Woman who discovered Lady Gaga wins $7 million after being ripped off by her partner

Lady Gaga 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman who filed a lawsuit against her partner after being ripped off despite discovering Lady Gaga, won a $7 million payout, according to court documents in New Jersey.

Wendy Starland found Lady Gaga singing at The Cutting Room in New York City back in 2006.

A federal jury ruled earlier this week, that Robert Fusari must pay the woman $900,000 as well as 50 percent of all the money he made related to Lady Gaga, which amounts to about $7 million for Starland.

Starland sued Fusari for backing out of their agreement to split the profits of Lady Gaga’s career. Starland and Fusari began searching for the next star in 2005.

They were looking for a woman under the age of 25. They discovered Stefani Germanotta, known today as Lady Gaga, after looking around for eight months.

However, after Lady Gaga signed a major record deal to become an international pop star, Starland never received anything from Fusari.

In separate a separate lawsuit, Fusari sued Lady Gaga for $30 million for helping her land a record deal. The two reached an out of court agreement.

Two children killed in house fire while their mother gives birth at hospital

The family 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A family is feeling shattered as two children died while their mother was giving birth to her third child.

Police in California, said that 2-year-old Joey Suarez and his 6-year-old sister Candra Leetch, died in a fire and their father was seriously injured.

The fire happened while their mother, Angelica Suarez, was in the hospital and giving birth to a third child, said authorities.

The family had been living illegally in a foreclosed apartment in San Bernardino, and were ordered to leave the apartment at least once before. The family left, but later returned, fire officials said.

The father, Saul Leetch, was taken to a hospital in critical condition with smoke inhalation and severe burns over most of his body, said fire battalion Chief Michael Bilheimer.

The mother of the children had gone into labor and went to the hospital before the fire started. Authorities waited for her to give birth before giving her the bad news in the hospital.

The fire was reported shortly after 3:00 a.m. A neighbor who was walking a dog, saw smoke coming from the unit, which had no smoke detectors, Bilheimer said.

The father was heard screaming inside the burning and smoke-filled house, while frantically looking for his children.

Firefighters extinguished the fire within 20 minutes. The children were found unconscious and not breathing behind the living room sofa, Bilheimer said.

Despite efforts to revive them, the kids were pronounced dead at a hospital.

The father was found on the floor near the front door.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, but investigators believe it was an accident.

Man blames 5-year-old girl for rape because she grabbed his private parts

Clifford Taylor 
By: Tanya Malhotra

People in an Ohio courtroom, were horrified to hear a man claiming to be a victim after raping a young girl.

The man confessed to raping a 5-year-old girl after bribing her with ices. He then blamed his victim during his sentencing.

Clifford Taylor, 51, admitted to raping his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter while babysitting the child.

Now, a Lake County judge sentenced Taylor to 22 years in prison for forcing the child to perform a sex act on him.

Taylor faced a sentence of life in prison, but was speared when he agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.

The judge handed down the maximum sentence despite the fact that Taylor tried to withdraw the guilty plea he made earlier.

At sentencing, Taylor once again admitted that the girl performed a sex act on him, but told the judge that the child initiated the act.

Taylor claimed that the 5-year-old girl and grabbed his private parts as she was experimenting.

“I was drunk and when I realized it was too late,” Taylor said. Taylor admitted that he encouraged the girl to perform sex acts on him by bribing her with a Pop pudding.

He also said that his lawyers pressured him to accept the plea agreement.

Police fatally shoot 12-year-old boy for playing with air gun in playground (video)

The boy’s gun 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer is under investigation after fatally shooting a boy who was playing with an air gun in a playground, police in Ohio said.

Cleveland Police said that two officers were called to the Cudell Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m., where the 12-year-old child was seen waving the gun around.

Officers ordered the child to put down his weapon, but when he ignored the order, police opened fire. They also said that an orange plastic used to identify toy guns was not present.

“After arriving at the scene, officers located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands. The suspect did not comply with the orders of the officers and reached for the gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was hit in the torso. The weapon was an "airsoft" replica, resembling a semiautomatic pistol, with the orange safety plastic removed,” a spokesperson for the Cleveland Police said.

The two officers who responded to the scene, were placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated, which is the usual protocol in such incidents.

Nurse kills patient with lethal dose of coffee after mistaking it for blood intravenous

Rejane Moreira Telles 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A nurse is under investigation after killing an elderly patient with a lethal dose of coffee, police in Brazil said.

Rio de Janeiro Police said that the student nurse accidentally injected coffee in the veins of her 80-year-old female patient.

Palmerina Pires Ribeiro died several hours after receiving the dose of coffee.

23-year-old Rejane Moreira Telles said that she had only three days of work experience at the clinic, when she messed up the administration of a drip into the patient.

Telles told investigators that she confused the coffee for blood as both items were next to each other in the refrigerator.

Telles, who has been charged with manslaughter along with two other nurses and another student, said she was not trained to perform such procedures.

Doctors said that the coffee went straight to the heart and lungs of the elderly woman, suffocating her.

18-year-old man caught disguising himself as female prostitute

Prostitute illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A teen was arrested on charges of committing indecent acts after being caught disguising himself as a female prostitute, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun Police said that they arrested 18-year-old Tajudeen Olamide on Friday, after being accused of dressing as a female prostitute and soliciting.

Olamide was charged with committing an indecent act in public and solicitation of prostitution. According to the police investigation, Olamide dressed as a woman and followed men into hotels.

After receiving money from them, he told his customers that he just got his period. After hearing this, the men usually left to look for another prostitute.

Detectives said that Olamide, wore a bra stuffed with cotton in order to look like a woman. In court, Olamide pleaded not guilty to the charges. Olamide was released after posting N50,000 ($282) bail.

Man burns his wife and himself with acid because she stole cash from his safe

Acid illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A man became extremely distraught after he saw his wife taking money from his safe, police in Nigeria said.

The man took a bucket of acid and poured it on his wife and then on himself.

Now, doctors at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, are struggling to save the lives of the middle-aged couple who are suffering from acid burns.

According to the police investigation, the trouble began on Thursday morning, when the man accused his wife of stealing money from his safe.

Despite warning his wife, she refused to return the cash. Shortly thereafter, the man left the house and returned with a container of acid.

The man pulled his wife into a room, where he poured the acid on her head and face. He then poured the remaining acid on himself.

Police said that they will charge the man with assault if he recovers from his injuries.

Baby born with 4 arms and 4 legs being worshiped as ‘God Boy’

 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A couple was devastated to see their newborn child with four arms and four legs.

However, residents in the eastern part of India, are flocking to the boy as they believe that he is the reincarnation of a god.

The child has been nicknamed “God Boy” by those who believe that he shares a lineage with Hindu supernatural beings since the gods of the Hindu religion are often depicted with multiple legs.

People have traveled through the region of Baruipur to get a glimpse of the boy. Police said that it is becoming difficult to contain the crowds.

The crowds are going crazy every time they see the child.

Hundreds of people are crying in the streets and hundreds of people are praying near the child, police said.

Some people even believe that baby's arrival is a sign that the end of the world is near.

Medical experts reported that the child's birth defect was the result of an underdeveloped twin, a condition known as a parasitic twin.

Now, his family is thrilled with the attention and has stated that he is the son of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation often depicted with eight limbs.

“The nurse called the baby deformed, but we called him God,” a believer in the boy said.

Woman sleeps with her dead mother for 5 years

Woman in bed illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Neighbors of a woman were shocked to hear that she has been sleeping with her dead mother for five years, police in Germany said.

Now, Munich Police said that the woman who spent five years sharing her bed with the mummified corpse of her mother, was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Police launched an investigation after the neighbors of the 55-year-old woman told the building manager that the 83-year-old mother who was living with her daughter, had not been seen for a long time.

The manager requested to inspect the daughter’s apartment, but the woman refused to let him inside.

The manager alerted the police and firefighters, who entered the apartment and discovered that she had been sharing a bed with the corpse of her mother.

Police said that the body had been in bed for so long it became mummified. The daughter, who admitted that her mother had died five years ago, was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

An autopsy on the body revealed that the woman died of natural causes. Police said that no charges will be filed against the woman.

Naked man falls from ceiling into ladies room at Logan International Airport (video)

Airport ladies room illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Several women were shocked to see a naked man falling from the ceiling of the ladies room, police in Massachusetts said.

Boston Police said that at around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, a woman using the ladies room in Terminal C, reported that a naked man had fallen through the roof before running out of the room.

The suspect, 26-year-old Cameron Shenk, also assaulted an elderly man while running out of the toilet.

"He bit the 84-year-old man’s ear, causing a laceration. He then began to choke the man with his stick," a police spokesperson said.

After a brief struggle with officers, Shenk was taken into custody by the State Police.

The charges against him include attempted murder, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on a person over 60 years old, and a lewd and lascivious act.

The elderly victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. Shenk was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for the injuries he sustained by falling through the roof.

A police officer suffered a minor injury while arresting Shenk.

Grieving father throws chair at judge after she allowed killer to walk free

The father being detained 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A father wanted justice for his young daughter who was killed by a speeding driver.

However, a judge allowed the killer to walk free from court.

The incident began in Holland, where a driver killed a two-year-old girl and her grandparents.

The suspect was speeding at the time of the incident, police said.

At sentencing, the devastated father threw a chair at the judge after she handed down a “lenient” sentence.

According to the police investigation, the driver ran off the road in the Netherlands, killing the girl and her 67 and 64-year-old grandparents. The driver was traveling at 75 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone.

When he appeared in court, the driver was only given 120 hours of community service or 60 days jail.

In the video below, the devastated father is seen throwing the chair towards the judge and then stormed out of court in the city of Roermond.

According to witnesses in court, the driver never showed remorse and never apologized for killing the three people.

Dutch Parliament Member Joram Van Klaveren reportedly called the sentence “absurdly low,” and is asking authorities to review the case.

Beloved ‘scholar dog’ that attended lectures is killed by university officials

The dog in class 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Students are angry over the senseless death of a stray dog that was a regular at classes and meals.

Students at the Northwest A&F University in Yanglin County, China, are furious after officials killed the beloved campus dog.

The dog was known as a the “scholar dog,” and had been around the college for at least three years. The dog regularly attended classes.

University officials said that the dog named Casper, was killed along with four others as they posed a potential danger to teachers and students on campus.

Students said that the dog would get into class and sit quietly. When the dog was late for class it would walk in from the back door in order not to disturb the lecture.

One day, when the dog did not show up in the dining room at noon as it usually does, students went looking for it and were horrified to find its body in a garbage bin.

The dog had been killed by university officials. The spokesperson for the university said: “We cannot tolerate stray dogs on campus as they make a mess and also pose a risk of injuring someone, which ultimately is our responsibility.”

Students said that it was not necessary to kill Casper, as someone could have adopted the beloved dog.

16-year-old boy kills his parents and three siblings on their way to Disney World

The Hardman family 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A family's dream trip to Disney World ended in tragedy.

Trudi and Michael Hardman took their six children from their home in Texas, to Disney World in Florida.

However, they were killed when the driver, who was their 16-year-old son, fell asleep at the wheel.

Police have charged the teen with reckless operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, after apparently falling asleep at the wheel and driving off a Louisiana roadway around 10:45 p.m.

Trudi and Michael Hardman were killed along with 3 of their 6 children. The two other children along with the driver were hospitalized. One is in critical condition.

The three dead children were 4, 7, and 15 years old.


The tragedy occurred during what was supposed to be “the trip of a lifetime,” Van Zandt County Fire Marshal / Emergency Management in Texas posted on Facebook.

Trudi and Michael Hardman were both teachers in Wills Point, Texas. May they rest in peace.

A Go Fund Me page was set up to help the family. In just two days, people donated $23,000. The money will be split five ways to cover 5 funerals. Any money that is left over will be going to support the surviving children.

Window washer survives 11 story plunge after landing on moving car

The shattered car 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man is lucky to be alive after falling from a building.

Rescue workers said that a window washer was rushed to a hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition, after falling from the roof of an 11-story building.

The accident occurred at 10:00 a.m. at the Sterling Bank & Trust building in San Francisco, California, police said.

The window cleaner and a coworker were adjusting their cables from the roof while their working platform was on the ground.

Something went wrong and the man ended up falling 11 stories. He landed on a passing car before falling to the ground.

The car driver, Mohammad Alcozai, took photos of his car. The roof of the Toyota Camry completely caved in.

The victim was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries, but Alcozai escaped without even a scratch.

Students record their teacher having sex with principal in a classroom

Drago Kamenik  
By: Mahesh Sarin

A teacher is angry after his students recorded him having sex with the principal of the school.

Now, the principal of Maribor, Slovenia, has threatened to take legal action against the students after the video of him being intimate with a female math teacher went viral.

The student recorded 41-year-old Drago Kamenik, between the legs of 45-year-old math teacher Manja Mertelj.

The incident began when students heard noises coming from a classroom, which they believed was empty.

“We heard the noise, and we knew someone was having sex in there,” said a 19-year-old high school student who witnessed the act.

The student said that at first, they thought it was other students. However, they were shocked to find their principal performing a sex act on their math teacher.

Kamenik, who is a married man and father of two children, threatened to sue the students after they uploaded the clip of the sex act on social media sites.

Kamenik claims that the video is fake, and was photoshopped.

“These fools cannot even begin to imagine the damage they have caused by doing this,” he said.

However, students dismissed his threats, saying that they are willing to release the rest of the footage, which they have recorded from the incident to prove that the man on the video is indeed Kamenik.

3-year-old boy kills himself after being unable to find hidden sweets

Syavuya Mthi 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A young boy was determined to find the sweets that his father brought home from a store.

However, after he was unable to find the sweets he killed himself.

3-year-old Syavuya Mthi shot himself with his father’s gun after searching for the candy.

The child opened the closet in his parents’ room in search for the candy, but found a gun instead. He placed the gun barrel in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

The boy’s father, Vuyani Mthi, 43, of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, said that he believes the child thought it was a toy gun.

Vuyani said his son Syavuya, was very patient and determined. “I've lost a very active and intelligent child,” the broken-hearted father said.

Vuyani said that on Friday, he brought home sweets and cake. He gave some to his son, but then hid the rest because when he eats too much cake, the child becomes hyperactive.

On Monday morning, Vuyani went out shopping, and while he was away, he received a call that his son was dead.

Syavuya shot himself while his mother was in the kitchen preparing breakfast.

The child was found laying on his parents’ bed in a pool of blood. It was clear that he had gotten onto the bed, opened the closet and found the gun.

“I'm so sad. I did not know that bringing sweets home was going to cause so much pain,” Vuyani said.

Major Thulani Zwane said that the Mnambithi Police are investigating the incident.

Pregnant woman cuts her boyfriend because he unplugged an air freshener

Plug in air freshener illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly cutting her boyfriend with a knife because he unplugged an air freshener, police in Ohio said.

Dayton Police said that the victim told investigators that the mother of his unborn child cut him with a knife after he disconnected a Glade plug-in air freshener.

He said that he needed the outlet to plug in his Xbox. The incident unfolded on Friday night in the 2600 block of North Gettysburg Avenue.

21-year-old Tanaijah Montra Burns, who is eight months pregnant, was arrested on suspicion of criminal assault. The 23-year-old victim told police that the woman held a steak knife to his face and attacked him.

The victim suffered additional injuries while wrestling the knife away from his girlfriend. He refused medical treatment for several cuts on his hands and arms.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where doctors confirmed that the unborn baby was in good health.

Man who gave birth stalks his estranged wife with GPS after forcing her out of their home

Thomas Beatie 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man, who gave birth, was arrested on charges of stalking after allegedly placing a GPS monitoring device to stalk his estranged wife, police in Arizona said.

Thomas Beatie, a transgender man who gave birth while changing over from a woman to a man, is accused of harassing his wife.

Beatie of Anthem, was arrested on Thursday, and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on a charge of stalking. He was released on his own recognizance.

According to the police investigation, Beatie put a GPS tracking device in the car of his wife about six months after his wife was served with a restraining order that required her to leave their shared home.

The device was found by a Department of Public Safety officer when he stopped to help the victim to change a flat tire.

Phoenix Police said that the victim, Nancy Beatie, said that she believed it was Thomas Beatie who put the GPS device in her car.

He said that Beatie randomly showed up at places, would mention the places she had been to and asked about the time she returned home.

Thomas Beatie admitted to installing the device. Thomas Beatie was born a woman, and underwent a double mastectomy.

He kept his female reproductive organs and gave birth to three children.

Man sits down next to woman on public bus and forcibly touches her private parts

The suspect 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of sexual assault after allegedly forcibly touching a woman’s private parts while riding a public bus, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police in Birmingham, have released images of the man who sexually assaulted the woman as she sat on the public bus.

The assault took place around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on the number 16 bus in Birmingham City Centre. The woman got onto the bus at Priory Queensway, and sat on the top floor.

The offender then sat down next to her, despite other seats being free. At some point, the suspect assaulted her. As the woman got up to get off the bus, he stood behind her and sexually assaulted her again.

The offender is described as European, possibly Turkish, with dark hair and wearing jeans.

PC Catherine Ross from the safer Travel team said: “We have released images of the man who carried out an unprovoked assault on a woman traveling alone. The offender picked her out and sat next to her, preventing her from escaping. The assault has left the woman feeling scared to travel alone and it is important that we identify him."

Man breaks into tanning salon to lick women’s feet and smell their shoes

The suspect 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of sexual assault after breaking into tanning salons and smelling women’s shoes, police in Canada said.

Members of the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit are seeking assistance in identifying the man, following the sexual assaults in the Town of Richmond Hill.

On Wednesday, approximately 3:45 p.m., the man entered a tanning salon located at Yonge Street and 16th Avenue, and approached a woman, asking if he could see her shoes as he
was shopping for shoes for a relative.

When she complied, the suspect smelled her shoes and then fled with it. On Thursday, shortly after 11:00 a.m., the man entered another tanning salon in the area of Yonge Street and Canyon Hill.

The suspect approached a woman in the salon and began asking questions about her boots. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s leg, removed her boot and sock and licked her foot without her consent.

The suspect took the victim’s boot and sock and fled the scene. The victim was not physically injured during the incident.
Investigators believe this suspect may be responsible for other similar incidents.

Anyone who has been a victim or has any information on the possible identity of this suspect is asked to contact investigators.


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