Two Women Escape Train, Death by Lying Between Tracks

Two women with an apparent death wish narrowly escaped an oncoming train crossing a bridge over Lake Lemon in Indiana earlier this month. The bridge too high up to jump from, the women had no choice but to lie down between the tracks. They survived, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis reports, with just nine inches… » 7/29/14 7:53pm Today 7:53pm

European Union, Obama Announce More Economic Sanctions Against Russia

After months of hesitation, the European Union announced that it will join the United States in its economic sanctions against Russia in response to the country's support of separatists in Ukraine. President Obama also promised today expanded sanctions by the U.S. that will "have an even bigger bite." » 7/29/14 6:33pm Today 6:33pm

Now the East Coast Has Its Own Predatory Parking App

San Francisco already fought off the scourge of predatory parking apps, successfully getting MonkeyParking and ParkModo to suspend their parking spot auctioning services. But the Street Parking Arbitrage Revolution is just gaining steam on the East Coast, and Bostonians are fucking pissed. » 7/29/14 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014

The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising. » 7/29/14 5:47pm Today 5:47pm

Woman Explains Why She Broke Into a House Through a Doggy Door, Naked

Nearly a year and a half ago, Sara Soto became mildly infamous as "the naked doggy door girl," arrested after breaking into a Texas home through a pet door and hiding in the bathroom (completely nude) until the homeowners found her. She just told her side of the story to MTV in possibly the most in-depth investigation… » 7/29/14 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

Dead Navy SEAL Who Said He Beat Jesse Ventura's Ass Now Owes Him $1.8M

Proving once again that he can do anything, former pro-wrestler, Minnesota governor and balding conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura won a defamation suit against a dead Navy SEAL Tuesday afternoon, and the dead Navy SEAL's estate now owes Jesse Ventura $1.845 million. » 7/29/14 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Is the Grilled Cheese Startup Silicon Valley's Most Elaborate Joke?

Three years ago, the powerhouse tech investors at Sequoia Capital announced they were putting $10 million into The Melt, a small chain of grilled cheese sandwich restaurants. Today, The Melt is not only still around, but somehow dumber than ever. » 7/29/14 5:09pm Today 5:09pm

Neuroscientist Arrested for Pointing Rifle at Women in Phoenix Airport

Respected neuroscientist Dr. Peter Steinmetz, MD, PhD, didn't really have any specific business at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix last Friday—he says he was just looking for some coffee. » 7/29/14 5:03pm Today 5:03pm

Flash Flooding Possible Across Much of the Southern Rockies This Week

Monsoon season is in full swing across parts of the western United States as areas from Nevada to Oklahoma — including most of the state of Colorado — are under a flash flood watch for the next couple of days. Parts of the region could see three to four inches of rain by the time the event is over on Wednesday. » 7/29/14 4:42pm Today 4:42pm

Like an Evil Witch, CIA Tortured Prisoners in Polish Forest

Europe's Court of Human Rights has decreed that Poland must pay a ransom of 230,000 euros for allowing the CIA to practice the dark art of tradecraft in the forests near Stare Kiejkuty. Many believe that Romania and Lithuania will also pay for allowing the agency to establish "Black Sites" in their realms. » 7/29/14 4:32pm Today 4:32pm

A Rich Treasury of Reality TV Worker Stories

Over the past few weeks, we've brought you several installments of true stories from the overworked, underpaid, and ill-treated employees who work at all levels in reality TV. We now offer you an absolute slew of new emails about the dark side of the "nonfiction" TV industry. » 7/29/14 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Woman Dresses 4-Year-Old Daughter as Hooters Waitress for Beauty

"Some people may say it's controversial, especially the theme I've chosen, but at the end of the day, little girls wear swimming costumes to the beach all summer, and that's not a controlled environment. The environment my kids go in is a controlled environment and it is ticket-entry only," explains 33-year-old… » 7/29/14 3:49pm Today 3:49pm