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Ariel Castro Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Ariel Castro has been sentenced to life without parole for kidnapping and other charges related to the three women he held captive in his home for 10 years, the AP…

Newser | August 1, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Pope Francis: Who Am I To Judge Gays?

Pope Francis continues to make news by making waves: for assuring the world that atheists can be good people, for blessing leather-clad Harley riders, and, now, for softening the church’s position on…

Newser | July 29, 2013 - 11:50 am

Justin Bieber Has A Spitting Problem

And the offensive behavior continues: As adoring fans surrounded his Toronto hotel yesterday, Justin Bieber decided to grace them with his presence, heading out onto his balcony to snap the view on Instagram. Read

Newser | July 28, 2013 - 11:30 am

Ariel Castro To Spend Rest Of His Life In Prison

Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Cleveland man, accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, has accepted a…

Newser | July 26, 2013 - 12:50 pm

New Jersey Town Lawyers Up To Keep Snooki Out

Poor Snooki just can’t catch a break. The “Jersey Shore” star is not wanted in Florence, Hoboken, and now you can add one more locale to the list. Dozens of residents of New…

Newser | July 23, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Reporter Helen Thomas Dead At 92

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas is dead at age 92, reports CNN. The word “trailblazing” is already in heavy use, as here in Politico’s early obituary, given that Thomas achieved so…

Newser | July 20, 2013 - 11:30 am

Music Journo Allegedly Had Liam Gallagher’s Love Child

It’s tough to find a story any messier than this: In what it is calling an “exclusive,” The New York Daily News yesterday reported by way of a source that ex-Oasis frontman…

Newser | July 18, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Pregnant Woman Struck By Lightning, Gives Birth

A pregnant New Mexico woman has survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl. Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father Ian Gordon were watching…

Newser | July 13, 2013 - 11:30 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry Won’t Seek Reelection In 2014

As Rick Perry was waxing poetic over his political future yesterday, he refused to rule out a 2016 run for the White House, calling it “certainly … an option out there.” Today,…

Newser | July 8, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Two people have died, and 61 were injured in a plane crash at San Francisco airport today. The San Francisco Fire Department told CBS of the fatalities, and says the number of…

Newser | July 6, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Royal Baby’s Cash Value: $376M

You can’t put a price on the birth of a child—unless you’re the British economy, and the child is an heir to the throne. The royal baby, due in July,…

Newser | July 6, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Does Tom Cruise Want Katie Holmes Back?

It’s been a year since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, and apparently Cruise is feeling sentimental. A source tells UK magazine Look the actor sent Holmes an “emotional letter” looking to,…

Newser | July 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Paula Deen Loses 5-Book Deal

Just when you thought there were no more blows left to be dealt to Paula Deen comes this pretty painful one: NBC News reports that company No. 11 is severing ties. Random House imprint…

Newser | June 29, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Target And Novo Nordisk Drop Paula Deen

As Paula Deen was dropped by seemingly every company she’s ever been associated with, Novo Nordisk continued to say it would stand by her—but even that relationship appears to have frayed. The diabetes drug maker that partnered with Deen as…

Newser | June 27, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Supreme Court Takes Ax To Voting Rights Act

he Supreme Court dealt what looks like a mortal wound to the Voting Rights Act today, striking down the law’s key enforcement metric. The court did not, as some had…

Newser | June 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

North West Is Not A Direction, Says Kimye

Still chortling over Kim Kardashian and Kanye West naming their baby North West? Well, the couple would like you to stop. They’ve been explaining to friends that the name has…

Newser | June 24, 2013 - 11:10 am

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

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