The Daily Populous

Monday September 9th, 2019 morning edition

image for Bank accidentally deposits $120,000 in couple’s account; they spend most of it, then get charged with theft

Imagine waking up one day to find an extra $120,000 in your bank account.

You did not make $120,000 or win $120,000, but there it is, $120,000, just sitting there.

Pay off the mountain of student loans you’d otherwise be stuck with till you die?

Eventually, though, the bank contacted them on or around June 20 after sending the money to the correct account.

The bank notified Tiffany Williams, 35, that they were responsible for returning all the funds, Brown told the Sun-Gazette.

He added that the withdrawal resulted in a $107,416 overdraft because the couple’s bank account had only $1,121 in it before the accidental windfall.

Tiffany first assured the bank she would work out a repayment plan with her husband, but she eventually ceased communications, WNEP reported. »

More than a billion fewer cigarettes smoked each year as people ditch the cigs

Authored by

Between 2011 and 2018, average monthly cigarette consumption fell by nearly a quarter, equating to around 118 million fewer cigarettes being smoked every month**.

This decline suggests that stricter tobacco laws and taking action to encourage people to quit smoking are working.

George Butterworth, senior policy manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s great news that fewer cigarettes are being sold and smoked. »

‘The whole system is rotten. We want to tear it down’: Hong Kong protests blaze on

Authored by
image for

Local residents join in and hurl insults at the Hong Kong police officers as protests continue in Hong Kong.

Trump also — perhaps inadvertently — echoed Chinese rhetoric on Hong Kong protests by calling them “riots” and affirming that Hong Kong is a domestic Chinese problem.

"Hong Kong is a part of China; they’ll have to deal with that themselves,” he said to reporters in August. »

Tool's 'Fear Inoculum' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week For a Rock Album in Over 1 Year

Authored by
image for

Tool returns in strong form at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the band’s first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, debuts at No. 1 with the biggest week for any rock album in over one year.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

debuts at No. 3 with 104,000 equivalent album units (with 66,000 of that sum in album sales). »