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In an unexpected convergence of news stories, a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane reportedly crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday.

The Boeing 777 aircraft had 280 passengers and 15 crew members, according to news reports citing information from an aviation industry source.

Flight Aware Map

The graphic above from FlightAware shows the plane's path.

The flight was heading from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport in the Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Kuala Lumpur is the most populous city in Malaysia.

Political tensions and violence have been high in east Ukraine near the Russian border since the situation in Crimea escalated earlier this year.

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Move over Jeremy Meeks, and welcome Chris Kohrs, a new man that’s stealing hearts of women everywhere after becoming an unlikely social media darling.

This time, he's on the right side of the law! Win-win!

Kohrs, a San Francisco police officer, has gone viral on Facebook after a page in his honor, "Hot Cop of the Castro" (a gay enclave in S.F.) went viral.

More than 40,000 “like” the page filled pictures of him helping citizens, kissing babies and/or flaunting his muscles ... and it's easy to see why, right?

Chris Kohrs Photo
Move over Jeremy Meeks, and welcome Chris Kohrs, the Hot Facebook Cop from S.F.

Fans from the City by the Bay and around the world are quick to point out that, unlike Hot Mug Shot Guy Meeks, Officer Kohrs is actually a good guy.

So far, Kohrs has taken well to his quasi-celebrity, though he says he’s surprised by all of it, as he's just a guy doing his job for the city he loves.

“I’m not used to a lot of people coming up to me and taking pictures and things like that. I’m happy to do it,” he told the San Francisco-centric blog SFist.

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Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada made an unexpected announcement on The Colbert Report:

A new Captain America is coming to town. A very new Captain America, that is.

Sam Wilson, Captain America's veteran partner The Falcon, will be replacing Steve Rogers this fall in the comic book series.

Black Captain America

Wilson will officially take over the shield in "All-New Captain America #1,” which will be penned by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen.

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You really never know when a penis will pop up.

Sometimes a church in Illinois takes this shape. Other times, a furry black dog.

And at other times you're feeding your baby girl when you notice a drawing inside a shape that very closely resembles a man's most private part.

This is what happened to Shane and Carla Gallivan of Nottinghamshire, with the latter telling Great Britain’s The Metro that she recently noticed how her child’s “trousers were covered in penises” and she was “angry because it’s not the kind of thing you should be dressing a baby in.”

Not typically, no. One would hope not, at least.

Penis on Baby Clothing

A close look does seem to reveal that a designer may have been having a bit of subtle fun with this item.

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Sometimes, the use of Photoshop removes arms and takes away nipples.

Other times, it restores your faith in humanity.

Such was the case for Nathen Steffel, whose daughter Sophia passed away in Cincinnati's Children's Hospital after suffering a hepatic hemangioma in her liver at just six weeks old.

Not long afterward, Steffel told his sad story on Reddit and made a request of other users:

"Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes," he wrote. "Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?"

Sick Daughter

And complete strangers took it from there.

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The case of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man arrested for killing his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in a hot car, raises endless questions.

Many center around his wife, Leanna Harris, and her role (if any) in the suburban Atlanta tragedy that made national headlines this month.

Leanna H

Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified that, when Harris was reunited with her husband after his murder arrest, she asked, "Did you say too much?"

Stoddard also testified that she had worried in the past about the possibility of young Cooper being left in a hot car, saying it was her "worst fear."

Police say both conducted Internet searches for child deaths in hot cars; Ross Harris has pleaded not guilty and called the incident a "tragic accident."

Leanna Harris, who has not been charged in connection with Cooper's death, hopes to provide some answers in a statement released to the media.

Curiously, or perhaps tellingly, the first public comment made on the 30-year-old dietician's behalf does not mention her husband. Read if after the jump ...

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Calling your cable service provider for any reason is never on anybody's list of things they enjoy doing, but this particular example turned into an epic nightmare.

When tech journalist Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, tried to cancel their Comcast service over the phone, they did not have an easy time of it.

Not because they couldn't get through or were transferred to an overseas call center ... but because the representative refused to let them cancel it.

Seriously. He rudely, incessantly demanded to know why ... why?! WHY WOULD YOU CANCEL SOMETHING AS AWESOME AS COMCAST?!?

The more Block refused to engage in a discussion of why he was severing all ties with Comcast, the more aggressive and inappropriate the rep became.

Eight minutes later, he finally got what he wanted ... and posted the conversation on SoundCloud. He says he started the post about 10 minutes in.

It's not clear what happened in those first 10 minutes, but Block was adamant about bailing on the cable giant, and just as adamant about not saying why.

Block patiently, calmly and repeatedly asked what it would take to disconnect his service, which only made the world's worst customer service rep more irate.

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A student who reportedly kept a pair of contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight is now blind after amoebas devoured her eyeballs.

The tiny single-cell organisms slowly ate away at Taiwanese undergraduate Lian Kao's sight because she didn't take out and clean the contacts.

Not even once during that time.

According to a warning issued by doctors, this is a particularly severe example, but illustrates the importance of proper hygiene use with contact lenses.

Ya think?!

Contact Lenses Are Great, But ...
They're a marvelous invention, but without proper use, can leave one vulnerable to eye diseases. Such as ...

The director of ophthalmology at Taipei's Wan Fang Hospital, Wu Jian-liang, said contacts users are a "high risk group that can easily be exposed to eye diseases."

How so, you ask?

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So, parents, what have you done recently for your children?

Did you get your son Minecraft for his birthday? Gift your child with a puppy? Not bad.

But now consider this: According to The Washington Post, Virginia native Jeremiah Heaton recently researched the Internet in search of an unowned piece of land.

And he succeeded, coming across an 800-square-mile desert patch near the border of Egypt and Sudan.

Jeremiah Heaton Picture

Heaton subsequently obtained permission from Egyptian authorities to travel to the locale and was actually welcomed there by the local residents, who refers to the area as Bir Tawil.

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Nyjah Cousar, the girl who accidentally sent her dad a nude photo and setting off an exchange that went viral, is trying to parlay this a reality show, naturally.

Naked Photo Fail!
This daughter sent a naked selfie to the wrong person: her father!

She says that since the nude picture and her father's irate reaction hit the web, Hollywood's been blowing up her phone and she's all ears.

Probably while naked or darn close.

Nyjah is reportedly set on capitalizing on the humiliation of her father with a reality show featuring her entire family (yes, daddy dearest included).

The college student says publicists and managers have reached out to her, and once she signs with one, they will pitch the show to MTV and BET execs.

Based on his reaction (and she posted on Instagram, obviously) to receiving Nyjah's nudie shot, one has to wonder how dad would feel about that ...

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