Utah teen attempting ‘Bird Box’ challenge crashes into another vehicle, could face charges

Lt. Travis Lyman told Fox13 that the 17-year-old female driver of the pickup truck was driving on the Layton Parkway with a 16-year-old male passenger when she decided to take part in the challenge and blind herself using a beanie. ‘BIRD BOX’ CHALLENGE INSPIRED BY NETFLIX MOVIE PROMPTS STREAMING SERVICE TO ISSUE WARNING That’s when she veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. “Bird Box” became Netflix’s most-watched film within the first seven days of its release. Fox News’ Katherine Lam contributed to this report. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

An all-female Marine platoon just made history alongside the men at boot camp.

MCRD Parris Island, SC /Flickr On Friday, January 11, about 50 female Marines will train alongside their male counterparts at a facility in Parris Island, South Carolina. This marks the first time in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps that men and women have trained together at boot camp. However, the move is more out of necessity than part of a larger attempt by the Marines to integrate. “A lack of female recruits during the winter training cycle made it more practical to shut down the all-female battalion at Parris Island and roll the remaining 50 women into a male battalion,” The New York Times wrote. In the past, Marine Corps leaders have said that by training separately from …

Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos

(CNN)Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them. “No tank affected the outcome of World War 2 as the as the Soviet T-34 Medium Tank series,” according to the militaryfactory.com website. Some 57,000 were built before the war ended in 1945, a number so large that “availability in numbers certainly played well for the Soviets as T-34s could swarm enemy positions seemingly at will,” militaryfactory.com says. T-34 production continued into the Cold War, with more than 80,000 produced in all. Thousands were exported around the world. And while the Soviet Union and then Russia have produced more modern tanks since, the T-34 holds a strong place in Russian hearts. …

Netflix Won’t Film Series In North Carolina Partly Because Of Anti-LGBTQ Law

According to HB2, signed by former Gov. Pat McCrory (R) in March 2016, prohibited transgender people from using restrooms that align with their gender identities. The bill sparked an instant backlash and was condemned by everyone from Hillary Clinton to Bruce Springsteen, who nixed a performance in Greensboro over the legislation.  At present, this A Netflix spokeswoman told HuffPost the streaming network had no comment but confirmed that “the law was a factor in our decision not to film in North Carolina.” A number of LGBTQ advocacy groups and individuals applauded the news. Among those to express disappointment over the decision was “OBX” creator Jonas Pate, who previously worked on “Aquarius,” among other shows, and is a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina. …

Sainsbury’s sees Christmas sales fall

“Sales declined in the quarter due to cautious customer spending and our decision to reduce promotional activity across Black Friday. Clothing performed well, with strong full-price sales growth in a tough market.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShoppers in Nottingham reveal whether they spent more or less this Christmas He said shoppers also cut back on their spending on food over Christmas, with slower sales growth for the premium Taste the Difference range. However, the supermarket giant said in the 15 weeks to 9 January, grocery sales grew by 0.4%, with groceries online and in convenience stores up by 6% and 3%. Sainsbury’s shares were ahead by 2.18% in midday trading in London. She said Sainsbury’s had …

White House says tax ‘refunds will go out’ amid shutdown

Washington (CNN)Americans can still expect to get their tax refunds even though the Internal Revenue Service has been swept up in the federal government shutdown. At the time, the OMB’s general counsel disagreed with the IRS chief counsel’s position and said tax refunds could not be paid out during a shutdown. Faced with the latest shutdown, the Treasury Department last week asked the current OMB general counsel to revisit the 2011 memo and a supplemental memo was submitted to OMB this past Friday. In a statement, the IRS said the agency has always held the view that it has the authority to pay out tax refunds despite a lapse of appropriations during a shutdown. “We are committed to ensuring that …

Video surfaces of Trump giving advice for getting over a concrete wall in 2004. Seriously.

For every Trump statement, there’s an equal and opposite previous statement. It’s basically scientific law that for everything our current president says, something he previously said directly counters or contradicts it. The people of the internet have made a game out of finding Trump tweets that don’t age well (here are 31 examples, just for funsies) and one entrepreneur even created now-sold-out flip flops with contradicting Trump tweets printed on them. Good times, America! “I wanted to highlight this hypocrisy,” said the creator of the flip flops. Posted by INVENTIONS INSIDER on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 A newly unearthed video gem makes Trump’s arguments for his “big, beautiful wall” sound even sillier than they already do. For two plus years, we’ve …

A construction worker made this life-sized ‘Where’s Waldo?’ cutout for hospitalized children to follow and play along.

Where’s Waldo? The children in an Indiana children’s hospital have the answer, thanks to construction worker Jason Haney. When a new wing of Memorial Children’s Hospital (now known as Beacon Children’s Hospital) in South bend, Indiana was under construction in 2016, Haney hid an eight-foot cutout of the elusive literary figure in various parts of the structure under construction. The children had the task of finding Waldo from the windows of their hospital rooms next door. As soon as Waldo was spotted, Haney would move the cutout to a different location. Now that the wing of the Hospital has been completed, Waldo is still on display for children to enjoy. Haney understands the importance of bringing cheer into children’s lives, …

9 Months Ago I Thought My Life Was Over: Man Goes From Jail To Huge Promotion At Work In 9 Months

No country locks up a2.3 million Americans currently incarcerated making up nearly a The reasons for this sad statistic are myriad and suggest that something is seriously wrong with the system, particularly when you consider that 77% of the state prisoners released in 2005 were nonyabiness, it is a tale of positivity, dedication, a little luck and the power of a fresh perspective. If nothing else, going to jail forces you to quit your addictions, take a step back and reassess your priorities. The turnaround in nonyabiness’ life is an astonishing one and proves that no matter how dark of a place you might be in, there is always a reason to keep fighting! (Facebook cover image: Mark Klotz) “Spent …

New Photo Shows Steel Border Wall Prototype Can Be Breached With Saw

KPBS reported that a Department of Homeland Security test carried out by the U.S. military and border patrol agents back in 2017 showed that steel slat prototypes of President Trump’s border wall could be cut through using common tools. was asked about the photo Thursday morning outside the White House. “That was a wall designed by previous administrations,” Trump said.  according to NBC News. The government is nearly three weeks into a partial shutdown largely due to President Trump’s demand that Congress fund his border wall to the tune of $5.7 billion.  “Democrats have offered Republicans multiple proposals to keep the government open, including one that already passed the Senate unanimously,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday …

Before Andromeda Crashes into The Milky Way Another Devastating Collision Could Sneak In First

The Milky Way is going to collide with its sibling galaxy, Andromeda, around 4 billion years in the future. This merger will dramatically change both galaxies. But researchers think that before that happens another merger will take place, one with the Large Magellanic Cloud. Analysis of this potential collision is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the biggest and closest of the dwarf galaxies that surround the Milky Way. It is located 163,000 light-years away and entered our neighborhood 1.5 billion years ago. People thought for a long time that it would either keep orbiting our galaxy or it might even escape it, as it moves very fast. …

Pope Francis Spins Soccer Ball On His Finger And Instantly Becomes A Meme

the beautiful game, provided Reddit users with perfect “Photoshop Battle” fodder after he was caught on camera spinning a soccer ball on his finger. placed the twirling ball onto the pontiff’s right index finger during the performers’ visit to the Vatican on Wednesday. It spun for about three seconds before the circus artiste lifted it off. ASSOCIATED PRESS shared the image to the website’s “Photoshop Battles” thread, where fellow users began posting their own amusing interpretations of the picture: View post on imgur.com View post on imgur.com View post on imgur.com View post on imgur.com Balance in the world!! View post on imgur.com RELATED COVERAGE The Force Is Strong With This Photoshop Battle Over Mark Hamill’s Hair Photoshop Armageddon Breaks …

New York now requires changing tables in public men’s restrooms

(CNN)Change is coming to men’s restrooms in New York — and it’s going to be a big help to fathers all over the state. There was no previous state law that required changing tables in bathrooms used by the public, according to a statement from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when the legislation passed. “Parents and caregivers of young children often struggle to find a safe, sanitary place to change their child’s diaper,” the statement said. “In addition, when changing tables are available, they are disproportionately available in only women’s restrooms.” State Sen. Brad Hoylman, who wrote the legislation, said in a statement, “It’s not just moms who change diapers. Dads need to step up and do their part …

50 years later Woodstock is coming back and its mission is more relevant than ever.

Photo by Henry Diltz used with permission. In 1969, America was fiercely divided by war and politics that fractured relationships between the genders, races, and generations. People took to the streets to push back against a ruling class who blocked the halls to progress. Sound familiar? Fashion, technology, music and how they felt at a specific moment can never truly be replicated. But there are eras that share undeniable similarities because they are animated by similar passions and challenges. 1969 and 2019 are both times when social upheaval inflamed people’s passions for justice, understanding, and togetherness. Fifty years later, Americans are making their voices heard in even greater numbers to bring attention to similar struggles. That’s why it’s the perfect …