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Trump Campaign Manager Won't Be Prosecuted: Reports

But he may still face defamation charges

(Newser) - The state attorney's office in Palm Beach County, Fla., will not prosecute Donald Trump's campaign manager for battery, according to multiple reports. Corey Lewandowski was charged with simple battery after former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said he yanked her away from Trump during a March 8 rally, leaving... More »

Preteen Girl Arrested After Pinching Boy's Butt

'It's just stupid, just a stupid charge'

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl in Florida is facing misdemeanor battery charges for—of all things—pinching a boy's butt in between classes, WKMG reports. According to WFTV , Breana Evans and her friends "were just pinching random people" at Milwee Middle School to see their reactions. She says it's... More »

Reporter Files Assault Report Against Trump Campaign Manager

She claims he grabbed her hard enough to leave bruises

(Newser) - A Breitbart reporter who claims she was assaulted during a Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday has filed a police report against Trump's campaign manager Friday in Florida, the Independent Journal Review reports. According to Gawker , Michelle Fields claims she was trying to ask Trump a question about affirmative... More »

That Giant Drain on Your Phone Battery? Facebook App

Holds true for iPhone, Android

(Newser) - Users of the Facebook mobile app have long complained that it drains smartphone battery life, even when it's not being used, and now it's been revealed just how true that is. Guardian journalist Samuel Gibbs recently conducted his own experiment and found that after deleting the Facebook app... More »

Chris Brown Accused in New Assault

Woman claims singer hit her, stole her phone

(Newser) - Las Vegas cops are currently looking for Chris Brown after a woman reported that the singer assaulted her for taking a picture of him, a claim Brown's rep quickly tells TMZ is "false" and "unequivocally untrue." In what the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is Brown's... More »

Wife Jailed for Battery in Florida Fart Fight

Her husband wouldn't stop passing gas in bed

(Newser) - Farts are always funny until somebody gets hurt. The Smoking Gun reports a 55-year-old Florida woman was arrested for allegedly beating up her husband when he wouldn't stop passing gas in bed. Dawn Meikle's husband Donald broke the seal early Dec. 11 while they were both lying in... More »

Tesla CEO: Our New Home Battery Does Not 'Suck'

Elon Musk intros Powerwall battery to soak up sun in the day, power homes at night

(Newser) - The guy who's diligently working on a plan to transport humans to Mars has also been toiling on a project that makes use of the sun. That project, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery made by Tesla called Powerwall , is designed to be installed in homes and store solar energy to... More »

New Battery Could Charge Smartphone in 60 Seconds

Aluminum-ion battery is also greener, inventors say

(Newser) - Designers of a new aluminum-ion battery say it could charge a smartphone in about a minute and endure far more rechargings than today's lithium-ion batteries. Only problem is it has about half the voltage, Stanford University reports via the Telegraph . "Otherwise, our battery has everything else you'd... More »

Weird Battery Still Runs 175 Years Later

The Oxford Electric Bell has rung about 10B times

(Newser) - Like scientific mysteries? Then check out the Oxford Electric Bell, a battery-powered device that's still ringing 175 years after it was made, the Smithsonian reports. Sitting in the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, it makes a little metal ball move swiftly back and forth between two bells. How its... More »

New Batteries Take 2 Minutes to Recharge 70%

And they last 20 years

(Newser) - In a piece of good news for both the environment and impatient people, scientists in Singapore are announcing a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that takes only two minutes to reach a 70% charge. What's more, the batteries last about 20 years, Science Daily reports. The key to the quick charge... More »

Apple Watch's Potential Weak Spot: Battery Life

As of now, you'd have to charge it every day

(Newser) - The coming Apple Watch is winning mostly positive reviews for being smart, lightweight, and chock full of useful apps. But critics aren't being so kind about its battery life: Users will have to charge it once a day. Officially, Apple says this is no big deal, that people will... More »

Filner Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment, Battery

Former San Diego mayor may have reached plea deal

(Newser) - Former San Diego mayor and alleged equal-opportunity-groper Bob Filner has not seen the end of his troubles yet. The AP reports he pleaded guilty today to charges of false imprisonment and battery "by violence, fraud, menace, and deceit," according to the official complaint, which, the AP notes, does... More »

Boeing Knew of Dreamliner Battery Woes Before Fire

ANA, JAL had to replace them multiple times

(Newser) - Boeing knew it had a big problem with the lithium-ion batteries in its 787 Dreamliners well before a fire prompted safety inquiries and the worldwide grounding of its prize aircraft , the New York Times reports. Officials at All Nippon Airways, which has the world's largest fleet of 787s, say... More »

Man Allegedly Tries to Force-Feed Ring to Fiancée

Faron Thompson also allegedly pushed her while she was holding their son

(Newser) - We can't imagine why Faron Thompson's finacée wanted to move out of their apartment, but apparently when she tried to do so, he got a little upset. Orlando police arrested the 29-year-old Sunday, charging him with battery via strangulation and child neglect, after he allegedly tried to... More »

Behind Dreamliner's Woes: Lithium Batteries

Leaks can cause all kinds of damage: experts

(Newser) - Just weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal warned of the dangers of lithium batteries —and lo and behold, the batteries have taken center stage in a string of Boeing 787 mishaps. Leaky batteries are a significant fire risk, as emphasized in a blaze that lasted 40 minutes in Boston... More »

Battery Maker That Grabbed $132M Stimulus Goes Broke

Is A123 Systems the new Solyndra?

(Newser) - A123, a battery maker that received $132 million in stimulus grants intended to promote electric vehicles, filed for bankruptcy yesterday, the New York Times reports, in a case that some pundits are already comparing to the Solyndra scandal. The bankruptcy is surprising, because the company had announced a deal to... More »

Scientists Invent Paint-On Batteries

Spray-painted power source is half a millimeter thick

(Newser) - If you tend to associate spray paint with nefarious behavior involving graffiti, prepare to have your mind blown. Scientists have invented batteries that can be spray painted onto any surface. Researchers at Rice University demoed the new technology by coating steel, glass, and a beer mug with painted-on batteries. "... More »

Ex-TSA Agent Busted for 'Groping' TSA Supervisor

Passenger was demonstrating what was done to her

(Newser) - A former airport security guard and target of an aggressive pat down at a Florida airport has been busted for groping a TSA manager as she demonstrated how not to search a passenger. The arrested woman, who was flying from Southwest Florida International Airport to her brother's funeral in... More »

Actress Sean Young Busted at Oscars Party

Blade Runner star struck guard: cops

(Newser) - Blade Runner vamp Sean Young was busted outside a post-Oscars party after she slapped a security guard when she was told to leave, according to officials. Now she's demanding an apology, reports TMZ . "She was trying to get into the party and couldn't," a Hollywood police... More »

Girl Beaten Unconscious Over Bus Seat: Cops

7 teens charged with battery, disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Seven central Florida teenagers were arrested after authorities said they punched and kicked a 13-year-old until she was unconscious while on a school bus. The victim told authorities that yesterday was her first time riding the bus and no one would let her sit down. About 75 children were riding... More »

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