On Monday, over a five-hour span, the same man mistakenly “butt-dialed” San Mateo police dispatchers seven times. Each time, dispatchers of the call center that receives as many as 400 911 calls a day had to call him back to ensure there was no real emergency.
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troller discusses crop damage resulting from recent heavy rains during a meeting with farmers at Lu-Mil Vineyard near Elizabethtown, N.C. Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory visits peanut farmer Dan Ward at one of his peanuts fields that have been damaged from excessive rain near Clarkton, N.C. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. This is the peak harvest season for peanut farmers. Ward had turned this portion of his crop to harvest just as several days of rain arrived in eastern North Carolina, damaging the the crop and preventing him using his heavy automated machinery to harvest the peanuts. Ward estimates that he has lost twenty percent of his crop.
Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up more than 7 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business.
A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to hand over detailed information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ring that allegedly sold millions of dollars of fake Gucci handbags and wallets in the U.S.