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A British Survey found that 1 in 4 teenage suicides involves the use of the internet. (https://bit.ly/2IyZiJA)
Emma Thompson announced yesterday that she is leaving the animated comedy “Luck” as the result of studio Skydance Animation's hiring of John Lasseter. Lasseter previously headed Pixar, but was let go in response to accusations that he sexually harassed female colleagues. Thompson was to voice a character in “Luck.”SCOOP OF THE DAY: Brought to you by BetterCreditCards.net
Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back. Tulsa police say no one was hurt. The driver jumped out of the back when he felt his rig move and a trail of sodas spilled out as the truck drove off. Police say Steven Hart told them he was trying to get to the airport after an argument with his girlfriend. The girlfriend says he was searching for her. Police say that when they caught up to the truck stopped in traffic, Hart jumped out and started to run off. Hart was arrested as the rig rolled into the back of a school bus. No children were aboard. Hart is being held on pending charges that include larceny and attempted escape from the county jail as he was being booked into custody. (https://bit.ly/2BO1vew)
A federal judge in Houston ruled that a military draft that applies only to men is unconstitutional. Judge Gray H. Miller of Federal District Court in the Southern District of Texas said that excluding women is no longer justified because they can now serve in combat roles just as men do. A draft hasn't existed in the U.S. for more than 40 years, but all American men to register when they turn 18 in case a draft is reinstated.
A 71-year-old California man who was wrongfully convicted for killing an ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in 1978 has reached a $21 million settlement with the city of Simi Valley. Craig Coley was sentenced to life in prison without parole and spent 39 years behind bars. He was pardoned in 2017 by California’s then-governor, Jerry Brown, based on exculpatory DNA evidence found by investigators.
A Florida community was rattled on Monday after spotting a man traveling around downtown Jacksonville Beach with a large venomous snake in his arms. Several locals reported the unusual — and admittedly frightening — sighting to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, who then sent several officers to the scene. Upon arrival, the police officers asked the man, who has not been named, to carefully place the reptile in the back of a patrol car as they awaited backup from wildlife officials. A Jacksonville Beach Police Department said, “He says that he found it and God compelled him to keep him safe from traffic.” Eventually, handlers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrived to remove the snake from the vehicle and relocate it to a nearby wooded area. No one was injured in the process. (https://fxn.ws/2TTwpJb)
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High Heels Were First Designed for Men. Though closely identified as a female fashion symbol, high heels were first designed for men. At the end of the 16th century, Persian-inspired style was all the rage in Europe, and heels were seen as being virile and masculine—and a great way to boost your height a few inches.
A Georgia McDonald’s customer was arrested for disorderly conduct last week after she flew into a rage over her apple pie not being ready soon enough. Ana Luisa Guity-Baltazar went to the Covington, Georgia McDonald’s location for the sweet treat. When she ordered, she was reportedly told there would be a five-minute wait before the pie would be ready. According to Fox5 Atlanta, the woman expected to receive the snack for free, because of the wait. When employees informed her she would still have to pay, she became aggressive. A police officer said she, “Starts screaming and using profanity at the employee, aggressively walking toward her, punching her fist into her hand.” The police were called to the fast food location and arrested the customer for disorderly conduct – a reported $837 citation. (https://fxn.ws/2T1UAsz)
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