Artist earns $4 million by selling photos of women he downloaded from Instagram without permission

Woman posing for photo illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) An artist in New York, earned millions of dollars after downloading many pictures from Instagram, and selling them as art pieces.

65-year-old Richard Prince blew up images taken from his Instagram feed and printed them on canvas for his series New Portraits.

The series features pictures of famous models, artists and celebrities as well as racy photos of random women.

The 38 photographs, which were first exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, California, sold at the Frieze New York last week.

Each image sold for more than $90,000 for a total of around $3.8 million.

Prince has avoided violating copyright laws by removing the original comments from the photos and replacing them with his own.

Some women were happy that their photos were selling for thousands of dollars despite the fact that Prince did not get their approval, but others were angry.

Teacher shows her students before and after pictures of her breasts following breast implant procedure

Melissa Kidd 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teacher in Virginia, was suspended from her job after allegedly showing students before and after photos of her breasts following a breast implant procedure.

Newport News Police said that they searched the cellphone of 34-year-old Melissa Kidd, after students at the Woodside High School saw photos of her exposed breasts.

Kidd is being accused of indecent liberties with a child by a person in a supervisory role. Three students said that Kidd showed them pictures of how her breasts looked before and after her surgery.

The students told police that the photos were on Kidd’s iPhone, and they saw the pictures at school. One student also saw pictures of Kidd’s private parts.

When school officials learned of the police investigation, Kidd was placed on administrative leave without pay. She has since resigned from the school.

Snake bites radio DJ in the leg as he was playing with his cellphone

Snake illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A radio DJ in Oklahoma, fled in panic after being bitten by a snake as he was trying to enter his office, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Tim Malone has been the DJ at Skateland in Chickasha, for the past 20 years.

Malone said that he was walking through the parking lot of his office with a smartphone in his hand and not paying attention to where he was going.

As he approached the building, he felt pain in his leg and jumped. At that moment, he realized that he stepped on the snake.

The 4-foot-long snake sank its teeth and quickly escaped. Malone helped release the snake back into the wild later in the day.

Luckily, the snake was not poisonous.

Schools takes students to adult toy store for sex education

Adult toy store illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Parents in Minnesota, are angry after a school took students to an adult toy store as part of sex education.

About 12 eleven-year-old children who attend the Gaia Democratic School, were taken to the Smitten Kitten adult toy store.

The leader of the school and host of the trip defended the outing, saying that visiting the adult toy store capped a month-long sex education class.

Director Starri Hedges, who teaches sex education classes in the school, said that she wanted to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn about human sexual behavior.

During the trip, the children were able to speak about sex without any shame or fear, according to the director. The school has about 25 students, including several described as transgender.

While in Smitten Kitten, students sat in the book section of the store. Adult toys were visible to the students. Some students bought condoms at the store.

One parent said that he immediately pulled out his two daughters from the school. The shop owner said that Smitten Kitten can be considered as an educational resource about sex and sexuality.

Woman awarded $75,000 after being fired from her job just because she got pregnant

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A woman in Houston, Texas, was devastated after her employer fired her from her job because she became pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Now, A federal judge has awarded the woman almost $75,000 in back pay and damages, following a decision finding United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc. liable for pregnancy discrimination.

The award resulted from a lawsuit filed by the EEOC against the non-profit organization, which provides housing and residential care to clients with disabilities.

The lawsuit charged that United Bible violated federal law by enforcing an unlawful no pregnancy in the workplace policy, which prohibited the continued employment of anyone who became pregnant.

The policy further refused employment to any pregnant applicant who sought a resource technician position. United Bible implemented that policy by firing Sharmira Johnson, a resource technician who provided care to residents.

The organization admitted that Johnson had performed her job well and had no medical restrictions or any other impediment in her ability to carry out her job functions, and that it had terminated her solely because she became pregnant.

Following a trial, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore awarded Johnson $24,764 in back pay and overtime with interest, plus out-of-pocket costs.

The court also found that Johnson had suffered emotional pain and suffering, and mental anguish as a result of United Bible's actions, and that the employer had acted with malice or reckless indifference to her federally protected rights.

Based on those findings, the court awarded her $50,000 in punitive damages.

Teen forced to have sex with his own mother to cure him of being gay

Sad boy 
By: Feng Qian

A teen in India, was forced to have sex with his own mother in order to cure him of being gay, an LGBT rights group said.

The LGBT rights group in Telangana, said that families are desperate to ensure that their members are straight, and a member of the family is handpick to perform sex acts on gay members.

In one shocking case, a gay boy was forced to have sex with his mother to cure him of his homosexuality. The heinous crimes are very traumatic for victims, and often go unreported.

The LGBT rights group said that they have received at least 15 corrective rapes reports in the past five years, and they are certain that there are many more unreported cases.

In many neighborhoods in the country, homosexuality is prohibited. Gay sex remains a criminal offense and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Unemployed woman stabs her mother because she told her to get a real job

Job search sign illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

An unemployed woman was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly stabbed her mother because she told her to find a real job, police in Japan said.

Tokyo Police said that they arrested 28-year-old Naomi Ota, after being accused of stabbing her mother in the abdomen several times on Sunday.

According to the police investigation, Ota stabbed her 60-year-old mother with a kitchen knife after being told to get a real job.

She then called police to report what she had done. Ota's mother suffered several serious puncture wounds to the liver, and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

During questioning, Ota told police that her mother regularly bothered her about changing her way of life and get a job.

Mayor pulls ears of 10-year-old disabled boy because he fought with his 6-year-old son in playground

Mayor Alexei Artuykhin along with
the 10-year-old boy and his mother 
By: Wayne Morin

Police have launched a criminal case against a mayor in Russia, after being accused of pulling the ears of a disabled boy, police in Russia said.

Now, the mayor of Roshal, Alexei Artuykhin, settled the case out of court with the 10-year-old boy’s family.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred after the victim had an argument with the mayor’s 6-year-old son while playing at a playground.

As the two boys were fighting, Artuykhin intervened, grabbing the disabled 10-year-old boy by the ears before pushing and beating him.

Officials have confirmed that Artuykhin had reached an agreement with the child's family, and that the police will not pursue their case against him.

The specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Young man survives horrific car crash after doctors reattach his head to spine

Tony Cowan and Karen Dawson 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A young man is lucky to be alive after surgeons managed to reattach his head following a horrific car accident, doctors in the United Kingdom said.

The 29-year-old man of Chester-le-Street, has overcome a seemingly unsurvivable injury after his head was separated from his spine in a car accident.

The car driven by Tony Cowan, spiraled out of control after hitting a speed bump. Paramedics found the car wrapped around a telephone pole, and the driver without a heartbeat.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors said that he had no chance of survival. His head was detached from his spine and muscle tissue kept his head from falling off, Cowan's mother Pepsi Cowan said.

Doctors told the family that Tony Cowan suffered a neck fracture and complete spinal cord injury. The hospital staff were under the impression that he had no brain activity and advised the family to say their goodbyes.

Then Cowan opened his eyes. Doctors were surprised and shocked. Doctors at the Royal Victoria Infirmary reattached the broken skull to his spine with the help of metal plates and screws.

After spending months in intensive care, Tony Cowan recovered some facial movements and learned to communicate through facial expressions and a computer.

He is eager to leave the hospital and go home with his partner, 28-year-old Karen Dawson.

Woman thrown in jail for keeping her neighbors awake by having loud sex

Gemma Wale 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) after having loud sex, which kept her neighbors up at night, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 23-year-old Gemma Wale of Birmingham, was sentenced to serve two weeks in jail after being accused of bringing home men to her house at night and engaging in loud sex, disturbing the neighbors.

According to the police investigation, around 5:00 a.m., Wale shouted and screamed while having sex at a noise level that caused annoyance or discomfort to the public.

A neighbor of Wale, said that the loud noises lasted for at least 10 minutes. The woman's sex partner at the time of the incident, Wayne, received no punishment.

Another neighbor said that there were people coming in and out of her apartment during the nights for two years.

Wale was also accused of banging around the house, running on the property, having loud arguments with her boyfriend, playing loud music, swearing and slamming doors.

The behavior was in violation of her ASBO, the judge said after sentencing her to two weeks in jail.

Judge finds firefighter no guilty of hit and run because he was too drunk to notice

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By: Feng Qian

A firefighter caught a break during his criminal trial for a hit and run incident after a judge ruled that he was too drunk to realize what he had done, according to prosecutors in Canada.

37-year-old Trevor Clarke was convicted of drunk driving causing bodily harm after leaving a cyclist in critical condition on the side of the road.

According to the police investigation, Clarke’s blood alcohol content level was four times the legal limit.

However, Clarke was found not guilty of hit and run because he was too drunk to know that he hit anyone, Judge David Paciocco ruled.

45-year-old Jennifer Leonard, a nurse, suffered a traumatic brain injury and has no memory of what happened on McGee Side Road in Carp.

Leonard said that she is still struggling with physical and emotional problems due to the accident.

Clarke was also found not guilty of driving with a blood alcohol level of over 0.08 percent causing bodily harm because police failed to tell him that he was being arrested for drunk driving and did not allow him to consult with a lawyer before being questioned.

Clarke is free on bail pending sentencing.

Framer being investigated for yelling obscenities at his sheep

Sheep illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A farmer in Australia, is being investigated by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), after being accused of abusing his sheep by yelling obscenities in their presence.

Investigators of the RSPCA, visited the farm of Ken Turner in New South Wales, after one of his employees filed a complaint against him for using foul language.

The RSPCA claims that Turner use of abusive language is upsetting to the sheep. Turner however, said that he did not realize that his foul language upsets the sheep as none of them ever complained.

He also said that he doubts that the sheep understand English. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), recorded Turner while working on his farm.

Turner also feels that the complaint has taken valuable resources and time away from the RSPCA. PETA said it is taking the allegations very seriously as Turner is also being accused of stomping and punching his sheep.

Lion mauls 22-year-old woman to death after jumping through car window at safari

Loins illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman of the United States, was mauled to death at a safari in South Africa.

The 22-year-old woman was killed when the lion jumped through the open window of her car and began to bite her.

The driver, a tour guide, was injured while trying to free the woman from the clutches of the animal. The incident occurred at the Lion Park in Lanseria near Johannesburg.

Witnesses said that the woman was taking pictures of the lion with an open window when the lion lunged.

Park rangers immediately came to the scene and chased the lion away. Paramedics were also called to the scene.

The woman died while being treated by paramedics. The tour guide was taken to a hospital with injuries to his arms. His injuries are non-life threatening.

Officials said that the lion being kept in a separate enclosure.

Park assistant Scott Simpson said that the park hands out fliers and they have signs warning passengers not to open the car window while driving through the park.

Woman charged with driving under the influence after getting high on whipped cream

Anna Thomas 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after consuming whipped cream.

Police said that 28-year-old Anna Thomas of Franklin, Tennessee, used cans of aerosol whipped cream to get high.

She was charged with driving under the influence after crashing her car. Thomas was hospitalized after she crashed into the mailbox of a home on Battle Avenue.

Craig Lynch said that he was getting ready to go to work when he suddenly heard a loud noise in front of his home. He ran to investigate and found Thomas on his lawn.

When police arrived, Thomas was disoriented. Officers found 13 cans of whipped cream scattered inside the vehicle. Almost all of the bottles were empty.

Thomas was charged with DUI and with failing to report an accident after running into a ditch.

According to Williamson County Jail records, this is the sixth DUI for Thomas.

Court orders vegetarian mother to feed her son meat

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By: Mahesh Sarin

A vegetarian woman was angry when her former husband fed her son meat.

The father of Bergamo, Italy, refused to comply with his former wife’s request to serve her son vegetarian foods.

The man filed a complaint in court, saying that his son’s mother made the decision to put her son on a macrobiotic diet without consulting him.

The man told the court that the diet put his child's health at risk. The father took the child to McDonald’s and fed his son meat and dairy on weekends, when he had custody of the child.

The child's father complained that his son was not being given an adequate diet, which consisted of whole grains, cereals and vegetables.

The mother of the child told the court that her son suffers from stomach aches after the weekends with his father.

The court sided with the father, and ordered the vegetarian mother to cook meat for her son at least once a week.

Firefighter falls to his death from ladder while saving 2-year-old girl from burning house

Yang Kezhang 
By: Tanya Malhotra

People are mourning the loss of a firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Firefighters were called to put out a fire at a nine-story apartment complex around 11:00 p.m.

27-year-old Yang Kezhang of the Guangxi, China, was among the crew battling the blaze when they were informed that there is a child in the house.

Kezhang climbed a ladder and got into the home. He rescued the 2-year-old girl. As he began climbing
down the ladder, he lost his footing and fell to the ground.

Kezhang fell five stories with the girl in his arms. The firefighter held the child against his chest as he plunged towards the ground. Sadly, Kezhang did not survive. The child however, miraculously survived the fall with only a few minor injuries.

Police are investigating, but so far, the cause of the fire is unknown.

Woman takes Muslim couple hostage ‘because they looked suspicious’

Majida and Adly Abumayaleh 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman held a U.S. Muslim couple at gunpoint “because they looked suspicious.”

The couple of Minnesota, went to pick up their teenage son from a friend’s house when the incident took place.

Majida and Adly Abumayaleh of Maple Grove, were in their car waiting for their son around 11:00 p.m. on Friday, when Nancy Kay Knoble approached their car with a gun.

Knoble, a self-appointed neighborhood watch person, ordered the couple to roll down their window and demanded to know what they were doing in “her neighborhood.”

When the couple said they were picking up their son, Knoble ordered the husband out of the car at gunpoint and forced him to approach the house to prove that his son was in the home.

Knoble pointed the gun at Mr. Abumayaleh’s back as he walked up to the home. After knocking on the door, his son answered and asked what was wrong. That is when Knoble put the gun down.

“I thought I'm going to die tonight,” Majida Abumayaleh said tearfully.

The couple called police and Knoble was arrested. Police found the gun in her possession. Knoble confirmed that the gun she used was a pellet gun.

Police catch pedophile in car with 2 terrified young boys without their pants

Alan Chater 
By: Chan Yuan

Two young boys of the United Kingdom, were left terrified after they were kidnapped by a pedophile.

Taxi driver Alan Chater, 65, Of Leeds, saw 2 boys playing outside and persuaded them to enter his car.

He then drove to a parking lot and forced the 9 and 11-year-old boys to remove their pants. Police officers who were on patrol, spotted the parked car and went to check it out.

The officers arrested Chater, after seeing the terrified boys without their pants. The court heard that the officers also found a bag containing condoms, towels and other items to use during the sexual abuse.

Chater, who has a history of committing serious sex offenses against boys and girls, pleaded guilty at the Leeds Crown Court to 2 counts of kidnapping, causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and breach of a sexual offences prevention order.

Judge Rodney Jameson, QC, said that Chater continues to pose a serious risk against children. He was sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison followed by 5 years probation.

Hooters waitress donates kidney to longtime customer

Don Thomas and Mariana Villarreal 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A Hooters waitress served more than food and drinks to her customer as she gave him her kidney.

Mariana Villarreal, who works at Hooters in Roswell, Georgia, is a generous woman.

When she heard that Don Thomas, who is a frequent patron of Hooters lost both kidneys to cancer, she offered to donate one of her own.

Villarreal, who recently began working at Hooters, did not know Thomas. However, his story touched her because she recently lost her grandmother to kidney failure.

Villarreal said that she was unable to do anything to help her grandmother and therefore, she jumped for the opportunity to help another person have a better life.

Thomas and Villarreal underwent surgery on Friday. Doctors said it was a great success and they are recovering well.

2 women who share husband allow him to have sex with their 12 children

Melford Warren Jr., 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Two women and their husband were arrested in connection with the sex abuse of their 12 children.

The two mothers, Amanjot Jaswal, 28, and Shannon Smith, 41, were in court facing criminal charges. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Court documents show that the children are aged between infant to 13 years old.

The women of Port Orchard, Washington, are accused of looking the other way and doing nothing while their husband, who fathered their 12 children, allegedly beat, starved and sexually assaulted the kids.

Deputy Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, said that the kids were physically and sexually abused by their father, 43-year-old Melford Warren Jr.

“These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,” Wilson said.

Officers were alerted to the horrific abuse when a social worker at a hospital in Tacoma, noticed injuries on one of the babies.

While being questioned, the older children told police about the abuse.

Prosecutors called the life of the women “cult-like.” Smith allegedly described herself to police as a “child breeder” for Warren.

Warren was arrested in Florida, and is being extradited. His bail was set at $5 million. He faces charges of rape.

All children have been placed in protective custody.