LeBron James Tells The Sports World Exactly What It Wants To Hear

Shortly after LeBron James announced via Sports Illustrated that he was heading back to Cleveland, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski fired off this tweet, which, given the stature of his pronouncements at times like this, had the general air of a collective verdict: » 7/11/14 7:01pm 14 minutes ago

A Brief History of Rihanna Giving Her Fans Lap Dances

A video of Rihanna giving a lap dance to a bespectacled, "nerdy" fan made the rounds yesterday, as the guy was declared both the luckiest and the most awkward Rihanna fan of all tim. Awkward, maybe, but this ain't exactly Rihanna's first lap dance rodeo—at least a half-dozen other fans have gotten just as lucky. » 7/11/14 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Charlie Gasparino Had a Sun Valley Adventure!

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Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino made quite an impression at Allen & Co.'s rural schmoozefest this week. Both on Twitter and in an on-air segment, Gasparino complained about being mistreated by the private security guards hired for the Sun Valley conference. But sources told Valleywag that good time… » 7/11/14 5:53pm Today 5:53pm

Why Is a 30% Chance of Rain Different from a 30% Risk of Tornadoes?

When the forecast calls for a 30% chance of rain, it's reasonable to think that the chances of seeing rain are 3 out of 10. But when the forecast calls for a 30% chance of tornadoes, the risk is much higher and much more dangerous. Why is there such a discrepancy between severe weather and rain forecasts? » 7/11/14 5:41pm Today 5:41pm

Barclays' "Dark Pool" Trading Scandal Sounds Bad, Because It Is Bad

Fitted to excite pity and sympathy, state and federal agencies have begun filing lawsuits against financial services juggernaut and arguable maîtres du monde Barclays PLC over allegations of fraud at Liquidity Cross: the British firm's "dark pool" trading venue. Yes. Fraud. In a dark pool. » 7/11/14 5:29pm Today 5:29pm

Lyft Slapped With a Restraining Order Ahead of New York City Launch

Lyft's east coast expansion is already hitting serious legal traffic. Despite billing itself as the savior of New York City, the city's tax commission was quick to declare the e-hailing startup illegal. Now the state's attorney general and the Taxi and Limousine Commission have placed a temporary restraining order » 7/11/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Cleveland Cavs Owner Who Snagged LeBron Just Invested in Rap Genius

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert must have the hot hand. The Comic Sans-loving billionaire just won the dramatic toss up for LeBron James. Gilbert also boxed out other investors for a spot in a new round of funding for Rap Genius that is worth $40 million. Backing braggarts, it seems, is now an investment… » 7/11/14 4:26pm Today 4:26pm

No, Chicago Isn't an Actual War Zone

With over 80 people shot, the Fourth of July weekend was Chicago's bloodiest of the year, prompting some to suggest the National Guard be called in to patrol the troubled city. On Monday, "satire" site The News Nerd did them one better, publishing an article claiming military forces had already been deployed to… » 7/11/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

​Youth Not Wasted: Boyhood

The first time I saw Richard Linklater's Boyhood, it won me over within 30 minutes of its almost three-hour duration—around the time that Ethan Hawke shows up and gently subverts the deadbeat-dad role we've been set up to expect from him. His kids—the film's protagonist, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), and his sister… » 7/11/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm