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His Odds of Surviving Were 'About Zero,' Yet He Did

Aussie man fends off crocodile with a pocketknife

(Newser) - An Australian senior's day of fishing last week was marred by a crocodile attack, and authorities say it's amazing he's alive. AFP reports the 60-year-old Queensland man headed to a river on his property in the far reaches of the Cape York Peninsula and found a bull...

At Haunted House, a Horrifying Accident

22-year-old worker charged with negligent assault in Ohio after accidentally stabbing 11-year-old

(Newser) - A boy told an actor at a haunted house that he wasn't scared of his fake blade immediately before the actor allegedly stabbed the 11-year-old with what turned out to be a real Bowie-style knife. The 22-year-old actor was trying to scare people at the entrance to 7 Floors...

Man With Swastika on Truck, Bayonet Arrested Near DNC

California man's father: 'He's not well'

(Newser) - Less than a week before a right-wing rally is scheduled to take place near the Capitol in Washington, DC, a man with a bayonet and machete was arrested near the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Capitol Police spotted a gray Dodge Dakota with swastika on a side mirror and an American...

Knife-Wielding Guy Badly Beaten in Hong Kong

He also bit the ear of district counselor Andrew Chiu

(Newser) - A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months, the AP reports. The bloody attack erupted outside one...

Twist in Missing Mom Case: a Man Named 'Fudge,' a Knife

Cops look for folding hunting knife that may have been murder weapon

(Newser) - Cops are now searching for what they believe was the weapon used to kill missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Farber Dulos : a folding hunting knife. Sources tell the Hartford Courant that surveillance video shows a garbage bag being placed in a Hartford trash bin on the day Dulos was reported missing....

Yes, This Gator in Texas Has a Knife in Its Head

'I feel that somebody did this on purpose'

(Newser) - Alligators might take for granted the antibiotic properties in their blood and their tough, thick skulls, but one Texas reptile may be rethinking that attitude. CNN reports on a gator that's been spotted cruising through the waters of a lakeside Fort Bend County community, seemingly just a regular alligator...

Judge: This Knife Law Is Really Not Working

New York judge rules that sous chef can carry a folding knife

(Newser) - With the flick of a pen, a New York judge ruled Thursday that a sous chef can carry his folding knife because a state law judging gravity knives by a wrist-flick test was too vague, the AP reports. US District Judge Paul Crotty raised new doubts about the state's...

Demonstration of 'Stab-Proof' Vest Goes Horribly Wrong

22-year-old UK man is dead

(Newser) - A 22-year-old UK man is dead, and a quote from the local assistant coroner sums up the sad and bizarre tale: "While in the kitchen, he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn't the case." Authorities in Teesside say that...

One Dating App Has Just Taken On a 'Very Tricky Battle'

Bumble to yank pictures of users with guns, knives, or other dangerous weapons

(Newser) - Bumble's slogan is "Date, Meet, Network Better," not "Show Off Your Glock, Meet, Network Better." Which is why, in the wake of mass shootings such as the one in Parkland, the dating app is nixing any individual photos showing users with guns, knives, or other...

Guy Attacks Jogger, Jogger Stabs Him
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Guy Attacks Jogger, Jogger Stabs Him

Multiple times, though he managed to get away

(Newser) - An attacker had the tables turned on him quite thoroughly Friday morning in Salt Lake City. He grabbed a female runner from behind and groped her, but she had a small knife in her hand and stabbed him with it, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He turned and fled, and...

He Turned In a Knife to the Principal—and Was Suspended

Dad says Thomas Ross was punished 'for doing the right thing'

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy was suspended from his Pennsylvania school after discovering a knife in his pocket and immediately telling the principal. Thomas Ross Jr. had used the pocket knife to help his father open a cardboard box on Sunday before putting it in the pocket of his shorts, reports WTAE...

ERs Are Seeing More and More 'Avocado Hands'

Home chefs may need some cutting lessons

(Newser) - Avocados are all the rage. So much so that Huffington Post recently called the opening of New York's first avocado bar "painfully trendy." Turns out avocados are also, quite literally, part of a painful trend. Emergency room doctors are reporting an increase in the number of amateur...

Doctors Find 40 Knives in Police Constable's Stomach

And he's somehow expected to be OK

(Newser) - A 42-year-old police constable came into an Indian hospital complaining of stomach pain, the Times of India reports. According to the Telegraph , an ultrasound showed a mass doctors believed to be cancer. The reality was much more disturbing. An endoscopy revealed the mass to be a whole bunch of knives....

Bird Takes Off With Knife From Crime Scene

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Bird Takes Off With Knife From Crime Scene

Cops had to chase city's 'most notorious crow'

(Newser) - The CBC describes Canuck as "Vancouver's most notorious crow," and it's not hard to see why: After cops in the Canadian city shot and injured a man who confronted them with a knife on Tuesday, a crow believed to be Canuck—because of a distinctive red...

Cops: Man Hijacks Bus for Tim Hortons Coffee Run

Toronto man allegedly held knife to driver, made him run red lights

(Newser) - In what may be the most Canadian of crimes this week, a 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus and forced the driver at knifepoint to take him to … a Tim Hortons coffee shop, the CBC reports. A local police constable says the man got onto the...

Why OJ Is 'a Little Worried' About That Knife

He's not losing sleep, former manager says, but there is one thing...

(Newser) - Yes, OJ Simpson knows about the knife allegedly found on the grounds of his former home, but no, he's not worried about it ... much, Simpson's former manager Norman Pardo tells People . He's just "a little worried because if it's one of his pocket [knives] and...

LAPD Testing Knife Allegedly Found on OJ's Property

Though police spokesman warns the entire story could be 'bogus'

(Newser) - An LAPD spokesman has confirmed a TMZ report that detectives are investigating a knife said to have been found on the former estate of OJ Simpson—possibly a weapon involved in the stabbings that killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the AP reports. LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman said the...

Pop Quiz Goes Awry When Teacher Pulls Knife: Cops

Math teacher faces 2 felony charges

(Newser) - Teachers don't like it when students talk during exams—but one teacher in New Mexico apparently really doesn't like it. Police say Benjamin Nagurski was arrested Friday after allegedly pulling a knife as kids chatted during a pop quiz in his math class at Bernalillo Middle School, and...

TSA Delays Lifting Ban on Small Knives

Flight attendants want rule change ditched permanently

(Newser) - The TSA has decided that now isn't such a great time to ditch its post-9/11 ban on small knives in aircraft cabins. The agency says it is delaying the policy change —which had been set to go into effect Thursday—to get more feedback from law enforcement and...

Girl Suspended for Bringing Butter Knife to School

She was using it to (gasp) cut a pear

(Newser) - A Massachusetts middle school vice principal suspended a student Wednesday for the grave offense of bringing a knife to school—a butter knife. "I said, 'I was using it to cut my pear, I wasn't harming any other student," Morgan LaPlaume tells Fox 25 . "He...

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