The Miss America Organization will no longer be judging contestants on their appearance. The competition is dropping the swimsuit portion and will make changes to the evening wear portion as well. “We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you,” said Gretchen Carlson, former Miss America and now head of the organization’s board of trustees.
The official death toll for those affected by Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire rose to 69 late Monday. Only 17 of the dead have been identified so far. Many of the victims have been left unrecognizable as a result of the eruption. Several others have been injured and thousands have been evacuated. Officials are continuing to extend their search and identify victims.
A man who shot and killed himself as SWAT members approached his hotel room has been connected to 6 homicides of people who were involved in his divorce. The 56-year-old man was identified as Dwight Lamon Jones. Jones divorced from his wife back in 2010. His victims included a well-known forensic psychiatrist who testified against him in court, two paralegals who worked for the law office that represented the suspect’s wife, a marriage-and-divorce counselor who was apparently targeted in a case of mistaken identity and another man and woman who have not been identified.
Billionaire David Koch is trending on Twitter after announcing that he will be stepping down from the Koch brothers network of business and political activities due to health reasons.
The trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 is #1 trending on Youtube. The trailer has over 3 million views since the day after it was released. “Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush.”