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Europol Says Women 'equally Capable Of Crime'
As Men As It Reveals Most-Wanted List

(Telegraph) Europol has revealed the names of Europe's most-wanted fugitives and 18 of the 21 criminals on the list are women, warning they are "equally capable" of committing serious crimes as men.

Called the "Crime has no gender" campaign, Europe's policing agency on Friday rolled out a new campaign to catch the continent's most wanted female criminals.

"People think that usually these crimes are not being committed by women, but they are and they are equally as serious as those committed by men," spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet said.

The wanted suspects face a range of charges including murder, and human and drug trafficking.
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Qantas Completes Longest Non-Stop
 New York-Sydney Flight

SYDNEY (AP) Australia's Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early Sunday morning after a flight of 19 hours and 16 minutes the world's longest.

Qantas said tests ranged from monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness to exercise classes for passengers. A total of 49 people were on board, in order to minimize weight and give the necessary fuel range.

"Overall, we're really happy with how the flight went and it's great to have some of the data we need to help assess turning this into a regular service," said Capt. Sean Golding, who led the four pilots.
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Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries In Virginia Town

(AP) A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.

Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the approval in the U.S., beating out Amazon's Prime Air, which revealed its drone plans in 2013.

Earlier this month, UPS also got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly delivery drones. The company has been running delivery tests with WakeMed's hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wing partnered with Walgreens, FedEx and local gift shop Sugar Magnolia to perform the tests in Christiansburg, Virginia. Walgreens customers in the town will be able to order from a list of more than 100 items and get them delivered to their doors by drones.
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Zantac OTC Recalled Over Cancer-Causing Chemical

(UPI) Pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced Friday it's recalling over-the-counter Zantac a month after the Food and Drug Administration said the heartburn drug contains small amounts of a carcinogen.

Sanofi described the voluntary recall as a "precautionary measure." The company said it's working with federal health officials to determine the extent of its recall.

The recall affects Zantac OTC products sold in the United States and Canada.

"Evaluations are ongoing on both drug substance (active ingredient) and finished drug product," Sanofi said in a statement.

"Due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in the U.S. and Canadian products, Sanofi has made the decision to conduct the voluntary recall in the U.S. and Canada as the investigation continues."
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New Arrest For California Woman Who Livestreamed Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Sister

(Fox News) California cops have announced the arrest of the 20-year-old woman who earned notoriety after killing her younger sister in a drunk driving crash that she was livestreaming at the time on social media.

Obdulia Sanchez, 20, found herself in trouble with the law again after Stockton police said they tried to stop a car she was driving early Wednesday.

Just three weeks ago Sanchez was sprung from prison on parole after serving two years of a six-year sentence in the drunk driving case. She was convicted of manslaughter.

Stockton police said Sanchez took off and was pursued after officers attempted to pull her over "for a vehicle code violation." Police said the chase ended with Sanchez accused of blowing through two stops signs and a red light and running off the road as she headed towards an I-5 entrance ramp, KFSN-TV reported.
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Terrifying Scene Plays Out As 300 Birds Ram
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Windows In Charlotte

(Charlotte Observer) In a bizarre scene straight out of a horror movie, hundreds of birds flew into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Tuesday night in Charlotte and crashed to the sidewalk, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue said.

The nonprofit said it received a call about 11 p.m. from someone reporting birds by the dozens were dying as they dived straight at the building's windows.

It counted 310 chimney swifts, a third of which were dead when rescuers arrived, the agency said.

A video posted on Facebook by witness Holl Belle shows the birds striking windows and doors near the main entrance. She says in the video that this went on for more than an hour.

"Don't let them hit you. There's something wrong with them," someone says in the video. "It's a whole flock. That's odd."
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Snopes Butchers Fact Check Of
Viral Smear Of Chick-Fil-A


(Daily Caller) Fact-checking website Snopes butchered its fact check of a viral but false tweet linking Chick-fil-A to anti-gay legislation in Uganda.

A Ugandan official announced plans on Oct. 10 to reintroduce a bill providing the death penalty for homosexuality, though a spokesperson for the Ugandan president has since said that there "are no plans by the government to introduce a law like that."

A false tweet blaming Chick-fil-A for the possible legislation quickly went viral, receiving more than 57,000 thousand retweets and 118,000 thousand likes on Twitter.

"Today Uganda announced a bill to legalize murdering gay people. National Christian Organization paid a preacher to go to Uganda and help their lawmakers with the bill. Chick-fil-a funds National Christian Org," the Oct. 12 tweet said, adding: "If you eat at Chick-fil-a, this is what your money goes to."
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Survey: Chick-fil-A Is Once Again
Teenagers' Favorite Restaurant Chain

(Fox News) We get it, teenagers: You like chicken sandwiches. For the fourth consecutive time, Chick-fil-A came out as teens' favorite restaurant chain in Piper Jaffrey's 39th semi-annual "Taking Stock With Teens" survey, which aims to monitor Generation Z's spending habits and brand loyalties.

According to the findings which were determined by analyzing self-reported data from 9,500 subjects with an average age of 15.8 Starbucks, Chipotle, McDonald's and Dunkin' followed close behind, rounding out the top five preferred places to spend cash.

Chick-fil-A has actually maintained the No. 1 spot since overtaking Starbucks in Piper Jaffray's 36th semi-annual survey released in Oct. 2018. The chicken chain's lead has widened a bit since then, as 18 percent rank Chick-fil-A as their top chain and just 11 percent prefer Starbucks, compared to 16 percent and 12 percent, respectively, in the 36th semi-annual survey.
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Norwegians Told To Pee In The Shower To Save Water

(Summit News) Norwegians are being told to pee in the shower in order to save water for the good of the environment. Yes, really.

Frode Hult of the Water and Sewer Agency in Oslo appeared on Norwegian State Television NRK to raise awareness about the fact that Norway uses almost double the amount of water used in Denmark.

"Do not run the water when you brush your teeth, only wash with filled washing machines, only buy washing machines that don't use so much water, use a pot when you ate watering plants in your garden. And pee in the shower in the morning," said Hult.

The host of the show challenged this statement, remarking, "Pee in the shower? You do know that many people will choke when they hear you say that?"
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Tamron Hall Shocks Her ABC Talk Show Audience By Confessing That She Used To 'Facilitate' Selling Cocaine

(Daily Mail) ABC producers were left scrambling to edit Tamron Hall's talk show after she confessed to viewers she used to 'facilitate' selling cocaine when she was a teenager, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The TV host shocked her studio audience and network executives during Tuesday's taping when she admitted to 'facilitating' the sale of the drug with her college boyfriend, sources said.

Production insiders told DailyMail.com Hall's admission threw ABC for a loop forcing frantic producers to cut it from the pre-recorded program.

It is unclear in which context she made the revelation, but Tuesday's episode included a segment with former 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe.
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