Breaking News

WORLD

North Carolina man wins lottery on the way to last cancer treatment
A cancer patient in North Carolina has won $200,000 (£157,000) from a lottery ticket purchased on the way to his last chemotherapy treatment.
Ronnie Foster, who is battling colon cancer, bought a scratch card in the city of Raleigh and won $5, which he used to buy two more on a whim.
The first ticket had no winnings, but as he scratched off the second: "I saw all those zeroes and froze," he said.
Mr Foster said he would use some of the money for medical expenses.
Mr Foster told The North Carolina Education Lottery that he was already happy because he was on his way to the local hospital for his final round of chemotherapy.

Southwest Airlines pilots ‘livestreamed plane toilet on hidden camera

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant has filed a lawsuit accusing two pilots of livestreaming a plane's toilet on hidden camera.
Renee Steinaker alleges she caught the pilots during a 2017 flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix.
Captain Terry Graham asked her to sit in the cockpit with co-pilot, Ryan Russell, while he used the toilet, the suit alleges.
Ms Steinaker alleges she saw an iPad showing live video from the toilet.
The pilots and Southwest Airlines have denied there was a camera filming passengers and crew members in the toilet. The airline said the incident was "an inappropriate attempt at humour".
Ms Steinaker alleges that Mr Russell told her to keep quiet about the camera, which he said was a "top-secret security measure".
The flight attendant reported the incident to the airline, but alleges that a supervisor ordered her not to talk to anybody about what happened.
The pilots were not sanctioned by Southwest Airlines and continue to pilot commercial flights for the airline, according to the suit.
"The allegations [in this lawsuit] frame conduct that is outrageous," Ronald Goldman, a lawyer representing Ms Steinaker, told the BBC.

How have the airline and pilots responded?

In a statement, Southwest Airlines told the BBC that the airline "does not place cameras in the lavatories of our aircraft".
Initially, the American airline declined to comment further on the lawsuit. But in a later statement, the airline said it had investigated the allegations and found there was never a camera in the toilet.
"Southwest will vigorously defend the lawsuit," the airline said. "When the incident happened two years ago, we investigated the allegations and addressed the situation with the crew involved.

Ivan Milat: Australia's 'backpacker killer' dies aged 74
Ivan Milat, a notorious Australian serial killer who kidnapped and murdered hitchhikers, has died aged 74.
Milat had been serving a life sentence for killing seven backpackers between 1989 and 1992 and dumping their bodies in a New South Wales forest.
He died of cancer in a Sydney hospital early on Sunday local time.
Police said Milat's lifelong refusal to admit his crimes had hampered further investigations into the killings and other unsolved cases.
His murder victims were three Germans, two Britons and two Australians. All were aged between 19 and 22.
Milat was arrested after targeting another backpacker, British man Paul Onions, who escaped and alerted police.
A subsequent trial heard that Milat had searched for hitchhikers to abduct from a major highway between Sydney and Melbourne.
The bodies of his victims were found buried in the Belanglo State Forest, 120km (75 miles) south-west of Sydney, in 1992 and 1993.
Milat was diagnosed with terminal oesophagus and stomach cancer earlier this year.

No comments