Good week/bad week
Good week for:
British cats, with a warning from the U.K.’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that vegan pet owners who put their cats on a meat-free diet are abusing them and may be breaking the law. Pet owners are legally required to “take reasonable steps to ensure that the pet’s needs are met,” the group said, and cats “are very strict carnivores.”
Winging it, after two boys, ages 14 and 15, stole a single-engine Cessna from a private Utah airport and flew about 15 miles before successfully landing the plane.
State TV, after emails revealed that former EPA chief Scott Pruitt dictated what questions he’d be asked before appearing on Fox News’ morning program Fox & Friends, and in some cases was even asked to approve the script.
Bad week for:
Speed, after a German teenager lost his driver’s license only 49 minutes after receiving it. The unnamed 18-year-old was clocked at 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. “Some things last forever; others not for an hour,” said a philosophical German police spokesman.
New nicknames, after President Trump tweeted, “So great that oil prices are falling,” adding as a personal note: “[T]hank you President T.” So far, the nickname has not caught on.
Denial, after a British prison inmate claimed a cellphone that guards found secreted up his rectum wasn’t his, until guards found contact information for his friends and relatives on the phone’s SIM card. Dylan Martin’s sentence was extended by six months.