CIA cans K9 trainee that flunks smell test

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Date: October 22nd, 2017

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ciaA dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn’t her line of work.

“A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors,” the CIA said in a statement.

In CIA photos, Lulu appears to be a black Labrador retriever.

Just like people trying to learn something new, dogs have good days and bad days.

But Lulu never got into bomb-sniffing…  More

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Woman Dies After Getting Head Stuck in Window Bars While Poking it Out For a Smoke

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Date: October 22nd, 2017

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barsA woman in Cheltenham, England died after getting her head stuck between decorative bars in her apartment window.

Her daughter noted that she did not like to smoke inside the house to keep it clean, and she apparently stuck her head out through her top-floor apartment window to grab a quick smoke.

She had also been drinking, and this is believed to have contributed to her inability to free herself once she became stuck.

She then choked to death between the arc of the bars.

The strangest part of all is that her daughter said that an Indian fortuneteller…   More

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Firefighting Goats Devour Fuel Across the West Before it can Burn

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Date: October 22nd, 2017

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goatsRoslyn, Washington – After one of the worst fire seasons in recent memory in the Pacific Northwest this summer—with the unforgettable smoke-pocalypse that socked in the region with thick smoke for weeks—a new tool is being added fight against wildfires: goats.

“More and more, people are looking at goats as a tool for fire suppression,” said Craig Madsen of Healing Hooves, a company based in Edwall, Washington, that maintains a herd of about 250 goats that are used for natural vegetation management.

The goats bleated loudly and walked towards Madsen as we approached the plot of land where the herd was busy grazing.  More

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Store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

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Date: October 22nd, 2017

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spamHONOLULU — Cans of Spam have become a common item that’s being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities.

Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in the city, said shoplifters have typically targeted alcohol in the past, but recently more cans of Spam have gone missing, Hawaii News Now reported .

“I mean you try to keep an eye on it, but if they run, you just can’t leave the counter and chase them,” Long said. “So you just got to take the hit.”

Honolulu police said they took a report of a man lifting a case of the canned meat from a store earlier this month.  More

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Candidate falls for hoax, proposes drug-sniffing police bunnies

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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rabbitWhen asked about drugs at a Phoenixville mayoral forum, Republican nominee Dave Gautreau proposed that, if elected, he would look into getting drug-sniffing bunnies for the borough police department.

Though it seems like a harebrained idea, Gautreau was as serious as the killer rabbit of Caerbannog.

“I was dead-serious,” he said of the idea he presented at the Thursday forum. “I would not make a joke about a rabbit if I did not believe it to be true.”

Residents wary of the proposal did what the candidate did not do: They hopped on the internet.

A quick search clearly reveals the joke. The fuzz at the police department in Amherst, N.Y., proposed narcotics rabbits on their Facebook page as an April Fool’s joke in 2016 and a satire page called People of Lancaster posted a fake article about Lancaster police getting drug-sniffing bunnies in March 2016.  More

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Man killed by rock that smashed through his windshield after teens threw it off an overpass

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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rockThe fiancee of the 32-year-old man who was tragically killed by a rock that smashed through his windshield has spoken out.

‘He was a good man and a good father,’ said Amy Cagle who tearfully explained how she had to tell her son, five, his dad, Kenneth Andrew White, was killed on Interstate 75 in Michigan.

‘For some senseless act, for it to be just a rock, just to take him so soon,’ she said to WBTV.

White was on his way home from a construction job when tragedy struck. He was riding in the passenger seat of a van that was traveling on Interstate 75.

Police said that 20 rocks had already been thrown before the two men made their way down the highway, hitting four cars that pulled over and alerted law enforcement.

‘I just don’t understand what a person could be thinking to even want to do something like that,’ added the man’s sister, Alicia Waskoski.  More

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Former Mrs. America stole $5,500 from Macy’s in a price tag switching scheme

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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mrsA former Mrs. America from Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on expensive clothes has been sentenced to two years of probation and 10 days of community service.

A jury in August convicted 51-year-old Jennifer Kline, of Wayzata, Minnesota, on one felony count of theft by swindle following a week-long trial stemming from events that took place in November 2015.

The 1989 Mrs. America Pageant-winner, 51, was found guilty of stealing more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from the department store chain.

Authorities say Kline bought items from the Southdale Macy’s and attached those tags to clothes she owned.

She returned them with the altered price tags to the Mall of America Macy’s for the large refund on her credit card.

Kline asked for leniency during Wednesday’s sentencing because…  More 

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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson where woman baby powder caused ovarian cancer

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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babyA judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago.

Nelson also ruled that there wasn’t convincing evidence that Johnson & Johnson acted with malice and the award for damages was excessive.

The decision will be appealed even though Eva Echeverria has died, said her attorney, Mark Robinson Jr.

‘We will continue to fight on behalf of all women who have been impacted by this dangerous product,’ he said in a statement.  More

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Private jet demand soars to highest level ever

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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jetFed-up passengers are ditching commercial airlines and flying by private jet in the highest numbers ever, new research has revealed.

They are giving up cramped middle seats and long check-in queues for the luxury of driving straight up to their aircraft before being whisked away immediately.

According to a study by aviation specialist WingX Advance there were 78,785 private jet departures in August – a surge of 5.5 per cent compared with the same period in 2016.

Entrepreneur Jamie Waller, who has taken dozens of private jet flights, told The Times: ’Being able to go back when you like and be in the air within 20 minutes, and the flexibility of being able to send an SMS to tell the pilot that I’m going to have a later lunch and I want to leave at seven rather than five is what makes it so easy to use.  More

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Priscilla Presley, 72, becomes the latest celebrity to quit Scientology

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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elvisPriscilla Presley has become the latest celebrity to walk away from the controversial Church of Scientology, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Presley, 72, who has been a member of the religious sect which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta as members, told friends she had quit the religion after nearly four decades.

‘I’ve had enough. I’m done,’ said Presley, who recently dated singer Tom Jones. She is believed to have joined Scientology after the death of husband Elvis.

‘Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977 and that’s how she ended up in the church,’ a source said. ‘She has been in it ever since and she raised her daughter Lisa Marie in it.’

Priscilla Presley has become the latest celebrity to walk away from the controversial Church of Scientology, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Presley, 72, who has been a member of the religious sect which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta as members, told friends she had quit the religion after nearly four decades.

‘I’ve had enough. I’m done,’ said Presley, who recently dated singer Tom Jones. She is believed to have joined Scientology after the death of husband Elvis.

‘Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977 and that’s how she ended up in the church,’ a source said. ‘She has been in it ever since and she raised her daughter Lisa Marie in it.’

Others have accused the secretive church of …  More

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Extremely Bloody And Violent Fate Of ‘ISIS Poster Girl’ Comes Out

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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isisThe ugly end for a teenage girl from Austria who ran away to join ISIS has been revealed.

Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, fled their homes and traveled to Syria in April 2014.

The girls appeared on ISIS websites holding AK-47s, surrounded by groups of armed men.

In October 2014, Kesinovic allegedly wanted to escape, having been appalled by the terrorist group’s killings.

A Tunisian woman and former ISIS member who lived with the two Austrian teens in Raqqa, Syria, ISIS’ unofficial capital, said the girls were used…  More 

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4 essential reasons marriage might be becoming obsolete

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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marThere’s no doubt: Fewer people are making a commitment to marriage.

Barely “more than half of adults in the U.S. say they’re living with a spouse,” writes Jay Zagorsky, an economist at The Ohio State University.

“It is the lowest share on record, and down from 70 percent in 1967.”

What’s behind the trend?

“Some blame widening U.S. income and wealth inequality,” Zagorsky writes.

“Others point the finger at the fall in religious adherence or cite the increase in education and income of women, making women choosier about whom to marry.

Still others focus on rising student debt and rising housing costs, forcing people to put off marriage.

Finally some believe marriage is simply an old, outdated tradition that is no longer necessary.”

However, Zagorsky writes, none of these factors alone can explain the trend…  More

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Man accused of fake ID use found hiding in trash can

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Date: October 21st, 2017

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trashWILMINGTON, Delaware – Authorities say a man accused of trying to rent a car in Delaware using fake identification was caught hiding in a trash can.

Delaware State Police said 23-year-old Davontae Williams tried to rent a car from Enterprise Car Rental in Wilmington on Wednesday.

Police say employees realized Williams matched the description of someone suspected of attempting to use a fake ID earlier that day at another Enterprise location.

Police say Williams fled when a trooper…  More

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Babysitter gave XANAX to toddler

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Date: October 20th, 2017

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sitterAn Ohio woman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the death of a toddler to whom she gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and left alone to shop and to meet a friend at the movies.

Summer Shalodi, 32, apologized in a Lorain County courtroom Thursday and admitted giving 17-month-old Nadia Gibbons the drug while babysitting on December 13, 2015.

Shalodi, of Westlake, Ohio, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter instead of murder in a plea deal.

Shalodi also pleaded guilty to…   More

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The top 10 passwords used that can be deciphered in less than a SECOND

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Date: October 20th, 2017

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passWe all need to be more conscious of cyber security if we don’t want our identities stolen or bank accounts drained, but how long would it take a hacker to crack your passwords?

Tech experts from online electrical retailer AO.com have revealed the ten most commonly used passwords in the UK from the last year, including qwerty and 123123, would take an expert less than one second to crack.

While some people think they’re safe by choosing…  More

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