California Chabad rabbi becomes mixed martial arts champion

Yossi Eilfort 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A California Chabad Lubavitch rabbi began a career in mixed martial arts fighting, also known as MMA.

Yossi Eilfort began fighting six months ago and began training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas.

“Who would have thought that a rabbi could fight? He never gives up,” his coach said.

Eilfort is an expert in Krav Maga, which is a self-defense system developed in Israel for military applications, but wanted more experience with mixed martial arts fighting.

Eilfort trained almost every day, but he remained committed to the La Costa Chabad.

Members of his family and congregation come to watch him fight.

Eilfort said that at first, he felt very uncomfortable to hit someone.

Eilfort recently decided to turn his fighting into a career.

Israeli scientists find cure for all cancers in certain rat

Child with cancer illustration 
By: Moses Gold

After 16 years of hard work, scientists in Israel, believe that they have found a cure for all cancers.

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer.

Cancer care specialist Professor Sam Ahmedzai said that scientists are entering a "new and exciting phase of research," adding that their find could lead to "a treatment that can save lives.”

Researchers believe the cells from a certain type of rodent could be the key to stopping the disease that kills eight million people worldwide each year.

A team of researchers have spent 16 years studying the blind mole rats and naked mole rats. These rats have shown to be immune to cancer.

Not only do these rats not get cancer, but when cancerous cells were injected into them their bodies rejected the cancer.

In 16 years of research, the team of scientists never found a cancerous tumor in these rats, and it outlived other rodents by at least 20 years.

Researchers hope to harvest the substance from the rat cells and making it digestible so that it can destroy cancer in humans and other mammals.

Professor Aaron Avivi of the Haifa University, will present his team's findings in London.

Two Williamsburg school employees arrested for sexually assaulting students

Progress High School 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Two school employees were arrested and charged with child sexual assault after they allegedly sexually assaulted students, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that two Williamsburg school employees were arrested on Wednesday, after being accused of forcing a teenage girl to engage in sexual acts with them.

William Abreu, 44, a former assistant principal of the Progress High School, is accused of raping a 17-year-old, who had recently graduated from the institution.

Juan Martinez, 51, a former administrator at the school, is accused of forcing a 16-year-old to perform oral sex on him.

Abreu and Martinez colluded to force the two victims to submit to sexual conduct and keep quiet about it afterwards.

The two victims came forward, and their cooperation led to the charges against the men.

Abreu’s bail was set at $25,000. He was charged with one felony count of rape. He was also charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Martinez’s bail was set at $35,000. He faces felony and misdemeanor sexual abuse charges.

Abreu is married and has four children. His wife was in court with him on Wednesday.

Women go wild over young handsome train driver

Sun Jiaqi 
By: David Ross

Women became excited when a handsome young train driver showed up at the train stop.

Photos of the handsome subway worker in Suzhou, China, have been making waves on social media websites.

Sun Jiaqi recently started driving the train, and women are going crazy over the handsome man.

After photos of Jiaqi were published to the Internet, the driver was nominated as "the most handsome subway driver."

The fair-skinned, sweet-faced and charming subway driver captured the hearts of many women on social media.

Jiaqi became famous and many women are reportedly taking the train just to see the hot-looking driver.

The fame has not been all positive for Jiaqi as fans began stalking him online and in the subway.

Jiaqi wrote a humble response on his own microblog in response to the attention he was getting, saying that he was "just an ordinary train worker," who works as a model on the side.

Diaper wearing men seen hugging blocks of ice in freezing water to bring good fortune

Men seen hugging blocks of ice in freezing water 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Seems like some people would do anything to have good luck.

Hugging a giant block of ice may seem like a strange way to bring good fortune, but many men in Japan, did just that.

In Tokyo, about 100 people participated in the ancient Shinto festival of Kanchu Misogi.

At the festival, the men go into a freezing pool of water and hold blocks of ice close the their bodies.

This ritual is done in the winter as a purification process that is supposed to cleanse the body and soul in order to bring one closer to mystical spirits. People believe that it can bring them success, prosperity and fertility.

At temperatures of only 40 degrees, these men stripped off their clothes, changed into a cloth diaper and put on headbands before taking a dip in the icy water. The incident occurred at the Teppozu Inari Shinto shrine. During the ritual, the men also prayed.

Man throws pregnant girlfriend out of his home because she refused to eat her vegetables

Vegetables illustration  
By: Shifra Unger

A man became annoyed when his pregnant girlfriend prefered to eat meat over her vegetables.

The man threw his girlfriend out of their home because she ate too much meat.

Lawrencia Muneri of Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, asked a court for an order of protection against her abusive partner.

In response, her boyfriend Malvin Chidawanyika told the court that Muneri was being a nuisance.

He explained that she often refuses to eat green vegetables and that she prefers to eat meat.

"I cannot afford to buy meat every day," Chidawanyika told the court.

Chidawanyika and Muneri had lived together for a while. However, the relationship soured, and the man became verbally and emotionally abusive.

Appearing before judge Nomsa Sabarauta, Muneri said that her boyfriend regularly denied her access to food and told her leave their matrimonial home despite her being pregnant.

Chidavanyika told the court that their problems began when Muneri began demanding more than they could afford.

He also told the court that the two had tried to work on their relationship, but all efforts failed, and therefore, he can no longer live with her.

Unlucky day for pilot as his plane crashes twice on same day

The plane 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) People at a beach ran for cover as a plane came crashing down.

Things went from bad to worse for two pilots of New Zealand, after crash landing on a beach on Friday.

When they finally tried taking off again, their plane crashed into the ocean.

Pilot Dennis Horn, and his co-pilot Manfred Scherbius, were shaken but unharmed in the double crash.

The drama at the Martins Bay beach, began when the newly installed engine on the small plane cut out mid-air, bringing the airplane down on the rocks near the sea.

Concerned beachgoers went to make sure that everyone on board was alright.

After carrying out the necessary repairs, people cheered as the plane took off once again on their makeshift runway.

However, their joy was short-lived, as the plane veered off course and landed nose first into the ocean.

Scherbius said that they had been so anxious to avoid trees and boats that they had not realized how close they were to the water.

The plane suffered a broken wing and lost a propeller blade.

Thankfully, once again, both pilots walked away unhurt. They admitted that their pride had taken a bit of a beating.

'Devil baby' seen on video terrorizing New York City residents by popping out of carriage and vomiting

The devil baby 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Have a good laugh at other people’s expense.

The producers of the upcoming horror film "Devil's Due" pulled a hilarious stunt on the streets of New York City.

They placed a real looking baby into a carriage and covered it with a blanket.

There was a hidden speaker in the stroller that played audio of a crying baby.

The baby’s mouth and eyes were actually moving, making the “devil baby” look very real.

When caring people went over to the carriage to help the baby, the baby suddenly popped up and made scary noises, freaking the daylights out of them.

At one point, the baby even threw up milk, causing people to freak out.

"It was an interesting social experiment to see how many people bother to check out an abandoned stroller," Thinkmodo co-founder David Krivicka said.

Hidden cameras recorded the surprised reactions of people when they were confronted with the devil baby robot.

The video was then posted to YouTube for good laughs.

Waffle House customer outraged after being charged $1,666 for $16 breakfast

Jim Andrews and the receipt 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A customer was left shocked after being charged more than $1,500 for a small breakfast.

Now, the Waffle House restaurant chain has apologized to a man of South Carolina, who was charged $1666.61 instead of $16.51 for breakfast.

Williamston resident Jim Andrews, said that he and his wife ate at the Waffle House in Piedmont, on Friday, when he gave the cashier his credit card to pay the bill.

"I signed it, and I looked again. I was shocked, as it said $1666.61," he said.

Andrews said the cashier refused to cancel the charge, so he put in calls and emails to the corporate office of Waffle House. Corporate was able to reverse the charge.

"Our accounting department spoke with Andrews this morning to apologize and correct the matter," Waffle House said in a statement.

Andrews said that the most frustrating part of this was not being able to speak to the local restaurant manager.

Man, 44, dressed as ‘Toy Story’ character arrested for groping women in New York City

Jose Vasquez (right) dressed as Toy Story (left) 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man thought he can hide behind a mask and get away with groping women.

44-year-old Jose Vasquez of New Jersey, dressed as Woody the children's beloved “Toy Story” character.

He then headed to the corner of Broadway and West 46th Street in New York City’s Time Square around 8:15 p.m.

While standing there, he began grabbing the backsides of women aged between 21 and 22, police said.

He was apprehended after one of the women began to "jump and scream" when she was groped, officials said.

"They asked me to grab their rear ends," Vasquez allegedly told police in Spanish.

Vasquez was charged with forcible touching of the woman as well as sexual abuse in the third degree.

Vasquez is being held in lieu of $1,500 bail.


Former marine faces charges for shooting at female robber who pointed a gun at his wife

Woman pointing gun illustration 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man who tried to protect himself, his wife and other people, may face gun charges.

Mervin Brewer, 61, of Arizona, a former Marine, pulled out a gun to stop an armed robbery. The robber pointed a gun at his wife. Now, he is facing felony charges for illegally discharging a firearm.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Arrowhead Town Center in Maricopa County. Brewer was waiting in his car while his wife was shopping at Sears.

As his wife was about to exit the store, he saw a woman pointing a gun as she and her husband were trying to get out of Sears with a stolen electric drill.

Brewer, who was watching the situation unfold, jumped into action. He pulled his gun and pointed it at the thieves.

The woman dropped the gun and the pair fled on a motorcycle.

Police caught the suspects, who were identified as Michael and Shaashana Hough.

They were arrested and charged with armed robbery. The couple told police that they tried to steal the power tool so they could sell it and buy food.

Further investigation revealed that the gun Shaashana Hough used was a toy.

She painted the orange indicator so that the toy looked like a real gun. Shaashana Hough said that they have the gun to protect themselves on the streets.

Brewer told police that he was fearing for the lives of his wife and other shoppers.

Now, police have submitted a felony charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm against Brewer.

The district attorney will decided whether to go ahead with the charges against Brewer.

People drink cow urine to help heal illnesses and control diabetes

Jairam Singhal (left) drinking cow urine 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Some people will do everything in their power to keep illnesses away.

While many people eat healthy foods or take vitamin supplements, others drink cow urine to stay healthy.

A growing number of Hindu worshipers in India, believe that drinking fresh cow urine helps prevent cancer and other illnesses.

Hindus believe that cows are sacred animals and some claim that its urine has divine healing properties.

Jairam Singhal, 42, is a firm believer in the health benefits and has been drinking it for over a decade.

"I had diabetes, but since I've started drinking cow urine, my levels of diabetes have been under control," he said.

He is now looking into opening a business to sell cow urine for those people, who are unable to come to him for a fresh glass of urine.

"We can manufacture herbal powdered medicine, eye drops, medicines for stomach ailments, toothpaste, and bathing soaps among other things, from cow urine," Singhal said.

In the northern Indian city of Agra, dozens of people gather each morning to have a fresh glass of cow urine.

"Many people come here, and the number of people drinking cow urine has been increasing. We all gather in the morning and drink fresh cow urine," Singhal said.

Singhal explains that in order for the urine to be effective, the cow has to be a virgin. It cannot be taken from a cow that has given birth to a calf.

He also said that the urine collected just before sunrise has the best healing effect.

Woman seen in public having sex on top of car with man she just met while buying bottle of water

The street where the crime took place 
By: Eva Fett

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of public indecency after she was seen having sex in public on top of a car, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

A court was told that the two people who were caught having sex on a car roof in broad daylight, had only met minutes before.

Katy Holmes, 33, was caught in the act with a stranger on the hood of a red Peugeot on a quiet cul-de-sac in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Holmes was happy after she was not sentenced to jail for her part in the crime, which occurred around 9:45 a.m.

"The man started flirting with me. I was on the way home. What happened was consensual, but I agree that people who saw what was happening, might think of it as lewd and offensive,” the woman told police.

An upset mother who saw the encounter while with her little son, immediately called police.

“Holmes was smiling and laughing, and seemed to be enjoying what was happening," the court was told.

Holmes was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months. She was also given 12 months probation.

Video shows cat licking baby clean like its own kitten

The cat licking the toddler 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) An adorable cat decided to lick a baby's head clean as if she was its own kitten, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The child is seen sharing a bed with the family cat, as it licked the baby’s head clean like one of her own cubs.

The cute child, known only as Hazel, shares a bed with the black and white cat.

Hazel is seen embracing her friendly animal that began licking her head.

The child’s parents recorded the cat video and uploaded it to YouTube. Needles to say, the video quickly went viral.

They explained: "Hazel likes to snuggle with our kitten. Sometimes she gets groomed.”

Home Depot worker seen on video catching falling baby at the last moment

Child in shopping cart illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A baby was saved from serious harm at the last moment thanks to a store worker, according to video uploaded the Internet.

An employee of a Home Depot store in Anchorage, Alaska, saved the baby after falling from the car seat over the handles of a shopping cart last week, according to a video posted on YouTube on Sunday.

The video was uploaded by Dale Strickland. The video description credited Home Depot employee Chris Strickland, a brother of Dale, of catching the baby.

The video went viral on the Internet.

The video showed how Strickland stood near the shopping cart, then diving to catch the child as the car seat tipped over. Despite lots of crying, the baby was unharmed.

Dog seen on video crying ‘no’ when ordered to go into his kennel

Blaze refusing to go into its kennel 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) An adorable dog knew how to say no repeatedly, when it was ordered to go into its kennel, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The 11-month-old Husky, named Blaze, apparently has no desire to enter the kennel.

The dog is so adamantly against it ,that it has learned how to "say no" verbally, and using its body weight to make sure it remains free.

YouTube user John Ventresco uploaded the video to YouTube earlier this month. The video went viral on the Internet.

Earlier this week, a YouTube video showed how a dog took chicken nuggets out of a hot oven because it was hungry.

The dog decided to eat dinner after it was left home alone. The video also went viral.

Female serial killer, 31, lures victims by offering sex, shows dead bodies to teen girl

Joanna Dennehy and her victims 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A female serial killer was arrested and charged with murder after luring men by offering them sex, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

The woman went on a 10-day spree, dumping dead bodies in trash cans and showing them to a teen girl.

Joanna Dennehy, 31, admitted to stabbing men through the heart.

Dennehy lured the men to their deaths by offering sex and casting a spell on Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton, who are accused of helping her cover up the murders.

His first victim was Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, a heroin addict, the Cambridge Crown Court was told.

She lured him to a house with a series of text messages, and he was never seen since.

Dennehy’s next victim was John Chapman, a 56-year-old, who lived in a room on her property. When he was high on drugs and alcohol, Dennehy stabbed him to death.

The woman made photographs of the dead body with her mobile phone.

The same day, she murdered Kevin Lee, 48.

Police beat black deaf man to near death for not following orders during traffic stop

Pearl Pearson 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man was beaten to near death for not following police orders during a traffic stop, despite the fact that he is deaf and couldn’t hear anything, according to police reports in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that they took two officers off the street after being accused of using excessive force against a deaf man in Oklahoma City.

64-year-old Pearl Pearson is recovering from his injuries after a violent confrontation with two Highway Patrol officers during a traffic stop.

"Pearson stopped and rolled down the window, waiting for an officer to ask for his identification," a source close to Pearson said.

"An officer hit him in the face before Pearson had a chance to do anything. As you can see, he was hit several times," the source said.

Pearson, who is deaf and diabetic, has a sign on the driver's side door that reads: "Driver is deaf." His driver’s license also indicates that he is deaf.

Pearson was arrested at the scene and ultimately charged with resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.