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Police Open Fire on Transgender YouTube Star

Kayden Clarke is killed in his Mesa, Ariz., home

(Newser) - A 24-year-old transgender YouTube star with Asperger's Syndrome apparently threatened suicide last week and ended up dead—when he was shot by police. Officers in Mesa, Ariz., arrived at Kayden Clarke's home on Thursday morning after friends said he'd sent text messages and emails threatening to kill... More »

Skier's 1K-Foot Plunge Will Make Your Heart Stop

Angel Collinson takes jaw-dropping tumble in Alaska's Neacola Mountains

(Newser) - Even world-class freeskiers can have a bad day in the powder—and a heart-stopping video that's now circulating shows how that happened to Angel Collinson last spring during a movie shoot. The video, taken in Alaska’s Neacola Mountains, was footage to be used in Teton Gravity Research's... More »

Video Shows Teen Ted Cruz Reveal His Life's Goals

Including 'world domination'

(Newser) - Ever wondered what a young Ted Cruz looked and sounded like (and no worries, no Princess Bride impersonations )? A circulating YouTube video , which Politico says was apparently provided by a high school classmate, purports to show the 18-year-old GOP candidate mulling his future. "Aspirations? Is that like sweat... More »

Female Miami Doctor Suspended After Uber Confrontation

Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon could face termination after video goes viral

(Newser) - A Miami doctor is in hot water after video surfaced showing her in an altercation with an Uber driver on Sunday night. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System, has been placed on administrative leave, per a statement, and an internal investigation "will determine if... More »

Buddhist Monk Is Philly's Newest Crimefighter

61-year-old tried to take down thief who interrupted his lotto session

(Newser) - Don't mess with Philadelphia's men of the cloth—especially if those cloths are orange. A 61-year-old Buddhist monk at a lottery machine in a Philly gas station Jan. 3 was targeted by a thief who probably assumed the holy man was an easy mark, the Philadelphia Daily News ... More »

Woman Whose Home Caught Fire Cheers America Up

Tulsa's Michelle Dobyne, other complex residents stay cheerful after blaze

(Newser) - When News on 6 reporters got to the scene of a fire at an Oklahoma apartment complex on Sunday, they figured they'd find residents "miserable and upset." But while firefighters doused the blaze at Tulsa's Casa Linda complex, they couldn't put out the positive vibe... More »

Taco Shop Turns Burglary Footage Into Awesome Ad

Video mocking burglars has been viewed 2M times

(Newser) - Most restaurant owners would worry a burglary might scare away customers. Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas is turning its break-in into an advertisement. The eatery's security cameras caught three men robbing the restaurant around 3:30am on Dec. 16, but police have yet to track them... More »

Rebel Weather Reporter Sneaks in 12 Star Wars Puns

It's not a trap—she really does it, all in under 40 seconds

(Newser) - She didn't detail the climate patterns on Tatooine, but Sian Welby did the next best thing. The UK Channel 5 forecaster (or, for the purposes of this story, Channel 5 "Stormscooper") gave a quick weather update this week, and the Force was strong with this one, per... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Interrupts Live TV Report

'I gotta go here and call 911'

(Newser) - If a reporter is going to cut his segment short, "I need to call 911" is probably a good reason. On Tuesday, Adam Sallet of KIMT was reporting live outside a Rochester, Minn., bank that had been robbed a day earlier when a bank employee came running out of... More »

People React Very Differently to Being Told They're Beautiful

Not everyone accepts the compliment graciously

(Newser) - What happens when you tell someone they're beautiful? As 18-year-old Shea Glover discovered, all kinds of different things. As a high school senior in Chicago, Glover was playing around with her new camera, taking photos of people she found beautiful, when she realized their reactions to being called beautiful... More »

'I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do': San Bernardino Cop to Workers

Video shows tense moments as group is led out of massacre site to safety

(Newser) - San Bernardino office workers trapped in the Inland Regional Center after Wednesday's shootings got some reassurance in the form of a police officer who led them to safety. In a video taken by employee Gabi Flores and provided to KPCC , the cop instructs frightened people to "keep your... More »

Doctor Says This Move Will Calm Almost Any Crying Baby

Dr. Robert Hamilton calls it 'The Hold'

(Newser) - In California, even the doctors are chill, and they know how to calm your wailing infants. Or at least soft-spoken pediatrician Dr. Bob Hamilton does, as he demonstrates in this viral video that desperate parents are apparently viewing in droves—it's had more than 5.7 million views since... More »

Why Scaring Cats With Cucumbers Isn't Great for Cats

'If you do it for laughs, it makes me question your humanity'

(Newser) - The new viral craze is apparently scaring cats with cucumbers , because the Internet is a weird place and humans enjoy low-grade animal cruelty as long as it's adorable. But National Geographic reports that we should all maybe not be scaring our cats with cucumbers. According to Upvoted , the first... More »

Dad's Accidental Selfie Video Doesn't Stay in Vegas

It's been viewed 4M times since his son uploaded it to YouTube

(Newser) - Joseph Griffin screwed up big time when it came to recording his dream vacation to Las Vegas, but hey, at least he got a viral video out of his mistake. The Irishman brought his son's GoPro camera stateside so he could film the sights to show his friends and... More »

Anonymous Vows Revenge on ISIS

"War is declared. Get prepared" is the message in YouTube video

(Newser) - Online vigilantes Anonymous wasted little time in handing ISIS a message Saturday via a YouTube video , a response to Friday's Paris terror attacks , reports Time . A man in the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask spoke in French and noted: "Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get... More »

Cruel Trick on Homeless Man Gets McDonald's Worker Fired

Detroit employee offered man a sandwich, then threw water on him in viral video

(Newser) - Viral videos can entertain, surprise, and, in this case, get a McDonald's worker fired. A disturbing NSFW clip recorded by a customer at a Detroit Mickey D's shows an employee working the drive-thru window, luring a homeless man he calls Willie over by holding up a sandwich and... More »

56-Year-Old Interviewed By His 18-Year-Old Self

It's pretty cool

(Newser) - In 1977, an 18-year-old Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller recorded himself interviewing a future version of himself. Along with questions about how his life ended up, Emshwiller recorded all sorts of potential reactions to the responses he would get. Now, a 56-year-old Emshwiller wants to finish the sit-down. He's raising... More »

Mom's Rant on How Not to Wear Leggings Goes Viral

They shouldn't be too tight, too sheer, and should 'cover your tail'

(Newser) - Jamie Higdon Randolph loves her leggings. "They are comfortable. They don't cut into you, they're always the right length. … You can dress them up, you can dress them down," the Tennessee woman says. What she doesn't love is how some people are wearing them.... More »

Driver in Viral Motorcycle Crash Blames Spiders

His car swerved out of lane and struck a motorcycle trying to pass

(Newser) - A Texas driver who gained infamy in recent days because he was captured on video sideswiping a motorcycle—seemingly on purpose—now says spiders are to blame. William Crum, 68, tells CBS Dallas-Fort Worth that he got bit just as the motorcycle was trying to pass him. "Spiders there... More »

Student's Mac and Cheese Rant Spawns a Benefit

Money will go to food service workers who were berated

(Newser) - UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him mac and cheese to raise money to give the employees a night out. "A top-20 research university shouldn't have to be redeeming its name after one... More »

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