Company creates first smartphone that can be washed with soap and water

Smartphone illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) People who are concerned by the amount of germs on their smartphones, will soon be able to purchase electronic devices that can be washed with soap and water.

Kyocera of Kyoto, Japan, showed off latest smartphone, Digno rafre, which can be completely submerged in water and washed.

The company said that despite the fact that waterproof smartphones have been on the market for a while, the Digno rafre is the first device that can be washed in soapy water.

The development team of the company revealed that they washed the smartphone more than 700 times to make sure it really is waterproof.

The company showed a child holding the phone before accidentally dropping it into a bowl of ketchup. The mother then took the phone and placed it in the sink, washing it with soap and water.

The $175 phone is mainly aimed at parents who want to keep their smartphones clean around their small children. The company warned that only certain types of soap could be used on the device.

Cute cat tries to catch fish swimming on computer screen

Pompous Albert trying to catch fish 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) The owner of a cute cat in the United Kingdom, recorded a video, showing how his pet tried to catch fish that were swimming on his computer screen.

The video was uploaded to Instagram, where it went viral.

The video shows the cat named Pompous Albert, standing in front of an Apple iMac computer screen that showed fish swimming in a tank.

For some reason, the cat did not realize that the fish were fake and tried to grab them from the screen.

Numerous people commented on the video, with ogclouditah calling the cat “creepy.”

Mariya said: “Oh my God, the cat is so cute it looks like an owl,” while lndly said: “This is my favorite cat.”

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Mother orders 13-year-old daughter to practice having sex with her 39-year-old boyfriend

Girl and her boyfriend illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A mother was arrested on a charge of attempting to procure a minor for an unlawful sexual act after ordering her 13-year-old daughter to have sex with her 39-year-old boyfriend, police in Hong Kong said.

Now, the 40-year-old mother, who was not identified, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to procure a minor for an unlawful sexual act.

The woman's 39-year-old boyfriend, who was charged with criminal intimidation and indecent assault, was found not guilty after a trial.

According to the police investigation, the woman asked her daughter to have sex with her boyfriend before ordering her to have sex with the son of a wealthy man because she wanted to get a credit card.

The incident came to light after the girl complained to a school social worker who notified the police.

Police surround and storm public bus after passengers mistake man’s umbrella for sword

Ray Brown shows umbrella that looks like a sword 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Police surrounded and stormed a public city bus after numerous passengers freaked out when they saw a man carrying what appeared to be a sword, police in the United Kingdom said.

London police said that on Thursday around 9:00 a.m., they received calls from panicked passengers on a public bus about a man who was armed with a sword.

Numerous police cars and officers rushed to the scene and stormed the bus, but the man has already left the scene. Police reviewed video surveillance footage of the bus, and managed to track down the man.

After a few minutes, the officers realized that passengers mistook the man’s umbrella for a sword. Police refused to identify the man’s race.

This was not the first time that a bus passenger’s umbrella was mistaken for a weapon.

On Monday, Ray Brown, who is black and has a beard, revealed that police boarded his public train in Deptford, after passengers mistook his umbrella for a samurai sword.

Man tries to kiss woman while threatening to put snake in her car

Snake illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of harassment after trying to kiss a woman while threatening to put a snake in her car, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Now, the man identified as E.K. of Dubai, was sentenced to serve 3 months in jail after which he will be deported after being convicted of harassment and electronic defamation.

According to the police investigation, the defendant approached the victim, who was not identified, and tried to kiss her against her will.

When she pushed him away, he threatened to put a snake in her.

He then defamed her character on Facebook, saying that she has a habit of getting drunk and having sex with men for money.

The defendant also threatened to expose her clients on the Internet. The victim denied all the allegations. The court found the defendant guilty of using telecommunications to harass.

He was also found guilty of committing a cyber crime.

After completing the 3 month prison sentence, the defendant will be deported from the country.

Man puts poisonous snake into his nose before pulling it out of his mouth

Iqbal Jogi puts snake through his nose and mouth 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man in Pakistan, stared down death after pushing a poisonous snake into his nose and pulling it out of his mouth, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

30-year-old Iqbal Jogi of Karachi, spent around 10 minutes with the poisonous snake in his nose and mouth.

Jogi performed in front of a large crowd, and the video was uploaded on the Internet, where it went viral. The video shows how Jogi keeps the snake calm while pushing it into his left nostril of his nose.

He then put his hand into his mouth and pulled the snake out by the head. Jogi performs in public in order to earn money. He charges around $7.50 per person.

He is usually hired to perform at wedding or events. Jogi, a father of eight children, said that he was bitten by a snake once, which left him unconscious for three days.

Jogi revealed that he prays before each performance to be able to survive and perform for another day.

Woman threatens to shoot everyone at Burger King because she didn’t get plain crispy chicken sandwich

Tarnisha Gilyard 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was angry that she didn't get the sandwich that she ordered, threatened to shoot up an entire Burger King, police in Florida said.

Cape Coral police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Tarnisha Gilyard, after being accused of threatening to kill people at the Burger King located on Del Prado Boulevard, because employees failed to make her the sandwich that she wanted.

Gilyard was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of marijuana possession. She was booked into the Lee County jail, and her bail was set at $32,500.

According to the police investigation, on Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., Gilyard, placed an order at the drive-thru window before calling the store to say that the order was prepared wrong.

She went into the store and threw down the bag of food before cursing the workers. Gilyard was upset that her crispy chicken sandwich wasn't prepared plain.

Gilyard threatened to get a gun and shoot people with it. She also threatened to spray up the Burger King with bullets.

Gilyard then pulled out a black baton and struck the counter several times with it. Employees told police that they feared for their lives.

Air traffic controller tells police he regularly smokes meth to stay awake

Breen Peck 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) An air traffic controller who was reassigned after misdirecting a plane carrying Michelle Obama, admitted to police that he regularly smokes meth in order to stay awake, police in new York said.

Wantagh police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Breen Peck, after being accused of carrying illegal handguns and being in possession of meth while driving.

Peck was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with traffic violations for failing to signal and having tinted windows on his car.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $25,000.

According to the police investigation, Peck was on his way to a hotel when he was stopped for tinted windows and failing to signal.

Peck admitted that he is in possession of meth and loaded handguns.

Peck was moved to the Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities in Westbury, after misdirecting a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama.

Investigators believe that Peck smokes meth regularly. During his arrest, Peck admitted to smoking meth because it helps him stay awake.

46-year-old man abandons his wife and children to live as 6-year-old girl

Stefonknee Wolschtt (center) 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A 52-year-old man of Canada, said that he is happy to live as a 6-year-old girl after abandoning his wife and children and being adopted by a loving couple.

Stefonknee Wolschtt of Toronto, said that she struggled with her gender identity all her life until she abandoned her wife and seven children.

Wolschtt revealed that she had no choice but to leave her wife after receiving an ultimatum to stop being transgender or leave.

Wolschtt said that she cannot stop being transgender just as she cannot stop being 6 feet two inches tall.

After being rejected by her family, she moved into the home of a lovely couple, who adopted her as a 6-year-old girl because she doesn't want to live as an adult at this time.

The couple’s granddaughter said that she always wanted to have a little sister, and she now has one. The granddaughter and Wolschtt color together and do other things that children like.

Wolschtt made her final decision after being hospitalized for a month following a suicide attempt.

After being discharged from the hospital, her wife accused her of harassment and assault, and pressed charges against her in order to get an order of protection.

3 years ago, her eldest daughter invited Wolschtt to her wedding, but asked her to dress like her dad and sit in the back of the church.

The day of the wedding, Wolschtt tried to commit suicide, but was not successful.

Mother tries to bribe customs official with sex over $160,000 in undeclared luxury goods

Hong Yang (center) 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was arrested after she was recorded trying to bribe an official with sex.

55-year-old Hong Yang has been accused of offering sex to a Customs and Border Patrol officer in exchange for allowing her daughter to pass through security with undeclared goods worth $160,000.

Hong Yang, a divorcee who lives in China, arrived on the Air France flight from Paris to Kennedy Airport, with her sister and her adult daughter, who lives in Manhattan. The daughter is a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Customs and Border Patrol officers found the daughter was in possession of various undeclared goods, including expensive designer handbags, watches, a fur coat and diamond jewelry worth $160,000.

Yang allegedly wrote her name and phone number on a piece of paper and handed it to the officer, according to the complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn.

She then allegedly offered $10,000 and a wristwatch if he let his daughter pass through customs with the goods, the complaint states.

The honest officer apologized and left before returning to Yang.

At that point, she bribed the officer was sex and promised to take him to China, according to the complaint. She was not arrested at that time.

She was arrested over the weekend at the airport while trying to board a flight back home to China. Yang was released on $250,000 bond.

Woman eating bowl of cereal while driving leads police on high-speed chase

Cereal illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

Police in Ohio, said that a woman led them on a high-speed chase after being pulled over while eating a bowl of cereal while driving.

Madison County deputy Sergeant Tim Winebrenner initially pulled over Paula Johannessen, after she was spotted weaving in and out of traffic around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 near U.S. 42.

However, when she stopped, the officer noticed that the she was holding a bowl of cereal in her hands and eating.

When the officer attempted to speak to the woman, she sped off and led police on a high-speed chase, reaching 100 miles per hour, police said.

Johannessen drove towards Columbus. Officers put spikes out and busted her tires. The chase finally ended on Weber Road and Reis Avenue.

However, Johannessen was not ready to surrender. She allegedly began running from the scene before she was arrested. When Johannessen was finally arrested, officers learned that she was driving with a suspended license.

Johannessen faces charges of fleeing or eluding police, obstructing justice, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Johannessen lost her license earlier this year, after she pleaded guilty to a felony heroin possession charge. She was sentenced to five years probation and her license was suspended for 6 months.

She now faces at least one year in prison for violating her probation.

Woman seriously injured after suicidal woman jumped out of window and landed on top of her

Ambulance illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was severely injured after another woman fell on top of her while she was walking on a sidewalk, police in New York said.

Emergency workers were called about 3:15 p.m. to First Avenue near 51st Street, on reports of two injured women.

The 71-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the suicidal woman jumped out of her window on the third floor of the building in the Upper East Side and landed on top of her.

The husband of the suicidal woman quickly ran outside. He and other witnesses ran to help the women.

The 56-year-old suicidal woman was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The victim was taken to Cornell University Hospital, with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Baggage handler at Delta Air-Lines caught planting drugs in suitcase

Baggage illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested after drugs were found in his suitcase.

The man, who worked as a security guard, denied having drugs in his suitcase.

During an investigation, officers learned that the suitcase was tampered with after it was checked in at Delta.

Roger Levans of Brooklyn, New York, won a lawsuit after a jury ordered Delta Air-Lines to pay the man $759,000 after their worker planted cocaine in his suitcase.

Levans was arrested at Kennedy Airport after a Delta flight from Guyana. He was held on $100,000 bail.

The incident began when Levans told customs officials that he brought back “cooked rabbit,” as a gift for his family. When his suitcase was inspected, officers found three bricks of cocaine with food in his suitcase.

Levans, who was never in trouble with the law before, was fired from his job at Yankee Stadium due to his arrest.

His security license was revoked and later restored, but he did not get back his job at the Yankee Stadium. Instead, his employer assigned him to a lower paid post at a construction site.

Levans was free after federal agents determined that the bag was tampered with. The baggage handler tied a ribbon to the suitcase that contained the drugs so it would be recognized by an accomplice in New York.

Levans said that the cooked rabbit that he brought back for his family was never returned.

Michael Crowley, the attorney for Delta, told the jury that the airline was not responsible for the drugs in Levans' bag. He also said that the airline will appeal the verdict.

Man freed from prison after 16 years because brother confessed to raping and killing teenage girl

Floyd Bledsoe 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man has been jailed after being found guilty of raping and killing his wife’s teenage sister.

Floyd Bledsoe, 39, of Kansas, was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of his 14-year-old sister-in-law Camille Arfmann in 1999.

However, after spending 16 years in prison, he was freed after new DNA evidence emerged which cleared Bledsoe and implicated his brother.

His brother, 41-year-old Tom Bledsoe, allegedly committed suicide after learning of the new DNA evidence. In 3 suicide notes that were found after his death, Tom Bledsoe confessed to raping and killing his brother’s sister-in-law.

A detective read the notes in court, in which Tom Bledsoe confessed to the crime and revealed evidence that only the killer would know.

Police said that DNA from Tom Bledsoe was found inside the girl and his father’s DNA was found on her socks.

In the suicide note, Tom Bledsoe wrote that he had sex with the girl on his father’s bed and that is how his DNA got on the sock.

He wrote that after learning that the girl was only 14 years old, he panicked, drover her to a ditch, pulled a gun on her and warned her not to tell anyone about their encounter, but the gun went off, accidentally killing her, he wrote.

Floyd Bledsoe was found guilty in 2000, and he was sentenced to life in prison, but he has always maintained his innocence.

Now, Jefferson County District Court Judge Gary Nafziger announced that the charges against him were dropped and that he will be released.

U.S. aid worker found naked and stabbed to death in hotel room after her jealous young toyboy flew into a rage

Sondra Lynn Elizondo 
By: Chan Yuan

Police in Costa Rica, are investigating the death of a U.S. aid worker.

Sondra Lynn Elizondo from Merritt Island, Florida, who helped people in Central America get medical care, was allegedly stabbed to death in a hotel room by her jealous younger lover, police said.

The body of the 46-year-old woman was found naked by a hotel employee at the Casa 69 hotel in the district of San Jose. Elizondo was stabbed at least five times, with wounds to her neck and face, police said.

Police are looking for the suspect, who was described as her lover and is 15 years younger than Elizondo. The unidentified man allegedly fled the scene in a taxi.

Friends told investigators that the alleged killer was an extremely jealous man who “never let her speak to anybody.”

Elizondo is a divorced mother of a teenage boy and girl, who was the director and co-founder of VIDA Volunteers, an organization that set up medical and dental clinics in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Police said that they are reviewing security cameras for evidence of the crime.

Police officer rapes and assaults 13 black women during traffic stops

Daniel Holtzclaw 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of rape after raping numerous black women during traffic stops, police in Oklahoma said.

Now, 29-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw of Oklahoma City, is facing up to 263 years in prison after being convicted of numerous rape and assault charges.

According to the police investigation, Holtzclaw took advantage of black women who had criminal histories.

Holtzclaw raped at least 13 women while he was on patrol. A 50-year-old woman told the court that Holtzclaw, pulled her over on suspicion of drunken driving.

He ordered her to sit in the back seat of his patrol car, where he exposed himself and told her to perform a sex act on him. In another incident, Holtzclaw stopped a 17-year-old girl and escorted her to her mother's house.

He then pulled down her pants and raped her. Holtzclaw denied the allegations, saying that all the women are drug addicts and could not be relied upon.

The jury rejected this claim, and convicted Holtzclaw of rape and assault. They also recommend that he serve 263 years in prison.

Mother and boyfriend rape and kill her 4-year-old daughter

Courtney Le’ann Hansche and Michael Andrew Nordbye 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A mother and her boyfriend were arrested on charges of rape and murder after allegedly raping and killing her young daughter, police in Oklahoma said.

Washington County police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Courtney Le’ann Hansche and 27-year-old Michael Andrew Nordbye, after being accused of raping and killing 4-year-old Jaydenn Hansche.

Both suspects were charged with first-degree murder and rape by instrument. They were booked into jail, and bail was set at $1 million each.

According to the police investigation, on Sunday around 12:30 a.m., officers were called to the St. John’s Owasso hospital, after the 4-year-old girl was pronounced dead and had visible signs of physical and sexual abuse.

The child had dry fecal matter on the legs and right hand.

Hansche and Nordbye told investigators that they found the child unresponsive and cold around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Hansche and Nordbye then undressed the child, gave her a bath and took her to the hospital.

Investigators believe that the child suffered at least 10 head injuries. They also found burn marks on the face and shoulder.

Nordbye or Hansche could not explain why the girl had injuries on her private parts.

Priest steals $1 million from church to pay for drugs and prostitutes

Peter Miqueli (right) with boyfriend 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A priest was slapped with a lawsuit after being accused of stealing donations, which he used to pay for drugs and prostitutes, according to court documents in New York.

53-year-old Peter Miqueli of the Bronx, was hit with a $1 million lawsuit after allegedly stealing donations given to the church to spend on his home, drugs and male prostitutes.

Miqueli stole donations from the St. Frances de Chantal’s Church since he started working there 3 years ago. He also stole from the St. Frances Cabrini Church over a 10 year period.

Miqueli spend the money on home renovations in New Jersey, drugs and the services of male prostitutes. Members of the church have urged Miqueli to resign.

Miqueli is accused of not paying his employees correctly and on time, screaming at children and adults during confession and taking a lot of vacations.

Members have also urged the Archbishop of New York, Timothy M. Dolan, to remove Miqueli. After a lot of pressure, Miqueli announced his resignation from the church.



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