Posts tagged "newser"

Hero Guide Dog Throws Self At Bus To Save Owner

Here’s hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who’s legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of…

By: Newser / June 13, 2015

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst: You Owe Me

It’s Snoop Dogg vs. Pabst: The rapper sued the brewing company yesterday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company’s sale last year. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10% of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line, which was included in last year’s sale…

By: Newser / June 12, 2015

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

By: Newser / June 11, 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…

By: Newser / March 29, 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…

By: 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…

By: Newser / March 13, 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: Newser / February 11, 2015

Sex Can Be “Mind-Blowing”

LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by the sex she had with hubby.

By: Newser / October 15, 2011

Lefties, Righties Split On Food As Well

If you like deep-dish pizza, you’re a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don’t end at the dinner table. Among its findings:

Liberals are slightly more likely to prefer…

By: Newser / September 24, 2011

1 In 4 Men Fall In Love In “Seconds”

Forget notches on the bedpost: When it comes to true love, men fall hard fast. Most think they can tell whether it’s “the real thing” after a single date, whereas women aren’t certain until the sixth, a study finds. For nearly a quarter of men, things move even faster: They believe in love at first…

By: Newser / August 20, 2011

New Plastic Surgery Trend: The “Pippa Butt Lift”

Forget Kim Kardashian’s butt: This year, it’s all about Pippa Middleton’s rear. “The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the Pippa Butt Lift,” a Miami plastic surgeon tells the Telegraph, declaring Pippa the “new queen of booty.” The craze started, of course, after the royal wedding whe…

By: Newser / August 14, 2011

America’s 40 Worst-Dressed Cities

US fashion is as diversified and geographically distinct as food or accent, but as GQ found when ranking 40 American cities based on fashion, our bad taste in clothing is rampant regardless of which coast you’re on. Take a look at the results of their “deeply scientific, irrefutable poll” to see where your city stack…

By: Newser / July 17, 2011

Texas Woman: I Was Fired For Gray Hair

Maybe another reason to dread that first gray hair: A 52-year-old former real estate branch manager says she was fired because she wouldn’t dye her hair. She claims her boss ordered her to hide her gray hair and wear “younger fancy suits” when the branch moved to an upscale area. When she refused, she say…

By: Newser / July 10, 2011

Dogs Are Expert Readers… Of You

Dogs know when we’re paying attention to them—and when we’re looking the other way, a study suggests. Pairs of experimenters carrying treats stood equidistant from a dog and called out to it. One of the pair had her back to the dog, while the other faced it—and every canine tested, whether a domestic pup, a…

By: Newser / June 19, 2011

We’ll Miss You, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

News that Randy “Macho Man” Savage died in a car accident age 58 has triggered plenty of nostalgic tributes. From David Brown, Yahoo Sports:

“A small part of my childhood died. … Other than Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant, no WWF rassler was more popular than Savage in the late 1980s,” writes Brown,…

By: Newser / May 21, 2011
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