legitimate interests of the other side," Obama said during the television interview.

"The unilateral actions that bypass negotiations will not succeed," Obama said. "What I am telling Netanyahu is that he has an interest to strengthen the moderate Palestinian Authority leadership and make sure for example, that issues such as the settlements will be examined from the perspective of ‘Do they make it more difficult for the moderates among the Palestinians to sit down at the negotiating table,’" he added.

Obama also commented about his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu described as tense in the press. “The truth is that I had more meetings with Netanyahu than I had with any other leader in the world, and we have a good working relationship,” Obama said.

Son of New York City fire commissioner: I like Jews as much as Hitler

Joseph Cassano (right) 
By: David Ross

A leading New York official’s son made terrible remarks against minorities recently, according to press reports in New York.

The son of the Fire Commissioner of New York, has now apologized for publishing offensive messages on twitter.
The 23-year-old Joseph Cassano works as a fire department EMT.

A local New York newspaper reported that he tweeted a series of disparaging remarks about Jews, blacks and the poor.
Cassano issued a statement Monday saying he regretted posting some comments that were offensive, especially because he likes his job and treats every patient with care and respect.

His father, Salvatore Cassano, declined to comment about his son’s remarks.
The newspaper said that the offensive statements of Cassano included a derogatory term to describe blacks, and a tweet saying that he likes Jews almost as much as Hitler.

Miracle chicken lays oversized eggs with another egg inside

Brown chicken 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Many people have gathered to witness the unusual sight of huge eggs laid by one chicken.

Granny Yang showed her fellow villagers in Bijie, in Guizhou China, the giant egg, which her hen laid. It is almost three times the normal size.

This unusual sight caused for a big celebration in southwest China.
People gathered to see the egg. The egg, that weighed almost half a pound was cracked open.

What the owner found inside the egg was even more amazing. The egg had two yolks plus another normal sized full egg still in its shell.

"I'm more than 80-years-old now, but I have never seen eggs like this before," Yang said.

She said that the hen started laying oversized eggs about three weeks ago and has since produced five oversized eggs.

Yang originally thought the chicken was dying when she saw it struggle, but instead the chicken laid a huge egg for the first time.

The hen does have its own preferred diet. The chicken eats rice instead of the more usual corn.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Sea lion stops traffic as it crosses a busy road

seal lion on the road 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) This is an interesting sight that we do not see very often. A seal lion made its way across a busy road bringing traffic to a halt.

A sea lion which weighs about half a ton and 9.8 feet long went for a walk in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The animal came out of the sea, across the sand and landed in the middle of Atlantic Avenue, one of the busiest roads in the city.

Police officers and firefighters were called to the scene where they closed off the road for about 20 minutes as the sea lion pulled itself slowly across the road until it reached the sidewalk.

A biologist from the Department of Environment, said that the sea lion probably came out of the sea to rest. One hour and fifty minutes later, the sea lion returned to sea by itself.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Thief strangles baby inside stolen car to stop him from crying

Zhou Xijun 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A family was left devastated after their baby was stolen along with their car.

Zhou Xijun, 48, stole a 4x4 jeep in Jilin Province, in northern China. At first, he did not realize that there was a baby inside the car, but when the two-month-old Xu Haob did not stop crying Zhou killed the baby.

The baby’s father had left the car running with the baby inside as he ran into his shop for a moment, according to reports. The baby was strapped inside the car when Xijun jumped into the car and drove off.

When the father realized that his car and baby were gone he called police, who set up a major manhunt.

Police found the car abandoned in front of a school 40 kilometers outside of the city, but there was no trace of the baby.

The next day Xijun turned himself in and confessed to killing the baby after he wouldn't stop crying. "I stopped the car, strangled the baby and buried his body in the snow," Xijun told police.

Thousands of people are calling for the death penalty for Xijun, who viciously killed an innocent baby. Under Chinese law, Xijun could escape the death penalty for murder because he turned himself into police. Instead, he may receive a life sentence.

Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Israel to declare itself the national Jewish state for Jewish people

Jews voting in Israel's latest election 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

After the swearing in ceremony of the new Israeli parliament, Israel will declare itself the national Jewish state of the Jewish people, in order to underline the Jewish nature of the State of Israel, according to press reports in the United States.

The move is likely to be denounced by the E.U. and some leftist elements within Israel, as undermining Israel's democratic principles, while generating allegations of official discrimination against Muslims, who constitute about 20 percent of the Israeli population.

The proposed legislation was introduced after an agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu and the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, which will be part of a new coalition government along with two centrist parties.
It will be enshrined in the Basic Law of Israel, the country's equivalent of a constitution, and establish the State of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people.

"This legislation will not be seen as democratic according to normal standards," Tamar Hermann, senior researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, said. "People who advocate it say that as long non-Jewish citizens of Israel have rights as an individual, it is Kosher, she added.

A similar bill introduced in 2011 by Avi Dichter, former head of Shin Bet, the domestic intelligence agency of Israel, was shelved amid a scandal over the provisions including the recognition of Hebrew as an official language.

Popular soccer player banned for life after giving Nazi salute

Giorgos Katidis Nazi salute 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A popular soccer player from a Greek soccer team was banned for life after he was seen giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a winning goal, according to press reports in Greece.

The popular soccer player was slammed after celebrating a goal with a Nazi salute, according to video uploaded to the internet.

AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis was criticized by politicians, athletes and fellow fans after giving the Nazi salute in celebration of a goal he scored in the Greek league.

The photographs show him giving a Nazi salute after scoring the winning goal in the 84th minute advantage over visiting Veria on Saturday. In one photo, Katidis' teammate, Roger Guerreiro, looks at him with a puzzled expression.

Katidis, a 20-year-old, pleaded ignorance of the meaning of the arm extended and straightened right hand gesture. He said in his Twitter account that he hates fascism.

AEK German coach Ewald Lienen, said the player does not have an "idea about politics."
“Now that he understands what this salute represents he will definitely not do it again,” a team spokesperson told a local television news station.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Muslim terrorists shoot Israeli man at West Bank bus stop

Scene of the shooting 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Muslim terrorists shot and wounded an Israeli man at a West Bank bus stop, according to Israeli military officials.

Israeli police said that Palestinian attackers shot and wounded the Israeli man in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop in the West Bank.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the Israeli, who is in his 60s, was shot in the leg in Monday's shooting near the settlement of Kedumim in the West Bank.

Rosenfeld said two shots were fired from a Palestinian car, which then fled the scene.
The attack came two days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the region.

West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war and claimed by the Palestinians, has seen an increase in violence in recent weeks.

Last week, a Palestinian youth died after throwing stones at Israeli soldiers, while a boy was seriously injured when Palestinians threw stones at a car.

Bakery shut down after sugar and fat found in sugar free and fat free goods

Butterfly Bakery Inc. muffins 
By: Debbie Gross

A bakery was busted for selling sugar filled and fat stuffed baked goods as sugar free and fat free items, according to government officials.

Federal authorities shut down the New Jersey bakery after finding sugar in their "sugar free" goods and saturated fat in their "fat" free goods, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Butterfly Bakery Inc., of Clifton, New Jersey, who advertised their products as "Made with 100% Love", was closed on Wednesday after a federal judge approved a permanent injunction against the establishment.

The bakery was accused of illegally misbranding products as "sugar free" and "fat free" when they were up to three times the amount of sugar and twice the declared amount of saturated fat, according to an FDA statement.

"They have had repeated violations," FDA spokesperson Tamara Ward told the press on Friday. "This is when we take action," she added.

Butterfly Bakery said on its Facebook page that it had been under scrutiny by the FDA for nearly two years to correct the problem. It also said that three of its 45 items were cited for problems.

Man shoots his finger in order to remove his wedding ring

Man wearing wedding ring illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A man attempted to shoot off his wedding ring from his finger after a fight with his wife, according to hospital officials in Pennsylvania.

Now, the federal prison guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in an attempt to remove his wedding ring during an argument with his wife at his home in northwestern Pennsylvania, police said.

A criminal complaint said that Bradford Police were called to a home at around 9:00 pm and were greeted by Alfredo Malespini III, 31, who told officers he was trying to get rid of his wedding ring and decided to shoot it off.

The shot shattered Malespini’s finger, but did not remove the ring, police said.
At the time of the shooting in Bradford, which is near the border of New York about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Malespini worked as a lieutenant in the McKean Federal Correctional Institution, a medium security prison a few miles away.

Vicky Moser, who is the executive assistant at the prison, said she could only confirm that Malespini is still employed as a lieutenant in the prison, but could not comment on whether he has been suspended or has otherwise taken any leave.

Bradford police Lieutenant Steve Caskey told the press that he is still seeking treatment in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Malespini was taken to UPMC Hamot Hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound, mental and emotional problems, Caskey said.

Police have been called to the Malespini residence a couple of times above for domestic conflicts, but Caskey said that Malespini has never been charged with a crime before.

On the day of the shooting, Malespini had been drinking quite a lot all day and he and his wife had been arguing all day about an affair he had had for several months, Caskey said.

Malespini has been charged with disorderly conduct and was cited for firing a weapon within city limits, but he is also charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable by up to two years in prison.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

48 bus passengers flee after New York bus gets covered in cockroaches

Greyhound bus 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) When bus passengers boarded a bus in New York, they did not know that they will ride together with thousands of large cockroaches.

A Greyhound bus ride in New York City on Friday turned into a horror movie for passengers who were suddenly swarmed by a cockroach invasion that forced the driver to stop and evacuate the vehicle.

The cockroaches began to emerge about 15 minutes after the bus departed from Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Friday morning, a spokesperson for Greyhound, said.

The driver then stopped the infested bus and the 48 bus passengers waited for a replacement vehicle.
Cell phone photos showing armies of cockroaches running around on the seats and floor were published by the local press, supplied by the passengers on the bus.

"We at Greyhound apologize for this inconvenience and have spoken to each passenger with respect to this incident," Tim Stokes, a spokesperson for Greyhound, a unit of Scotland based FirstGroup Plc, said in a statement.

"Currently, our team is investigating the situation and trying to determine the cause," Stokes said.
The company said it had refunded the fees for passengers and that the passengers arrived without further incident in the city of New York that afternoon.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

2 inmates escape prison after climbing rope to hovering helicopter

The Saint-Jerome prison 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A dramatic movie type prison escape occurred at a prison in Canada, according to prison officials in Canada.

Two inmates in a Quebec prison climbed up a rope to a helicopter to make a daring daylight jailbreak Sunday from a prison northwest of Montreal, authorities said.

Quebec provincial police later said they had arrested three people about 50 kilometers or 30 miles north of Saint-Jerome prison from which the inmates escaped. One of those arrested was 36-year-old inmate Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau.

Authorities on Sunday night located the second inmate after a security perimeter has been set up around the area where 33-year-old Danny Provencal was found.

Quebec provincial police Sergeant Benoit Richard said that officials were in contact with Provencal and have surrounded him in a complex near where the other three were arrested.

"We are still in negotiations and we will see what happens," Richard said. "He is in a compound, we are in contact with him and we are trying to find a peaceful solution," he added.

Earlier on Sunday, police received a call from the jail staff of Saint-Jerome, reporting the break around 2:20 pm, Richard said.
The jail warden told police that Hudon-Barbeau and Provencal had grabbed a rope from the helicopter to their getaway, Richard said.

Quebec provincial police located the helicopter used in the escape on Sunday afternoon at Mont-Tremblant, about 53 miles or 85 kilometers away from prison, but only the helicopter pilot was still at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital and was treated for shock, Richard said. He called the pilot a material witness in the case.

Yves Galarneau, a correctional services manager who oversees the prison of Saint-Jerome, said he had never seen anything like the dramatic escape in more than three decades on the job.

Galarneau said there are no security measures in place to prevent a helicopter descending from above.
"To my knowledge, this is the first time in Quebec," he told reporters at the scene. "It's exceptional," he added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Britain's real life superhero couple resigns after getting beat up

Knight Warrior and Knight Maiden 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Britain's real life superhero couple resigned from fighting crime after being on the receiving end of a severe beat down on the street, according to press reports in Manchester, England.

Salford’s own superhero couple now left their job for the police.
The Knight Warrior, whose real name is Roger Hayhurst, hung up his cape and will concentrate on hia new radio show.

Roger said that a street attack sparked his decision to drop his fight against crime, even though he will be get back into his costume for charity appearances.

But superheroes like Superman and Spider-Man inspired his decision to pursue his dream of becoming a broadcast journalist.
Roger first made headlines in July 2011, and soon attracted national attention for his patrolling the streets of Swinton, breaking up fights and fighting against anti social behavior.

The publicity attracted the attention of 18-year-old Rebecca Wall or the Knight Maiden, and the two got engaged and now live together at a home in Swinton.

Both have reduced their activities in the fight against crime after Roger was attacked last summer. The couple now hosts a radio program on Salford City Radio.

Roger, 20, said: "We were recognized when we were walking through Clifton and some guys started hitting me. My face was all swollen. I still dress and patrol occasionally, but only for charity appearances. Rebecca has shed her suit as well."

Roger is considering the possibility of transforming himself to a full time journalist following in the footsteps of other media savvy caped crusaders, like Superman and Spider-man.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

New Jersey dog ends up in Ireland after taking wrong flight

Hendrix 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A dog who was scheduled to fly from New Jersey to Phoenix, Arizona, ended up in Ireland after catching the wrong flight, according to press reports in New Jersey.

The English Springer Spaniel named Hendrix ended up taking the serious detour on his way from New Jersey to Phoenix this week.
He ended up in Ireland after being put on the wrong flight.

A United Airlines spokesperson, Megan McCarthy, said that the dog, who is 6-years-old, was riding in the cargo section Thursday when the confusion happened. When the airline realized the mistake, she said the carrier took immediate steps to get Hendrix back to its owner.
A Phoenix television news station reported that the first word owner Meredith Grant got about the confusion was in a phone call from the airline before Hendrix's original flight was due to land in Phoenix.

Grant said she felt like someone punched her in the stomach after learning that her dog had been sent to Ireland.
Hendrix was returned, the airline apologized and offered a full refund.
Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man crushed by garbage truck compactor in Brooklyn New York

Luis Camarillo 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man was crushed and killed by garbage compactor during work, according to hospital officials in New York.

The man, who was identified as 18-years-old, was killed in Brooklyn on Saturday morning after being hit by the compactor of the garbage truck owned by a private company, police said.

A police official said the man, Luis Camarillo of The Bronx, was standing in the back of the truck that had been loaded with recycled paper. A second worker was behind the wheel of the truck, which was parked inside a brick building at 135 Plymouth Street, police said, in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge and about a block from the East River.

"The compactor came down and crushed him," the official, adding that no criminality was suspected. It was not immediately clear what Camarillo was doing when he was hit by the compactor.

Camarillo was taken to Long Island College Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. On Saturday afternoon, a single strand of yellow police tape stretched across an entrance to a garage on the ground floor in the building, between Pearl and Adams streets.

A sign on the building was named Chambers Paper Fibres Corporation, a company that operates the paper recycling plants in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Buffalo and Canada.

Researchers at the Federal Occupational Safety and Health were at the place on Saturday afternoon. Edmund Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the Department of Labor of the United States said in an email that the Manhattan Health Administration and Security Office had opened an investigation.

He added that the inspection will determine whether there were violations of safety standards in the workplace connected to the death.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view


Loading...