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Mark Zuckerberg’s 2016 Challenge: Build A.I. Butler For His Home

Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a tough challenge for 2016: Create an electronic butler to make Mark Zuckerberg’s life easier. The Facebook founder says he plans to “build a simple…

Newser | January 5, 2016 - 11:30 am

Miss Universe: I’m Not Sharing The Crown, Thanks

Pia Wurtzbach gave her first sit-down as Miss Universe to Good Morning America on Monday, and she graciously pooh-poohed the idea that’s been making the rounds that she should perhaps…

Newser | January 4, 2016 - 3:15 pm

DWI Dismissed – Because Driver’s Body Is A ‘Brewery’

Last year, police in western New York stopped a driver who had been reported “weaving all over” the road. The female motorist had a flat tire and her car was…

Newser | January 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Another Trump Might One Day Run for Office

Ivanka Trump has followed her father’s footsteps into business, but the path might not end for her there. In an interview with Town & Country magazine, spotted by Politico, Trump…

Newser | January 1, 2016 - 2:00 pm

10 Most Expensive New Year’s Eve Cities

Spending New Year’s Eve in New York City? You may be surprised to know it’s not the most expensive place you could be. (Though even its Olive Garden is pricey.)…

Newser | December 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Louis Vuitton Looks to Video Games for Its New Model

With real people apparently increasingly unable to afford its luxury handbags, Louis Vuitton is opening up a whole new market: fake people. CNN reports the “face” of the company’s next…

Newser | December 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Guess Who Tied The Pope In ‘Most Admired Man’ Poll?

Gallup’s annual poll on the most admired people is making headlines, but not because of the No. 1 spots for men and women. Those are the relatively boring picks of…

Newser | December 29, 2015 - 11:30 am

‘Porngate’ Unveils One State’s Ugly Politics

What do Pennsylvania state officials like emailing one another? Racist, pornographic, and misogynistic messages accompanied by lewd and offensive photos, according to a political scandal dubbed “Porngate.” In recent months,…

Newser | December 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned For 1996 Drug Conviction

California’s governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people…

Newser | December 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

France’s Madame To The Rich And Famous Dies At 92

The most famous madame in France—who JFK reportedly once asked for a prostitute that looked like his wife “but hot”—died Saturday at the age of 92, the New York Times

Newser | December 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Science Explains Importance of Rudolph’s Red Nose

They may not have sorted out how Santa’s reindeer can fly, but scientists say there is an optical explanation for just how beneficial it is that Rudolph’s nose burns red…

Newser | December 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Trump ‘Has Discovered Women Go To The Bathroom’

Bernie Sanders has some shocking news for Donald Trump: “I also went to the bathroom” during Saturday’s Democratic debate, Sanders told supporters in Iowa Tuesday night. Trump “has discovered that…

Newser | December 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Man Opens Fireplace, Finds Century-Old Letters To Santa

When Peter Mattaliano decided to redo the fireplace in his NYC apartment, he called his construction-savvy brother to help him bust open the sealed unit. “We were joking that we…

Newser | December 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hackers Take Over ‘God’ Shkreli’s Twitter

America’s most hated pharmaceutical exec had America’s most hacked Twitter account on Sunday. “I am now a god,” read one of the less vulgar posts from whomever took control of…

Newser | December 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Why Clinton’s Bathroom Break Took So Long

Time for Ally McBeal-style unisex bathrooms at presidential debates? Hillary Clinton was briefly missing after Saturday night’s Democratic debate returned from a commercial break, and the reason was bathroom inequality,…

Newser | December 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Fans Wowed By “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s a review embargo in place for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” until 12 a.m. PST Wednesday, but fans worried about a galactic flop can probably rest easy, judging by…

Newser | December 16, 2015 - 11:15 am

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

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