1. Teenage jogger detained for two weeks after accidentally crossing the US border.
A French woman was detained by US immigration for more than two weeks after inadvertently jogging across the border from Canada.
Cedella Romann, 19, who was visiting her mother in British Columbia, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that she accidentally crossed into Blaine, Washington, while out on a run on May 21.
Roman said she was unaware of her mistake until she was approached by two American Customs and Border Protection officers.
“An officer stopped me and started telling me I had crossed the border illegally,” Roman told CBC. “I told him I had not done it on purpose, and that I didn’t understand what was happening.”
Roman was arrested by Border Patrol, which "processed her as an expedited removal" and transferred her to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to The Washington Post. The following day, she was taken to ICE's Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
She was released on June 5, more than a week after her mother, Christiane Ferne, provided her daughter's travel documents to authorities.
Ferne described the area as a "trap".
"It was just unfair that there was nothing, no sign at the border," she told CBC. "Anybody can be caught at the border like this."
2. Former Maroon slams Queensland for playing "dumb footy" in Origin game.
Retired Maroons player Johnathan Thurston has criticised his former team for playing "dumb footy" during their loss to NSW in Sunday night's State of Origin clash.
The North Queensland Cowboys legend told Channel 9 he was "dumbfounded" by Queensland's play and that the final 10 minutes of the match would serve as a key lesson for the players, including Melbourne Storm's Will Chambers, who gave away a penalty in the dying minutes.