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Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Victims stabbed by knives, bottles

(Newser) - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the... More »

Charge Reduced for Mall Easter Bunny Who Fought Toddler's Dad

Lawyers say they hope to vindicate 'the bunny'

(Newser) - A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded, the AP reports. According to , authorities say Juan Jimenez-Guerrero attacked Kassim Charles, who had been playing the role of the Easter bunny, when his... More »

'Genius Millionaire' Apologizes for Rant on JetBlue Flight

David Brackett was kicked off plane after boastful brouhaha with another passenger

(Newser) - It's not often one has the honor to be seated in coach on the same flight as a 28-year-old millionaire with six houses and a 176 IQ. At least, that's what David Brackett claimed before he and two men were booted off a JetBlue flight out of Long... More »

Daimler Shareholders Brawl—Over Sausages

Daimler investor was trying to hoard links from the buffet to bring home

(Newser) - It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times at Daimler AG's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday in Berlin, where an argument disrupted the get-together, the Guardian reports. "We had to call the police to settle the matter," says Daimler board chair Manfred Bischoff of... More »

Inmate Who Beat Fogle Wanted to 'Send a Message'

Family of Steven Nigg says he felt ex-Subway pitchman was getting special treatment

(Newser) - Steven Nigg, the inmate who bloodied ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle in a prison-yard fight , did so because he hates child sex offenders and resents what he perceives as special treatment Fogle receives at the Colorado prison they're both housed in—and he wanted to "send a message,"... More »

Airline Passengers Brawl Over Loud Music

Punches were thrown and hair was pulled

(Newser) - Let's be honest, those moments after a plane lands but before it reaches its gate are always a powder keg thanks to cooped-up flyers anxious for freedom. On Wednesday, that powder keg finally exploded with two drunk, music-loving women playing the part of the match, the Los Angeles Times... More »

30 Girls in Chaotic Pa. School Brawl Face Charges

Investigation indicates fight was started over ongoing neighborhood rivalry

(Newser) - Up to 30 girls at a Pennsylvania secondary school were involved Monday in an all-out brawl, and some of them are facing charges, the Patriot-News reports. The University Prep magnet school was placed on lockdown during the incident, which mainly left students bruised and scratched, though one student was hospitalized... More »

Report: NBA Star Injures Hand Hitting Team Staffer

The injury will likely keep him out for weeks

(Newser) - A NBA star will likely miss weeks of action after injuring his hand, apparently while striking a member of his team's equipment staff, ESPN reports. Sources say Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was arguing with the staff member inside a Toronto restaurant when he hit him, followed... More »

Irony Alert: Fight Erupts at Anti-Violence Rally

'Disheartening,' says mayor of Newark

(Newser) - An anti-violence demonstration in Newark, New Jersey, devolved into a physical altercation between two activists. The small crowd began arguing on the steps of Newark City Hall on Wednesday about the city's attempts to curb violence, reports . The demonstration was organized by two anti-violence groups. They say... More »

How You're Most Likely to Get an Eye Injury

Fighting comes in a close second

(Newser) - Falls and brawls are the top reasons Americans sustained eye injuries between 2002 and 2011, report Johns Hopkins researchers at the 119th annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Out of nearly 47,000 patients up to age 80 who were diagnosed with eye trauma across the US in that time,... More »

Great-Grandmothers Come to Blows as Twins Born

Shirley Irvin has been charged with assault and harassment, police say

(Newser) - Family gatherings aren't always harmonious, even those involving great-grandmothers in hospital maternity wards. In an Aug. 31 incident in Brighton Township, Pa., now coming to light, the grandmother (Shirley Irvin) of a father-to-be apparently overheard the great-grandmother (Carole Alberts) of the mother-to-be say something about hoping the twin babies... More »

New Flight Diverted as 2 Scuffle Over Reclining Seat

Woman reclined while other napped on tray table

(Newser) - Yet another plane has been diverted thanks to a squabble over a reclining seat. A Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., was grounded yesterday after two passengers argued over a reclining seat. A fellow passenger and witness tells News4Jax : "This woman who was sitting next... More »

Flight Diverted After Squabble Over Reclining Seat

Man used device that prevented woman in front of him from reclining

(Newser) - Two passengers who seemed to have been having tough travel days took the rest of a United plane down with them over the weekend. It all started when a man hooked a device called the Knee Defender to the seat in front of him, thereby preventing the woman in front... More »

300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

2 arrested in New Jersey

(Newser) - A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze, began around 10:30pm on Sunday, more than seven hours into the event, the Asbury Park Press reports.... More »

Dad Faces Prison for Urging Daughter in Fight: 'Keep Hitting'

Police charge him, and the 2 girls involved

(Newser) - A fight that broke out between two Ohio teenage girls was caught on video and now, one of the fathers heard encouraging his daughter to hit harder is facing charges. Ray E. Asher can be heard yelling "hard, keep hitting her," "scratch her eyeballs out," and... More »

More Foxconn Woes: Huge Fight Breaks Out

Images show men carrying pipes; unconfirmed deaths reported

(Newser) - Foxconn may not be in the news like it once was , but not for lack of woes, it seems. The company revealed that a major fight erupted Thursday at a Foxconn campus in eastern China, and the firm says 11 people were injured. The fighting reportedly started as workers drank... More »

Trayvon's Texts Reveal Fistfights, Eerie Warning

Friend's text: Don't get shot

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's defense team is painting an unflattering picture of Trayvon Martin through his text messages, which it released yesterday—and they contain a haunting warning from a friend: "Boy don’t get one planted in ya chest," the friend writes. The text came three months before... More »

Man Bites Off, Swallows Cousin's Ear in Brawl

Connecticut man asked cousin to turn down music, leading to fight

(Newser) - Police in the United States say a man bit off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowed it during a fight over loud music. Officers in Connecticut charged 27-year-old Emilio Mendoza with first-degree assault and other crimes early yesterday in connection with the attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez. More »

Ear Bitten Off as Priests Fight for Parking Space

Father Thomas Byrne, 80, charged with grievous bodily harm

(Newser) - What a scene to behold: Two retired Catholic priests fought so viciously over a parking spot that one allegedly bit off the other's ear, reports Australia's News Network . Father Thomas Byrne, 80, battled 81-year-old Father Thomas Joseph Smith in their building complex yesterday in Perth, Australia, police say.... More »

'Samurai Vigilante' Breaks Up Train Fight

Video of Phoenix train attack has already gone viral

(Newser) - Two men punching and kicking a guy on a Phoenix train a couple weeks ago got a little surprise—when a passenger threatened them with a Samurai sword, the Huffington Post reports. The Bushido vigilante, wearing a baseball cap and headphones, inched forward until the terrified attackers fled the light... More »

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