Two donkeys are under careful watch after being suspected of mauling a 65-year-old Hungarian man, iScienceTimes reported.
Sandor Horvath, a retired firefighter, was riding his motorcycle near Budapest when the donkeys pulled him off, bit him and trampled him to death. Police said Horvath was likely dragged more than 150 feet before he died.
His injuries were so brutal that investigators initially thought he had been attacked by wolves, according to the Huffington Post.
His body was taken to the medical examiner for autopsy. His cause of death will determine the fate of the donkeys. It is not known whether the man had any interaction with the donkeys beforehand, or whether the donkeys have any history of aggressive behavior.
In August 2012, the mayor of Hollywood Park, Texas suffered a similar fate. Bill Bohlke was found on his ranch about 50 yards from his truck after a donkey attacked him, according to MySanAntonio.
Investigators never determined what triggered the donkey at Bohlke's ranch, but local police said that donkeys are known for their aggression and meanness and are "sometimes triggered by a female in heat."
Police are waiting for Horvath's autopsy results to determine what to do with the donkeys, which came from a neighboring lot. The animals will be under surveillance for at least a week.
Former Massachusetts lawmaker Stephen W. Doran was charged Wednesday with drug trafficking after allegedly receiving a package containing more than 400 grams of methamphetamine at a charter school where he worked as a math and English tutor, authorities said.
Like something right out of a "Breaking Bad" script, Doran has been battling stage III cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. The hit AMC series follows the character Walter White, a science teacher with terminal cancer who becomes a meth cook and trafficker, ostensibly to leave his family money.
Doran, 57, left the Match Charter Public Middle School with the package, which had been mailed through the United States Postal Service. State troopers had already received "information that [Doran] might receive a package," and pulled him over and opened the package.
Police found two heat-sealed baggies containing 480 grams of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. Authorities searched Doran's home and found a further 38 grams of the highly-addictive stimulant, $10,000 in cash, a digital scale and "other items consistent with drug distribution."
In total, prosecutors estimate the total street value of the seized drugs to be about $50,000.
Doran, a Democrat, served as state representative from 1980 and 1994, focused on "budgetary issues, consumer protection, drug/alcohol abuse, economic development, education, elderly affairs, employment, environmental issues, housing, local aid, social services, and women's issues," according to state records.
If Doran posts $10,000 cash bail, he will be required to wear a GPS device and remain home, except in the case of medical appointments. If convicted, Doran would serve at least eight and up to 20 years in prison.
Match Charter Public Middle School wrote in a statement that Doran had passed a criminal background check prior to being hired. Doran is no longer employed at the school, and officials do not believe other staff are involved.
A Bronx tour company has shut down its "Ghetto gawker" tours taking people to see soup kitchen lines and public houses after media and political exposure sparked a wave of outrage online.
The now-deleted website for Real Bronx Tours offered "a ride through a real New York City ghetto," a phrase that caught the attention of the Bronx Tourism Council.
“I was incredibly disturbed by what I saw,” Olga Luz Tirado, the executive director of the Bronx Tourism Council, told PIX 11.
The sight-seeing trips, which cost $45 a person, appealed mostly to white Europeans and Australians, the Post reported.
Tirado said she expected a "Real Bronx Tour" to feature stops at sights like the Bronx Zoo or the New York Botanical Gardens, but was dismayed when a staffer went on a tour incognito and discovered its true nature.
Tourguide Lynn Battaglia would instead take them -- safely inside a bus, of course -- to Grand Course, a rough approximation of Paris's Champs-Elysées, St. Ann's Episcopalian Church, where the poor lined up for food pantry handouts, and St. Mary's Park, which was a deadly spot when New York suffered under much higher crime rates.
"If it were 1980 and you said to me, ‘Lynn, I want to die.’ My answer would be, ‘You’re in the right neighborhood,’” Battaglia said.
Local leaders were furious, and anger began to mount as word spread on social media.
@thepatches I can not form words to express my confusion over the "Bronx Ghetto" tour— Rebecca Roach (@sorakirei) May 21, 2013
GTFOH VIDEO! White company takes tourists on GHETTO BUS TOUR to show how POOR BLACKS folks live... ow.ly/lfA5t— MediaQUICKY (@mediaquicky) May 21, 2013
New Low! Company makes money with new "Mock the Poor Tour" in NYC. "Oh, look at 'em going into a soup kitchen, lol." alternet.org/news-amp-polit…— TeriInk✒ (@TeriInk) May 21, 2013
“We are more than happy to welcome tours to our community that celebrate the rich culture and history of our neighborhoods, but using the Bronx to sell a so-called ‘ghetto’ experience to tourists is completely unacceptable,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in a statement.
Although Real Bronx Tours has caved, Bronx residents say they owe the people they exploited an apology.
Historical Bronx Tours owner Alexandra Maruri has a suggestion for these misguided guides.
“I actually would like to offer a tour to the “Real Bronx Tours” to give them a REAL tour of the Bronx,” Maruri said, hoping a view of the borough's historical neighborhoods would set them straight.
More than a few people pointed out the irony of politically correct outrage over the tours, when, in fact, these kinds of sight-seeing trips -- sometimes called "reality tours" -- take place in slums all over the world.
this tour company leading "ghetto" tours is disgusting, but y'all realize this happens all over the world, right? bit.ly/10DEMJl— she was a showgirl (@mslooola) May 20, 2013
Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason Sudeikis in their new movie, "We're the Millers." Aniston plays a stripper, reminding everyone that the 44-year-old still has it.
The trailer shows Aniston as a stripper that signs on to smuggle "a smidge of pot" across the Mexican border with Sudeikis' character, whom she meets while giving a lap dance. Together, they create a fake family to avoid suspicion.
The "Friends" star spoke to Chelsea Handler on "Chelsea Lately" on playing a stripper -- while she didn't get fully nude in the film, she wears several sets of lingerie. At some point, she layered three bras atop one another for the role.
Ed Helms, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman and Will Poulter join the all-star cast. "We're the Millers" opens in theaters on Aug. 9.
In remarks during mass on Wednesday, Pope Francis surprised many by saying that even atheists can be as good as Catholics if they "do good."
The Pope recounted a passage from the Gospel of Mark, and shared the story of a priest who told a skeptical Catholic that all people can be redeemed, even atheists, as long as they "do good and do not do evil."
"Father, the atheists?," the skeptical Catholic responded. "Even the atheists. Everyone!" the Pope quoted the priest as saying, adding that "we must meet one another doing good."
Francis said the disciples "were a little intolerant." They complained, "if he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good." The Pope explained that Jesus corrected them, "Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good."
The Pope has strengthened his message of uniting not just non-Catholic believers of other faiths, but nonbelievers as well, in stark contrast to his predecessors. "Just do good" he said, "and we'll find a meeting point."
Catholic Online went so far as to say that "atheists can go do good and go to Heaven too," concluding that atheists who either "do not yet know God" or choose not to believe, "progress toward that knowledge of God by doing good."
A food vendor from Houston was fired after cell phone video revealed he left a tray of snow cones he was about to sell on the ground while going to the restroom Monday night.
Local 2 reports the incident was caught on camera at Minute Maid Park.
After shooting the video, the man complained to stadium authorities and the man was fired.
Local 2's Bills Spencer asked Houston Astros's new president Reid Ryan, about the incident after Monday night's game.
Ryan said said the vendor had been fired immediately. When asked what the stadium could do to prevent things like this happening in the future, Ryan said there was nothing that could be done about humans making mistakes.
"What you can do is make sure all employees are trained and that our policies are followed," he added..
Since 2009, four American citizens have been killed oversas by counterterrorism drones, CNN reported.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy detailing how the U.S. killed an American who was a senior operational leader of al-Qaida. He was targeted after allegedly plotting attacks against the U.S.
The administration also acknowledged that three other Americans "have been killed by U.S. counterterrorism operations outside of areas of active hostilities." These individuals were not specifically targetted, but all the drone strikes were justified to protect the United States from danger, Holder wrote.
While drone-strike deaths had been reported, this is the first time the administration has confirmed the deaths were part of a counterterrorism effort.
The announcement comes just a day before President Obama is set to speak on policies that would change how drones are used.
On Thursday, President Obama is expected to restrict the use of unmanned drone strikes, according to the New York Times. He also plans to shift control of drones away from the C.I.A. and instead to the military.
This will be President Obama's first major counterterrorism speech this term. Overall drone use will decrease, as the policy contains stricter standards.
Foreign nationals will be treated the same as U.S. citizens: Only targets that pose a "continuing, imminent threat to Americans" will be considered, which would exclude threats to other countries without a direct tie to the U.S.
It will also limit strikes on the unknown -- the current policy allows "signature strikes" on men assumed to be part of al-Qaida or another enemy group. The strikes have been criticized for needlessly killing civilians.
Obama will speak Thursday at the National Defense University, where he will also outline his plans for the closure of Guantanamo Bay.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a "lucky" home run Wednesday night with an assist from a Cleveland Indians player.
The Venezuelan hit his 13th home run of the season when his long fly ball bounced off the glove of Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn and ended up dropping in the stands over the wall, Yahoo! sports reported.
The Tigers scored a two-run home run with Cabrera's ball. The Tigers ended up winning Wednesday's three-hour-and-33-minute-long game 11-9.
Speaking after the game, the Venezuelan player admitted he got lucky.
Chuck Norris thinks it's awfully silly no team has signed Tim Tebow, and he's got just the franchise to pull the former Jets quarterback out of the free agency limbo in which he's currently languishing.
"I’ve heard the so-called critics say Tebow has poor technical skills, but the truth is that Tim is a natural-born leader, an amazingly gifted football player, an inspiration to his team and the possessor of intense determination and strategy to bring any team to victory -- no matter what the odds," he gushes. "One can improve technique, but leadership is innate. That is why I believe Tebow could be a super star and legend in the NFL."
Norris goes on to hand-pick the Jacksonville Jaguars as the perfect place for Tebow to land, arguing that the three-year veteran could turn a mediocre team into a championship contender.
"So let me respectfully challenge [Jaguars owner Shad] Khan to consider these words from Dr. King: 'There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right,'" Norris writes.
To Tebow's legions of fans -- drawn in by his open evangelical fervor as much as his moves on the field -- any team's reluctance to sign him seems out of place.
But it's his faithful following that has some speculating teams were saying no to Tebow to avoid the circus that comes with him.
Tebow was released by the Jets on April 29 after just one season, where he got no playing time despite previously leading the Denver Broncos to unexpected success.
And as for the Jaguars: The team has publicly stated they have no interest in signing him at least twice. So if Norris is indeed onto something with Jacksonville, it would mark a significant reversal for the team.
Teen birth rates fell at least 15 percent in all but two states from 2007 to 2011, leading to a record low for the U.S., which nonetheless still has one of the highest birth rates among developed nations, at an estimated cost of $10.9 billion annually, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control.
“The overall rate declined 25 percent from 41.5 per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19 in 2007 to 31.3 in 2011 -- a record low,” the CDC report said. The number of births to teenagers aged 15-19 fell during that period by 26 percent to 329,797.
In 2011, Hispanic teens reported the highest rate of births among teenagers at 49.4 per 1,000, slightly ahead of Non-Hispanic black teens at 47.4. Non-Hispanic white teens registered a birthrate of 21.8 per 1,000.
Despite that, Hispanic teens saw the highest decline in teen births at 34 percent overall from 2007 to 2011. Birth rates declined 40 percent or more for Hispanic teens in 22 states and Washington, D.C. Rates declined 20 percent or more for non-Hispanic black teens in 34 states and non-Hispanic white teens in 30 states.
Rates in Arizona and Utah declined the most, at 35 percent each from 2007 to 2011. Most states dropped at least 15 percent, and the only two states to report no significant change from 2007 were North Dakota and West Virginia.
The CDC report notes the birth rate has been falling since 1991, with the exception of 2006 and 2007. The report credits the declines to "strong teen pregnancy prevention messages," and increased use of contraception for first sexual encounters. The report also notes increased use of dual-contraception -- both condoms and hormonal birth control -- among sexually active female and male teenagers.