The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 13rd, 2023 night edition

image for Ukraine reports a surge in Russians offering to defect after a helicopter pilot switched sides and took his chopper with him

The rise in calls comes after a Russian helicopter pilot publicly defected to Ukraine last month.

The official said the number of Russian appeals to defect jumped by about 70 percent daily.

By March this year, around 10,000 Russian soldiers used the hotline to offer their voluntary surrender, officials said at the time. »

McDonald’s is getting rid of self-serve soda machines

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McDonald’s is getting rid of one of its biggest perks.

The fast food chain is eliminating its self-serve soda machines by 2032 at its US restaurants, the company said, explaining that the change will make the experience consistent for customers and crew across the chain.

McDonald’s future includes restaurant designs with smaller or no dining rooms (and high-tech drive thrus) to reflect that new reality. »

Virginia election candidate responds after leak of tapes showing her performing sex acts with husband: "It won't silence me"

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"It won't intimidate me and it won't silence me," she said in the statement.

The revelation marked an explosive turn in a contest that will carry significant weight in determining the balance of power in the Virginia General Assembly.

Gibson said that exposing the videos is "an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family." »

12-year-old saves drowning man, credits CPR learned from 'Stranger Things'

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Austen MacMillan, a 12-year-old Florida boy who sprung into action last week when he noticed a man in danger of drowning, said he learned lifesaving CPR from watching the hit series “Stranger Things.”.

“It was like six to five minutes he was under the water and I was like, 'That's way too long.

A 12-year-old boy has saved a man's life after giving CPR to him in swimming pool. »

Mysterious yellow line spanning 20 miles on I-95 confuses Florida drivers

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News4JAX Sky 4 drone captured the line that extends for over 20 miles, crosses lanes several times and changes in width but always remains visible.

“It’s a yellow line with a yellow line on the other side,” said Albandy.

Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Transportation is investigating how it happened and who is behind the mysterious line. »