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8 Days After Operation, a Surprise Find in His Throat

August 13, 2019 |

A British man who had a minor procedure was back in the hospital about a week later, thanks to something he swallowed during the surgery. The incident cited in the BMJ Case Reports journal says that the 72-year-old retired electrician had a benign lump in his abdomen taken out, but…
Newser

Woman’s Xmas Gift to Parents Brings Devastating Surprise

August 10, 2019 |

A 24-year-old Ohio woman who thought an Ancestry.com kit would make a great Christmas gift for her parents is now wracked with guilt, and her family thrown into turmoil, after the DNA test revealed her dad isn’t her biological father. Per the New York Daily News , the family of…
Newser

‘Fools!’ Spacey Makes Surprise Appearance in Museum

August 4, 2019 |

Kevin Spacey returned to the public eye Friday for “a bizarre reading” of a poem at an Italian museum, Variety reports. The actor, whose career nosedived in 2017 amid sexual-assault allegations, appeared at the National Roman Museum and read a poem about a wounded boxer who vowed never to give…
Newser

Trump Makes Surprise Offer for A$AP Rocky

July 20, 2019 |

President Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$ AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail,” the AP reports. Trump tweeted that during “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured him that A$ AP was not a flight risk….
Newser

North Korea: ‘Surprise Attack’ Is Brewing on Border

July 18, 2019 |

North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime US-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion, the AP reports. The statement by the North’s Foreign Ministry comes during a general deadlock in nuclear…
Newser

Universal Studios launches surprise opening of Jurassic World ride

July 12, 2019 |

Jurassic World, the newly overhauled attraction that replaced a 23-year-old version of the ride, opened Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood with little notice and a month into the peak summer tourist season.

The replacement for the Jurassic Park ride includes new out-of-control dinosaurs and…


L.A. Times – Business

He Was to Be Navy’s Top Officer. Instead, a ‘Surprise Move’

July 8, 2019 |

Less than a month before Vice Admiral William Moran was set to become Chief of Naval Operations—the Navy’s top uniformed officer—he instead announced over the weekend he had declined the position and would retire. The move comes after Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer questioned Moran’s judgment because…
Newser

New Trump Attack on Media Has Surprise Target

July 8, 2019 |

Not surprising: President Trump went after the New York Times on Twitter Sunday, accusing it of writing “phony and exaggerated” stories about migrant detention centers. More surprising: Trump also went after Fox News in a three-tweet barrage—or at least the network’s weekend crew. Watching the Fox weekend anchors “is…
Newser

Surprise Find About Crocodile Teeth

June 28, 2019 |

A vegetarian crocodile? It seems odd, but a new study suggests some ancient crocs subsisted on plants instead of meat at least three different times over the eons, reports New Scientist . The revelation comes in a study out of the University of Utah as detailed in Current Biology . Researchers studied…
Newser

CNN

World’s 50 best restaurants features a surprise No. 1

June 26, 2019 |

There’s a new world’s best restaurant — and it isn’t the one that many were expecting.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World