Entries by Wes Yahola

World’s worst burglar locks himself in house

A would-be burglar in Bonn called the police on himself in the early hours of Saturday – after getting locked inside the house he was trying to loot. The 43-year-old tried to rob a family home in the west German town of Bonn, police said in a press release. Having failed to break open the […]

12-year-old driver used booster seat ‘to appear older’

FULSHEAR, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) — A Texas police department shared a photo of a booster seat allegedly used by a 12-year-old boy to seem older when he took a car for a joyride. Fulshear Police said in a Facebook post an officer spotted the young driver Oct. 8 and pulled him over before he […]

Bearded Swedish Hipsters Cause ‘ISIS Crisis’

A local freaked out when dozens of them gathered By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff (Newser) – Sweden’s Bearded Villains don’t mind if you talk a little smack about hirsute hipsters. In fact, the Scandinavian group—dedicated to fighting “injustice, bullying, and racism,” per the Local—”loved” that a local Swede freaked out when a couple dozen of […]

Abolish Columbus Day? 5 Takes on the Holiday

talian-American group may suggest renaming it By John Johnson,  Newser Staff   (Newser) – Today is Columbus Day, but is this a holiday on the way out? USA Today notes that nine cities across the US have now named this Indigenous Peoples Day, including Albuquerque and Portland, Ore., and the movement looks likely to grow. […]

Fla. Man Picks Absolute Worst Time to Hit Deputy’s Car

hile allegedly drunk, at a pot bust By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff   (Newser) – Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and in the wrong state of mind. Deputies and aviation unit members from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office had just made a head-turning find in a mangrove patch near […]

What You Need to Know About Democrats’ Debate

 smart money is on Biden not showing up Tuesday night (Newser) – The Democrats debate for the first time Tuesday night, with the festivities from Las Vegas starting at 8:30 Eastern on CNN. You can expect Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee on stage, with Joe Biden still a wild […]

Stocks Edge Up as Oil Slumps

Columbus Day is subdued after a wild week By Newser Editors and Wire Services   (Newser) – Stocks are closing higher as traders look ahead to a busy week for corporate earnings. The subdued trading Monday followed the best week for the market this year. Eli Lilly plunged 8% after saying it would abandon the […]

Guy Buys Google.com for $12

Sanmay Ved saw it was available late one night By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff (Newser) – A student in Massachusetts managed to buy the domain name Google.com and hold onto it—for roughly 60 seconds, the BBC reports. Sanmay Ved, an MBA at Babson College, noticed the domain was available on Sept. 29 and bought it […]