Washington, Feb 28 : A California man is suing McDonald's for 1.5 million dollars, claiming that he only got one napkin with his meal.
Webster Lucas said that he was stiffed on napkins at the Mickey D's in Pacoima, CA on January 29th after ordering a Quarter Pounder Deluxe.
And when he went up to the counter to ask for more, he was rudely rebuffed by the manager who insisted he already got some, TMZ. com reported.
According to his lawsuit, Lucas, who is black, then retorted. That's when Lucas said that things got racist, claiming the manager (a Mexican-American) mumbled something about "you people."
Washington, February 28 : Barack Obama has confessed that he did drugs in school and didn't think about the harm it could do to him.
The US president, who launched the 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, spoke to teenagers involved in the 'Becoming a Man' program to help at-risk boys in his hometown, Chicago, the Huffington Post reported.
He said that he sees himself in the teenagers and admitted that he made bad choices when he was in school and didn't take it as seriously as he should have.
Obama added that he made excuses and sold himself short sometimes.
Washington, February 28 : A plane crash is definitely a flyer's worst nightmare and so one must be prepared to survive such an incident.
According to the Huffington Post, many airplane accidents are survivable and there are various tips one should follow to secure their chance of getting alive from such a disaster.
The flyer must keep the shoes and socks on, as he/she will have a much better chance of getting out while running over sharp debris and fire, than in bare feet.
One must always practice unbuckling the seat belt, as they might forget the procedure in panic.
The publication says that one should always have a plan and a backup plan, and should count the number of rows to the nearest emergency exit after taking the seat.
Washington, Feb 28 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the international community has failed to prevent genocide in Syria 20 years after the Rwanda situation.
Ban said failing to prevent atrocities in Syria is 'a shameful indictment'.
According to Fox News, he also pointed to 'grave and blatant' human rights violations in the Central African Republic.
Ban also expressed gave concern over civilians threatened in many regions, and worrying trends such as rising bias against migrants, Muslims, Roma and other minorities in Europe and elsewhere.
Washington, Feb 28 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reportedly said that Iran's nuclear program will remain intact.
Speaking to reporters, Zarif commented that the country will not close any program.
According to the Washington Times, Iran had agreed to a temporary freeze on enriching uranium in November, that according to US President Barack Obama was to simply put, [the deal cuts] off Iran's most likely paths to a bomb.
Washington, February 28 : Michelle Obama was spotted dancing with a trio of giant, human-sized vegetable dancers during the fourth anniversary tour of her 'Let's Move' campaign.
The First Lady of the United States, along with characters Colby Carrot, Brian Broccoli and Erica Eggplant, and their human friends danced with the children at the daycare center, La Petite Academy, where she told the children how important it is to eat healthy, ABC News reported.
The 50-year-old wife of Barack Obama, also admitted that she loves spinach. (ANI)
Washington, Feb 28 : Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has reportedly said that the Federal Reserve does not have authority to supervise or regulate Bitcoin in any way.
Making the remarks in front of the Senate, Yellen said that Bitcoin was a payment innovation that was taking place entirely outside the banking industry and asked Congress to work on the issue.
According to TC, Senator Joe Manchin had recently warned that Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency and called for either strict regulation or an outright ban on Bitcoin.
Washington, February 28 : NBC has announced that Michelle Obama will be making an appearance in the season 6 finale of comedy series ' Parks and Recreation s'.
The First Lady will appear on the episode titled 'Moving Up', where she will be celebrating investments in healthier out-of-school programs as part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, which deals with childhood obesity, CBS News reported.
Earlier, Vice President Joe Biden had appeared on the show during a 2012 episode. (ANI)
Washington, Feb 28 : For a surprising number of people, the call of the landline is still so strong that they find it nearly impossible to give up.
In a list of "technologies that would be very hard to give up" compiled by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 17 percent of Americans still listed the landline, the Washington Post reported.
Compare that with the 10 percent who said " social media" was their must-have technology.
Pew's Internet and American Life Project reviews 25 years of the Web and takes stock of attitudes toward technology.
Washington, Feb 28 : Most of us tend to believe that we can safely manage to use our mobile phone while driving, despite knowing that it is dangerous.
Distracted driving results in thousands of fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries each year.
Texting while driving is a menace.
But drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements that evoke their fear of death in graphic terms, say researchers at Washington State University.
New York, Feb 27 - Bags are prohibited from this year's Boston Marathon for security concern following last year's deadly bombing, authorities announced.
Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items.
But this year, runners will not be allowed to bring backpacks or bags, which will also not be allowed in certain areas near the start or finish line, or along the 26.2-mile course, Xinhua qupoted the Boston Athletic Association as saying Wednesday.
Washington, Feb 26 : Following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, at least 2,174 members of the U. S. military force have reportedly died in Afghanistan as of Feb. 25. 2014.
The death count released by Associated Press is apparently one less than the Defense Department 's tally.
At least 1,795 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers, Fox News reported.
New York, Feb 26 : Two Indian-origin men are among this year's prestigious Heinz Awards recipients in the US.
Abraham Verghese, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, and Sanjeev Arora, a computer scientist, of Albuquerque in the US state of New Mexico will be honoured in Pittsburgh April 3, the foundation announced on its website Tuesday.
The five recipients will receive a cash award of $250,000 each as well as a medallion inscribed with an image of late US senator John Heinz.
Abraham Verghese, who was born to parents from Kerala in Ethiopia, was given the award in recognition of his best-selling authorship.
Washington, Feb 25 : Following a spurt in violent attacks in recent days that killed three children, the army chief of Thailand has reportedly warned that the country may risk "collapse" if it failed to control the rising violence.
Making a televised live speech, army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said that as days go by, there will be more violence until it cannot be controlled, adding that if losses continued, the country will collapse for sure and nobody will win or lose.
New York, Feb 25 : A new wedding trend seems to be catching up with the love birds these days and that is to shock guests with a surprising wedding.
The top- secret weddings that are usually associated with celebrities that hope to escape the glare of paparazzi like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds; Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, who reportedly tied the knot last week in a covert ceremony in Northern California.