Woman, 19, evicted from New York restaurant after taking off her shirt

Cheyenne Lutek being told to leave 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was ordered to leave a New York restaurant after taking off her shirt despite a state law that allows her to be topless in public.

19-year-old Cheyenne Lutek decided to take off her short after entering an East Village Manhattan restaurant this week.
"It's not my personality as a model to be ashamed of my body," Lutek, who quit college last fall to pursue a career on the runway, said. "I feel that no woman should be ashamed of her body or be ashamed to show it," she said.

The New Jersey native was expelled from the Verso restaurant located on Avenue C after she caused a stir on Tuesday by dropping her blouse.

However, Lutek claimed that she was just doing her job. The 5-foot 9 inch tall blonde, who lists all the dimensions of her body on her modeling website, was working for a local photographer, whose advertisement she saw on Craigslist.

Allen Henson, 29, hired Lutek to pose for a series of pictures of naked women in public. The couple visited three restaurants in the East Village on Tuesday, and Henson is planning to take pictures of three additional models at other sites.

The artist insisted that her motives are purely artistic.
"We're not trying to pick on anyone really," Henson said. "It's just the picture," he added.

Women can legally take off their top anywhere men are allowed to go shirtless, but private companies can make their own rules.
Lutek said she went to a sushi restaurant Tuesday before being thrown out by Verso, and the Japanese establishment was happy to have her.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Jerusalem mayor honored to blast Ramadan cannon

Nir Barkat stands next to the Ramadan Cannon 
By: Sarah Weiss

The mayor of Jerusalem was honored by a Muslim family to fire the prominent Ramadan Cannon, which signals the end of fasting for Muslims during Ramadan.

Nir Barkat fired the antique Ramadan Cannon announcing the end of the Ramadan fast day on Wednesday.
The month of Ramadan is celebrated this year from July 9 through August 10, including the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. During the month, it is customary for Muslims to fast during the day, refrain from smoking and sexual relations, and pray between dawn and dusk. Throughout the month, the ceremonial cannon fires twice each day to mark the beginning and end of the fast.

The Haj Yahya Sandouk family is responsible for shooting the cannon in Jerusalem, a tradition that has continued for 120 years. The firing of the cannon occurs in a Muslim cemetery in East Jerusalem.

In a statement, Mayor Barkat said: "We wish the Muslim residents of Jerusalem, and Muslims around the world, a significant and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem.”Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

WiFi and books all free at Tel Aviv beaches

Children enjoying free books at Tel Aviv beach 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

Sunbathers at Israel’s Tel Aviv beaches were surprised to see that WiFi and books, were all free services provided to residents and tourists.

Tel Aviv city officials said that besides going to the beach for the water and relax in the sun, residents and visitors to Tel Aviv now can enjoy books and free WiFi at the beach.

Dalit Boutboul, a tourist on holiday in Tel Aviv, chose a book from a recently launched beach library, for her 6-year-old son.
"I'm here at the hotel on the beach and they said they opened a library there, so I come and take books for the day. I believe that it is an amazing idea. It's absolutely brilliant," Boutboul said.

The beach library, launched by the Tel Aviv Municipality, offers more than 500 books in 5 languages: English, Arabic, Russian, French and Hebrew, Mira Marcus, the International Press Director of the city said.

"Sometimes people come to the beach and forget to bring a book, so here, we give it to them, instead of them going all the way to a library in the city, we bring the library to them. Everyone has the opportunity to use the library here. So when you are on the beach, read a book, and when you are done, you can put it back. Completely free. There is no librarian. You take a book on your own and we trust you that you are going to put it back," Marcus said.

There are different types of books for people of all ages.
While the library is open until the end of the summer, visitors can also enjoy free WiFi to surf the internet. The city has invested more than $1.6 million to offer free WiFi in 80 locations throughout the city, including the beach.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said this type of service is very useful today, when people are used to getting information from the Internet.

"Technology is a big part of our lives,” the mayor said.
Tel Aviv enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year and has 14 kilometers of beaches. Going to the beach is one of the favorite pastimes of residents and visitors to the city.

Saudi Arabia installs missile launchers pointing at Israel

Missile launchers illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

In a new discovery, it was revealed that Saudi Arabia has installed a missile site with rockets pointing towards Tel Aviv.

A group of prominent defense analysts recently said that it has identified a previously undisclosed missile site in the desert of Saudi Arabia, with signs suggesting that Iran and Israel could be hit directly from the launching site.

The report issued Thursday by IHS Jane's Intelligence Review in London, England, could escalate concerns about the growing arms race in the Middle East linked to Iran's military expansion and their nuclear program.

The report assessed the satellite images, which indicated that missile launchers in Saudi Arabia were placed facing in the direction of Israel and old regional rival Iran.

Saudi Arabia is opposed to Israel, but the Western-backed Saudi rulers also share the concern of Israel of Iran's nuclear ambitions.
IHS Jane's Intelligence Review also noted that the site probably has "limited operational capacity" and potentially serves as a training and storage facility.

Jewish man sues manager after he said ‘I want to lock up Yids and gas them all’

Darren Feldman 
By: John Roberts

A Jewish man is angry after his manager made a series of extremely offensive and racist comments, according to a new lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom.

The worker said that his boss said he wanted to lock up “Yids” and wore obscene shirts mocking Jewish soccer fans.

Darren Feldman, 33, said that manager Chris Oates mocked him after he invited him to JuJu, a champagne bar in London's King's Road.
Oates allegedly spoke of mocking Jewish Tottenham fans by running past their club at White Hart Lane stadium wearing a top with the slogan "IVOR 4 SKIN” printed on the back.

In his statement, Feldman, who is Jewish, said that in his boss’ birthday, the two discussed making a potential business deal with Daniel Sugar, an Apprentice star, and son of former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar.
Oates is alleged to have said: “I'm playing around. Frankly they're all Yids. I like to lock them all in the building and gas them all.”

Feldman was a 47,500 pound per year construction project manager for private hospital group HCA International.
He is suing the company at The Central London Employment Tribunal for racial and religious discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal.

U.S. company HCA is the world’s largest private hospital group.

Ben Gurion Airport allows Greek plane to land after pilot makes distress call

Ben Gurion Airport 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A Greek plane was allowed to touch down in Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport after the pilot issued a distress call, according to airport officials in Israel.

Airport officials said that a Greek chartered plane made ​​an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Thursday after the pilot had sent a distress signal.

"The airport was put on alert after receiving a distress message reporting a technical problem, but the plane landed without incident," the official said after the incident.

Hundreds of emergency workers responded to the scene to be ready to offer assistance.
They all have since left the airport.

It was originally thought that the airplane was from Jordan.
Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that all 170 passengers and crew are safe and all area hospitals were put on standby.

An airline spokesperson said the plane had apparently suffered a hydraulic problem before making the emergency landing.
The Greek charter plane took off from the island of Crete.

Amona residents worried after court ordered eviction set for next week

Growing raspberries in Amona 
By: David Ross

Residents of Amona, a West Bank city, are worried after a court ordered eviction is set for next week, according to a report in the Tazpit News Agency.

It is a beautiful clear day on a hilltop in central Samaria. Jerusalem can be seen in the distance, while the Judean desert stretches afar with the large community of Ofra nestled below. Although it’s sweltering outside, under the shade of a tree in the garden of Nahum Schwartz, life in the community known as Amona has an idyllic quality.

Schwartz’s children run around with the family’s dog, Hummus, as the 39-year-old farmer and father of six, takes a moment to look over his home and property.

But Schwartz’s face is creased with worry. Like any community, Amona has its challenges, but under the radar of the Israeli NGO Yesh Din's judicial petitions, its very existence is in question. Next week, if Israel’s High Court of Justice ruling pans out, Amona residents will be evicted from their homes and forced to relocate on Monday, July 15.

There are 200 people, or 40 families living in Amona, which was established in 1995. The residents work in varying professions including farming, education and academia.

For Schwartz, 39, the looming eviction would be disastrous. “My life is here – my home, my work and my livelihood,” Schwartz recently told Tazpit News Agency. “My sheep graze this land and I grow and market berries here. Amona is not only our home, but also our lifestyle.”

Schwartz’s wife, Yifat, was one of the first residents of the community, which was established by singles and university-aged students mostly from Ofra. Beforehand, Ofra’s residents would often use the barren hilltop on which Amona is located for community events, picnics, and hiking.

“I live here because of my ideals,” says Schwartz who met his wife Yifat in Amona in 1997, when he himself joined the community building project. “There was no one here when we first came. Growing up in Ofra, I would often play on this hilltop.”

However, life as a farmer and shepherd has not always been easy. Five years ago, a large number of Schwartz’s flock was stolen by Palestinians, a severe financial blow. He had to rebuild his flock and now has 130 ewes which he watches and protects diligently. “If we are forced to move, I will have to find a place with grazing area for my sheep,” explains Schwartz. “A move like that could potentially affect my income as well.”

Schwartz also grows a field of raspberries and blackberries and explains that together with his flock, he is able to make ends meet.
But the farmer is very well aware of the legal situation surrounding his community.

He cites Alan Baker, an Israeli expert in international law and a former Israeli ambassador who wrote a recent publication entitled “The Legal Basis of Israel’s Rights in the Disputed Territories,” for the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs. In the article, Baker notes that: “The legality of the presence of Israel’s communities in the area stems from the historic, indigenous and legal rights of the Jewish people to settle in the area, granted pursuant to valid and binding international legal instruments recognized and accepted by the international community. These rights cannot be denied or placed in question.”

But if Yesh Din has its way, neither Baker’s legal explanation nor Schwartz’s ideals or perspective, will have any place in the organization’s self-described mission to defend human rights of Palestinian civilians.

The conflict surrounding Amona today began when Yesh Din together with Peace Now petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice to demolish Amona’s buildings in January 2006. The petition led the High Court to order the destruction and evacuation of nine Amona homes a month later in February 2006, which led to a violent confrontation. Since then, the state has asked to extend the final evacuation of Amona in response to High Court rulings to further Yesh Din petitions while Amona residents have been arguing that they have bought the plots of lands on which their homes reside.

It is important to note that Yesh Din receives major funding from a number of European institutions with the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as their top donors in 2012. Others include the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and Irish Aid, among others. Even the Open Society Foundations (OSF), founded by George Soros, donated about $80,000 last year, part of the approximate $1.2 million that Yesh Din received from foreign institutions in 2012.

But no matter what happens, Nahum Schwartz will continue to see Amona as home. “They can make all the decisions they want against me,” he says. “But I am an Israeli citizen and I have rights to this land too.”

Prominent Muslim Still Searching for His Jewish Mother

Mahfooz Ahmad Khan 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A prominent Muslim is not giving up hope to find his Jewish mother, according to a report in the Tazpit News Agency.

It is the stuff of which films are made and novels are written. His absorbing story is such that it connects three continents, Asia, Europe and North America, five countries India, Israel, Canada, United Kingdom and Pakistan, and two communities seen as natural adversaries today, the Jews and the Muslims.

Urdu poet and Hafiz-e-Qur’an (one who has memorised the entire Qur’an), Mahfooz Ahmad Khan ‘Soz Malihabadi’ was absolutely ignorant of his Jewish maternal side until he received a letter, dated October 16th , 1995, from his London-based Jewish aunt one day at his modest dwelling in Kakori in Lucknow district, in which she wrote: “I am very happy to know from my cousin David that he could find your address…I and Ghazala [younger aunt] had a very hard life when my uncles and aunt sent us to Israel in 1956. The life was hard because I was only 17 years old and Ghazala was eleven. We had no one in Israel, no parents, no brothers…A person can write a tragic story about us. I lived in Israel from 1956 to 1965. It was a very hard country to live in at that time, though things are better now…Ghazala got married in 1964…and in 1965 I immigrated to Toronto, Canada; lived there for one year, and again immigrated to London…I tried to find your phone number from the international operator, but I was told that you are not listed in the phone book…”

Soz had grown up hearing that his mother passed away when he was very young. The next letter from his aunt, dated November 25th, 1995, proved to be the catalyst that set him on the search for his mother, Rehana (nee Rahmah), about whom he discovered from the letter that she was still alive and lived in the neighboring country Pakistan: “You asked me about your mother…She is okay. Her husband died five years ago. She had a daughter Raana who expired in 1980; she was only twenty-one years old. Ranna died while giving birth to her fourth child. Your mother in Karachi has three grandchildren. She had a very tragic past; we will talk about it. I do not know how she survived all the difficulties. Anyway, we have to talk about so many things…”

Born in a Baghdadi Jewish family resident in Mumbai, Rehana married a young Pashtun named Maqbool Ahmad Khan in 1947. In 1950, their second child, Mahfooz Ahmad Khan, who later came to be known as Soz Malihabadi, was born to the couple. Soon Maqbool’s thriving business failed, reducing him to penny-pinching and souring his relations with his wife, who aspired to be a film actor. In 1955 they got divorced and Rehana married a Pakistani Airforce officer and moved to Pakistan, leaving behind her two little sons and two orphan younger sisters in her former husband Maqbool’s custody. In 1956 Soz Malihabadi’s young orphan aunts, Khatoon and Ghazala reached Israel under the Zionist program of Youth Aliyah emigration to Israel, aimed at the ingathering of Jewish exiles from around the world, while Soz with his father moved to his ancestral village, midway between Malihabad and Kakori in Lucknow district.

When Soz met his aunts in Mumbai after an epoch of forty years, he inquired about his mother’s whereabouts, but strangely enough they refused to divulge it to him. Not losing hope, Soz made a trip to Karachi, Pakistan, in search of his mother, but to no avail. The posture taken by his aunts absolutely disillusioned him and he severed all ties with them. The Muslim son is still in search of his Jewish mother.

The author is a scholar of Indo-Judaic Studies, an Assistant Professor of History at Gautam Buddha University, India.

Seattle woman finds thief's phone in her car, teaches him a lesson

Eliza Webb 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A woman found out that her car was broken into and items were stolen.

However, she did find the thief’s cellphone in her car.

Eliza Webb of Seattle, Washington, found a black cell phone in her car after it had been burglarized. The woman scrolled through the contents on the phone and realized the phone belonged to a teenager. Instead of calling the police, Webb scrolled through phone contacts and found a speed-dial labeled "Mom".

Webb, who specializes in helping teenagers, decided to call the mother and meet the teen. Webb called the teen’s mother and told her: “I have your son’s phone and some things are missing from my car, and I think the two might be related." "The boy's mother was devastated," she added.

Webb learned that the thief was 19-years-old. Webb sought out a worthwhile alternative rather than to report him to police, who would have arrested him. Webb decided to speak to the teen in person, so she went to his house, where she met the teenager, who appeared to have been crying.

The teen admitted to stealing items from her car and 10 other cars in the neighborhood with the help of a friend after getting drunk.
"Bringing the police and the courts into something like this can have devastating long-term consequences for kids," Webb said.

"I felt that if I could get him to take responsibility for what he had done and get him to understand that there are consequences to his actions, it would bring much better results than letting the police handle it," she added.
The teenager agreed to go from door to door in order to apologize to his neighbors, who were victimized by his actions. He also returned all the items he had stolen from the victims.
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Motorcycle driver rescues coffee cup and returns it to woman while driving

Motorcycle driver returns coffee cup  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A motorcyclist impressed many people by the way he rescued a coffee cup and returned it to its owner.

Many videos have been uploaded to the internet where people had mistakenly left things on top of their cars and drove around with it.

Has this ever happened to you, where you left home in a hurry and accidentally left your cup of coffee on your car? Well, in this case, a woman left her cup on the back bumper of her SUV.

Fortunately for the female driver, a motorcyclist saw the cup and returned it to her while riding his bike. In a video, a biker is seen grabbing the cup from the rear bumper while both vehicles were in motion. Then, he accelerated to get the attention of the woman so he can return the cup.

It took a few moments until the motorcycle driver was able to catch up with the SUV, all the while holding the cup without spilling its contents. When he finally reached the woman, she grabbed the cup, but instead of thanking the motorcycle driver for his kindness, she spilled the drink on the road.

On his YouTube channel, someone asked: “How did you clutch, shift and accelerate to navigate so smoothly while holding the cup?”
To which the person who uploaded the video, and goes by the name Bossaucey replied: “Skills. Serious skills.”
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Man seen on video terrifying sleeping girlfriend with ghost prank

Man builds life-size ghost to scare his girlfriend 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) James Williams went to great lengths to recreate the iconic scene from the horror film “The Ring,” where the ghost crawls out of the television and into the room.

Williams spent weeks getting ready for the moment that he will scare his girlfriend. He created a life-size ghost and even told her that he had seen a ghost at the foot of his bed, several days earlier.

One day, the woman fell asleep in their living room, unbeknownst to her, Williams, her boyfriend, had spent weeks designing and building a replica ghost of the Samara from the 2002 film.

Once she had fallen asleep on the couch, the boyfriend got straight to his plan. He turned the lights on and off and then he made noises of a ghost. The woman woke up to the horror.

Williams built the ghost while his girlfriend was out of the house and hid it in the attic until the she fell asleep on the couch. On his YouTube page, Williams wrote that after he was done creating the ghost, he waited for the perfect moment when she would be asleep on the couch while watching television.

In order to make the ghost move, Williams attached two wooden rods to the ghost, which was attached to the television. Then, he went to the stairs where he pulled it so it moved without his girlfriend seeing him.

The prank worked according to plan, the woman was horrified, she was so scared by the ghost she ran into her boyfriend’s arms and he became the super hero, who saved her from the ghost.
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Woman finally jailed after falsely accusing five former boyfriends of rape

Leanne Black 
By: Eva Fett

Before hooking up with a girl, you might want to check her track record of calling the cops on her former boyfriends.

A woman was finally jailed after having five of her former boyfriends arrested on false rape allegations.

Leanne Black, 32, of Wales, United kingdom, made a series of false accusations of rape against five men over a period of eight years.

Whenever one of her boyfriends wanted to break up with her or when they got into a fight, Black, called police and made false rape and sexual assault allegations, which lead to the men being arrested.

Over eight years, she had repeatedly called police on her boyfriends. In one case, the 32-year-old said that she had been drugged and raped by the man. In another incident, she told police that the boyfriend kidnapped and molested her.

Judge William Gaskell, of Cwmbran, South Wales, sentenced Black to two years in prison after hearing that the innocent men faced up to five years in prison if they would have been convicted of the serious allegations.
The judge condemned her actions, saying that genuine rape victims will be undermined by her lies.

The court heard that in the latest case, her boyfriend Kevin Crowley, was arrested on suspicion of rape. It all started after he called police to report that Black had assaulted him by throwing plates at him.

Prosecutor David Wooler said that when officers arrived at the scene of the domestic violence at the house where Black and her boyfriend shared, she turned the tables on him. Wooler said: “When questioned by police, she told them that her boyfriend had raped her while she slept in their apartment.”

Newport Crown Court heard that in some cases, Black had made the allegation of rape, but the case never proceeded.
Black was arrested and finally admitted to her lies. She took a plea deal and she pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice against Crowley.

New York waitress sues boss for feeding her poisonous mushrooms

Sofie Rasmussen 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A New York restaurant owner was slapped with a lawsuit after he fed a waitress poisonous mushrooms in order to get her high, according to a new lawsuit filed in a New York court.

Sofie Rasmussen, a former waitress of Sticky’s Finger Joint located in New York City, said that her boss once tricked her into eating magic mushrooms, an illegal hallucinogenic.

In a lawsuit filed this week, Rasmussen said that late last year, the co-owner of the restaurant, Paul Abrahamian, took her to the kitchen and asked her to close her eyes in order to test a dish. There, in front of the restaurant staff, he allegedly shoved a handful of mushrooms into Rasmussen's mouth before clamping it shut by hand. She was 19-years-old at the time.

"It didn’t taste good. I was so confused. I was like, what the f*** is this," she said. "Then I realized what it was. I felt weird. I was floating. I really didn’t want to talk with customers. I was being ridiculous. I was stumbling, and I had one or two hours left on my shift," she said.

Rasmussen said she did not sue earlier because Abrahamian had threatened to fire her, she finally resigned in December after three months of employment.

Sticky’s Finger Joint co-owner Jonathan Sherman strongly denies the claim. He said that he believes the restaurant will be vindicated in the end.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

'Biggest Loser' contestant being sued for gaining too much weight

Tara Costa before and after Biggest Loser 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman is being sued for gaining too much weight.

The former "The Biggest Loser" contestant is being sued by a fitness company for claims that she gained "too much weight" after signing a contract with them.

Tara Costa, a former plus-model, who appeared in Season 7 of the NBC series, is being sued by FC Online Marketing, Inc. The former contestant on "The Biggest Loser" lost 155 pounds on the television show, but allegedly gained back some of the weight.

FC claims that Costa violated a clause in the contract which states that she "is committed to maintaining her current level of fitness and conditioning" for the duration of the agreement.

The company had paid $45,000 to Costa’s foundation in exchange for the right to use her image and likeness. The company claims that since regaining the weight, she could not represent the brand in photo shoots or public appearances.

"We hired Tara Costa to be a spokesperson. She was at a certain weight, and we had a fitness clause. She was in material breach after she gained weight,” Michael Parrella, the CEO of FC, said.

Parrella believes that Costa gained about 45 pounds. The company wanted her to visit their 15 franchise locations, but were not able to send her anywhere because she gained a lot of weight.

Back in May, it was reported that Costa had sued FC, claiming the company owed her $150,000 plus damages for unauthorized use of her image on a website owned by FC. Her lawsuit was filed in Florida, but was later withdrawn.

Miami-based lawyer Darren Heitner defended his client, saying that she has remained in good physical shape since appearing on "The Biggest Loser", and she has participated in the Ironman triathlon competition. She reportedly plans to file a countersuit for royalty and exemplary damages.
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New York nun jailed after stealing church money to feed her gambling addiction

Sister Mary Anne Rapp 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted with theft related charges after she was caught stealing money from her church, according to court proceedings in New York.

Now, the woman was sentenced to jail.
New York law enforcement officials said that a nun, who stole money from two churches in Orleans County, will go to prison.

Sister Mary Anne Rapp will spend the next 90 days in jail for stealing about $128,000 from the St. Mark Church in Kendall and the St. Mary Church in Holley.

Rapp was also sentenced to five years probation, 100 hours of community service and will have to pay the full amount stolen from the churches.

Rapp spoke in court on Monday morning saying that she took the money because of a gambling addiction.
Sister Edith Wyss, provincial minister of the 133 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, issued this statement regarding the judgment of Sister Mary Anne Rapp on Monday.

"Despite the tremendous support that Sister Mary Anne Rapp received from friends, parishioners and her religious community, the judge ruled that she deserved to go to jail. We feel great empathy for the two church communities affected by her actions. Mary Anne is a member of our community and we will continue to help and support her."Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Teacher caught on video stealing food from children’s lunchboxes

Food in lunchbox illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was punished after she was seen on video stealing food from her students’ lunch boxes.

New Zealand school officials said that the teacher at a childcare facility has been censured after she was caught on camera stealing food from the lunch boxes of her students.

A Faculty Council decision said that the children did not believe at first that the teacher was responsible for the food, which was missing from their lunch boxes.

It was not until the woman was caught opening children's lunch boxes on surveillance video and either putting the contents into a plastic bag, or directly into her mouth, which showed the children the truth.

The woman did not deny the allegations and in a letter to the Faculty Council made no excuse for her behavior, accepting the fact that this amounted to serious misconduct.

"She stressed that she was trying to put this event behind her, and that there would be no repetition. She also expressed hope that she would be able to move on with her career," the committee's decision said.

In a charge of serious misconduct, the woman was censured and conditions were placed on her certificate to practice for five years, including notifying future employers about her outrageous behavior.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Jar of rhubarb stored in fridge explodes blowing off roof of home

Margaret Goodwin 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left shaken up after a jar of rhubarb she stored in her fridge exploded, blowing off the roof of her home in the process.

Fire officials said that Margaret Goodwin of Henley-on-Thames, U.K., was asleep in her bedroom when the bottle exploded at 7:00 am.

She woke up after she heard a loud noise. When she went to investigate the noise, she saw that the door of her fridge had been torn off and slammed into the opposite wall. The roof of her apartment has also been demolished.
Goodwin called firefighters, who were baffled by the explosion.

"The noise was absolutely deafening, even in my room and when I went to investigate, I was not sure at first what had happened. We don’t have gas in our building, but it was obvious that something unusual had happened. I was very shaken," Goodwin said.

The rhubarb chutney, a gift from a friend, which has been in the refrigerator for five days, had exploded when gas inside built up.

The technical director of the Hanover Housing Association, which runs the gated block where Goodwin lives, inspected the apartment and blamed the explosion on the rhubarb chutney jar.

"I did not think that a little rhubarb chutney jar could cause such devastation," Goodwin said.
"I thought that when gas builds up inside the fridge it would just force open the door so the gas would be released, but firefighters tell me that when gas accumulates in the interior of a fridge, it really seals itself more strongly," Goodwin said.
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Man arrested after police see marijuana joint behind his ear during traffic stop

David Alan McBurnett 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was arrested and charged with drug related charges after police saw him keeping a joint behind his ear during a traffic stop, according to police reports in Florida.

Brooksville Police said that a man on probation for felony murder and manslaughter through culpable negligence was arrested last Friday, when an officer noticed a marijuana joint behind his ear during a traffic stop.

David Alan McBurnett, 22, of Lehigh Acres, was detained by police for car equipment violations, but when the officer asked for his driver's license and vehicle documents, he observed what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette behind his ear.
A test confirmed that was the case.

McBurnett was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and violation of felony probation. The vehicle he was driving was also confiscated and stored in the Brooksville Police Department.
McBurnett is being held at the Hernando County Jail without bond.

Man seen on video catching fish with bare hands after wife requested fish for dinner

Douglas Owen 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A lucky woman got her wish fulfilled quickly when her man caught a fish with his bare hands after she requested fish for dinner, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The woman asked for Rainbow Trout to be exact. So her husband promptly dove into the lake and got one with his own hands, asking her "Will this do?" Douglas Owen then posted the video of him bringing home the definition of fresh fish for dinner to YouTube.

Kind of makes the so-called "fresh fish" from Whole Foods look pretty bad. I guess that is what you get when you have a pre-equipped lake, and yes, this particular trout was not the greatest fighter, but who cares, it's still pretty darn impressive.

However, not everyone is so lucky. As we reported earlier, a man thought he caught the perfect catch, but his dream ended when the big bird came flying in to have some lunch, according to video uploaded to the internet.

An eagle was seen snatching up a fish off the end of the fishing rod.
In the video clip, the bird is seen snatching the fish with just one scoop.

Fisherman Norman Dreger seemed off-balance right after the incident.
Dreger said: "This eagle stole a beautiful Dolly Varden right off my hook, then flew away along with my hook!"
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Saudi princess arrested and charged with human trafficking in the United States

Meshael Alayban 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A Saudi princess was arrested and charged with human trafficking related charges, according to court proceedings in California.

Orange County Police said that the Saudi princess has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will in her Orange County apartment.

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas identified Meshael Alayban, 42, as the Saudi princess, who was charged with one count of trafficking. If convicted, she faces up to 12 years in prison.

Alayban was arrested after a Kenyan woman carrying a suitcase flagged down a bus and told a passenger she believed that she was a victim of human trafficking.

The passenger helped her contact the police, who searched the apartment where Alayban and her family were staying, authorities said.

The 30-year-old was hired in Kenya in 2012 and her passport was taken away from her after her arrival in Saudi Arabia. She was forced to work excessive hours and was paid less than what was promised and not allowed to leave, officials said.

"This is not a contract dispute," Rackauckas told the court during a bail hearing Wednesday afternoon. "This is holding someone captive against their will," he said.

An Orange County judge set bail at $5 million and ordered Alayban to submit to GPS monitoring. She was also forbidden to leave the country without permission.

Alayban did not appear in court. Her attorney, Paul Meyer, said the case was just a contract dispute. He said she had been traveling to the United States since she was a child, owned properties here and had given her word that she would take care of the charges.

"This is a domestic dispute," he repeated.

Rackauckas had asked the judge to deny bail to Alayban or put at $20 million, saying it was unlikely that any amount would guarantee that the Saudi princess would appear in court. He said the Saudi consulate had already offered to cover $1 million in bail initially set after her arrest.

Police said Alayban’s family traveled to the United States in May with the alleged victim and four women from the Philippines.
The victim was working "day and night" for the family, cooking, cleaning and caring for children, Irvine Police Chief David Maggard Jr. said. She had been promised a salary of $1,600 a month, but was only paid $200 a month, Rackauckas said.

The other four women left the house voluntarily after police arrived. They told police they were interested in being free, Maggard said.

No charges have been filed in relation to the other captive women. Rackauckas said that Alayban is married to a Saudi prince.
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Woman who was sexually assaulted while sleeping on plane tells judge she felt contaminated

Bawer Aksal 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with sexual assault related charges after he sexually assaulted a woman, who sat next to him on a United Airlines flight to New Jersey, according to court proceedings in New Jersey.

Now, the woman testified in court that she was "humiliated" and "contaminated" by the North Bergen, New Jersey man in on trial for molesting her while sleeping during a flight from Phoenix to Newark in August.

Bawer Aksal, 48, is accused of slipping his hand down her pants and shirt, according to court documents.
According to the victim, who took the stand today in the first day of the trial before Judge Jose Linares, she was sleeping against a window on the plane when she was awakened by Aksal, who had his hand in her shorts.

When she awoke, Aksal pulled her and whispered "seductively" in her ear "kiss me," she testified this morning during questioning by prosecutors.

After the incident, the woman and another passenger sitting next to Aksal spoke with a flight attendant in the rear of the plane and she alerted the Port Authority, the woman said.

Aksal was taken off the plane by the Port Authority when the plane landed in Newark. The woman was interviewed and taken to Beth Israel Hospital to be examined, she said.

"I was completely humiliated," the woman told the court about her feelings after the incident. "I was absolutely going crazy. I wanted to go hide somewhere," she said.

Aksal, who appeared in court this morning wearing a dark gray suit, remained silent and emotionless as the woman recounted the events of that day.

The victim ended her statement by saying that she could not return to work until several months later because she could not concentrate.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view


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