Top U.S. firefighters arrive in Israel to help fight Gaza rocket fire (video)

U.S. firefighters in Israel 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A delegation of top firefighters of the United States arrived in Israel, to help fight fires caused by Gaza rockets.

Firefighters in southern Israel, are working around the clock to fight fires caused by Hamas rockets.

Now, 12 firefighters and emergency personnel from across the United States have been deployed in Israel, where they are supporting their colleagues in the Middle East, as part of Emergency Volunteers Project.

The delegation landed in Israel on Tuesday, and the volunteers plan to stay for at least a week. Their preparation for deployment however, began several years ago.

The Emergency Volunteers Project, which has offices in Massachusetts and Jerusalem, began about four years ago.

The plan was to recruit and train firefighters, paramedics and emergency personnel, and deploy them in a crisis for a second wave of support on the front lines.

The volunteers were trained at home and abroad about the differences in emergency response in the U.S. and Israel.

During a fire in the U.S., a fire truck usually arrives on the scene with several firefighters. In Israel, only two or three firefighters arrive.

The Jewish Federation has raised $240,000 in its Israel Emergency Campaign, and $50,000 was allocated to send up to 20 firefighters to Israel.

Volunteers in Israel come from California to New York.

Williamsburg area man hospitalized after tree falls on his head

Broadway in Brooklyn 
By: Aarav Sen

A Williamsburg area man was seriously injured after a tree fell on his head, rescue workers in New York said.

The Brooklyn division of the FDNY, said that the tree fell and hit the pedestrian in the head while walking on near Broadway on Tuesday afternoon.

He was taken by ambulance to Brookdale Hospital with head trauma. He is said to be in serious but stable condition. Several streets were blocked off while crews cleaned up the tree.

Police officers who arrived at the scene launched an investigation. They identified the victim as 43-year-old Wayne Knight.

In May, a man was cutting a tree branch while his family, friends and coworkers watched him in action.

One man has recorded the incident, and the video captured the funny moment the man was being shot down by the branch of a large tree after he cut it off, in an act that some call “revenge.”

Kurt Stepp uploaded the video to the Internet, which has since gone viral. He described the incident as “My coworker cuts a tree and the tree is not very happy about it,” on YouTube.

The man was seen standing on top of a ladder, and he was heard shouting to people on the ground “get out of there, guys, don't want to hit no one, is everybody good?”

He then proceeded to use a chainsaw on the big branch. As it falls, the branch hit the man, sending him flying off the ladder and crashing to the ground.

A man was heard asking if emergency workers were needed. Despite the fall, Stepp has confirmed that his friend was in good condition.

Teen slammed for taking smiling selfie at Auschwitz death camp

Auschwitz selfie of Breanna Mitchell 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A teen who visited the Auschwitz death camp, is under fire for taking a smiling selfie.

Breanna Mitchell of Alabama, posted a smiling selfie on her Twitter account, which instantly went viral.

The image garnered more than 3,300 retweets and a barrage of angry comments.

In response to the angry comments, Mitchell said that she took the photo in memory of her late father after visiting the site on the anniversary of his death.

She said that they used to read about the Holocaust together, but died before they had a chance to visit Auschwitz. "That trip really meant something to me and I was happy about it," she wrote on Twitter.

In the image, viewers can see the sites of Auschwitz, which was the largest concentration camp, claiming the lives of more than 1,100,000 million men, women and children.

British parliament member under fire after saying he would fire rockets at Israeli civilians

David Ward would fire rockets at Israel 
By: Anika Rao

The Liberal Democrat Party of Britain, condemned one of its members for saying that he would fire rockets at Israeli civilians, the Zionist Federation of Great Britain said.

On Tuesday night, Liberal Democrat MP David Ward, published two highly inflammatory tweets on his Twitter account, demonstrating his support for Palestinians during the current conflict.

In his first tweet he argued that if he lived in Gaza, he would probably fire rockets into Israel, a war crime.

In his second tweet, he paraphrased a statement by John F Kennedy, “Ich bin ein #palestinian,” which compounded earlier evidence that he has a particularly unhelpful fixation on the Holocaust, without fully appreciating how sensitive Jewish communities are to its memory being abused.

“It’s clear that David Ward’s lack of concern for civilians is matched only by his lack of understanding of the current conflict. While it’s obvious that supporting the firing of indiscriminate rockets from Gaza, shows an absolute and disgusting contempt for Israeli lives, what he ought to realize is that it shows an equally unforgivable contempt for Palestinian lives as well. The Lib Dems should take measures against a man who evidently cares more about promoting the interests of Hamas than his own constituents,” Alan Aziz, the Zionist Federation Director, stated.

Pro-Palestinian protesters attack synagogues and Jewish shops in France

Unrest in Sarcelles, France 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A pro-Palestinian protest took a violent turn in France, as the mob attacked synagogues and Jewish shops.

After the attacks, ministers of parliament have condemned the anti-Semitic outbursts around the country, which turned violent on Sunday night.

More than 400 people stormed a Jewish neighborhood and attacked a synagogue and a kosher supermarket. The demonstration took place in Sarcelles, north of Paris, when protesters armed themselves with stones and bombs.

The protesters were shouting "death to Jews" and “slit their throats.” Posters read "Palestine will live" and "come equipped with hammers and fire extinguishers for a raid in the Jewish quarter.

The protest took place despite a government order prohibiting pro-Palestinian protests following attacks on two synagogues in Paris.

"What happened in Sarcelles was intolerable. Attacking a synagogue and a kosher grocery store is simply anti-Semitic and racist,” the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, said.

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should not be imported here, and we will not tolerate any act or speech that may cause a resurgence of anti-Semitism,” President Francois Hollande said.

New Facebook page quickly raises $70,000 for Israeli soldiers

Packed boxes illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A new Facebook page was launched to raise funds for Israeli soldiers.

On Monday, 29-year-old Alexandra, created the Facebook page on which she calls on everyone stand behind our soldiers, in order to raise money to help the soldiers fighting in Gaza.

What happened next exceeded her wildest expectations.

Within 48 hours, this young immigrant from France, who arrived in Israel a little over a year ago, raised more than $70,000, which was distributed to various associations that help the soldiers.

Alexandra gave the Duvdevan $15,000.

Working together with Shayetet 13, they purchased 400 kilos of sweets, biscuits and nuts, 2,000 socks, lingerie, large amounts of shampoo, soap and deodorant, and a mountain of cigarettes.

On Monday night, hundreds of volunteers gathered at a Tel Aviv nightclub to put together packages for soldiers. The packages were sent to the soldiers on Tuesday morning.

6,000 packages with personal hygiene products, as well as thousands of small bags of food that soldiers can take with them to the front, were given to the military.

Israel attacks Gaza hospital after terrorist fired from hospital at civilians for 4 days

Wafa Hospital 
By: Aryeh Savir

After four days of fire, Israel decided to attack a Gaza hospital, which terrorists used as their base to fire at Israelis, the Tazpit News agency reported.

The gunfire emanated from the Waffa hospital, and the IDF was left with no choice but to attack.

For days, terrorists have been using the Waffa hospital as a military post. Terrorist have been firing small-arms fire and anti-tank rockets at IDF forces.

The IDF has refrained from responding. The lower levels of the hospital were being used by terror organizations as a command and control center.

The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), approached several international Palestinian organizations on the issue more than once, and contacted the hospital director as well.

Israel has not received any response. Today, the fire intensified, and the IDF finally decided to respond. The IAF attacked the hospital complex with accurate fire.

President Shimon Peres tells U.N. Secretary General to condemn Hamas for using human shields (video)

Benjamin Netanyahu and Ban Ki-moon 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to condemn Hamas for using human shields, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Peres met this morning with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the President's Residence in Jerusalem.

Peres addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council: "I call upon the council to condemn terrorism, especially of Hamas, in the strongest terms. Standing for human rights for all and standing against terrorism are one and the same. We reject the idea of appointing a committee to decide who is right and who is wrong. Terror is a danger to the world and the fight against it is global. No country will be immune to the threat of terror if we don't fight it together."

Peres went on to address the situation in Gaza: “Every country has the obligation to protect itself against attacks and attempts to kill innocent civilians. No state in the world would be willing to accept rockets fired at its mothers and children from the sky, and terrorists emerging from tunnels to kill innocents for no reason and with no justification.”

“Instead of investing in education, in healthcare and in building a future for Gaza, Hamas wasted millions on tunnels and rockets. The people of Gaza are not our enemies. Gaza could have become a center of trade, but Hamas turned it into a center of terror. The people of Gaza could have been given hope, but instead Hamas brought them destruction. Hamas built an infrastructure of terror beneath schools and kindergartens. They use hospitals to launch attacks. They hide in houses and use their children as human shields. Mr. Secretary-General, they even use your UNRWA schools to store their rockets. The behavior of Hamas is a criminal act against their own people and ours. The death of innocent civilians pains me personally and it pains our people. We sanctify life, every life. Hamas glorifies death and they are the ones responsible for the deaths in Gaza. We must say clearly – terrorism will never bring peace. The way to peace is through negotiations, dialogue and compromise,” Peres added.

President Peres criticized Qatar's funding of terrorism: "Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels, rockets which are fired at innocent civilians. Their funding of terror must stop. If they want to build then they should, but they must not be allowed to destroy."

President Peres also addressed the suspension of flights to Israel: "I regret that airlines have suspended flights. The real answer is not to stop flights, but to stop the rockets. If airlines will submit to terror then they invite more rocket fire and a greater danger not just here, but across the world."

Secretary General Ki-moon talked about being “compelled to visit Israel once again on an urgent mission”

“This is my third such urgent mission during the last five years. The violence must stop now and we must immediately start a dialogue that addresses all the root causes which have already been identified, discussed and negotiated for a long time. I know that rockets continue to threaten Israeli civilians and disrupt normal life. I have repeatedly condemned it and will continue to do so. There is a deep pain and anguish at the loss among Palestinians. As Secretary-General of the United Nations I will not be silent in the face of this tragedy.”

Last night, Netanyahu met with Secretary General Ki-moon at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, where he was presented with a display of Hamas rockets and terror methods. Netanyahu showed Ban some of the long-range rockets that Hamas has used to target central Israel. Netanyahu also showed the U.N. chief some proof that Hamas has been using civilians as human shields.

Netanyahu stated that it’s clear that Israel is doing what any country would do if terrorists rained down rockets on its cities and towns.

“Now, in the face of such terrorism, no country would sit idly by. It would exercise its right, inherent and legitimate right of self-defense as we are doing, and act decisively to end the threat to its citizens. We accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal. I don’t need to remind you it was a proposal that was supported by the U.N., by the Arab League, by the United States, and by Europe. Hamas rejected it. We accepted the humanitarian ceasefire proposal that the U.N. proposed afterward. Hamas rejected that. We accepted the ceasefire proposal of the Red Cross in Shejaia. Hamas rejected that twice. I think the international community must take a clear stand. It must hold Hamas accountable for consistently rejecting the ceasefire proposals and for starting and prolonging this conflict. The international community must hold Hamas accountable for its increasing and indiscriminate attacks on Israeli civilians. The international community must hold Hamas accountable for using Palestinian civilians as human shields, deliberately putting them in harm’s way, and deliberately keeping them in harm’s way,” Netanyahu said.

“You know Mr. Secretary, the international community has pressed us to give cement to Gaza to build schools, hospitals, and homes. Now we see what has happened to those deliveries of cement. They have been used to dig tunnels next to a kindergarten, not to build a kindergarten, but to build a tunnel that penetrates our territory so that Hamas can blow up our kindergartens and murder our children. They’ve been using civilians to keep on firing at us. We have even opened up a field hospital Mr. Secretary, to help civilians, and Hamas is preventing civilians of Gaza from going to our hospital. I believe that you understand that it is the right of every state to defend itself. Israel will continue to do what it needs to do to defend its people. This is not only our right. This is our duty," Netanyahu concluded.

Israel sends 778 trucks packed with goods into Gaza despite continued rocket fire

Israeli soldiers operating in Gaza 
By: Aryeh Savir

Despite being under constant rocket attack, Israel sent 778 trucks packed with good into Gaza, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, the IDF is continuing its mission to destroy Hamas’ terror infrastructure.

Some 200 terror targets were attacked yesterday, 1833 since the beginning of the ground operation.

Hamas continues to use civilian buildings as fortifications. Rockets were fired at tanks yesterday, from a mosque in Khan-Yunis. Staff Sgt. Evyatar Turegeman was killed from these rockets.

Only after making a clear identification of the source did the IAF retaliate. Later on, more anti-tank rockets were fired in Khan-Yunis. Four terrorists were killed in that battle.

A massive weapons cache was exposed by a Special Forces unit in the center of the Strip. The cache included heavy machine guns and anti-tank rockets. IDF Spokesman Motti Almoz announced this morning, that the IDF has gained control of most terror tunnels in Gaza. 28 attack tunnels have been exposed so far.

Two IDF soldiers were killed last night, on the battlefield. Capt. Dmitri Levitas, 26, of the Armored Corps, was shot by a sniper. First Lieutenant Natan Cohen, 23, also of the Armored Corps died in combat. 29 soldiers have fallen during Operation Protective Edge.

A situational assessment took place yesterday, as part of Operation Protective Edge with President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and the members of the General Staff.

As part of the assessment, President Peres was briefed by GOC Intelligence Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Sammy Turgeman, and GOC Operations Maj. Gen. Yoav Har-Even.

Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Gantz, stated: "This is an operation that proves our combined work. Every person sitting around this table is a full partner to this ongoing battle. We are pained by the losses, but have no doubt that we are in the right direction to achieve the objectives set by the political leadership, and we are committed to continue our mission to bring quiet and security to the citizens of Israel.”

Gantz saluted President Peres for his role in establishing Israel’s security apparatus. Defense Minister Ya'alon added: "The soldiers and officers who we are meeting, are professional and committed. Our forces are fighting an enemy which disappears between civilians.”

Following the briefing President Peres said: "Supporting the bereaved families at this time gives me strength. We are meeting a young generation, unfortunately after they fell in battle, and learning how wonderful they are. I don't remember a period of such solidarity between citizens and soldiers, between soldiers and parents. This is our victory of humanity. I am concluding my service, but beginning my reserve duty. From my experience I can say that I don't recall a military command that instilled such faith in the people. I leave here with great pride. As a citizen of Israel, I thank you from the depths of my heart."

Despite the heavy fighting and continued terror attacks, Israel continued to provide the Gaza Strip with the supplies, and the field hospital established for them is still running.

57 trucks entered Gaza yesterday, carrying 216,000 liters of petrol and 44 tons of gas. In total, 778 provision trucks have entered Gaza, since the beginning of the operation.

For the second time in less than a week, UNRWA has said that it found rockets in one of its schools in Gaza.

“UNRWA strongly and unequivocally condemns the group or groups responsible for this flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law,” the agency stated.

UNRWA claims it will launch a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Over the past 24 hours, 90 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, including at the Tel Aviv area, where people were wounded. One hit an empty kindergarten in southern Israel. 18 of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket systems.

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, over 2160 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel. Of them 1,700 hit Israel and 420 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems. The IDF has targeted over 2,969 terror targets with ground, naval and aerial capabilities.

U.S. high school graduate immigrates to Israel and joins the Israel Defense Forces

Barak Vaisler 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) A U.S. high school graduate decided to immigrate to Israel and join the Israel Defense Forces, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Among the 228 new immigrants from the United States and Canada that arrived to Israel on Tuesday morning, seven people who are doctors, will be working in medical centers across the country.

18-year-old high school graduate Barak Vaisler of Chicago, Illinois, believes it’s a duty make aliyah to the Jewish state. The Israeli-born native who moved to Chicago when he was two years old because of his father’s work with Motorola, has always dreamed of returning.

“I could have stayed in the United States with my parents and went to college like everyone else, but I chose this road instead,” Vaisler told the Tazpit News Agency.

“It is an honor to be here and to serve this country, and I still can’t believe that I’m finally here after 16 years,” he said emotionally. Vaisler, who will join the Garin Tzabar in August and will join the army in November, wants to enlist to the Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit 669 “The Israeli version of the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Vaisler.

Vaisler experienced his first rocket siren two hours after landing in Ben Gurion Airport. “I was waiting for a taxi outside when the siren went off. We were prepared beforehand by Nefesh B’Nefesh for the rocket sirens and security protocol before we landed in Israel, so I knew what to do and headed for shelter,” he said.

According to Nefesh B’Nefesh, upon arriving to the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the group received a special booklet by the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption on security measures, such as what to do when a Code Red siren sounds, warning of incoming rockets. Each new Israeli immigrant was also provided with an English-language manual from the Home Front Command on how to talk to children about the situation, which had been translated by Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Among the 228 new olim, 100 are children who made aliyah with their parents including 39 girls and 61 boys. Altogether, 29 families and 54 singles joined the landmark flight, which included Olim planning to live in Israel’s south and north, as part of a joint project to settle Olim in the Negev and the Galilee.

Those who are planning to live in the south also received special briefings about the security situation, such as information about trauma counseling and support from English-speaking immigrants living in the area.

A number of Israeli dignitaries greeted Vaisler and the group as they touched down in Israel as new citizens including the Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, Sofa Landver; MK Rabbi Dov Lipman; Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky; Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Yisrael Meir Lau, and Founders of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Tony Gelbart and Rabbi Yehoshua Fass who escorted the special flight.

“Today's Aliyah flight demonstrates the great resilience of the Jewish people and its determination to build the State of Israel,” said Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder and Executive Director Rabbi Yehoshua Fass. “These Olim, who are choosing to move to Israel in these difficult times are instilling hope, optimism and strength throughout Israel and the Jewish nation. The outpouring number of requests we received to join the flight out of solidarity for the citizens of Israel is inspiring.”

“If you’re looking for an excuse not to come to Israel, it’s very easy to find one,” Vaisler told Tazpit. “If you really want to be here, you come. The rockets didn’t affect my decision – in fact, they only made me want to come even more. By coming here, we are showing the terrorists that they can never win.”

Robber sues pizza shop because he suffered injuries while employees were taking his gun away

Nigel Sykes 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A prisoner brazenly sued his victim, claiming that he suffered injuries during a robbery of a pizza shop, according to court documents filed in Delaware.

The convicted armed robber is suing Seasons Pizza of Newport, saying he was roughly treated by those who tried to stop him.

23-year-old Nigel Sykes of Wilmington, wants $260,000 for pain and suffering. Sykes is serving a 15 year prison sentence for robbery and attempted robbery.

He was injured as employees were trying to take his gun away. He also accused police officers of improperly using stun guns on him and delaying his medical treatment.

According to police, Sykes entered the Seasons Pizza located on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue in Wilmington, to rob it. Sykes was armed with a gun and demanded money, but was stopped by several employees.

During the struggle, the gun was discharged but no one was hit. Sykes was linked to at least eight robberies at the time of his arrest.

Woman uploads selfies of herself being nude in stores and urinating on the street

Woman holding phone illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman took photos of herself without clothes in public, and uploaded the photos to the Internet.

The woman of Japan, took the selfies in various public places, including a supermarket, a furniture store and a convenience store.

She then shared the photo collection on a website for adult entertainment in Japan.

The woman, who is said to be married, wore a long coat as she walked into the stores and the exposed her body and recorded the acts.

She was also seen posing without underwear on a bed in a furniture store and doing a squat on an escalator.

When it was time for a bathroom break, the woman went to a rooftop parking lot, and urinated on the floor and recorded the act.

Woman handcuffs man trying to steal her car and holds him until police arrives

Daniel Ray Dodson 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A brave woman did not allow a would be carjacker to get away.

Toni Jones of Oklahoma, said that she had just finished shopping a the Homeland supermarket on North Harrison Street in Shawnee, and was putting groceries in her car when a man approached her and tried to steal the vehicle.

Jones began screaming for help. Her sister and a witness came to help her as she grabbed a set of handcuffs from her rearview mirror to make a citizen's arrest.

Jones placed the man in handcuffs and warned him not to move, while others called 911.

The suspect, 34-year-old Daniel Ray Dodson, was arrested for the attempted robbery. He is being held on $25,000 bond.

Jones had some cuts from the struggle with the man as he attempted to push her away from the car. However, Jones fought back until she was able to reach her handcuffs that she had in her car for many years.

Jones said that her stepfather was a sheriff's deputy in another county for many years.

Trucker miraculously saved when concrete poles go through his windshield (video)

The truck  
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A truck driver is lucky to be alive after concrete poles smashed through his windshield.

A video uploaded to the Internet showed how the truck driver of China, miraculously escaped death.

The driver had slammed on the brakes, causing two huge concrete poles, which he was carrying on a flatbed, to plow through the cab and the front windshield.

The driver, named Zhang, was driving the truck loaded with more than ten heavy concrete poles and was headed to a construction site in the Yinzhou District of Ningbo.

During his trip, the poles, which were not tied tight enough, began moving. Two poles suddenly became loose and fell to the ground when the driver took a sharp turn.

Zhang then stepped on the brakes, causing two pillars of concrete to come smashing through the cabin and out the windshield, scraping Zhang’s hand.

If the poles moved a couple of inches to the left, it would have hit the driver, seriously injuring or killing him.

The whole front of the truck was destroyed in the accident.

Mechanic arrested for rape after grease stains led police straight to him

Jeffrey Wooten 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Police arrested a mechanic for rape after his greasy hands left evidence behind at the scene.

The victim called police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after she was raped in her own bed.

42-year-old Jeffrey Wooten, who knew the victim, allegedly came into her house late at night, pulled her by the ankle to the edge of the bed and sexually assaulted her.

The victim told police that Wooten blocked the door so that she could not leave. The woman was scared for her safety and for the safety of her two-year-old daughter.

Wooten initially denied that he was at the house.

However, officials found a phone message on the victim’s home phone, which was left by Wooten, using the victim’s phone. The victim was heard in the background.

Investigators said that Wooten, who is an auto mechanic, also left black grease stains on the victim’s bedspread.

The victim already had a restraining order against Wooten. She said it was not the first time he had assaulted her.

Wooten was charged with aggravated rape, false imprisonment, and violation of an order of protection.

Teen arrested for phone sex with 13-year-old girl

Dakota Allen Malone 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was arrested after sending a young girl a photo of his privates.

The 18-year-old man of Georgia, was also accused of calling the girl many times, and may have masturbated while she was on the phone.

According to the arrest warrant, Dakota Allen Malone of Cedartown, called the 13-year-old girl about 30 times in one day.

The girl's mother also heard some of the calls. She said that the man on the other end was breathing hard, but never said anything.

According to the affidavit, Malone later sent a message to the girl, which contained a picture of his penis. That’s when the mother called police, who traced the phone number to Malone.

During an interview with police, Malone said that he thought that he sent the photo to another person. The girl did not know Malone.

Malone was charge of distributing obscene material and electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor.

23-year-old woman tries to amputate her leg with car keys after being trapped in overturned car

Noel Shannon 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A woman lost her leg in a car accident after being trapped for 10 hours in the mountains of Oregon.

The accident occurred after the young woman swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

23-year-old Noel Shannon of Washington, took photos in the Umatilla National Forest near Walla Walla River, before her truck overturned.

The truck flipped over and stopped on the driver's side. Shannon was thrown around and her left leg was sticking out of the window.
Her foot was stuck under the door frame, and she was unable to get it out.

After 10 hours of being trapped with no help in sight, Shannon began hearing wolves howling, and thought that sooner rather than later, the animals will make their way to her car.

In a desperate attempt to free herself, Shannon decided she would have to amputate her leg. She tried using her keys, but they were not sharp enough to do the job.

With her adrenaline rushing, Shannon pulled with all her might and managed to free her foot, damaging it even further.

She then used her good leg to break the windshield and crawled out of the wreckage. She managed to pull herself to the road where two people found her, and she was taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save her left leg and it was amputated.

Sex offender stops sexually abusing kids after he begins molesting puppy

Terry Davis 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested after he chose to molest a puppy rather than a child.

The 44-year-old man pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual conduct with a female Rottweiler puppy.

Terry Davis of Illinois, a convicted child sex offender, underwent a psychiatric evaluation to see if he was mentally fit to stand trial.

A court psychiatrist has ruled that Davis is fit to stand trial for performing three sex acts with his roommate’s 5-month-old Rottweiler named Lucy.

Davis, who was caught in the act by his roommate, moved into the dog owner's apartment a couple of weeks prior to the incident.

He is now waiting for psychiatrists to decide whether he is a sexually dangerous person. If he is determined to be sexually dangerous to the public, than he could be held in jail until he is no longer considered dangerous.

Davis has a history of sex offenses dating back to 2003. According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, Davis was 33 years old at the time of the incident and his victim was 16 years old.

Authorities said that the dog became aggressive after the alleged sexual abuse and had to be euthanized.

Hackers break into teacher’s email account and send his nude selfie to his entire contact list

Richard Rosa 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was horrified when a nude photo of him was sent to his entire contact list.

While many criminals use the defense that their accounts had been hacked and someone else was responsible for sending a threatening email or nude photo, this time it turned out to be true.

Richard Rosa, a science teacher at a high school in Pasadena, California, was shocked to learn that nude photos of him were sent from his work email.

Four selfies of Rosa were sent to about 287 people with the title “Enjoy.” The email was sent to students, colleagues and others in the community.

Investigators believe that Rosa’s email was hacked and are now investigating to find the person who sent it.

“Revenge Porn” is illegal in California. One can face a fine and misdemeanor conviction for distributing sexually explicit photos that belonged to another person.

The Superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District sent an email with an apology to people who received the nude photos.

He also said that Rosa will continue teaching at the school.

Barber shaves portraits of celebrities on his clients’ heads

Rob Ferrel Spider-Man portrait 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Want to have a celebrity portrait shaved onto your head? Now you can.

Expert barber Rob Ferrel of Texas, has proven to be a cut above the rest by cutting out images on his clients’ heads.

From Nelson Mandela to Marilyn Monroe, the incredibly detailed portraits instantly recognizable. Ferrel of San Antonio, uses only a pair of scissors, a traditional metal knife and some eye pencils to create the iconic faces.

Before becoming a barber, Ferrel was a carpenter. He began practicing his haircutting techniques on his young brother.

Ferrel became a celebrity in his own right when a portrait of basketball player Tony Parker went viral on the Internet. Since then, people have been flocking to his shop from around the country requesting custom designs.

Teen girl publicly beats her mother because she stole her boyfriend

Couple making out illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A teen girl beat her mother in public because she stole her boyfriend, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that 42-year-old Monica was beaten on Sunday, by her 17-year-old daughter in a fight over a man.

The incident unfolded outside St. Brigid's Girls College of Asaba. As both were beating each other, motorists stopped to watch the action.

The daughter became furious after learning that her boyfriend was caught making out with her mother at a hotel. The girl became even more angry when her boyfriend told her that she loves her mother.

The daughter called her mother a shameless prostitute, who drove her husband out of the house.

Couple arrested for making out on public beach after grandmother records their action on video

Elissa Alvarez 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A grandmother caused a couple to be arrested after she recorded them having sex on a beach in Florida.

20-year-old Elissa Alvarez, who works as a waitress, and 39-year-old Jose Caballero, let their passions get the better of them in Bradenton Beach.

They engaged in sexual activity on a towel, and when the grandmother along with her two grandchildren spotted them, she decided to use her cell phone to record the action.

Emily Hall decided to call the police when they began having intercourse in full view of the public. Hall said that she was very upset because her four-year-old daughter saw the couple having sex.

Six other witnesses also gave statements about Alvarez and Caballero. The video taken by the grandmother will be used as evidence against the couple.

Alvarez and Caballero had sex for 25 minutes before cooling off in the water. The couple was charged with felony lewd and lascivious exhibition.

They were released on bail of $7,500.

Woman abandons her 6-year-old girl after hair grows all over her body like a cat

Zhao Xinrui 
By: Aarav Sen

A young girl was abandoned by her family after hair grew all over her body, causing her to look like a cat.

Six-year-old Zhao Xinrui, suffers from a rare skin disease that has left her with soft black hair covering her back.

The condition has left doctors baffled.

The girl has been nicknamed “cat girl,” and her distraught mother is said to have abandoned her because of the condition, which began as a small patch of discolored skin on her back.

At first, doctors in Changshan, China, thought that the skin was a birthmark, but are now perplexed.

Xinrui now needs urgent treatment to remove the hair that covers her entire back, and is beginning to grow on her arms and face.

The girl’s grandmother is trying to raise money to pay for the treatment. The girl said that she wants to be cured so that she could wear summer clothes and even a swimsuit like her friends.

Father records his fearless 3-year-old son driving wrong way on highway (video)

3-year-old boy driving car 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A father recorded his little son driving the wrong way on a highway and uploaded the video to the Internet.

The 3-year-old boy was allowed to drive the car along the highway in Beijing, China, while his father captured the tense moments on video for the world to see.

The video of the young driver caused a hot debate online, and police launched an investigation on charges of child endangerment.

The boy is seen sitting on the lap of his father and steering while listening to music. After about 6 minutes, the father took over the wheel as a car passed by.

The 3-year-old boy climbed to the passenger seat, posing and looking pleased with himself.

Elderly woman seen forcing thieves to do exercise after breaking into her home

Sit ups illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

An elderly woman faced off with thieves who broke into her home and won, police in India said.

Ratlam Police honored the 85-year-old woman, a former teacher in a government school, for bravery after she helped them catch two thieves on Saturday night.

The widow, Premlata, was all alone, as all her four children work in Mumbai. The incident began on Saturday night, as she was sleeping in her room when two men tried to sneak in.

The woman woke up from the noise coming from the window.

She saw the two thieves and charged at them with a bucket of water. She grabbed a stick that was laying nearby and hit both criminals.

Her screams woke the neighbors who immediately informed the police. Within ten minutes, they caught the thieves.

Premlata was called to the police station to identify the criminals. She demanded that the thieves do stomach crunches as punishment.

As for her bravery, police awarded her RS5,000 ($83) and a mobile phone. Both suspects were arrested.

Woman gets fine for stopping on highway to help stranded ducks

Ducklings illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) People are angry after learning that a woman of New Hampshire, received a fine for helping stranded ducks.

The 33-year-old woman called police after stopping at a median of the highway to help the stranded ducklings.

When police arrived she received a $100 fine. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields, said that she will fight the fine she received while driving east on Route 101 on Friday.

While driving along the road, she had to step on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. The mother duck and several of the ducklings were hit and killed by another car.

She stopped and called 911. She got out of her car and moved the two surviving ducklings off the road. She received a fine for stopping in the median.

Police said that the median are for emergencies, and they do not consider saving ducks an emergency situation. The surviving ducks were taken to a wildlife rescue in Maine.