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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…

Newser | July 7, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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…

Newser | July 6, 2015 - 12:45 pm

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…

Newser | July 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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.

Newser | June 29, 2015 - 2:45 pm

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…

Newser | June 24, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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…

Newser | June 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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…

Newser | June 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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…

Newser | June 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm

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…

Newser | June 11, 2015 - 2:15 pm

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…

Newser | June 5, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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,…

Newser | June 4, 2015 - 4:15 pm

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

Newser | May 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Josh Duggar’s 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy In Retrospect

A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it’s even more uncomfortable.

Newser | May 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician Dies With Wife In Crash

John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey.

Newser | May 24, 2015 - 11:30 am

Gay Marriage On Track For Win In Historic Ireland Vote

The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren’t expected for hours, both sides say the “yes” side…

Newser | May 23, 2015 - 10:30 am

Cate Blanchett Says Recent “Bisexual” Comments Taken Out Of Context

It may have seemed like Cate Blanchett came out as bisexual last week, but at a press conference this weekend for her new film, she said her comments about her

Newser | May 19, 2015 - 9:15 am

Did Louis CK’s “Saturday Night Live” Monologue Go Too Far?

Louis CK gave a predictably polite, sensitive monologue Saturday on the closing night of “SNL”‘s 40th season—making light of racism, child molestation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Child molesters are very tenacious…

Newser | May 18, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Daughters Of Working Moms Make More Money

Debate in the mommy wars usually focuses on what kids lose out on if their mother works. But a major new study out of the Harvard Business School flips the…

Newser | May 17, 2015 - 11:30 am

The Thrill Is Gone: BB King Dead At 89

BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late…

Newser | May 15, 2015 - 11:45 am

Lindsay Lohan Is Doing Community Service At A Brooklyn Pre-School

What’s worse: finding a note sent home with your kid indicating that his nursery school has been infested with lice, or a note informing you that Lindsay Lohan will soon…

Newser | May 13, 2015 - 11:50 am

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