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Judge Orders Newspaper To Name Online Commenters

A judge in New Orleans has given the Times-Picayune website 10 days to turn over the identities of two online commenters, reports Politico. The judge agreed to the request by…

Newser | January 23, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Your Friends Change—But Not How Many You Have

A new study offers a rather stark picture of how long-term friendships work: While we might not stay friends with the same people throughout our lives, we do tend to…

Newser | January 13, 2014 - 1:50 pm

$8K Smart Bed Can Stop Your Partner’s Snoring

The latest “smart” product? Your bed. Launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sleep Number has rolled out a dual-mattress bed that does everything from tracking your…

Newser | January 9, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Man Poses As Homeless, Gives Away $1K

Drivers in Iowa who rolled down their window to give a few bucks to a homeless guy asking for help on Christmas Eve got a surprise gift in return. Read more

Newser | January 3, 2014 - 10:45 am

Boy Scouts Hope For Smooth Transition As They Accept Gay Youth

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Newser | December 30, 2013 - 11:45 am

Daughter Finds Mother After 71 Years

It’s not all that unusual for an adopted child to grow up and seek out her biological mother, but the LA Times has the story of one such reunion that’s remarkable on…

Newser | December 26, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Private Spying Companies Sell Lists Of Rape Victims

Secretive data companies are tracking almost every American’s every move online—and compiling and selling disturbingly targeted lists based on that spying, a new Senate Commerce Committee report concludes. That includes…

Newser | December 19, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Teens Threw Mansion Party, Stole $250K Leopard

Sixteen suspects described as “kids of means” have been arrested after a wild party in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb where a $7 million mansion was trashed and partygoers made…

Newser | December 14, 2013 - 3:30 pm

New Trend: “Duck Dynasty”-Inspired Baby Names

Think you’re soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers onBabyCenter’s annual baby names survey. See this years top baby

Newser | December 4, 2013 - 11:50 am

“Definition Of Evil”: Lab Tech Guilty Of Infecting Patients

A hospital lab technician in New Hampshire was sentenced today to 39 years in prison for using syringes that later infected at least 46 people with hepatitis C, ABC News reports. David…

Newser | December 3, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Train In Deadly Metro-North Derailment Wouldn’t Slow Down, Said Operator

At least four people are dead and 63 hurt after a Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx this morning, New York Governor Andrew…

Newser | December 1, 2013 - 2:30 pm

There’s A $100 Slingshot In Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide

Gwyneth Paltrow has released her GOOP holiday gift guide, and let us start by reminding you that this is the woman who brought you the $90 white T-shirt and who considers $970 glitter…

Newser | November 15, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Cops Taser Stepdad Trying To Save Son From Fire

The outraged family of a stepfather Tasered as he tried to save his stepson from a house fire is considering suing the town of Louisiana, Missouri. Officers used the stun…

Newser | November 10, 2013 - 9:30 am

Commander Gave Up Navy Secrets For Lady Gaga Tix

It has the makings of a Hollywood movie: secrets, bribes, and a Malaysian businessman dubbed “Fat Leonard.” A Navy scandal involving prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets continues to unfold, with the AP reporting it’s…

Newser | November 5, 2013 - 10:50 am

Women’s Depression Linked To … Pasta

A Harvard study that followed 43,000 women over 12 years has found that some of your favorite foods may not just be hurting your physical health, but your mental health,…

Newser | November 3, 2013 - 11:30 am

Germany Creates 3rd Gender

Germany is the first European country to have the option of choosing neither, leaving the gender spot on their newborn’s birth certificate blank if the baby’s sex can’t be determined. Read more

Newser | November 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm

2 Dead In Nevada Middle School Shooting

Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the…

Newser | October 21, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Finally: Senate Deal Announced

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, they announced in Senate floor speeches today. “This is far…

Newser | October 16, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Armed Man Busted At Buckingham Palace

A man carrying a knife tried to muscle his way into Buckingham Palace today but was stopped by police and arrested. He tried to get in through the everyday entrance…

Newser | October 14, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Miley Cyrus Wins $10K Toilet In “Wrecking Ball” Bet

Tucked into a New Yorker profile of producer Dr. Luke is this fun tidbit picked up by Complex Music. Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, knows hits. (He’s worked with Ke$ha, Katy Perry,…

Newser | October 10, 2013 - 1:10 pm

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