Promoted Stories

    Politics

    conservative Tony Dane finally caught for extortion

    The Sleazy Fall of a Far-Right Ratf*cker

    The Sleazy Fall of a Far-Right Ratf*cker

    LAS VEGAS — Give notorious Nevada political trickster Tony Dane credit for this much: For years his campaign robocalling service set a standard for innuendo, half truth, and outright low blows. And that’s no mean feat in the Silver State.Now the l...

    A Bible-thumping dirty trickster allegedly extorted a vote against a tax increase from a moderate Republican by threatening to claim the lawmaker took a bribe.

    Keep Reading
    Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) displays 28 pages that are still classified, and blacked out, of a U.S. government report on who financed the 9/11 attacks on the United States, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to unveil "The Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Victims Act" on June 2, 2015.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTR4YIP5

    White House Goes Dark on 9/11 Pledge

    White House Goes Dark on 9/11 Pledge

    After years of chasing the missing pages from a report he helped author, former senator Bob Graham seems to have hit a dead end. The deadline a White House official gave him has come and gone.  An official, who had been corresponding with Graham—w...

    Former Sen. Bob Graham has spent years trying to get the 28 missing pages of the 9/11 report released and he’s not about to stop now.

    Keep Reading
    E3K452 June 23, 2014 - Virginia, Minnesota, U.S. - Iron Miners listened to Gov. Mark Dayton at a rally in Virginia, Minnesota against alleged illegal steel dumping from Asian countries. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Monday June 23, 2014 (Credit Image: © Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMAPRESS.com)

    Dems: Drop White Working Class Fantasy

    Dems: Drop White Working Class Fantasy

    Well, it’s that time of the year again, folks, when the talkers on the teevee warn us about “condescending” to working-class voters. As the election nears, pundits are once again wagging fingers at anyone attributing racist actions to, you know, r...

    So white working-class voters for Trump aren’t racist, they just need their class interests explained to them. Right? Yeah, right.

    Keep Reading
    conservative Tony Dane finally caught for extortion

    The Sleazy Fall of a Far-Right Ratf*cker

    The Sleazy Fall of a Far-Right Ratf*cker

    LAS VEGAS — Give notorious Nevada political trickster Tony Dane credit for this much: For years his campaign robocalling service set a standard for innuendo, half truth, and outright low blows. And that’s no mean feat in the Silver State.Now the l...

    A Bible-thumping dirty trickster allegedly extorted a vote against a tax increase from a moderate Republican by threatening to claim the lawmaker took a bribe.

    Keep Reading
    Never Trump, security experts back Hillary Clinton

    GOP National-Security Pros for Hillary

    GOP National-Security Pros for Hillary

    The backbone of the Republican Party national security establishment openly opposed Donald Trump for months before he was the GOP nominee, and his newfound status has done nothing to change their minds.   Not only that, these experts—veterans of w...

    Four months ago, more than 100 Republican national-security professionals signed a letter opposing Trump. Now many are ready to vote for Clinton.

    Keep Reading
    Members of the neo-nazi group, The American National Socialist Movement, protest during a rally in front of the Los Angeles City Hall, on April 17, 2010. About 100 members of a self-described neo-Nazi group protested against immigrants to the United States on Saturday, sparking a counter-rally that drew about 500 people. The black-clad neo-Nazis were met by members of Hispanic, black and gay community groups who shouted "Racists Go Home" and "Stop the Nazis." The group, which calls itself the National Socialist Movement, requested and received a city parade permit for a white power demonstration at City Hall.   AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Neo-Nazis’ Next Stop: GOP Convention

    Neo-Nazis’ Next Stop: GOP Convention

    The neo-Nazis who organized the pro-Donald Trump rally in Sacramento, California, that turned bloody over the weekend have a new destination: The Republican National Convention in Cleveland.“We’re essentially just going to show up and make sure th...

    After a knife fight in Sacramento, neo-Nazis have decided to take their talents to Cleveland to defend Donald Trump supporters during the GOP convention.

    Keep Reading

    Entertainment

    Samuel L. Jackson visits "THE VIEW" Thursday, June 30, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network.

    Samuel L. Jackson: Forget Trump

    Samuel L. Jackson: Forget Trump

    Samuel L. Jackson has no time for Donald Trump. Earlier this year, the actor inadvertently found himself in a Twitter war with the then-long shot Republican nominee after he accused him of cheating in golf during an interview with United Airlines’...

    On ‘The View’ Thursday morning, Samuel L. Jackson dismissed Donald Trump as a fake presidential candidate.

    Keep Reading

    Bill Hader: How Kanye Became ‘Gay Fish’

    Bill Hader: How Kanye Became ‘Gay Fish’

    Week two of Bill Simmons’s new HBO show Any Given Wednesday didn’t contain anything as fired up and unhinged as Ben Affleck’s take on #DeflateGate. But it did feature some great stories about LeBron James and Kanye West.Following a conversation wi...

    In a killer speed round on ‘Any Given Wednesday,’ Bill Hader told Bill Simmons the origins of the ‘fish dicks’ episode of ‘South Park.’

    Keep Reading
    Lovely romantic couple at home, hugging and enjoying each other

    Finally, Heterosexual Pride Day!

    Finally, Heterosexual Pride Day!

    Trying to cross Fifth Avenue this morning, much as I was this past weekend, I was interrupted by a parade.There were all the men, in their khakis and J. Crew shirts—we all know the one, the uniform—marching in time, removing their Ray Bans to dab ...

    Three days after the gays get their chance to let their rainbow flags fly, social media is alight in honor of #HeterosexualPrideDay—the tribute to straight love we all need.

    Keep Reading
    Chris Brown gets his due

    Chris Brown Gets His Comeuppance

    Chris Brown Gets His Comeuppance

    Chris Brown, professional anger management patient and seriously unprofessional R&B singer, has allegedly alienated his PR representative and sent his longtime manager to the ER.According to a lawsuit filed last Thursday by Michael Guirguis, B...

    Karma has finally caught up with the Rihanna abuser and certified asshole.

    Keep Reading

    Bill Hader: How Kanye Became ‘Gay Fish’

    Bill Hader: How Kanye Became ‘Gay Fish’

    Week two of Bill Simmons’s new HBO show Any Given Wednesday didn’t contain anything as fired up and unhinged as Ben Affleck’s take on #DeflateGate. But it did feature some great stories about LeBron James and Kanye West.Following a conversation wi...

    In a killer speed round on ‘Any Given Wednesday,’ Bill Hader told Bill Simmons the origins of the ‘fish dicks’ episode of ‘South Park.’

    Keep Reading
    Game of Thrones, Michiel Huisman

    The Mother of Dragons’ Boy Toy

    The Mother of Dragons’ Boy Toy

    There aren’t many men who can say they’ve been dumped by a queen. But Daario Naharis isn’t like most men.OK, he can be a little bro-y. Kissing the tiny topless woman carved into the hilt of your knife is never a good look. But the warrior-leader o...

    Dutch hunk Michiel Huisman opens up about what it’s like to be the Mother of Dragons’ brokenhearted boy toy.

    Keep Reading
    Die Hard (1988)
Directed by John McTiernan
Shown: Bruce Willis

    ‘Die Hard’: How Bruce Willis Won

    ‘Die Hard’: How Bruce Willis Won

    DAN MAZUR Script Analyst, Lawrence Gordon Productions (1986–1988) Director of Creative Affairs, Lawrence Gordon Productions (1988–1989) Vice President of Creative Affairs, Largo Productions (1989–1991) Larry [Gordon] really had a studio system app...

    In an excerpt from Brian Abrams’s ‘Die Hard: An Oral History,’ the people behind the best action movie in history discuss how they found their John McClane.

    Keep Reading
    Orange Is The New Black S4

    OINTB’s Soso on Her Devastating Loss

    OINTB’s Soso on Her Devastating Loss

    The stages of reaction to the final two episodes of the just-released season of Orange Is the New Black—shock, disbelief, tears, more tears, not enough tears—isn’t reserved just for fans of the show. “Just reading it, I was weeping,” says Kimiko G...

    In between starring in Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ and consoling grieving ‘Orange Is the New Black’ fans, Kimiko Glenn dishes on the finale, her crazy schedule, and Asian diversity on TV.

    Keep Reading
    Game of Thrones, Michiel Huisman

    The Mother of Dragons’ Boy Toy

    The Mother of Dragons’ Boy Toy

    There aren’t many men who can say they’ve been dumped by a queen. But Daario Naharis isn’t like most men.OK, he can be a little bro-y. Kissing the tiny topless woman carved into the hilt of your knife is never a good look. But the warrior-leader o...

    Dutch hunk Michiel Huisman opens up about what it’s like to be the Mother of Dragons’ brokenhearted boy toy.

    Keep Reading

    World News

    A man carries a EU flag, after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.     REUTERS/Neil Hall     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2HXTI

    Brexit’s ‘Meaning’? Globalization Sucks.

    Brexit’s ‘Meaning’? Globalization Sucks.

    For the past 35 years I’ve traveled as a journalist through the broken, impoverished back roads of globalization, from Mexico to Egypt, from Ecuador to Central America to Bulgaria to American Indian country, where the free trade wisdom of the poli...

    After decades reporting from around the world, the author concludes the EU, NAFTA, and similar schemes have brought many people more misery than prosperity.

    Keep Reading
    Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. Outgunned Kurdish fighters vowed on Monday not to abandon their increasingly desperate efforts to defend the Syrian border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants pressing in from three sides and pounding them with heavy artillery. Despite the heavy fighting, which has seen mortars rain down on residential areas in Kobani and stray fire hit Turkish territory, a Reuters reporter saw around 30 people cross over from Turkey, apparently to help with defence of the town. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS) - RTR493EW

    Turkey Could Knock Out ISIS. Will It?

    Turkey Could Knock Out ISIS. Will It?

    Cleaning crews were still clearing the rubble and broken glass, and barriers proclaiming a “maintenance zone” blocked what had always been the main arrivals area, but just a half day after suicide bombers staged a major terror attack at Istanbul’s...

    It’s got a huge army on ISIS’s doorstep—and all the motivation in the world to use it. Will Turkey finally go on the offensive this time?

    Keep Reading
    Laser Humvee

    Laser-Armed Trucks Are Coming

    Laser-Armed Trucks Are Coming

    The U.S. Marine Corps is around six years away from putting a laser cannon on its trucks, according to one top general.The goal: to outfit ground forces with a weapon that can shoot down enemy aircraft faster and more precisely—and at lower cost—t...

    The U.S. Marine Corps wants to shoot down enemy aircraft faster and more precisely—and it’s going to swap today’s guns and surface-to-air missiles to do so.

    Keep Reading
    Armed security stand at an entrance of Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016.

    Airport Terrorists Acted Like Commandos

    Airport Terrorists Acted Like Commandos

    Three months after attacking Brussels airport, terrorists have shown in the attack on Istanbul’s international airport an alarming ability to stay one move ahead of the defenses put in place to stop them—an agility in planning that could present a...

    A three-part attack beginning with a diversion is a new level of sophistication. That should scare the U.S. and Europe.

    Keep Reading
    Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 6, 2014. Outgunned Kurdish fighters vowed on Monday not to abandon their increasingly desperate efforts to defend the Syrian border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants pressing in from three sides and pounding them with heavy artillery. Despite the heavy fighting, which has seen mortars rain down on residential areas in Kobani and stray fire hit Turkish territory, a Reuters reporter saw around 30 people cross over from Turkey, apparently to help with defence of the town. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS) - RTR493EW

    Turkey Could Knock Out ISIS. Will It?

    Turkey Could Knock Out ISIS. Will It?

    Cleaning crews were still clearing the rubble and broken glass, and barriers proclaiming a “maintenance zone” blocked what had always been the main arrivals area, but just a half day after suicide bombers staged a major terror attack at Istanbul’s...

    It’s got a huge army on ISIS’s doorstep—and all the motivation in the world to use it. Will Turkey finally go on the offensive this time?

    Keep Reading
    Passengers embrace outside Ataturk airport`s main enterance in Istanbul, on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airport, killing at least 10 people and injuring 20. 
All flights at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack left at least 36 people dead.  / AFP / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS Top Suspect in Airport Slaughter

    ISIS Top Suspect in Airport Slaughter

    ISTANBUL — Suicide bombers wielding AK-47 assault rifles fired at travelers then blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport Tuesday night, killing at least 41, and wounding more than 230.The attack, which the government said was probably the wo...

    The coordinated, complex attacks on Istanbul Ataturk Airport seem to bear the hallmarks of the so-called Islamic State.

    Keep Reading
    Casualties are seen outside Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast, June 28, 2016.

    Suicide Slaughter at Istanbul Airport

    Suicide Slaughter at Istanbul Airport

    More than two dozen people were killed and several others were wounded Tuesday evening when suicide bombs and gunfire rocked Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport, Turkish officials said.Vasip Sahin, the governor of Istanbul Province, said...

    Three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul’s Atatürk, Europe’s third largest airport, killing at least 41 and injuring hundreds more Tuesday night.

    Keep Reading
    epa05220630 Members of the right wing nationalist 'Britain First' group protest as tens of thousands of people march through central London during a 'Refugees Welcome' protest in London, Britain, 19 March 2016. People protested around the world as part of the UN anti-racism day, for greater rights for migrants and refugees.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

    Brexit Supercharges Racism in Britain

    Brexit Supercharges Racism in Britain

    PARIS — When Alice climbed on the mantle and stepped through the looking glass in Lewis Carroll’s classic book, she thought at first that nothing much had changed. The fire, to her delight, was still burning in the hearth.“So I shall be as warm he...

    Since the referendum, racism has been unleashed like some long half-asleep monster that has been given license and legitimacy by majority vote.

    Keep Reading
    Passengers embrace outside Ataturk airport`s main enterance in Istanbul, on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airport, killing at least 10 people and injuring 20. 
All flights at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack left at least 36 people dead.  / AFP / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS Top Suspect in Airport Slaughter

    ISIS Top Suspect in Airport Slaughter

    ISTANBUL — Suicide bombers wielding AK-47 assault rifles fired at travelers then blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport Tuesday night, killing at least 41, and wounding more than 230.The attack, which the government said was probably the wo...

    The coordinated, complex attacks on Istanbul Ataturk Airport seem to bear the hallmarks of the so-called Islamic State.

    Keep Reading

    U.S. News

    AXMWR7 Close up of baby bracelet and birth certificate

    Anti-Trans Bathroom Law Just Got Worse

    Anti-Trans Bathroom Law Just Got Worse

    North Carolina lawmakers may try to create a new type of government documentation called a “certificate of sex reassignment” to allow a tiny minority of otherwise-banned transgender people to pee in public restrooms. What could possibly go wrong?F...

    As if North Carolina’s legislation wasn’t idiotic enough, lawmakers are toying with a provision that would give only a few more trans people access to public restrooms.

    Keep Reading
    abortion doctor with remains in trunk of his car arrested

    Doc ‘Stole Drugs’ for Illegal Abortions

    Doc ‘Stole Drugs’ for Illegal Abortions

    It was a car crash of all things that gave him away.In September 2015, Michigan abortion doctor Michael Arthur Roth asked the West Bloomfield police to retrieve some items from his car, which had been impounded after an accident. But when police l...

    A Michigan doctor found with human tissue in his car—and who allegedly stole fentanyl for illegal abortions—has been charged with a slew of crimes.

    Keep Reading
    mom in Texas killed two daughters Christy Byrd Sheats, Taylor Sheats, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17

    Child-Murdering Mom: Don’t Take My Guns

    Child-Murdering Mom: Don’t Take My Guns

    “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.”That trite nonsense—found in comment sections of right-wing...

    Christy Sheats was fond of sharing pro-gun memes on Facebook. Then she turned her gun on her own girls. And the GOP will say there’s nothing we can do.

    Keep Reading
    AXMWR7 Close up of baby bracelet and birth certificate

    Anti-Trans Bathroom Law Just Got Worse

    Anti-Trans Bathroom Law Just Got Worse

    North Carolina lawmakers may try to create a new type of government documentation called a “certificate of sex reassignment” to allow a tiny minority of otherwise-banned transgender people to pee in public restrooms. What could possibly go wrong?F...

    As if North Carolina’s legislation wasn’t idiotic enough, lawmakers are toying with a provision that would give only a few more trans people access to public restrooms.

    Keep Reading
    Utah killers

    Runaway Father-Son Kidnappers Kill a Man

    Runaway Father-Son Kidnappers Kill a Man

    A father and son who tied up a mom and her daughters in Utah last month also allegedly kidnapped and killed a rail worker while on the lam, the Lincoln County, Wyoming District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.The body of Kay Porter Ricks, 63, was f...

    Two fugitives arrested for tying up a mother and her daughters in Utah last month may have brutally crushed a railroad worker to death as they hid from authorities.

    Keep Reading
    In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses, her family issued a statement Sunday, June 26, 2016, asking for prayers and saying that the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach is surrounded by the people who mean the most to her.

    Pat Summitt Remembered as a Trailblazer

    Pat Summitt Remembered as a Trailblazer

    After news broke Tuesday morning that legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt had passed away at age 64, colleagues, sports players, and celebrities took to social media to remember the winningest coach in NCAA history. Su...

    ‘She outworked her rivals… and became a role model to millions of Americans,’ President Obama said.

    Keep Reading

    Tech + Health

    abortion doctor with remains in trunk of his car arrested

    Doc ‘Stole Drugs’ for Illegal Abortions

    Doc ‘Stole Drugs’ for Illegal Abortions

    It was a car crash of all things that gave him away.In September 2015, Michigan abortion doctor Michael Arthur Roth asked the West Bloomfield police to retrieve some items from his car, which had been impounded after an accident. But when police l...

    A Michigan doctor found with human tissue in his car—and who allegedly stole fentanyl for illegal abortions—has been charged with a slew of crimes.

    Keep Reading
    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, (from left): Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff, 1935

    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    “When I first heard about applying electricity to your naked body during sex, my first thought was ‘oh my god why would you do that?! Zappy, ouchy, dangerous!” says Jess Wilde.“But now I have completely changed my mind: the idea of turning you and...

    Couples who use electricity between the sheets say it taps into the body’s nervous system.

    Keep Reading
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock (5733820h)
Charlie Sheen
'Lelo Hex' launch, London, UK - 16 Jun 2016

    Feminists Say No to Charlie Sheen Condom

    Feminists Say No to Charlie Sheen Condom

    Luxury sex-toy manufacturer LELO wanted to reinvent the condom. But by making Charlie Sheen their pitchman, they could end up tanking their own reputation instead.Once beloved by feminist sex workers, bloggers, and educators for its sleek vibrator...

    A Swedish sex toy company once beloved by feminists is trumpeting Charlie Sheen as its new condom spokesman—and pissing off customers who point to the actor’s history of abusing women.

    Keep Reading
    Twitter trolls harassing LGBT and atheist Arab women

    Twitter Trolls Terrorize Muslim Girls

    Twitter Trolls Terrorize Muslim Girls

    A band of Twitter trolls alleging to be from the Middle East spent Sunday and Monday repeatedly reporting “atheist” and pro-LGBT girls and women to the local authorities in places where blasphemy laws allow for punishments as severe as death.Stori...

    In Kuwait, the penalty for blasphemy can be death. That’s why a new campaign to dox young Kuwaiti women with independent minds is so dangerous.

    Keep Reading
    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, (from left): Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff, 1935

    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    “When I first heard about applying electricity to your naked body during sex, my first thought was ‘oh my god why would you do that?! Zappy, ouchy, dangerous!” says Jess Wilde.“But now I have completely changed my mind: the idea of turning you and...

    Couples who use electricity between the sheets say it taps into the body’s nervous system.

    Keep Reading
    Mandy Hargraves

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mandy Hargraves was addicted to dying.She had been on the outs with her husband and going broke before cancer. Then her estranged husband returned and money started rolling in as donations to fund her fight against stage 4 stomach cancer.Except Ha...

    When Mandy Hargraves announced her diagnosis, she got her estranged husband back and tons of donations. Then the authorities saw her medical history.

    Keep Reading

    The Truth About the New Probiotics Trend

    The Truth About the New Probiotics Trend

    Tiffany Ayuda, Life by Daily Burn Got your gut on your mind? Then you’re probably up on the health benefits of probiotics. From boosting immunity to improving digestion, probiotics have been touted as the “superhero” of the gut bacteria underworld...

    Here’s what you need to know before giving your gut the royal treatment.

    Keep Reading
    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Look out, Richard Branson. Here comes Jeff Bezos rocketing into your space.The Amazon billionaire’s once secretive program to take paying passengers to the edge of space now appears to be set to overtake Branson’s Virgin Galactic project to inaugu...

    Space tourism was supposed to arrive years ago, but its chief apostle is yet to deliver and suddenly faces a formidable challenger.

    Keep Reading
    Mandy Hargraves

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mandy Hargraves was addicted to dying.She had been on the outs with her husband and going broke before cancer. Then her estranged husband returned and money started rolling in as donations to fund her fight against stage 4 stomach cancer.Except Ha...

    When Mandy Hargraves announced her diagnosis, she got her estranged husband back and tons of donations. Then the authorities saw her medical history.

    Keep Reading

    BeastStyle

    Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ready to Bake

    Why You Can’t Eat Cookie Dough

    Why You Can’t Eat Cookie Dough

    No fun alert.In a new report titled “Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick,” the FDA has advised against eating raw dough or batter from bread, pizza, tortillas and — yes — cookies.The FDA goes as far as advising against making homem...

    The FDA just said no to raw dough, but not because of eggs.

    Keep Reading
    Cormac McCarthy, who received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 16 April 2007 for his work 'The Road.'

    How Twitter ‘Killed’ Cormac McCarthy

    How Twitter ‘Killed’ Cormac McCarthy

    Famous writer Cormac McCarthy is alive and well, but not for USA Today’s lack of trying.“America’s Newspaper,” as the Northern Virginia-based Gannett flagship likes to call itself, fell for an evil hoax Tuesday morning and used its Twitter account...

    Major news outlets were fooled into thinking the novelist had died Tuesday—the result of a prankster’s mischief and rush to publish.

    Keep Reading
    sexy smoking beautiful woman cigar closeup studio shot; Shutterstock ID 73885318

    How Not To Have a Hamptons Sex Orgy

    How Not To Have a Hamptons Sex Orgy

    One thing I learned at a supposedly high-class daytime sex orgy in the Hamptons this past weekend: approach daytime sex orgies in the Hamptons with caution, particularly when it comes to the provision of food.I’d been to the inaugural Killing Kitt...

    When around 40 people gathered for a supposedly ‘elite’ orgy in the Hamptons this weekend, they ended up being more ravenous for food than sex.

    Keep Reading
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts after arriving by Royal Train at Liverpool Lime Street Station in Liverpool, north-west England on June 22, 2016. The Queen, accompanied by her husband, Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has a day of engagements in Liverpool, where she will attend the International Festival for Business 2016, and officially open Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

    Queen: ‘I’m Still Alive’

    Queen: ‘I’m Still Alive’

    The Queen is thought to be a Brexiteer, having told dinner guests to giver her 'three good reasons' why Britiain should stay part of the E.U., but it appears even her Majesty has been roiled by the past few days of national political dra...

    Keeping calm and carrying on, the Queen displays an enviable sense of perspective as she issues a measured judgment on the Brexit drama.

    Keep Reading
    Cormac McCarthy, who received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 16 April 2007 for his work 'The Road.'

    How Twitter ‘Killed’ Cormac McCarthy

    How Twitter ‘Killed’ Cormac McCarthy

    Famous writer Cormac McCarthy is alive and well, but not for USA Today’s lack of trying.“America’s Newspaper,” as the Northern Virginia-based Gannett flagship likes to call itself, fell for an evil hoax Tuesday morning and used its Twitter account...

    Major news outlets were fooled into thinking the novelist had died Tuesday—the result of a prankster’s mischief and rush to publish.

    Keep Reading
    Canadian Whisky? You May Already Be Drinking It

    Your Local Craft Whiskey Is From Canada

    Your Local Craft Whiskey Is From Canada

    If you’ve been reading (or hearing from your know-it-all booze snob friend) that your favorite “craft” whiskey isn’t really made by those bearded hipster guys down at the Oh-So-Local Distillery, but instead comes from a huge distillery in Indiana ...

    A number of craft American whiskey brands are bottling and selling straight rye whiskies they’ve bought across the border. You may never look at Canadian whiskey the same, eh?

    Keep Reading
    A bar in Dublin has specially made a Brexit beer for the results of the British EU Referendum called 'Big Mistake' in Ireland, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2IC7U

    Dublin Prepares for a Brexit Boom

    Dublin Prepares for a Brexit Boom

    DUBLIN—In recent months, several Dublin commercial estate agents report they have been haunted by a shadowy cabal of well-fed, well-toned gentleman, seeking office space and speaking in educated East Coast American accents.“We were calling them th...

    If grim insecurity has pervaded England since the Brexit vote, in Dublin, capital of Ireland—which is in the E.U.—real estate brokers are looking to attract big companies and fresh b...

    Keep Reading
    Former London mayor and Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson walks through buildings inside the Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House in central London on June 27, 2016.
Britain should only trigger Article 50 to leave the EU when it has a "clear view" of how its future in the bloc looks, finance minister George Osborne said Monday following last week's shock referendum. London stocks sank more than 0.8 percent in opening deals on Monday, despite attempts by finance minister George Osborne to calm jitters after last week's shock Brexit vote. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beware Boris Johnson, the Cunning Clown

    Beware Boris Johnson, the Cunning Clown

    Amid the post-referendum rending of garments over Brexit, it has become settled wisdom that it was older working-class voters who spearheaded the Leave vote. But plenty of older upper-class voters were just as rabid in their eagerness to stick it ...

    Boris Johnson may appear shambolic. He is anything but. The UK’s possible next prime minister is an upper-class master of schmoozing and game-playing.

    Keep Reading
    Canadian Whisky? You May Already Be Drinking It

    Your Local Craft Whiskey Is From Canada

    Your Local Craft Whiskey Is From Canada

    If you’ve been reading (or hearing from your know-it-all booze snob friend) that your favorite “craft” whiskey isn’t really made by those bearded hipster guys down at the Oh-So-Local Distillery, but instead comes from a huge distillery in Indiana ...

    A number of craft American whiskey brands are bottling and selling straight rye whiskies they’ve bought across the border. You may never look at Canadian whiskey the same, eh?

    Keep Reading

    Video

    The US flag flies at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 20, 2009. Millions of people are expected to be in the US capital to witness the swearing of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States.      AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    The 2 Trans Women Running for Congress

    The 2 Trans Women Running for Congress

    Among the many Democrats running for Congress this year, two are trans women. Both, oddly enough, are named Misty.On Tuesday, Misty Snow and Misty Plowright became the first openly trans candidates to win major party primaries for Congress, the Wa...

    Two trans women ran in two separate Democratic primaries for Congress. Both won.

    Keep Reading
    (FILES) This file picture taken on October 8, 2007 in London shows a cannabis plant. Britain is to raise the legal classification of cannabis due to the growing prevalence of the potent skunk form of the drug, despite expert advice against doing so, the interior minister said Wednesday May 7, 2008. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told parliament she would press for cannabis to be re-classified in law as a Class B drug compared with its current, less serious Class C classification. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/FILES (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Might Legalize Weed Soon

    California Might Legalize Weed Soon

    California's market for marijuana products could get a lot bigger this fall. Currently, more than 700,00 patients take part in the state's medical marijuana program. But, with the 2016 election looming, that could change.A measure to leg...

    On November 8, Californians will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use.

    Keep Reading
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal is pictured at a Ralphs grocery store in Pasadena, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX1MWX7

    The Restaurant That Only Serves Cereal

    The Restaurant That Only Serves Cereal

    Kellogg’s has created a restaurant that seems designed to appeal to Jerry Seinfeld.On July 4th, the company is opening Kellogg’s NYC, a restaurant in Times Square that will serve only Kellogg’s cereals and concoctions made from those cereals.“For ...

    A new Kellogg’s restaurant in Times Square will serve dishes made from the brand’s cereals.

    Keep Reading
    Stillshot from YouTube video of Houston Police Department helicopter chasing down a burglary suspect in Houston, 6/28/16. Posted by Bagunca Geral.

    Watch: Insane Police Helicopter Chase

    Watch: Insane Police Helicopter Chase

    A burglary suspect with the tenacity of the Terminator attempted to flee multiple police vehicles in Houston on Tuesday, and the entire epic chase was caught on video.Footage from Click 2 Houston’s helicopter camera shows the suspect running despe...

    A helicopter, an SUV, and a sprinting police officer stopped a fleeing burglary suspect in Houston.

    Keep Reading
    (FILES) This file picture taken on October 8, 2007 in London shows a cannabis plant. Britain is to raise the legal classification of cannabis due to the growing prevalence of the potent skunk form of the drug, despite expert advice against doing so, the interior minister said Wednesday May 7, 2008. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told parliament she would press for cannabis to be re-classified in law as a Class B drug compared with its current, less serious Class C classification. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/FILES (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Might Legalize Weed Soon

    California Might Legalize Weed Soon

    California's market for marijuana products could get a lot bigger this fall. Currently, more than 700,00 patients take part in the state's medical marijuana program. But, with the 2016 election looming, that could change.A measure to leg...

    On November 8, Californians will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use.

    Keep Reading
    Screenshot of Newsy video on Boston Dynamics' new robot dog, SpotMini, which can trip on a pile of banana peels and right itself back up.

    Watch: Robot Dog Slips on Banana Peels

    Watch: Robot Dog Slips on Banana Peels

    Apparently kicking them wasn’t enough.Boston Dynamics, the company famous for producing amazing robot dogs and then relentlessly kicking and shoving them, has now released a new four-legged creation. This time, they’re tripping it with banana peel...

    The latest indignity suffered by a Boston Dynamics robot is straight out of ‘Looney Tunes.’

    Keep Reading
    BEIJING, CHINA:  Heavy pollution hangs in the air as traffic rolls along a recently completed expressway interchange that leads into Beijing's fast-changing downtown 20 February 2001 where the skyline has changed from depressing, dreary communist buildings to sleek, ultra-modern business towers in the span of a few years.  Despite Beijing's frantic rush to spruce up the city ahead of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) visit on 20 February, one thing officials have far less control over is the city's harsh pollution that greeted the arrival of the IOC today.  AFP PHOTO/Stephen SHAVER (Photo credit should read STEPHEN SHAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beijing Is Literally Sinking

    Beijing Is Literally Sinking

    Most people know about Beijing’s air problem. Few people know it also has a serious water problem—but it’s the latter that’s causing the city to sink.According to a new study, China’s capital uses up so much water from the ground beneath it that t...

    The Chinese capital sucks up so much groundwater that it’s sinking four inches a year.

    Keep Reading
    Screenshot from Newsy video on Spoiled, an app that anonymously texts "Game of Thrones" spoilers to people.

    App Sends ‘GoT’ Spoilers to Your Enemies

    App Sends ‘GoT’ Spoilers to Your Enemies

    If your bitterest enemies are “Game of Thrones” fans, there’s an app of Ramsay Bolton-level ruthlessness that you can use against them.The app Spoiled weaponizes information about recent “Game of Thrones” episodes and anonymously texts it to whome...

    Are there people in your life you’d like to hurt? Do they also happen to watch ‘Game of Thrones’? There’s an app for that.

    Keep Reading
    Screenshot of Newsy video on Boston Dynamics' new robot dog, SpotMini, which can trip on a pile of banana peels and right itself back up.

    Watch: Robot Dog Slips on Banana Peels

    Watch: Robot Dog Slips on Banana Peels

    Apparently kicking them wasn’t enough.Boston Dynamics, the company famous for producing amazing robot dogs and then relentlessly kicking and shoving them, has now released a new four-legged creation. This time, they’re tripping it with banana peel...

    The latest indignity suffered by a Boston Dynamics robot is straight out of ‘Looney Tunes.’

    Keep Reading