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Biden Announces Huge Deal With 'That Fella Down Under'

President appeared to forget Australian PM's name during AUKUS announcement

(Newser) - President Biden announced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia on Wednesday, and in doing so, appeared to forget Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's name. "Thank you, Boris," he said to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the latter dialed in from London for the...

NZ Official Makes Risque Gaffe During COVID Update

Coronavirus response minister Chris Hipkins notes the challenge for people to get out, 'spread their legs'

(Newser) - Chris Hipkins may want to do a dry run on what he's going to say at pressers from now on. At a news conference on Sunday, the COVID response minister for New Zealand was giving Kiwis an update on the current coronavirus outbreak, and he touched on how it...

Politician Caught Taking Caribbean Holiday Resigns

Ontario finance minister Rod Phillips tweeted in a way that made it seem like he was home

(Newser) - One Canadian's "dumb mistake" has cost him his job—and a relatively high-profile one at that. Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday announced the resignation of Finance Minister Rod Phillips, who traveled to St. Barts in the Caribbean on Dec. 13 as the government urged citizens to avoid...

One Woman's Video Meeting Went Comically Wrong
One Woman's Video Meeting
Went Comically Wrong
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One Woman's Video Meeting Went Comically Wrong

Lizet Ocampo was a good spud about it

(Newser) - Amid warnings about Zoombombing comes the story we need in these times: that of Lizet Ocampo, who spent an entire video call for her work transformed into a potato. Buzzfeed has the story of the political director at People for the American Way, who joined her Microsoft teams meeting on...

Wendy Williams on Murder of Drew Carey's Ex: 'Come on Down!'

Talk show host used 'Price Is Right' phrase while talking about Amie Harwick's fall from a balcony

(Newser) - The shocking murder of Dr. Amie Harwick, a family and sex therapist once engaged to The Price Is Right host Drew Carey , has gotten lots of coverage over the past few days, but one report on her death is now drawing backlash. Per People , on Monday during The Wendy Williams ...

Biden Makes Debate Howler
Biden Makes Debate Howler
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Biden Makes Debate Howler

It cracked up Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Even by the standards of Joe Biden gaffes , this was a big one. During Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Atlanta, the former vice president, while telling Cory Booker about the depth of his support in the black community, said he had the support of the "only African-American woman...

Biden Taking Flak Over New Gaffes
Biden Taking
Flak Over
New Gaffes

Biden Taking Flak Over New Gaffes

He says 'poor kids' just as smart as 'white kids,' mistakenly refers to Thatcher

(Newser) - Joe Biden isn't exactly known as being gaffe-proof , and the 2020 frontrunner is now taking flak for a series of new flubs. The details:
  • Minority kids: The one getting the most attention came in Iowa Thursday, when Biden was talking about education and seemed to inadvertently equate being poor
...

Politician Tweets Praise for Pilot's Feat ... in 'GTA 5'

'GTA 5' does have pretty realistic graphics—enough to fool this Pakistani politician

(Newser) - "Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot's presence of mind." Any pilot would be pleased to receive such kudos from a high-up politician. But Vice reports there was one problem when Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, secretary-general of...

Politician's Press Conference Becomes Bit of a Cat-astrophe

Cat filter was accidentally turned on as Pakistan's Shaukat Yousafzai spoke

(Newser) - An incident in Pakistan last Friday really put the "owwwww" into meow. CNN reports regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai was live-streaming a press conference when a Facebook cat filter was accidentally enabled, giving Yousafzai cat ears, a feline nose, and whiskers—unbeknownst to him (see an image here ). Facebook...

Bette Midler Sorry About Her Women, N-Word Tweet

She says she was tweeting out of anger over the Kavanaugh situation

(Newser) - Bette Midler had a rough Thursday on Twitter, and it all started with her paraphrasing Yoko Ono. In a now-deleted tweet that you can see at USA Today , the 72-year-old wrote, "'Women, are the n-word of the world.' Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals;...

Ohio University Freshman's Blunder on a Paper Goes Viral
Ohio University Freshman's
Blunder on a Paper Goes Viral
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Ohio University Freshman's Blunder on a Paper Goes Viral

Zoey Oxley forgot her professor's name, with comical results

(Newser) - If Monday is getting you down, we're here to supply you with a chuckle, which comes compliments of Ohio University. John Hendel is a first-year MFA student there, and received an email from a freshman in the performance studies class he's teaching, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . BuzzFeed has...

Airline Misspells Its Own Name on New Plane
Head-Smacking
Moment for Airline,
Its Brand-New Plane
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Head-Smacking Moment for Airline, Its Brand-New Plane

It's Cathay Pacific, not Paciic, guys

(Newser) - Proofreaders are important. That's the message Cathay Pacific is likely contemplating today after incredulous travelers spotted one of its new planes on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport, the airline's name misspelled in large letters on the side of the aircraft (see a picture here ). Missing...

Texas Superintendent in Hot Water Over Black QB Quip

Lynn Redden says he thought it was a private message

(Newser) - An East Texas school superintendent who wrote "You can't count on a black quarterback" on a Facebook post publicizing a Houston Chronicle article says he thought he was replying to a private message. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about...

Kenneth Cole Deletes His Kate Spade Tweet

He later tried to clarify why he called her an 'accessory'

(Newser) - After news of Kate Spade's death broke, designer Kenneth Cole took to Twitter to post an #RIP message. It didn't go over well. "'I believed that I could, so I did.' She alone didn’t change the handbag world but she was an inspiring accessory,...

4 Words on NJ School's Prom Tickets Cause Problem

Cherry Hill High School East's principal apologizes for 'inappropriateness' of them

(Newser) - Florida isn't the only state that's home to a problematic prom this year . New Jersey's Cherry Hill High School East is grabbing headlines over prom tickets that featured "inappropriate" wording. The Courier Post reports that tickets for the prom, to be held at the National Constitution...

White House Aide on McCain: 'He's Dying Anyway'

Insiders say staffer Kelly Sadler mocked his illness

(Newser) - There was "discomfort" during a closed-door White House meeting of communications staffers Thursday when special assistant Kelly Sadler made light of Sen. John McCain's terminal illness, sources tell the Hill. Sadler, discussing the Republican senator's opposition to Gina Haspel becoming CIA director , said: "It doesn't...

Netanyahu Hosted Japan's PM for Dinner. The Dessert Stunned

Not in a good way, though, as shoes are looked down upon in Japanese culture

(Newser) - On Monday, Israeli celebrity chef Segev Moshe proudly posted a pic on Instagram showing off his latest creation: what looked to be a man's shoe filled with a "chocolate selection from the world." Per the Washington Post , it was Moshe's dessert offering for a May 2...

Aussie First Lady Responds to Macron's 'Delicious' Remark

Lucy Turnbull, wife of PM Malcolm Turnbull, was 'flattered' by French leader's descriptor of her

(Newser) - Australia's prime minister said on Thursday his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious," a compliment that has sparked lighthearted conjecture during the French leader's first official visit Down Under. Macron raised eyebrows Wednesday with his description of...

CEO Sings 'Unfortunate' Song Before Interview, Apologizes

Sainsbury's head Mike Coupe was filmed singing 'We're in the Money'

(Newser) - As far as gaffes go, it's pretty priceless: A CEO waiting to discuss his company's new $10 billion deal in an ITV News interview was filmed singing "We're in the Money." Mike Coupe, the head of Sainsbury's supermarkets, was captured quietly singing, "We'...

East Coast Rattled by Fake Tsunami Warning

National Weather Service says issue may have been AccuWeather app glitch

(Newser) - It's deja vu all over again, with the fear based in the Atlantic, not the Pacific, this time. A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning, giving a jolt to many residents on the East Coast...

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