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(Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)

man parks his car on newly poured concrete

A Nebraska driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in the township of Lincoln.

When the mann realized the concrete was still wet he stopped and immediately became stuck.

According to a report from the AP, the accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won’t cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn’t obvious that the concrete wasn’t dry and that Yasiah drove into it through a 24-foot (7-meter) gap between traffic control cones.

Attempts by Strange News Chronicle to contact Yasiah were not successful.

City engineer Thomas Shafer says the driver is responsible for the repairs. He says the contactor estimated it will cost more than $10,000 to pay for removing the car, scraping out the ruined slurry, repouring more and finishing it.

Drunk Man Calls 911 Just To Chat

ALLENTOWN,— A Pennsylvania man repeatedly called 911 while drunk because he was seeking conversation.

According to police 51-year-old Larry Keiser first called the emergency number around 10:30 p.m. Friday because he wanted to speak with a police officer. He said there was no emergency.

Over the next several hours, Keiser called five more times, leading police to show up at his home in North Whitehall Township after midnight.

Keiser told officers he drank several beers because he was upset about a family situation. Troopers told Keiser not to call 911 again unless there was an emergency, and he said he wouldn’t call again.

Troopers say he called 911 the minute after officers left.

The man was arrested for intentionally calling 911 for other than emergency purposes.

Man Drinking Pint Photographed While Fleeing Terror Attack

LONDON – A photo showing people fleeing the latest terrorist attack near London Bridge on Saturday night is being widely shared online.

The photo, which was a screenshot from Sky News, shows people running from the bridge, including a man caught who is carefully keeping hold of his beer.

People are relating to the image, as a quaint bit of normality on an otherwise awful day.

Howard Mannella shared the photo on Twitter, saying: “People fleeing # London Bridge but the bloke on the right isn’t spilling a drop. God Bless the Brits!”

https://twitter.com/taxbod/status/871255328809267201

At least seven people have died and 48 are seriously injured after the attack.

no constitutional right to marry your laptop Utah insists

ALT LAKE CITY — According to the Utah Attorney General’s Office, there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop

Responding to a lawsuit filed against Governor Gary Herbert, Attorney General Sean Reyes, and Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson, lawyers for the state asked a federal judge to dismiss it.

As reported by Fox13 Now, Chris Sevier sued the state of Utah, arguing that if same-sex marriage is legal he should be allowed to marry his computer. He recently amended his lawsuit to include John Gunter, Jr., and Whitney Kohl, who are arguing for the right to enter into a polygamous marriage.

Sevier has a history of filing similar lawsuits in other states. He is acting as his own attorney in this lawsuit, and has been barred from practicing law in Tennessee.

“Plaintiffs contend that because the courts have recognized same-sex individuals’ right to marry, this Court should further expand the right to marry to include unions between a person and a laptop computer and unions between multiple partners,” assistant Utah Attorney General David Wolf wrote in the filing, adding:

“These claims are untenable as a matter of law because Plaintiffs lack standing to bring these claims and the right to marry has not been indefinitely expanded, nor should it be. Simply put, marrying a laptop computer or multiple partners are not rights protected by the Constitution.”

Sevier, who is acting as his own attorney, has made similar claims before. Last year, he filed a lawsuit in a Houston federal court alleging that he and his 2011 Apple MacBook were denied a marriage license. At the time, he vowed to file additional lawsuits in 12 more states, though it’s unclear if the Utah suit is part of that pledge. “The state is not doing anyone any favors by encouraging people to live that lifestyle,” he told The Houston Press at the time. “We have to define marriage.”

This time around, Sevier included John Gunter, Jr., and Whitney Kohl, who are fighting for the right to enter into a polygamous marriage, in his lawsuit, KSTU-TV reports. Regardless, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wasn’t having any of it, calling on a federal judge to dismiss Sevier’s suit because there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop.

“These claims are untenable as a matter of law because Plaintiffs lack standing to bring these claims and the right to marry has not been indefinitely expanded, nor should it be,” assistant Utah Attorney General David Wolf wrote in the Tuesday filing, which can be viewed in full here. “Simply put, marrying a laptop computer or multiple partners are not rights protected by the Constitution.”

But Wolf didn’t stop there, offering a priceless retort for Sevier specifically. “Furthermore, even if that were not the case, unless Sevier’s computer has attained the age of 15,” he wrote, “it is too young to marry under Utah law.”

Mount Everest Climbers Die, A Dozen More Rescued

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Four mountaineers – an American, a Slovak, an Australian and an Indian – perished while trying to climb Everest on one of the most dramatic weekends since the 2015 avalanche that killed 18 people.

A dozen other climbers had to be rescued in the past three days due to difficulties on the “Roof of the World”, the rescuers told the Washington Post.

Deaths this weekend, most likely related to acute mountain sickness (MAM), bring to six the number of mountaineers who perished on Everest since the beginning of a season marked by a very changing weather, winds Very strong and unusually low temperatures.

The weather conditions subsided over the weekend, and a window opened to try to climb the summit which peaks at 8848 meters.

Despite the large number of climbers on the ground, no one has reported long lines of mountaineers who can delay climbing and become dangerous because climbers lose strength and unnecessarily waste their oxygen in this expectation.

More than a hundred mountaineers are expected to rush on Monday to the summit on the south face, to take advantage of this window that is likely to close quickly, according to forecasts.

“It may be that up to 150 mountaineers are racing today from the Nepalese side, which is not a record,” Ang Tsering Sherpa, chairman of the Mountaineering Federation of Nepal .

In 2012, 255 people had launched the same day of the two slopes for the ascent.

Ueli Steck dead in April

The Slovak Vladimir Strba was found dead on Sunday a few hundred meters from the summit, said Kamal Parajuli, from the Nepalese Department of Tourism.

It was above the 8,000 meters, in the “zone of death” -that area where altitude and oxygen deficiency deteriorate the functioning of the organs and where the terrain is particularly difficult- American physician Roland Yearwood.

A 54-year-old Australian who was trying to climb on his Tibetan slope was also killed, according to local media quoting the Tibetan Mountaineering Association. The man, presumably affected with MAM above 7500 meters, died trying to go down.

The Indian mountaineer Ravi Kumar, 27, reached the top Saturday, but has been missing since then, since his contact had been lost.

His Nepalese guide managed to get back down to Camp 4, just below 8,000 meters, suffering from severe frostbite.

“Rescuers have recovered his body,” Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expeditions said, adding that the remains had been located 200 meters from one of the ascent paths and that the rescuers were studying The possibility of recovering the remains.

The Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck died at the end of April during a climb on Mount Nuptse, facing Everest, when he slipped and fell more than 1000 meters.

An 85-year-old Nepalese, who was trying to recover his oldest climbing title to conquer Everest, also died early May in a base camp of the mountain.

More than 120 mountaineers have reached the summit on the southern side since the beginning of the season, and about 80 others have done so since the Tibetan slope.

Hundreds of others are waiting to start before the monsoon arrives in early June, which will mark the end of the short mountaineering spring season.

In 2016, five mountaineers died on Mount Everest. A total of 640 people reached the summit.

On April 25, 2015, an avalanche caused by the earthquake in Nepal struck the base camp of Everest, killing 18 people.

Since the first successful ascent of Everest in 1953, more than 300 people, mostly Nepalese, have died in the Himalayan mountains.