Mark Zuckerberg’s sister wants people to observe a ‘digital sabbath’ by taking a break from Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg with his older sister Randi Zuckerberg 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Mark Zuckerberg’s older sister is calling for people to take a break from Facebook.

Many people have complained that Facebook has closed their accounts after they had too many friends.

Now, Randi Zuckerberg said that Facebook is aiming to keep people connected to close family and friends rather than letting people connect to as many random people as possible.

“This is the direction Facebook is going,” Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg, who is the marketing director of Facebook and the sister of Mark Zuckerberg, is telling people to take a "digital Sabbath."

She is encouraging people to stop using Facebook and connect to people who are in the room with them.

"It's a great idea, at least once a week to put the devices down, take stock of yourself and your behavior," Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media, said.

This "digital Sabbath" is just one of the many recommendations Zuckerberg offers in her new book called Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives.

Zuckerberg said that a temporary disconnect from the Internet does not contradict the purpose of Facebook’s message.

"This is really in line with Facebook’s message to share with people who you want to share with, and do so consciously and mindfully," Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg claims that more people are deleting strangers from their Facebook, and are sticking with just friends and family.

"At first, it was all about getting as many friends as possible on Facebook, and getting as many followers on Twitter as possible," Zuckerberg said. "We've become closer to friends, but further from friendship," she said.

Now she said the pendulum is swinging back to where
"people are valuing their intimacy and their personal relationships again," she said.

4 killed in Williamsburg Brooklyn murder suicide

The rock band Yellow Dogs 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Four people are dead after a murder suicide incident unfolded in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, according to police reports.

Brooklyn police said that a rock musician fatally shot three people, at least some of them his bandmates, in a house early on Monday.

The attacker then killed himself, police said.

Neighbors said that the attacker was a member of a group of Iranian expatriates called Yellow Dogs.

The victims were men between 20 and 30-years-old. At least one of the victims lived in the three-story building located at 318 Maujer Street.

The home was also the headquarters of the band.

The suspect was recently dropped from the band.

The gunman appeared to have been allowed to enter the house, police said. Once inside, he went up, shot the th victims, who were on the second and third floors.

He went to the roof, where he shot himself in the head with the gun, which police said appeared to be an assault rifle.

The surviving victim, 22, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm.

At least two other people, who were in the house during the shooting, were being interviewed by detectives.

Team of Israeli rescue workers rush over to the Philippines

Israeli rescuers head for the Philippines 
By: Aryeh Savir

A large team of Israeli rescue workers are flying over to the Philippines, in order to help the country deal with a deadly storm, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

As Typhoon Haiyan continues to plow through Asia, leaving in its wake massive destruction and scores of wounded and dead two Israeli rescues have taken off late last night for the Philippines.

The preliminary teams have been tasked with assessing the situation on the ground and deciding what are the necessities in preparation for the coming of much larger rescue teams.

The first team, commissioned by Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, is comprised of members of the IDF's Search and Rescue unit, the medical Corps and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The second team is headed by F.I.R.S.T (Fast Israeli Rescue and Saving Teams), a voluntary civilian organization which specializes in search and rescue missions. F.I.R.S.T's spokesman told Tazpit News Agency that the six member team is in the air on its way to Manila, where it is to meet up with Philippine military officials who will route them to the area they are needed.

The team is comprised of members of Israel's civilian rescue teams from around the country, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Tsafrir Shifman. The well experienced organization can provide Search and Rescue (SAR) support as well as medical services.

Chairman of F.I.R.S.T, Brigadier General (Ret.) Avi Bachar, stated that their team members are well experienced, working in Israel and saving lives on a daily basis.

The teams are ready to ship out and provide support to those in need, as it has done over the past twenty years in eleven countries across the world.

Israeli Rescue missions have been present at all natural disasters over the past decades, including the Earthquake in Japan in 2011, the Haiti disaster in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

They have vast knowledge and experience in contending with such complex situations, by establishing field hospital, providing SAR personnel and offering needed provisions and medical supplies.

Woman seen on video kicking border patrol officer in the crotch to distract him as her partners smuggle goods

Officer who was kicked 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A well-planned out smuggling operation included a woman distracting customs officers at an airport.

The woman in China, walked into the restricted area, but was quickly confronted by customs officers.

The woman then kicked a male officer in the crotch while she continued going through customs control at the airport of Shenzhen, Futian.

The woman arrived at the customs control on Thursday morning.

She broke into the administrative area and grabbed the ID of the customs officers using force.

When officers tried to stop her, she began to kick and punch them.

When another male officer stepped in to help them, she kicked him in the crotch. The officer fell to the ground and the woman continued to kick him in the head.

In the video below, the officer showed his shirt, which has blood stains and two missing buttons.

While she was hitting customs officials, three people tried to smuggle 4,000 SD cards.

Customs officials suspect that the woman's crazy behavior was aimed at distracting them so that her accomplices can smuggle the
the SD cards.

The woman was arrested.

Japan builds see-through public toilets made of glass

See through toilet 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) An architect based in Tokyo, Japan, came up with a unique public toilet, where people can sit on the toilet and be one with nature.

Sou Fujimoto created a bathroom inside a glass box. The toilets were placed at different areas in the city of Ichihara, Chiba.

The city is well-known for its beautiful landscapes.

The public toilets were placed in large gardens, with lush trees and vibrant flowers.

The end result was a glass cube, right in the center of a stunning garden.

However, people do not have to feel embarrassed to use the glass toilet because two privacy measures have been put in place.

For one, a 6 foot wooden fence was installed around the garden for privacy so that passing people and trains outside the garden cannot see inside.

If someone is inside the garden, the privacy issue was addressed by placing sensors on the floor.

When a person steps into the toilet the glass becomes foggy allowing the person to have privacy.

Sexy model arrested after her mother finds videos of her boyfriend having sex with children

Julie Lack (right and circled)and Tad Costin 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A hot-looking model was arrested after her mother found child porn videos in her possession.

Tad Costin, 42, of Pearland, Texas, and his girlfriend, Julie Lack, who is an aspiring model, were arrested.

The charges came after Julie Lack’s mother found an sd
card in a box, in her home, which belonged to her daughter.

The mother placed the sd card into her computer and was shocked with what she found.

The sd card was loaded with videos of Costin having sex with young girls. Some girls were wearing Disney night gowns during sex sessions.

Julie Lack’s father, Benny Lack, called police.

During the investigation, police searched Costin’s home and found 80 DVDs and six hard drives containing evidence that showed Costin sexually assaulting young girls.

The sex abuse took place at Lack’s home, which she shared with Costin and her 5-year-old son.

The victims were between the ages of 4 to 7-years-old, according to police.

According to investigators, there is evidence that Costin did not act alone.

In some of the videos, police have seen a hand of a person, who was recording the videos, as well as shaky camera movements, which indicates that someone was on the other side of the lens.

Earlier, a woman told authorities that Costin has sexually abused her young daughter for several years, but prosecutors dropped the case for lack of evidence.

Now, he was charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child.

Lack was also arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

Costin remains jailed without bail.

Bail for Lack was set at $30,000.

Paint company accused of racism after naming beige paint as ‘skin color’

Woman with beige skin color illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A paint company is facing a lawsuit after it decided to name its beige color paint as “skin color,” according to a new lawsuit filed in Sweden.

A Swedish teenager has reported the paint manufacturer to the Equality Ombudsman.

The 14-year-old discovered that the racist paint was being sold by Universal Color and Chemicals. She said she was sickened that the term "skin color" is used to describe beige.

Se has taken her complaint to the Equality Ombudsman arguing that the term "skin color" is racist. She claimed to have the support of her family and her school.

"By changing beige to skin color the company implies that the norm is to be white," Thyra, 14, said.

"It's completely sick because black and brown are also skin color," she also said.

The Equality Ombudsman in Sweden, is a government agency that acts to end discrimination and promote equal rights.

Florida thief, 19, caught after his mother calls his cell phone that he left at the crime scene

Derek Codd and Kristen Rynearson 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A thief was easily identified after his mother called his phone.

Derek Codd, 19, robbed a house in Lake Worth, Florida, but accidentally left his cell phone at the scene of the crime.

His mother called and pointed police right to her son.

Codd broke into the house and stole many valuables including jewelry.

Codd managed to get away with the stolen valuables, but he made one big mistake. He placed his cell phone on the kitchen counter of the home he was robbing, and he forgot to take with him when he left the residence.

Investigators confiscated the cell phone as evidence when the phone began ringing with the word "mom" appearing on the caller ID.

Officers asked the woman on the line if she knows the owner of the phone, and she told police it was her son’s phone.

From there, police had an easy time tracking down the teen suspect.

Ironically, police found the homeowner’s cell phone at Codd's house.

Police also recovered more than 45 pieces of jewelry, which belonged to the homeowner's wife, in the purse of Kristen Rynearson, 19, of Lantana, who was with Codd.

Both Codd and Rynearson were arrested on charges including burglary and larceny.

Bail for Rynearson was set at $1,000.

Bail for Codd was set at $18,000, according to county records.

Biker banned from road after he was seen on video flipping the bird at speeding camera

Man swearing at camera 
By: Eva Fett

A man was having fun while speeding with his motorcycle with another rider.

Whenever they passed a speeding security camera, the driver flipped his middle finger at the camera.

Police in England, launched an investigation after they saw the cyclist swear several times at speed cameras when he sped passed it.

Luke Weeks, 19, of Dartford, Kent, was seen on security cameras flipping the bird 19 times at different locations.

He was recorded driving without his hands on the handlebars, making rude gestures, driving with a passenger at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour in an area of a ​​30 miles per hour speed limit.

Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership said that Weeks did not have his front license plate on his bike, as he was aware that the camera can only see the front of the vehicle.

“The safety camera is there to reduce the number of crashes and casualties within the area,” Katherine Meehan of the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership said.

Weeks pleaded guilty to 19 counts of speeding and three counts of reckless driving at the Magistrate’s Court in Chatham.

He was fined £340 (about $550) for his offenses. He was also banned from driving for 12 months, and he will have to take an extensive driving course.

Deer seen running around with arrow in its head

Arrow shot through the deer's head 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A poor deer was seen running around with an arrow lodged in its head.

Now, biologists in New Jersey, have removed the arrow from the head of the young deer that had wandered around with the arrow for at least a week.

It is bow hunting season in New Jersey, and the deer had apparently been shot by a hunter.

Susan Darrah first saw the deer in the backyard of her home in the town of Rockaway, and called officials.

The deer appeared in Darrah’s house several times, and officials of the Division of Fish and Wildlife in New Jersey, had hoped to reassure the deer in order to be able to remove the arrow.

Finally, they got their chance on Saturday, when they sedated the deer near the house of Darrah, gave it antibiotics, removed the arrow and then release it back into the wild.

Officials said that the arrow does not appear to have seriously damaged its organs, and after it was removed, the deer woke up and walked away, this time without the arrow.

Bad dog seen on video snatching away ball from little baby

The dog snatching the ball 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A bad dog was seen on video snatching away a ball from a little baby moments before the baby was about to grab it, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Every day is a new lesson when you're young and a baby. The child in question was seen on video discovering what it is to have something you've been struggling to reach, snatched away at the last moment.

The child embarked on a heroic mission to retrieve a squeaky ball from the other side of the living room. The baby seemed all set to take the prize when the family pet dog suddenly showed up after losing its patience with the child.

One of the baby's parents wrote on YouTube that they were recording their baby crawling for the first time, when the dog came in and ruined it all.

New York judge dismisses prostitution charges because woman was not wearing skimpy clothing

Felicia McGinnis (photo via NY Post) 
By: John Roberts

A woman got lucky after being brought to a judge, who dismissed prostitution charges against her, according to court proceedings in New York.

The New York City judge dropped the case saying that the woman was clearly not wearing clothing befitting a prostitute.

Felicia McGinnis, 26, was arrested one morning, when police saw her talking to passersby on a sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan. She was charged with loitering for prostitution.

Police said McGinnis was wearing a "black jacket, tight jeans and platform shoes."

Judge Felicia Mennin ruled that her clothing did not justify a charge of prostitution.

"Any current issue of a fashion magazine will show a lot of women dressed like her," Mennin said. "Choosing this type of clothing does not indicate a willingness to engage in prostitution," the judge also wrote.

Mennin also criticized police for noting that McGinnis was revealing her legs.

"The characterization of revealing fits in with schools in the 1950s and not in criminal court," Mennin wrote.

Florida man gets stuck in chimney while trying to burglarize home

Richard Tyler Brandon stuck in the chimney 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A young man and his accomplice were sent behind bars when their robbery attempt was foiled after getting stuck in a chimney, according to police reports in Florida.

Naples Police said that they arrested two men on Wednesday, after one of them got stuck in the chimney of the house he was trying burglarize.

Richard Tyler Brandon, 25, faces two counts of theft. He was found inside the chimney of a house on Neapolitan Way.

His friend, Derek Alan Grenfell, 26, was charged with being an accessory after the fact. He told police that Brandon was trapped, and Naples Firefighters had to use a rope and ladder fire truck to remove him.

A photo taken by the Naples Fire and Rescue shows Brandon's foot hanging in the chimney.

"It was hard for him to breathe," one firefighter said.

Brandon was taken to a hospital, treated and released into police custody.

Brandon went to the house to commit a robbery. Grenfell also said he saw Brandon commit another robbery at Parkwood Lane.

New York man to lose visitation rights after he refused to take his son to McDonald’s

David Schorr's estranged wife 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man is angry after a court appointed psychiatrist told a judge that he is unfit to care for his child because he refused to take his son to McDonald’s, according to a new lawsuit filed in New York.

David Schorr, 43, a New York City attorney, filed the lawsuit in the Supreme Court alleging that the court appointed psychiatrist Marilyn Schiller presented a report on his battle for custody saying he was totally unable to care of his child, and should be denied visitation rights for refusing to take his 4-year-old son to the fast food restaurant.

Schorr said the incident in question involved his son throwing a tantrum during a visit on Tuesday night, when he refused to take him to McDonald’s.

Schorr said he told the child that they could go to any restaurant other than McDonald’s, and if he does not consent to another restaurant, there would be no dinner.

"The child chose not to have dinner," Schorr said in the lawsuit.
Schorr said the boy's mother made ​​sure he did not learn any lesson from the incident.

"My wife immediately took him to McDonald’s," Schorr said.

Schorr said he regrets his decision, but the report is tantamount to defamation.

"You'd think it was sexual abuse," Schorr said about the report of the psychiatrist.

Drunk man seen stopping traffic after exposing himself on busy California highway

Traffic on California highway illustration 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested and charged with public indecency after he was seen exposing himself to passing motorists on a busy California highway, according to police reports.

Fremont Police said that the man dropped his pants and flashed passing motorists along a busy highway in Fremont, on Wednesday,

Police said no one was injured, aside from drivers who may have been offended by the scene.

Officers were called at 6:56 p.m. to the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Peralta Boulevard after a motorist called police to report a man obstructing traffic by exposing himself, police spokesperson Geneva Bosques said.

As police officers were on their way another driver called 911 to report the man standing in the center median on Mowry Avenue flashing passersby and screaming weird things.

The second person told a dispatcher that the man appeared to be drunk and that he was running in and out of traffic.

When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man and arrested him on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Police identified the man as Richard Blankenship.

He was released from jail on Thursday, after sleeping off his alcohol.

Kansas boy kicked out from school for carrying purse

Skylar Davis 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) There is still a long way to go until we reach equality.

A boy was kicked out from school because he chose to wear a purse, according to school officials in Kansas.

The middle school student caused a firestorm after carrying a Vera Bradley bag on his back to school every day since August.

Skylar Davis was suspended from school on Wednesday, because he refused to stop bringing his bag to school.

"The bag suits me well and everyone else can use it, so I'm like why can’t I?" The 13-year-old boy said.

"I think everyone should be treated equally. Everyone should have the same privileges,” the boy also said.

Skylar said that he was summoned to the principal’s office, Don Hillard, after he refused to take his bag off.

"I went to the office and I refused to remove it. That is when I was suspended,” Sklyer said.

His mother, Leslie Willis, was notified to pick up her child up from school.

"I was a little mad, and I called the school to verify the story, and yes, my son was suspended because he refused to remove his bag," she said.