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Colleague Saw the Attack on Zoom. Cops Found 2 Dead

Elderly brother, sister are fatally stabbed

(Newser) - A woman was on a Zoom call with a colleague Monday afternoon when a man in her home was attacked. Then the woman was—and the co-worker on the video call saw what was going on, police say. That witness then called 911, and tragically, police who responded to the...

They Were About to Exchange Wedding Rings. Then, a Splash

Bride's wedding ring falls into Lake Tahoe during ceremony, but there's a happy ending

(Newser) - It's a happy ending after all following a Washington state couple's heart-stopping marriage ceremony that left the bride's wedding ring submerged in Lake Tahoe. "It was going off without a hitch and I was thinking in my head, 'No weddings just go without a hitch,...

Cops: Popular Car-Part Theft Proves Fatal

Police say man in Anaheim was crushed while trying to steal catalytic converter from Prius

(Newser) - In the early morning hours of St. Patrick's Day, police responded to a call from a worker at a local industrial building in Anaheim, Calif. The employee had made a distressing find upon arriving at the site: a man's unmoving legs sticking out from underneath one of the...

Owner Jumps in Car to Save Dog From Mountain Lion

California woman drove car onto lawn

(Newser) - Police say a California woman acted quickly to save her dog from the jaws of a mountain lion on Wednesday night. The dog's owners heard a noise in their yard in Woodside just before 10pm while their dog was outside. "When they looked out the window, they saw...

Exploding Fireworks Stash Kills 2 in California

Illegal stash caused massive blast, fire

(Newser) - Two people were killed when a large fireworks stash exploded Tuesday in inland southern California, setting off a series of blasts that rocked the residential neighborhood and sent up a huge plume of smoke, authorities said. Authorities—including the FBI—are investigating the explosion of commercial-grade fireworks in Ontario, about...

3 Dead, 6 Hurt After Car Hits San Diego Pedestrians

Cops say driver lost control, veered onto sidewalk

(Newser) - A driver lost control and veered onto a sidewalk Monday dotted with the tents of homeless people in downtown San Diego, killing three people and injuring six others, police said. The driver—whom authorities identified only as a 71-year-old man—was heading through a tunnel underneath a community college campus...

'There's Gold Up There'; a Death Valley Controversy

Environmentalist, tribes vow to fight plans for open-pit mine near national park

(Newser) - "There’s gold up there and the world needs gold," Stephen Swatton, president of international mining company K2 Gold, says of an area of desert terrain next to California's Death Valley National Park. But opponents including the Sierra Club and native tribes say the plan to mine...

Man Who Drowned Autistic Sons in Car Gets 212 Years

Ali F. Elmezayen was convicted in federal court

(Newser) - With his 8- and 13-year-old sons, both severely autistic, in the back seat and their mother in the front, Ali F. Elmezayen sped off the San Pedro wharf on April 9, 2015, and into the harbor. The boys both died , and on Thursday, Elmezayen was sentenced to 212 years in...

Love Birds? You May Want to Remove Your Feeder

A large number of finches are dying from salmonellosis

(Newser) - Throughout the pandemic, health experts have discouraged people from gathering in large groups to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Now, wildlife biologists are advising that avian enthusiasts pitch in to keep birds from congregating in an effort to curb an uptick in cases of salmonellosis, a fatal, quick-spreading gut...

Cops: Man Killed Wife, Propped Her Up on Sofa for Christmas Morning

Trial begins for California man William Wallace

(Newser) - A Southern California man who killed his wife propped up her body on a sofa, told their children she was drunk and had them open Christmas presents in front of her body, a prosecutor told jurors at his murder trial, per the AP . “This Christmas story does not have...

Man Guilty in Fire That Killed 36 Won't Go Back to Jail

Derick Almena will serve sentence at home

(Newser) - Derick Almena, the master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire during a music event , killing 36 people, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, although he is unlikely to spend more time in jail. Already on house arrest after being released from jail last...

Bill Would Bar Stores From Having 'Boys' and 'Girls' Toys

California lawmakers say the practice is outdated

(Newser) - A California lawmaker said that when she was a child, she sometimes was steered away from playing with Lincoln Logs because they were thought by adults to be for boys. The issue is more than fun; such activities can develop spatial ability, notes the Los Angeles Times . That can help...

Judge Sides With Widow of Kobe Bryant Over Deputies
Kobe Bryant's Widow
Wins in Court

Kobe Bryant's Widow Wins in Court

Vanessa Bryant can obtain the names of deputies accused of sharing crash photos

(Newser) - A federal judge in California has ruled that Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, can obtain the names of four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who allegedly shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their daughter Gianna, and seven others. An effort...

In America's Battle of the Bagels, a Shocking Admission

California bagels are the best, concedes Tejal Rao of the 'NYT'

(Newser) - The New York Times has just published one of its most controversial articles ever, one that identifies the country's best bagels as coming from—gasp!—California. "Sorry, New York," reads a portion of the headline for Monday's article by Tejal Rao, which describes a "...

LA County Wants to Right 'Terrible Wrong' Done to Black Family in 1924

Family was forced to give up beachfront land

(Newser) - Los Angeles county officials may return a beachfront property that was seized from a Black family nearly a century ago. Manhattan Beach used eminent domain in 1924 to force Willa and Charles Bruce, the city's first Black landowners, off the land where they lived. The couple also ran a...

Authorities Say SUV in Horrific Crash Entered From Mexico

It came through a breach in the border fence

(Newser) - Authorities say a Ford Expedition crammed with 25 people crossed into the US from Mexico, likely through a breach in the border fence, before it was struck by a tractor-trailer near Holtville, Calif., on Tuesday morning, killing 13 people in the SUV, the Los Angeles Times reports. Surveillance footage shows...

Little Is Clear About Horrific Calif. SUV Crash

Including whether human smuggling was involved

(Newser) - The horrific crash near the US-Mexico border Tuesday left 13 people dead, two fewer than was initially reported , and at least six injured. With the exception of one moderately injured person, that's from just one vehicle—police say there were 25 people inside an SUV that pulled in front...

Serial Killer Slain in Cell
 I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

Roger Kibbe would look for women having car trouble along the road

(Newser) - Roger Kibbe, who was convicted in the deaths of at least seven women over two decades in the Sacramento area, was killed Sunday in his cell, California prison officials said. The serial killer, who became known as the "I-5 Strangler" because he seized most of his victims along the...

Crash Near Border Kills at Least 15
Crash Near Border
Kills at Least 15

Crash Near Border Kills at Least 15

SUV carrying 27 people hit tractor-trailer in California

(Newser) - Fourteen people died at the site of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning near the US-Mexico, when an SUV carrying 27 people slammed into a tractor-trailer filled with gravel. One person died later at a hospital, and another nine were hospitalized, Fox 13 reports. Three people were in intensive care in...

Seth Rogen's Favorite Pastime Is Now His Business

Actor launches new cannabis brand, Houseplant, website immediately crashes

(Newser) - Apparently the internet was excited about Seth Rogen's new venture, because the website for Houseplant crashed immediately after the actor launched the cannabis brand Monday. "If you know anything about me at all, I'm going to assume it's that I really love weed," Rogen said...

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