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Now You Can Make Chipotle’s Guacamole At Home

Chipotle’s latest move touting its healthy ingredients: Yesterday morning, it revealed its guacamole recipe online, Consumerist reports. There are no secret ingredients: It’s just two ripe Hass avocados (they “should feel squishy yet firm” and “be a nice dark green color on the inside”) with a little lime juice and kosher salt, plus some chopped…

Newser / May 4, 2015

Bar Owner Says 2-Way Bathroom Mirror Is Staying

The two-way mirror in the women’s bathroom of a bar in suburban Chicago is only there for harmless Halloween pranks and it’s not going anywhere, vows the owner of Cigars & Stripes. Ronnie Lottz’s bar started getting attention when comedian Tamale Rocks posted a video on YouTube of the mirror, which would give anyone concealed…

Newser / April 28, 2015

Bruce Jenner’s Kids Forgive Him For His Absence

One of Bruce Jenner’s ex-wives expressed her support after Jenner confirmed Friday that he’s transgenderand identifies as a woman. Also standing firm behind the former Olympic athlete: his four oldest children (the ones not regularly seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians), despite the “very complex relationship” he had with them and his absence i…

Newser / April 27, 2015

Judge: Lab Chimps Have The Right To Fight For Freedom

The writ of habeas corpus lets prisoners appear in court to make their captors justify why they’re being held. Until now in the US, those who’ve used this legal tactic have been human. But a New York judge yesterday ruled that the writ may be used by two lab chimpanzees at Stony Brook University, Science

Newser / April 21, 2015

Aaron Hernandez Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

After seven days of deliberation, a jury has found former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. The Boston Herald reports that means Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Jurors could have acquitted Hernandez or found him guilty…

Newser / April 15, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts, Will Face Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts he faced for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, including 17 that make him eligible for the death penalty, the AP reports. A US District Court jury in Boston returned the verdict after about 11 hours of deliberation, per NBC News. Read more

Newser / April 8, 2015

Alabama Cop Faces Federal Charges In Brutality Case

A former Alabama police officer has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation in February. Former Madison police officer Eric Parker is charged with using unreasonable force that left Sureshbhai Patel hospitalized. He was slammed face-first to the ground in the confrontation, which was captured…

Newser / March 29, 2015

Dave Grohl Helps Out A Dying Fan

A big Foo Fighters fan with terminal cancer will get to scratch off one item from his wish list: meeting Dave Grohl and the band. The band was flying home from Australia when a flight attendant told Grohl about the wish of her friend, Australian Ken Powell, 56, who has late-stage melanoma, reports Yahoo News. Grohl—who…

Newser / March 28, 2015

“Jinx” Director Andrew Jarecki On How They Discovered Robert Durst’s Damning Comment

This weekend saw Robert Durst’s arrest and the conclusion of HBO series “The Jinx,” in which he appears to confess to multiple murders. Just how was it that filmmakers managed to catch the disturbing evidence? Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki today told morning shows about the process: With lots of audio to sort through, the crew hired…

Newser / March 16, 2015

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a…

Newser / March 14, 2015

Waitress Gets 130 Percent Tip, Heartwrenching Note

A waitress in Tennessee was brought to tears this week when a customer left her a generous tip and a moving message. Claire Hudson, 25, was serving tables at Mac’s Grub Shak in Spring Hill on Sunday when a “very sweet couple” sat down and ordered beers, a burger, and hot dogs, Today.com reports. It…

Newser / March 13, 2015

Here’s The Scoop On Apple Watch

Today’s highly anticipated Apple event started with news of a partnership with HBO and updates on the iPhone and Mac computers (“Can you even see it? I can’t even feel it!” Tim Cook exclaimed while holding Apple’s latest Macbook laptop, which weighs just two pounds). Then, the big news: the debut of the Apple Watch, which…

Newser / March 9, 2015

Lacey Spears Guilty Of Killing 5-Year-Old Son With Salt

A woman who blogged for years about her son’s constant health woes was convicted today of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube. A jury in the New York suburb of White Plains found Lacey Spears, 27, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old…

Newser / March 2, 2015

America Has A New “Happiest” State

Dark horse Alaska has come from behind to claim the title of the happiest state in the US, LiveScience reports. Snagging the designation from 2013 winner North Dakota, Alaska—which didn’t even make the top 10 in 2013—topped Gallup’s Well-Being Index in 2014 for the first time since tracking began in 2008. North Dakota crashed to the…

Newser / February 22, 2015

The Internet’s “Most Hated Man” Is Going To Prison

The man the BBC once called the “Net’s most hated man” is facing years behind bars after pleading guilty to several charges involving “revenge porn” site IsAnyoneUp.com. Hunter Moore, 28, pleaded guilty to federal computer hacking and identity theft charges in Los Angeles yesterday and is expected to be sentenced to between two and seve…

Newser / February 20, 2015

Nicki Minaj Crew Member Killed In Bar Fight

Two members of Nicki Minaj’s touring team were stabbed—one fatally—early yesterday outside a bar in Philly, where they were rehearsing for the tour. Minaj confirmed the news on Twitter, and Billboard confirmed the stabbings with the Philadelphia Police Department, though PPD would not reveal details or names. In her tweet, Minaj noted that the me…

Newser / February 19, 2015

Smoking Kills More People Than We Thought: Study

How many Americans does smoking kill each year? If you’re going by the surgeon general, the answer is about 480,000. But a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the number is actually more like 575,000. The issue is that only 21 causes of death are officially blamed on smoking, the…

Newser / February 17, 2015

Drunk Pair Rudely Awakened in Dumpster Love Nest

It takes a good stretch of the imagination to get from a hot night at the casino to the back of a garbage truck, but a couple from America’s hotbed of strange and often illegal activity has this morning given us such a tale: As the Tampa Bay Times reports, a Progressive Waste Solutions driver wa…

Newser / February 12, 2015

Kim Kardashian Gives A Very TMI Interview

Kim Kardashian told the world way more than it wanted to know in a recent interview with the UK’s Love magazine (the spread also, of course, features pictures of her bare butt). Read more on Newser…

Newser / February 11, 2015

Hubble Telescope Spots Smiley Emoji In Space

The universe is smiling down on us—almost literally. The Hubble Telescope has captured a “smiley face” in space: two bright yellow eyes (a cluster of galaxies called SDSS J1038+4849), a white nose, and a faint smile and incomplete circle around the entire face. But those curving lines “don’t exist—or at least not in the form…

Newser / February 10, 2015

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