VIDEO: NSA surveillance stopped more than 50 terror plots, official says

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National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander told a House committee Tuesday that more than 50 terror threats throughout the world have been disrupted with the assistance of two secret surveillance programs that were recently disclosed by former defense contractor Edward Snowden.

 

During balmier months, many young women beat the heat by showing more skin in short-shorts and sundresses. But some in China are opting to do the opposite, perhaps in an attempt to fend off oglers. A user on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter equivalent, uploaded a photo of stockings designed to look like hairy man legs. The picture has since gone viral, likely due to its quirky concept. "Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out," the caption reads.

 

Here's what East Texas has been uploading to YouTube in the past 24 hours! We found these videos by doing a search for East Texas on YouTube, and limiting the search parameters to the last 24 hours.

 

Many people are avid users of Reddit, but if the conventions of dating had similar quirks and social cues, they'd likely down-vote it to oblivion. For its latest video, web series "If Dating Was Like..." looks at how courtship would work if it functioned like the social-sharing site — and the results are spot-on.

 

This afternoon's featured Focus In On dot me photo gallery was taken by our Shannon Wilson at the Color Up Tyler 5K Run. All of the photos are available for purchase! Visit focus in on dot me by clicking the photos link at the top of any TylerPaper.com page.

 

Police in Truckee, California are believed to be the first department to patrol a waterway using stand-up paddle boards. As AP's Haven Daley explains, it's all about community outreach.

 

19-year-old Chris Kreis of Fort Myers, Fla. was out on the water with his dad and a group of friends when they came across a massive whale shark near their boat. The teen jumped in the water and briefly caught a ride.

Graduation calls for celebratory cake, but when one mom ordered in the dessert for her daughter's special occasion, she got a little more than she bargained for. Reddit user bluesberry posted the photo with the caption: "My mom ordered a graduation cake with a cap drawn on. I guess they misheard."

 

Here’s Belen with a rundown of the Top 5 things to do in Tyler this week.

It's been nine years since Monica and Chandler Bing packed up and moved out of their oversized apartment in the series finale of Friends (mind-boggling, right?). But take a look at this model by Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto. The incredibly intricate model, made entirely of paper, took Conforto nearly two years to complete. Some of the items in the apartment were so tiny — like the glasses on the kitchen shelves — that she needed to use tweezers to build them. More impressive yet, this was Conforto's first attempt at a paper model.