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James Gandolfini’s Last Meal

James Gandolfini’s autopsy was conducted today in Italy, and though no official word has been given, a hospital source tells Reuters it confirmed the actor’s cause of death was a…

Newser | June 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Need to Get Creative? Dim the Lights

If you’re working on a project that demands a burst of inspiration, try turning down the lights. So say German researchers who conclude that “darkness increases freedom from constraints, which…

Newser | June 22, 2013 - 11:30 am

Melissa Etheridge Says Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Was Not ‘Brave’

When Angelina Jolie revealed her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy, celebrities fell all over themselves in their rush to call her courageous—but not Melissa Etheridge. In an interview…

Newser | June 18, 2013 - 5:45 pm

After 9-Mile Run, Woman Gives Birth To Baby She Didn’t Know She Was Having

Trish Staine felt pretty crappy after running nine miles as part of her half-marathon training on Sunday. Thinking she was dealing with a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, she tried…

Newser | June 7, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Actress Jiah Khan’s Suicide Stuns Bollywood

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, 25, was found dead at her Mumbai home last night. Her mother discovered her hanging body, according to police, who say they haven’t found a suicide…

Newser | June 4, 2013 - 12:50 pm

11 Child Stars Who Sought Emancipation

urns out Jaden Smith doesn’t really want to be emancipated from his parents—but these 10 child stars, rounded up by the Huffington Post, did:

Drew Barrymore petitioned for emancipation in 1991, when she…

Newser | June 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Sewage Pipe Baby’s Mom: It Was An Accident

The mother of a baby boy saved from a sewage pipe in China says she “deeply regrets” what happened—but she was the one who raised the alarm. The 22-year-old woman, who is…

Newser | May 29, 2013 - 10:50 am

At Least 10 Dead In Tornado Strike

A two-mile-wide tornado touched down in a suburb of Oklahoma City today, leveling the suburb of Moore and leaving at least 10 dead reports CNN. “It is absolutely devastating, this is…

Newser | May 20, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Feds Fine Yale $165K, Citing Unreported Sex Crimes

Yale owes the federal government $165,000 after multiple violations of the Clery Act, which calls on colleges to report crimes and release safety warnings. Among the “serious and numerous” violations,…

Newser | May 17, 2013 - 9:50 am

Gay Marriage Is Legal In Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill today that legalizes gay marriage, making the state the 12th to do so. Cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol…

Newser | May 15, 2013 - 10:50 am

TV Psychologist Joyce Brothers Dead At 85

Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was 85. Longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw says Brothers died today in New York City. She was a…

Newser | May 14, 2013 - 10:50 am

Ariel Castro Bizarrely Involved In Search For Missing Women

If you thought the twisted details of the Cleveland case ended with yesterday’s news of reported sightings of naked women in Ariel Castro’s backyard, well, steel yourself: New reports reveal Castro bizarrely…

Newser | May 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Widow, Katherine Russell, Still Under Scrutiny

Investigators say DNA found on a fragment of one of the Boston bombs is not a match with samples taken from the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reports NBC News. But that…

Newser | May 5, 2013 - 11:30 am

Lindsay Lohan Back In Rehab

It’s official: Lindsay Lohan is back in rehab. Her lawyer says she’s checked in, but, because apparently nothing can be simple in Lohan’s life, it’s not clear the judge will…

Newser | May 2, 2013 - 3:50 pm

3 Students Arrested In Boston Bombing

Federal authorities arrested three college students today in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Globe reports. The BPD’s official Twitter account identified them as “suspects,” and added that there was no public…

Newser | May 1, 2013 - 12:30 pm

AP Twitter Feed Hacked, Dow Plunges

Hackers got their hands on AP’s Twitter feed today and briefly sent blood pressures racing with an afternoon tweet that President Obama had been injured in a pair of White…

Newser | April 23, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Awake, Answering Questions In Writing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has regained consciousness and has been giving investigators written answers to questions, law enforcement sources tell ABC, though it’s unclear if he’s actually saying anything useful yet. Sources tell Fox…

Newser | April 22, 2013 - 12:50 pm

“Furious” Gabrielle Giffords Says Senate Shamed Itself

It was “political fear” and “cold calculations” that drove a Senate minority to block a gun background-check measure yesterday. But “that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders…

Newser | April 18, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Senate Rejects Tougher Background Checks

As predicted, the Senate today rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks on gun purchasers. The proposal would have required checks for all transactions at gun shows and…

Newser | April 17, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Suspicious Letter To President Obama Intercepted

A letter containing a “suspicious substance” was sent to President Obama and intercepted at the White House’s off-site mail center, according to the Secret Service. It arrived yesterday, the same…

Newser | April 17, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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