No cash? No problem — in Sweden at least, where cellphone and credit-card payments are quickly eclipsing coins and bills, NBC News reported.
When Robin Teigland left her wallet at home, the man in line behind her agreed to pay for her groceries. His gesture as much out of convenience as kindness — Teigland paid him back immediately via Swish, a mobile-banking app gaining traction throughout Scandinavia.
"Sweden has always been at the forefront of financial innovation," said Teigland, a professor of business at the Stockholm School of Economics. "I never use cash. My kids laugh at me, because I only carry the five-crown coins I use to get a shopping cart at the store."
Teigland isn't alone — cash now makes up just 2 percent of the Swedish economy, compared to 9.7 percent throughout the euro zone, according to the Bank for International Settlements.
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A man who police had identified as one of Hawaii's "most wanted" fugitives was shot and killed by officers early Friday, according to Hawaii Island police, NBC News reported.
Police spotted Ronald Barawis in a vehicle outside a fast food restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii, just after midnight on Friday. When officers ordered the 38-year-old out of the car, "he instead drove over barriers within the drive-thru and accelerated his vehicle," driving directly at an officer and ramming police cars, according to a statement from police.
Barawis was profiled in an episode of local public access show "Hawaii Island's Most Wanted" that was scheduled to air Friday, the day he was killed in the shooting. In a previous announcement about the show, he was listed as "considered armed and dangerous."
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The beloved teacher shot and killed this week along with her 2-year-old daughter was remembered Friday at a heartbreaking ceremony, where her second-graders sang "Lean on Me" and her sister called for an end to domestic violence.
Loved ones, students, parents and total strangers mourned the deaths of NeShante Davis and Chloe Davis-Green at a vigil held Friday evening outside Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Two small planes collided mid-air and crashed into the ocean off San Pedro on Friday, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard and crews from various fire and police agencies converged on the spot off the San Pedro Coast to search for any possible survivors, said Lt. Jonathan McCormick, of the U.S. Coast Guard. Dive teams planned to search the waters through the night.
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Humanitarian aid has been cut off to thousands of people as the city of Aleppo, Syria, has fallen under government siege, NBC News reported.
Russian airstrikes, which have increased in recent days, have also killed an estimated 150 civilians, according to U.S. officials on Friday.
The bombardment has also interrupted U.N.-led peace talks scheduled in Geneva this week. Officials said Russia and Syrian President Bashar Assad were not in compliance with a U.N. Security Council resolution that called for access for aid workers and to end bombing of civilians.
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Dallas police say a criminal investigation has been initiated involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In a press release Friday evening, the Dallas Police Department said it received a complaint of domestic violence that occured in Dallas on Jan. 30 in which Manziel is listed as a suspect.
The department said detectives will investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed.
A Vermont tattoo shop is giving away free tattoos of Senator Bernie Sanders, whose White House ambitions have energized many across the country, especially in his home state.
Aartistic Inc of Winooski and Montpelier is providing the small, simple line-drawing tattoos free of charge to Sanders supporters who want to "feel the Bern" permanently. The tattoos show a likeness of the glasses and sometimes-mussed hair many associate with the candidate seeking the Democratic party’s nomination.
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Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.
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Late Friday afternoon, the Dallas County Democratic Party called on a Mesquite Justice of the Peace to resign immediately.
County Chair Carol Donovan is asking Bill Metzger to step down after he recently announced on his Facebook page that he would refuse to officiate issue a same-sex marriage if asked.
Metzger wrote that as a devout Catholic, “my sincerely-held religious beliefs keeps me from being forced to conduct anything but a traditional wedding as a Judge per our Attorney General."
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Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, was moved Friday afternoon from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County Correction Center in Downtown Fort Worth. Couch, 19, is currently being held for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, pending a hearing Feb. 19 to determine whether his case will be moved from juvenile court to adult court. Despite the move, Couch is still under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and his case is still continuing under the original judge's order, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said. The move to the adult jail doesn't change his juvenile standing.
Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight.
The governor of Ohio, whose disappointing finish in Monday's Iowa caucus leaves him a long shot for his party's nomination, took part in "an impromptu snowball fight with members of the media and volunteers," according to his campaign.
The video showed him ducking snowballs and launching some of his own in front of a snowy red barn.
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Rescue workers Friday night found the cat scaled with scorching water in a disturbing video that have prompted one arrest.
The cat was discovered behind the Chicago home where the alleged abuse took place, according to rescue workers. They trapped the cat and transported it to animal control. Rescue workers said they hope to take the cat to Felines & Canines animal shelter.
The video shows a white, spotted cat lured toward the camera, then doused in burning hot water. It sparked nationwide outrage after it spread across social media.
A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.
Christopher Emery's mother tells The (Allentown) Morning Call she doesn't want her 29-year-old son to return to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom because of how he was treated.
Emery has cleaned bathrooms at the park for 12 seasons, and his mother says he looks forward to the job.
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The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mainly of detainees' arms and legs, revealing bruises and cuts, and they appear far less dramatic than those released more than a decade ago during allegations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The Pentagon said that criminal investigations substantiated abuse in 14 of the cases linked to the 198 newly released photos, and determined that 42 allegations were not valid. Sixty-five service members were disciplined in connection with the cases.