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Her Lover Killed Her Husband. He Just Testified Against Her

Denise Williams is on trial for murder, though she didn't pull the trigger

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Brian Winchester took the stand and cried. He recounted looking for his missing best friend on Florida's Lake Seminole 18 years ago. But while his father "was searching ... I was just lying," he testified. That's because Winchester knew exactly where Mike Williams had ended... More »

iPhone App Foils Husband Who Murdered Wife

Mitesh Patel wanted to run away with his boyfriend to Australia

(Newser) - This may have been a crime of passion, but that doesn't mean it wasn't premeditated. In fact, that's exactly what a UK jury found the murder of Jessica Patel to be, meticulously planned by her husband, Mitesh, for five years so he could run away to Australia... More »

A Few Cheaters Is Normal. This Race Had 258

Some face lifetime bans after Sunday's half marathon in Shenzhen

(Newser) - More than 250 half-marathon runners are facing bans in China for what organizers describe as blatant cheating in a race in Shenzhen. Some 237 participants in Sunday's race face two-year bans after traffic cameras spotted them taking shortcuts. One video shows runners making a U-turn through a treed area... More »

Metal Band Breaks Up in 'Epic' Way

Witchrot has a lot more fans after viral Facebook post

(Newser) - Well, this is awkward. A Canadian metal band has broken up after two members of it were part of an infidelity triangle—dirty laundry that was aired very publicly. "Due to the unfortunate reality of our guitarist f---ing my girlfriend of almost 7 years WITCHROT will be taking an... More »

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

Cheating Scandal Rocks Elite World of Master Sommeliers

23 must retake grueling exam they thought they'd passed

(Newser) - The exam to become a master sommelier is notoriously difficult. The years, even decades, of study required to conquer the three-part test of wine knowledge—broken down into theory, table service, and tasting—mean that fewer than 300 people have managed it over 49 years. Now 23 sommeliers who thought... More »

Monopoly's New Request: Cheat If You Can

Hasbro's new edition has special cards with instructions to break the rules

(Newser) - We've all met a sticky-fingered Monopoly player who loves to be the banker. Indeed, a survey suggests that lots of Monopoly players attempt to cheat while playing the classic Hasbro board game, notes Insider . Now, Monopoly has made a version of the game just for them. Monopoly: Cheater's... More »

Camels Busted for Botox in Pageant Scandal

At least 12 kicked out of Saudi festival

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia is holding its annual monthlong camel festival—and cheaters are not welcome. With around $60 million up for grabs in races and show competitions, unscrupulous owners have been drugging animals and even giving them Botox injections in an attempt to win camel beauty pageants, the National reports. At... More »

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells... More »

Cops: Woman Cheated With Radioactive Cards

Police in Germany bust a restaurant owner

(Newser) - There's using marked deck of cards, and then there's this. Police in Germany say a woman dabbed playing cards with a radioactive substance as part of an elaborate scheme to cheat, reports the BBC . The 41-year-old restaurant owner in Berlin marked the cards with Iodine-125, allowing her or... More »

83 College Students Accused of Cheating via App

Ohio State University says the students used GroupMe

(Newser) - The ever-evolving miracles of technology are helping students find new and daring ways to cheat. The Ohio State University has charged 83 undergraduates with violating the school's code of student conduct by using a group messaging app to cheat on assignments in a business class last year. The school'... More »

Scrabble Champ Banned for the Way He Picked Letters

Allan Simmons says he never purposely cheated—but he may have been loose with game play

(Newser) - A scandal that some are calling "Tile-Gate" is rocking the Scrabble world, with one of its best players now barred from competitions. Per the London Times , Allan Simmons is now prohibited from facing off against other wordsmiths due to two specific Scrabble rules—both involving the selection of letter... More »

Cop, Wife Arrested—for Allegedly Cheating on a Test

Safeer Karim was attempting to enter India's civil service

(Newser) - A police officer hoping for a new career in India's civil services was arrested Monday after allegedly cheating on an examination with the help of his wife and a whole host of gadgets, the Hindustan Times reports. Safeer Karim's alleged cheating was especially surprising as, per NDTV , he... More »

Red Sox Caught Cheating With Apple Watch: Report

Team was reportedly using it to steal signals from Yankees

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival, the New York Yankees, the AP reports. According to the New York Times , the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to relay signs by the Yankees... More »

University of Kentucky Student's Extreme Exam Heist Fails

Henry Lynch II made his way through air duct

(Newser) - If a University of Kentucky junior had paid a little more attention during statistics lectures, he probably wouldn't have had to try to steal the exam—and he would have been better able to judge the odds of his scheme succeeding. Henry Lynch II, a 21-year-old majoring in biosystems... More »

Internet Sleuth Busts Cheater in Half-Marathon

Jane Seo cut the course, then biked it to get GPS data

(Newser) - Jane Seo's second-place finish at the Fort Lauderdale half-marathon Sunday was impressive, not least because race times showed she'd kept a pace of about seven minutes per mile for the first half of the race, but managed 5:25 per mile in the second. As an internet sleuth... More »

Like VW, Fiat Chrysler Now in Trouble for Emissions

EPA accuses automaker's software of cheating on emissions levels

(Newser) - Less than 24 hours ago, Fiat Chrysler was anticipating hitting its 2018 financial targets. On Thursday, the automaker came under fire from the EPA, per Reuters , with the agency alleging Fiat Chrysler cheated on diesel emissions—just a day after six Volkswagen honchos were indicted in that company's own... More »

Her Hubby Gave His 'Tart' Her Scarf. Now, GoFundMe Revenge

Friends come to the aid of Heather

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned—or the woman's kick-ass friends. As Canadian women Brooke and Vanessa write on GoFundMe , after about 20 years of marriage and eight kids, their friend Heather's husband (or "WASband," as the ladies call him, dubbed an "A+... More »

Woman Sells Wedding Dress Marked With 'Stench of Betrayal'

Her eBay post has gone viral with bids reaching nearly $90K

(Newser) - Samantha Wragg hadn't had time to dust off her wedding dress and take it to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating on her. So what did the British woman who works in social media do? List her dress on eBay to help foot the... More »

Russians Rigged Doping at Own Olympics: Report

And Moscow's anti-doping lab was assisted in scheme by Russia's Ministry of Sport

(Newser) - Speculation that Russia's athletes might be banned from the Rio Olympics has just ramped up after an independent doping investigation found the Russians cheated during their own Sochi Olympics in 2014—and in events beyond that, the AP reports. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren was picked by the World... More »

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