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Time's Full-Page WSJ Ad Has Big Typo

Really, editor's?

(Newser) - Go big or go home, they say—though in this case, someone may be going home for good after a big mistake in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. The Time Inc. promo for Motto , its new website geared toward millennial women, appeared in Tuesday's print edition... More »

School: Shoddy Records Caused Student's Suicide

Japan junior high student killed himself after false shoplifting charge

(Newser) - A junior high school principal appeared before a school assembly Wednesday to apologize not only for its role in a student's suicide but also for fibbing about what had happened afterward, the Japan Times reports. The 15-year-old took his own life on Dec. 8 after his parents found out... More »

Obama Made an Error in Oval Office Speech

He misspoke on how San Bernardino shooting suspect entered the US

(Newser) - In his Sunday night Oval Office address , President Obama may not have covered much new ground on overcoming terrorism, but he did note that he's seeking answers about how San Bernardino shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik ended up in the US. "I've ordered the departments of State and... More »

Snoozing Bank Worker Mistakenly Transfers $300M

The perils of napping with your finger on the '2' key...

(Newser) - The latest in the annals of office screw-ups: A weary German bank worker was in the process of transferring 62.40 euros when he fell asleep for a (very expensive) "instant," reports the AFP . In his unconscious state he pushed the number 2 key, leading him to instead... More »

ATM Error Lets Man Take $1.5M, Gamble It Away

Ronald Page faces 15 months in prison

(Newser) - Ronald Page didn't have much money in his Bank of America account, but on August 1, 2009, he was able to withdraw $312,000—and then, later that day, another $51,727. By August 18, due to a bank error that allowed him to withdraw unlimited amounts of cash,... More »

Clock Bug Shuts Down PS3s Worldwide

Sony warns users not to turn on system for 24 hours

(Newser) - Sony is advising many PS3 owners not to use their consoles for 24 hours while the company fixes a massive bug affecting consoles around the world. Older versions of the system have been unable to log on to the Playstation Network, and in some cases even unable to play games,... More »

Dodgers Stun Cardinals, Grab 2-0 Lead

Los Angeles scores twice with two out in ninth to beat St. Louis 3-2

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers, trailing by one run and down to their final out, rallied tonight to stun the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five National League playoff series. After Ronnie Belliard tied it with an RBI single off Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin, pinch-hitter... More »

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