TIME Crime

Man Who Butt-Dialed 911 Gets Jailed for Drug Talk

What started as a mistake ended in an arrest

A Pennsylvania man accidentally landed himself and his friends in hot water with law enforcement when he butt-dialed 911.

A 911 switchboard operator was prepared to hang up, as he is trained to do, after a butt-dial came in late last year, but paused when he heard the caller talking with another man about selling stolen electronic devices for cocaine, the York Dispatch reports. The dispatcher, Troy Snyder, stayed on the call for 20 minutes, eventually sending the police to the caller’s location. He ascertained the address when someone in the hotel room used another phone to call a drug dealer with their location so he could come meet them.

When the police arrived, they discovered a computer tablet and some syringes, but all three men denied ownership. One of the men lied about his name; he was the only one to be charged, for false identification. That man, Edward Lee Luttrell, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and was sentenced to 15-30 days in jail. He told the judge he was “happy” with that decision.

[York Dispatch]

TIME relationships

New York Man to Celebrate 108th Birthday With Wife, 104, After 82 Years of Marriage

Duranord Veillard still does 5 to 7 push-ups a day

A Spring Valley, N.Y. man celebrates his 108th birthday on Saturday with his wife of 82 years. And on her birthday in May, she’ll turn 105.

Duranord and Jeanne Veillard were married in Haiti in 1932 and moved to the U.S. in the late ’60s. The couple raised five children and live at home with a daughter. They are grandparents to 12 and great-grandparents to 14.

USA Today reports that the birthday boy starts each day with oatmeal, fruit and a cup of tea, and ends it with fish and vegetables. He is apparently still able to do five to seven push-ups daily.

[USA Today]

TIME Television

Watch Jon Stewart Face Off With a WWE Wrestler on The Daily Show

This does not seem like a very fair match-up

Jon Stewart and Seth Rollins have been mock-feuding ever since the WWE star boasted that he could replace the Daily Show host—and do a better job. On Thursday’s broadcast, Rollins interrupted Stewart’s moment of zen to challenge the comedian to a fight.

The wrestler showed up on the set and threatened Stewart: “I hope, my friend, that you are prepared for a world of hurt.”

Stewart wasn’t quite up for a duel in the moment, so Rollins challenged him to come to Monday Night Raw at Newark’s Prudential Center in a few days.

We just hope Rollins goes easy on the little guy—even his neck looks scary.

[The Daily Show]

TIME movies

See the First Photo of Eddie Redmayne as a Transgender Painter in The Danish Girl

The new Oscar winner plays early 20th-century artist Lili Elbe

Fresh off his Best Actor win at the Oscars, Eddie Redmayne is back in the spotlight with the release of the first photo from his role in The Danish Girl.

Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, an early 20th-century Danish artist who was born as a man named Einar Wegener and received one of the earliest sex-change operations. The film is based on the David Ebershoff novel of the same name and is directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).

Redmayne has addressed criticism that the role was not being played by an actual transgender woman, saying in an interview with The Telegraph earlier this year, “There is an incredibly valid discussion for why a trans actress isn’t playing the part, because there are so many brilliant trans actresses, and I’m sure there are many who could play this part sensationally.” The issue of hormone therapy was a problem, he said, because it wasn’t available in the early 20th century when Elbe transitioned.

If the casting controversy doesn’t get in the way, perhaps Redmayne could see a second Oscar nomination when the movie comes out in 2016.

[The Telegraph]

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TIME Television

Bill O’Reilly Gets a Boost in Viewers After Dispute Over Falklands Claims

Noel Vasquez—Getty Images Bill O'Reilly attends a basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The O'Reilly Factor drew its highest ratings of 2015 on Wednesday

The claims over Bill O’Reilly’s Falklands war reporting seem to be having a very good effect on his ratings: on Wednesday night, the Fox News talking head drew his highest numbers of the year so far.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the last time The O’Reilly Factor saw such high ratings was during demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. in November.

O’Reilly says that he has not exaggerated his experience during the Falklands War between Argentina and the U.K., maintaining that he never said he was on the islands and was clear that he only reported on the conflict from Buenos Aires. A report by Mother Jones said he mischaracterized a violent protest as a combat situation in a number of statements over the years.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

TIME Style

Here’s Proof That #TheDress is Black and Blue

Sorry, #TeamWhiteAndGold

If you’re still rubbing your eyes over the dress that has social media baffled, here’s definitive proof that it is indeed black and blue, not white and gold:

The photo of the controversial frock (dubbed #TheDress on social media) went around the Internet Thursday night and Friday morning, polarizing viewers into two categories: those who saw it as white and gold and those who saw it as black and blue. It seems those in the former category have been tricked by the odd lighting of the photo (and maybe even by the physiology of their eyes) as the dressmaker has confirmed that it is royal blue with black lace stripes.

Read next: Taylor Swift Says The Dress is Black and Blue

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TIME isis

ISIS Victim’s Widow Wants ‘Jihadi John’ Captured Alive

Dragana Haines says she doesn't want him to have an "honorable death"

The widow of a man slain by ISIS last year says she wants to see ‘Jihadi John,’ the ISIS operative recently identified as Mohammed Emwazi, captured alive.

Dragana Haines, wife of the late British aid worker David Haines, told the BBC that if Emwazi were killed in action, it would be an “honorable death” for him. She went on, “I think he needs to be put to justice, but not in that way.”

Haines’ daughter, however, told ITV News, “I think all the families will feel closure and relief once there’s a bullet between his eyes.”

Emwazi can be seen in a number of the videos picturing ISIS captives being decapitated. He was identified Thursday as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner who had likely joined ISIS sometime after going to Syria in 2012.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that the administration is working to bring ISIS to justice.

Read more: Inside ISIS, a TIME Special Report

[BBC]

TIME isis

Eric Holder: We Will Hold ‘Jihadi John’ Accountable

The attorney general says officials are considering their options

Attorney General Eric Holder says U.S. officials are actively working to bring the ISIS fighter known as ‘Jihadi John’ to justice.

The man seen in ISIS’s brutal hostage videos, sometimes decapitating people himself, was identified by news outlets like the BBC and the Washington Post on Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner who is thought to have joined ISIS after traveling to Syria in 2012.

In an interview with ABC News, Holder declined to confirm this identity, saying it would “cut back the operational possibilities that we have been considering.”

Nevertheless, he says those possibilities of killing or capturing Jihadi John are indeed real. “I think there’s something to be said for holding [him] accountable, for getting at the people who are responsible for these barbaric acts, for using our military power to kill substantial numbers of them, and then also finding ways in which we can stop the flow of people to the fight.”

Read more: Inside ISIS, A TIME Special Report

“The vow that I can make to the American people,” he said, “along with our allies, is that we will hold accountable all the people who have been responsible for these heinous, barbaric acts.”

[ABC News]

TIME celebrities

Detectives Are Investigating the Theft of Lupita Nyong’o’s Pearl Dress

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Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses on the red carpet in this combination image for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

No arrests have been made yet

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft of Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 gown.

The department received a call reporting the missing dress around 11:30 pm on Wednesday, the L.A. Times reports. Thursday morning, they were investigating around the London West Hollywood Hotel, but have not yet made any arrests.

The dress, whose 6,000 pearls made headlines during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, was designed by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein.

[L.A. Times]

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TIME animals

This Is the Most Popular Dog Breed in America

NANTUCKET, MA - SEPTEMBER 8: Two labradors wait for their owner at a restaurant on Main Street in Nantucket. (Photo by Bill Brett/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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A few new breeds have also gained newfound popularity

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 24th year in a row, the American Kennel Club said Thursday.

That may come as no great surprise in the country that brought you Marley & Me, but the real story here is the rise of the Bulldog. That so-ugly-it’s-cute breed has hit No. 4, its highest spot on the AKC chart yet. For the first time in almost 100 years, its daintier cousin the French Bulldog has broken the top 10.

But the news does not only bring wagging tails: just as there are winners, there must be losers. The Norwegian Lundehund is the least popular breed, trailed by the English Foxhound and the Cesky Terrier. It’s a dog’s life, little Lundehund.

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