Reports: Germanwings Captain Tried to Smash Into Locked Cockpit With Ax

The captain of Germanwings Flight 9525 used an ax in a desperate last-minute attempt to break into the doomed plane's locked cockpit, according to a report in German newspaper Bild and French TV station Métropole 6. » 3/27/15 6:35pm Yesterday 6:35pm

1988 Mom and Dad Bust 1988 Teen Party

Hiding at the bottom of Dave Holmes's (very entertaining) write-up of the March 23, 1988 pop charts is a link to an incredible document. It is titled "B-Rock Party." It is a home video, shot the night of June 28, 1988, of a party attended by some exquisitely 1988 suburban teenagers. At 1:36, a set of parents arrive… » 3/27/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Ellen Pao Loses on Every Count in Blockbuster Gender Discrimination Suit

Ellen Pao, the former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers junior partner who sued the high-powered Silicon Valley venture capital firm for gender discrimination after she was allegedly sexually harassed, targeted for revenge by a former lover, and passed over for a promotion, lost on each the suit's four counts Friday. » 3/27/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Amanda Knox's Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy's Highest Court

More than a year after she was found guilty of murdering her roommate, Amanda Knox's conviction was overturned by Italy's highest court. The former exchange student was convicted twice of killing Meredith Kercher; first in 2009 and, following a dismissal on appeals, in January 2014. » 3/27/15 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

A Train From 1836 Could Be Buried In Brooklyn Because Of Petty Politics

A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that. » 3/27/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

ISIS Didn't Invade Star Wars Set, Remains Committed to Earth Wars Only

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the Islamic State had taken over the real-life version of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. This is not accurate. ISIS fighters have not torn down the Mos Eisley Cantina and are not currently stomping through the historic streets where a young Jedi's destiny was… » 3/27/15 5:17pm Yesterday 5:17pm

AccuWeather Slams the NWS for Missing a Tornado AccuWeather Didn't Cover

The National Weather Service failed to issue a tornado warning in Moore, Oklahoma, when a preliminary EF-1 tornado made a mess of the town for the sixth time in as many years on Wednesday. AccuWeather wasted no time blasting the agency for its failure while trumpeting their own success in warning clients twelve… » 3/27/15 5:07pm Yesterday 5:07pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 61: Almond Butter Cookie Plotline REVEALED

Almost 9 weeks ago, former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari commenced miserable toil on her debut book, which she has chosen to call Balancing on Heels. At the time, she stated the tome would encompass "really just everything in my life." Today, we can finally reveal the first confirmed part of "everything." » 3/27/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Here Are Some Rare Photos of New York Times Heir A.G. Sulzberger

A tipster sent along the above photos of Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, the likely heir to his father’s job as publisher and head chairman of The New York Times, riding the subway sometime last year. The younger Sulzberger may be paid $153,910 per year (and the older, $6.8 million), but sometimes the MTA is more convenient… » 3/27/15 4:06pm Yesterday 4:06pm

Leaked Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide's Secret Spy Network

Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to… » 3/27/15 3:49pm Yesterday 3:49pm

The Insane Rumor About Why a Frat Was Suspended at Univ. of Houston

Ten days ago, the University of Houston suspended its Sigma Chi chapter after what the school's president called "disturbing allegations of hazing within the fraternity." Exactly how disturbing could that hazing have been? Well, the rumor going around campus suggests that Sigma Chi was treating its pledges in a… » 3/27/15 3:35pm Yesterday 3:35pm

Clorox Spox David Hasslehoff Recommends Topless Cleaning Service, Clorox

In a dark meeting of brands, David Hasselhoff agreed to an interview with Yahoo! about his forthcoming Vine ad campaign for Clorox (yes). The Hoff sees himself as the perfect fit for six-second advertisements for cleaning products, and allowing him to explain why and how was a mistake. » 3/27/15 3:24pm Yesterday 3:24pm

Fred Durst Says He's Not Robert, Looks Pretty Murdery Anyway

The overwhelming popularity of the HBO miniseries The Jinx has brought down shame on the Durst family name. Dursts everywhere, whether directly related to the NYC real estate family or not, have had to assert their independence from the alleged serial killer. The man most often confused for a murderer? Limp Bizkit… » 3/27/15 3:03pm Yesterday 3:03pm

NYU Urges Staffers to Help Pay Students' Outrageously Expensive Tuition

New York University, a Manhattan property development firm with a promising education wing, charges students a lot of money to attend. Undergraduate tuition, room, and board is currently estimated at $65,000 per year. What if a student wants to attend, but doesn't have the money? Who will pay? I don't know—the… » 3/27/15 2:58pm Yesterday 2:58pm

Don't Be A Statistic: Be Smarter About Protecting Your Passwords

It's embarrassing and a bit terrifying, but it's time to admit an Internet behavior that many are guilty of. Nobody is proud of it, but it's happening in staggering numbers: password laziness. Chances are your password choice is not enough to guard your most important financial information, your clients' documents, or… » 2/18/15 4:00pm 2/18/15 4:00pm