Content Section
  1. 'get the thugs out' Massive Protests Rock Ukraine Kommersant Photo/Getty

    1. Massive Protests Rock Ukraine

    To say Ukrainians are unhappy with President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to cozy up to Russia rather than sign an agreement with the European Union might be an understatement. Hundreds of thousands of protestors chanting "get the thugs out" took to the streets of Kiev calling for Yanukovych to step down after he backed away from a deal that was to establish free trade and political allegiances with the EU on Friday. Hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the president's offices, and police beat them back. "The leaders must resign. We want Europe and freedom," one businessman said.

    December 1, 2013 2:59 PM

  2. 7 cars down Passenger Train Derails in NYC Craig Ruttle/AP

    2. Passenger Train Derails in NYC

    Seven cars of a MetroNorth passenger train heading into Manhattan derailed at a curve in the tracks early Sunday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 63 others. The train was just north of a station in the Bronx when it derailed, flipping one car down the river bank, and coming to a stop almost at the water. According to the engineer, the train's brakes did not respond when he applied them at the curve, which has a speed limit of 30 mph. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, authorities believe all passengers have been accounted for.

    December 1, 2013 2:50 PM

  3. CLOCK RAN OUT Obamacare Deadline Passes Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

    3. Obamacare Deadline Passes

    So that happened. The Obamacare deadline to fix Healthcare.gov’s glitches came and went midnight Sunday, and the White House insisted Saturday morning that their goals had been met. Administration officials indicated on Saturday there had been a last-minute update this week, and the site’s capacity has been expanded to accommodate 50,000 users at once and up to 800,000 users per week. “We’re on target to meet our stated goal for the site to work for the vast majority of users,” said Aaron Albright, a spokesman for CMS, the agency responsible for the website.

    December 1, 2013 9:42 AM

  4. welcome to the future Bezos Reveals Delivery Drones

    4. Bezos Reveals Delivery Drones

    Is this the nail in the coffin for the USPS? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the online marketplace is planning a drone delivery service called Prime Air that will deliver small products to your doorstop within 30 minutes of ordering in the next four or five years. Speaking to 60 Minutes host Charlie Rose, the futurist explained the drones would be autonomous and move packages weighing less than 5 pounds. "I know this looks like science fiction—it's not," he told Rose.

    December 1, 2013 8:02 PM

  5. entitled Fan: Rob Ford Stole My NFL Seat Rene Johnston/Getty

    5. Fan: Rob Ford Stole My NFL Seat

    The bad press won't stop following Rob Ford. The jersey-clad Toronto Mayor showed up at a Bills-Falcons game in Toronto on Sunday, sparking a mob of fans and reporters around him. But according to Canadian singer Matt Mays, Ford wasn't in his own seat. "Rob Ford is sitting in my seat at the Bills game. He stole my seat. I don't know what to do," Mays tweeted. The embattled mayor has faced criticism for his admission last month that he smoked crack in a "drunken stupor."

    December 1, 2013 9:02 PM

  6. Sign up For the daily beast's cheat sheet email
  7. ‘PEOPLE’S COUP’ Thai Protesters Push for PM Ouster Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty

    6. Thai Protesters Push for PM Ouster

    Roughly 30,000 Thai protesters took control of the public broadcasting building Sunday, forcing the Prime Minister to flee in what they called a “people’s coup.” In his latest move, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is urging Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. Declaring Sunday “V-Day,” or the day to remove the PM from office, protesters aimed to take control of 10 government officers, six television stations, police headquarters, and the prime minister’s office. At the Bangkok PBS, Police fired tear gas into the crowd of protesters, who had seized control while waving flags and blowing whistles. National police spokesman Piya Utayo said troops were being sent to a government complex occupied by protesters since Thursday.

    December 1, 2013 8:43 AM

  8. bizarre UK Court Ordered Unborn Baby Taken Tetra Images/Getty

    7. UK Court Ordered Unborn Baby Taken

    In what lawyers are describing as an "unprecedented" case, social workers in Essex, England, removed a baby from its mother before it was born. In August 2012, a High Court order ruled for an unnamed Italian woman, in Britain for work, to be sedated and undergo a caesarean section apparently without her knowledge or consent. The woman had been held at a psychiatric facility for five weeks after undergoing a panic attack, and is now requesting her 15-month-old daughter be returned to her, though she is set to be placed for adoption. Her lawyers are asking why relatives in Italy were not consulted when the case occurred.

    December 1, 2013 9:50 PM

  9. THE PLOT THICKENS Report: Deng Had ‘Crush’ on Blair Scott Barbour/Getty

    8. Report: Deng Had ‘Crush’ on Blair

    Can we skip ahead 25 years for the tell-all? Because it’s pretty safe to say these rumors are only going to get wilder until we know the truth. Britain’s Mail on Sunday alleges that Wendi Deng, the (now) ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch, had a “crush” on former Prime Minister Tony Blair. In a note Deng reportedly wrote to herself before she and Murdoch divorced, Deng mentions “warm feelings” for Blair. Another source told the Mail that this is all something out of nothing, and “Wendi was going through a very difficult time with Rupert and Tony was a shoulder to cry on. There is nothing more to it than that.” The Mail also repeated its statement from last week that the paper has no evidence of an affair between Deng and Blair and “that remains the case.”

    December 1, 2013 4:43 PM

  10. Gone Too Soon Actor Paul Walker Dies Brazil Photo Press/Getty

    9. Actor Paul Walker Dies

    Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, 40, died Saturday night in a car crash in Valencia, California. The news was first reported by the website TMZ and later confirmed by Walker's representatives on his official Facebook page. According to the account posted on Facebook, Walker was a passenger in a friend's car and was attending a charity event. The friend, who has not been identified, has also reportedly died. Walker was best known for his role in the six Fast & Furious films beginning in 2001, but also found success in the 90s with roles in Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, and She's All That.

    November 30, 2013 10:06 PM

  11. His Side Joe Jonas Candid About Sex, Drugs Paul Archuleta/Getty

    10. Joe Jonas Candid About Sex, Drugs

    Fans were shocked when the Jonas brothers canceled their tour and announced they'd be splitting for good, but Joe Jonas said the breakup was going on for a lot longer than many thought. "We hit a place where we just weren’t jelling on the same things. The whole situation was breaking us up as a family, and we ultimately felt like we were holding each other back," he told New York Magazine. The 24-year-old singer also divulged bits about his sex life, revealing that he lost his virginity at 20, but "did other stuff before then," and the time he first experimented with smoking weed with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato: "I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, “Try it! Try it!” so I gave it a shot, and it was all right."

    December 1, 2013 9:55 PM

  12. ICYMI GOP Racism Tweet Sparks Backlash

    11. GOP Racism Tweet Sparks Backlash

    Good news, guys: Racism ended with Rosa Parks. On Sunday, the official Republican National Committee Twitter account posted a picture of Rosa Parks, writing, "Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism." A few hours later they tweeted a correction, saying it should have read, "her role in fighting to end racism," but not before sparking a sarcastic #RacismEndedWhen hashtag, which has adorned tweets like, "#RacismEndedWhen Bill Clinton played the saxophone on Arsenio Hall's show."

    December 1, 2013 3:56 PM

  13. Scotchy scotch Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors Real News Frank Masi/AP

    12. Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors Real News

    He's moved on from covering glorious rainbows (for now). While promoting Anchorman 2, Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy—signature three-piece-suit, coiffed hair and all—read the news for KXMB's Saturday night broadcast in Bismarck, N.D. Ferrell read off of a teleprompter in an exaggerated tone and bantered with the news team. Staying in character, he also ducked into co-anchor Amber Schatz's screen while she was on air and at the commercial break said, "Amber, you look lovely tonight" and asked her if she was married.

    December 1, 2013 4:21 PM

  14. BAD NEWS Croatia Votes on Gay Marriage Ban AFP/Getty

    13. Croatia Votes on Gay Marriage Ban

    Sigh. Croatian voters went to the polls Sunday to vote on a controversial measure that will define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Hundreds of gay rights supporters marched against it on Saturday in Zagreb, but a poll by broadcaster HRT indicated that 59 percent of Croatians support the measure and just 31 percent are against.  About 90 percent of Croatians are Roman Catholic, and the Church has strongly urged voting for the referendum.

    December 1, 2013 10:22 AM

  15. RACY WORDS Roseanne Barr Admits Mental Issues Kevin Winter/Getty

    14. Roseanne Barr Admits Mental Issues

    Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to vent about her issues with Hollywood—specifically, where she stands in it as a woman—and didn't hold back. The rampage, which went on for hours through a series of tweets, appeared to be a response to a failed attempt at developing a new TV show. Among the messages to her 220,000 followers, the 61-year-old actress tweeted: "i'm going to start doing porn now-f**k it-that's right-geriatric porn. #movingtoPortugal" and "newsflash: Yes, I do have mental health issues. Decent ppl refrain from bullying, lying to, manipulating & taking advantage of ppl like me."

    December 1, 2013 3:50 PM

  16. best news today Panda Cub Named ‘Bao Bao’ Abby Wood/AP

    15. Panda Cub Named ‘Bao Bao’

    To the sound of oohs and aahs from assembled guests, the world's new favorite giant panda cub was named "Bao Bao" during a ceremony at the National Zoo Sunday. Officials from China and the Smithsonian announced the 100-day-old cub's name, which was the result of 123,000 votes placed around the world. Her name means precious or treasure. The exciting event featured lion dancers and Chinese food.

    December 1, 2013 3:15 PM

  17. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND Bob Dylan Sued for Racism AP

    16. Bob Dylan Sued for Racism

    The ‘60s must really be over. Bob Dylan is being sued for racism by a Croatian community group, reports Shalom Life this weekend, for comments he made in the French version of Rolling Stone earlier this year. When asked about slavery, Dylan said that “if you a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and Serbs can sense Croatian blood.” Yikes. During World War II, the Serbs and Croats fought each other, with the Croats largely taking the Nazis side against the Serbs. The two countries also fought a four-year war between 1991 and 1995. Dylan could be fined for his comments.

    December 1, 2013 1:13 PM

  18. FATAL Driver In Walker Crash ID’d Facebook/aeperformance

    17. Driver In Walker Crash ID’d

    Roger Rodas was reportedly the driver in Saturday night’s fatal crash that killed both him and actor Paul Walker. Rodas was the CEO of a car customization shop called Always, Evolving, which was owned by Walker. Rodas had been Walker’s financial adviser since 2007. On the day of the crash, Always, Evolving tweeted a photo of a new Porsche, although it’s unclear if that was the car in the crash. Rodas is survived by his two children, one of whom reportedly jumped the fence after the crash to save his father.

    December 1, 2013 1:49 PM

  19. R.I.P. Televangelist Paul Crouch Dies AP

    18. Televangelist Paul Crouch Dies

    Paul Crouch, the pioneer of televangelism, died Saturday at the age of 79, his son confirmed. The cause of death is not yet known. Crouch began by trying to spread the Gospel through a small television station in Tustin, but he expanded after he said God told him to spread through satellite television. He built his empire until Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian television system. The son of a poor missionary, Crouch believed strongly in a lavish lifestyle, living in two dozen ministry-owned homes and using the TBN-owned private jets—although he did donate much of his revenue into charity. In 2012, granddaughter Brittany Koper, the network’s finance director publicly accused the church of fiscal improprieties, including excessive salaries.

    December 1, 2013 1:01 PM

  20. INSIDE THE OCTOGAN Pena Wins Ultimate Fighting Crown Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

    19. Pena Wins Ultimate Fighting Crown

    Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a winner. Julianna Pena won the first-ever woman’s Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday night, besting Jessica Rakoczy in the first round. Pena had two early takedowns in the opening moments of the fight, and on the second, she had Rakoczy on her back—and Rakoczy not able to recover. “I can’t wait to put in more work,” Pena said, since this was the first-ever championship. “It’s just about to get started.”

    December 1, 2013 1:03 PM

  21. ‘DAY OF RAGE’ Thousands of Arabs Protest Oren Ziv/Getty

    20. Thousands of Arabs Protest

    Thousands of Arab citizens of both Israel and Palestine protested Saturday in the West Bank and East Jerusalem against a plan by the Israeli government to relocate Bedouins from the Negev desert to urban communities. Twenty-eight protesters were arrested and at least 15 police officers were injured, including one who was stabbed. Known as the Prawer Plan, Israeli officials insist the agreement was reached after consultation with Bedouin leaders, but many Bedouins disagree, saying they will lose up to 200,000 acres of land and more than 400,000 people will be forcibly relocated. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the police response.

    December 1, 2013 10:16 AM

  22. TRAGEDY Glasgow Victims Named Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

    21. Glasgow Victims Named

    Scottish police on Sunday publicly identified three of the eight victims of Friday’s deadly helicopter crash in Glasgow. Three police officers and five civilians were killed—and another 32 people were injured—when a police helicopter hit The Clutha bar around 11:25 GMT. Police identified pilot David Traill, 51, and police officer Kirsty Nelis, 36, as being in the helicopter. Police additionally named David Arthur, 51, as one of the victims from inside the bar. Police said their casualty unit had received over 600 calls from worried citizens.

    December 1, 2013 8:46 AM

  23. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Alabama Loses to Auburn Kevin C. Cox/Getty

    22. Alabama Loses to Auburn

    It was a stunning moment, and not only because Alabama’s chance of a fourth national championship in five years had just died. In an unbelievable play in the closing minutes of the game, Alabama’s Adam Griffith’s field goal attempt was turned around at the goal line and returned by Auburn cornerback Chris Davis. Noticing that Alabama players were mainly distracted at the goal line, Davies ran more than 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown, taking the game for Auburn 34-28. “This is the first time I’ve ever lost a game that way, the first time I’ve ever seen a game lost that way,” said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Making it even more painful, the Crimson Tide had taken a 28-21 lead early in the fourth quarter on a stunning 99-yard touchdown pass by AJ McCarron.

    December 1, 2013 10:24 AM