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Bomb Threat Shuts Down All Schools In LA

Students in Los Angeles have no school today for the worst of reasons: a bomb threat. Police say the Los Angeles United School District received a “credible threat” involving backpacks…

Newser | December 15, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Watch How Different People React To Being Told They’re Beautiful

What happens when you tell someone they’re beautiful? As 18-year-old Shea Glover discovered, all kinds of different things. As a high school senior in Chicago, Glover was playing around with…

Newser | December 13, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Kristin Cavallari Reacts To Death Of Brother ‘Mikey’

Michael Cavallari’s body still has not been officially identified, Us Weekly reports, but his sister has confirmed his death and is grieving his loss. “My heart is in a million…

Newser | December 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Secret To Sincere Texts? Exclamations, Not Periods

Don’t end your texts with a period. Period. After all, that’s what jerks do, New York magazine opines, with a new study out of SUNY Binghamton lending scientific credence. Researchers…

Newser | December 9, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Kim & Kanye Aren’t The First To Name Their Baby Saint

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have gone in a new direction with the name of their second child by not naming him after a direction. The couple revealed on Monday…

Newser | December 8, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Why Meteorologists Wear The Same Dress

Sartorial conspiracy, anyone? An Imgur userhas revealed the fact that many female meteorologists are wearing the same $23 dress—which, it turns out, says a lot about their job and the…

Newser | November 25, 2015 - 9:45 am

Couple Downsizes Big Wedding To Sponsor Syrian Refugees

The idea came to them in September, when Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian saw the tragic photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed ashore after he and his family…

Newser | November 20, 2015 - 11:45 am

Tinder CEO Gives Most Cringeworthy Interview Ever

There’s candid, and then there’s “painfully candid.” Tinder CEO Sean Rad chose the latter route in an interview with the Evening Standard published Wednesday—a day before Tinder holder Match Group…

Newser | November 19, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Here’s How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

Couples who constantly “Netflix and chill” aren’t necessarily happier. In fact, having sex once a week is just about perfect. That’s the takeaway from a new study, based on surveys…

Newser | November 18, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Word Of The Year’ Isn’t A Word

At least it’s not an ancient Egyptian pictogram. While this year’s Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is not an actual word, it is a popular image: the “face with…

Newser | November 17, 2015 - 2:15 pm

SeaWorld Ending Orca Shows At San Diego Park

Big news from SeaWorld: CEO Joel Manby announced Monday that next year will be the final year featuring killer whale shows at the San Diego park. Starting in 2017, a…

Newser | November 9, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Ben Carson Admits He Fabricated Story About Being Accepted To West Point

Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces…

Newser | November 6, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Mom’s Pepsi Habit Contributed To Her Death

A British mother’s penchant for the highly caffeinated soda Pepsi Max apparently helped put her in an early grave. Victoria Lane, who’d struggled with mental health issues since surviving a…

Newser | November 5, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Study: You Probably Have Herpes

In its first ever global assessment of the prevalence of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, the World Health Organization reports in the journal PLoS ONE that two in three…

Newser | October 29, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Salem Witch: This Warlock Is Harassing Me

A woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking the self-proclaimed “world’s best-known warlock” to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a witchcraft shop and leads…

Newser | October 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Donald Trump: Dad Gave Me “Small Loan” Of $1M

It’s early, but it’s a safe bet that Donald Trump already has uttered the line that will get the most attention of all the candidates on Monday: “My father gave…

Newser | October 26, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Chris Rock Returning To Host Oscars

Chris Rock will host this year’s Oscars, the Academy Awards announced Wednesday. It’s actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles

Newser | October 21, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Reports Differ On Lamar Odom’s Condition

Family and friends say they have hope as contradictory reports surface on the condition of former NBA player Lamar Odom, who remains in a coma in a Las Vegas hospital.

Newser | October 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Donald Trump Will Host “Saturday Night Live” Next Month

Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7, reports NBC, which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential…

Newser | October 13, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Oregon Shooter Ranted About Lack Of Girlfriend

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a…

Newser | October 6, 2015 - 1:45 pm

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