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Cops Find Man Trying to Get to Brother's Coffin

He was arrested after returning to the cemetery in Bremerton, Washington

(Newser) - By the time police arrived early Wednesday morning, a Washington man had managed to dig a hole two feet wide, two feet deep, and eight feet long. It wasn't deep enough to reach Hector Apodaca's coffin, which is what Bremerton police say the man was trying to do.... More »

30-Year-Old Evicted by Mom, Dad Is Giving Bizarre Interviews

Michael Rotondo says he's 'been trying to get out for years'

(Newser) - Michael Rotondo is apparently happy to figure out his next move, which, thanks to a judge's order , must involve an actual relocation out of his parents New York home, where he's lived rent-free for eight years. "I've been trying to get out for years," the... More »

96-Year-Old Looking for Heir for His Toilet Seat Museum

Barney Smith has 1,350 decorated toilet seats on display, but it's time for him to pack it in

(Newser) - FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn't come with a title. That belongs to Barney Smith—the undisputed "King of the Commode," reports the AP . "There's a lot of me in there," he says, in front of the garage he'... More »

In 'Surreal' Hearing, Son, 30, Ordered to Move Out of Parents' Home

His parents tried to get Michael Rotondo to leave on his own, to no avail

(Newser) - Mark and Christina Rotondo wanted their 30-year-old son, Michael, to move out of their home in Camillus, NY. He wouldn't, and after a legal battle that made its way to New York's State Supreme Court, Justice Donald Greenwood sided with the parents Tuesday and told Michael he would... More »

Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well

People think image of soccer great looks more like Babe Ruth

(Newser) - The good news for Brandi Chastain is that she got inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday for her soccer prowess. The bad news is that much of the attention is focusing on her plaque, which bears an image of her that is, as... More »

Guy Who Recorded 'Laurel or Yanny' Clip Weighs In

Actor Jay Aubrey Jones made the recording that divided listeners, and he hears 'Laurel'

(Newser) - If you got a little tired of hearing the recording of "laurel vs. yanny" being played last week, just think how Jay Aubrey Jones felt. He happens to be the Broadway and TV actor who recorded the clip for Vocabulary.com back in 2007, reports NPR . And, as has... More »

Baby Born on Island That Has 'Ban' on Childbirth

Fernando de Noronha island is some 230 miles off Brazil's coast

(Newser) - It lies 230 miles off the coast of Brazil, making Fernando de Noronha a fairly isolated island—so much so that women who become pregnant there are told to go to the mainland to give birth. So amidst what the BBC terms a "ban" on childbirth comes a surprise:... More »

Denied Raise, Nanny Refuses to Return Baby to Family

'I don’t know what to do, she’s irate'

(Newser) - An Oklahoma nanny decided to quit on the spot after her employers declined her request for a raise—but when they wouldn't give her her final paycheck, since it wasn't due until the following day, she allegedly held their baby hostage. "We have ... I don’t even... More »

He Thought It Was a Cable Box. Inside Was Treasure

A big find on Staten Island

(Newser) - Treasure was found in May, not buried on a deserted island but languishing on Staten Island. The Staten Island Advance has the story of Matthew Emanuel, who hired a company to rip up his damaged arborvitae trees and replace them with bamboo. But when the trees were uprooted, a box... More »

An 'Amazing' Find: Conjoined Deer Fawns

A mushroom hunter found the stillborn twins in Minnesota

(Newser) - A mushroom hunter made an "amazing and extremely rare" find in a Minnesota forest in 2016: Conjoined twin fawns, which largely shared a body. The doe fawns had been cleaned by their mother, though lab testing confirmed they were stillborn and had never breathed air, per a University of... More »

Judge Sues Over Neighbor's Urinating Cat, but With a Twist

The case records ended up sealed, and a law professor is trying to reverse that

(Newser) - It falls under the umbrella of typical neighborly quarrels: Homeowner 1 is angered at Homeowner 2, whose cat is peeing on Homeowner 1's back porch. What elevates the argument occurring in Spokane, Wash., isn't just that a lawsuit was involved—but that it was sealed. The Los Angeles ... More »

He Was So Rich He Rented a Whole Brothel. Except He Wasn't

Luke Moore lived high, got caught, then cleared his name

(Newser) - At one point in 2012, Luke "Milky" Moore paid $40,000 to rent himself a brothel for four days. Two years prior, he was penniless, unemployed, and bracing himself for foreclosure. What happened in the interim is the subject of an Esquire piece by David Kushner, who explores the... More »

Dog Shoots Man in Iowa Home

Richard Remme was playing with his dog on the couch

(Newser) - With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when... More »

San Diego Surf Turns Electric Blue

Dinoflagellates have arrived in droves

(Newser) - Ocean waves north of San Diego look quite a bit bluer than usual this week. Beginning Monday, a 20-mile stretch of California coastline from Encinitas to La Jolla took on what CNN calls an "electric blue glow" as tiny bioluminescent creatures moved in. Despite sharing his own photos with... More »

Russia-Linked Firm Paid $500K to Trump Lawyer

Stormy Daniels' attorney releases financial bombshell

(Newser) - Michael Cohen's legal woes appeared to deepen Tuesday night with a bombshell release from Stormy Daniels' attorney. According to financial records reviewed by the New York Times and NBC News , a company linked to a Russian oligarch targeted by US sanctions deposited around $500,000 into an account controlled... More »

Russell Crowe Names Koala Chlamydia Clinic for John Oliver

Actor found him 'something special' after Oliver spent big at divorce auction

(Newser) - John Oliver publicly and gleefully spent like a drunken sailor at Russell Crowe's very successful divorce auction —to the tune of almost $80,000 on items that included a used leather jock strap—but Crowe just dropped the mic on the late-night host, reports the Guardian . After musing... More »

Couple Weds Days After Bride Loses Arm in Crocodile Attack

'In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience'

(Newser) - A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. "In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience," 27-year-old Jamie Fox told the AP on Monday. Fox and his then... More »

She Thought She Had a Runny Nose. It Was a Brain Fluid Leak

Left untreated, it could have led to a serious infection

(Newser) - When Kendra Jackson first got the runny nose, she thought it was a cold symptom. But it continued for years, along with other symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and headaches. "Everywhere I went I always had a box of Puffs, always stuffed in my pocket," she tells KETV . "... More »

Cops: Man Mowed Someone Else's Grass While Drunk

Barry Ridge of Franklin, Ind., was arrested on Saturday

(Newser) - Roughly a month ago, an Indiana man's Huskee lawn tractor was impounded. The reason? Barry Ridge of Franklin was arrested April 8 in a Kroger parking lot while allegedly driving it drunk. Police say it wasn't a one-time occurrence. The Indianapolis Star reports the 46-year-old was pulled over... More »

Cop Saves Gas Station Worker Covered in Flames

Man apparently set himself on fire before officer tackled him

(Newser) - Authorities say a Massachusetts gas station worker doused himself with gasoline, set himself on fire, and ran, but was then tackled by a police officer who extinguished the flames. The Essex District Attorney's office says the unidentified 24-year-old man was at the Newbury gas station where he works Saturday... More »

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