Senior citizens get discounts for noodles in exchange for giving up their driver’s licenses

Noodles (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A city in Japan, has announced a new program to get senior citizens to give up their driver's licenses.

Officials in Aichi, have teamed up with the restaurant chain Sugakiya, and are offering a 15 percent discount on noodles to those seniors who present graduation certificates, showing that they have surrendered their driver's licenses.

Sugakiya has 176 restaurants in the city. Seniors will also be able to get discounts at public baths, barbers shops and taxis. So far, 12,000 senior citizens have taken advantage of the discounts.

In Tokyo, those seniors who surrendered their driver's licenses, are entitled to get discounts on public transportation. Next year, drivers who are stopped for traffic violations and are over the age of 74, will be referred to doctors for evaluations.

Those drivers who are found to suffer from dementia, will have their licenses suspended or revoked.

Family horrified to find 8-foot long venomous snake in toilet bowl

Venomous snake in toilet (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Family members who live in an apartment in South Africa, were horrified to find a long venomous snake inside their toilet bowl early one morning.

The cobra was found on Thursday morning, in one of the toilet of an apartment complex in Pretoria.

Snake catcher Barry Greenshields was called to the apartment on Glenletta Court, and he recorded himself trying to extract the long snake from the toilet bowl.

He estimated the snake to be 8 feet long. Greenshields said that the snake exhibited abnormal strength and managed to resist being pulled from the toilet bowl.

After trying to pull the snake out of the toilet for several minutes, the cobra overpowered the snake catcher and disappeared in the pipes.

Residents of the apartment complex are concerned that the snake might try to come out of a toilet while someone is using it.

They used special cameras to search in the pipes of the building for the snake, but so far, they were unsuccessful.

Woman grows breasts on her abdomen after special breast enlargement gel leaked into her waist

Woman measuring size of her breasts (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman in China, checked herself into a hospital after noticing lumps growths on her abdomen.

The 50-year-old woman who was identified as Wang, first thought that the lumps were cancer, but after testing, doctors confirmed that her breasts on her abdomen were the results of Amazing gel that was injected in her chest earlier in the year.

Amazing gel, which is a special yellow liquid, was banned in the country 10 years ago, after studies showed it was to blame for numerous health complications.

Doctors drained the yellow liquid from her waist, and she is expected to make a full recovery.

The woman told doctors that she underwent a breast augmentation earlier in the year because she wanted to increase her size.

However, the liquid slowly leaked out of her breasts and polled in her abdomen, causing the two lumps to appear on her waist.

Man beats his girlfriend and calls her a murderer after suffering miscarriage

Pregnant woman (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man who became angry that his girlfriend suffered a miscarriage, decided to beat his partner and call her a murderer, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 28-year-old Luke Adams of Congleton, is facing many years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of assault by beating.

According to the criminal complaint, Adams lived with his girlfriend for three years. At some point, the girlfriend became pregnant, but later suffered a miscarriage.

Adams became very angry, claiming that his girlfriend was a murderer for killing his baby. He assaulted her on multiple occasions, the court heard.

One day, Adams became violent because he did not like the fact that the victim was smoking electronic cigarettes. Adams grabbed her by the head and threw her into a kitchen cupboard while accusing her of murdering their baby.

He went upstairs and followed her into a bedroom. He pushed her face into a pillow and grabbed her throat. The second assault happened two weeks later, following a night of drinking with his friends.

When he became verbally abusive, she went to sleep in the car.

On her way out of the home, he kicked and dragged her on the ground, and he then choked her with both hands. The third assault occurred last month.

Adams asked her for a drink, and when she refused to serve him, he pinned her to the couch.

Plastic surgeon designs his perfect bride by performing countless procedures on his wife

Phillip and Anna Craft 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A plastic surgeon in Florida, is proudly showing off his wife as the perfect model for his successful procedures in making women appear more attractive.

47-year-old Phillip Craft, who runs a clinic in Miami, performed countless procedures on his wife Anna, 43, after she gave birth to their two sons.

At first, she was reluctant to undergo the procedures, but after giving birth, her body changed and she wanted to appear more attractive.

Anna is crediting her husband for making her body appear perfect.

Over the course of their marriage, Anna had a breast enlargement procedure, liposuction, enhancements to her backside, waist and abdominal sculpting and Botox, as well as cheek and lip fillers.

All the procedures were performed after the birth of her two sons Aston and Phillip Jr., who are now 11 and 13 years old.

Anna revealed that her husband loves updating his cars and furniture, and her body is no exception. Phillip said that he always tell his potential patients to look at his wife.

Phillip believes that his wife looks better now than when she was 20 years old.

Wife becomes allergic to scent of her husband causing her to live isolated in her own home

Scott and Johanna Watkins 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman in Minnesota, is raising money to build a technologically advanced home after becoming allergic to the scene to of her own husband.

Scott and Johanna Watkins, are a young married couple who have been battling a life threatening illness, which before diagnosis, they had never even heard of.

Johanna of Minneapolis, has a severe, progressive case of Mast Cell Disease, which causes her body to develop life-threatening anaphylactic reactions to just about anything.

She has a current list of over one hundred allergies, including many foods, scents, and various environmental triggers. She has experienced anaphylaxis and been hospitalized more times than they can count.

While they thought their lives couldn't get any worse, a few months ago, Johanna began to develop allergic reactions to the natural chemicals and body odors that people release, including that of her husband.

Although still happily married, the two have been living in separate areas and are unable to be together.

At the moment, her body only tolerates the presence of her siblings, and they have bravely taken on the role of her hands-on caregivers.

There is no known cure for this disease, and its treatment is a complicated puzzle.

For two years, she has been trying various medications without success, and she recently underwent four rounds of chemotherapy in an attempt to stop the progression of the disease.

Unfortunately, chemotherapy was not enough to reign in her broken body. For the past several months, the two made a temporary home in the house of Dan and Lucy Olson.

In order to stay alive and out of constant anaphylaxis, Johanna has been isolated to an upstairs bedroom, fitted with an air-lock and HEPA air filters.

The Olson family has given up all in-home cooking and scented household products. Scott has been living in a basement bedroom.

Due to the life-threatening nature of Johanna's illness and her unknown prognosis, it became clear at the start of the summer that they were in need of a safer, more permanent home.

In order for Johanna to be able to live in the new home, many changes need to be made.

To make the home fully safe for her and a place where others can take care of her, it will need to include separate areas, including a living space for Johanna that contains a one-of-a-kind air filtration system, an allergen-free kitchen utilized only for the preparation of Johanna’s food, and a living space for Scott and any other caregivers while they are in the home.

The severity and life-threatening nature of her countless allergies require that all necessary installations be completed before she is moved into the home.

So far, the couple has raised more than $100,000 nearly reaching their goal of $118,000.

Man rapes and murders 8-year-old girl who was waiting for church bus on porch of her home

Glen Ramey and Sabrina Stauffenberg 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A little girl who was waiting for her church bus to arrive, was kidnapped and raped before being murdered and dumped near a vinegar plant, according to police in Illinois.

Olney police said that they have arrested 53-year-old Glen Ramey, after being accused of raping and killing 8-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg.

Ramey has been charged with first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault. He was booked into the Richland County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Stauffenberg had been on the phone with her grandmother while waiting for the church bus to arrive.

She expressed concern that it was getting late, and the bus has not yet arrived.

Her grandmother then called the church to ask about the delay, but when she tried to call Stauffenberg back, she was unable to reach her.

Ramey approached Stauffenberg on the porch of her home.

Stauffenberg was then abducted and taken to an undisclosed location. Ramey then raped Stauffenberg and killed her.

Stauffenberg's body was found near a vinegar plant Wednesday evening, hours after she disappeared from the porch of her home.

4-year-old boy finds bag of marijuana in pizza shop

Bag of marijuana (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) The father of a young boy was shocked to see his son grabbing a bag full of marijuana in the toilet of a pizza shop, according to police in Indiana.

Evansville police said that the 4-year-old son of Joseph Scott, found the bag of weed at the Cici's Pizza shop located on North Green River.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday evening. Scott and his son were hungry, and went to the pizza shop to get something to eat.

The boy asked to use the toilet, and his father took him to the restroom. Suddenly, the boy grabbed a bag that was on the floor.

Scott pushed his son’s hand away, and told him not to touch it.

Upon closer inspection, Scott realized that the bag contained marijuana. He notified a store employee, and the police were called.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, determined that the bag contains 8 grams of marijuana. A spokesperson for the Cici's Pizza shop said that its employees were not responsible for the bag of marijuana.

Police launched an investigation to find the owner of the marijuana, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Passengers horrified after watching woman open emergency exit door and jumping off plane

Scene on plane following the jumping incident 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries after opening the emergency exit door of a plane and jumping, according to police in Texas.

The incident unfolded on Monday afternoon, after the United Airlines flight landed at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

The commercial plane, Flight 1892, left from New Orleans, Louisiana, earlier in the day. A passenger who was seated next to the woman, began recording the scene on the plane after the woman jumped out.

Passengers feared that the woman might have left something behind on the plane to harm them. However, nothing was found.

The woman suffered severe but non-life threatening injuries.

So far, no charges have been filed. The FBI is investigating the woman, and she will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Hampton Friedman, who was a passenger on the plane, said that the woman acted normal throughout the flight, and the incident came as a shock to everyone on board.

Mother horrified to find naked man in her child’s bedroom early in the morning

Bijan L. Roy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother freaked out and called the police after finding a naked man in her child’s bedroom early in the morning, according to police in Virginia.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 30-year-old Bijan L. Roy, after being accused of walking into his neighbor’s home and going to sleep in the children’s bedroom.

Roy has been charged with burglary, indecent exposure and possession of narcotics. He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention center, pending a bail hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, the mother of the child called police on Saturday around 6:00 a.m., to report a naked man in her child’s bedroom.

Police officers who arrived at the home located on the 45000 block of Cambers Trail Terrace, found Roy naked and asleep in the child’s bedroom.

Roy, who was intoxicated, told police that he was under the influence and accidentally walked into the wrong house.

Man kills driver at stop sign for showing him the middle finger and waiting for 5 seconds

David Garcia (left) and Miguel Baray 
By: Feng Qian

A man who became extremely angry at a driver who showed him the middle finger at a stop sign, turned to violence, according to police in Colorado.

The Denver Police Department said that they have arrested 28-year-old David Garcia, after being accused of killing 28-year-old Miguel Baray.

Garcia has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

He was booked into jail, and he is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the intersection of Kentucky Street and South Irving Street.

Garcia, who was driving a stolen Audi, honked his horn at Baray, who was stopped at a stop sign for about five seconds. In response, Baray showed Garcia the middle finger.

Garcia sped up and pulled to the side of Baray’s vehicle.

Garcia then aimed his gun out the window and pulled the trigger once to prove his point. The bullet hit Baray in the torso.

Baray became unconscious and crashed his vehicle into a parked car. Baray was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Delta bans Trump voter for life and issues refund to all passengers on board flight with him

Delta plane and Donald Trump 
By: Chan Yuan

Delta has announced that it issued refunds to all passengers on board a flight, during which a Trump voter announced that Donald Trump is the president of all people in the United States.

The Trump voter, who was not identified, stood up from his seat during a flight and voiced his support for President Elect Donald Trump.

The man was detained by flight attendants, and after 15 minutes, he was allowed to return to his seat. The incident was recorded on video and uploaded to the Internet.

Delta issued the following statement regarding Flight 248 from Atlanta, Georgia, to Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday: "We are sorry to our customers who experienced this disruption.

“We have followed up with the teams involved, and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight.

“Our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with Delta includes requiring civil behavior from everyone.

“The behavior we see in this video does not square with our training or culture, and follow up will continue so we can better ensure our employees will know they will be fully supported to make the right decisions when these issues arise."

Today, Delta released the following statement: “As you may have heard by now, a video began circulating around the Internet, showing a disruptive passenger on board a Delta flight.

“This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow passengers. After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had, and allowed him to remain on the flight.

“However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.

“Part of being a reliable travel partner and a servant leader is acknowledging our mistakes so we can learn from them and respond more effectively in the future.

“Delta has apologized to the customers on board that flight. We are also refunding those customers the cost of their tickets.”

Married mother of two children has to register as sex offender for having sex with 15-year-old student on airplane

Jill Meldrum-Jones 
By: Wayne Morin

A married mother of two children in the United Kingdom, was jailed for having an ongoing sexual relationship with her student.

Jill Meldrum-Jones, 37, of Warwickshire, committed several offenses against the boy, some of which took place during a flight and on a school trip.

The offenses came to light after rumors of the illicit relationship began circulating in the school, the Coventry Crown Court heard.

Prosecutors said that Meldrum-Jones sent “highly sexualized” messages to the 15-year-old boy. She performed a sex act on the boy and “encouraged him” to perform sex acts on her.

Meldrum-Jones pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual activity with a child and inciting sexual activity.

Judge Philip Gregory sentenced Meldrum-Jones to two years and eight months in prison. She must also register as a sex offender.

Grandson of Fiat billionaire fakes kidnapping to extort money from his family to pay for transgender escort and drugs

Lapo Elkann 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A rich businessman from Italy, faked his own kidnapping in New York, to extort money from his family.

39-year-old Lapo Elkann is a fashion designer and owner of Garage Italia Customs, which customizes luxury cars and private planes for high-end customers.

He is the grandson of billionaire Giovanni Agnelli, who ran the auto company Fiat.

Elkann was invited to the home of 29-year-old transgender escort Curtis McKinstry, who lives in a New York City housing project.

Police said that he snorted cocaine, smoked marijuana and drank alcohol with the escort for two days.

On Saturday, when he ran out of money for drugs and the escort, Elkann called his family rep and claimed that is being held against his will in an apartment in Manhattan, and needed $10,000 to be released.

The family rep then called police, who tracked down Elkann, who then filed a police report. Based on his claims, officers arrested McKinstry on charges of extortion.

However, during their investigation, detectives determined that Elkann faked the kidnapping to extort money from his rich family.

As a result, McKinstry was released from police custody and Elkann was arrested on charges of filing a false police report.

Lawyer who represented Casey Anthony caught trying to smuggle drugs into the United States

Todd Macaluso with Casey Anthony 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A well-known attorney is now on the wrong side of the law for trying to smuggle drugs into the United States.

Todd Macaluso, 54, was part of a team of lawyers who helped Casey Anthony walk free after she was accused of killing her daughter.

Now, he was arrested after investigators said that he hatched a plan to smuggle drugs from Central America into the United States.

New York Police Detective Alexander Sosa of the DEA task force, said that Macaluso, who is a licensed pilot, planned to fly from Haiti to Ecuador, where he was to pick up nearly two tons of cocaine.

From Ecuador, he wanted to fly to Honduras, and later to the United States.

Federal authorities monitored Macaluso, as part of an investigation of drug traffickers who were looking to use planes registered in the United States, to transport drugs.

Macaluso’s co-defendants Carlos Almonte Vasquez and Humberto Osuna Contreras, told police many details about their drug smuggling plans after they were all arrested.

Macaluso is being held at a federal prison the Brooklyn, New York, without bail.

Mother dresses her 9-year-old daughter as Playboy bunny and watches men rape her

Sad child (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A mother was banned from having contact with her daughter after helping men rape her daughter.

The mother of Queensland, Australia, was charged with 17 offenses, including rape, torture and indecent treatment of a child.

The 37-year-old mother is accused of dressing her 9-year-old daughter in a Playboy Bunny dress and ears. She then tied the child up and allowed several of her male friends to rape the girl.

On some occasions, the child was forced to perform sex acts on the men and at other times, she was given a drink “to make her sleep” while the men had sex with her, according to court records.

The mother is also accused of having sex with two men in front of her daughter while allowing another man to rape the girl.

The mother who spent nearly three months at the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, was granted bail this week, at the Southport Magistrates Court.

However, she was ordered to have no contact with her daughter or the witnesses, and she must report to a parole officer twice a week.

The mother’s attorney, Deanne Nicoloso, said that her client “is entitled to the presumption of innocence.”

9-year-old girl dies of heart attack that was caused by worry two days before testifying against her rapist

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A family is angry over the loss of a girl who died due to the stress and pain that she suffered after being sexually assaulted by her friend’s grandfather.

The 9-year-old girl died of a heart attack two days before she was due to give evidence in court against the man who sexually abused her.

The girl, who is known by her initials as YK, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at her home in Izmir, Turkey.

Doctors who tried saving the child’s life, believe that the worry of going to court and facing her abuser was too much for her heart to deal with.

YK had been so traumatized by what happened to her that she stopped attending school and began wetting her bed. The incident occurred four months ago, and she had been seeing a child psychologist.

As the trial approached, she became increasingly anxious to give evidence and have to face her alleged attacker at court.

The family said that YK was at her friend’s house when the two girls had a fight. The friend's grandfather, who was identified as 56-year-old TC, told YK that he was going to give her a doll to cheer her up.

Instead, he took YK into a room alone and sexually abused her.

YK ran home and told her parents what happened. They called the police. The grandfather was arrested before being released on bail, pending the trial.

Her father, named TK, said: “My daughter was very frightened after the harassment. Now, she has lost her life. I will do my best to see that this man is punished.”