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A Gallup Poll found that 61% of Americans say they’re better off today than they were when President Trump took office. The other 39% would NEVER admit it because they don’t want to lose their Facebook friends.
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A drunken passenger who caused a plane to be diverted after attempting to eat his mobile phone when a woman rejected his advances is facing time behind bars. 44-year-old Matthew Flaherty was on an easyJet flight from Manchester Airport to Keflavik, Iceland, when he pulled a bottle of gin from his bag and began swigging it straight. He started flirting with a female passenger but after she ignored him, he told her to “F off” and screamed he was “going to kill her family.” Cabin crew members urged him to calm down and go back to his seat but Flaherty turned on them shouting death threats. EasyJet staff alerted the pilot to the escalating incident, who took the precaution of locking the cockpit door and diverting the plane to Edinburgh Airport, ruining the holidays of 142 passengers on board. As the flight began its descent, he started pulling apart his mobile phone and chewed the electrical parts. Flaherty pleaded guilty to conducting himself in a disorderly manner and failing to comply with cabin crew instructions. He also admitted to acting in a manner likely to endanger the aircraft, along with a third charge of shouting, swearing, and uttering threats of violence. He is due to be sentenced on March 9th. (https://bit.ly/2Sn3hM4)
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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Keenan Thompson has signed on to host The White House Correspondents Dinner. (https://bit.ly/39JqgXK)
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The World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus is now a bigger threat than terrorism. (https://bit.ly/37m2fo3)
NEWS HEADLINES.... FROM SOMEWHERE IN THIS WORLD!
Dateline.... ChinaThe World Health Organization announced that 69,000 people have now been infected with coronavirus globally. (https://bit.ly/2HtYBOq)
China has seen a huge spike in coronavirus cases this week.(https://bit.ly/38s2Eqh)
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A man has been arrested after being accused of accessing his neighbor’s Amazon account and ordering items using her credit card information, according to an arrest affidavit. On Sunday, Austin Police Department responded to a call at the Groves South Lamar Apartment complex located at 360 S. Lamar Blvd. Upon arrival, the officer was greeted by the victim. She told police that she had received a package from Amazon that she didn’t order, even though no one had permission to use her account or credit card. Later that evening, the victim received another email confirming a second order from Amazon, which she says she was able to cancel and have her money refunded. She was uncertain of when her account had been accessed but told police she suspected it was when she had logged on from her community apartment computer. Attached to the original package was delivery instructions, which advised the Amazon deliverer to call a foreign number once they arrived. Officers used this number to contact Timothy Simpkins, 41, who was posing under the victim’s name. Officers informed him that they had the packages and Simpkins gave them his location, still under the impression that the officer was the delivery driver. APD arrived to Simpkins’ location and was eventually arrested and charged with felony credit card abuse and his bail was set at $7,500. Police also say that Simpkins admitted to the crime.
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An argument between two Michigan moms escalated into a physical fight Monday morning at an Ann Arbor middle school. Police say that the women started arguing around 9:00 a.m. on February 10th inside Slauson Middle School. The disagreement stemmed from the mothers’ children not getting along. Verbal sparring turned into a physical altercation around 9:20 a.m. The fight was during a dance recital for National African American Parent Involvement Day. The fight was not racially motivated, but the school was placed in a “soft lockdown,” Ann Arbor Public Schools spokesman Andrew Cluley said. Cluley added that the school routine resumed quickly after the police response. Both parents were not arrested but are being interviewed by police, and the investigation is ongoing. (https://bit.ly/37gZtAh)
FAKE NEWS.... OR FLORIDA?!
I read a headline and Heidi (and you) need to guess if the story is FAKE NEWS or something that really happened in the state of FLORIDA.
A Tampa Bay contractor faked his own death to avoid paying his customers back for renovations he never performed ….. FLORIDA (https://bit.ly/2sEYbye)
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