Top of the List: Political scandals, too fat to fly and a Pepsi product that blocks fat

The top five stories people are talking about on November 13 are:

1) CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE: General John Allen is the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and he’s is currently under investigation for sending inappropriate emails to Jill Kelly. Kelly is the Tampa socialite who has allegedly been harassed by Petraeus’ biographer Paula Broadwell. Reports say that she’s at center of the military-political sex scandal.  

2) BITING THE APPLE THAT FEEDS YOU:  Employees at a Pikeville, Kentucky Walmart filmed themselves throwing Apple iPads.  Walmart is known for their doorbuster specials, but that's not all these guys were busting.   The employees have since been fired and Walmart says they stand behind their merchandise and not on top of it.

3) TOO FAT TO FLY: A new study says more airlines are on board with enforcing “passenger of size" regulations that require wide-body flyers to buy a second seat. Some say the mandate is unfair, while others say the second seat policy is right for the comfort and safety of seatmates.

However, Air Canada has gone against the mandate. Because the airline considers obesity a medical condition, they say they will provide overweight passengers with a free extra seat as long as they have a doctor's note. 

Should big passengers buy two tickets?  Tell us in the comments below.

4) PEPSI PLEASE:  On shelves in Japan is a new Pepsi product that they claim can block fat. The product is called the "Pepsi Special" and it’s made with dextrin, which is a fiber that apparently helps escort fat out of the body.

There is no date set for the Pepsi Special to hit U.S. shelves yet.

5) LIGHT UP THE NIGHT:  In India and around the world, Tuesday night is the start of the Diwali Festival of Lights.  The Hindu and Sikh celebration marks the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over darkness. The party starts in the darkness of a new moon and lasts for five days with fireworks, gifts for family and friends and even playing dice.

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