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Winter Olympic Record For Free Condoms Goes To PyeongChang 2018

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be distributing 110,000 condoms to the participants who are set to take part in the event starting next week. According to a report by Korea Biomedical Review, the 110,000 condoms would be distributed among 2,925 athletes, which means about 37 condoms for each athlete. The organizers of the event stated that the 2018 Winter Olympics would have the largest number of athletes participating when compared to previous years' events. They also added that wit

Steve Wynn, Bill Cosby To Lose Honorary Degrees From University Of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania on Thursday made an announcement to revoke the honorary degrees of former Penn Trustee Steve Wynn and stand-up comedian Bill Cosby following accusations of sexual misconduct. According to a report by the Daily Pennsylvanian, apart from deciding to revoke Wynn’s honorary degree, which was awarded to him in 2006, the university also removed the name “Wynn" from a signage in the common area outside the Houston Hall. It is also planning to remove his name from a schol

Groundhog Day 2018: Facts, Quotes And History For The Upcoming Annual Ritual

People in the United States and Canada will be gearing up to celebrate the annual Groundhog Day, Friday. The custom is about 130 years old and is celebrated officially in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. The custom says that if the groundhog comes out of its hole after its hibernation period and notices its shadow against the sun, it would go back inside the hole which would mean that winter would last another six weeks. However, if there are clouds in the

US Open To Diplomatic Talks With North Korea Over Denuclearization

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Joseph Yuosang Yun, said Friday that Washington was willing to commence dialogue with North Korea over denuclearization. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, Yun, after his meeting with the Vice Unification Minister of South Korea Chun Hae-sung in Seoul, reportedly stated that he perceived the renewed communication between South and North Korea and the latter sending their delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics this year, as a “

How Bad Is The Current Flu Season? Hospitals Busiest Since 2009 Epidemic

The United States is going through an intense flu season which has resulted in a number of deaths and large number of people of all ages being hospitalized. So how bad is the current flu season in the U.S.? According to a report by Vox, this was the first time in 13 years when the whole of continental U.S. was affected by flu (apart from Hawaii), as shown by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current flu-tracking system. Also, according to a recent report  by the CDC, the f

Are Amusement Parks Safe? Riders Stuck Upside Down In Australia's Movie World

Passengers who took a ride on the newly unveiled Doomsday Destroyer ride in Movie World, Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday were left scared after the ride stopped midway resulting in them hanging upside down for three minutes and 25 seconds. In a video published by 9 News, the passengers could be seen hanging upside down while the ride is static. In the video, a woman could be heard saying, “These guys are actually stuck up there.” Around four people were stuck upside down 21-meters in the a

Half Of NYC School Kitchens, Canteens Have Pests Like Rats, Flies, Roaches

Approximately half of New York City (NYC) school cafeterias which were scrutinized by health officers in 2017 were found to have at least one serious health code violation, according to a report by journalism students from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism on Wednesday. The report which was published on CUNY’s NY City News website stated the report was made by analyzing the data from New York City Health Department which was accessed through the NYC’s freedom

Alligator Eats Baby Gator In East Lake, Florida [Photos]

A photographer took a picture Tuesday which showed a baby alligator being eaten by an adult alligator at East Lake, Florida. According to a report by WTSP, a CBS-affiliated television network, the photographer, Nancy Bloch, was in East Lake on Tuesday searching for eagles for her website, East Lake Wildlife, when she noticed an alligator sunning itself. After that she noticed that the alligator’s mouth was full of something. Moments later she realized that it was another alligator. She clicked

Florida Gymnastics Coach Alexander Katchalov Charged With Child Pornography Possession

A gymnastics coach from Florida was arrested and charged, Tuesday, for possession of child pornography, police authorities said. According to a report by WFLA, an NBC-affiliated television network, Sheriff Grady Judd of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, identified the coach as Alexander Katchalov, 21, who worked at the Elite World Gymnastics Training Complex situated on State Road 33 North in Lakeland. Katchalov taught gymnastics to children between ages three and 15, both in group an

How Body Cameras Affect Police Behavior, With More Officers Are Wearing Them

New York City (NYC) Mayor, Bill de Blasio, speeded up the process to deploy body cameras on New York Police Department (NYPD) officers via an announcement Tuesday, where he stated that all patrol officers would wear Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) by the end of 2018, which is a year ahead of schedule. According to a report by New York Post, de Blasio said, “By ensuring all patrol officers are outfitted with these essential, modern policing tools a year faster than originally planned, we’re helping to

Guantanamo Bay Prison Facts: Trump Signs Executive Order To Keep It Open

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to keep the military prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open. The executive order titled “Presidential Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists,” stated that a previous executive order which ordered the closedown of the United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was “revoked.” It added that the “detention operations” at the prison facility would take place in accordance with the U.S. and internat

Lawmakers Urged To Pass Child Victims Act Amid Ongoing #MeToo Movement

Survivors of child sexual abuse stressed on state lawmakers in Albany, New York, on Tuesday to take note of the message spread by the #MeToo movement and pass the Child Victims Act. According to a report by New York Daily News, the survivors stated that the exposure of high profile sexual abuse cases which included the recent Larry Nassar sexual abuse case signaled the need for the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, to pass the Child Victims Act. Bridie Farrell, a sexual abuse survivo

Woman Accused Of Killing Her Twin Sister In Hawaii Goes On Trial

The murder trial of a woman accused of allegedly killing her twin sister by driving off a cliff on purpose in Hawaii in 2016, commenced on Monday. According to a report by ABC News, Alexandria Duval, 39, drove on Hana Highway, Maui, Hawaii, on May. 29, 2016, with her twin sister, Anastasia Duval in the passenger seat and the car went down a cliff. Alexandria survived the approximately 200-foot fall but Anastasia died on the spot. Alexandria was charged with second-degree murder to which she pl

Kremlin Report: How US Treasury Department Prepared The Oligarchs' List

The United States Department of the Treasury released a list Monday consisting of the names of Russian oligarchs, senior Kremlin and government officials and chief executive officers (CEOs) of state companies, perceived to have close relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to a report by Bloomberg, the U.S. Treasury Department, State Department and the Director of National Intelligence were responsible for the list which named "the most senior foreign political figures and ol

Georgia Police Chief's Son Charged With Murder For Killing Step-Child With Belt

The son of a Georgia police chief was charged with murder, Monday, after fatally beating his 3-year-old stepson with a belt. According to a report by Fox News, Joshua David Richards, 21, injured the child, Brentley Gore, by using a belt. Brentley had multiple skull fractures and was admitted to a hospital early last week. After efforts trying to revive him failed, Brentley died Sunday afternoon. According to a report by WXIA, an NBC-affiliated television network, police captain Keith Shaddix o

Brooklyn School's Second Sexual Assault Victim Criticizes Education Department Officials

Another former student of Teachers Preparatory High School, Brooklyn, New York, who was sexually assaulted in the school came forward and criticized the city’s Education Department officials, Monday, after reading a previous report which stated the school punished a student who was gang-raped within the premises in 2016. According to an exclusive report by New York Daily News, the woman, 21, whose name is being withheld was sexually assaulted in the school in 2010 when she was 14-years-old. Th

Man Dies At Trampoline Park In Canada, Raising Safety Concerns

A father of two died Saturday in an accident at a trampoline facility in Richmond, Canada, raising questions about safety regulations deployed by the park. Jay Greenwood, 46, a resident of Victoria, British Columbia, was injured around 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. EST) at the Extreme Air Park in Richmond. According to the police authorities, Greenwood fell into a foam pit while “allegedly performing a series of acrobatic maneuvers.” Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cpl. Dennis Hwang said in a statem

Thornton Shooting Update: Deputy Heath Gumm Dead, One Suspect Arrested, Two Absconding

A deputy of Adams County Sheriff’s Office was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to an assault in Thornton, Colorado. The deputy officer was shot in several times in the chest by a suspect, sheriff's spokeswoman Amanda Overton said. She added the incident took place at 8700 block of Dawson Street around 7 p.m. UTC (2 p.m. EST). Two suspects involved in the assault were absconding, while one was taken into custody by the police. Overton confirmed the Sheriff’s Office was responding to an a

NYPD Detective Convicted Of Perjury In Fake Drug Case Against Innocent Man

A New York Police Department (NYPD) detective was convicted Wednesday by a Queens jury of making a hoax drug case against an innocent man who had to spend seven weeks inside a Rikers Island prison. According to a report by New York Daily News, Detective Kevin Desormeau was held guilty of the crime. He was one of the two police officers accused of planting the case. The other officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. The report said Desormeau sat without expressing any feelings when found guilty o

Recently Surfaced Letter Suggests Alcatraz Escapees Might Have Survived

A recently surfaced letter allegedly written by one of the escapees of Alcatraz prison in 1962, suggested all three prison escapees might have survived after making the daring escape from the highly secured prison. According to a report by KPIX, a CBS-affiliated television station, the letter was exclusively obtained by the station from an un-named source. The letter said: "My name is John Anglin. I escape from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years old a

China Developing Advanced Aircraft Capable Of Detecting Stealth Planes, Including F-35, F-22

China is developing a reconnaissance aircraft equipped with a radar system which would help spot enemy stealth planes, stated Chinese military observers. According to a report by South China Morning Post, the Chinese state media confirmed Monday that the country was constructing its first carrier-borne early-warning aircraft called KJ-600. The plane would be launched from the country’s new aircraft carrier, the report stated. According to Chinese military observers, the KJ-600 will be equipped

Man Walks Into Neighbor’s Home, Mistakes It For His Own, Kills Neighbor

A man from Missouri was charged for fatally choking his neighbor after mistaking the victim’s home for his own, thinking the latter was an intruder, Friday. Michael G. Augustine, 43, a resident of Raytown, Missouri, was charged with first degree involuntary manslaughter for killing Clifton King, 60, WDAF, a Fox-affiliated television station, reported. According to accounts given by neighbors, Augustine who was King’s neighbor and lived further down the block, thought the victim’s house to be h

Rikers Island Inmate Joseph Foster Died After Alleged Neglect Of Medical Care

A Riker’s Island inmate died earlier this month after the jail staff allegedly delayed the process of getting him proper medical care, reports stated. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the inmate identified as Joseph Foster, 51, who was kept at the Eric M. Taylor Center at Bronx, New York, requested medical help from the jail officials after suffering from a headache. He also complained of numb feeling on the left side of his body. According to New York City Department of Corre

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Reliability Not Improving, Defense Department Report Says

The efforts made to enhance the reliability of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 planes have gone “stagnant” due to various reasons, which included aircrafts having to wait for long intervals to get spare parts from the contractor, Pentagon’s testing office stated. The Defense Department's new director of operational testing, Robert Behler, said, in a yearly report presented to senior Pentagon leaders and congressional committees Tuesday, the availability of F-35 jets for a mission remained “around 50 per

Lockheed Martin Plans To Make F-35 Fighter Jets In India

American global aerospace, defense and security company Lockheed Martin proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter planes in India, which would provide the latter a chance to become part of the world’s biggest fighter aircraft ecosystem. Lockheed Martin’s vice president of strategy and business development, Vivek Lall, said during an interview with the Press Trust of India (PTI), “We plan to introduce two new words into the lexicon of international fighter aircraft manufacturing: 'India'

North Indian Village Residents Mistake Human Waste For A Meteor

Residents of a north Indian village were in for a shock when a rock that fell out of the sky, which they believed was a meteor, Saturday turned out to human waste a plane jettisoned while flying over the area. The feces was discarded in Fazilpur Badli village, situated in the city of Gurgaon in the state of Haryana, the Indian Express, a daily Indian newspaper, reported. When the human waste landed on the ground, the residents mistook it for a meteor and said it had come “shooting out of the sk

‘Serial Stowaway’ Woman Arrested For Flying To London Without Ticket

A woman infamous for her history of stowing away on commercial flights made it past two Transportation Security Administration Agents (TSA) at the O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, by hiding her face with her hair Jan 13. She then slept overnight at the airport after which she boarded a flight to London without a ticket the next day, prosecutors said Saturday. Marilyn Hartman, 66, a resident of 100 block of Hamelitz Court, Grayslake, Chicago, faces a felony theft charge for traveling to Un

Barry And Honey Sherman Update: Billionaires Murdered By Multiple Killers, Investigators Say

When billionaire Toronto couple Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead on Dec. 15, with their bodies seated in an upright position on the floor of their basement, the case was ruled as a murder-suicide. However, the family's investigators now believe that it was a double homicide by multiple killers. According to an anonymous source, private investigators discovered evidence that showed both Sherman and Honey’s necks were wrapped with leather belts, which were then knotted around a handrail si

Delta Air Lines Will Need Certification Of Pet’s Behavior, New Regulations State

Delta Air Lines will soon ask for more information about the service and emotional support animals travelling with passengers, before deciding whether the pet can fly with its owner. According to a report released on the airline’s website, the above decision was taken due to low levels of regulations which had resulted in serious safety risks for the passengers involving untrained pets traveling on the flight. The report further stated the new guidelines will be applicable from March 1. Accord

Couple Who Survived Las Vegas Shooting Will Get A Free Marriage Ceremony

A couple who survived the Las Vegas shooting massacre in October 2017 will get a free wedding later this year, as the bills of the ceremony will be borne by a California-based organization. According to a report by WBBH-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station, Jordanne Barr and Jordan Adamczyk will marry Oct. 6, 2018, and the whole ceremony would be sponsored by the Fairy Godmother Foundation, that provides free weddings to couples who they think deserve it due to life-changing circumstances.