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If You See This Sign in NYC, Ignore It

December 27, 2017

(Newser) – If you’re a New Yorker who is soothed by the sight of fallout shelter signs on the city’s buildings in the face of ...

5-Year-Old Calls 911 to Stop the Grinch From Stealing Christmas

(Newser) – “I’m just trying to tell you something. Um, watch for the Grinch, ’cause the Grinch gonna steal Christmas, OK?” After watching YouTube videos ...

Cops: Wife’s Wild Murder Cover-Up Foiled by Soup

(Newser) – It’s a tale of murder fit for the movies—which is just where Swati Reddy allegedly got her inspiration. Police in southern India say ...

Town Plans Big Celebration for Wrong Year

(Newser) – Charleville, Australia, had a huge shindig prepared for the town’s 150th anniversary. Then they realized that they were three years too late. Mayor ...

Scam Debt Collectors Finally Picked the Wrong Target

(Newser) – It was the rape threat that did it. Rhode Island salesman Andrew Therrien got a call from a debt collector in 2015 claiming ...

Can We Really Blame a Dog for Freaking Out During Cats ?

(Newser) – A showing of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats almost went to the dogs this week, quite literally. Witnesses tell the New York Post that ...

Quirk in Senate Rules Could Kill Newman’s Own

(Newser) – The food company Paul Newman gave to his charitable foundation months before his death in 2008 may have been doomed by a quirk ...

6 Years On, Casey Anthony’s Legal Woes Continue

(Newser) – It’s been more than six years since Casey Anthony was acquitted, but as WKMG reports, the legal saga surrounding daughter Caylee Anthony’s death ...

Woman Whose Affairs Rocked Britain Is Dead at 75

(Newser) – “She was the last survivor of a story that gripped Great Britain and the world more than 50 years ago.” So says the ...

Opossum Breaks Into Liquor Store, Gets Drunk on Bourbon

(Newser) – An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released ...

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