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Nasty Corpse Smell Can Reveal Secrets

(Newser) – Yes, corpses smell awful—but more careful scrutiny of that stench may help investigators learn just when a person died, the Royal Society of Chemistry reports. Apparently the trick…

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Fired Nanny: I'll Move Out When Weather Is Right

(Newser) – The fired nanny who has been refusing to leave her former employers' home says she is now ready to go—when conditions are just right. Diane Stretton over the weekend emailed…

Newser • 4 years ago

Mysterious Stone Spheres To Be Protected

(Newser) – The planet now has more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: places "of outstanding value to humanity" that UNESCO helps to safeguard and preserve. The World Heritage Committee…

Newser • 4 years ago

Cops: Toddler's Mom Also Researched Car Deaths

(Newser) – Justin Ross Harris wasn't the only one who researched children dying in hot vehicles before his son died the same way—police say his wife, Leanna, researched the same subject. The…

Newser • 4 years ago

Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

(Newser) – There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the…

Newser • 4 years ago

Ancient Mystery Solved, Toddler's Remains Are Reburied

(Newser) – The 12,600-year-old remains of a toddler were reburied Saturday in a Native American ceremony after the boy's DNA pinpointed the ancient roots of today's American Indians and other…

Newser • 4 years ago

Zimmerman Has Zilch, Spends $3K A Month

(Newser) – Almost a year after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman doesn't seem to have much in the way of a life, according to paperwork filed this month…

Newser • 4 years ago

Nanny Goes Tanning, Leaves Kids In Locked Car

(Newser) – It's a beautiful 90-degree day in Portland, Ore. Where does a 23-year-old nanny take a 3-year-old and 1-month-old? To a tanning salon, according to court documents, where the young…

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1 Dead After Shooting, Stabbing At BET Parties

(Newser) – Police say one person was killed and four injured after a shooting at a party ahead of the BET Awards in Los Angeles. LAPD officer Drake Madison said shots were reported at a…

Newser • 4 years ago

Elderly Veteran Loses Job For Giving Away Muffin

(Newser) – A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran has lost his job for giving a needy man a muffin—and says he doesn't regret his moment of charity, Fox News reports. Joe Koblenzer was working as a…

Newser • 4 years ago

Woman Tries To Kill Spider, Ends Up With Arson Charge

(Newser) – Listen up, arachnophobes: You do not fight spiders with fire. Or so goes the cautionary tale of 34-year-old Kansas woman Ginny Griffith, who has been charged with aggravated arson…

Newser • 4 years ago

Nanny Who Wouldn't Leave Home Is Gone, For Now

(Newser) – The nanny who wouldn't leave seems to have left, at least temporarily. After a California family's strange plight made national headlines—they hired Diane Stretton as a live-in…

Newser • 4 years ago

Historian: Stonehenge Builders Botched The Job

(Newser) – Stonehenge: Monumental human achievement, or total screwup? It's pretty much both, professor Ronald Hutton argued this week at a Daily Mail history festival, saying the structure…

Newser • 4 years ago

Supreme Court: Obama Overstepped His Bounds

(Newser) – The Supreme Court has just limited a president's power to make temporary appointments to fill high-level government jobs. The court ruled unanimously today that President Obama…

Newser • 4 years ago

Stepmom Told Boy To Stay In Basement, He Says

(Newser) – Thanks to a court document obtained by the Detroit Free Press, we now know a little bit more about why a "missing" 12-year-old boy was found hunkered down in his basement: Charlie…

Newser • 4 years ago

Red Cross Calls Sandy Spending 'Trade Secret'

(Newser) – The Red Cross raised more than $300 million for Superstorm Sandy disaster relief, but it is refusing to say how it raised or spent the cash. After ProPublica filed a public records…

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Tiger Snatches Fisherman From Boat In India

(Newser) – A man hunting illegally for crabs in a national park in India paid dearly for the transgression this week when a Bengal tiger snatched him from his boat and dragged him into the…

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Mexican Helicopter Crosses Into US, Opens Fire

(Newser) – It looks like Mexico came uncomfortably close to setting off what surely would have been an international mess. A helicopter believed to belong to the Mexican army strayed across…

Newser • 4 years ago

Woman Killed By ... Phone Charger

(Newser) – A mother of two has died in Australia thanks to a $4.95 phone charger. Authorities say Sheryl Anne Aldeguer, 28, was talking on the phone, plugged into a cheap charger that failed…

Newser • 4 years ago

Girl With 3 Legs To Have 2 Removed

(Newser) – With three legs all to herself, a 22-month-old toddler from Panama will next month undergo a major surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles to remove the two that…

Newser • 4 years ago