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Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds Hoard of Roman Coins

And the haul could be worth $160,000

(Newser) - An amateur treasure hunter in Britain recently struck gold—literally—while using a relatively cheap metal detector. He found 40 Roman gold coins dating back to at least 408AD buried in the woods, reports the Daily Mail . He returned to the shop where he bought the detector, coins in hand,... More »

Broke Cops Hire Civilians to Investigate Crimes

Amateur policing is catching on

(Newser) - With budgets strapped at all levels of local government, police agencies around the country are turning to civilians to handle jobs once reserved for uniformed officers—up to and including investigating crime scenes. In San Francisco, for example, these amateur cops have been tasked with investigating burglaries and property crimes,... More »

Golfer at Masters Is 16—and Eclipsed by Tiger

Any other year, focus would be on youngest player ever

(Newser) - Matteo Manassero is 16, the youngest ever winner of Britain’s Amateur Championship, and he's making his debut at the Masters as the youngest golfer ever at Augusta. So why isn’t he the big story in the golf world? Oh, right. “Any other year, Manassero would be the... More »

Thanks to Implants, Boxing Career Goes Bust

(Newser) - A British model and recreational boxer has been barred from competition because she has breast implants, ABC News reports. The Amateur Boxing Association of England cited possible health risks, but Sarah Blewden says she should be able to use a breast protector, similar to groin cups for men. “If... More »

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