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Woman Busted Peddling Heroin —From Her Hospital Bed

She allegedly admits injecting it in own IV, too

(Newser) - Lori Sullenberger allegedly wasn't going to let anything get in the way of her drug dealing—not even a stay in intensive care. Police say the 38-year-old Pennsylvania woman went into the hospital April 14 for an unrelated medical problem, and hospital staff noticed, as a hospital spokesperson puts... More »

Cops Hide Explosives on Car, Lose Track of Car

It was part of K-9 training at Alaska airport; all ended well

(Newser) - Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used to train bomb-sniffing dogs. It seems they attached the explosives to one of the rental cars parked in a lot at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport—and a customer drove away with it. Airport Police and... More »

Tourist's Buddha Tattoo Gets Her Arrested

Sri Lanka will deport her over 'disrespectful' tattoo

(Newser) - A British woman learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to visit Sri Lanka if you have a visible Buddha tattoo. Tourist Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested after arriving from India at Sri Lanka's main international airport yesterday; she was taken before a judge,... More »

Pittsburgh Man's Weapon of Choice: Easter Eggs

Decorating party goes quite awry

(Newser) - One minute you're decorating Easter eggs; the next, you're being pelted with the eggs as your boyfriend goes on a rampage ... and that's not even the craziest part of this story. Pittsburgh police say Aaron Goempel, 27, started throwing the hard-boiled eggs at the female victim after... More »

'Most Haunted Place on Earth' Is for Sale

Italian island of Poveglia said to have hosted brutal lobotomies

(Newser) - The island of Poveglia is, according to the Independent , "arguably the most haunted place on Earth"—and now it can be yours. The Italian government is auctioning off a lease to the unpopulated 17-acre island near Venice where, following the 1922 opening of a mental hospital, a doctor... More »

Claim: Loch Ness Monster Spotted on Apple Maps

Google doesn't offer view of creature

(Newser) - Apple Maps may have gotten a bad rap upon release—but when it comes to monster-hunting, it beats Google. So say Loch Ness Monster hunters who have apparently detected the creature on Apple Maps' satellite imaging. A close look at the right spot in Scotland's Loch Ness, pinpointed at... More »

Solved: Mystery of Moroccan Village Built on Boulders

Formation appeared 4.5K years ago after rockfall: study

(Newser) - In the High Atlas Mountains, a tiny Moroccan village called Arroumd sits on a pile of boulders whose origins, until now, were a mystery. Turns out those boulders came from a rockfall 4,500 years ago, a new study finds. Previous theories had indicated they could have been deposited by... More »

Doctors Find Pound of Gold in Patient's Stomach

Smuggler in India swallowed 12 small bars, then didn't feel well

(Newser) - The patient exhibited symptoms of "acute intestinal obstruction." And it turns out they were caused by something he ate. Pretty routine stuff, until doctors in India discovered that what he had eaten was a pound of gold, reports the BBC . The 63-year-old businessman is believed to have swallowed... More »

Preschooler's Easter Egg Has Xanax Pill Inside

Police investigating in Michigan

(Newser) - Police in Michigan are investigating how a preschooler ended up bringing home a plastic Easter egg containing a generic Xanax pill. The 4-year-old girl found the egg during an Easter egg hunt at an elementary school, but her mother discovered the pill inside before the girl ate it. Police in... More »

Kid's Game of Thrones Shirt Gets Dad Suspended

School official took it as a threat

(Newser) - A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from Game of Thrones that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt is an art instructor at Bergen Community College. He says he was suspended for eight days after posting a... More »

Big News in World's Longest Experiment

Drop of pitch falls after 13 years of waiting

(Newser) - In what is surely one of the most gripping experiments currently underway, scientists in Australia have been watching a beaker containing pitch, a tar derivative, since 1927. The researchers' goal in the planet's longest-running experiment—which holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records—is to show... More »

Wild Discovery: Insects With Female Penises

Tiny creatures have sex for 40 to 70 hours

(Newser) - For the first time, scientists have discovered animals whose genitalia seem to be swapped: The female has a penis-like structure while the male has an organ akin to a vagina, LiveScience reports. The animals in question are four species of flea-sized insects from the genus Neotrogla, found in Brazilian caves.... More »

Well-Meaning Mom Accidentally Steals Car

She thought she was moving one that belonged to her daughter's friend

(Newser) - It might be the strangest stolen-car caper of the year, not least because the car wasn't technically stolen. It helps when one set of keys works in two separate vehicles. Here's what happened, from Daily Intel and the New York Post :
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Guy Fails to Pay for 89-Cent Refill, Gets Fined $525

Christopher Lewis hit with federal charges, though VA later backs down

(Newser) - When a construction worker refilled his drink at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston, SC, yesterday, he had no idea it was going to lead to federal charges and a fine of $525. Christopher Lewis was on his lunch hour when he went back for more soda without paying... More »

Teen's Urine Ruins 38M Gallons of Portland's Water

19-year-old cited for public urination

(Newser) - Rest assured, Portland, Oregon: The water you drink is very, very clean. How sanitary? This sanitary: Water Bureau administrators are willing to flush 38 million gallons of the stuff and clean the open-air reservoir in order to make sure there's not the most miniscule amount of human urine in... More »

Suspect's Giveaway: He Was 'Walking Awkwardly'

Police say they found heroin in man's underwear at JFK Airport

(Newser) - Pro tip: If you're going to smuggle heroin in your underwear, try to walk like a normal person while doing so. Bernard Charles apparently couldn't manage that, so when Customs and Border Protection officers spotted him "walking awkwardly" at New York's JFK Airport on April 1,... More »

Twisted Tale of Corpses, Cannibalism Riles Pakistan

It's not the first time the 2 brothers are accused of eating human corpses

(Newser) - The smell was foul, but the aftermath is shaping up to be much worse. The dark case that has swept Pakistan's attention, and began, sort of, with complaints to police about an unpleasant odor coming from the rural home of Muhammad Arif. Police in Punjab Province's Bhakkar district... More »

Town Named 'Jew Killer' May Change Its Name

Residents of Castrillo Matajudíos will put it to a vote

(Newser) - Castrillo Matajudíos sounds lovely—unless you speak Spanish. In English, the name of the tiny Spanish village is "Castrillo Jew Killer" or "Castrillo Kill the Jews," depending on the translation. It was so named because Jews were massacred there twice, in 1035 and 1109. Now the... More »

Man, 92, Writes His Own 3-Word Obituary

'I am dead.' Well, that does sum it up

(Newser) - The latest man to write his own obituary kept things about as short as possible: It read simply, "I am dead." Swedish 92-year-old Stig Kernell gave his funeral home instructions before he died on April 6, and the funeral home followed through, publishing the 3-word obituary in two... More »

Man Jailed 11 Years Late, Thanks to 'Clerical Error'

Mike Anderson was supposed to go to prison in 2002

(Newser) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was supposed to go to prison in 2002—but due to, he says, a "clerical error," the Missouri man just started serving his 13-year prison sentence nine months ago. Anderson was convicted in a 1999 armed robbery, and was supposed to go to prison... More »

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