Cat Chaos Ensues Once Leaping Fish Gets Combative

Ashley Hoffman Cats have a reputation for intimidating and, of course, eating fish. But as the proverb goes turnabout is fair play, and at least two cats are now well aware of that. Because in a clip posted to Reddit on Tuesday morning — where it naturally made a lot of people laugh — shows what happens when a large fish in a sink full of water leaps out at a pair of cats on the counter. In summary, you might say that they lose their perch. In the video, the two curious furballs can be seen suspiciously staring down … Continue reading Cat Chaos Ensues Once Leaping Fish Gets Combative

‘Look at the Size of That Thing.’ Colorado Sheriff Department’s Confusing Boulder Description is Ruling Social Media

Madeleine Carlisle Language is, in many respects, subjective, and adjectives in particular are always up for interpretation. A “short” haircut can mean something very different to a salongoer and their hairdresser; “simple” instructions for flatpack furniture clearly read differently to many retailers than they do folks tasked with assembling their bookcases or nesting tables. Descriptions of scale can be a challenge, specifically — which the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office in Telluride, Colorado has now learned the “hard” way after a tweet advising a road hazard went viral. (Don’t worry, the burns were “soft.”) On Monday, a Twitter account for the … Continue reading ‘Look at the Size of That Thing.’ Colorado Sheriff Department’s Confusing Boulder Description is Ruling Social Media

After Ukraine Interview Spat, State Dept. Bans NPR Reporter From Travel With Pompeo

Associated Press (WASHINGTON) — The State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s plane for an upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia, the decision coming a few days after Pompeo lashed out at another NPR reporter. NPR said in a statement Monday that correspondent Michele Kelemen wasn’t given a reason for being barred from the flight. The State Department declined to comment. The State Department Correspondents’ Association said the decision to deny Kelemen a seat on Pompeo’s plane led it to conclude that “the State Department is retaliating” against NPR. … Continue reading After Ukraine Interview Spat, State Dept. Bans NPR Reporter From Travel With Pompeo

Michigan Priest Handed Jail Sentence On ‘False Imprisonment’ Charge After Bubble-Wrapping Teen Boy

ED WHITE / AP (DETROIT) — A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment. The Rev. Brian Stanley appeared in Allegan County court, two months after pleading guilty in a deal with the attorney general’s office. He was initially charged with false imprisonment. Stanley was accused of wrapping a boy in bubble wrap and tape in 2013 in a janitor’s room at St. Margaret Church. The boy’s eyes and mouth were also covered while he was left alone for an hour, according to the attorney … Continue reading Michigan Priest Handed Jail Sentence On ‘False Imprisonment’ Charge After Bubble-Wrapping Teen Boy

U.K. Government Approves Huawei For 5G Mobile Networks, With Some Restrictions

Associated Press (LONDON) — Britain decided Tuesday to allow Huawei to build aspects of its new high-speed mobile network, in a setback for the U.S., which has been pushing allies to ban the Chinese company. The government said it is excluding “high risk” companies from supplying the sensitive “core” parts of the new fifth-generation, or 5G, networks. But it will allow high risk suppliers to provide up to 35% of the less risky radio access network. The announcement did not mention any companies by name but said “high risk vendors are those who pose greater security and resilience risks to … Continue reading U.K. Government Approves Huawei For 5G Mobile Networks, With Some Restrictions

As State Department Offers U.S. Citizens Flight From Wuhan, Some Americans Choose to Stay Behind

DAKE KANG / AP (BEIJING) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind. It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez, 28, and his girlfriend have hunkered down in their apartment for the past five days. They’ve argued. They’ve fretted over missed food deliveries. They’ve dubbed their Labrador, Chubby, “Apocalypse Dog,” venturing out for short walks on deserted streets only after fitting him with a mask. But Perez won’t leave because his girlfriend, a Chinese citizen, … Continue reading As State Department Offers U.S. Citizens Flight From Wuhan, Some Americans Choose to Stay Behind

Suspect Handcuffed With His Arms Behind His Back Shot and Killed in Police Cruiser

Time (TEMPLE HILLS, Md.) — A man who had been handcuffed with his arms behind his back by police in Maryland was shot and killed inside an officer’s cruiser. Prince George’s County police officers responded Monday night to reports that a driver had struck multiple vehicles near the Temple Hills community, spokeswoman Christina Cotterman told news outlets during a news conference. When officers located the driver, they smelled PCP and believed the man was under the influence, Cotterman said. The suspect was buckled into the front passenger seat of the vehicle, which Cotterman said is normal for Prince George’s County … Continue reading Suspect Handcuffed With His Arms Behind His Back Shot and Killed in Police Cruiser