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Alleged Killer's Mistake: He Spit on a Sidewalk

Geovanni Borjas accused of raping, killing 2 women in 2011

(Newser) - For more than five years, a killer has been on the loose in California. No longer, say police. Authorities in Los Angeles say they've arrested a man believed to have raped and killed two women, then dumped their bodies near freeways in 2011, reports the Los Angeles Times . Michelle... More »

Londoners in Danger From Exploding Sidewalks

Power company looking into the problem

(Newser) - A bizarre but serious danger in London: exploding sidewalks, which have injured at least five people since January 2012 and also have damaged cars and buildings. The problem could have to do with water or gas entering electric cables underneath the sidewalks, and the UK's Health and Safety Executive... More »

Large Woman Falls Through NYC Sidewalk

Fire Department rescues her from 6-foot hole

(Newser) - Painful to imagine: An overweight woman fell through a Manhattan sidewalk last night and had to be rescued by firefighters using "sophisticated" equipment, the New York Post reports. The 31-year-old from Queens was waiting for her bus, huddled against a wall from the rain, when the sidewalk collapsed. "... More »

Woman Who Drove on Sidewalk Ordered to Wear 'Idiot' Sign

Shena Hardin was trying to pass a school bus

(Newser) - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children has been handed a very embarrassing punishment. Yesterday, a judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week wearing a sign reading: "Only an... More »

Man Ticketed While Riding Motorized Cooler

(Newser) - Everyone knows that drinking and driving are illegal. But in Nova Scotia, one man found out that driving on your drinks can be illegal, least if it's on the sidewalk. Neil Rideout was fined for doing exactly that, reports the Chronicle Herald . After being advised by police days... More »

Five-Second Rule? Better Think Twice

Kitchen floors are germ-infested zones

(Newser) - The 5-second rule may or may not protect your stomach from nasty germs (here's a no , here's a yes ), but it probably depends more on location than duration, writes Julie Deardorff, who rounds up recent studies and talks to scientists for her Health Club column in the Chicago Tribune... More »

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