(Scroll down for video) A new dating website is promising consumers perfect matches by using DNA.
“SingldOut” received $600,000 in funding after completing a six-month testing phase.
Site users are asked to take a DNA swab of themselves and send it to the company. The company then looks at specific parts of the genetic code to help determine the romantic compatibility among users.
It focuses on three genes that play a role in the biological compatibility.
The company said that it has redesigned its website, and sent out DNA kits to members, who enrolled during the testing phase.
“Upon registering with SingldOut, members are sent a DNA test kit. To assess the biological compatibility of its members, SingldOut examines immune system genes, which play a role in attraction, as well as serotonin transporter genes, which play a role in determining how someone might react in certain situations. Results from the DNA test are posted on the user’s profile and can be compared with the results of other users,” the company said in a statement.
(Scroll down for video) A new dating website is promising consumers perfect matches by using DNA.
(Scroll down for video) A young woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly pushing a little girl into a hot bath, killing her, police in Texas said.
Houston Police said that they arrested 20-year-old Carmen Pleasant, after she was charged in connection with the scalding death of the 2-year-old child, who she was babysitting.
Pleasant watched Nevaeh Cornwall and a younger sibling, when the girl suffered burns over a large portion of her body.
Pleasent and her boyfriend, Charles Gibson, told investigators that Nevaeh jumped into the hot water while they were busy preparing breakfast.
Gibson pulled the child from the bathtub, and the child’s mother told them to put ointment on her injuries. Several hours later, the child had trouble breathing.
The child was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died.
An autopsy revealed that Nevaeh had 3rd degree burns over much of her torso and limbs, and the child's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner.
Pleasant was charged with causing injury to a child, and is being held in the Harris County Jail on $50,000 bail.
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly driving her car into a medical facility after staff refused to accept her plasma donation, police in Florida said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that the woman, who was angry, intentionally crashed her car into the facility.
The woman’s red Honda, made it 40 feet into the building, sending 9 people to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident unfolded at DCI Biologicals, which is located in the 3700 block of Blanding Boulevard. 35-year-old Pamela Miller was arrested at the scene, and charged with aggravated assault.
According to the arrest report, multiple people saw Miller yelling profanities at the center’s employees. “I will just kill all of you in the building,” Miller said according to witnesses at the scene.
(Scroll down for video) Police were called to a home in Pennsylvania, after a man dressed in a yellow Teletubby costume broke down a door and took Chinese food, police said.
Bethlehem Police said that the intruder damaged the door at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, before taking the leftover Chinese food, which his friend placed in a refrigerator.
The incident unfolded in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. The man dumped the food into his purse before fleeing from the scene.
Police managed to catch the thief at his home. Terez Sharek Owens, 20, who lives in the 400 block of Birkel Avenue, was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Teletubbies is a BBC children's television series targeted at pre-school viewers.
Although the program is aimed at children between the ages of one and four, it had a substantial cult following with young adults, mainly university and college students.
The mixture of bright colors, unusual designs, repetitive non-verbal dialogue, ritualistic format and the occasional forays into physical comedy appealed to many who perceived the program as having psychedelic qualities.
Teletubbies was controversial for this reason. Other critics felt the show was insufficiently educational.
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(Scroll down for video) A man suffered life threatening injuries after being run over by his own car while trying to escape from a lit cigarette, rescue workers in Colorado said.
The incident unfolded on Sunday morning, when the man of Aurora, jumped out of his vehicle to avoid being burned by his lit cigarette that had fallen on his jacket.
Paramedics were called to the 15900 block of East Nassau Drive at 6:37 a.m., where the man backed out of his driveway. As the driver jumped after the cigarette fell, his vehicle kept rolling back, throwing him to the ground.
A moment later, the front tires of the vehicle drove over his head. He was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
A relative was in the front passenger seat during the accident and was not injured. The man did not have alcohol in his system.
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after wandering into a stranger’s apartment and getting into bed with a man, police in Connecticut said.
Haddam Police said that 26-year-old Tyler Sullivan, told officers that he thought he was in his mother's apartment, which is in the same apartment complex as the man who called police in the early hours of Saturday.
The homeowner, who left the front door unlocked and was expecting his wife to come home late, asked Sullivan to leave, but he refused until officers arrived and arrested him for trespassing.
Sullivan was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. Sullivan, who was drunk at the time of the incident, was booked into jail and released after posting $1,000 bail.
In August, a woman nearly jumped out of her own skin after she saw a strange woman sleeping naked in her bed, police in Germany said.
The retired woman of Baden-Baden, called police after seeing the 57-year-old female intruder sleeping in her bed.
According to the police investigation, the drunk suspect wandered into the house after deciding that it was time to sleep off the alcohol.
A man of Uganda, was horrified to learn that his wife fed him cooked condoms after returning home from a bar.
The mother of three children said that she decided to teach her husband a lesson after he repeatedly came home drunk.
The woman of Kole, purchased three packs of condoms from a nearby store, cooked them and served her husband, Okello Ocekilec, after returning home drunk.
The husband told investigators that the unused condoms were cut into pieces, put in a pot containing hot water and boiled for some time before being fried with cooking oil and other ingredients.
Ocekilec said that he suspected something was off after tasting the dish. The elders of the city called a meeting in order to discuss how to defuse the tension in Ocekilec’s home.
"Condoms are used for other purposes, including having safe sex, and are not food," a city elder said. Chemicals used to manufacture condoms are unfit for human consumption, while the rubber can affect the digestive system.
(Scroll down for video) A woman who had her foot removed after being diagnosed with cancer, had it reattached backwards, doctors in the United Kingdom said.
22-year-old Jordon Moody lost part of her thigh to cancer, but surgeons have reattached her foot to her knee so that she can wear a prosthesis without pain.
Doctors told the woman of Hull, East Yorkshire, that the procedure will allow her foot to mimic the knee joint.
Moody underwent the rotation surgery after being diagnosed with bone cancer for a second time. The first time, the cancer was found in her thigh, while she was studying Performing Arts in New York.
She had the tumor removed and underwent chemotherapy. After treatment, Moody returned home to the United Kingdom, to be with her family.
Last year, during a visit to her grandmother in Germany, Moody was hospitalized after experiencing extreme pain. Doctors confirmed that the cancer had returned to her leg and ordered the amputation.
The doctors told Moody that she could either have her left leg amputated completely or undergo rotation surgery.
The surgery was performed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, and she now waiting to be fitted with a new artificial limb.
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A police officer who worked for the Molestation Control Division, was caught fondling a 19-year-old college student while riding a train, police in Japan said.
The Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested the head of the enforcement division on Tuesday, for allegedly groping the teenager in Hiratsuka City.
The incident unfolded around 10:00 p.m., when 30-year-old Hironori Nagasaki, approached the woman, who is a college student, and touched her body.
The victim screamed and the officer fled the scene. He was later detained by a male passerby, who called the police. Nagasaki has admitted to the allegations made against him.
Nagasaki, who oversees the division responsible for patrolling trains from sexual predators, was placed on administrative leave.
"We deeply apologize to the victim and local residents. We will investigate the matter further, and deal with it in the strictest manner," a spokesperson for the police said in a statement.
A hospital worker was arrested on charges of violating a corpse after allegedly being caught having sex with a female dead body, police in Papua New Guinea said.
Police spokesman David Terry said that the incident unfolded at the Port Moresby General Hospital late Wednesday night.
A private security guard noticed that the lights were turned off in a room behind the main morgue, and went to investigate. The door was unlocked and the security guard entered the room.
He turned the lights on, and he observed the suspect making out with the naked dead body.
The woman's dead body had been transferred from the emergency room that day after being killed in a hit-and-run incident.
Medical personnel found the suspect’s DNA on the woman. The identities of the suspect and the deceased woman have not been released.
Police arrested the hospital worker, and he faces charges of interfering with a corpse.
A female thief was embarrassed in public by an angry shop owner.
The female thief of China, was stripped of her clothes by a mad store owner, who caught her shoplifting.
The incident unfolded in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, when 28-year-old Yu Chung was caught stealing clothes from the store belonging to 39-year-old Mei Hsueh.
Hsueh told police that by stripping the suspect naked, she was able to detain the thief until police arrived at the scene.
"This thief was trying to steal my stuff so I took some of her clothes. She will think twice before she does that again. This was supposed to be a warning to all those thieves out there to show them that not all stores are easy prey," the shop owner said.
Police said that Chung was charged with theft. No charges have been filed against the store owner.
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of drunk driving after dressing up like a zombie and driving drunk, police in New York said.
Gates Police said that the woman of Rochester, was arrested for driving while intoxicated twice in the span of three hours.
The incident began when 26-year-old Catherine Butler, was driving her car without lights after leaving a party early Saturday. The police stopped her on Buffalo Road, not far from the police station, and determined that she was driving drunk.
After her arrest, a friend came to pick her up. Less than three hours later, police said that they arrested Butler again for drunk driving.
Police said that her blood alcohol content level was 0.11 percent the first time and 0.09 percent the second time. Both are above the legal driving limit of .08 percent.
The first time the woman was arrested, she was dressed up like a zombie, which is reflected on her mug shot.
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Now, you can pay for a taxi cab and get a therapist ride with you for free.
A taxi company in Sweden, has launched the new project, were therapists will be sitting in the back of their cars in an effort to combat the winter blues.
Taxi Stockholm employees qualified therapists to travel with customers. People can book a trip in advance to speak about their problems while running errands or riding through town.
The company said that people should not be afraid that drivers could share their personal issues with the world, as all taxi drivers have signed confidentiality agreements.
“No trip is too short,” said Mia Fahlen, one of the therapists involved in the project. Fehlen believes that even ten minutes can be enough to point a customer in the right direction, which could change their life for the better.
Fahlen said that she signed up to this service because of the “thrill of the unknown.” However, she added that she could predict the main issue of concern for residents in the Swedish capital.
“A lot of people are lonely. There are many single people in Stockholm,” she said.
A spokesperson for Taxi Stockholm said that the idea came to the them after a customer survey the company recently conducted.
About 70 percent of people said that their taxi rides were a good time to reflect on their lives. “When you think about it, drivers can even be therapists,” some said.
“We decided to put the two together for the benefit of everyone in Stockholm, especially considering that it is so cold and dark now,” the spokesperson said.
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(Scroll down for video) A police officer was shot by a highly trained SWAT team officer during an argument.
Now, the New Mexico deputy sheriff was charged with murder after he allegedly fired several rounds from his gun at his colleague during an alcohol-fueled argument in a hotel, police said.
Deputy Tai Chan, 27, an officer in Santa Fe, is being held without bail at the Dona Ana County Detention Center.
The shooting occurred shortly after 12:00 a.m., at the Encanto Hotel in the city of Las Cruces, where the two officers had stopped for the night after transporting a prisoner to Arizona.
Investigators said that Chan and Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, went to three restaurants on Monday night, where they drank and got into a heated argument. The fighting intensified once they were back at the hotel.
Witnesses heard arguing and then several shots rang out.
Martin tried to escape in an elevator, but was shot in the back and arms, authorities said.
Police arrived at the hotel and found Martin near the elevator with multiple injuries, Las Cruces Police spokesperson Dan Trujillo said.
Martin was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Chan was found in a stairwell near the roof of the hotel. He was taken into custody without incident and a semi-automatic pistol, believed to be his service weapon, was found nearby.
Martin had been a deputy for two years and six months, while Chan was in the force for three years.
Martin left behind a wife and three children, all under 10 years old. Chan, who is being held without bail, is expecting a baby with his girlfriend.
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A young teen was humiliated when he was beaten and robbed in public.
The 16-year-old boy of Washington, was attacked by four men while he was standing at a bus stop.
The suspects stole his cell phone and then used it to text the victim's mother. In the text, the suspects wrote: “I'm gay and you know that.”
According to the police report, the incident took place in Seattle. The victim was looking down at his phone while waiting for the bus when he was punched in the face.
According to reports, the attackers ran away after a passerby tried to intervene and help the victim, but not before stealing the teen’s phone and backpack.
When the teen finally came home, his mother confronted him and asked him about the text message.
The victim, who suffered a cut on his face and a toothache, told police that he recognized one of his assailants as a former classmate, but he does not know the other guys who jumped him.
Police are still looking for the suspects and for the stolen items.
A man moved to a different state to meet his hot-looking girlfriend, who he met online.
33-year-old Cornelius Jefferson moved from his home in Monroe, Georgia, to Kentucky, in the hope of being with the woman he met online.
However, after meeting the woman in person, Jefferson found that she had deceived him. She did not look as the person on the photos she posted on Facebook.
According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Department, the couple met and got into an argument. Jefferson allegedly choked the woman and threw food at her before leaving her home on foot with his two suitcases.
Deputy Tyler Morris found Jefferson nearby on Litton Town Road. He was arrested on charges of fourth-degree assault.
Laurel County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Deputy Gilbert Acciardo Jr. said that this case offers a lesson about dealing with people on the Internet, where they can say whatever they want about themselves.
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A bus driver in England, ordered a couple off the bus for singing to their toddler.
Nick Barnfield and Sarah Cleaves, were traveling on a bus with her daughter Heidi.
They were making their way from Sheffield to Doncaster, when the 15-month-old child began to cry.
In an effort to calm their daughter, the couple began singing the Peppa Pig theme song.
The couple, who lives in Rotherham, said that a woman wearing a hijab, took offense at the snoring sounds of a pig in the song.
The woman reportedly thought that the couple was mocking her as pork is prohibited in Islam. She complained to the bus driver. The couple was accused of being racist, and were told to get off the bus.
“We were very ashamed, embarrassed and upset as we had not done anything wrong. We were just trying to make our child happy,” the child’s father, 24-year-old Nick Barnfield, said.
Brandon Jones, the head of external relations at the First Bus Group, said that the bus company is investigating the incident and that they have reviewed the surveillance footage from inside the bus.
“It does show the couple leaving the bus at the location they described, and it does show a conversation between a female customer on the bus and the driver before the driver spoke to the couple,” Jones said.
Below is the so called “offensive” Peppa Pig song.
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A teenager was arrested after he was found in possession of many used women’s underwear, police in California said.
18-year-old Benjamin Hawkins was found with more than 500 pairs of panties, a spokesperson for the Petaluma Police Department said.
When police arrested Hawkins, he was riding a skateboard and was found with five pairs of recently stolen underwear hidden in his pants, said Sgt. Paul Gilman.
Police first began investigating Hawkins, after a neighbor reported that two of her handguns and some underwear had been stolen.
Another neighbor told police that Hawkins, had been carrying a gun case at the same time. When police came to his home, Hawkins allowed them to search his mother’s home, but not his bedroom.
They returned with a warrant to search his room and found the two stolen guns, a rifle, a shotgun, over 500 pairs of used women's underwear and some jewelry.
After his arrested, women came forward and told police that when Hawkins visited their home some of their underwear went missing.
Investigators said that Hawkins, had stolen underwear from victims since he was 17 years old.
“What we're seeing is a person with a fetish, but how he went about that fetish is against the law,” Gilman said.
Hawkins was charged as a juvenile. He now faces charges including trespassing and aggravated robbery. He is being held in the Sonoma County jail on $40,000 bail.
A woman was lured into an apartment with the hopes of a good business deal.
However, when she arrived, the 22-year-old adult actress was attacked and raped by two men.
The adult movie star of Russia, broke both her legs while escaping from the two thugs, who brutally raped.
The adult actress had come to the apartment in Moscow, after being invited by the two men to discuss a possible new production.
The woman, who works under the name Lola Taylor, finally managed to jump out of the third-floor window to escape the rapists.
Blasius Vinogradov, 54, of Yasenovo, was walking his dog when he spotted the unconscious woman bleeding and with torn clothes.
He called emergency workers, who transported Taylor to a local hospital.
A police spokesperson said that Taylor had been raped for many hours, before she jumped out of the window, which caused her to break both of her legs.
At first, the two suspects, Dmitry Kosenkov, 30, and Maksim Pilipenko, 33, denied raping the woman.
However, police found pieces of the woman’s torn clothing as well as her blood inside the apartment.
They two men have been arrested and face up to 30 years in prison. They are being held without bail.
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A father was horrified when he found out that his 10-year-old daughter is looking to date older boys.
The father of Louisville, Kentucky, was surprised to see that his daughter’s Facebook page, where she claims to be older than her age in order to hook up with teen boys.
She had secretly set up social media accounts, pretending to be a teenager. The girl can easily be confused for an older girl because of her height. She is about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Kevin Jones decided to show his daughter tough love.
He created a cute shirt announcing her age. He put barrettes and bows in her hair and gave her a princess backpack.
In these clothes she looks her age. Jones took photos of his daughter in her childish looks and posted it to Facebook, so no man can say that he did not know her age.
"She said that she is in love and dating a boyfriend who is totally against my rules!!!!" Mr. Jones wrote on his Facebook while posting photos of his daughter.
On his Facebook page, Jones wrote: “My beautiful daughter Janiya, wants to be grown and lie about her age, saying she is 14,15,16, and 18 years old.
“She claims to be in love and going out with a boyfriend, which is completely against my rules!!!! I uncovered that she has been doing this for quite some time.
“She also has snuck around and obtained social media accounts, which is also against my rules!!!! Here is the consequences behind her actions, an age defining shirt. Yes people, she is 5 foot 9 inches tall but 10 years old.”