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Strangers Take Action After Seeing 'Anguished' Man's Photo

They find Sang Yang living on the streets of LA, and drive him back home

(Newser) - An image of a homeless man inspired a group of strangers to find him and drive him over 2,000 miles back to his home state, ABC10 reports. Daniel Lee was among people who read about Sang Yang's plight on a photographer's website : Sang was described as being...

Shamans Among 4 Killed in California Home

Couple raised chickens for healing, says family

(Newser) - Two "shamans" from the Hmong community were among four people shot dead in a Sacramento home over the weekend. An armed house guest was wounded when he confronted the gunman, police told the Sacramento Bee . Investigators believe one of the dead males is the shooter who stormed the home,...

Gran Torino is Vintage Eastwood

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood has hinted that Gran Torino might be his last gig in front of the camera, and “it is a humdinger of a valedictory,” writes Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. The movie, which tells the tale of a bigoted Korean War vet’s redemptive attempt to clean...

Burger King Slammed for Seducing 'Whopper Virgins'

Campaign to bring burger to newbies leaves bad taste in critics' mouths

(Newser) - Burger King is catching flak for taking the burger wars to places that don't even have a word for burger, Wall Street Journal reports. In a campaign critics are calling crass, the company sought out "Whopper Virgins" in far-flung locations from Greenland to Transylvania who had never eaten a...

10 Arrested in Laos Takeover Scheme

Plotters led by former Laotian general and US military officer

(Newser) - Ten suspects were arrested in six Californian cities today for conspiring to overthrow the government of Laos. The plotters included a former general in the Laotian army and a former US military officer who was a covert operative during the Vietnam War, the AP reports. Most of the group were...

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