May 3, 2014 -- quicklist: 1title: Bear Cub Reprieved After Rabies Scare at University Campustext:
Looks like Boo Boo the bear has gotten a second chance. The bear cub was part of a petting zoo held at Washington University during finals to help students relax, but was nearly put down after it bit 14 students, according to Reuters.
Since Boo Boo was not a domesticated animal, wildlife and school officials initially thought they would have to euthanize the 2-month-old cub in order to test it for rabies. However, after Washington University students protested and health officials reviewed the case, Boo Boo was reprieved.
Fingers crossed that the next finals week will not include a rabies scare.
quicklist: 2title: Court Upholds Dolce & Gabbana's Tax Fraud Conviction
text: The fashion police are here! Or soon will be…
An Italian court has upheld a tax fraud conviction handed to high-profile fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, despite the prosecutor’s calling for the case to be dropped, according to the AP.
Dolce and Gabbana originally received a 20-month suspended sentence, but the court reduced it to 18 months Wednesday.
They are accused of hiding 200 million euros (about $268 million) from tax authorities, through a Luxembourg holding company, although the prosecutor later decided the company was "a legal operation" and asked the court to drop the case.
The designers' defense lawyer Massimo Dinoia criticized the court for ignoring the prosecutor's recommendation and pledged an appeal to Italy's highest court.
quicklist: 3title: Law Might Soon Force Kids to Do Chores in Spain
text: Under a draft bill in Spain that has been approved by parliament, children may soon be required to participate in all areas of family life and perform their household chores by law, according to the BBC.
The rules fall under a section called "the rights and duties of children," and would involve "co-responsibility in caring for the home and performing household tasks regardless of age and gender", local media reported.
The penalties for kids who deny their duties have yet to be outlined.quicklist: 4
title: GAP Prank Gets Improv Everywhere Handcuffed
text: Members of famed NYC flash mob group Improv Everywhere were temporarily handcuffed by police at a Manhattan GAP store after security called the NYPD to control the troupe of 40 performers who were dressing up as store mannequins.
"The police arrived and handcuffed many performers," the group wrote on its website. "But after assessing the situation, everyone was allowed to leave."
Evidently, it's not illegal to dress in GAP clothing and stand very still in a store.
Watch their antics here.