Italy’s Mount Etna Undergoing Magnificent Eruption: Powerful fountains of lava and volcanic ash are spewing out of Sicily’s Mount Etna in southern Italy, with viewers around the world watching the fiery show from the comfort and safety of their computer chairs. While local residents were a little unnerved, the volcano appeared to be having a blast. Meanwhile, in his address to Congress, President Trump warned that this is a classic example of what can happen when governments go soft on volcanos and promised his administration will not permit any new volcanos in the US without complete assurances from reputable geologists that they are dormant.
Congregants Tell of Horrible Beatings from Church Officials: Some 43 former congregants of the Word of Faith church, located in a tiny, rural Blue Ridge Mountain town in North Carolina, are revealing years of abuse - including regularly getting punched in the face, smacked, choked, slammed to the floor and thrown through walls in a violent form of deliverance meant to "purify" sinners by beating out their inner devils in the name of God. Ironically, even though this church is in a very small town, you can’t really say its off the beaten path.
Fight on UK Train As Rowdies Place Bagels on Travelers' Heads: British Transport police held the train in Hertfordshire after being alerted to passengers fighting and intimidating others by placing bagels on travelers’ heads. No arrests were made due to the fact that police discovered a big hole in their case - otherwise, they would have been toast. Police say they are bound and determined to find the offenders and lox them up on charges of salt and bagelry.