3 girls accused of using stun gun near child

Closeup view of a loaded stun gun in a hand of a young man. (Shutterstock photo)
Updated 12 July 2018
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3 girls accused of using stun gun near child

CONWAY, US: Three Arkansas girls have been arrested on child endangerment charges after a mother says she saw Snapchat videos of them using a stun gun near her 1-year-old daughter.
An arrest report Monday says the girls recorded the crying child while they zapped the stun gun in her direction in Conway, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Little Rock.
The report says the girls, whose names and ages have not been released, did not use the stun gun on the baby.
The report says one video shows one girl hitting the baby in the back of her head causing her to cry. It is not clear what was used to strike the child. The video also shows laughing emojis and the comment “She a bully, but I’m dying” as the girls laugh.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the girls have attorneys.


Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Updated 20 min 8 sec ago
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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

  • Rihanna's home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism
  • The singer has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart

NEW YORK: Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna — real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty — has been conferred the title of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
While the singer will not be formally accredited to another country, Mottley said that Rihanna — whose more colorful songs include “Bitch Better Have My Money” — would be in charge of bringing investment as well as encouraging education and tourism.
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility,” Rihanna said in a statement dated Thursday.
Rihanna, 30, grew up in a troubled home in Barbados and was propelled to fame after visiting US producer Evan Rogers recognized her talents.
The singer, who since achieving stardom has lived primarily in Los Angeles and New York, has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart, more than any artist except The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.