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Cops: Suspect Pulled Paddle From Drowning Fiance

Murder indictment against Angelika Graswald is released

(Newser) - Prosecutors who accuse a woman of killing her fiance on the Hudson River say she didn't just tamper with his kayak—she moved his paddle away from him in the frigid waters after he capsized. Authorities today released the murder indictment against Angelika Graswald, days after the body of... More »

Kayaker Saves Family After SUV Crash

Car crashes into river, barely missing kayaker

(Newser) - A kayaker is being credited with helping to save a family of five after their SUV had veered off a road and ended up in a Northern California river. The family was driving along Highway 50 on Thursday afternoon when their SUV veered off the road, hit a concrete mile... More »

Long Island Coast Guard Saves Russell Crowe

He's no master and commander in a kayak

(Newser) - Russell Crowe isn't much of a gladiator when it comes to taming the Long Island Sound. Ask the Coast Guard officers who picked him up when he got lost in his kayak. The 48-year-old actor launched with a pal from Cold Spring Harbor over the holiday weekend, and ended... More »

Man Reels in 157-lb Bluefin —in His Kayak

Waiting for the fish to exhaust itself can be quite a ride

(Newser) - Futures trader Dave Lamoureux set a record this month for catching a 157-pound bluefin tuna. Alone. In his kayak. It's the third bluefin he's caught since July off the Massachusetts coast, as one of a growing coterie of kayakers fishing for the behemoths. Using secret tactics, the New York Times ... More »

Kayak Buys Rival SideStep for $200M

Travel aggregator raises funds from old and new sources

(Newser) - Discount travel search engine Kayak has acquired competitor SideStep for $200 million. Kayak raised nine figures in a new round of financing from its own investors, new VC companies, and SideStep's backers. It then bought SideStep for $180 million in cash plus a redistributed $20 million of SideStep's capital, reports... More »

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