Survivors: Boko Haram Stoned Girls on Brink of Rescue to Death

Earlier this week, as the Nigerian military approached their camp in the Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death, survivors told the Associated Press. Several women were crushed by a Nigerian military armored car, and, later, three were killed by a land mine as they walked to freedom. » 5/03/15 12:43pm 17 minutes ago

Floyd Mayweather Is A Coward

I should have known better. I should have known that the fight would suck. I have lived long enough to know that the whole point of spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match is so you can complain about spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match. There were people back in the day who used to bitch about Mike… » 5/03/15 12:03pm 56 minutes ago

Report: Cop Dismissed Freddie Gray's Pleas for Help as "Jailitis"

During the 45-minute ride in a police van that killed Freddie Gray, an officer mocked the 25-year-old’s requests for medical attention as a case of “jailitis,” a new report from The Baltimore Sun reveals. » 5/03/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Time Warner Cable Had a 12-Hour Wait for Customer Support on Fight Night

If you were hoping to watch the matchup between horrible man Floyd Mayweather and the less horrible Manny Pacquiao, it’s possible you had some trouble with your cable provider tonight. And if you were a Time Warner subscriber, customer support would get around to you sometime the morning after the fight. » 5/03/15 2:45am Today 2:45am

Councilman Pees While Wearing Hot Mic, Totally Doesn't Wash Hands

In a (presumably unintentional) tribute to HBO’s The Jinx, a city councilman in Georgetown, Texas recently took a bathroom break while wearing a live microphone. Unlike Jinx star Robert Durst, however, the councilman did not seemingly confess to several murders and just peed instead, to the obvious delight of the… » 5/02/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Iowa Declares State of Emergency As Bird Flu Outbreak Spreads

Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency for Iowa on Friday, citing risks from the rapidly spreading bird flu outbreak, Reuters reports. The announcement was made after officials identified the virus’ presence at four new poultry farms. Iowa is the third state to declare a state of emergency, after… » 5/02/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Black Women In Missouri 'Wonder' If Their Babies Were Stolen 

In April a viral video showed 50-year-old Melanie Gilmore reunited with her birth mother, 76-year-old Zella Jackson Price. The video, featured by nearly every news organization, showed an emotional reunion between Gilmore, who is deaf, and Price who believed her child had died immediately after birth. But now it looks… » 5/02/15 3:11pm Yesterday 3:11pm

Floyd Mayweather Bans Michelle Beadle, Rachel Nichols From Covering Bout

In the past year, Michelle Beadle has emerged as one of the most important and independent voices at ESPN. When First Take’s Stephen A. Smith suggested that battered women were guilty of provoking their assailants, it was Beadle who offered the most eloquent and vocal denunciation of Smith’s comments. A relative… » 5/02/15 1:12pm Yesterday 1:12pm

An Open Letter to My White Grandfather

I’ve started this letter five times and deleted it five times. Even though we’ve never met I’ve known you all my life. I learned you existed from a letter addressed to someone else. A few months ago, my mom told me you wanted to meet me along with my wife and son. I was surprised. I hear we have some things in common.… » 5/02/15 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm