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Mother, Boyfriend Murdered 4-Year-Old Because He Might Have Been Gay

On August 14th, 2012 four-year-old Zachary Dutro was rushed to a Portland, Oregon hospital. When examined, doctors discovered that Zachary was dying from tears in his bowel caused by abdominal trauma. He was taken off life support two days later. At the time, his mother Jessica Dutro-Bogess and her boyfriend Brian… » 3/29/14 5:41pm 3/29/14 5:41pm

Woman Apparently Mauled to Death at Wildcat Sanctuary

Despite all the squee propaganda on the Internet (fun fact: the Internet is run by a cabal of savage predators with the secret purpose of convincing the huge contingent of potential prey items, i.e. humans, to believe that baby predators are cute and harmless), wildcats are dangerous. Like, really, really dangerous. … » 11/10/13 12:00pm 11/10/13 12:00pm

Woman Is Awarded $900,000 After Suing The Man Who Gave Her Herpes

If you knew for sure that someone had given you genital herpes, would you sue them? One woman in Oregon did, and now she's won her case and is getting $900,000 for her pain and suffering. It all began when the 49-year-old woman met her 69-year-old date on eHarmony. They'd been out a few times and enjoyed each other's… » 6/05/12 11:55pm 6/05/12 11:55pm

Track Coach Fired After She Went to Prom With a 17-Year-Old Student

If you were a married woman who worked with children, you think you'd know better than to go to the prom with one of your students. But apparently Melissa Bowerman, 41, did not. She and her husband Jon Bowerman, 73, are the volunteer track coaches at a small high school in Eastern Oregon. In a strange twist, Bowerman… » 5/21/12 11:55pm 5/21/12 11:55pm

Man Strips Down at Airport Security to Protest the TSA Getting All Up…

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the TSA—any organization that hates cupcakes as much as they do should certainly be given some serious side eye. But one traveler got so fed up with them bothering him that in a burst of rage he got naked in the security line at the airport in protest. It's like when the… » 4/18/12 11:55pm 4/18/12 11:55pm

You Better Get Your Facebook Estate in Order in Case You Die

Early in your life, you might have worried about who was going to get your toys or your CDs when you died (or tapes or—gasp!—records, if you are truly ancient). Then, as you grew up and earned a bit of money, you might have actually made a will to tell people what to do with all your shit when you shuffled off this… » 3/16/12 11:20am 3/16/12 11:20am

Crying Baby and Mother Kicked Off Bus For Being Distracting

Being trapped in a bus, plane, or car with a screaming infant is unpleasant for all involved. The non-relatives of the infant are annoyed, the infant's caretakers are often embarrassed, and the infant herself is usually the state of utter discomfort and frustration that can only come from not being able to effectively… » 10/05/11 4:15pm 10/05/11 4:15pm

The Obama Transition Train Keeps Rolling

  • Barack Obama has picked a theme for his inauguration: "A New Birth of Freedom." It comes from the Gettysburg Address, so it's not quite as cheezy as it sounds. [Huffington Post]
  • Besides Rahm Emanuel, Robert Gibbs has reportedly accepted an offer to be the White House Press Secretary and David Axelrod has accepted a…
  • » 11/06/08 5:30pm 11/06/08 5:30pm

The Elections Aren't Over, But Obama's Transition Begins

  • Obama's announced his transition team co-chairs — the folks that will help pave the way for his Administration, not a shadow Cabinet — and it includes John Podesta, Pete Rouse (Obama's Senate Chief of Staff) and Valerie Garrett. The advisory board to the co-chairs includes former EPA head Carol Browner; former…
  • » 11/05/08 6:30pm 11/05/08 6:30pm

Thomas Beatie Gives Birth • Pro-Choice Doctor To Receive Canada's…

Pregnant man Thomas Beatie gave birth to baby girl today via Cesarean natural birth! Congrats! • Two prominent female activists from the group Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise have been detained for 6 weeks for peacefully protesting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. • A Canadian doctor and Holocaust survivor who… » 7/03/08 5:20pm 7/03/08 5:20pm