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Drunk Mom Busted for Duck Rescue

She jumped in raging creek to save birds from superstorm

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman who apparently decided that wild ducks needed her help to escape superstorm Sandy's wrath was arrested after jumping into a fast-moving creek to "rescue" a group of 20 or 30 birds, WGAL reports. Her four-year-old child started to follow her and was grabbed by a... More »

Secret Service Agent Gets Drunk, Hits Cop: Report

Aaron Francis Engler allegedly punched an officer in the face

(Newser) - At least this Secret Service agent wasn't trashing rented property or refusing to pay a hooker . No, Aaron Francis Engler was arrested in Miami this morning for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, NBC Miami reports. It all started at 7am when a policeman allegedly saw Engler lying... More »

Olympic Medal Winner Nabbed for 'Drunken Vandalism'

Shaun White gets a shiner in Nashville

(Newser) - What's left for an Olympic-gold-medal winner to do but raise hell by getting smashed, break a hotel phone, pull a fire alarm, and fight off the guy who tries to stop him from fleeing? Snowboarder Shaun White allegedly did all this in Nashville early this morning and got himself... More »

Hand Sanitizer: A Different Kind of Buzz?

Maybe not: Will Oremus

(Newser) - Some teens are, apparently, now getting drunk on hand sanitizer —would such a binge feel any different than the type of intoxication brought about by more traditional forms of alcohol? Not necessarily, writes Will Oremus in Slate's Explainer column , because "ethyl alcohol is ethyl alcohol" no matter... More »

Tracy Morgan Hospitalized

Rep cites exhaustion at Sundance Film Festival

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan was hospitalized last night after he passed out at the Sundance Film Festival. The 30 Rock star seemed intoxicated as he accepted an award in Utah; afterward, he was escorted from the building, where he fainted, TMZ reports. An ambulance took him to a local hospital. A hospital... More »

Navigator in Russian Plane Crash 'Was Drunk'

47 killed in June disaster

(Newser) - The navigator for a Russian passenger flight that crashed in June was “in a condition of alcoholic intoxication,” a rep for the country's top investigative body told state television yesterday. Some 47 people were killed when the RusAir Tupolev-134 hit a highway in northwest Russia just before... More »

Lawyer Likens Rape Victim's Vagina to Venus Flytrap

Bizarre question at trial of 2 NYPD cops charged with rape

(Newser) - An attorney representing two cops charged with rape asked if the accuser's vagina was like a "snapping Venus flytrap" as he questioned a medical expert yesterday. "That is a terrible example," interjected an angry judge in the New York City courtroom. The cops are charged with... More »

Nicolas Cage Gets Bailed Out By...

Dog the Bounty Hunter, who doesn't think he'll have to hunt down actor

(Newser) - In a case of reality not imitating "art," Dog the notorious bounty hunter bailed actor Nicolas Cage out of jail. Reality star Duane "Dog" Chapman posted Cage's $11,000 bond after he was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace over the weekend in New... More »

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