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POOR LITTLE RICH BOY Wednesday, May 28
Ethan Couch, 17, was convicted of DUI manslaughter last year after killing four people, but benefited at sentencing from a counselor's testimony describing him as a victim of "affluenza," a condition in which children of wealthy families hopelessly …
CRAPPING OUT Wednesday, May 28
One of the leading theories as to the cause of a radiation leak at a nuclear waste dump near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in February is the facility's recent, unanticipated switch to "organic" kitty litter. An inorganic variety had been used to absorb …
PISS ON THAT Wednesday, May 28
In April, India's Delhi High Court judges declined to halt the local government's program of posting pictures of deities on walls of buildings to discourage public urination — surely no one would soil his lord. The plaintiffs pointed out the …
IF THE SHOE FITS Wednesday, May 21
NOTW has seen the extraordinary discomfort some women embrace just to be able to wear a certain pair of designer shoes. The number and ingenuity of foot doctors serving such women has recently grown. …
THE NOSE KNOWS Wednesday, May 21
John Novak, 48, was taken to a hospital and then arrested after a rough night in May in Buhl, Idaho, in which he threatened his sister with a rifle-bayonet and then tried a home remedy to relieve a …
RESTAURANT OF CHOICE Wednesday, May 21
On-the-lam parolee Mark Royal, 51, spotted in his car by sheriff’s deputies in Sacramento, California, in March, led officers on a 35-mile chase before coming to a stop in front of the Placer …
IT’S GOLDEN Wednesday, May 21
For this year’s annual April 25 fundraising project, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) sold a 60-second “message,” digitally downloadable for a donation of $2.11 — but …
WOE IS TREE Wednesday, May 21
In April, Brazilian authorities told reporters folks in remote Ayopaya, needing to recover three motorbikes stolen by two men, tied them to a tree of woe for several days until relatives came up with …
HERE, KITTY ... Wednesday, May 21
An unnamed 40-year-old man was charged in Briec, France, in May for a February incident in which his cat knocked over his statue of Buddha, demolishing it. The man apparently so reveres Buddha that, …
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT Wednesday, May 21
Wellma “Tootie” Shafer, 46, was fired as a cashier at Last Chance Market in Russell, Iowa, after a customer reported her engaging in “sexual” banter at the register. Her boss, Rick …
 
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