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Jeopardy! Pilloried Over Brian Laundrie Clue

It referenced his final days in the Myakkahatchee Creek area

(Newser) - Celebrity Jeopardy! tested contestants on Sunday with a category related to the letter "A"—and of the thousands of clues it could have offered related to alligators, it opted to go with one involving dead fugitive Brian Laundrie. WFLA reports actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton, and Joel...

Rep. Walorski's Family Got an Apology From Biden

After president asked if late congresswoman was present in the audience last week

(Newser) - Update: Two days after President Biden mistakenly asked if late Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski was in the audience he was addressing, he did indeed meet with the Republican's family as planned. Walorski's brother tells the New York Post that Biden apologized for questioning "Where's Jackie?" and...

Dubya Makes 'Freudian Slip of the Century'

Former president slips up during speech, condemns invasion of Iraq instead of Ukraine

(Newser) - It's been awhile since we were treated to a Bushism , but the internet is once again delivering. The Hill reports that former President George W. Bush was speaking at an event in Dallas on Wednesday when he started slamming Russia's electoral system and how the country persecutes political...

The JetBlue Plane Landed, but Workers Had Gone Home
Pilot: 'I Have Something
Embarrassing to Tell You Guys'
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Pilot: 'I Have Something Embarrassing to Tell You Guys'

Passengers were temporarily stuck on board at Massachusetts' Worcester Regional Airport

(Newser) - The eagerness to get off the plane once it's landed is a feeling pretty much every air traveler can relate to. But for those passengers traveling on JetBlue Flight 676 early Tuesday, a weird problem: There were no JetBlue staffers at the airport to get them off the plane....

Energy Company Apologizes Over Its Tone-Deaf Advice

As Brits face a real crisis, it recommended snuggling with your pet for warmth

(Newser) - Pope Francis isn't the only one whose comments about pets have raised eyebrows of late. A British energy firm stepped in it with an email it sent to customers that contained a link to a blog post that advised them on thrifty ways to keep warm this winter, reports...

Howard Schultz Makes Starbucks, Holocaust Comparison

Some people thought it missed the mark

(Newser) - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is Jewish, but that fact isn't lessening the scrutiny around a Holocaust comparison he made Saturday. He was speaking to workers in the Buffalo, New York, area who are looking to unionize, and tried to emphasize Starbucks' history of doing right by its employees....

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,...

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