Israeli man pleads guilty to bombing bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 15

Tel Aviv bus bombing 
By: Debbie Gross

An Israeli Arab man was arrested, charged and convicted of carrying out a terror attack after bombing a bus in Tel Aviv, according to court proceedings in Israel.

The defendant pleaded guilty on Monday, to putting a bomb on the bus in Tel Aviv last year, during the eight-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, an Israeli court said.

The bomb exploded when the bus was driving near the Israeli Defense Ministry, wounding 15 people.

The Tel Aviv District Court accepted the plea deal struck with Mohammed Mafarja, 19, and found him guilty of attempted murder, attempted assault and aiding the enemy, according to the court ruling.

Mafarja, who was accused of working on behalf of the Islamist group Hamas, will be sentenced at a later date, the court said.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors promised not to seek a life sentence in prison.

Hasidic man, 26, who was sucker punched in Williamsburg in ‘Knockout Game’ attack speaks out

The victim 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A Hasidic man is the latest “Knockout Game” victim after being sucker punched in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.

The man was walking down a street in Williamsburg on Sunday night, when he became the latest victim of a game in which innocent people are sucker punched by strangers.

Many of the victims have been attacked in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods.

Eli Leidner, 26, was hit by a man and a woman at 10:40 p.m., on Bedford Avenue and Taylor Street. He was not badly hurt.

A relative said that Leidner was sure that he was attacked because he is Jewish.

Jewish politicians condemned the attack. Brooklyn Police have launched an investigation into the attack, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Arabs attack Palestinian family after mistaking them for Jews

Rashuan and Dina Salman 
By: Sarah Weiss

A group of Arab thugs attacked a Palestinian family in Jerusalem after they thought they are Jews, the family said in a statement.

The Muslim family of East Jerusalem, came under attack by three men in the Sur Baher area. However, after the group learned that the family was Palestinian, they fled from the scene.

Rashuan Salman, his wife Dina, and his daughter were making their way from Umm Tuba to Jerusalem, when they were attacked.

"They tried to pull us out of the car and they hit us. It seemed that they intended to kill us. They tried to open the door and my wife begged them to leave us alone. She spoke in Arabic, and only then did they realize that we are Arabs. I hit the gas and drove away as fast as possible," Salman said.

"Me and my wife look Jewish. Even the police officer who arrived at the scene, said he was sure we are Jews. He told us that this kind of thing happens all the time," he also said.

Jerusalem Police said that they have launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Canadian Prime Minister seen on video singing of joy after announcing trip to Israel

Stephen Harper singing 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) The Prime Minister of Canada, began singing and dancing after announcing a trip to Israel, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Stephen Harper drew support from the local Jewish community on Sunday, announcing his first ever trip to Israel next year, and then singing and dancing at a fundraising dinner gala.

Harper was clearly relaxed and comfortable enough at the Jewish National Association dinner to sing his own version of the Who's "The Seeker," and a number of other classic songs.

However, first he announced an official visit to Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority.

"I have wanted to visit the Middle East, early next year to explore ways of strengthening peace and security, stimulating sustainable economic growth, promotion of tolerance and human rights, and Canadian values ​​in all of the region," a statement from Harper's office said.

Harper, who was not wearing a suit and tie, abruptly stopped his speech and offered a musical interlude for his audience.

He started with the Who’s "The Seeker,” and continued with several more songs, including The Beatles "Hey Jude," "Oh Boy" by Neil Diamond, and Buddy Holly’s "Sweet Caroline.”

70-year-old Israeli man carjacked by two Palestinians

Carjacking illustration 
By: David Ross

An elderly man was hospitalized after being the victim of a carjacking in the West Bank, according to police reports in Israel.

The 70-year-old Israeli man came under attack by two Palestinians while driving in the West Bank city of Qalqilya on Monday, police said.

“He was trying to take his car to a garage in town in order to get it fixed,” a police spokesperson said.

After he was beaten and robbed, the man was transported to Meir Hospital in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba, with minor injuries. There was no information on the whereabouts of his vehicle.

In a statement, the police issued a reminder that Israeli citizens are forbidden to enter Zone A territories in the West Bank, and it is also dangerous to enter Zone B.

Zone A refers to parts of the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority has full civilian administration and security control. Qalqilya is a Zone A territory.

Qalqilya is located near the security fence, just opposite Kfar Saba.

French company names cleaning detergent ‘Cyclone B’ same is deadly Nazi gas

Zyklon B poison 
By: Eva Fett

A French company came under fire for naming a cleaning product “Cyclone B,” which is similar to the deadly Nazi gas used to kill thousands of Jews during World War Two.

Now, the French company has stopped selling the product, which was used across the European Union.

The product “Cyclone B” made by IPC-Sa was reminiscent of the poison "Zyklon B," which the Nazis used to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

"This is horrible ignorance at best and a Guinness World Record of injustice and cynicism, if the company knew the name of the Nazi poison," Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Director General of the European Jewish Association, which condemned the use of the name after the matter was brought to his group’s attention, said.

A spokesperson for the detergent manufacturer said that the company has decided to rename the product after complaints that it is offensive to the victims of the Holocaust.

Shrunken heads for sale for just $19,000

Vampire killing kit 
Shrunken head 
By: Moses Gold

If you don’t freak out by the sight of human heads you can now purchase one for just under $20,000.

Believe it or not, you can finally get the vampire killing set that looks to be from the 19th century for a reduced price.

The vampire killing set will cost around $25,000. The shrunken head is a comparative steal, just over $19,000.

Man arrested for breaking bed while having loud sex

The apartment where Disney broke the items (center) 
By: John Roberts

Police were called after neighbors heard people having sex in an apartment, which was supposed to be empty.

Adam Disney, 28, of Liverpool, England, was arrested at the scene.

It all began when Disney took a female friend to his old apartment, which he no longer lived at, but still had the key to the door.

The woman fled from the scene before police arrived.

When police questioned Disney, it became clear that he did not have permission to use the apartment.

In addition to his entering without permission of the owner, police found that the couple had broken things in the apartment during their loud and passionate love making.

The damages included a broken bed, a broken curtain rod and a broken window sill.

According to police, officers said that Disney smelled of alcohol.

Disney’s attorney, Dan Lupton, said that the couple was “carried away with the intensity of physical relations,” which lead to the damage of the bed and curtains.

The window sill however, broke when Disney looked out the window while smoking.

Lupton described the apartment as shabby.

“The window sill was loose and the curtain was not secured very well. This was not a posh hotel room,” the attorney said.

Disney was originally charged with burglary with intent to cause damage, but the charge was later changed to criminal damage.

He was ordered to pay a fine of about $600 for the damages.

Tenant seen on video smashing apartment after landlord refuses to return his deposit

The tenant 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man thought it was a good idea to smash up a rented apartment and show his handiwork to the world.

In the video named “vengeance d'un locatiare,” which means revenge of a tenant, the angry tenant is seen destroying his apartment with a hammer.

The French man reportedly broke things in the house after the owner refused to return his $2,500 initial deposit.

The man was seen wielding a huge sledgehammer before donning sunglasses to protect his eyes from the flying objects.

Beginning in the bathroom, the man destroyed the wall of the shower with just two strokes of the hammer before smashing the mirror, the toilet and the door to the bathroom.

Throughout the ordeal, the man seemed to be laughing and enjoying his antics.

However, it may have been a foolish move for the long run because now the landlord has evidence as to who committed the vandalism.

If the landlord chooses to take the matter to court, it will end up costing the tenant much more than the $2,500 deposit.

Woman seen scratching $30,000 car to force husband to buy it for her

The woman scratching the hybrid car 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A woman came up with a cleaver way to force her husband to buy her a new car.

She deliberately scratched a brand new $32,000 car, which was on display, to try to force her husband to buy it for her.

The couple attended the China's Guangzhou Auto Show, when the woman decided she wanted the hybrid car that was on display.

An onlooker at the auto show recorded the argument between the husband and the wife over the car.

The woman was seen standing near the hood of the car with what seemed to be keys in her hands.

The woman scratched the car before her husband pulled her away from it
in an attempt to stop her from further damaging the car.

All this happened while the woman was making her case as to why she deserves the brand new car.

She managed to pull away from his grip and scratched the hood for a second time.

The woman was reportedly jealous that her husband looks younger than her age.

During the argument, the woman was heard screaming that she was "getting old" and that her husband still looks young.

She also said that she deserved the car because she had given him everything in the marriage.

It is not like the husband was able to purchase that car for his wife and let her drive off with it. The car was not actually for sale, it was just on display for pre orders.

There is no word yet if the couple will have to pay for the damages done to the hood of the car, but this video got the car company a lot of publicity.

New device identifies planes flying by and its destination

The billboard 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A new cool technology by British Airways, allows you to know what plane is flying above your head.

The first billboard of this kind was placed in Piccadilly Circus in London, United Kingdom.

The interesting high-tech new billboard advertising campaign by British Airways, which uses surveillance technology, shows a child looking up and pointing to a real airplane in the sky as it flies by.

He walks along, and follows the plane with his finger, before the flight number and destination appear on the billboard.

The message reads: "Look, it's BA475 flight from Barcelona."

The guessing game is over, now you can actually find out where those planes are heading to.

"We always hear people on the ground wondering where the planes are heading to,” Abigail Comber, British Airways’ head of marketing, said.

This clever technology allows people to get the answer on the spot.

"We hope this will create a real 'wow' so that people will remember how amazing flying is and how accessible the world can be,” she said.

Police find man’s $5,000 missing gold necklace in woman’s privates

 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A prostitute was arrested after being accused of stealing a gold necklace from a man with whom she slept with.

The father of two, had a lot of explaining to do after his $5,400 necklace went missing.

The man, who was identified as Cosmos, was forced to call police to report the theft.

He told police that he believed the thief was Tessy Emorvon, a prostitute, with whom he had slept with.

He explained that he had the gold necklace when he entered the hotel room to meet the woman, but when he woke up it was gone.

Although Emorvon, 26, of Lagos, Nigeria, admitted to working as a prostitute, she denied having anything to do with the stolen gold chain.

Emorvon was arrested and was held in jail pending an investigation by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

After spending several days in a detention center, the woman was fed up with the interrogation and changed her story.

She confessed to police that she did take the necklace.

When police demanded to know where the necklace was hidden, to their surprise, the woman started undressing.

She suddenly reached into her privates and produced the necklace.

Cosmos now believes that the woman drugged him before she stole the necklace.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and pulled the necklace out of her privates. An investigation in the matter is still ongoing,” Lagos State Police spokesperson Ngozi Briade said.

Woman cuts off leg to replace it with prosthetic leg in order to wear sexy shoes

Mariah Serrano 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A young woman underwent an extreme procedure in order to be able to wear sexy shoes.

Mariah Serrano, 21, of New York, was born with clubfoot making it impossible for her to wear high heel shoes.

Serrano desperately wanted to work as a model, but with her crooked feet she knew she would never reach her dreams.

She decided to amputate her leg and replace it with a prosthetic leg in order to be able to wear high heels.

Before going through with the extreme measure, Serrano tried wearing a leg brace and underwent 5 surgeries to correct her foot.

When she was 16-years-old, doctors told her that she would never be able to walk in stilettos, even after therapy.

While other girls at her prom danced in high heels, the then 17-year-old Serrano had to wear a pair of golden sneakers under her formal attire.

Serrano is happy with her decision and now works in the fashion industry.

She is now the proud owner of 10 pairs of fashionable high heel shoes.

Man has glass cup shoved up his behind during attack

Liu Xiao-lin (right) the ex-ray of the glass in his behind (left) 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was taken to a hospital after suffering from severe pain, and bleeding from his rectum.

Doctors found a drinking glass inside the man’s rectum.

Doctors had to operate on Liu Xiao-lin of Sichuan province, China, in order to remove the glass cup.

According to the doctor, the glass was 5 centimeters in diameter and 7 centimeters in height. The glass was also filled with wax, thus complicating the operation.

When Xiao-lin was questioned as to how the glass ended up in his rectum, he said that he was attacked by a stranger.

Xiao-lin explained that he was on his motorcycle when a man driving a bread truck asked him for directions.

He stopped to help the driver and gave him directions.

However, while he was talking to the driver, he lost consciousness and he is unsure what happened after that.

After regaining consciousness, he found himself with his pants down.

He felt as though he needed to use the bathroom before realizing that his backside was bleeding.

Local police are investigating Xiao-lin’s claims.

Pastor killed after burning man storms into church

Reverend David Dingwall 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A beloved pastor is dead after a burning man stormed into his church, according to police reports in Maryland.

Parishioners at the church are mourning the death after the three-alarm fire killed Reverend David Dingwall of St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal, located in Ocean City.

The man who caused the fire, has been identified as John Sterner, 56. Sterner, who later succumbed to his injuries, was covered in a flammable substance when he entered the church on Tuesday morning. The flammable substance may have helped the rapid spread of the flames, firefighters said.

Witnesses said that Sterner came to the food pantry of the church screaming for help. Sterner hugged a food pantry volunteer, causing her clothing to catch on fire. That volunteer, who is currently recovering in an area hospital, has not yet been named.

Pastor Dingwall has served the congregation of St. Paul from 2005. He left behind a wife and three children.




Man rapes teen before killing her brother and mother because police were looking for him

Scene of the crime 
By: John Roberts

A man raped a teen inside her home, according to police reports.

However, if that was not enough, the suspect later returned and killed the teen’s mother and brother, prosecutors said.

Guyana Police are searching for the man they say raped a 13-year-old girl near a rural mining town in the South American country.

Police spokesperson Ivelaw Whittaker said on Saturday, that 33-year-old Molly James and her 15-year-old son Aaron, were stabbed to death at their farm near Linden.

The police spokesperson also said the man, who had fled after raping the girl, later returned to kill her family after learning that police were looking for him.

Whittaker said that the girl survived because she fled from the home after being sexually assaulted.

New washing machine allows the dog to do your laundry

Dog operated washing machine 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) Do you hate doing laundry? Now, your dog can do it for you.

A new washing machine can be controlled by dogs so they can help out with laundry.

The “Woof To Wash” machine was designed so dogs can use it.

The door has a rope knotted handle so the dog can pull it open with its mouth.

A paw print button is placed low on the machine so that the dog can press it easily.

It also has a voice-activated switch, so a cycle begins when the dog barks.

JTM Service, an appliance company in the United Kingdom, created the ​​machine.

They have created the machine to help people with disabilities live more independent lives.

"We developed this machine because mainstream manufacturers rarely develop products to meet the needs of users with disabilities,” John Middleton, CEO of JTM, said.

"I ​​think it's amazing. I mean this is the first washing machine in the world where a barking dog can actually start the washer," Rita Howson, spokesperson for Support Dogs, said.

"For our clients, this is really amazing. It is a great help," she added.

Colorado barber arrested for giving topless haircuts

Topless barber illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A Colorado barber was put out of business after offering topless haircuts, according to police reports.

Longmont Police arrested the 46-year-old woman, who is accused of offering topless haircuts at her salons in Johnstown and Loveland. She was charged with running an unlicensed practice of cosmetology, according to court documents.

Suzette Hall, also known as Suzette Dawe, was arrested on Wednesday night, at her home in Loveland by Boulder County Police. She was being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond, police said.

She was also charged with felony criminal impersonation.

Police began investigating Hall after they received complaints about bounced checks.

Witnesses told police that Hall moved to Loveland and "is charging $45 for topless haircuts and is advertising on Craigslist."

Her former business partner quit after Hall began offering topless services.

Eventually, Hall began offering sex for extra payments, and she also began offering home visits.

Hall has nine previous convictions for offenses including identity theft, vehicle theft, felony theft, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Man seen on video throwing away his money in public

Cash raining down on shoppers at the Mall of America 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man who was seen on video throwing away his money in public, said that he just wanted to cheer up other people.

The Minnesota man sent 1,000 $1 bills flying inside the Mall of America, to spread some holiday cheer, but he ended up receiving a fine from police.

Serge Vorobyov, 29, of Apple Valley said he had a "very tough year," so he decided to make it snow money with his last $1,000 in order to spread a little holiday cheer on Friday afternoon.

Vorobyov dropped the cash over a railing on the third floor into the crowd below, as people were listening to the song “Let It Snow.”

The shoppers loved it, but the city police did not care about it, and he was issued a ticket for disorderly conduct. Police said that the man threw away his cash in order to win back his girlfriend.

"I do not see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," he said.

Mall of America spokesperson Sarah Schmidt said it is the first time that someone has done something like this at the mall, but added that it was harmful and could have caused a serious situation.

2 on duty California police officers murder homeless man

Kelly Thomas before and after the beating 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Two on duty police officers were arrested and charged with murder after they allegedly killed a homeless man, according to court proceedings in California.

The two Fullerton police officers are headed to trial more than two years after the violent confrontation.

Manuel Ramos will go on trial on Monday, on charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, who died after an encounter with six police officers.

Jay Cicinelli will also stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

The case marks the first time in the history of Orange County that a police officer has been charged with murder for actions committed on duty. The confrontation between the homeless man and police was captured on video surveillance.

Prisoner busts out of jail to visit his dentist

Dentist illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A prisoner couldn’t take the pain anymore so he busted out of jail and headed straight for the dentist, according to court proceedings in Sweden.

Most prisoners escape because of the harsh conditions they face inside, but this man just wanted to fix his tooth.

The prisoner decided enough was enough after his inflamed tooth began to cause him a serious amount of pain and his face became swollen, so he staged an escape to visit a dentist.

The 51-year-old, who had just one month left to complete his sentence, decided to leave the Ostergard minimum security prison in Vanersborg, and headed for his nearest medical professional.

“My whole face was swollen. I could not take it anymore," the man said when asked why he escaped from prison.

Once the prisoner had the affected tooth fixed, he voluntarily returned to prison.

The man was charged and was sentenced to an additional day in prison.

In retrospect, it was probably worth it.

Married female police officer caught having sex with drug dealer during undercover operation

Jessica Dever-Jakusz 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was forced to resign after being caught having sex during an undercover drug operation, according to police reports in Arizona.

The police officer had an affair with the drug dealer, who she was investigating, and blew the cover of the investigation while she lay in bed with him.

Tempe Police Detective Jessica Dever-Jakusz, 38, met her lover in June 2013, following an undercover purchase of narcotics, and in August, she was having sex with him at his home on an ongoing basis.

On October 10, after having sex, Dever-Jakusz, who is married to a police officer, revealed that she was working undercover to arrest him.

Police detained the drug dealer for questioning, and he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the undercover detective, Dever-Jakusz. Dever-Jakusz is a 13 year veteran of the police force.

The drug dealer revealed explicit text messages he exchanged with Dever-Jakusz, including one in which she was asking him for permission to come over to his house later that day.

The affair ruined the five month undercover investigation, which is nicknamed Molly.

The drug dealer told police that he was surprised when Dever-Jakusz told him she was a police officer actively trying to send him to prison.

Tempe Police said that no charges will be filed against the suspect with whom Dever-Jakusz had the relationship with.


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