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Beer Drinker’s Suit: 2 Geckos in My Heineken Gave Me PTSD

August 9, 2017 |

We’ve heard of skunky beer, but never gecko-y beer. The latter seems to be much worse than the former, based on a lawsuit filed in California against Heineken and the Kroger grocery chain. Consumerist reports on the complaint , which came about after Orange County’s George Toubbeh said he bought 24-ounce…
Newser

Woman Laughed as She Gave Hit Man Orders: Prosecutors

August 9, 2017 |

An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot involving her son’s ex-wife is heard on recordings laughing and saying she wants her former daughter-in-law dead, reports the AP . During a hearing Monday, prosecutors played phone calls between Pauline Chase and a hit man. Chase and her son, 63-year-old…
Newser

Cops: Mom Hit Son Who Gave Grandma a Mother’s Day Card

May 14, 2017 |

Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother’s Day card to his grandmother but not to her, reports the AP . A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her 6-year-old…
Newser

Woman who said Johnson’s baby powder gave her cancer wins $110.5 million in lawsuit

May 6, 2017 |

A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $ 110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused cancer.

The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp of Wise, Va., comes after three previous St. Louis juries awarded a total…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Rules in Case of Activist Who Gave Water to Thirsty Pigs

May 4, 2017 |

Originally facing 10 years in prison for giving water to pigs on their way to a slaughterhouse, a Canadian animal rights activist is a free woman after a judge dismissed the mischief charge against her Thursday, the Guardian reports. According to CBC , the pigs were in a truck headed for…
Newser

CNN

Trump just gave two bizarre (and fact-free) interviews

May 4, 2017 |

To commemorate his 100th day in office — a “ridiculous” marker created by the “fake news” media! — President Donald Trump gave a series of long interviews to a variety of news outlets. And, holy cow did he talk — and talk.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Pope Francis Gave a Surprise TED Talk

April 26, 2017 |

Pope Francis had a message for the powerful in an unexpected talk aired at the TED conference Tuesday. “The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly,” he said, per Reuters . The 18-minute talk, recorded in…
Newser

He wanted Jewish, liberal and not so tall. The dating service gave him some, not all. Then the Yelp war began

April 21, 2017 |

Daniel Levine paid $ 5,000 to the dating service Master Matchmakers to help him find true love. Now, instead of a soul mate, he has a sworn enemy in the form of the company’s chief executive, Steven Ward.

After speaking with them both, I’m not hopeful this relationship can be saved. But there are…


L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Dad Gave Shot Daughter 1st Aid Instead of Calling 911

March 14, 2017 |

A Virginia man was arrested after treating his daughter’s gunshot wound with a first aid kit instead of calling 911, police say. Newport News resident Maurice Jones, 30, was jailed Sunday on child abuse and gun charges, the Daily Press reports Police spokesman Brandon Maynard says Jones told police his…
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