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'Egg Boy' Goes Viral in NZ

A teenager cracks on egg on Australian Sen. Fraser Anning's head

(Newser) - The latest fallout of mass killings in New Zealand involves a teenager cracking an egg on a politician's head , the Independent reports. Australian Sen. Fraser Anning was giving a news conference Saturday in Melbourne when the 17-year-old—identified in media reports as William Connolly, per the Washington Post —... More »

SF Giants CEO Drags Wife as She Screams, 'Oh My God!'

Seems Larry Baer really wanted his phone back

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' CEO was caught on video wrenching a cellphone from his wife's hand and causing her to fall as she screamed for help, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Larry Baer and his wife Pam were at San Francisco Plaza Friday morning when a bystander shot the... More »

Tragedy in Maryland: a Baby Dead, a Young Girl Charged

Paxton Davis was left alone with 11-year-old while mother did an errand, police say

(Newser) - A baby is dead, and an 11-year-old girl is being tied to his death. CNN reports that 1-year-old Paxton Davis died Thursday, four days after he was admitted to a Maryland hospital with "severe injuries to his upper body," per a Prince George's County Police Department release... More »

Report: Smollett Didn't Pay $3,500 for Fake Attack

Seems the 'Empire' actor only paid for physical and health training

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett may not have paid the Nigerian brothers to attack him after all. Unidentified sources "connected to the case" tell TMZ that the $3,500 check to Abel and Ola Osundairo was only to get the Empire actor pumped up for a music video. Smollett said he needed... More »

News Gets Worse for Jussie Smollett

The official charge is 'felony disorderly conduct'

(Newser) - Empire actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony... More »

Convict Really Doesn't Like Hearing His Sentence

David Chislton, 42, allegedly knocks his attorney out cold

(Newser) - An Ohio man who apparently didn't like hearing his prison sentence allegedly reacted by turning and sucker-punching his attorney out cold, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. David Chislton, 42, had just heard his 47-year prison sentence Tuesday when he allegedly socked attorney Aaron Brockler in a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas... More »

Ex-Cop Who Shot Chicago Teen Beaten in Prison: Lawyer

Jason Van Dyke's wife: 'We are all petrified and in fear for Jason's life'

(Newser) - The former police officer who killed Chicago teen Laquan McDonald just started serving time in his almost seven-year sentence, but he's already run into trouble. Jennifer Blagg, one of Jason Van Dyke's defense lawyers, tells USA Today her client was assaulted by other inmates after being moved from... More »

Kellyanne Conway: Woman Assaulted Me in Front of My Kid

White House counselor tells CNN about incident she says happened in October in Bethesda

(Newser) - CNN has been working on a series about powerful DC women , and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway was the latest to sit before the mic. In the interview with Dana Bash that aired Friday, Conway made an unexpected claim: that back in October, she'd been assaulted at a Mexican... More »

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years... More »

Kentucky Teacher Filmed Dragging Disabled Child Is Charged

Trina Abrams allegedly dragged autistic 9-year-old through school hallways

(Newser) - A Kentucky teacher is facing assault charges after video surfaced of her dragging a child with disabilities through school hallways in October. Trina Abrams, identified by the child's family as a resource teacher in Wurtland Elementary's special needs program, had already been "removed from the school" after... More »

Ex-Judge Who Viciously Beat Wife Now Accused of Killing Her

Aisha Fraser Mason was stabbed to death on Saturday

(Newser) - In August 2014, then-Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason punched his wife repeatedly and slammed her head against the car's dashboard. The force of the assault broke her orbital bone; the Ohio couple's children were in the back seat at the time. Now, Aisha Fraser Mason is... More »

Cops: Women Beat McDonald's Manager Over Ketchup

Video of Calif. suspect released

(Newser) - Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched, and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11pm on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked for the condiment. Video... More »

Singer Gets Punched on Stage

Morrissey is rushed off by security

(Newser) - Singer Morrissey was rushed offstage in San Diego Saturday after a fan jumped up and apparently punched him in the face, TMZ reports. The San Diego Union-Tribune says Morrisey was wrapping up his encore song when fans rushed the stage at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall and one... More »

125-Pound Woman Chokes Out Bouncer by Mistake: Cops

Kierah LaGrave apparently thought he had grabbed her butt

(Newser) - In a slight case of mistaken identity—and strangulation—a woman allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer she wrongly believed had grabbed her buttocks, the AP reports. Kierah LaGrave was arrested Thursday in Plattsburgh, New York, on second-degree strangulation charges after the alleged victim reported the assault on Oct. 20. Police... More »

Alec Baldwin on Arrest: It Wasn't Over Parking Space

Says reports have been 'clickbait' and 'egregiously misstated'

(Newser) - What's not in dispute: that Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday in New York City. What is in dispute: what he was arrested for. While initial reports noted that the 60-year-old actor had been hauled in by the NYPD after he allegedly punched a man in the face over a... More »

Teen Mom Star Hospitalized After 911 Call

TMZ says it has the tape, in which Jenelle Evans accuses her husband of assault

(Newser) - A star from the Teen Mom franchise was hospitalized over the weekend, and TMZ says it now has the 911 call she made from her North Carolina home. In the call, a sobbing woman said to be 26-year-old Jenelle Evans tells the dispatcher that her husband, David Eason, attacked her... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

A Priest Had Just Finished Praying. Then, an Ambush

Attack on Indiana priest Basil John Hutsko being investigated as hate crime

(Newser) - A "hardworking" Indiana priest said by a colleague to rise before dawn every day to help his community may have been the object of a hate crime, and the FBI is now investigating. Merrillville Police rep Jeff Rice tells the Chicago Tribune that 64-year-old Basil John Hutsko is "... More »

Amid Pa. Wave of Predator Priests, a New Cleric Is Charged

Allentown priest Kevin Lonergan allegedly sent nude pics to teen on Snapchat, groped her

(Newser) - More than 300 "predator priests" were recently identified by a grand jury report in Pennsylvania. Now, an unrelated case is bringing an Allentown priest into the headlines. Charges of indecent assault and corruption of a minor have been filed against 30-year-old Kevin Lonergan, who served in Allentown's Cathedral... More »

Firefighters Pummel Colleague in 'Severe' Attack

FDNY assault sparks three investigations

(Newser) - A vicious attack between firefighters this summer has triggered three investigations and left New York fire officials in shock, the New York Post reports. Insiders say over a dozen FDNY firefighters attacked three Bronx rivals so brutally on June 6 that a captain watching video of it had to go... More »

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