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Germany Creates 3rd Gender

Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more

Newser | November 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm

2 Dead In Nevada Middle School Shooting

Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the…

Newser | October 21, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Finally: Senate Deal Announced

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, they announced in Senate floor speeches today. “This is far…

Newser | October 16, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Armed Man Busted At Buckingham Palace

A man carrying a knife tried to muscle his way into Buckingham Palace today but was stopped by police and arrested. He tried to get in through the everyday entrance…

Newser | October 14, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Miley Cyrus Wins $10K Toilet In “Wrecking Ball” Bet

Tucked into a New Yorker profile of producer Dr. Luke is this fun tidbit picked up by Complex Music. Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, knows hits. (He’s worked with Ke$ha, Katy Perry,…

Newser | October 10, 2013 - 1:10 pm

NYC Driver Chased, Beaten By Biker Mob

What started as a minor fender-bender between an SUV and a motorcycle on a New York City highway turned into chaos after the driver was reportedly surrounded and beaten by…

Newser | October 1, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Toll Hits 59 In Kenya Mall Attack

The attack by al-Qaeda-linked militants al-Shabab yesterday at an upscale mall in Nairobi has now killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya’s interior secretary said today. Multiple barrages of gunfire…

Newser | September 22, 2013 - 10:36 am

Amanda Knox: I Can’t Go Back

Amanda Knox won’t be returning to Italy for her retrial, she confirmed in an interview today. “It’s not a possibility,” she told Matt Lauer on the “Today Show”. “I was…

Newser | September 20, 2013 - 3:45 pm

France Wants To Ban “Hypersexual” Kid Beauty Pageants

In what the non-tiara-wearing crowd would call a pretty awesome move, France’s Senate has voted to ban child beauty pageants. Under the measure, which must still be approved by the…

Newser | September 18, 2013 - 11:50 am

Report: 4 Dead, 8 Shot At DC Navy Yard

Four people have been killed and at least eight are injured in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, a US Navy public affairs director is confirming. The Navy itself…

Newser | September 16, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Woman Reads Library Book, Realizes Author Is Her Sister

What many of us end up with after checking a book out of the library: a fine for returning it late. What one woman ended up with: a long-lost half…

Newser | September 9, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Soon to Be Made In China: Your Chicken Nuggets

The US Department of Agriculture quietly announced on Friday that it had approved four Chinese poultry plants to ship processed chicken into the US. It’s no wonder it tried to…

Newser | September 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Ariel Castro Kills Himself In Prison Cell

Ariel Castro has been found dead in his prison cell just 35 days into his life-plus-1,000-years sentence for keeping three women captive in his home for a decade. The 53-year-old…

Newser | September 4, 2013 - 8:07 am

To Combat Big Cats, Aussies Deploy Bad Dogs

This just in: Australia’s been taken over by enormous cats. Well, sort of: The country’s Northern Territory is apparently overrun with feral cats that weigh up to 45 lbs; to…

Newser | September 1, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

Depression might be known more as a women’s disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men…

Newser | August 31, 2013 - 9:30 am

Legendary Thief Caught By Retired Archnemesis

It’s a criminal tale that reads like “Catch Me If You Can.” At its center: a thief of antique silver alleged to have burgled 500 homes over 30 years (including…

Newser | August 28, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Madonna Highest-Earning Celeb, Despite “Flop” Album

Somehow, despite selling fewer than a million copies of her latest album, Madonna made it to the top of the Forbes 2013 top-earning celebs list. She has her tour to…

Newser | August 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Snorkeler Who Lost Arm To Shark Dies in Maui

A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died today, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, who had been on…

Newser | August 25, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry To A Halt

A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn’t reveal…

Newser | August 23, 2013 - 10:40 am

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Issues Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy

Chris Christie may not have done much bill-signing on Friday, but the same can’t be said for today. The AP reports that the governor is set to sign a bill that will prevent licensed…

Newser | August 19, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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