Cheryl Treadway, from Florida, used an online Pizza Hut delivery service to save herself and her kids as they were being held hostage in their home. The pizza-food-chain employees spotted what she wrote in the comment section of her online order, asking to call and send emergency-service to her house because her boyfriend is inside and has a knife. When the authorities came, it took 20 minutes for the boyfriend to come out of the house peacefully. The kids were not harmed. (yahoo.com)
2. Philippines improves rank on list of best countries for moms and kids This year’s State of The World’s Mother’s report ranks the Philippines as the 105th best place for moms, out of 179 countries. The report, published by the non-profit organization Save The Children, assessed the well being of mothers and children and also used indicators such as educational, economic, and political status. Child survival rates in the country’s capital improved by 50 percent; the Philippines also experienced continuous decline in child deaths since 20 years back. Top marks went to Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway. (abs-cbnnews.com)
3. McDo debuts grown-up Hamburglar mascot — and he's a dad!
The old Hamburglar was moon-faced thief who loved McDonalds. The new Hamburglar looks like he doesn't own a TV. pic.twitter.com/vhCjid0YiO
Remember that striped McDonald’s villainous mascot who loves hamburgers so much he steals them? Well, he’s back and all grown up. He was “lured” back into the fold by the company’s new third-pound sirloin burger. "We felt it was time to debut a new look for the Hamburglar after he’s been out of the public eye all these years," says Joel Yashinsky, McDonald's' vice president of U.S. marketing. The updated character was announced in a video McDonald’s posted Wednesday, May 6. (huffingtonpost.com)
4. “Indiana Jones” sequel in the works Film producer Kathleen Kennedy officially confirmed that we will see the famous archaeologist soon as Disney is working to reboot the “Indiana Jones” franchise. It might take a while, though, since they haven’t started on a script yet. It is rumored that “Guardians of The Galaxy” star Chris Pratt is to receive the fedora and whip from Harrison Ford, who has played the titular character since it debuted on the big screen in 1981. (usmagazine.com)
5. It’s official: Britain has a new princess! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially registered their newborn daughter’s birth on Tuesday, May 5, the official Kensington Palace’s Instagram account confirmed. The new princess’s official title: “Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.” The BBC reports that the new addition to the royal family has been formally introduced to great-great grandmother Queen Elizabeth on the same day Will and Kate did the paperwork. (nydailynews.com)