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Mom Eats Bagel, County Takes Baby

She gets $143K payout over poppy-seed mix-up

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania mom has won a $143,500 payout after having her newborn taken away from her for five days in a bagel debacle that will be familiar to Seinfeld fans. The day after Elizabeth Mort took her daughter home, police officers and social workers came to her Lawrence County... More »

America's Weirdest State Taxes

Maine blueberries, New York bagels make ABC's odd-tax list

(Newser) - Federal taxes may provoke the loudest partisan bickering, but some states impose taxes that could leave you at a loss for words. Fur? Nudity? Bagels? You bet—not to mention blueberries and playing cards. ABC News rounds up a few of the weirdest:
  • Blueberries: Maine, which produces 99% of all
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And America's Best Bagels Are...

Consumer Reports likes Dunkin' Donuts, Lender's, and CostCo

(Newser) - You don't have to be in New York to get a good bagel, Consumer Reports finds: Three big brands offer decent alternatives. In a comparison of eight plain and four "everything" bagels, testers found Dunkin' Donuts, Lender's Original, and Costco to be the best options. Each scored... More »

Guy With 'Suspicious' Bagel on Plane Arrested

Funny-looking package didn't actually contain a bomb

(Newser) - A group of passengers on a US Airways, doing their country proud and keeping themselves safe from terrorists, reported a "suspicious package" to the crew of a Boston-to-DC flight on Monday. Apparently, the plastic bag was making weird noises! When the crew confronted bag owner Ognjen Milatovic, the 35-year-old... More »

The Quest for the Better Bagel Slicer

Plague of bagel-related injuries spawns new approach

(Newser) - You probably thought the dangers of bagel cutting were conquered 15 years ago with the invention of the Bagel Guillotine, the self contained slicer that offers no chance of injury. Tut, tut, grasshopper. In fact, bagel-related injury—BRI—is still rampant, resulting in almost 2,000 trips to the ER... More »

'Roll With a Hole' About as American Now as Apple Pie

Centuries-old bagel so widespread that NYC's best bakers aren't Jewish but Thai

(Newser) - While many cultures claim credit for inventing the bagel, the basic roll-with-a-hole concept is centuries old, Joan Nathan writes in a look at the ubiquitous morning nosh for Slate. The Romans, Egyptians, and Europeans are all said to have savored this culinary curiosity, which was easy to transport and had... More »

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