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Donald Trump To Breastfeeding Lawyer: “You’re Disgusting”

The New York Times has pored over hundreds of pages of Donald Trump testimony from his many lawsuits over the last decade and found a lot of what it describes as “hyperbolic overstatements” and “outright misstatements,” as well as some instances of truly obnoxious behavior—like the time he told a lawyer who wanted to take…

By: Newser / July 29, 2015

Feds: Man Tipped Strippers 2200 Times With Company Cash

There’s using the company credit card for unethical reasons, and then there’s this alleged story out of Gilbert, Arizona. The feds accuse John David Berrett of dropping $476,000 of employer World Wide Technology’s cash on what the Arizona Republic describes as an “online-stripper habit.” A 16-page indictment details the IT architect’s alleged activity over the…

By: Newser / July 28, 2015

Hacker: I Took Down New York Because I Hate NYC

New York’s cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted, “nymag.com #OFFLINE,” and sure enough, the entire New York website was down.

By: Newser / July 27, 2015

Guy Broke In Ex’s House, Hid Under Bed For Days

You know that creepy feeling like something or someone might be lurking under your bed at night? Warning: This story will not mitigate that. Cops accuse Jason Hubbard, a New Jersey man who apparently didn’t have a place to live, of breaking into the Spotswood home of his ex-girlfriend’s parents, heading into an upstairs bedroom,…

By: Newser / July 26, 2015

Twitter Threw Itself An Unfortunate Frat Party

Ahh, hindsight. While in the midst of a gender-discrimination lawsuit, some Twitter employees decided it was a good idea to throw a frat party. The now-controversial event took place on Tuesday, with Fusion hearing from a source that it was thrown for the company’s revenue team in San Francisco. A female Twitter employee allegedly posted…

By: Newser / July 23, 2015

Ashley Madison Waives $19 Fee That Irked Hackers

The horses may have gone, but Ashley Madison is making sure the stable door is locked: The hacked affair-arranging site says it’s now offering users the ability to delete their profiles for free. Formerly, users who wanted to undergo a “Full Delete” had to pay $19 to do so. That charge reportedly annoyed the hacker…

By: Newser / July 21, 2015

95 Percent Of Women Don’t Regret Their Abortions

To further attempts to impose longer waiting periods and more stringent restrictions, abortion opponents have long used the argument that women suffer negative mental health after undergoing the procedure. That theory may have just been quashed by a new study that indicates 95 percent of women who’ve had an abortion felt their decision was the…

By: Newser / July 14, 2015

Background Check Lapse Let Dylann Roof Buy His Gun

Dylann Roof should not have been able to buy the gun he’s accused of using to kill nine people inside a South Carolina church. Because Roof had admitted possessing drugs following an arrest in February, his purchase of the .45-caliber handgun should have been denied, says the FBI. But it turns out the information wasn’t…

By: Newser / July 10, 2015

Cops Say Parents Banished Teen For Eating Pop-Tart

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged with unlawful neglect for their…

By: Newser / July 7, 2015

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Secretly Got Hitched

V couple turned real couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis got married over the weekend, according to a report in People picked up by several other media outlets. The stars reportedly wed during Fourth of July festivities, though neither has confirmed the news. Kutcher, 37, and Kunis, 31, played adorable couple Kelso and Jackie o…

By: Newser / July 6, 2015

Macy’s Dumps Donald Trump For Racist Remarks

Donald Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of weeks just got worse: Macy’s is pulling all Trump-branded merch from its stores due to derogatory remarks the mogul made about Latinos during his June 16 presidential campaign kickoff, reports CNN. Per a Macy’s statement this morning: “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remark…

By: Newser / July 1, 2015

5-Foot-Long Hairball Found Inside 15-Year-Old

It’s called the Rapunzel syndrome, but there’s nothing fairytale-like about the condition. In layman’s terms, it’s a massive hairball that extends from one’s stomach into the small intestine or beyond. As io9 explained in 2013, hair is made of keratin, a substance so steely that the human body can’t break it down—nor can it move…

By: Newser / June 29, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “I Am Sorry For The Lives I Have Taken”

He’s sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible damage I have done,” he said, report…

By: Newser / June 24, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

By: Newser / June 23, 2015

Hero Guide Dog Throws Self At Bus To Save Owner

Here’s hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who’s legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of…

By: Newser / June 13, 2015

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst: You Owe Me

It’s Snoop Dogg vs. Pabst: The rapper sued the brewing company yesterday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company’s sale last year. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10% of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line, which was included in last year’s sale…

By: Newser / June 12, 2015

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

By: Newser / June 11, 2015

Duggars Put Locks On Bedrooms After Josh Confessed

As part of Megyn Kelly’s sit-downs with Duggar family members this week, it was revealed that Josh Duggar’s sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard were two of his victims. The women’s interview with Kelly airs on Fox’s “The Kelly File” tonight at 9 EDT, and Kelly has given “Extra” a preview; the AP also ha…

By: Newser / June 5, 2015

Soon You’ll Be Able To Get A Cerveza With Your Taco Bell Chalupa

Anyone who was excited when Taco Bell made a taco out of a biscuit will likely be blown away by this news: The fast-food chain will now be serving beer, wine, and alcohol “freezes,” the Chicago Tribune reports. And there’s good reason why a Chicago newspaper is reporting on it: The fast-food joint’s new locatio…

By: Newser / June 4, 2015

Slept With Many People? 5 Ways To See Where You Rank

It’s a most personal subject: the number of people you’ve slept with. Here are five ways to see if your number of partners is “normal.”
1. Use Slate’s new interactive calculator. It aims to tell you if the number of people you’ve slept with is “a lot.” You plug in your age, gender, and…

By: Newser / May 29, 2015

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