Florida woman bites her daughter’s breast during argument

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By: Sarah Weiss

A woman was arrested and charged with assault related charges after biting her daughter’s breast during an argument, according to police reports in Florida.

Indian River County Sheriff’s Officer said that Joy Young, 38, of Vero Beach, Florida, and her 16-year-old daughter, Diamond LaCrystal Simmons, were talking about Simmons’ two-month-old baby girl, last month.

According to Simmons, Young was trying to collect social security for her newborn baby. It was an attempt that did not sit too well with Simmons and an argument broke out.

Young, meanwhile, said that the two argued constantly over Simmons leaving her to care for the baby while she goes out partying.
In any case, the alleged verbal argument became physical, with Young allegedly scratching Simmons several times and then biting her on her right breast in the nipple area, causing her skin to crack and bleed.

When the police responded to the altercation, it was reported that Simmons had visible scratches on the face and also had a large bloodstain on her shirt. The blood was from her breast wound.

Young was booked into jail on charges of child abuse, and she was later released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to appear in court again later this month.

Police slash tires of man’s car speeding after wife about to give birth in ambulance

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By: Shifra Unger

A man was stopped from being near his pregnant wife when she was about to give birth after police officers slashed the tires of his vehicle, according to police reports in California.

San Diego Police used spike strips to stop a speeding, swerving motorist on Interstate 15 on Friday night, and then found out he was trying to follow an ambulance carrying his pregnant wife.

An officer saw a vehicle swerving back and forth across the highway lanes on southbound Rancho Penasquitos Boulevard around 10:40 pm and thought it might be a drunk driver, police said.

The officer tried to stop the driver, who kept on going as more officers and a police helicopter joined the chase. The driver took State Route 163 south and the police used a spike strip near Balboa Avenue to flatten one or more of his tires, police said.

The driver then stopped, went in and out of his car several times, and finally followed officers orders to move away from his vehicle. He was arrested at gunpoint.

Then he explained that he was just trying to get to the hospital with his pregnant wife. The police found out that the paramedics had taken his wife to a hospital, and the man was released, officer Gerry Waclawek said.

He said officers decided to take a report and forward it to the District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to file a charge of failure to yield against the father to be.

Man walks in on his father having sex with his wife in their baby’s bedroom

Timothy John Brewer with his wife Logan Rae
and his father 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man went wild when he caught his father having sex with his wife inside his home.

Timothy John Brewer, 33, of Utah, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and domestic violence, among other charges.

Brewer beat his father in a fit of rage after he walked in on his father having sex with his wife, Logan Rae, in his youngest son’s bedroom.
Brewer was employed as a Deputy Sheriff in Utah. He was furious at the betrayal by his wife and father, as they slept together.

He allegedly slapped his wife and then pointed a loaded gun at her head. Then, he reportedly pistol-whipped and beat his father, who is a respected fire chief and a police officer in Moab, Utah.

His terrified wife fled to her parents' house, while his father, Wesley 'Corky' Brewer, went home to "get his gun."

However, when the father tried to take his gun, his wife, Cindy Brewer, hid the gun. Corky then grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed himself twice, puncturing a lung and slicing his liver. He was rushed to Moab Regional Hospital. He had to be flown to a Colorado hospital for surgery. He is since said to be in stable condition.

Brewer was initially arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault on a police officer and intoxication.

However, because of their ties with law enforcement in Grand County, the investigation was passed onto the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, which reduced the charges to two class A misdemeanor assaults and assault against a police officer.

Brewer was released on bail. He gave up his job as a deputy. He faces two years in prison if convicted.

Woman arrested after having sex with dogs and selling the videos for profit

Jana Smit 
By: Eva Fett

A woman notified authorities when she saw videos of her friend having sex with dogs.

Jana Smit, 32, of Pretoria East, South Africa, was arrested for bestiality related charges after having sex with multiple dogs.

According to the court records, Smit pleaded guilty to four counts of bestiality and one count of trying to use a child to create child pornography.
The woman claimed that she was manipulated and controlled by her former boyfriend, Morne Fourie, 38, who had fantasized about bestiality.

Smit said that she had sex with the dogs in order to please her former lover, who was also arrested and charge for recording Smit with the dogs. Later, the couple sold the bestiality videos for cash.

In a separate trial, the former boyfriend, who is an IT specialist in Garsfontein, is being charged with bestiality related pornography charges, and with creating and distributing child pornography.

Smit’s lawyer, Carmelitha Smit-Brand, told the court that Fourie supported Smit financially at the time of the incident, and she was manipulated into doing what he wanted her to do. The lawyer also told the court that Smit had been molested as a child.

The court heard that one of Fourie’s requests involved recording a seven-year-old girl while she was bathing. "I didn't want to do it, but he kept talking about it. I then setup the camera, but decided against it. I switched the camera off before the girl undressed. I'm very sorry about what happened," Smit was quoted as saying.

Smit and Fourie were arrested after Smit used a friend's computer to back up her cell phone contents. The friend showed the contents to a mutual friend, who decided to intervene by calling an animal protection organization, who in turn called police.

It is alleged that the videos on the phone were of Smit having sex with a Staffordshire terrier and a labrador.
The judge ordered Smit to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. She will be sentenced in two weeks.

Mom-to-be spends $4,500 on pink baby essentials then gives birth to baby boy

Sarah Sharples and her baby 
By: Shifra Unger

A couple was looking forward to welcoming their first daughter.

At 20 weeks of pregnancy, a doctor told Sarah Sharples that she was expecting a girl.

The woman got everything ready and set up the bedroom for their daughter, including a fully decorated pink bedroom with the name Lily-Mae, the name they have chosen for their daughter.
The first time mother has spent $4,500 in pretty pink clothing and essentials for the baby.

Sharples, 25, who lives in Blyth, Northumberland, England, with her husband, Lee, 37, got ready for her newborn daughter. She spent about $750 on pink clothes, $1,500 on pink nursery furniture, $1,300 on a pink carriage and other basic items such as baby bottles and baby bath, all in traditional girly colors.

But when Sharples went into premature labor at 36 weeks, she and Lee were surprised when the doctor announced that she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
When Sharples found out she was pregnant, she and Lee decided they wanted to know the sex of the baby so they could be fully prepared. They even got custom blankets as gifts from family and friends.

Sharples said: "The midwife told Lee that there was something we needed to see. Immediately, I started to panic thinking what could be wrong. She then said she wanted to congratulate us on the birth of our son.”

Now, Sarah and Lee are adapting the room to make it more suitable for their new son, Joseph.
"We looked at each other and could not believe that Lily-Mae was actually a boy. We decided to name him Joseph, and I do not think he would appreciate the name Lily-Mae,” she added.

Woman back in relationship with pedophile who abused her daughter

Emma Rowley with her mother Julie Cockersole 
By: Debbi Gross

A woman suffered the ultimate betrayal after her mother chose to stand by the man, who raped her as a child.

Emma Rowley suffered a lot as a young child, when she was sexually abused by her father.

Rowley, who is now 26, said that she had a difficult childhood. “There was lots of fighting and aggression in our house,” she said. She was afraid of her father but loved her mother. “I always wanted to protect my mother because I didn’t like the way my father treated her. Then, when I was 10-years-old, he began sexual abusing me,” she said.

Her father, Anthony Rowley, 48, was ordered to go to a rehabilitation center for sex offenders. Sadly, the treatment did not change him. He was a repeat offender. He sexually abused another child as well. For that incident, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half-years in prison.

When he was released from prison, Emma’s mother, Julie Cockersole, took her former husband back. Rowley and Cockersole have two children together, Emma and a son.
Emma was devastated when she learned that her mother took her father back. At first, they rekindled their relationship in secret for 18 months before people found out about the relationship.

"My mother was the only person I trusted to help me get my life back together after my father sexually abused me,” Emma said. Now, she feels betrayed by the one person she trusted, her mother.

Incredibly, Cockersole shamelessly defended the relationship with the convicted pedophile. Cockersole said: "People are going to be angry with me for what I've done, but they do not understand that he's a good man and I love him. I've loved him all my life, you cannot make it disappear."

But Emma is brokenhearted and she wants nothing to do with her mother. "As far as I'm concerned, my mom is as bad as him. He abused me and ruined my life. By taking him back, she made him think that’s fine. I've never felt so betrayed,” Emma said.

"She put her feelings for a convicted pedophile over the feelings for her own daughter. What kind of mother does that?” Emma added.

Cockersole confessed that despite the terrible crimes of her former husband she has never stopped loving him. The last thing she wanted was to be forced to choose between the serial pedophile and her only daughter, Emma. "However, a lot of time has passed and time heals. I want to put the past where it belongs and move forward,” Cockersole said.

Grandmother, 85, arrested for selling drugs from her house

Pearl Jones 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

An elderly woman was arrested and charged with drug related charges after selling painkillers and drugs from her home.

85-year-old Pearl Jones of Tennessee was arrested on a felony drug distribution and for allowing others to sell drugs from her home.

While most senior citizens are enjoying their golden years, Jones was allegedly selling hydrocodone, which is a strong pain-killer, from her home, according to the Kingsport Police Department.

During an ongoing drug investigation, officers learned about the 85-year-old woman's involvement in drug dealings. Officers raided the woman’s home where they found painkillers and other drugs. Officers reportedly seized pills, drug paraphernalia and $1,200 in cash.

They also arrested 42-year-old Timothy Farley, who was allegedly sitting on the drug supply, which was concealed beneath a seat cushion.

Jones was also charged with selling drugs in a school zone as her house is within 1,000 feet from a school. Jones was booked into the Sullivan County jail. She was released after posting $70,000 bond.

While it is rare for officers to arrest elderly people for drug dealings, she is not the oldest person, who was arrested for selling drugs. In May 2010, Ola Mae Agee of Florida, then, 87, was arrested for selling crack cocaine to undercover officers at her home.
Agee was convicted at trial and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

4 tall skyscrapers including 80-floor tower set to be built in Tel Aviv

The future towers 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Israelis are set to get their very own tall skyscrapers.

The Local Committee of the Tel Aviv Municipality has approved a plan to build the tallest residential, business and entertainment complex in all of Israel.

The Keren Hakirya project will see the construction of two office buildings, one of 80 floors and one of 50 floors, which together will contain 1 million square feet of office space. The project will also see the construction of two 45-floor residential buildings containing about 770 housing units.

The plan has been submitted for approval to the District Committee of Tel Aviv. The project will be built on the intersection of Shaul Hamelech and Weizmann streets.

As part of the plan, which is being promoted by the Israel Land Authority, 20 percent of the residential apartments in the project will be small apartments measuring up to 65 square meters or about 650 square feet, and the rest will measure 85 square meters or about 900 square feet.

The project was approved as part of the "green line agreement" signed between the Israel Lands Authority, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation. The agreement includes several projects in the area including the creation of an underground light rail on Ibn Gvirol Street.

According to the Israel Lands Authority, the Keren Hakirya project aims to address the shortage of offices and apartments in Tel Aviv.

Palestinian TV gives money to people who deny Israel’s existence

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By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Palestinian television reporters have been busy on the streets awarding people, who are able to deny Israel’s existence, according to the media watchdog palwatch.org.

Throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the reporters have taken to the streets in Palestinian cities in the West Bank, asking random people several geographical trivia questions with a prize of $100 for each correct answer.
They asked Palestinians to name or locate a "city in Palestine" within the borders of Israel, such as Jaffa, Ashdod and Safed.

One question was: "Which city did the Palestinian writer Mustafa Dabbagh call ‘The city that fell from heaven?’” The answer: “Jaffa,” an area with the largest Arab population in the municipality of Tel Aviv.

Another trivia question that was to identify the lake in "northern Palestine," which was drained by the "Israeli occupation." The answer: “Hula Lake,” located in the Galilee, which was drained by Israel in the 1950s.

Another question was what country shares the longest border with Palestine, and how long that border is. The correct answer was Jordan, with a 586 kilometers or 364 mile border, which is the length of the territory between Eilat in southern Israel, all the way to the Golan Heights in the north.

Each correct answer was awarded $100 sponsored by the Bank of Palestine and two mobile phone networks, Jawwal and Wataniya.

38 Jews attacked by Arabs last month

Palestinian stone thrower 
By: Moses Gold

The number of Jews being attacked by Arabs is on the rise again, according to a report by Israeli officials.
The Israeli army and the Israel Security Agency have posted last month’s figures.

In one month alone, 38 Jewish Israelis were reportedly injured by Palestinian terrorism. The number could be even higher as not every incident is being reported to the authorities.

Among the victims is a small child, who suffered a head injury, when Arabs threw rocks in the Old City of Jerusalem. Another eight-year-old Jewish boy was wounded by stone throwers, and yet another baby was injured when Palestinians threw stones at an Israeli passenger bus.

Three agents of the Israeli Border Police were injured when a bomb exploded in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis, and an ultra-orthodox Jewish man suffered serious injuries when an Arab stabbed him at a park.

There were even more attacks not resulting in injury. For example, there were at least 55 fire bombings against Jewish motorists in the West Bank, last month.

Israeli forces also managed to avoid numerous terrorist attacks before they could be carried out. In Hebron, Border Patrol agents arrested an Arab with a knife in his hand before he could stab his intended target, and another man was arrested carrying bomb-making materials in his car.

Even more numerous were the Arab acts of vandalism against Jewish property and institutions across the country, according to a report in Israel Hayom. In particular, young Arabs tried to remove the mezuzah, a container with a Jewish prayer, in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the biblical place where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, are buried along with Sarah, Rebecca and Leah.

'Identification, Please' How three words defined me to others and taught me the best of two ancient cultures

Boruch Wahrhaftig in China 
By: Boruch Wahrhaftig

Coordinating production of consumer goods from an office in Brooklyn taught me to do business with suppliers in China. I picked up a few cultural clues in the communication, but nothing prepared me for life in China.

Language was a manageable concern. I got by on translators, hand signals, and a few important words in Chinese. I had not anticipated how much Chinese culture mirrored Jewish culture. Confucius codified Chinese ethics and philosophy, emphasizing family, duty, and honor. The Chinese word for “people” (ren) is used to describe feelings of empathy, altruism, and striving for excellence. In Yiddish – being a mensch.

A succession of takeovers from the Mongols to the communists did not change the basics of Chinese society. The new leaders just became Confucian. China went on honoring its elders, worshiping its ancestors, and celebrating the ancient holidays. To the lands where they traveled, the Hebrews brought Mosaic Law, the bagel with shmear, and lawyers who practice the one while eating the other. Both cultures value personal honor. Saving face is a huge priority in China. The ‘crown of a good name’ is mentioned in Ethics of Our Fathers. Both Chinese and Jews seem to have a saying for everything, whether or not you appear interested. When serving food, every Chinese person is a Jewish mother.

An orthodox Jewish man arriving in the People’s Republic, I was more than a large white foreigner. I was an inscrutable mystery. China hosts many American and European visitors, but a Caucasian with a yarmulke and beard was an unfamiliar sight that most resembled a Muslim from China’s western provinces. It did not help that removing my glasses for my passport photo gave me a wild-eyed zealous resemblance to Osama bin Laden.

Within minutes of reaching China, someone touched my chin and said, “Nice beard.” Chinese passengers waiting to change planes tried to read the boarding pass extending from my shirt pocket. In an attempt to shame them into giving me some privacy, I held it up to be read. The readers nodded their thanks, smiled, and leaned on my hand luggage. New York and Tel Aviv were light years behind China in the pushy and nosy stranger competition. The concept of personal space was undefined in the People’s Republic.

People asked, “Where from?” but my replies only generated puzzled expressions. I learned to answer, “I am American, from New York,” in Mandarin. They shook their heads in disbelief and repeated their question in Chinese. When I wore the drab cadet cap sample from my desk, people cheered Fidel Castro and Cuba. Nobody had any idea where I was coming from.

Eventually, I mastered the phrase “wo zai you tai ren”, which means “I am Jewish”. In some countries, that was somewhere between not a good opener and downright dangerous. In China, it was received as if I had said, “I am Warren Buffet,” or “I am president of the United States.” I went from interesting to amazing in zero seconds. People not only knew what I was talking about, but they had a near-universal encouraging reaction. Pointing to their head, they would smile enthusiastically and say “hen hao,” (very good) in a great show of respect.

The positive stereotype of Jews as clever and good at business prevailed thoroughly. The early success of Jewish entrepreneurs such as the Sassoon brothers, builders of the famed Peace Hotel and other Shanghai landmarks did not hurt matters. Being Jewish in China was an immediate popularity boost. Factories were eager to do business with a member of such a successful race. Who was I to argue?

During factory visits, the hosts invariably expected to dine before starting business. My staff explained that I would not be able to join their meal because Jews have dietary restrictions. People were distressed when I declined an array of delicacies that reminded me of a pest control brochure, but they never ridiculed my convictions or attempted to persuade me. The general manager’s office was often home to an altar with incense burning before a bearded stone figure. In China, respect for old customs and practices lived on.

Returning to the USA, I experienced a reverse culture shock. Boarding the return flight reminded me what obesity looks like from behind. In the states, nobody carried their own bag into the store to avoid the fee. At Starbucks, people used credit cards to pay for complex drinks, not cash for juice or water. When the summoned waiter served tepid coffee to my elderly father-in-law after filling my cup, I missed attentive service, hot drinks, and deference to age.

In China, I rediscovered the joy of living small and savoring the moment. Exchanging slippers for shoes as I entered the minuscule apartment to share time with colleagues was like stepping into the real world. Sharing ideas, jokes, and hopes over tea in delicate cups reminded me of my grandfather sitting in the room behind his grocery store, sipping a glass of tea as he perused the Yiddish newspaper. America could well use a bit more Chinese Jewish culture.

Boruch Wahrhaftig resides in New York when not visiting friends and family in China, Israel and South Africa. His writing on topics of culture, science, and personal well-being is published in the USA and globally. Books on inspiration within nature and edible science are under construction.

Arab man arrested after stabbing 2 people and attempting to stab a third man in Jerusalem

Damascus Gate 
By: John Roberts

A man was arrested and will be charged with assault related charges after stabbing two people and attempting to stab a third man, according to police reports in Israel.

Jerusalem Police said that they arrested the man, 22, of the Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem, on the suspicion that he was behind two different stabbing attacks recently, and a third attempted stabbing.

Police believe that the suspect stabbed a Jewish man, 52, in Bloomfield Gardens, late last month. The victim of the Pisgat Zev neighborhood of Jerusalem was stabbed in the chest and hand. The victim told police that an Arab man attacked him when he was in the bathroom.

The suspect fled from the scene and went to Jerusalem’s Old City. Once there, he tried to stab another Jewish man. That attack failed, police said.

The suspect later went to the Damascus Gate of the Old City, and got into a fight with another Arab man. During the argument the suspect stabbed the third victim.

The attacks are not believed to have been motivated by nationalism, police said.
Prosecutors plan to file charges against the suspect on Monday, in the Jerusalem District Court.

Endangered elephant born in Israel’s safari seen on video nursing from grandmother instead of its mother

Baby elephant its mother and grandmother 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A video of an endangered elephant born in Israel, is nursing from its grandmother instead of its mother, causing concern among safari officials.

An endangered species Asian elephant has given birth to her first calf at a safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Seven-years-old La Belle, gave birth to a healthy baby female on Friday, weighing around 80 kg, or about 175 pounds. The newborn calf has not yet been named and has been constantly surrounded by its mother and grandmother, La Petite.

The calf is being taking care of by her grandmother rather than the mother, which is proving to be a source of concern to the staff at the safari park. However, they are closely monitoring the situation and may isolate La Petite if necessary.

The 35-year-old grandmother of the baby is also pregnant, and it is expected that once it gives birth, it will be less involved with its daughter’s newborn and focus more on its own baby.

Foreign journalists shown devastating effects on joint Israeli-Palestinian business ventures from settlement boycotts

Journalists touring factory in the West Bank 
By: Debbie Gross

The Israeli government has sponsored a tour that aimed to show the devastating effects of settlement boycotts on joint Israeli-Palestinian business ventures, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

In the wake of the European Union's challenging resolution to boycott the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and to terminate all financial contacts with them, foreign journalists toured the Barkan Industrial Park and Ariel University in Samaria last week (July 29), an event organized by Israel's Government Press Office (GPO) in conjunction with the Yesha Council and The Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI), providing the reporters with a hands-on experience of the ramifications of the EU's decision on the financial coexistence in the area.

The focus of the tour was on the joint financial projects between Israelis and Palestinians, which now stand to face financial hardship and even shutdown as a result of the EU recent actions. Some 40 journalists, including reporters from CNN, Al-Jazeera, The Financial Times, French, Chinese German and Dutch news agencies, visited the Lipsky plastic factory, where they met Rashid Marar, head of the assembly division, who is one of the 3,000 Palestinians employed at the Park.

They witnessed the coexistence displayed at Ariel University, where Palestinian students study alongside Israelis. “We don’t make distinctions between workers according to what side of the green line they live on,” said Dan Catarivas of the Manufacturers Association of Israel. “We want to have the best economic possibilities. The Palestinians are a major part of Israel. We try to concentrate purely on economic issues, not politics.”

Starting in 2014, products Judea and Samaria will no longer be labeled ‘Made in Israel’ but rather in the “occupied territories.” The decision will require the EU and its members to stop cooperation with and funding of Israeli institutions and businesses in the area. Catarivas said that the EU’s decision is “a storm in a teacup,” assisted by disinformation in the media, but in reality “there will be no functional effect on the Israeli economy.” He explained that exports from Israel totaled nearly $46 billion in 2012 compared to just $250 million from the Judea and Samaria (0.55%).

Furthermore, goods from the Judea and Samaria have been taxed by the EU since 2005 and are not subject to the Free Trade Agreement enjoyed by the State of Israel. Those who do stand to be harmed by boycotts on Israeli products from Judea and Samaria are the Palestinians themselves. There are fourteen industrial centers dispersed throughout Judea and Samaria, which include some eight hundred factories and businesses.

Seventeen thousand employees work at these centers, eleven thousand of them Palestinians. According to data presented by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics, the employees earn two to three times more than the average pay earned by the Palestinian population, and receive full social benefits as prescribed by Israeli law. Based on the Arab familial structure in the region that is comprised of Hamulot, large families, it is estimated that these workers support over 100,000 people who are dependent on them.

A secondary source of livelihood has developed around these centers in the form of the provision of transportation for the employees, haulage of product and materials, services and equipment suppliers, so an even larger segment of the local population makes a living as a result of Israeli entrepreneurship in this region. Therefore, boycotting Israeli products from the settlements essentially harms Palestinian livelihood. If these factories are shut down, most Israeli workers will find another source of employment, as opposed to the Palestinians who will remain with no source of income.

GPO officials reported that the tour was successful and satisfying, receiving positive feedback from the attendees. Ron Paz, a PMO official, told Tazpit News Agency: "We focused on financial issues and refrained from touching on political topics. The reporters received a clear message: sanctions against the industry in Judea and Samaria pose a threat to the mutual financial cooperation in the region and hinder any possibility of peace and normalization."

Dani Dayan, former head of the Yesha Council explained that peace begins from the bottom up. You start with employment, raising the standard of living, working side by side, and build peace from there. “Peace is not imminent,” he said, “and in the meantime we need to work on fostering relations.”

Yigal Dilmony, deputy director-general of the Yesha council, stated that the purpose of the tour was to expose the truth: "All residents of Judea and Samaria can properly support themselves and live side by side in peace. There is nothing like a first-hand encounter to present the truth", he told Tazpit News Agency.

Two Arabs caught red handed on video vandalizing The Tomb of the Patriarchs

The two suspects 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) After a string of attacks recently on The Tomb Of the Patriarchs, police finally caught the suspects, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

Two Palestinians were arrested last night during an act of vandalism they committed in the Cave of the Patriarchs. The two were recorded on security cameras ripping off a Mezuzah in the hall of Yaacov and Leah. The police acted quickly and apprehended the two, catching them ‘red-handed’.

Superintendent Barak Arusi, commander of the police unit guarding the site, stated that the two, aged 20, were charged with attempted theft and with an attempt to offend religious sentiments. During their questioning one of the detainees denied his involvement, but the second admitted to the charges and implicated his accomplice. They are both held in custody.

This is the fourth reported act of desecration by Muslims against Jewish religious symbols over the past month of Ramadan. Tazpit News Agency reported yesterday that Mezuzahs were desecrated for a third time by Muslims frequenting the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Following the incident Muslims aged 18 – 35 were barred from entering the Tomb of the patriarchs for a short while, but Major General Nitzan Alon, Head of IDF’s Central Command, rescinded the directive. A short while later, the two, aged 20, were caught in the act.

New York police raid apartment after finding prop bomb in trash

Ethan Fishbane 
By: Sarah Weiss

An apartment was raided by police after they found a prop bomb outside of the apartment in a trash can, according to police reports in New York.

A New York City playwright said he was embarrassed when a bomb squad raided his building after a suicide bomb belt prop was found in the trash.

Ethan Fishbane, 23, had thrown away the bomb prop on Tuesday, while cleaning his apartment on Bedford Street before moving away.
"I did not think twice because literally, it was two blocks of clay, a cut calculator, and some Gameboy cables. It's something stupid. The belt was actually like a training belt, something that I bought at sports authority," Fishbane said.

The building super noticed the bomb prop in the trash the next night and notified authorities.
New York Police Department units and detectives from across Manhattan responded to the scene.

"The police detectives covered Bedford Street," Fishbane said. "They were cutting open trash bags. The entire street was a bit crowded," he said.

"They came to knock on my door," he added. "At first, I did not know what they were talking about. Then, I was like, 'Oh, my God, I think that's my prop. I believe it's mine,’” he said.
Fishbane said he has no plans to write more plays about terrorists or bombs in the short term.

Burger King employee fired after he was photographed lying on a pile of hamburger buns

Burger King employee lying on a pile of hamburger buns 
By: David Ross

An employee did a stupid thing, and now he is suffering the consequences.

A Burger King spokesperson said in a statement that an employee has been fired after tweeting a photo of himself lying in a pile of hamburger buns.

The Japanese man has since deleted the photo from his Twitter account, which contained other pictures of him playing with equipment at the store.

"How many Whopper Juniors do you think it has made? See if you can figure it out yourself." He wrote along with the image on his account, @inotayuta.

The dirty bucket placed next to all the buns also caused a stir in Japan's biggest online forum, and many people called on the company to take action.

Many people also emailed the company demanding action be taken against him given firm country's strict expectations of customer service and food preparation.

Burger King Japan issued a statement apologizing for the incident and said that none of the rolls was served to customers.

The company said the employee explained that the buns were leftovers, which were thrown away after the photo was taken. The company also said that it plans to re-train staff in customer service and sanitation.

Boy, 4, re-elected mayor of town in Minnesota

Robert "Bobby" Tufts 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) Members of a little boy’s family are feeling proud again after the 4-year-old was re-elected as the mayor of a town in Minnesota.

Robert "Bobby" Tufts has not reached preschool yet, but has already been elected twice as mayor of a small tourist town in northern Minnesota.

Tufts was chosen on Sunday during the annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. The town has no government official and has a population of about 25, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town.
Anyone could vote as many times as they like for $1 a vote, in any of the polls located in the shops around town. Proceeds go to the festival organization.

Bobby was only 3 when he won the elections last year. His mother, Emma Tufts, said she and her son, who turns 5 in October, were crying when his name was announced for re-election on Sunday.

When asked how he felt during an interview, a tired Bobby made it clear that he was done answering questions. "I want to be with the kids," he told his mother.

They were on their way to dinner and then, they were planning to go fishing or make a bonfire to celebrate. Bobby’s preschool starts this fall.

Emma Tufts said her son's agenda includes raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota, and a new welcome sign for Dorset, which bills itself as The Restaurant Capital of the World.
I raised $750 this summer and plan to donate half of the proceeds from sales of shirts on Sunday to charity.

Man killed after wife drives from Queens to Brooklyn New York with husband clinging to the roof

The scene of the crash 
By: Eva Fett

A man was killed after his wife decided to drive her car while her husband was hanging on to the roof of the vehicle, according to police reports in New York.

New York Police said that a woman was arrested Sunday night after she drove from Queens to Brooklyn with a man clinging to the roof of her truck. The man died and three others were injured when she crashed into another sports utility vehicle in Cypress Hills.

The accident occurred shortly before 9:00 am on Sunday. The pieces of debris still litter the intersection.
According to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the couple was married, and they had a dispute over money. 34-year-old Matthew Soria wanted the car keys, and 51-year-old Maria Espinosa got into the car with the man on the roof.

Soria desperately clung on to the roof of the blue Ford Explorer, and rode on the outside as the SUV passed through the city streets. Espinosa finally crashed into a white Nissan at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Crescent in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn.

Soria, who hung onto the car, flew off, and died. Espinosa was later arrested by police.
Passengers in the white Nissan suffered minor injuries.
Espinosa was charged Sunday with murder, manslaughter and assault.

Man wakes up without his male organ after passing out drunk

Geraldo Ramos 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A man claims that he woke up without his private parts after passing out from drinking too much alcoholic beverages, according to an interview with the man in the Dominican Republic.

Geraldo Ramos told a local television news station that he passed out drunk this week and woke up without his male organ.

The 45-year-old said that he has no idea where it went, but neighbors told the television news station that Ramos was attacked by a dog when he was drunk. Ramos, however, has no recollection of it. The alleged dog has not been found.

This is not the first time that a man has lost his male organ. As we reported earlier, police are cracking down on people who steal and sell men’s private parts.

Police have arrested three men and one woman in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, after they were found with human male private parts.
Two of the people arrested were employees of a morgue.

Police identified the suspects as Sebita Mwale, 27, her fiance Erick Mwandira, 34, mortuary supervisor Lufeyo Mphimbi, 54, and his assistant Samalani Jabu, 58. According to police, Mwandira approached the mortuary supervisor at his work, and they agreed to divide the profits of the sale. Mwandira tried to sell private parts to a businesswoman for about $1,500.

Many locals believe that human body parts can bring wealth. Business people and healers pay a lot of money for men’s private parts. Sadly, some poor people looking for money kill and mutilate innocent men for their bodies parts.

Woman kicked off bus, fined, for not having exact change

Pauline Tantost and her child 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman was left traumatized after she was kicked off a bus and received a fine because she did not have exact change to pay her fare.

Montreal Transit officials in Canada, said they were looking into a $219 fine imposed on a woman, who was kicked off a bus along with her son, for not having exact change.

Pauline Tantost, 24, filed a complaint with transit officials last about the incident, which she said began when she took out a $5 bill to pay the $3 fare.

Transit Spokesperson Amelie Regis said an internal investigation is being conducted on the driver and officials are asking other agency employees for their version of the events.

Tantost said she was just trying to get home with her son, Xavier, after a long visit at the Montreal Children's Hospital on Friday. She got on the bus at 10:00 pm, but did not have the necessary $3. She had a $5 bill, but the driver refused to take her and warned her that she could be fined by inspectors if she stayed on board without a ticket.

Tantost refused to disembark and of course, inspectors soon came on board the bus and asked to see her ticket. Then, the mother and son were escorted to the curb and were left there with a fine of $219.

"I left the bus on my own because I felt bad, I could not stop crying, I did not want everyone to see me like that," Tantost said.

Transit officials said it was the driver who called inspectors. Wayne Larsen, another passenger who witnessed the scene, said: "To me, it seemed that it was an ambush, because these guys came up and confronted her immediately."

New York woman jailed after killing her friend over spilled milk

Kayla Henriques (right) with her friend Kamisha Richards 
By: David Ross

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter related charges after she killed her friend after her friend spilled some milk, according to court proceedings in New York.

Now, the woman has received a 15 year jail sentence.

Brooklyn prosecutors said that a young woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter after killing her good friend literally over spilled milk. She was originally charged with second degree murder and faced a possible life sentence.

Kayla Henriques, 20, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and will spend 15 years behind bars for the stabbing death of Kamisha Richards, 22, after the two feuded on Facebook and through text messages.

"It was a tragedy," defense attorney Frederick Spiegel said.
It all began when Richards asked Henriques to give her $20 that she had lent her to buy supplies for her one-year-old child Alex. When she refused, she threw away the baby’s milk.

"So they started arguing," Detective Christopher Obdyke, who had questioned the accused, said in court. "They also began to send text messages back and forth while they were in the same apartment," he said.
The argument later intensified.

"She grabbed scissors, so I ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife," Henriques wrote in her confession. "She swung at me, so I swung back. She kept screaming ‘that b**** stabbed me,’” she also wrote.
Richards later died from a single stab wound.
The two were good friends.

The young women were also exchanging threatening messages on Facebook in the days before the incident.
Prosecutors said the plea agreement was approved by the family of the victim.

Virginia mother arrested after making child porn videos with her own children

Kanealeen Latouche 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with production of child porn related charges after she was caught making child porn videos with her own children, according to police reports in Virginia.

Chesapeake Police said that a mother, who is accused of using her children to make child pornography, appeared in court on Wednesday.

Kanealeen Latouche, 22, has been formally charged with 30 offenses.
Also in court was the mother of Latouche.

"I do not think that my daughter did what she is accused of doing, you know. She loves her children. She takes care of her children," the mother of Latouche said.

Police said that the boy and the girl used for the production of child porn videos are two and three-years-old.
According to the arrest warrants filed in court, Latouche sexually abused the children and produced child pornography. The charges also state that she planned to sell the videos.

At this point, no one knows why Chesapeake Police began investigating Latouche in the first place. Nor is it clear what evidence they found during their investigation.

Police said cases like this are rare. In fact, it is the first case of child pornography involving a mother and a child relationship being investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit since 2010.

Latouche now remains behind bars. But, at a hearing on Friday, a judge will decide whether to grant her bail. Latouche is also scheduled to appear in court next month for a preliminary hearing.

Serial groper attacking Asian women on trains in New York

A sketch of the suspect 
By: Eva Fett

Police are looking to arrest a man after he attacked several Asian women while riding the subway in New York, according to police reports.

The New York Police Department is looking for the suspect, who has been groping women on subway stations in the Jackson Heights and in Elmhurst in Queens, since February.

Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect and said that he has grabbed the behinds of five women between February and last week.

The latest incident occurred on Tuesday, at the M train station located at Elmhurst Avenue and Broadway, where a 34-year-old was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect squeezed her private area before he fled from the scene.

Police said the other four incidents took place on Roosevelt Avenue, 74th Street and Broadway stations, where he grabbed the behinds of the victims or their private areas before fleeing from the scene. One of the crimes took place in March and the other three in July.

All of the victims were Asian women between the ages of 19 and 47.
No weapons were displayed and no property was removed from the victims. None of the victims were hospitalized after the crimes.

The suspect is a Hispanic man between 25 and 40-years-old, 5-foot 7-inches tall and 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a navy blue or black baseball cap.

26 sick airplane passengers fight to get 1 of 9 toilets on board

Sick child illustration 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) It was a nightmare of a flight, according to passengers on Qantas flight QF28.

Twenty-six passengers on the flight from Santiago, Chile to Sydney, Australia were shot down with gastrointestinal illness mid-flight on Thursday, resulting in mass vomiting and diarrhea.

A team of paramedics waited for the plane when it landed at Sydney airport about 5:15 pm on Thursday and treated the sick passengers, who were all part of the same group of tourists to return to Australia after the World Youth Day in Brazil last month.

Three of the passengers were so ill that they had to be taken off the plane in a stretcher.

The teens and several teachers were experiencing vomiting and diarrhea during the entire 13-hour flight from in the Boeing 747-400, which has less than 10 toilets on board. Australian health officials said their symptoms were consistent with the norovirus infection.

Qantas confirmed that a number of passengers traveling in the same group were sick during the flight before landing in Sydney.
"It is believed that the passengers contracted the disease before boarding the plane and the symptoms only became evident during the flight," a Qantas spokesperson said.

"The plane was met by medical staff, who cared for the sick passengers. As a precautionary measure, the other passengers have been warned to keep a close eye on their health for the next 24 to 48 hours and see a doctor if they feel unwell,” the spokesperson added.

The plane was quarantined and moved to an area at the airport where medical staff could treat patients. The aircraft was also disinfected.

Sixteen passengers were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital and St. George Hospital for treatment.
Catholic Education Melbourne confirmed that its students and their teachers had traveled to South America for the World Youth Day and were returning home when they became sick.

One passenger, Lisa McCormick, said that teens were all from Melbourne and from Sale.
She said that unfortunately, they were quite sick throughout the entire flight. It's a terrible way to end a holiday.


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