Insane Smiling Woman Paula Deen Attempts Redemption Arc

Greased laughingstock who said the word "nigger" once in the '80s Paula Deen, appeared on this morning's Today show to discuss her return to cookin' programmin'. Throughout her 10-minute chat with Matt Lauer, Deen's faced crapped out smiles with the desperation of a child beauty pageant contestant whose go-go juice… » 9/23/14 10:07am 5 minutes ago

"Fuck It, I Quit" Reporter Explains Her Dramatic On-Air Exit

It looks like KTVA reporter Charlo Greene's on-air announcement that she'd be leaving her job was just the first part of a pro-weed media campaign. Greene, who revealed herself as owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in the same segment, released her own video yesterday, explaining her motivation. » 9/23/14 9:42am 29 minutes ago

Larry Ellison Learns Hawaiian Island Makes Uncool Engineering Project

After Oracle founder Larry Ellison plunked $300 million to buy his own island, he described his plan to transform Lanai into a "sustainable Eden" as "this really cool 21st-century engineering project." Now, in classic Silicon Valley fashion, Ellison is running the tropical rebrand with the "veneer of egalitarianism,"… » 9/23/14 8:34am Today 8:34am

WHO Report: More Than 20,000 Cases of Ebola in Africa By November

In a dire, grim report by the World Health Organization released in the New England Journal of Medicine Monday, researchers estimate that the Ebola virus runs a serious risk of becoming endemic in West Africa and remain a constant presence on the continent. "The epidemiologic outlook is bleak," doctors in the report… » 9/23/14 7:58am Today 7:58am

Feud Erupts Between Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Over Dead Tortoise

Back in June 2012, a tortoise died. That is, in and of itself, kind of newsworthy, given that giant tortoises have a lifespan of well over 100 years; the oldest one, the un-creatively named Jonathan, is still kicking at 182. But the death of Lonesome George was particularly sad, given that the old fellow was believed… » 9/22/14 9:05pm Yesterday 9:05pm

Best Taco Truck Ever Was Also Selling Meth

A Colorado taco truck — arguably the greatest taco truck in Colorado or anywhere else — has been driven out of business by people who disapproved of its business model. That model: selling methamphetamine in addition to tacos, a move which presumably delighted its customers, but seems to have really displeased the… » 9/22/14 7:53pm Yesterday 7:53pm

Predatory Parking App Booted From San Francisco Tries Los Angeles Next

MonkeyParking is the rare kind of app that forced San Francisco's tech-teeming citizenry to throw up their hands and say "enough." The illegal app was chased out of town by the City Attorney after residents and politicians alike objected to a startup auctioning off public street parking to the highest bidder. Now the … » 9/22/14 7:39pm Yesterday 7:39pm

Which Celebrity Nudes Are Leaking Next?

Since the nude-leak frenzy of 2014 kicked off with a huge cache of private celebrity smartphone snaps over Labor Day Weekend, the internet has been awash in stolen pictures of famous women—all of whom have appeared on an eerie "master list" being passed around the web's grossest corners. » 9/22/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Lyft Guts Luxury Service, Sticking Drivers With $34,000 Custom SUVs

In May, Lyft launched a program to compete with Uber's black car and SUV services. Drivers had to pony up $34,000 to purchase the "tricked-out" Lyft-branded Ford Explorers just to get into the pool. But the luxury pilot bombed, leaving "Lyft Plus" drivers with the expensive SUVs they were forced to buy. » 9/22/14 6:16pm Yesterday 6:16pm

High School Water Polo Coach Busted for Sending Dick Pics to Teen Girl

Another high school teacher/coach got busted for allegedly Snapchatting pictures of his dick to a teenage girl. According to The Reporter outside Philadelphia, North Penn High School teacher and assistant water polo coach Todd Gibson, 29, admitted to detectives he sent a dick pic to a 17-year-old female student. » 9/22/14 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

It Just Got Easier to Sue Failed Kickstarter Campaigns for a Refund

Kickstarter has decided to update its famously laissez-faire attitude when it comes to protecting donors who have pledged more than $1 billion through the company over the years. The new terms state that a successfully funded campaign that fails to produce "rewards," i.e. the product, may have to "return remaining… » 9/22/14 5:27pm Yesterday 5:27pm

Extremely Dry Air Invades United States, Comforting Millions

This afternoon's satellite imagery shows an incredible slug of dry air moving across the south and east behind a cold front, bringing beautiful weather to millions of people. In fact, the air is so dry at 10,000 feet above sea level that its humidity is near zero percent in some spots. » 9/22/14 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

#X Is The Little Hashtag That Could (Save Lives)

At this point, it's pretty obvious people who text and drive are the spawn of a very technologically-savvy Satan. It's just bad news, guys, and it doesn't matter if you're talking to your mom, your friend, or your long-lost boyfriend from fifth grade who just might be your soulmate — turn your phone on silent or pull… » 9/22/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm