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Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police

(AP) - A man accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest, an investigator said Tuesday. Lohman said it's the first DNA burglary match case he knows of with fecal evidence collected from a toilet.

Erik Friendica
Holy cow. Diesel fuel? The stench alone must have overpowering, to say nothing about general flammability.


Government's $15 Minimum Wage Advocates Aren't Paying Their Interns | Christine Roe

Almost all of the lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour hired unpaid interns to supplement their staffs. Bernie Sanders, the bill's leading voice, was the only one to pay his interns at an hourly rate. But even he only pays them $12 an hour.
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I strongly dislike how this piece is taking the worst road possible regarding this fact by criticizing the advocacy instead of calling politicians to put their money where their mouth is.

"Look at those politicians, they have good ideas but bad practices, they definitely should switch to bad ideas to match their practices!"

Come on.
And even if you oppose raising the minimum wage to $15, not paying interns is just wrong no matter what, and yet this isn't the angle of the article.


Chinese Mall Introduces Husband Storage Pods

Why drag someone around a mall when you can leave them happily playing games while you buy stuff?
Erik Friendica
I like this thinking!

Seeing 400 bad request error. Censorship?
No, it's perfectly accessible here.


A riptide swept away a Florida family. Then beachgoers formed a human chain.

“It was beachgoers and the grace of God’s will, that’s why we’re here today,” said one of the rescued women.


Chinese umbrella-sharing startup loses most of its 300,000 umbrellas in three months

The sharing economy has made it easier for communities to peer exchange anything from a spare bedroom in your house to car rides and bicycles. But the model doesn’t work for everything, as one...
I thought this was going to be a "everyone just stole them" story, but the article seems to indicate, that people just didn't know where to return them...
Erik Friendica
I can believe the latter, but either way, this was a poorly conceived concept.
"The idea isn’t new either; over in the US, a startup named BrellaBox pitched a similar concept on Shark Tank and was called “the worst idea ever heard” on the show by one of the panelists."

Clearly :-D

Smart home device alerts New Mexico authorities to alleged assault

A smart home device alerted authorities to an alleged assault at a residence in New Mexico earlier this week.
Erik Friendica
Did it automatically recognize the conversation, or did someone call out for help?
It heard "Call the Sheriff" and did.
Erik Friendica
I'm conflicted because on the one hand I like that it heard a command that helped the situation, but at the same time, I don't like these always-on/always-listening IoT devices.

YouTube: What's the Deepest Hole We Can Possibly Dig? (RealLifeLore)

The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare: http://skl.sh/RLL What is the deepest hole that humanity has ever dug? If ...
There are seven billion people on Earth, half of them are women. If a man has a row with one, he'll dig a hole a mile deep, she'll tell all her friends. If he continues the argument with her friends, he'll dig a hole a mile deep with each, and they'll tell their friends, and so on. If he continues this until he's had a row with every woman on Earth, he'll have dug a whole approximately three and a half billion miles deep, and that's the deepest hole we can possibly dig.



Brazilian drug lord arrested after 30 years of using plastic surgery to evade police

The boss of a cocaine empire has finally been captured after spending 30 years using plastic surgery to avoid being apprehended by Brazilian police.


Brazilian drug lord arrested after 30 years of using plastic surgery to evade police

The boss of a cocaine empire has finally been captured after spending 30 years using plastic surgery to avoid being apprehended by Brazilian police.





Remains of Thriving Trade City Found in Ethiopia

The archaeological excavation at Harlaa suggests the region was a hub for Islamic communities in Africa


US sailors missing after collision off Japan

Seven US sailors are missing and a commanding officer of a US destroyer is injured after the warship and a merchant ship collided off Japan, the US Navy said.



Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under wh
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