NUMBER 5 - CHELSEA HANDLER SIGNS NETFLIX DEAL
Chelsea Handler is moving to Netflix. The comedian has signed a deal for a new talk show that you'll be able to watch on the streaming TV service, starting in 2016. Netflix says the unnamed show will feature Chelsea's opinions on pop culture, and guest interviews. She will also be doing several comedy specials that will air as early as this fall.
NUMBER 4 - SMARTPHONE KILL SWITCH
Google and Microsoft plan to include a so-called "kill switch" in the next version of their smartphone operating systems. The technology makes it more difficult for a thief to use a stolen phone. Newer versions of Apple's IOS already include versions of a kill switch and Samsung launched a similar system last month. With Google and Microsoft now on board, kill switches will be available for 97-percent of the smartphone market.
NUMBER 3 - "HANDSOME" MUG SHOT GOES VIRAL
Female Facebookers are swooning over the picture of a dreamy-eyed stranger. There's only one problem - he's behind bars! A mug shot of Jeremy Meeks gained more than 13,000 likes and more than 3,000 comments in less than 24 hours. Meeks is currently charged with six felony counts of street terrorism and weapons charges in California. His bail is set at $900,000. One commenter suggested donating money to bail him out.
NUMBER 2 - MIDWEST TORNADOES
It's been a rough week in parts of the midwest. More tornadoes touched down across parts of South Dakota Wednesday. At one point it produced multiple funnels at the same time. No major damage was reported, but a tornado in Wessington Springs damaged 11 homes and briefly trapped people inside. So far, there have bee no reports of any major injuries.
NUMBER 1 - ACCIDENTAL ANTHRAX EXPOSURE AT CDC
Seventy-five Atlanta-based workers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been unintentionally exposed to anthrax. Early reports show that a lab did not adequately inactivate anthrax samples. The product was then moved and used for experiments in three labs not equipped to handle live anthrax. The CDC says the workers are being monitored or provided antibiotics and the risk of infection is relatively low.
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