Canadian teen wins International Bible Quiz in Israel for the first time

Eitan Amos (left) 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) For the first time, a Canadian teen won the International Bible Quiz, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Eitan Amos of Toronto, Canada, won this year’s International Bible Quiz. The 18-year-old, who lived in Karnei Shomron, Israel, until he was 11 years old, competed against 15 other finalists during this year’s International Bible Quiz traditionally held on Israel’s Independence Day.

Seventy-five contestants from 33 countries including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, France, Costa Rica, Turkey, Portugal, and the United States, competed in last week’s round. Amos, who studies at Toronto's Yeshivat Or Chaim, was one of the 16 finalists to make it to the final competition.

It was the first time according to the competition’s moderator, legendary Hebrew linguist, Dr. Avshalom Kor, that a Canadian had won the competition. Tefila Berenson of Rehovot, came in second place.

Israelis Itamar Khalifa, Tamar Genali and Nir Kotzer captured third, fourth and fifth place respectively. The competitors showed their impressive knowledge of the Tanach, answering difficult questions posed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a panel of judges.

During the awards presentation, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of the Bible’s significance. “The Tanach has eternal significance for generations around the world, but particularly for our nation. It is our nation’s book, our national story,” said the prime minister.

“We are the people of the Book, we live in the land of the Book and this Book has sculpted our identity for thousands of years,” Netanyahu added. Netanyahu also recalled how he spends every Shabbat studying the weekly Torah portion with his son.

The prime minister’s youngest son, Avner, won third place in the International Bible Quiz in 2010. The first youth International Bible Quiz was held in Jerusalem in 1963. Abba Eban was a long-time Chief Judge in the competition as was Dr. Yosef Burg.

The competition was originally instituted for adults by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion.

Man arrested after critically injuring elderly Flatbush man in hit and run incident

Scene of the incident 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly running over an elderly Flatbush man, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the victim is fighting for his life after being hit by the vehicle on Ocean Parkway and Avenue O.

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m., when the vehicle hit the man, who was crossing the street at the intersection.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found the 68-year-old man in traumatic arrest, and he was transported to Lutheran Hospital, where he remains in critical.

The vehicle fled from the scene without even slowing down, and began traveling at a high rate of speed south on Ocean Parkway.

Three good Samaritans, who were in the area and witnessed the vehicle with a broken windshield, began following the car.

The vehicle entered the Belt Parkway, and headed toward eastern Queens. Michael Spalla, 48, was later arrested by police in Queens.

Man locks his former wife inside his basement after she married another man

Lin Yan being rescued 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman who went missing without a trace, was found locked up in the basement of her former husband.

The woman's new husband filed a missing persons report after Lin Yan, 35, failed to come home.

However, authorities were unable to locate her and found no trace of the woman after she vanished. That changed when officials were conducting a census in the city of Deyang, China.

When official went to the home of Lin Dajun, 40, and questioned him about how many people lived in his home, he became uncomfortable and irritated.

The workers then heard noises coming from the basement and went to investigate. They found Dajun’s former wife chained and locked up.

The woman told authorities that her first husband lured her to his house to “chat.” However, he then forced her into his basement and threatened to kill her if she left.

The woman lived in the basement for a while before being rescued. The woman said that her former husband allowed her to walk around his property when he was home, but chained her inside when he left.

“The woman was scared into submission and feared being killed if she dared to escape,” police spokesman said.

“He was fixated on her, and could not accept the fact that she had left him, so he decided to imprison her,” the spokesperson added.

Dajun was arrested. He is now facing kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges.

Man crashes into patrol car and hands officer beer instead of his driver’s license

Damon Tobias Exum 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man was jailed after handing an officer beer instead of his driver’s license.

Damon Tobias Exum, 37, of Georgia, was drunk, and he did not even realize that he hit a patrol car.

Exum was driving in a suburb of Atlanta, when he hit the police cruiser, but instead of stopping he continued driving.

He was apparently unaware of the accident he caused and continued along the highway, but the officer gave chase until Exum finally pulled over.

Officer Alvin Rodriguez was not hurt in the crash and his car was in good enough shape to pursue Exum until he was taken off the road.

Officer Rodriguez then asked for his driver’s license. However, the heavily intoxicated driver handed him a bottle of beer instead.

Exum was arrested on eight misdemeanor charges, including driving under the influence and reckless driving. He is being held in the DeKalb County Jail in lieu of $3,270 bail. Police said this was his third DUI arrest.

Teen girl serves cupcakes to bullies filled with feces and pubic hair

Cupcake illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A teenage girl got revenge against her bullies after serving them tainted cupcakes.

The teenager of California, was fed up of being bullied and decided to teach her tormentors a lesson.

The girl baked cupcakes and handed it out to students at the Centennial High School in Bakersfield. However, they spit it out as it had a very bad taste.

When students demanded to know what was inside the cupcakes the girl claimed that they contained pubic hair, semen and feces.

The cupcakes were destroyed before authorities were able to test them to determine if it contained bodily fluids.

During questioning, the girl told police that the cupcake tasted bad because it was filled with items such as mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and soy sauce, but had no bodily fluid.

Police are treating the incident as a school prank, and no charges have been filed.

The school has now banned all outside food, and is conducting its own investigation. Disciplinary action is pending.

Teenager arrested for having sex with girl, 14, in school hallway during school hours

Miguel Cedillo 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A teenage student is in trouble for having sex in a school hallway.

The 10th grader of the Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland, skipped class to have sex with another student in the school hallway, Montgomery County Police said.

18-year-old Miguel Cedillo, has only been charged with a fourth-degree sex offense because the encounter was consensual.

However, the girl, who is only 14 years old, is too young to consent, according to the laws of the state of Maryland.

In an exchange of messages on Facebook, the teens agreed to skip class to meet up in the hallway where they had sex, Their encounter lasted for about 20 minutes.

The teens stopped having sex when other teens came into the hallway. In response to the incident, the school installed mirrors so that they can have a better view of the hallways.

Woman arrested after having sex with strange man in airplane bathroom while her parents were nearby

Virgin Atlantic airlines illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after she was heard having sex in the bathroom of an airplane.

The woman was traveling with her parents on the airplane when she decided to have sex with a man, who she just met.

The British woman, in her 20s, was arrested after losing her temper with flight attendants, who caught her having sex in the public bathroom.

The apparently drunk woman was handcuffed to her seat by Virgin Atlantic flight attendants to the horror of her parents, who were sitting nearby.

The family was on an 11 hour flight from Gatwick, London, United Kingdom, to Las Vegas, Nevada, when the young woman struck up a friendship with the man sitting in the next seat.

They disappeared, and went to the toilet where they reportedly had sex. Travelers who wanted to use the bathroom, complained of hearing noises from inside.

Flight attendants forced the door open. That is when the drunk woman allegedly became belligerent.

The woman was taken into custody and questioned by police. She was later released with a warning. She was allowed to continue her vacation at a Nevada resort.

Man accidentally kills teenage son while trying to scare him because he came home late

Darius Adams 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A father’s tough love turned tragic when the father accidentally killed his son.

Darius Adams, 17, was a smart kid with a bright future ahead of him.

He was an Alabama high school football player, a model student and was well liked in his community.

Sadly, he was shot and killed by his own father on Friday.
Sexton Adams, 55, told police that he accidentally shot his son in the stomach around 2:00 a.m., at their McIntosh home.

Mr. Adams told authorities that his son arrived home late, and was acting in a strange and aggressive manner.

The father was allegedly scared by his son's behavior and pulled his .38 revolver to scare the teen.

“He claimed that he cocked the pistol and it accidentally went off,” a Washington County Sheriff spokesperson said.

The victim was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and pronounced dead at about 8:00 a.m.

An autopsy will determine if the teen was on some type of drugs at the time. So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

Man taking illegal turn clips police officer and falls into manhole (video)

Open manhole illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man got an instant punishment for making an illegal turn with his motor scooter.

The dash camera of a police cruiser recorded the footage of the incident and it was posted to YouTube.

The 19-year-old driver of Taiwan, allegedly clipped the police car while making the illegal turn, which sent him flying onto the open road.

Unfortunately for the him, he was at the wrong place at the wrong time as workers had opened a manhole to do some repairs.

When the man was thrown off his motor scooter he went flying straight into the open manhole.

The incident took place just south of the capital city Taipei. Thankfully, the man escaped with only minor injuries.

Pregnant woman loses baby after being beaten by two women who wanted cigarettes

Lynsey McConnell with fiance Ally Grubb 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman lost her baby and may never be able to become pregnant again after she was attacked over cigarettes.

24-year-old Lynsey McConnell of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, was nine weeks pregnant when she was attacked by two women, who savagely beat her because she refused to give them cigarettes.

McConnell was confronted by Cheryl Henderson, 27, and Kelly Vanbeck, 29. They demanded she hand over
her cigarettes.

McConnell responded that she does not smoke. The pair however, saw a pack of smokes in her pocket.

The women then began beating McConnell. They grabbed her purse and demanded the pin number to her bank card. When McConnell explained that she did not remember the password the women began kicking her.

“I pleaded with them, saying I was pregnant, hoping they would leave me alone and begged them not to hurt my baby. However, as soon as I said that I was pregnant, they began kicking me in the stomach and the pain just erupted,” McConnell said.

A passing cyclist came to McConnell’s aid and helped her escape the attack. However, her unborn baby did not survive the attack.

Doctors told the woman and her fiance, Ally Grubb, 36, that she may never be able to get pregnant naturally and that fertility treatments might help her conceive.

Henderson and Vanbeck pleaded guilty to assault and robbery. They were both jailed.

Henderson was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in prison, while Vanbeck was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison.

Pastor arrested after raping 13-year-old girl inside church kitchen

Tyrone Banks 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A pastor was arrested and charged with child rape after allegedly having sex with a young girl inside a church, police in Alabama said.

Jefferson County Police said that they arrested the 58-year-old man because he raped the 13-year-old girl in the church’s kitchen.

On Monday, police identified the pastor as Tyrone Banks of Pleasant Grove. Banks was charged with rape by force and first-degree sodomy.

According to the initial police investigation, the sexual assault came to light after the mother of the victim filed a complaint with police. Police launched their investigation and they learned that the 13-year-old girl spent the night with Banks, who is a family friend.

Banks took her to a church near Hueytown, where it is said to be an associate pastor. He had the key to the church and took her into the kitchen, where he sexually assaulted her.

After the assault, he took her back home. The girl immediately told her mother what happened. He was arrested on Friday, and released from jail on Sunday, after posting $120,000 bail..

Man finds himself locked inside bank after passing out on drugs in bathroom

Christopher Anderson 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man locked himself inside a bank after passing out on drugs inside a bank bathroom, police in West Virginia said.

Huntington Police said that the man panicked after waking up and discovering that he was locked inside the bank.

32-year-old Christopher Anderson of Huntington called police on Friday night, to report that he was trapped inside the C&O Credit Union. According to the initial police investigation, Anderson had entered the business when it was open, went into the second floor bathroom and began using heroin.

The drugs caused him to pass out, and when he woke up several hours later, the credit union was closed. Anderson was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
Police warned business owners that they have received several reports of drug addicts using public restrooms. They urged the public to be vigilant, and constantly inspect public restrooms for suspicious persons or activity.

Two 10-year-old boys arrested after spiking their teacher’s coffee with bleach

Emma Place 
By: Anika Rao

Two school children were arrested after they poisoned their teacher’s coffee with bleach, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police warned that attacks against teachers are soaring following the stabbing death of Anna Maguire in Leeds.

The two 10-year-old boys were detained after spiking their teacher's coffee with a homemade concoction believed to contain household soaps. The children poured the substance into a coffee on the teacher's desk while her back was facing the students.

Luckily, Emma Place was warned before she took a sip. The incident occurred at the Clapham Terrace Community Primary School in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Police said that the children were not charged with crimes and that the school disciplined them. The school refused to say how they punished the children.

The students will receive ongoing guidance and counseling within the school. The school also said that the case was an isolated incident.

Teen intentionally infects 300 men with HIV and plans to infect 2,000 (video)

The HIV infected 19 year old 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teen said that she has intentionally infected more than 300 men with HIV, and she plans to infect at least 2,000 men because she contracted the disease during a party.

The student of Kabarak University in Nakuru, Kenya, has confessed that she deliberately infected 324 people with HIV.

The 19 year old said that she has set a goal of infecting at least 2,000 men, as retaliation after she was infected by a man at the party. “September 22, 2013 is a day I will never forget. I went to a club in town and got drunk with some other students. When I awoke the next morning, I noticed that a boy named Javan, had sex with me ​​while I was passed out. I just asked him if he used a condom and he said ‘yes.’ However, I noticed that there was semen and I wanted to commit suicide,” the woman wrote on Facebook.

When she discovered that she was HIV positive, she confronted Javan. However, he insisted that he was disease free.

“I promised to infect as many men as possible,” she said. She then confessed that he had already infected 324 men, 156 of whom are students at Kabarak University where she studied.

The rest are married men, including politicians, teachers, lawyers and celebrities. “Nothing will stop me from carrying out my mission. Your day is coming. Men destroyed my life and I will destroy theirs,” she concluded.

Drunk woman arrested after following her boyfriend into a bathroom and biting off his ear

Joanie Clark 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman who came home drunk, was arrested and charged with assault after biting off her boyfriend’s ear, police in Florida said.

Jason Burleigh had his ear intact when he came home from a bar.

However, when Joanie Clark, 31 , came home drunk at 10:00 p.m., she began insulting her boyfriend. Burleigh decided to withdraw into a bathroom, but Clark followed him.

Clark claimed that her boyfriend began pushing her around, and at some point, pulled her hair, which left her mouth near his ear. Police were called to the home, which is located on Cobblestone Drive.

At first, Burleigh said that he was arguing with Clark when she bit his ear. Then, after telling police that he did not want her to be arrested, he changed his story and said that his ear was cut by a plant.

However, police recovered the boyfriend's ear inside the home located at 12305 Quail Run Row. Burleigh was taken to Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center.

Clark was charged with domestic aggravated assault. She was released on Sunday, after posting $5,000 bond.

Little boy drowns in creek during birthday celebration (video)

Creek illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A little boy is dead after he drowned in a creek during a birthday party, police in Maryland said.

Anne Arundel County Police said that the birthday celebration turned tragic when one of the guests drowned in the backyard creek.

The incident happened when a relative brought 4-year-old Jaden Dixon to a house located in the 1100 block of Marley Creek Drive. Many people attended the party.

At some point, guests noticed that Dixon was gone. A quick search led everyone to the backyard, where they discovered the boy floating in the water. They pulled him to the shore and began CPR.

Police believe that the death was a result of an accident and they do not plan to file any charges. The local police department is urging parents to learn CPR in memory of the 4-year-old boy.

Police shoot and kill runaway monkey (video)

Monkey illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A monkey was tragically killed by police officers, police in Missouri said.

The incident occurred on Friday night in the city of Chillicothe, after the monkey that escaped from a local business eluded police for an hour, and residents were in panic.

The monkey was shot after police officers ran out of tranquilizer darts and had no choice but to use lethal force. Officers responding to the incident said that they believed the monkey was a threat to others.

A video of the incident showed how the monkey was running at full speed before being shot. Then the monkey collapsed and someone put a blanket over it.

The capuchin monkey escaped from Johnston Rental Center at 8:30 a.m. The creature wiggled out of its cage and escaped through a vent. Police said that the owner, Bill Johnston, is licensed by the Department of Agriculture and has about 30 of them.

Attempts to sedate the monkey failed after the owner ran out of darts. That's when police said they were forced to shoot. It was a resolution that neighbors hoped would be avoided.

New bra rubs firming properties into breasts to keep them looking young

Bra illustration 
By: Anika Rao

Elderly women can now enjoy younger looking breasts with the new firming bra.

It is a difficult and confusing task to use firming cream to rub on your breasts to keep them in the shape.

That is why Marisol Sanchez Jodar has spent her life’s savings and money she didn’t have to develop this new idea. She has come up with a bra made ​​of a fiber with nanoparticles that she claims to have the same properties as firming cream.

The particles are released directly onto the skin as the woman is wearing it. “The end result is a bra that hydrates, firms and tones the breasts. It also delays the signs of aging,” Jodar, 36, said.

She came up with the idea together with her sister, Jane, and friend Gloria Martin, after discussing how long it took to rub cream on their breasts. Jodar said that her research showed that 98 percent of customers said they had smoother skin and 81 percent said the skin was very soft and elastic.

She named the bra “Firming Bra,” and they are available in sizes 38 to 52 for just $55.