Uber to pay $10,000 to anyone who can hack their app

By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Uber is inviting hackers to test their app and expose critical bugs in order to make it stronger.

The company announced that it will be paying out cash awards for those hackers who successfully break their software.

Last year, the company launched private program with over 200 security researchers. They found nearly 100 bugs, all of which have been fixed, helping to improve security at Uber.

This month, Uber announced their official bug bounty program, with payouts of up to $10,000 for exposing critical flaws.

The company created a loyalty reward program that is designed to encourage members of the security community to dig deep, helping Uber to deal with even the most subtle bugs.

The first reward program season will be begin on May 1 and it will last 90 days.

Bounty hunters will be eligible for the reward program once they have found four issues that have been accepted by Uber as genuine bugs.

If they find a fifth issue within the 90 day session, they will get an additional bonus payout. Uber said that this bug bounty program will help ensure that their code is as secure as possible.

Uber has created a treasure map guide to show security researchers how to find the different classes of bugs across their codebase.

This will be regularly updated.

The company will publicly disclose and highlight the highest-quality submissions so everyone can see the best examples of the kinds of issues that get rewarded.

“We believe that bug bounty programs are an important part of the modern software development lifecycle. Our unique program combines healthy rewards, a loyalty program, and a treasure map of information to incentivize our community to find even the most subtle bugs as we work together to protect users,” John “Four” Flynn, Uber Chief Information Security Officer, said.

Parents who fail to vaccinate their children to get 6 months jail

Child getting vaccinated (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

The president of Uganda, has signed a bill into law that calls on the court to jail parents who fail to have their children vaccinated.

President Yoweri Museveni said that parents who fail to vaccinate their children will face up to six months in jail.

The new law will also require schools to not accept children without a completed immunization card.

The new law will help the government achieve its goal of a 100 percent vaccination rate, Health Minister Sarah Achieng Opendi said.

Some members of religious sects have refused to allow their children to be vaccinated, and they now face jail time.

The government passed the new vaccination law after several life-threatening diseases such as polio and meningitis reemerged as a dangerous threat.

3 percent of children are currently not vaccinated, mostly members of the religious sector.

Hundreds of runners bite into bars of soap after mistaking them for energy bars

Soap mistaken for energy bar 
By: Chan Yuan

Runners who completed a marathon in China, were left with a bitter taste in their mouths after mistaking bars of soap for energy bars.

On Sunday, around 20,000 runners participated in the annual marathon of Qingyuan.

After crossing the finish line, the runners received a gift package. Hoping to bite into what they thought were energy bars, the runners bit into fruit scented bars of soap.

According to witnesses at the scene, many bars of soap were dumped on the side of the road. All the bars had a piece missing.

The mix up happened because the packaging was written in English, which many runners did not understand. The packages were similar to energy bars.

The organizers of the race were quick to apologize, saying that the soap packages did look similar to food packages. A total of 12,200 runners received medical treatment or assistance during and after the race.

It is unclear how many injuries were the result of the soap incident.

Three women catch 50-year-old man having sex with cow

Cows (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of unnatural sex after allegedly being caught having sex with a cow that escaped from a farm, police in India said.

Madhya Pradesh police said that they have arrested 50-year-old Sravan Vyas, after being seen by three women having sex with the runaway cow.

The three women were shocked by what they saw and ran away from the scene. They then called the police who responded to the scene and arrested the suspect.

Vyas was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, police said. After examining the cow, police handed it back to its owner.

In February, two men were arrested after video surveillance showed them sexually abusing cows, according to police in New York.

A farmer in Herkimer County, was unable to understand why his cows produced a lot less milk than usual. The cows also displayed unusual behavior.

The farmer installed a surveillance camera to see what was happening at his farm to cause the disturbance.

He was shocked to find two men rolling in the hay with his cattle before touching them inappropriately. The farmer called police to report the incident.

Michael Jones, 35, and Reid Fontaine, 31, were arrested and accused of sexually abusing the cows. They were charged with misdemeanor sexual misconduct.

Police said that Fontaine tried to have sex with several cows while Jones filmed the encounters.

Grandmother vows to see an eye doctor after shooting at her son-in-law and missing

Eye (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A grandmother was arrested on a charge of discharging a weapon after firing five shorts at her son-in-law in an attempt to kill him following a dispute, police in Australia said.

51-year-old Miriam Eason told police that after she gets out of jail, she will see an eye doctor to get glasses in order to finish the job with her son-in-law, Brisbane police said.

Over the objections of prosecutors, a judge released the grandmother on bail.

Prosecutors pleaded with the judge to keep the grandmother in jail after making threats to kill her son-in-law once she is released.

The judge ordered the grandmother to live with her daughter, and only leave the house with her daughter or partner.

According to the police investigation, on Wednesday afternoon, the grandmother fired five shots at her daughter and 37-year-old son-in-law, following a family dispute.

Luckily, all the bullets missed their target. The grandmother then dumped the gun along Weedons Road, but was recovered by police.

Cat sealed in box for 8 days after owner accidentally included it in a shipment of DVDs

By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A cat in the United Kingdom, is lucky to be alive after suffering dehydration and malnutrition following a 260-mile journey sealed inside a box.

The cat named Cupcake, was accidentally sealed inside a box containing DVDs and shipped from Falmouth, Cornwall to Worthing, West Sussex.

When the box arrived at the destination, the receiver was shocked to see the barely conscious cat. Cupcake was taken to the Grove Lodge Vets in Worthing, and was treated for severe dehydration and malnutrition.

Cupcake’s owner Julie Baggott, said that she looked everywhere for her cat after it went missing.

She was scared until getting a call from RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), saying that her cat was found in the box of DVDs.

RSPCA tracked her down using the cat’s microchip. The cat was reunited with its owner after being released from the vet.

“Two weeks ago, the owners of a beautiful Siamese cat packaged up some DVDs to send to Worthing, West Sussex. The parcel was sealed and posted from Falmouth in Cornwall, arriving safely at its destination some 8 days after it had been sent.

“Imagine how surprised the recipient was when along with the anticipated DVDs, an elegant Siamese cat emerged from the box. This person was somewhat startled, not expecting to receive a free cat along with the order of DVDs.

“The stunned buyer contacted the RSPCA, who collected the cat and brought it to Grove Lodge Vets for a thorough health check. On arrival, we scanned the cat to check for a microchip. Everyone was delighted and even more so when we found that the contact details were up to date and we were able to contact her owners straightaway,” the Grove Lodge Vets said in a statement.

Nicki Minaj grabs man’s phone and throws it across room during concert

Nicki Minaj 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to see Nicki Minaj grabbing a phone from a man and throwing it across the stage.

The 33-year-old star was in the middle of a concert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for The Pinkprint Tour when the incident occurred.

During the concert, Nicki saw one of her security guards holding his phone and she was not happy. She stopped in the middle of her hit single Feeling Myself, to take care of the man.

She stormed over to her security guard with her hand outstretched. The security guard obeyed her demand and he handed over his phone, seemingly oblivious to what was coming next.

Nicki the angrily hurled his phone across the stage. Some people criticized her actions. However, others came to her defense, saying that since she was paying the security guard, he should have be doing his job and not be distracted by his phone.

Watch heart stopping moment of man and dog struggling to free themselves after falling into frozen lake

The man with his dog 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man and his dog fell through ice and into the freezing water after underestimating the thickness of the ice.

The video if the incident was recorded in Moscow Oblast, Russia.

The heart stopping moment shows how the man miraculously survived after pulling himself and his dog out of the frozen lake after they fell through the ice.

The video of the incident shows the pair as they initially climbed out of the water and they managed to get onto a patch of ice before falling in again.

They duo managed to pull themselves out of the water a number of times and they pulled themselves on the ice while trying reach the shore.

However, after every few feet, they fell into the water and struggled to get out again. The pair eventually made it the bank safely.

Man bitten by his own pitbull after sending it to attack police officers who were trying to arrest him

Avery Davis 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was bitten by his own dog after ordering it to kill police officers.

Police in Riviera Beach, Florida, said that 26-year-old Avery Davis, released his pit bull and told the animal to attack the officers.

The pitbull however, had other plans. The dog attacked its owner, biting him on the behind and trying to bite his head before Davis managed to escape.

He then hid under an SUV in a nearby apartment complex, according to the Riviera Beach police arrest report.

The incident began at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, when officers were in the area investigating a reported theft. Officers spotted Davis, who matched the description of the suspect.

He was allegedly carrying products for hair care that were missing from the scene.

Officers ordered Davis to get down on the floor and he complied. He did so while hugging the dog that was on a leash.

Davis then let his dog loose and said: “Kill 'em child, Kill 'em,” while pointing to the officers, according to police.

However, the dog attacked him instead. After Davis managed to escape, he hid from officers.

He was later found under the SUV and arrested on two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting an officer with violence.

Police officer get into fight after arguing about who can run faster

Stephen Green (left) and Joseph Tyer 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two police officers were arrested for getting into a fight about who can run faster.

Police of Georgia, said that Officers Stephen Green and Joseph Tyer, were at a restaurant with other members when they got into a fight.

The officers of the Atlanta Police Department, said the traffic officers were at a bar with their coworkers when the two got into an argument over who can run faster in a foot race.

The argument then became heated, and Tyer threatened to punch Green in the face.

The officers then decided to take the fight outside the R. Thomas Restaurant in Buckhead, where they had been drinking.

Outside, the officers got into a fist fight. During the scuffle, Tyer pulled his service weapon on Green. The other officers who were present, broke up the fight and the officers were arrested.

Tyer, who has been with the department for about three years, has resigned over the incident. Green, who has been with the police department for over four years, was suspended with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Woman who was having sex with a man in a hotel room suddenly notices another man having sex with her

Peggy Sanders Simon 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was shocked to discover a stranger having sex with her while she was having consensual sex with a man in a hotel room, police in Florida said.

Panama City Beach police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Peggy Sanders Simon, after being accused of walking into a room at the Days Inn hotel and having with a woman who was having sex with another man.

Simon was charged with one count of sexual battery. He was booked into jail and his bail was set at $15,000.

According to the police investigation, around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, the victim and another man were having consensual sex at the hotel located at 12818 Front Beach Road, when Simon walked into the room.

The man said that when Simon walked into the room he quickly got off the bed because he was confused.

The victim told officers that when she realized that something has changed, she turned around and saw Simon having sex with her.

The victim never gave her consent to Simon.

Rapist who was walking on street while watching porn on his phone struck and killed by trailer

Kevin Jordan 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A rapist who served time in prison for violating numerous women, was struck and killed by a trailer while walking on a street and watching porn on his phone, police in Tennessee said.

Memphis police said that 55-year-old Kevin Jordan, was struck and killed after a trailer disconnected itself from a truck and slammed into him while he was walking on Park Avenue on Wednesday around 5:00 p.m.

Witnesses at the scene said that Jordan was watching pornography on his cellphone when he was struck and killed.

Police have not filed charges against the driver of the truck.

Jordan has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after being convicted of several rape charges. He was released several years ago due to good behavior.

However, he was arrested again for indecent exposure last year, after a woman called police to report that Jordan exposed his private parts to her.

Police officer who forced girl to have sex with him and his friend kills himself in jail cell

Marty L. Rainey 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A police officer who was arrested on a charge of rape, was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, police in Missouri said.

Gasconade County police officer Marty L. Rainey, 43, who forced numerous women and girls to have sex with him, was found dead in the Ste. Genevieve County jail on Saturday morning.

According to the police investigation, it appears that Rainey committed suicide.

Rainey was charged with one count of inciting a minor to engage in a commercial sex act and four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.

He was also charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of corruption by a public servant.

Since one of the women was a girl under the age of 17, he was charged with statutory rape and the use of a child in a sexual performance.

He was denied bail. Rainey threatened or coerced six women to have sex with him, a friend, or both, sometimes while in uniform.

Other women said that Rainey tried to force them or forced them to undress so he could photograph their private parts.

Stepfather beats 1-year-old stepdaughter to death because she stole a piece of his cake

Shanika M. Evans and Deonte L. Evans 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A stepfather was arrested on a charge of murder after beating his 1-year-old stepdaughter because she stole a piece of his cake, police in Missouri said.

Now, 25-year-old Deonte L. Evans of St. Louis, has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the beating death of 1-year-old Jabria Phillips.

The mother of the child, 25-year-old Shanika M. Evans, has been sentenced to serve 5 years in prison after being convicted of child endangerment.

According to the police investigation, Phillips suffered fatal blows to her torso, causing fatal injuries to internal organs. The stepfather told police he hit his stepdaughter after she took a slice of cake from the kitchen counter at home.

An autopsy showed that Phillips also had rib fractures that were healing. The stepfather admitted to hitting the girl in the torso three weeks before she died.

Nude dancer bites man’s private parts after being paid for services

Mesheokia White 
By: Feng Qian

A nude dancer was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly biting a man’s private parts while performing at a strip club, police in Wisconsin said.

Rock County police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Mesheokia White, after a surveillance video showed her biting the man’s private parts.

White was charged with one count of battery.

According to the police investigation, a customer at the Diamond Jim’s strip club called the police to report that he was assaulted by a stripper.

Police officer who arrived at the scene, observed injuries on the customer’s private parts. They questioned the stripper, but she was too intoxicated to respond.

Police then reviewed surveillance video, which showed the dancer being paid for services before bending over and biting the victim’s private parts.

Man sets his bed and toilet paper rolls on fire because he was angry with his roommates

The burned bed 
By: Feng Qian

A man of the United Kingdom, was jailed after he deliberately set his bed on fire because he was angry with his roommates.

20-year-old Kyle Petho of Lancashire, called firefighters to report that his bed was on fire while his two teenage roommates were at home.

The Preston Crown Court heard how Petho, set his own bed on fire and he also tried to set a blaze in a shared hallway by igniting a row of toilet paper rolls.

Petho called the emergency services about 11:30 p.m., and calmly admitted to starting the fire.

When the operator asked if there were people in the house, Petho replied: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” He then told the operator he would “take whatever punishment is coming my way.”

Luckily, Tyler Overfield, 18, heard the alarm and found the burning toilet paper rolls. He managed to put out the fire and threw the rolls outside.

He and another roommate managed to run out of the house before firefighters arrived to the scene.

Petho pleaded guilty to causing arson with intent to endanger life at the multiple occupancy house in Leyland. He was sentenced to serve three years and four months in a young offenders’ institution.

Man arrested for not returning VHS tape for 14 years to a store that no longer exists

James Meyers 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a warrant for not returning a VHS tape to a store that is no longer open for business.

James Meyers, of Concord, North Carolina, said that he was pulled over by police over a broken tail light.

Meyers said that he was driving his daughter to school about 7:30 a.m., when he was pulled over.

The officer asked for his driver's license and ran it through the system. The officer then ordered Meyers to get out of the car. The officer then informed him that he had a warrant out for his arrest.

Meyers was shocked and demanded to see the warrant. The officer showed him that he was wanted because he rented a movie called “Freddy Got Fingered” 14 years ago, and he never returned it.

The movie is about Gord Brody, played by actor Tom Green, who is a struggling cartoonist trying to pitch an animated show to Hollywood executives, but failed.

Luckily, the officer did not arrest the father in front of his daughter, but he later turned himself into police and he was arrested.

Meyers faces a fine of $200. When actor Tom Green heard about the arrest, he called Meyers and offered to pay the fine.

Mayers said that he lost 6 friends to heroin overdose. However, he said that the police department is not out there fighting drugs, and instead, they are serving warrants for not returning old VHS tapes.

Store clerk saves baby as mother has seizure

Store clerk Rebecca Montanom grabbing the baby 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A store clerk in Colorado, was hailed a hero after saving a baby from falling out of her mother’s arm.

Jessica Heinonen was at a convenience store buying a soda. She was standing at the checkout counter with her baby, Anabelle, in her arms when she suddenly began feeling faint.

Store clerk Rebecca Montanom realized that the mother was not okay so she grabbed the baby from the Heinonen’s arm. She then tried to hold onto Heinonen as she fell back.

However, she was unable to save the mother as she fell and hit the ground. Heinonen suffered minor bruises. She was rushed to a hospital.

The incident was recorded on the store surveillance camera. Heinonen met with the heroic store employee to thank her for saving her daughter.

The mother said that she is epileptic and has had seizures all her life, but this time was different because it was the first time it happened with her daughter in her arms and without warning, Heinonen said.

Although Montanom is being hailed as a hero, she said that she feels guilty for not being able to keep the mother from falling.

Mother takes her newborn baby’s ashes to Disney World and gets warm welcome

Janice Murphy with her purple bear 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Florida, expressed her appreciation to employees at Disney World, for welcoming her deceased baby.

It was an emotional moment for Janice Murphy, when the Fairy Godmother at Disney World embraced the purple teddy bear she was carrying around.

That teddy bear is not just any old stuffed animal. It means so much to Murphy and her husband Stefan.

That bear contains the ashes of their daughter Analiese. The baby was born with a deformity, and she lived only 85 minutes after birth.

Janice was devastated over the loss of her daughter. She placed her daughter’s ashes into a purple teddy bear and took it to Disney World.

There, the Fairy Godmother embraced the bear as if it was Analiese.

Janice wrote an open letter to the Fairy Godmother, saying in part:

“Despite your utter lack of knowledge, you included the bear in our interaction. And when you found out that my daughter died and that her ashes are within the bear, you treated her the same way you treat every child that comes to see you every single day, with love, compassion and kindness. When you hugged her and kissed her cheek, you made me feel like Analiese mattered to you."

Janice writes a blog called: “Learning how to be a mommy to an angel.”