News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

January 25, 2015

Week of January 25, 2015

LEAD STORY -- Name Games Fourteen employees of a Framingham, Massachusetts, pharmacy were indicted in December for defrauding the federal government by filling bogus prescriptions (despite an owner's explicit instructions to staff that the fake customers' names "must resemble... continue

January 18, 2015

Week of January 18, 2015

LEAD STORY -- Spidey Sense Gets Real Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel's RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer's "mood," but also acts to repel (or encourage) strangers... continue

January 11, 2015

Week of January 11, 2015

LEAD STORY -- Man's Other Best Friends People's love for their pets reached a new high in December when a British man paid a veterinarian the equivalent of $500 to perform delicate surgery on a sick office goldfish (typical pet store "replacement" price: $1 to $5). Vet Faye... continue

January 04, 2015

Week of January 4, 2015

LEAD STORY -- Annals of Injustice Richard Rosario is in year 18 of a 25-to-life sentence for murder, even though 13 alibi witnesses have tried to tell authorities that he was with them -- 1,000 miles away -- at the time of the crime. (Among the 13 are a sheriff's deputy, a pastor and a... continue

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