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Video of Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to armed robbery goes viral

Video showing a Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to being robbed at gunpoint is going viral. 

Kansas City police released disturbing surveillance video on their YouTube page of the encounter. 

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In the caption for the video, police said they were called to the Jimmy Johns in the in Kansas City, Missouri, around 9:15 p.m. April 26. 

A man wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt can be seen on surveillance video approaching the counter, placing an order and then pointing a gun at the cashier, Tuker Murray. 

The cashier calmly opens the register as the man can be seen pointing a gun first at other employees and then at the cashier's head. 

“He whispers to me quietly to open up the drawer, and I don’t do anything,” Murray told KSHB. “Then he cusses at me and says, ‘Open up the (expletive) drawer.’

“My manager behind me was telling me to give him the money.”

The cashier methodically pulls out all of the bills, grabs the quarters and hands the robber the cash. He then hands the entire register drawer over before the robber turns and walks out. 

The cashier then puts the drawer back inside the register. 

Police said Friday the suspect had been identified and taken into custody. An investigation is underway.

Kelcie Willis of the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro

Two-year-old Princeton Wright might not have been around when “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was airing new episodes, but that didn’t stop the toddler from gleaning some inspiration from the show for his recent birthday party. 

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His mother, Hinesville, Georgia, photographer Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography, posted on her Facebook page a video on April 17 of her son dressed as Will Smith’s character from the 1990s sit-com.

“As I was approaching his big day I wanted to think of something fun and unique to do that matched his name and bingo!” Wright told The Huffington Post Thursday. “A light bulb went off and I said, ‘Let’s do ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!’”

Decked out in a lime green, striped shirt and a yellow snapback, the toddler delivered his best Smith impersonation while a remake of the theme song played in the background.

“He loves taking pictures and videos so he was in his element,” Wright said. “In the first scene when he was spinning in the chair he was having a blast spinning around in the sun.”

Wright hopes Smith himself gets to see the video one day.

Since posting the video, it has over 1 million views. Watch it below.

Bed Bath & Beyond Facebook coupon a scam, report says

A coupon good for $75 at Bed Bath & Beyond making the rounds on Facebook is, unfortunately, not what it appears to be.

According to fact-checking website Snopes.com the coupon displays a name in its URL that is not part of Bed Bath & Beyond’s website, instead sending users to a fraudulent site posing as part of Bed Bath & Beyond.

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The company warned consumers about the scam on its own Facebook page, saying, “We know some of our customers are excited about this $75 offer circulating on Facebook. However, we all know some things are too good to be true! We are sorry for any confusion and disappointment this fake coupon has caused. We are partnering with Facebook to have these coupons removed. Thank you for your understanding!”

The coupon leads users to a survey on the fraudulent site, which can lead to subscription-based “Reward Offers”, or disclosure of personal details to nefarious types on social media, according to Snopes.

The Better Business Bureau said the warning here is to not believe what you see.

“It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization,” the BBB website said. “Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender. Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys.”

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Mark Zuckerberg!

In their wildest dreams, an Ohio family couldn’t imagine hosting dinner for one of the wealthiest people in the world, and talking about politics and an African charity they support with the Facebook founder and CEO, but that’s exactly what happened.

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Members of the Moore family said they didn’t know Zuckerberg was coming to dinner until about 20 minutes before he arrived, according to The Vindicator of Youngstown.

“I knew we were having a mystery guest, and that was about it,” Moore told the Youngstown newspaper.

“It was completely incredible.”

Zuckerberg has been traveling the country talking to people, after announcing on Facebook in January that he wanted to meet people in each state this year to talk about technology and globalization and its impact on Americans. His team set up the dinner with the Moores

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In a Facebook post, the tech mogul thanked the couple and shared a picture.

“Just got into Ohio. Thanks to Dan and Lisa Moore for welcoming me into your home for a wonderful dinner.”

Moore and his wife, Lisa, talked with Zuckerberg about politics and their work with Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage in Uganda, The Vindicator reported. Zuckerberg told the Moores he’d help with a fundraiser to benefit the orphanage.

“We got to know a very cool guy,” Moore said. “Just down-to-earth and real easy to talk to.”

Home Depot data leak compromises customers’ private info again

A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for an unknown amount of time, on a Home Depot web site.

No financial data was part of the list, which did not compare with the 2014 data breach in which hackers installed software that provided them with personal and financial information for 56 million Home Depot customers. 

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“This recent cache of customer data that was exposed on HomeDepot.com is of a different type and scale than what was harvested during Home Depot’s breach of 2014,” wrote the Comsumerist, a part of the Consumer Reports organization. “While the spreadsheets contained no credit card data, bank account information, or Social Security numbers—which are considered legally protected data—the level of transaction detail was extensive.”

Company spokesman Stephen Holmes said the information was taken down just as soon as it was discovered, although he wasn’t sure exactly when that occurred. “That happened a while ago,” he said.

The information was posted online through a combination of technical glitch and human error, Holmes said.

The lists in this case were hosted under the Home Depot web domain so they were accessible to the public. However, they would be seen only by someone who knew where to look.

>> Related: Judge blocks data breach suit against The Home Depot

Still, the fact that any customer data was listed on the web is a problem that “raises a variety of questions,” the Consumerist wrote. “For instance: How frequently does this sort of thing happen? Do companies have any obligation to tell consumers if their data is exposed this way? And perhaps most important for the people whose names and information was listed in these documents: Just how potentially damaging could this data be if it fell into the wrong hands?”

Home Depot spokesman Holmes said there has been no indication thus far that anyone retrieved and misused the information. 

Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity expert who runs KrebsOnSecurity.com, told the Comsumerist that data such as names, addresses and customer service details could be used for “pretexting,” a scam in which the scammer convinces the that they have a pre-existing relationship – and then uses that to get valuable information. 

Krebs broke the story of Home Depot’s breach in 2014.

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Customers who wanted to see if their information was in those spreadsheets can check by calling Home Depot’s main customer service line: 800-466-3337.

“We have 1.5 billion transaction a year, so the chances that somebody calls at random and they are on the list are pretty small,” Holmes said. “But if a customer calls, we’ll tell him if his information was there.”

 

 

Female dragonflies play dead to avoid amorous males

Female dragonflies are one of only a few animal species that play dead to avoid mating or death, falling out of the sky and remaining motionless until the amorous male dragonfly leaves.

That’s the conclusion of a new study in the journal Ecology by University of Zurich zoologist Rassim Khelifa, Newsweek reported.

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Khelifa, who documented the behavior while studying dragonflies in Switzerland, said it’s the first time scientists have seen dragonflies feigning death as a means of avoiding mating. 

“I witnessed a dragonfly dive to the ground while being pursued by another dragonfly. The individual that crashed was a female,” the scientist said, according to Newsweek. “She was lying motionless and upside down on the ground.”

Khelifa said he expected the female would be unconscious or even dead, after crashing to the ground.

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“But she surprised me by flying away quickly as I approached,” Khelifa said.

Scientists believe that by playing dead, the female dragonfly may survive longer and possibly reproduce more frequently and more successfully.

 

Body found in Grand Canyon likely boy swept away with step-grandmother

Grand Canyon National Park officials said Friday that a body found is likely that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing in the park two weeks ago with his step-grandmother.

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According to the New York Post, Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was swept away along with LouAnn Merrell when the two were crossing a creek on April 15 and slipped into the water. After a week of intensive searching by land and air and even a motorized inflatable boat, the search was scaled back.

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The body was discovered by commercial river trip participants and transported to a medical examiner, the Post reported

Authorities recovered some photographs of Jackson and Merrell from his GoPro camera.

Standefer was an eighth-grade student at The McCallie School, an all-boys boarding institution in Chattanooga. A school spokesman said he was active in outdoors programs, crew team and a Christian youth group.

Merrell, the boy’s step-grandmother, is the wife of Merrell Boot Co. co-founder Randy Merrell and lives in Utah. She is still missing.

Florida principal under fire for allegedly telling staff to put white students in same class

A Florida principal earned a swift reprimand after allegedly instructing her staff to put white students in the same class.

Christine Hoffman is principal of Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg. Her school is majority African-American, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Earlier this year, Hoffman reportedly sent an email to school staff with instructions on assembling classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. The Times reported that Hoffman asked teachers to assemble classrooms with “a mix of reading levels,” an “equal number of boys and girls" and “no more than two students who frequently misbehave per class.” She also reportedly said the few white students per grade should be placed in the same class.

This appears to be a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which forbids schools from segregating on the basis of race or national origin verbatim.

Hoffman did not detail why she sought to segregate classes in the original email and has not done so since the incident. It’s worth nothing that she only sought to separate white students from the rest of the student body; Hispanic, Asian and multiracial students were not mentioned in any context.

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Maria Scruggs, president of the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, said she is “at a loss for words,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“I thought it was a joke,” she said when interviewed last week.

Hoffman has apologized for the email and will “leave campus," according to the Times. She is currently undergoing an “administrative review” by Pinellas County school officials. They will determine her fitness to return to a role with the district, where she’s taught since 1991.

Although parents have called for Hoffman’s resignation, she’s apparently not going quietly. Hoffman joined two officials for a Monday morning meeting with parents and supposedly told those present that she was the “best thing that has happened to Campbell Park.”

Deshaun Watson buys mom new car for birthday after getting drafted by Texans

Deshaun Watson is officially a professional quarterback as he was taken 12th overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Most guys might go blow some signing money on some ridiculous gifts for their posse or buy themselves a huge house, but not Watson. He went out and hooked his mom up with a sweet ride:

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Watson will tell you that everything he gets and has worked for is because of his mom. She was working more than one job and doing community service in order to get a house that was a gift to the family by former Florida State star Warrick Dunn as part of Habitat for Humanity. 

11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech

Comedian Hasan Minhaj ripped into President Donald Trump and coverage of his administration in a sweeping address at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

>> Watch Minhaj's full speech here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)

Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," was announced earlier this month as entertainment for the sold-out event at the Washington Hilton. The president did not attend, instead holding a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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"I get it, I get it. We’ve got to address the elephant that's not in the room," Minhaj joked Saturday. "The leader of our country is not here. And that's because he lives in Moscow. It is a very long flight. It would be hard for (Russian President Vladimir Putin) to make it."As for the other guy, I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke."Here are 11 of Minhaj's most brutal zingers from the event:

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1. "Who would have thought with everything going on in the country now that a Muslim would be standing on this stage for the ninth year in a row, baby?"

2. "No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant."

3. "We all know this administration loves deleting history faster than Anthony Weiner when he hears footsteps."

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4. "For the nine people watching on C-SPAN, there was also another elephant in the room, but Donald Trump Jr. shot it and cut off its tail."

5. "Historically, the president usually performs at the Correspondents' Dinner, but I think I speak for all of us when I say he's done far too much bombing this month."

6. "I do not see Steve Bannon. Not see Steve Bannon. ‘Not-see’ Steve Bannon. 'Nazi’ Steve Bannon."

7. "Mike Pence wanted to be here tonight, but his wife wouldn't let him because apparently one of you ladies is ovulating."

8. "Jeff Sessions couldn't be here tonight; he was busy doing a pre-Civil War re-enactment. On his RSVP, he just wrote "no," just "nooo!" – which happens to be his second-favorite N-word."

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9. "Even Hillary Clinton couldn't be here tonight. I mean, she could have been here, but I think someone told her the event was in Wisconsin and Michigan."

10. "It finally happened: Bill O'Reilly has been fired. But then you gave him a $25 million severance package, making it the only package he won't force a woman to touch."

11. "CNN is here, baby. Now you guys got some really weird trust issues going on with the public. I'm not going to call you fake news, but everything isn't breaking news. You can't go to DEFCON 1 just because Sanjay Gupta found a new moisturizer."

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