Dwayne Johnson Tells the Story Behind That '90s Throwback Photo

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, famous patriot and good buddy, caused a stir on Instagram last week with a 1996 photo where he rocked the classic(?) turtleneck-and-chain look, accessorizing with both a belt and a fanny pack. No explanation, just pure, uncut '90s Rock. » 7/23/14 9:40am 6 minutes ago

Man Dies on Beach After Sand Tunnel Collapses, Burying Him Alive

Adam Pye, 26, was killed at a Bay Area beach in California on Monday after a 10-foot-deep hole he was digging collapsed on him. At least 30 people—including emergency personnel and bystanders—tried to dig him out, but in the end he was buried for 35 minutes. He was pronounced dead on the scene. » 7/23/14 9:11am 35 minutes ago

NYPD Chokehold Cop Had Two Previous Civil Suits Filed Against Him

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who can be seen wrapping his arm around Eric Garner's neck before the Staten Island man's death in a video that went viral last week, has been the target of two previous civil rights lawsuits, the Staten Island Advance reports. » 7/23/14 8:25am Today 8:25am

Report: Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Near MH17 Crash Site

Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Wednesday morning that two Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down in the country's east, where pro-Russian rebels have taken control. The jets reportedly crashed just miles from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last week. » 7/23/14 8:14am Today 8:14am

Ted Cruz is Upset True Blood Made Fun of Him

True Blood, a television show about Anna Paquin and her husband, has offended former Canadian and current Texas Senator Ted Cruz. This past Sunday's episode, "Lost Cause," depicted a fictional fundraiser held in Cruz's honor at the (real) George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. In keeping with the show's seven… » 7/22/14 8:56pm Yesterday 8:56pm

Governor of Jakarta Elected President of Indonesia

After a tight, contentious race, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected Indonesia's seventh president with 53.15 percent of 130 million estimated votes. "This victory is a victory for all the people of Indonesia," Widodo, a former furniture businessman, told his supporters in Jakarta, Tuesday. Widodo is… » 7/22/14 7:59pm Yesterday 7:59pm

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wages

Apple is now facing a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. The suit was originally filed on behalf of Genius Bar employees in 2009, alleging Apple denied workers their legally-required meal and rest breaks. Following years of litigation in California's Superior Court, the case was certified as a class action suit… » 7/22/14 6:44pm Yesterday 6:44pm

It's Time for England to Ask: Should Prince George Step Down?

Prince George, heir to the British throne, turned one human year old on Tuesday. An occasion for celebration, perhaps, and yet we find ourselves troubled: If one thing has become clear over the last year, it is that George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is far from ready to serve as the solemn figurehead of a… » 7/22/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Airbnb Finally Gets In the Game and Starts Poaching Politicos

You wouldn't guess it from the ubiquitous subway ads or astroturfing campaigns, but Airbnb's legislative efforts are a little behind the times. For example, the company spent "tens of millions" on a New York "advertising blitz" after a judge first ruled on a subpoena from the state attorney general. » 7/22/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Did We Finish Looking Into Those 1,700 Pentagon Child Porn Cases?

Inquiries into why Britain's Home Office mysteriously lost 100 files documenting allegations of an organized pedophile ring involving politicians seem to have stalled recently, with the panel's chair stepping down, due to a conflict of interest. Did America drop the ball on one these high-level child abuse cases too? » 7/22/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Old Man Throws Away His Canes And Dances, A Weary Internet Rejoices

It does not take Claude Lévi-Strauss to explain why the above video of an elderly man — perhaps Peruvian, but "facts" about viral videos seem generally to be moving targets so don't quote me on that — is being shared by distant relatives of yours and mine all over Facebook. We are smack in the middle of a week where… » 7/22/14 5:22pm Yesterday 5:22pm

Summer Hybrids That'll Put Jorts to Shame

Bringing together two great things to create a third, greater thing is not only a solid source of summer fun, it's the origin of many a seasonal staple. Take, for instance, the Arnold Palmer (lemonade + iced tea), or parasailing (parachuting + boating), or hats with tiny, battery-powered fans on the brim (hats +… » 7/22/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm