Report: Taliban Captured an ISIS Leader That Bush Released From Gitmo

The Taliban, bane of America's post-9/11 Afghanistan operations, said Wednesday that they captured Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim, a renegade insurgent and ex-Guantanamo detainee who was in Afghanistan recruiting for the Islamic State, the latest parry in a messy internecine conflict between violent Islamist regimes. » 1/28/15 4:00pm 40 minutes ago

Complimenting Pop Stars' Gowns Is the New Frosty Diva Shade

Hot trend alert! If you are a veteran diva with millions of fans, several No. 1 singles, and a closet full of trophies but still feel the need to assert your superiority over the little brats popping up to snatch your wig and the crown attached to it, get them back by complimenting their gowns. It's the perfect way of… » 1/28/15 3:26pm Today 3:26pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 1:38pm Today 1:38pm

Dangerous Style: How Wearing the Wrong Jewelry Can Get You Locked Up

Andre Perry is 32 years old. He's a commercial photographer, lives in Brooklyn, and loves fashion. He's also black. A month ago, Perry was stopped at a subway station by an undercover officer with the New York City Police Department. He was interrogated about his two-finger ring, arrested, and charged with possession… » 1/28/15 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

Discuss: Tim Cook Is A Way Better CEO Than Steve Jobs Was

Apple just earned more profit in a single quarter than any company, ever, and the hacks in Silicon Valley press are fawning all over CEO Tim Cook and praising his genius. But you know what? They're right. Tim Cook is a brilliant CEO. He may, in fact, be way better at running Apple than Steve Jobs was. Let's discuss. » 1/28/15 10:58am Today 10:58am

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel's introductory sentence. "An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story," he said. "It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this." The first sentence sets the stage—however… » 1/28/15 10:23am Today 10:23am

Warning: CEO Of Elite Dating Site Can Ban You Douchebags For Life

Amanda Bradford just launched a dating app called The League, which is designed to be used by beautiful, ambitious, intelligent people — you know who you are! — while keeping out the riffraff. Are you in our league? No surprise that some people find this app silly. Or sad. Or offensive. But don't you dare point that… » 1/28/15 9:31am Today 9:31am

Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty of Raping Unconscious Student

It only took a few hours for a Nashville jury to convict two former football players accused of raping an unconscious Vanderbilt student in a sickening attack captured on a cell phone video. » 1/27/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Would You Swing With These Geeks?

In a new series, CNN explores all the crazy drug use and sexy sex stuff taking place in Silicon Valley, where people like Greg and Stella, above, go to swingers parties and apparently convince other people to sleep with them, without drugging them or paying them. The series is called, "Sex, Drugs and Silicon Valley." » 1/27/15 6:47pm Yesterday 6:47pm

Watch this Coach Lead His Team Of Party Guests To Pizza Domination

We all learn from our mistakes, especially when they result in not having enough delicious pizza. Delivery guys may get stuck in snow, they may get lost — they're in no way immune to the harsh realities of February weather. Plus, there are many other factors that could cause your party experience to be, well,… » 1/23/15 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm