Letters from anywhere in the world addressed ‘To God, Jerusalem’ will be delivered to Western Wall free of charge

Avi Hochman, CEO of Israel Post, place letters addressed
to God between stones of Western Wall 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Do you want to send a letter to God, but cannot make the trip to the Western Wall in Jerusalem? No problem.

The Israeli postal service has a unique service, which you may not know about.

The Israeli postal service receives thousands of letters every year asking God for help.

All those letters get hand delivered, and are placed inside the Western Wall.

All you need to do is write your message, place it in an envelope and address it to "To God, Jerusalem."

Your local post office is obligated by international law to deliver the letter to Jerusalem, Israel.

There is a special office designed for these letters, where workers open the envelopes addressed to God, and carefully fold the notes so it can be placed between the cracks of the Western Wall, the holiest site in Jerusalem.

Avi Yaniv, head of the office where these letters are received, said that they also receive letters to Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and King David.

However, the Chief Rabbi at the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, allows only letters addressed to God, to be placed in the Wall.

People who send letters have one thing in common, they usually want something from God.

One man sent his lottery ticket numbers in the hope that God could help him out.

"They ask God for all kinds of things, but last month I found a letter from a person, who asked for nothing, on the contrary, he thanked God for what he has, a good wife, good house and a good job," Yaniv said.

Palestinian police officer shot and killed inside police station

A group of gunmen illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A Palestinian police officer is dead after being shot inside the police station he worked at, according to a statement released by the Palestinian Authority.

Tuqu Police said that several masked gunmen shot and killed the police officer on Tuesday, during a raid on its police station, which is located next to the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The attackers fled from the scene.

The police officer, Naser Brewish Othman, 23, of West Bank city of Hebron, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, and he was transported in critical condition to the Beit Jala Hospital. He died in the hospital’s operating room.

The governor of Bethlehem, Abudlfattah Hamayel, said that the incident was being investigated.

The governor said that the incident might be related to a previous shooting. On Monday, Palestinian police officers shot and killed a man in a nearby village.

The man had died as a result of the shooting, which Hamayel said it was "regrettable.”

Girl, 16, killed by gun while friends tried to convince her that guns are not dangerous

Aubrey Peters 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A girl was killed while refusing to touch a gun.

Three men were hanging out with a 16-year-old high school girl of Noblesville, Indiana, shortly before midnight.

The men tried to convince Aubrey Peters to hold the gun, but she was too scared to touch it.

Aubrey Peters made headlines in 2010 for her bravery when she helped save the lives of two young boys, who fell into an icy reservoir behind their house.

Jacob Travis McDaniel, 20, was showing his shotgun and a pistol to his friends.

He tried to get Peters to take the gun, but she refused to do so.

In an attempt to get Peters to hold the gun, McDaniel removed the clip from the gun.

He then pointed the gun to Peters, the witness told police.

Forgetting that the semiautomatic pistol still had a bullet in the chamber, he pulled the trigger firing one round. The bullet hit Peters in the chest.

Witnesses told police that McDaniel asked those present to tell the officers that the gun had fallen from a table causing it to accidentally discharge.

Police arrived shortly after the shooting and tried to revive the teenager until paramedics arrived.

She was taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

McDaniel has been charged with reckless homicide and pointing a gun.

Boy, 6, suspended from school for sexual harassment after kissing a girl

Hunter Yelton 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) 6-year-old Hunter Yelton has a sexual harassment claim on his school records, and his mother is desperate to have it removed.

Yelton of Canon City, Colorado, had a crush on a girl in his class, and kissed her.

The girl was unfazed by the kiss, but the school was not happy with it.

Now, the first grader has been suspended for what school officials called sexual harassment.

“The girl was fine with it. They are “boyfriend and girlfriend,” the boy’s mother, Jennifer Saunders, said.

Most would agree that it was an innocent kiss between two young children, but school officials did not see it that way, and now the 6-year-old, has sexual harassment on his school records.

Saunders had asked the school to remove the sexual harassment from his school records.

“l will stand up and fight for it because that is not the case. That's not what happened at all,"Saunders said.

So far, the school district refuses to see their tactical discipline as extreme, saying that Yelton’s behavior classifies as sexual harassment according to school policy.

Love is blind: Woman, 27, marries and starts family with 72-year-old man

Zhang Feng with her husband and son 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman decided to marry a man, who is older than her own parents.

Zhang Feng, 27, fell-in-love with Wen Changlin, 72.

The unusual couple, of Hunan province, in China, now have a beautiful baby boy named Tian.

Although they look very odd together, the couple said that they are very happy.

“Yes, I look like her grandfather, and I am used to the stares,” Changlin said.

Changlin is very happy that he was able to give his young wife a baby.

The couple first met when Feng’s father was suffering from a medical condition. Changlin, a Chinese doctor, took care of him.

After her father passed away, Zhang realized that Changlin was the only man she knew who could offer her security, and she loved him.

Feng proposed to her future husband, Chandlin. “I would like to stay and take care of you. I’d like to live with you,” she told him.

It took Zhang three more years to convince Changlin and her family that she is very serious about marrying him.

Her family was extremely upset and wanted her to find a man her age.

Changlin wasn’t sure if he should agree to the proposal.

“I was hesitating because of the age difference and because Feng’s mother, who is younger than me, was strongly against it,” he said.

Eventually, her family saw how much she wanted to marry the older man and they agreed to the marriage.

Changlin’s children aren’t bothered with his new family.

“She takes good care of my father, and they are happy. God bless them,” his 42-year-old daughter said.

“I don’t have much against it now, as long as they are happy,” her mother, who is 66-years-old, said.

Man rapes his fiancee after her father fails to pay for motorcycle

Rape victim illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A family was angry when their daughter was raped by the man who was supposed to marry her.

The 23-year-old woman of Katihar, Bihar, India, was raped by her fiance after her father was unable to pay dowry, which included a motorcycle, police said.

Harish Sriramji Kohle, 30, took his fiancee to his home on the pretext of attending a program, according to the complaint filed by the victim's father.

Once she was at his house, Kohle raped the woman by force.

Earlier, the man sent his father, Shriramji Kohle, to the girl's house to demand dowry of RS 50,000 (about $820) and a motorcycle.

When the girl's father did not have the money to pay the dowry, Harish broke the engagement and refused to marry the woman. Instead, he raped the woman as a form of revenge, the victim's father said.

Wadi Police arrested two people in connection with the incident.

Kohle was booked for rape, and he and his father, Shriramji Kohle, were booked under the Anti-Dowry Act, police said.

Baboons seen robbing third story apartment and making daring escape

Baboons escaping with curtain 
Baboons escaping with teddy bear 
By: Moses Gold

A group of baboons broke into a house and stole some weird items.

The owners of an apartment in Cape Town, South Africa, had the surprise of their lives when they returned to find that their house had been destroyed by a group of baboons.

A dozen baboons climbed to a third floor apartment.

The baboons raided cabinets and the refrigerator.

After 30 minutes in the house, the baboons came crawling out with their stolen goods.

They stole food, a curtain and a teddy bear.

The bold adventure was captured on camera by photographer Cyril Ruoso, 43.

Ruoso traveled from Burgundy, France, to Cape Town, to take pictures of the famous monkeys.

"At first, only one baboon was inside the house. It then opened the front windows with its mouth. Ten other baboons entered the apartment,” he said.

"I'm used to working with the monkeys, but I was surprised when they came out with a giant teddy bear. I was amazed,” he added.

Lululemon chairman tells fat women they shouldn’t wear his company's see through yoga pants

Woman wearing Lululemon yoga pants illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) The chairman of Lululemon is under fire after telling fat women not to wear his company’s see through yoga pants, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Chip Wilson, who recently issued a formal apology for comments he made about how some women's bodies just do not work with his yoga pants, has resigned as chairman.

Lululemon announced on Monday, that Michael Casey was appointed as the new Chairman of the Board.

They also announced that Laurent Potdevin, who most recently served as president of TOMS shoes, will be the new CEO. He replaces Christine Day, who resigned last summer.

Earlier, in a video posted on YouTube and Facebook, Wilson said he was sorry for the comments he made while discussing how his company's pants has turned see through.

Wilson caused a media storm when he said that the bodies of some women just do not really work with Lululemon yoga pants.

In his video apology, Wilson looked directly at the camera and said: "I'm sad. I'm sad. I'm sad about the consequences of my actions."

Woman claims boy, 12, made sexual advances towards Catholic school teacher before the two had sex

Mia Cummings 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after taking advantage of her student for two years.

The coordinator of a Catholic school after school program in Hayward, California, is accused of molesting her student for two years.

Investigators said that the boy was only 12-years-old when the illicit acts took place.

Mia Cummings, 29, is facing multiple felony counts of lewd acts with a child, according to police.

She was arrested following an investigation in which the victim said Cummings performed oral sex on him at least 10 times.

However, Utopia Cummings, the sister of the accused, said that it was the child who made sexual advances towards the teacher.

She said that her sister had confided in her a long time before she was arrested for sexual assault.

“This boy was rubbing up against her, and she told him that this was not OK,” Utopia Cummings said.

“She was asking me for advice on what she should do in regards to this young man,” she added.

However, it was a school staff member and not the victim, who reported the incident to police.

In a probable cause statement, Hayward Police spokesperson Mark Quinn said that five of the alleged incidents occurred in the school kitchen.

Cummings had supervised the victim in an after school program at the All Saints Catholic School, where she has worked since 2005.

Cummings reportedly maintained contact with the student via cellphone calls and text messages.

The school is cooperating with the investigation.

Spiderman arrested during his sneaky attempt to win his girlfriend back

Man climbing up a building 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was upset when his girlfriend broke up with him, and he risked his life to get her back.

The 18-year-old of New Taipei City, Taiwan, wanted to prove his love to his girlfriend and make things right so he can get back with her.

The 18-year-old, who was dubbed the Spiderman and was identified only as Lee, was trying to win his girlfriend back after they broke up.

However, his girlfriend was over him and was ready to move on.

She kept ignoring his phone calls and refused to see him after they split.

In a desperate attempt to speak to her and show his commitment, he came up with the idea of climbing up to her house through window grills of the building until he got to her apartment, Spiderman style.

When he reached the fourth floor, the resident thought he was a thief and called police.

When he finally reached his girlfriend's apartment, police had arrived and arrested him.

While being questioned at the police station, the man told police his reason for climbing up the building.

After is was determined that the man was not committing a crime, he was released without charge .

Boy, 12, dies after school locks his inhaler in principal’s office

Boy with inhaler illustration 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A young boy lost his life to a senseless school policy.

Ryan Gibbons, 12, of Ontario, Canada, died after suffering from a severe asthma attack while playing soccer at school.

He did not have to die, all he needed was his doctor prescribed inhaler, which he always carried with him.

In school however, the inhaler was taken away from him and locked into the principal's office.

As Gibbons was gasping for air, unable to breathe, his friends picked him up and took him to the office where his inhaler was held.

The boys did not make it on time. Gibbons passed out before they reached the principal's office. Sadly, Gibbons died.

His mother, Sandra Gibbons, is leading a campaign to change the senseless rule of keeping essential inhalers away from asthmatic children.

She wants to change things. Sandra Gibbons along with other lawmakers are calling for the "Ryan's Law," named in honor of the memory of her son, to make it mandatory for teachers to educated on how to use the inhaler to help children in time of an emergency.

She is also demanding that all schools allow kids to carry their inhalers in their pocket or backpack.

According to one expert, some schools are fearful that they could be hit with liability claims if a student incorrectly administers his or her own medication, or if they allow another child to use the inhaler.

Maureen George, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said that schools sometime ban inhalers under a blanket anti-drug policy.

Florida man leaves vomit covered 4-month-old baby in car to get lap dance at club

Stripper illustration 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with child endangerment after he allegedly left his little baby alone in a car while he partied at a club, according to police reports in Florida.

Fort Myers Police said that Andrew Sosa left his 4-month-old daughter in the car, covered in vomit and dehydrated, while he went to a strip club.

Sosa, 21, was arrested and charged with child neglect on Friday night. Police were called to the scene after a passerby saw the baby in a closed car in front of the Lookers strip club.

The witness flagged down an officer, who was forced to break a window to get the baby out when he could not find the baby’s caregiver nearby.

The baby was sweating and sick. She was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for dehydration.

Meanwhile, Sosa was inside the Lookers club. Police said that the victim was left in the car for over three hours.
Sosa appeared in court on Saturday, and his bail was set at $100,000.




Man sleeps peacefully for 10 hours with knife in his back

Knife illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A man did not notice that a knife was stuck in his back, and he was able to sleep peacefully for many hours, according to rescue workers in New Jersey.

For ten hours, the 42-year-old Trenton man did not know that something was wrong until his brother identified the problem.

"His brother said that he had a knife blade protruding from his back," Lt. Mark Kieffer, a spokesperson for the Trenton Police, said.

The victim, who was not identified, was stabbed during a fight on his porch, Kieffer said.

The fight began at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, when the victim, who had been drinking, went outside to smoke a cigarette.

While smoking, another man came and asked for a light. When the victim refused, an argument broke out between the two, Kieffer said.

The victim thought he won the fight because the other man suddenly escaped.

The police were called to the victim's house, where they confirmed that there was a 5-inch blade stuck in his back.

He was taken to a hospital, where the knife was removed. The victim is expected to survive his wounds and could be discharged soon.

The police said that the victim was uncooperative with detectives.

Police have launched an investigation, and so far, no arrests have been made.

California man forces 350 women to undress through Facebook

A Selfie illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man is behind bars after forcing hundreds of women to undress, according to court proceedings in California.

The Glendale man, who was described by prosecutors as a "sexual cyber terrorist" was sentenced on Monday, to 60 months in federal prison for hacking hundreds of Facebook accounts and using extortion to coerce 350 women to show him their bodies naked.

Karen "Gary" Kazaryan, 27, pleaded guilty to criminal charges of hacking and aggravated identity theft.

Kazaryan was accused of hacking into hundreds of email, Facebook and Skype accounts, using their usernames and passwords or password reset questions, according to a press release from the Prosecutor's Office of the United States.

Once gaining access to his victims’ accounts, he searched for nude photos, passwords and contact information of their friends.

Kazaryan then extorted victims to provide additional photos and videos. If they refused, he published the original photos on the Internet. In other cases, Kazaryan poses as a young woman and asked his friends to provide nude photos, prosecutors said.

"His victims were devastated and felt as if they had been raped," prosecutors told a judge. "They remain deeply traumatized by his criminal conduct," the court heard.

Man beheaded after committing incest and getting the woman pregnant

Sword illustration 
By: John Roberts

A man was beheaded as punishment after he committed incest and got the woman he was sleeping with pregnant, according to court proceedings in Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi government spokesperson said that the court beheaded a man on Tuesday, after he was found guilty of incest in southern part of the country.

Hasan Ghazwani, a Saudi Arabian citizen, was executed in the city of Jizan, the Interior Ministry said in a public statement.

The spokesperson also said that Ghazwani had caused his female relative to become pregnant.

The spokesperson did not reveal the family relationship between the two, and did not say what happened to the baby.

The ministry said that the government did what the Prophet Muhammad ordered to do to those who commit incest.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are punishable by death under the nation’s sharia law.

So far this year, Saudi Arabia has killed 74 people for various crimes, while last year, the government killed 76 people.

Three grandmothers seen stealing cookies from Michigan motel

The Blue Star Motel 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A motel is disappointed after a group of grandmothers stole about one hundred cookies, according to a statement released by a Michigan motel.

The manager of the motel said that the cookies were baked for an upcoming contest.

Rusty Ross, the general manager of the Blue Star Motel in Douglas, said that the cookies were made for a best cookie contest among 18 local motels, but the first round of the contest was canceled after the theft.

"A Spritz Butter Cookie is what was stolen," Ross said. "A group of women came to the motel. One of the women asked if they could see a room, so I showed her a room," he also said.

Ross said that the two remaining women made off with the cookies while he was showing the room. He said that the woman who asked to see the room left without booking a reservation or even giving her name.

"If it was children, it would be funny because the kids took it, but they were well dressed grandmothers" he said.

Police are investigating and Ross said the motel is offering a free stay to anyone who provides information leading to the suspects.

Naked Utah man bites police dog in Costco parking lot

Officer Todd Zahlmann and his partner K-9 Lobo 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man refused to surrender to police, and decided to bite the police dog that attempted to subdue him, according to police reports in Utah.

In most criminal cases, when the suspect faces a police dog, there is an immediate surrender, but a naked man in a parking lot in West Valley City decided that he was not going down without a fight.

Officer Todd Zahlmann and his partner K-9 Lobo, were called to the local Costco, where Zahlmann faced a naked man pulling the gas pumps.

“I told him that I have a police dog, but he didn’t care and came charging at me,” the police officer said.

Lobo was released from the police vehicle, and when he bit the suspect, he retaliated by biting the dog’s neck.

Other officers who arrived at the scene tasered the man and arrested him. Lobo’s injuries were not serious.

According to court documents, Erasmo Garcia-Serna was arrested and was charged with interfering with a police animal, lewdness, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Angry father beats man who killed his son inside court bathroom

John Powers 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with assault after beating the man who killed his son, according to police reports in Florida.

The father, who was angry and crying over the death of his son in a drunk driving accident, followed the man accused of causing the accident in court on Monday, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

"You killed my son," the man said. "I'll be watching you," he added.

John Powers, 54, emerged from the bathroom with blood dripping from his left ear, down his neck and on his shirt. He entered the courtroom of Circuit Court Judge Marc Gold, and immediately reported what had happened.

Police arrested Juan Gonzalez, 56, of Davie, and charged him with two counts of assault, one for allegedly punching Powers and throwing him to the floor, and the other for grabbing the throat of Powers friend, Jay Israel, who was also in the bathroom.

According to an arrest report, Powers was trying to make a U-turn in his 1994 Jeep Cherokee on State Road 7 at Orange Drive. Gonzalez, who was traveling in a 1997 Suzuki motorcycle, hit the brakes to avoid hitting the Jeep. The motorcycle skidded, slid sideways and hit the Jeep. Gonzalez died of his wounds the next day.

A Davie police officer noticed the smell of alcohol on the breath of Powers and several empty beer cans in the back seat of the car. The alcohol level in the blood of Powers was recorded at 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.

Powers and the Gonzalez family members were in court on Monday, for an arraignment hearing. Powers is charged with DUI, manslaughter and homicide with an illegal blood alcohol level.

Because he is free on $20,000 bond, Powers was able to use the men's room outside the courtroom, which is open to the public. Gonzalez is accused of following Powers and Israel in the bathroom.

Israel, 59, told deputies that Gonzalez grabbed him by the neck, then let him go and began drilling Powers in the head and face. When Powers fell to the ground, Gonzalez mocked him, Israel said.

Minutes after the attack, Powers and Israel returned to the courtroom. Deputies stopped Gonzalez from leaving the courthouse and brought him back to the sixth floor hallway.

Powers and Israel identified him as her attacker and said they wanted to prosecute. Gonzalez was charged with two counts of assault, which are punishable by up to one year in jail.