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Secret Service Agents Got ‘Bombed’ Before JFK Killing

But would sober agents have stopped the assassination?

This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy riding in motorcade with first lady Jacqueline Kenndy before he was shot in Dallas, Texas.Many blame the JFK assassination on roguish figures like Fidel Castro or the Mob, but few consider the Secret Service agents themselves—some of whom were out boozing til late the night before. Sound familiar? In the wake of recent Secret Service scandals, Vanity Fair reports that six agents were out drinking late at a Dallas coffee house (that allowed illegal drinking) in the wee hours of November 22, 1963, and at least four of them protected Kennedy the next day. None took action to save Kennedy between the first bullet and second, fatal, one; the only one who acted pushed the First Lady back into her seat. “I told those playboys that someone was going to get the president killed if they kept acting like they did,” an agent reportedly cried out in Chicago after JFK was shot. “Now it’s happened.”

But the Service has long been an organization for tough, overworked guys who shrug off sleep and prove their mettle with hard drinking. Some say Kennedy’s risk-taking, womanizing ways made things worse by Read on…

http://www.newser.com/story/197387/secret-service-got-bombed-on-night-before-jfk-killing.html

This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy riding in motorcade with first lady Jacqueline Kenndy before he was shot in Dallas, Texas.   (AP Photo, file)

In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo, Adolf Hitler is saluted as he leaves his party's Munich headquarters.
In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo, Adolf Hitler is saluted as he leaves his party’s Munich headquarters.   (AP Photo, File)  Adolf Hitler apparently relied on a stunning array of drugs while ruling Nazi Germany, including one made popular by the show Breaking Bad: crystal meth. According to a 47-page US military dossier, a physician filled the Fuhrer with barbiturate tranquilizers, morphine, bulls’ semen, a pill that contained crystal meth, and other drugs, depending on Hitler’s momentary needs, the  DailyNews reports. By this account, Hitler downed crystal meth before a 1943 meeting with Mussolini in which the Fuhrer ranted for two hours, and took nine shots of methamphetamine while living out his last days in his bunker. The dossier’s allegations will be considered in a British TV documentary this weekend called Hitler’s Hidden Drug Habit, the Times of Israel reports.

Just who was Hitler’s dealer? Named Theodor Morell, he succeeded as a


Man Blind for Decades Sees Again With Bionic Eye

Larry Hester is country’s 7th recipient of device

It’s been 33 years since Larry Hester started going blind. But thanks to a new bionic eye, the 66-year-old is experiencing vision once again, reports Duke Medicine. Granted, “it’s not vision as we traditionally know it,” a Duke University scientist tells Duke Medicine. But “turning this device on allows him to experience a whole new world.” Hester is the first person in North Carolina, and only the seventh in the country, to receive an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device. Last month, he had a sensor implanted in his eye; it gathers light signals from a camera on his glasses.

On Oct. 1, the device was turned on for the first time. Could….Continue Reading

http://www.newser.com/story/197222/man-blind-for-decades-sees-again-with-bionic-eye.html


In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Chris Brown poses for a portrait while promoting his sixth album, X, in Los Angeles.Chris Brown: Ebola Is a ‘Form of Population Control’

the singer has finally made his theory known, and—surprise, surprise—it’s a controversial one. He tweeted last night, “I don’t know … But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S— is getting crazy bruh.”  Read on…

http://www.newser.com/story/197163/chris-brown-ebola-is-a-form-of-population-control.html

In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Chris Brown poses for a portrait while promoting his sixth album, “X,” in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, file)

In this photo taken Sept. 28, 2011, a student's can of Red Bull energy drink is seen on a table at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.
In this photo taken Sept. 28, 2011, a student’s can of Red Bull energy drink is seen on a table at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.   (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

How to Get Your Share of a $13M Red Bull Payout

Company offers $10 or free products after false advertising lawsuit

If you purchased even a single can of Red Bull in the last 12 years, you could get $10 in cash or two free products. But it’s not exactly because the energy drink giant is feeling generous: The offer is part of a $13 million settlement over false advertising claims, Consumerist reports. After all, experts stated Red Bull doesn’t actually …read on here…

http://www.newser.com/story/196994/how-to-get-your-share-of-a-13m-red-bull-payout.html


Two new iPhones are photographed at the Apple store in the center of Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
Two new iPhones are photographed at the Apple store in the center of Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo, dpa,Peter Kneffel)
                                                                     If users weren’t already tearing their hair out over bending iPhones, now the device will do it for them. Apparently some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are frustrated by phones that are pulling out their hair, Business Insider reports. The issue seems to be the tiny space between aluminum and glass on the outside of the phone; that “microscopic seam,” as one Twitter user put it, is catching and yanking people’s hair—both from their scalps and their beards, says a 9to5mac.com community post.

The problem may not be unique to Apple, Business Insider notes; users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 complained about a gap between that…

Read on…http://www.newser.com/story/196915/iphone-6-users-new-gripe-its-pulling-out-their-hair.html


Dr. Anthony Atala holds the scaffolding for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The university is experimenting with various ways to create replacement organs for human implantation, from altering animal parts to...
Dr. Anthony Atala holds the “scaffolding” for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The university is experimenting…   (AP Photo/Allen Breed)

Scientists Close In on Lab-Grown Human Penis

They’ve had success with rabbits, are approaching first clinical trials

If you think a bio-penis is only for guys who’ve run into angry, knife-wielding partners, think again. Genetic defects, penile cancer surgery, trauma, and even erectile dysfunction are all reasons a sizable number of men might opt for a bioengineered penis. A team of researchers has done it successfully with lab rabbits, reports Wake Forest School of Medicine, and they’ve spent the past six years scaling up so that a human patient might soon have a penis made from his own cells biopsied from salvageable tissue and then grown in culture and ultimately transplanted, reports the Guardian. If it sounds easy, well, it’s not: The penis is a pretty intricate organ.

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http://www.newser.com/story/196827/scientists-close-in-on-lab-grown-human-penis.html


Harvard is investigating deaths emailed to students.
Harvard is investigating deaths emailed to students.
                                                                     A death threat emailed to hundreds of Asian students at Harvard has authorities on alert this weekend, reports the Boston Globe. Police say they don’t know whether the email is legit, but they’ve asked students to familiarize themselves with the school’s “active shooter” guidelines as a precaution. Using racist language, the email warns recipients they will be ….

“Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?” reads the speech bubble in today’s Boston Herald cartoon depicting last week’s White House intruder and a perturbed President Obama. The internet, however, is not laughing, with the toon drawing allegations of racism since its publication.

The Herald‘s racial stereotype gaffe comes to us from cartoonist Jerry Holbert, who appears to be poking fun at Army veteran Omar Gonzalez’s intrusion into the White House, which got him all the way to the East Room before an off-duty security guard caught him in the act. Admittedly a funny situation, but some—including Philly.com cartoonist Rob Tornoe—found the choice of words a little off-putting and a lot racist:
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President Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta during a visit on Sept. 16.
President Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta during a visit on Sept. 16.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Secret Service Let Obama on Elevator With Armed Felon

The guy wouldn’t stop filming the president with his phone

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
And the hits just keep on coming for the Secret Service: The Washington Examiner today reports on yet another serious lapse in security involving President Obama. The latest incident occurred just two weeks ago when the president traveled to Atlanta to visit the CDC—and ended up in an elevator with an armed man who has no fewer than three convictions for assault and battery. That’s a lapse on two fronts, explains the Washington Post: Anyone in such close proximity to the president is supposed to be screened for weapons and criminal history. Unbeknownst to Secret Service agents traveling with Obama, This  unbelievable story continues here…
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