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Church Of England OKs Women Bishops

The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It's a reversal of a 2012 vote that failed by just six votes, notes Sky News, and cements the role of female leadership in an institution that has allowed wome…

By: Newser / July 15, 2014

Is Katherine Heigl “Difficult”?

Remember that Hollywood Reporter piece last year in which insiders bashed Katherine Heigl as "entitled" and "difficult"? Well, reporters at yesterday's NBC summer press tour certainly did, and the resulting questions made for a session Vulture calls both "lively" and "tense." Asked directly about her reputation, Heigl responded, "I can only say that I certainly don’t see myself a…

By: Newser / July 14, 2014

5 Adult Stars Who Live With Their Parents

Despite their fame, fortune, and, you know, legal adulthood, these 10 celebrities still live with their parents! Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 30, 2014

Rising Market: Stylish Bullet-Proof Clothes

For a while, a Colombian clothes designer named Miguel Caballero seemed to be the only player in what seemed to be a extremely niche segment of the market—bullet-proof clothes that were stylish to boot. No more, reports Fox News. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 22, 2014

California Sterilized Inmates Without Lawful Consent

The California prison system illegally had dozens of women sterilized, possibly without their consent, according to a new report from the state auditor. Of the 144 inmates given tubal ligations from fiscal years 2005-06 to 2012-13, at least 39 were done without lawful consent, with physicians either failing to sign forms confirming that patients understood and consented…

By: Newser / June 21, 2014

Study Says Women Are Aroused By Their Shoes

Women see shoes as purely utilitarian accessories that help them get around town ... right? Uh, not exactly. The online retailer Shoebuy.com has confirmed in a nationwide survey that women really do love their shoes—in ways that are a little surprising, The Oklahoman reports. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 17, 2014

Casey Kasem Dead At 82

Radio icon Casey Kasem died this morning at age 82, his daughter Kerri announced on Facebook. "Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," she wrote. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your…

By: Newser / June 15, 2014

Reporter Investigates … Her Own Marriage Proposal

Maryanne Firth, a reporter in Welland, Ontario, didn't mind that it was her turn to work last weekend. She'd finally get to learn what was behind the mysterious pink heart posters that started popping up all over town in late April. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 11, 2014

Gunman, Student Dead In Oregon School Shooting

A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore., police are confirming, contrary to earlier reports that the only casualty was the shooter. The gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School while classes were in session at about 8am local…

By: Newser / June 10, 2014

7 Celebs Involved In Bizarre Lawsuits

Oprah Winfrey—a bad neighbor? That's what one man who lives near her new property above Telluride, Colorado, seems to think. Retired physicist Charles D. Goodman is suing Winfrey, claiming the property blocks access to hiking trails that were previously open to locals. Goodman says Winfrey and the prior owners of the property made a secret deal…

By: Newser / May 30, 2014

New Priciest-Ever Starbucks Drink Made With 60 Shots

Today in the annals of First-World feats: America has a new priciest-ever Starbucks drink. The customer behind the beverage, identified as Andrew, used his loyalty card to get a free Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino, a concoction made with 60 shots of espresso. Find out how much it cost on Newser...

By: Newser / May 28, 2014

Straight People Need To See More Gay Kisses

There was a distinct outpouring of disgust when Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after being drafted on Saturday night. Some of it was just outright bigotry, but Mark Joseph Stern at Slate was interested to see many people saying they supported Sam in theory, but were nonetheless uncomfortable with the display. "Is it possible to support gay rights, but still be…

By: Newser / May 21, 2014

Roommates Return $40K Found In Old Sofa

A 91-year-old widow in New York state has been reunited with her life savings thanks to the honesty of three young roommates who found the cash in a beat-up sofa they bought from the Salvation Army. Months after buying the couch, the trio were astonished to discover $40,000 stashed in the arm cushions, the AP reports. Read

By: Newser / May 18, 2014

Ill-Advised Selfie Leads To Guy’s Arrest

Pro tip: It may not be a great idea to post selfies on Facebook that show you dealing drugs ... particularly if you were doing so next to sheriff's deputies. That's what Taylor Harrison, a 21-year-old South Florida man, allegedly did before he was arrested last week, First Coast News reports. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / May 13, 2014

Women Have Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to The New York Times, pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery are women undergoing for the sake of their…

By: Newser / April 29, 2014

Couple Crashes Wedding, Bride Hunts Them Down

A Pennsylvania newlywed was sort of amused to see party-crashers at her wedding—at first. Then she decided to hunt them down, ABC News reports. Krista Lamlin spotted the well-dressed pair at her Jan. 18 wedding reception in Valley Forge, Pa., at a table with her cousins. "They were dressed to go," she tells ABC6. "They were ready for…

By: Newser / April 28, 2014

The Case For Not Sharing A Bed

Holly Allen would beg to differ with the idea that the happiest couples sleep less than an inch apart. She recently found herself going to bed in her own guest room when her husband was sick, and despite the fact that the room only has a twin bed, she had an incredible night's sleep, she write…

By: Newser / April 20, 2014

Comfort Dogs Headed To Boston

A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / April 19, 2014

14-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Cracking Terrorism Joke On Twitter

A 14-year-old Dutch girl found out the hard way that it's not a good idea to tweet a "joke" about terrorism ... when she got arrested after doing so. The teen, who went by "QueenDemetriax_" on Twitter and is apparently named Sarah, tweeted to American Airlines yesterday: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan.

By: Newser / April 14, 2014

White House Slams Samsung Over Obama Selfie, May Ban Selfies With The President

President Obama doesn't want to be used to hawk Samsung smartphones, the White House warned after the electronics giant tweeted a photo of the president and Red Sox star David Ortiz to its 5.2 million followers. Ortiz—who has an endorsement deal with Samsung—took the selfie when the Red Sox visited the White House earlier thi…

By: Newser / April 7, 2014

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