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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.

Read on…

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:
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Boston-Herald-publishes-apologizes-for-racist-Obama-cartoon.html#7tikCWoQKpysZiRE.99


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…

Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan For Almost Dying

Walmart keeps it classy. The company who refuses to pay it’s employee living wages strikes again denying liability to Tracy Morgan and other passengers struck by a Walmart Delivery Truck in June earlier this year.

Walmart says Tracy Morgan wasn’t wearing his seatbelt during a New Jersey wreck that took the life of his good friend and mentor, 62-year-old comedian James McNair. The same accident, which took place in June, left the former “30 Rock” star with serious injuries.


DANIEL HOLTZCLAW

FILE – This Aug. 21, 2014 file photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, with 16 counts including rape and sexual battery after he was accused of assaulting at least seven women while on patrol. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women is facing 10 new charges.The additional charges against 27-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw filed Friday include first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Prosecutors also say they have identified two additional victims, bringing the total number of victims to 10.

Holtzclaw was arrested and charged in August with 16 counts that include rape Read more and watch the videos of other police brutality cases here…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/daniel-holtzclaw_n_5891390.html


In this July 1, 2014, image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer punches Marlene Pinnock, 51, on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.
In this July 1, 2014, image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer punches Marlene Pinnock, 51, on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.   (AP Photo/David Diaz, File)
A 51-year-old grandmother punched repeatedly by a California Highway cop on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. The punching occurred after motorists’ 911 calls reported that Marlene Pinnock, who is bipolar, was walking along the freeway and the responding officer pulled her from traffic, according to a legal document in the case. A statement from the California Highway Patrol said that Officer Daniel Andrew, who joined the CHP in 2012 and has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, “has elected to resign.” He could still be charged criminally in the case.

“One of the things we wanted to make sure of was that she was provided for in a manner that accommodated her unique situation in life and that the officer was not going to be an officer anymore, and we secured those things,” Pinnock’s lawyer says. The July 1 video of Andrew punching…. Read on…

http://www.newser.com/story/196430/grandmother-beaten-by-cop-gets-15m.html



An Orthodox Christian pilgrim immerses himself in a tub of water taken from the Jordan River after it was blessed during a baptism ceremony at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho April 14, 2009.

‘Prayer Baby’ Drowns in Church’s Baptism Tank

His mother prayed for years for a son, but he didn’t reach his 2nd birthday

An Orthodox Christian pilgrim immerses himself in a tub of water taken from the Jordan River after it was blessed during a baptism ceremony at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho April 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)                                                                     A mother in Decatur, Ala., says her prayers were answered when, after years of trying, she had a baby boy nearly two years ago. But tragedy struck when Brayden King was left in the care of his teen sister at church on Friday: She lost track of him for a short while, and he was found dead in 33 inches of water in the church’s baptismal tank, reports Reuters. Brayden was 22 months old.

“I’ve been preaching 30 years, this is the first time in my ministry I’ve been speechless,” the pastor of the Pentecostal House of Prayer tells Al.com. “I …Read on here http://www.newser.com/story/196311/prayer-baby-drowns-in-churchs-baptism-tank.html

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