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Thieves Steal Trailer, Get Grim Surprise

Cops recovered trailer with body inside

(Newser) - A grim surprise may have been enough to make some New Mexico crooks give up stealing: A U-Haul trailer with a body inside was stolen from outside a Residence Inn in Albuquerque late Sunday night or early Monday morning, KOAT reports. Police say the thieves made off with both an... More »

Trailer Reveals 1st New Twin Peaks Footage in 25 Years

The Twin Peaks revival premieres May 21

(Newser) - Pull up a chair, pour yourself some damn good coffee, and check out the new trailer for Twin Peaks to get your first look at the characters a quarter of a century after the show went off the air. Mashable reports the trailer shows glimpses of Big Ed Hurley, Carl... More »

Parents Give Up 'Everything' to Keep Sick Baby Alive

But Michigan family says 'miracle' Ruby Pearl is worth every sacrifice

(Newser) - A 1-year-old from Michigan was given the name Ruby Pearl because she's a "rare jewel," dad TJ Bunker tells People , which reports on the poignant story of the baby and her family as they deal with the litany of serious conditions she's been dealing with since... More »

Trailer in the Hamptons: Yours for $1.1M

Property originally cost $300

(Newser) - In 1956, fisherman Richard Lester paid $300 for 0.36 acres of property in the Hamptons. Later, he added a $15,000 trailer. Now, the whole thing can be yours for the low, low price of just $1.1 million, the New York Post reports. "You are not dreaming,... More »

Kutcher Scores Luxe $35K-a-Month, Er, 'Trailer'

Somebody (else) is winning

(Newser) - Not to be outdone by the leader of the free world , Ashton Kutcher is getting a two-story, luxury "mobile estate" as his trailer for Two and a Half Men. Measuring in at nearly 16 feet tall and 53 feet long, the trailer costs $35,000 per month to rent,... More »

South Struggles to Handle Tornadoes' Homeless

Mayor warns of 'humanitarian crisis' if help doesn't come quickly

(Newser) - Three days after tornadoes devastated the South, the thousands left homeless are emerging as a major problem, reports the LA Times . At least 1,100 are living in emergency shelters, with thousands more in churches or with friends and family. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox warned of a "humanitarian crisis"... More »

Studios Gamble on Hulk's Quick Return

Execs think buzz for June release can overwhelm stink of '03 bust

(Newser) - Studio executives are hoping that The Incredible Hulk, due out June 13, will roar in dollar-sign green—and not the sicklier shade of moviegoers still recovering from Ang Lee's 2003 version, the Los Angeles Times reports. Funders Universal and Marvel promise more action in the new version, and bigger names... More »

FEMA Buried Dangers of Katrina Trailers, Reps Charge

Formaldehyde risks ignored in scramble

(Newser) - Democrats on a House committee say the Federal Emergency Management Agency ignored good science in using travel trailers with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde as long-term housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina, CNN reports, adding that FEMA suppressed a report on formaldehyde risks. The emergency agency calls yesterday's accusations "... More »

Feds Hid Toxic Trailer Danger

Refused to conduct tests even after a death

(Newser) - Some 120,000 Hurricane Katrina victims lived in emergency trailers for months, even though FEMA knew they were toxic, with formaldehyde levels 75 times the safety threshold, the Washington Post reports. Officials suppressed the the information and failed to order tests, emails show, because they didn't want to do anything... More »

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