Ralph Lauren unveils Smart Shirt which monitors calories burned during exercise (video)

Ralph Lauren store illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Ralph Lauren has now combined their stylish shirts with technology.

The new Polo Tech Smart Shirt, is able to track your heart rate, the calories you've burned and your stress levels.

The shirt will be making its debut on the tennis court at this year's U.S. Open, and is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2015.

A silver-coated thread, which was woven into the shirt, was combined with sensors that will allow you to collect data during a workout or anytime you like.

The sensors are placed inside a small black box that is embedded discreetly in the shirt. This box can be removed from the shirt so that it can be washed with other clothes.

The black box will need to be recharged. However, it can last for about 30 workouts without running out of power.

The shirt is not only for sports. Ralph Lauren said that this unique shirt can detect when you're nervous and when you are calm.

New DNA home testing kit to help millions around the world discover their Jewish roots

DNA testing illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A new DNA home testing kit will help millions of people around the world discover their Jewish roots.

A Jewish Institute suggests using the kit to help millions of people around the world discover the Jewish roots and strengthen the bond between Jews and Israel.

"Millions of people worldwide are discovering they have Jewish roots as a result of the DNA testing," the Jewish People Policy Institute wrote in its annual report.

The president of the Jewish People Policy Institute, Avinoam Bar-Yosef, said that Israel should make efforts to promote these tests.

"Just as the State of Israel has invested resources in the study and promotion of archeology, in part to demonstrate and strengthen the connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, by investing in research fields of genetics, Israeli scientists could be at the forefront of this growing field, not only to demonstrate the historical connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, but to help refute studies that manipulate data in order to undermine that connection," the institute wrote in its report.

3 female Israeli combat soldiers save lives of numerous soldiers in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge

Female Israeli soldiers illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

Three female soldiers spoke about how they saved the lives of their colleagues during Operation Protective Edge, the IDF Blog reported.

They are among the few women who entered the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge.

Amid the clashes and mortar fire, the three combat soldiers tell us of the days they spent fighting to save the lives of their comrades on the battlefield.

Before entering Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, IDF combat paramedics experienced intensive training and some of the military’s most demanding courses.

For a year and a half, they underwent training in the IDF Paramedic-Combat course, acquiring advanced expertise in emergency medical care.

Rigorous testing, hospital internships and intensive physical training shaped the service of IDF paramedics who participated in Israel’s operation. After returning from Gaza, they told us about their unique experiences, saving lives on the battlefield.

When 20-year-old Cpl. Maor Nativ enlisted into the IDF’s 188th Armored Brigade, she felt like she had joined a whole new family.

“I was the only woman in our tank when we entered Gaza,” she said. “I slept with a fear that’s only natural when you’re in battle, but I knew that being there would allow me to protect other soldiers.”

While Maor was in Gaza, a mortar hit the border and caused several casualties among IDF soldiers. “We were called in urgently to take care of them,” she said. “The situation was very complicated, but each of us knew what to do. We worked quickly and saved many soldiers’ lives.”

In one case, she cared for a seriously wounded soldier who appeared close to death. “His breathing was labored and irregular, and I had to make an incision in the trachea to allow him to breathe.”

According to Maor, the injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to hospitals across Israel. “I went to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, to visit one of the wounded soldiers,” she said. “I was very busy, but he was fine.”

After finishing three and a half years of military service as an assistant combat-medic in the Nahal Brigade, 23-year-old Staff Sgt. Yonat Daskal, was enjoying a four-month trip in South America.

In July, just after her arrival in Mexico, Yonat’s friends sent her a message telling her that Operation Protective Edge was starting. She felt that her place was with her fellow soldiers, and decided to return to Israel and join them in reserves.

Shortly after Yonat reached the battlefield, she received a soldier who was screaming in pain. “His hand was very badly wounded and he shouted ‘my hand is gone!’” Yonat said. “To give him strength I told him, ‘my name is Yonat and I promise you that everything is going to be okay.’ He looked me in the eye and I said, ‘I know that everything will be fine and that we’ll do this successfully.’”

“I had just wrapped a bandage around his wrist when a second wounded soldier arrived with shrapnel in his chest, followed by a third with a severe injury to his leg, and then a fourth with shrapnel in his eye,” she recounted.

The paramedics were exhausted by the time their commander arrived with doctors and other medical reinforcements. “At that moment, I felt that God was with me in Gaza,” Yonat said. “In total, I treated dozens of injured soldiers that night.”

21-year-old Cpl. Tamar Bar-Ilan, entered Gaza with the Armored Corps and stayed there for 12 days inside a tank. “I was the only female in the tank, but it wasn’t a problem,” she said. “The only thing that troubled me is that we could be the target of anti-tank missiles in enemy territory.”

“Initially, I didn’t leave the tank for five consecutive days. My greatest fear was that something would happen to the soldiers. Just the thought that I wouldn’t be able to help a wounded soldier was driving me crazy. When morale was low, I remembered that I had to stay strong for them no matter what.”

“On my last night in Gaza, we suddenly heard gunshots and shouting on the radio,” she recounted. “We rushed to the tank and drove a few meters until I saw a wounded soldier on a stretcher. He had been hit by a sniper and his legs were badly wounded. I quickly made a tourniquet and treated his wounds. Within minutes, he was taken to a hospital by helicopter. I cared for him so professionally that I can never forget it.”

Maor, Yonat and Tamar represent the important roles that women play in Israel’s military – even in the most dangerous situations. These women and others like them were an indispensable part of Operation Protective Edge and the IDF’s effort to defend Israel.

Israeli drones save 1000s of Palestinians in Gaza (video)

Israeli military drone 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Thanks to highly sophisticated military drones, Israel was able to save thousands of Palestinian lives during the 50-day war with Gaza, the IDF Blog reported.

Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the IDF’s “First UAV Squadron” operated non-stop in order to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza.

Two senior commanders in the unit reveal the details of how the squadron detected terror targets and minimized harm to civilians in Gaza.

“We don’t want to harm the population of Gaza, and we are doing everything to make sure it doesn’t happen,” one commander said.

The “First UAV Squadron” (or the 200 Squadron) of the Israel Air Force, operates around the clock, gathering intelligence from above.

“At any given moment throughout the year, the squadron has UAV’s up in the air,” said Maj S., the deputy commander of the Squadron.

The 200 Squadron is constantly supplying intelligence sources with aerial footage that allows them to detect and track terrorist activity.

“We gather a lot of information, which eventually gives us the ability to detect targets that need to be attacked. This is why the minute Operation Protective Edge began the air force already had a large ‘bank’ of targets,” explained Maj. R, a senior commander in the squadron.

“It’s not enough to detect targets,” explained Maj S. “Every few months, it is essential to check that the target is still relevant. If you find a weapons storage facility today, tomorrow they could take all of the weapons out of the building and build a kindergarten. If I don’t know about that change, I could make the mistake of targeting it. That’s why we don’t just find new targets, we also keep track of the existing ones.”

Maj. S. explained how new targets were detected by the 200 Squadron during Operation Protective Edge.

“A target can be many things: a warehouse, a building, a rocket launching site, a vehicle of a terrorist or a group of terrorists. Buildings and warehouses are usually the kind of targets we find before the operation. During the activity we start to detect and track other targets, such as terror operatives, senior Hamas officials and more rocket launching sites. The majority of rockets are launched within or very close to civilians. I have personally been called to situations where I saw it happening from a school, from a neighborhood, from the backyards of homes. I’ve seen it all. Nothing can surprise me.”

For Maj. S, the deputy commander of the UAV’s Squadron, preventing civilian casualties is his top priority. “I don’t have any personal problem with any civilian living in Gaza, and I don’t want to cause them any harm. We are a crucial part of the ‘Roof Knocking’ process. (After the stunt-bomb is dropped) We really look at the target before the actually bomb is dropped. We check who left the area – women, children, and adults – and make sure that nobody enters the area. According to that knowledge, we make the decision if the target can be struck or not,” he said.

“When I detect a new target, I immediately think of how to clear it of civilians – that’s my objective. It bothers me that the world doesn’t see how hard we work to minimize harm to civilians. When I say ‘we,’ I mean me personally and my staff. The majority of our work is to prevent harm to innocent people. Unfortunately, civilians do get hurt,” continued Maj S.

“Our enemies deploy inhumane fighting tactics. When that happens, we investigate these incidents and try to learn from them so that they won’t have the same outcome the next time.”

As a policy, the “First UAV Squadron” orders the abortion of airstrikes if they put civilians at risk. Maj. R. provides an example of this kind of situation:

“We had our target in reach. It was an armed terrorist with the aim of attacking us. Right before the strike, we saw him enter some kind of yard, full of children. It all happened during the strike. You know there is a bomb on its way to targeting this terrorist, and you know he is close to kids, so you immediately cease the strike. When you see the explosion on the side, we understand that we’d just prevented unnecessary harm to at least 8 children.”

Israel rushes to secure northern border with Syria as U.N. forces flee in panic (video)

 
By: Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

(Scroll down for video) As the fighting at the Northern Israeli border with Syria intensifies, the U.N. forces that had been stationed in the area fled after coming under attack by rebel forces, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Fire from some of the most intense fighting of the Syrian war, is finding its way across the border into Israel, with loud explosions heard and a mortar falling in the Golan Heights.

As the Syrian government forces continue to battle with insurgents over control of the Kuneitra border crossing, the U.N. forces evacuated the area under fire on Saturday, leaving Israel to secure the border by itself.

The fighting centered around the town of Hamidiyeh, north of Kuneitra, where Al-Nusra rebel troops aligned with Al Qaida, have taken control over the border crossing.

A Syrian news outlet loyal to Assad claims that government forces are preparing to recapture the crossing, while the IDF said that last week's mortar fire that wounded two Israelis most likely spilled over from the fighting in that area.

In response to the heightened security risk, at 9:00 a.m., the IDF issued instructions to farmers in the area to keep away from the border fence.

The apple harvest is currently underway in the Golan Heights, with a number of trees located adjacent to the fence. By Monday afternoon, heavy casualties were reported in the Kuneitra area, including a claim by opposition fighters that they killed a senior commander in Assad's army.

Government forces, meanwhile, claimed that they killed a number of rebel troops. Yesterday, the IDF shot down a drone from Syria that crossed into Israeli airspace near Kuneitra, and 44 Fijian soldiers remain captive after being seized by the rebels.

Israel begins first day of new school year by helping kids adapt to classroom after spending summer vacation in bomb shelters (video)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses children
at school in Sderot on first day of school 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) Millions of Israeli kids began their first day of school by adapting to classrooms after spending their summer vacation in bomb shelters, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

On Monday, schools across Israel opened the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classrooms a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a ceasefire agreement.

In southern Israel, where cities and communities were most affected by Hamas rocket fire and terror attacks, special activities took place to help children ease back into school life.

“There are mixed feelings, but there is great happiness of going back to routine,” Sharon, a mother of Kibbutz Or HaNer, near Sderot, told the Tazpit News Agency.

“On the other hand, we do not know what will happen next with the ceasefire,” said Sharon, whose children go to school in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council.

“The children were really happy to go back to school, to walk around freely for the first time in months. Just today, the kids and I had ice cream for the first time, sitting out on the grass,” Sharon told the Tazpit News Agency.

“There is a feeling that the war stopped, but also that it hasn’t. Parents are full of emotions regarding the return to school after such a difficult summer. Many of us became refugees from the rockets. Just think, teachers who went through this horror themselves are opening the school year,” she added.

Over 4,562 rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip during the summer, striking civilian population centers throughout the country.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Education Minister Shai Piron, and Finance Minister Yair Lapid, showed solidarity with southerners today, visiting schools in southern Israel.

In Sderot, Netanyahu visited a new religious elementary school with Sderot mayor, Alon Davidi. The prime minister spoke with first grade students, who spent the first lesson learning about the Hebrew alphabet.

“I know that you spent your vacation doing things not according to what you planned," the prime minister said.

"I hope that during the upcoming holidays you will have the chance to have some fun, to play and to be with your families and friends,” Netanyahu told the first graders.

"Be good friends with one another. This is what distinguishes us and gives our people special strength," he said. “We are the People of the Book, and today, we are the people of the tablet as well. We hold on to our heritage and also the future. Study the Bible, our heritage, math, computers and science. Acquire knowledge for the sake of the nation of Israel, for the State of Israel, for the land of Israel, for yourselves and your families,” Netanyahu concluded.

32-year-old Muslim man arrested for threatening to kill IDF commander on ‘The People of Hebron’ Facebook page

Ghassan Alian 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A Muslim man was arrested on charges of inciting violence after allegedly posting threats against an Israeli military commander on a Facebook page, Israel Police said.

In a joint operation of the IDF and Israel Police, 32-year-old Zahda Suheib of Hebron, was arrested on Thursday, on suspicion of inciting violence against the commander of the Golani Brigade, Ghassan Alian.

After an investigation, police identified the man who created the Facebook group called “The People of Hebron.” The suspect incited violence against Elian and his family as well as to other Israelis serving in the armed forces.

“There is news of the death of the murderous Golani commander, killer of children, Ghassan Alian, after an attack by the brigades. Every sinner comes to their end. The blood of Gaza’s children was not shed in vain. Go to hell Ghassan, you and anyone who follows you,” Suheib wrote on Facebook.

“Ghassan Alian, who is responsible for the massacre of Gaza’s children, is from Shfaram. People of Shfaram, you speak Arabic and live in Palestine. Is this how you consent to killing us through one of your sons? This is a massacre of Gaza’s children carried out by a Druze from Shfaram,” the suspect wrote in another post.

The suspect was brought before the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court for a bail hearing, where he was remanded into custody for at least a week.

Israel’s economy surges ahead after suffering just 0.5% slowdown during Operation Protective Edge

Illustration 
By: Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

In just several days, Israel’s economy began a sharp recovery after falling during Operation Protective Edge, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Despite the numerous setbacks, the economy remains resilient.

Amid news of massive budget cuts needed to pay for the latest war and losses to the tourism and retail industries, statistics from many sources project a rapid economic recovery and continued growth for the world's most vibrant small economy.

The war in Gaza has taken a significant economic toll on Israel, felt mainly by the tourism sector, which comprises about 7 percent of Israel's economic activity.

Israel's Ministry of Tourism reported that tourism for July dropped by 26 percent from the same period last year, representing a loss of at least $566 million.

Hardest-hit from the ongoing war are the businesses in the south of the country, where the majority of the Hamas rockets hit.

Stores and restaurants have suffered from a drop in sales, while manufacturing facilities close to the Gaza border have been impacted by slowdowns in production due to numerous rocket alerts.

Israel's Manufacturers Association estimated that Israeli manufacturers lost out on 1.2 billion shekels ($1 = 3.58 shekels).

Dr. Adam Reuter, former senior officer at the Bank of Israel and the head of several investment firms, found that over the last 30 years Israel's economy has enjoyed vigorous and sustained growth that continues to this day.

The recent war in Gaza, is not expected to inflict any lasting damage on economic performance, noted Yoram Ettinger, a former ambassador for Israel and a longtime consultant to the Israeli government.

In all three previous wars – the 2006 Lebanon War and the previous two operations in Gaza in 2009 and 2012 – the reaction of the economy has been one of brief downturn followed by rapid and complete recovery, "a 'V' and not ‎a 'U' shaped graph," Ettinger wrote in a letter published last week.

The consultant noted that according to the Bank of Israel: "the 2006 war against ‎Hezbollah triggered an immediate drop for GDP from more than 6 percent to a ‎negative growth of 1.5 percent, followed by a swift recovery to almost 10 percent ‎growth in the following quarter."

Operation Protective Edge is expected to lower Israel's 2014 GDP by just 0.5%, but will likely have "insignificant influence on foreign investors, most of whom seek Israeli high-tech companies, which are minimally vulnerable to rocket and missile fire," he added.

With the Israeli military's emphasis on minimizing civilian casualties and its focus on defensive rather than offensive technologies, the economy may even receive an incidental benefit from the war: "The ‎expanded global interest in Israeli-developed and manufactured, battle-‎tested defense systems (e.g., Iron Dome, Trophy, etc.) – which ‎demonstrated their unique capabilities during the Gaza war – is expected to ‎bolster a quick recovery and the continued growth of Israel's economy," Ettinger explained.

Israel is currently the world's top exporter of drones and the world's co-leader ‎‎(along with the U.S.) in the development, manufacturing and launching of ‎small and medium-sized satellites.

It is the second-largest cyber exporter in the world, with sales three times larger than those of the United Kingdom. With the continued discovery and development of offshore natural gas reserves, Israel is also an emerging natural gas power.

Man gets only eight months jail for impregnating girl after promising to care of the baby

Pregnant teen illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man was given a short jail sentence after having sex with an underage girl.

31-year-old Saviour Mwinde of Saba, Zimbabwe, admitted to knowing that his victim was only 15 years old when they had sex until she became pregnant.

Mwinde said that he fell in love with the seventh grader and that the feelings were mutual before they had sex.

The two had sex several times until the girl discovered she was pregnant. After she took a pregnancy test, her mother reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Mwinde.

Mwinde shocked the court when he admitted to knowing the plaintiff’s age, but said that he was blinded by his love for her.

Mwinde, who works in a mine in Kwekwe, was lucky to have escaped with a sentence of 12 months in prison. The judge has suspended four months of the sentence.

The judge was lenient with him after pleaded guilty to the offense and promising to care for the baby.

During sentencing the judge took into account that Mwinde did not waste the court's time and was willing to look after his child.

Four strangers pay $15,000 each to watch woman giving birth in her home

Josie Cunningham 
By: Devansh Dutt

A money hungry woman decided to share her birth with total strangers for cash.

The woman sold tickets to the “event” at $15,000 each, and four people shelled out the money to watch the birth live.

Josie Cunningham of the United Kingdom, became famous after she revealed that her breast implants were paid for by the state, which cost over $7,000.

The 24-year-old woman, who is having her third child, thought that she was carrying her third boy, but when she learned that she was expecting a girl, her life changed.

Cunningham has revealed that she quit smoking and drinking, and canceled the tickets for the birth of the baby after finding out she is expecting a girl.

The woman admitted she smoked a whole pack of cigarettes and drank a glass of wine while pregnant, but that all changed when she learned she was having a daughter.

Last month, she announced to her 54,000 Twitter fans that the four tickets to the home birth was sold in less than 15 minutes.

She also offered to allow 50 people to watch the birth through the Internet. However, she now changed her mind and said: “I want to enjoy my precious first moments alone with my daughter and my mother. I will not share them with the world.”

Police K9 gets military style funeral after being stabbed by suspect who was killed by police (video)

Sgt. Ryan Stark saying goodby to the dog 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A police officer killed a man after he stabbed a police K9.

The dog was honored with a military style funeral.

K9s and their handlers from across the state came to pay their respects to the dog. Kye had been working for the Oklahoma City Police Department in Oklahoma, for about two years.

Sgt. Ryan Stark was seen grieving over the loss of his
K9 named Kye. The 3-year-old Belgian German Shepherd, was stabbed by the burglary suspect. In turn, the officer shot and killed the man.

Now, officer Stark is under investigation for fatally shooting 22-year-old Mark Salazar.

The tragic sequence of events began when Salazar lead
police on a high speed chase after he was seen breaking into a car.

Salazar led police on the 30-minute chase before the officer shot his tires. Salazar crashed the car and tried to make a getaway on foot. Stark released Kye and the dog quickly reached Salazar.

Stark said that he was about to call Kye when he realized that Salazar was stabbing the dog. That’s when Stark pulled out his gun and killed the suspect in the spot.

The officer, a 13 year veteran of the force, is on paid administrative leave while authorities are investigating whether he was justified in using deadly force.

Woman’s search for her beloved dog lands in her jail

Rebekah Altieri 
By: Hydar Tomar

Police in Florida, arrested a woman after she called police about her missing dog.

The woman was at a bar with her dog, and while she was getting drunk, the dog disappeared, according to Jupiter Police.

The 38-year-old woman was very irritated over the loss of her dog and called police for help. However, police were already on the scene.

Jupiter Police were called to the Sunset Tabaco Lounge, at 251 S. Federal Highway at about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday. A bartender told police that the woman was extremely intoxicated and angry.

Rebekah Altieri began throwing chairs around when she realized that her dog was missing. While police were at the scene they attempted to get her home safely with a taxi. However she refused to leave without her dog.

She insisted on calling police to report her missing dog. However, officers with her at the scene warned her not to call 911 again.

Officers asked her to get a cab or call a friend to take her home. According to the report, she refused to use her cell phone to call a friend and instead, she reportedly called police numerous times. Altieri was arrested and charged with misusing 911.

Police were unable to locate the dog because Altieri was too drunk to give them a description of her animal, according to the report.

Man asks police to place him in jail rather than house arrest because his wife drives him crazy

Man wearing ankle bracelet illustration  
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man who was sentenced to house arrest, asked police to put him in jail.

The 37-year-old man of Italy, asked police to take him to jail for fear that he will hurt his wife, who was getting on his nerves, police said.

Police in Rome, finally agreed to put him in jail to finish his sentence.

The man told police that he was suffering three months of constant fighting with his wife while he was under house arrest.

The father of three children made ​​the request at the Tor Bella Monaca police station, after he could not take the fighting anymore.

The man allegedly told police: “put me in jail, otherwise it will end badly.” The unnamed man has not committed a serious crime, but after a series of misdemeanors he was handed a sentence of eleven months house arrest.

However, after only three months, the man asked to be jailed. The man spoke of the tension that has arisen in his home due to the fact that he could no longer bring home money as a result of his house arrest.

New York teen dies in car crash while test driving $200,000 Lamborghini

Sam Shepard 
By: Anika Rao

An 18-year-old man was killed after crashing an expensive car while taking it for a test drive.

The teenager of New York, took a Lamborghini for a test drive with its 49-year-old owner as a passenger.

Sam Shepard of Long Island, was taking the car for a spin on a local county road when he lost control of the car and died after crashing.

The 18-year-old man was driving north on Mount Sinai at 2:25 a.m. in the 2010 Lamborghini - which can cost over $200,000 - and crashed into a guardrail, police said.

Shortly after the accident, the teen was pronounced dead.

The car owner, Michael Power, was treated for injuries that are not life threatening.

Power, who is a family friend, met the teenager in a parking lot near his home. Detective Sergeant Michael Fitzharris of the Sixth Precinct, said that speeding is believed to be a factor in the accident.

Police officers who were called to save suicidal father help him take his life instead

John and Billie Rogers 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A family is angry and distraught over the death of their beloved father and husband.

Police were called to save a man, but killed him instead.

61-year-old John Rogers of New Mexico, was at his home when he apparently tried to commit suicide. Police rushed to the home and confronted Rogers without speaking to his family to assess the situation.

Police said that they found Rogers with a deadly weapon. Rogers was shot by police and was pronounced dead after he was taken to the hospital.

A police spokesman said that the officers were not injured. The two officers, who were involved in the shooting, have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Bloomfield Police Chief Randy Foster said that he brought in an outside agency to provide a thorough and unbiased investigation.

Rogers left behind his wife Billie, with whom he was married for 40 years, four children, 18 grandchildren, a sister, three brothers, many nieces and nephews. May he rest in peace.

Christian preschool expels 4-year-old boy over his mother’s Facebook post (video)

Facebook illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman will have to find a new school for her son after he was expelled from preschool over a Facebook post.

Ashley Habat is angry that the Christian school in Florida, expelled her 4-year-old son after she complained about the school administration in a private Facebook post.

Although her ​​son had done nothing wrong, she had apparently violated a policy against “sowing discord.”

Habat vented her frustrations with the Sonshine Christian Academy in Callahan, because she felt that the school had not given enough notice about picture day.

She took to Facebook and wrote: “Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will's School? Are my standards really too high or are the people working in the education field really just that ignorant?”

Habat then tagged the school in the post. She later received a call from the school, asking her to come to the office when she came to pick up her son from school.

Habat was told that her son will no longer be allowed at school as she “was not the right fit.”

Man arrested for burning and urinating on Bible outside church (video)

Eric Minerault 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of unlawful symbol burning after allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it, police in Arizona said.

Prescott Police said that they arrested 22-year-old Eric Minerault, after being accused of urinating on the burned Bible outside a Church on Thursday night.

He was charged with unlawful symbol burning after the incident that unfolded at the Gospel Rescue Mission located on the 600 block of Lincoln Street.

Employees of the church notified the police about the suspect’s actions. They said that the man was burning something on the steps of the church.

Minerault admitted to investigators that he burned and urinated on the Bible. Minerault said that he was placing a curse on Christians by burning the Bible, and he called himself the “Dark Lord.”

Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center.

Large spider seen living inside young woman’s mouth (video)

Katrina Dewees-Steele shows off her pet spider 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman of the United States, said that she is able to push away unwanted men just by opening her mouth.

According to a video uploaded to the Internet, a large spider lives inside the woman’s mouth.

When strange men bother her and don’t take no for an answer, all Katrina Dewees-Steele does is open her mouth, allowing the large spider to crawl out on her face.

Dewees-Steele has posted the video on YouTube, and it has since gone viral on the Internet. She named the video “Anyone afraid of spiders?”

On the video, the woman of Tempe, Arizona, is seen opening her mouth, allowing the really huge spider to emerge. The spider drags along on her lips and chin before finally coming to rest on her cheek.

Dewees-Steele smiles again to show that both human and spider can be happy in each other's company. The spider shown on the video is a golden huntsman, which is not considered dangerous to humans.

It is one of the largest spiders living in North America. Its scientific name is Olios Gigantea.

Pit bull saves young boy after coming under attack by a large number of bees (video)

Pit bull illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A pit bull is being credited for saving the life of a young boy in Oregon.

The incident began when several children of Oregon City, accidentally stepped on a beehive while walking in the woods.

8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver, was with his siblings and other neighborhood children, exploring a stream down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten trunk, unleashing the swarm of bees.

The boy’s older sister, Jasmine-Cole, was stung five times. Jasmine-Cole is allergic to bees, but luckily, after receiving two injections her body did not react to the bites.

Meanwhile, Jesse-Cole was stung 24 times. The boy tried to escape up the hill but couldn’t. That is when their pit bull, Hades, came to the rescue.

The dog dragged the boy up the hill until the boy’s mother realized what was happening. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Parents arrested after leaving their children along in car while gambling at casino (video)

Tyrell Johnson and Josephine Laidler 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Parents were arrested on charges of child neglect after allegedly leaving their children alone in a parked car while gambling at a casino, police in Florida said.

Hialeah Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Tyrell Johnson and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Josephine Laidler, after their two children were found in a parked car outside the Hialeah Park Casino, which is located at 2200 East 4th Avenue.

Surveillance camera video shows a security guard of the casino shining a flashlight inside the car, where she saw the children, ages 1 and 4.

When police arrived, they found the children asleep inside the car. Authorities then went into the casino and made ​​an announcement in order to locate the parents.

Minutes later, both parents showed up and were arrested. The woman’s parents were granted custody of the children. The couple faces charges of child abuse and ordered to have no contact with their children.

Man who raped 5-year-old girl and hanged her with socks helped police search for her (video)

Alberto Julio Garcia 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man who helped police officers in their search for a missing girl, is accused of raping and hanging her, police in Mississippi said.

Gulfport Police said that the 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and strangled.

29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia, was charged with capital murder in the death of Janaya Thompson. Prosecutors told a court that the DNA of Garcia, was found on the girl.

Prosecutors also told the court that the girl died as a result of hanging.

Police found her hanging from a bathroom window by socks inside an abandoned home about 12 hours after the start of a massive search.

Garcia told investigators that the night after the assault he went home and took a shower. While in the shower, the girl’s family asked him if he had seen Thompson.

Garcia told investigators that he joined the search.

Man breaks into house just to take hot shower because he only had cold water at his own home

Ryan Carpenter 
By: Anika Rao

A man was arrested on charges of burglary after allegedly breaking into a house just to take a hot shower, police in Kentucky said.

During questioning, 32-year-old Ryan Carpenter of Lexington, told police that he was not looking to steal anything.

“I just wanted a hot shower,” he said. According to the police investigation, Carpenter broke into the home through a window and then took a shower.

Carpenter told police that he has mental problems, and when the hot water runs out at his own home he looks to break into other homes to take hot showers.

Carpenter was charged with burglary. In March, a man broke into a woman's house in Portland, Oregon, to take a shower. Homeowner Hilary MacKenzie, walked into her house to find 24-year-old Timothy Chapek, holed up in her bathroom.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, took Chapek into custody without incident. Chapek told officers that he was taking a shower and nothing more.

Chapek was charged with trespassing.

18-year-old man dies after being electrocuted while urinating on lamppost during festival

Lamppost illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A young man is dead after being electrocuted while urinating on a lamppost during a festival, rescue workers in Spain said.

The 18-year-old man died early Sunday morning, during the annual festival held in Bunyola.

After the incident, which occurred at 12:40 a.m., officials suspended the event. According to witnesses at the scene, the young man was electrocuted while leaning on the lamppost and urinating.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, performed CPR, but all efforts to save the young man’s life failed. Police launched an investigation into the incident.

In March, a father of two died after suffering an electric shock while urinating on the street, police in South Africa said. The 22-year-old from Zimbabwe, Mlaleli Nets, was killed on Wednesday, in Zandspruit, Johannesburg.

Another man from Zimbabwe, said that Neta was electrocuted while relieving himself in the woods. He did not see exposed electrical wires laying on the ground where he was urinating.

Phindani Moyo, 45, who goes to the same church as Nets, said that when it rains, the communal bathrooms are wet, dirty and uncomfortable to use, therefore, people go to the bushes to relieve themselves.

“The death of Mlaleli Nets is very painful to us. He was a good man, who was very respectful,” Darlington Phiri, 49, said. The victim is survived by two daughters, ages 2 and 7 months.

Police said that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.


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