false alarm
May 15, 2014

When a fast food restaurant messes up your order, you might take it back or complain to the manager. One North Carolina woman, though, really wanted to show Subway she meant business: She called 911 when they put the wrong sauce on her pizza.

Bevalante Michette Hall, 37, was charged with misuse of the 911 system after reporting the "emergency" that her "Flatizza" was prepared incorrectly. "I told them I can't eat that kind of sauce," Hall told the operator. "They made my mom another sandwich without a problem, but they won't make me a sandwich."

Rather than fixing the problem, officials arrested Hall, who was then jailed for three minutes and released on a $2,000 bond. Listen to the full call at the Gaston Gazette. Meghan DeMaria

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Today's best "well, actually" comes from none other than Mike Huckabee, who wants everyone to know that the response from Jews to his comments about the Iran deal taking Israelis "to the door of the oven" has actually been "overwhelmingly positive."

Even Holocaust survivors and their children don't mind, Huckabee insisted in an interview with Today's Matt Lauer, adding that he would back his words even as president of the United States. Lauer further pressed Huckabee, reminding him that many Jews actually were offended by his language, which was perhaps only used to be heard "over the roar of Donald Trump." So, Lauer asked, would he really, truly, definitely, actually still say it all over again?

"Matt, we need to use strong words when people make strong threats against an entire group of people," Huckabee persisted. Watch the whole interview at

9:18 a.m. ET

With countless adventures and decades of back story to adapt, Hollywood was never going to going to make enough Wolverine movies to capture everything X-Men fans want to see. But if you've been waiting for a blockbuster adaptation of Old Man Logan or one of those weird Patch side stories, now's your chance to make your voice heard: Hugh Jackman wants to know what X-Men fans want to see him do as Wolverine before he hangs up the claws for good.

The poll started last night, but Jackman promised to read "as many as [he] can," so there's no reason not to weigh in now. I hope you'll join me in casting a vote for Wolverine getting ripped in half by the Hulk. Scott Meslow

Blast from the past
8:50 a.m. ET

These extraordinary horses might even give American Pharaoh something to be jealous of.

Every summer, the people of Fukushima prefecture honor their ancient Samurai and equine traditions during the Soma Nomaoi festival, which began over 1,000 years ago. The three-day festival reenacts Edo Period (roughly 1603-1869) battles — safely, of course! — without losing any of the vibrant, stampeding thrill of bygone days. Check it out. Jeva Lange

Four more years?
8:28 a.m. ET
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President Obama thinks he's a "pretty good president." Good enough that he says if he ran for a third term, he believes he could win. But, as he acknowledged in a Tuesday address at the African Union headquarters, a third term just isn't an option.

"I love my work, but under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I can't run again. I actually think I'm a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't. So there's a lot that I'd like to do to keep America moving, but the law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president." [Obama]

Now, Obama obviously isn't actually considering a third term as president. Rather, he used this hypothetical to prove a point to African leaders about the importance of stepping down from office when their terms ended. Recently in Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza was elected to a third term despite the constitutional limit of two terms.

Obama called on the African Union to curb this overreach of power and ensure that African leaders stick to the law. Obama also said he just doesn't understand why leaders don't step down when it's their turn to do so. "Frankly," Obama told the African Union, "I’m looking forward to life after being president." Becca Stanek

This just in
7:55 a.m. ET
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President Obama pledged to help raise 50 million Africans out of poverty during his Tuesday address at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — the equivalent of 5 percent of Africa's population. His speech marked the first time that a sitting American president has addressed the African Union.

"Many Africans are crowded into shantytowns without power or running water — a level of poverty that's an assault on human dignity," Obama said.

Obama also called for African leaders to ensure free and fair democracies and elections in their nations, and to step down when their terms come to an end. He also pressured those in power to put an end to the discrimination of women in education.

"No one would put out a football team and just play half the team," Obama said. "The same is true when it comes to giving everyone an education. You can't leave half the team off." Jeva Lange

Math is hard
7:41 a.m. ET
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Donald Trump loves to brag that he's worth more than $10 billion. But the math begs to differ. The GOP presidential frontrunner's actual net worth is 29 percent of the figure Trump has been boasting, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index reports, totaling $2.9 billion. That figure is pulled from an analysis by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index of Trump's 92-page personal financial disclosure, which went public last week.

Despite Trump's $7 billion miscalculation, he definitely still has a lot of dough. Bloomberg reports that Trump's portfolio is "dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses." Trump owns some prime real estate in Manhattan, resorts including Doral and Mar-A-Lago in Florida, and golf courses in Scotland and Ireland.

A Trump spokeswoman declined to comment to Bloomberg on the wealth calculation discrepancies. Becca Stanek

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It's always good to have the comedians on your side — and it looks as if President Obama went out of the way to assure that he did. In recent years, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart made at least two secret visits to the White House to meet with Obama, both times at the president's specific request, Politico reports.

"The White House itself was quite interested in at least explaining its side of the story to Jon Stewart, up to and including the president," former Obama White House chief economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said. Obama summoned Stewart to his office in October 2011, during the debt ceiling crisis, and again in February 2014, before threatening Russia not to make any further moves on Ukraine. Obama has appeared on Stewart's show seven times.

"I can't say that because Jon Stewart was unhappy policy changed. But I can say that he had forceful arguments, they were arguments that we knew would be heard and deserved to be answered," David Axelrod, another former Obama aide, told Politico. Jeva Lange

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