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Bid Now for a Chance to Punch Martin Shkreli in the Face

Be generous; it's for a good cause

(Newser) - The man said to have the most punchable face in America is finally putting it to good use. "I will auction one slap/punch in the face to benefit my friend Mike who passed away and leaves behind a young son who survived cancer," Martin Shkreli tweeted Tuesday. He'... More »

Zimmerman Talks About Trayvon, Gets Punched

Witnesses say he was boasting about killing Trayvon Martin

(Newser) - There are differing accounts of what happened at a Sanford, Fla., restaurant Sunday evening, but three things are clear: George Zimmerman discussed shooting Trayvon Martin, he was punched in the face, and he is no longer welcome at Gators Riverside Grille. WKMG reports that Zimmerman called 911 and said that... More »

Soccer Referee Dies After Player's Punch

John Bieniewicz never saw the punch coming, say witnesses

(Newser) - Amid World Cup fever, a soccer-related tragedy out of Michigan, where a referee died this morning after being punched by a player on Sunday. The Detroit Free Press reports that responding authorities found John Bieniewicz, 44, on the ground and unconscious. Witnesses say Bieniewicz stopped the adult soccer game in... More »

Male Face Evolved to Take Punches

Facial bones grew stronger after first fists evolved

(Newser) - The faces of today's men would be different if our ancestors hadn't spent countless thousands of years slugging it out with their newly evolved fists, scientists say. Researchers studying australopiths, human predecessors who lived 4 million to 5 million years ago, found that male faces evolved to become... More »

Comedian Punches Reporter After Tweet-Diss

Dan Nainan arrested at DC comedy contest

(Newser) - A decidedly unfunny moment at DC's Funniest Celebrity competition, at least for one journalist: While professional comedian Dan Nainan was onstage as a headliner, Newsweek/Daily Beast correspondent Josh Rogin sent out a few critical tweets. ( Sample : "Dan Nainan makes his umpteenth joke about how Asians cant distinguish... More »

Soccer Ref Dies After Punch From Player

Ricardo Portillo had slipped into a coma after Utah teen hit him

(Newser) - A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following the assault last weekend, a police spokesman said last... More »

Fistfight Breaks Out Between Korean Diplomats

UN meeting in Switzerland turns ugly

(Newser) - Things got ugly at a UN meeting in Switzerland yesterday, as the South Korean and North Korean delegations briefly came to blows. The confrontation came after North Korean ambassador So Se-pyong dismissed a UN report on his country's human rights record as a "useless interpretation" that had been... More »

Cop Caught Punching a Girl in the Face

Department promises to review training procedures

(Newser) - Seattle police are investigating two teenagers for allegedly assaulting an officer—even though a much-publicized video has surfaced in which said officer punches one of them, 17-year-old Angel Rosenthal, in the face. The incident, caught on the tape above, happened after officer Ian Walsh stopped Rosenthal and three other women... More »

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