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  • Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  

    Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  A wanted Michigan man has turned himself in after losing a bet he made with police on Facebook. Michael Zaydel had promised to give himself up to police if a Facebook post about an existing arrest warrant received more than 1,000 shares. The cocky 21-year-old even promised to bring Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) officers a dozen doughnuts if they were victorious in the challenge. “I’m not worried about it,” he wrote. “If your next post gets 1,000 shares I’ll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts and that’s a promise. “And I’ll pick up every piece of litter around your public schools.” In a follow-up post, the department said he “may or may not be a man of his word,” adding, “it is our experience everyone gets caught at some point. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, and that makes it hard to hide from reality.” The fugitive eventually surrendered to police, fulfilling his promise by arriving at the station with doughnuts and a bagel. “Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself in to RTPD for his outstanding warrants,” the department said. “He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the doughnuts, he brought one bagel! We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback.” Mr Zaydel was sentenced to 39 days in jail after pleading guilty to breaking the terms of his probation. Is this the world's most meta mugshot? 



  • Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business

    Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China businessBy Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China's planned drug distribution reform. Shanghai Pharma submitted two non-binding bids to buy Cardinal Health China, one of the country's largest drug distributors, on July 21 and Sept. 15, it said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange on Wednesday. Reuters first reported in July that Cardinal Health had put its China business up for sale in a deal that could fetch between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.



  • Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’

    Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.



  • Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre

    Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas MassacreA state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock “to one lucky winner” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.



  • Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

    Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasBAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.



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