John Oliver Wants to Know: How Is Miss America Still a Thing?

The annual, televised Miss America Pageant is perhaps best known as a bizarre, voyeuristic, occasionally hilarious sideshow to what purports to be a philanthropic cause—Miss America has long claimed to be the "largest provider of scholarships to women." Turns out, that's mostly true and dizzyingly complicated. "And… » 9/22/14 10:17am 6 minutes ago

Teen Girl Dies After Being Taken From Rutgers Frat House "In Distress"

Police are investigating the death of 19-year-old Rutgers University student Caitlyn Kovacs, who was pronounced dead in the hospital less than 20 minutes after friends carried her out of a frat house "in distress" at 3 a.m. on Sunday. The hospital thinks her death "may have been alcohol-related." » 9/22/14 10:10am 13 minutes ago

"Fuck It, I Quit": Cannabis Club-Owning Reporter Quits On Air

If you're going to leave your TV gig for a life toiling at marijuana legalization, do it with some panache. At the end of a segment on a cannabis club last night, Alaskan news reporter Charlo Greene revealed herself as the club's owner and availed herself of any journalistic conflict of interest with four words: "Fuck… » 9/22/14 9:42am 41 minutes ago

​New Fall TV: Should I Watch Gotham?

The Batman-sans-Batman show airs on Fox, Mondays at 8/7c., starting tonight. If you like Ryan from The OC, which of course you do, and you'd like something pitched down the middle between Dark Knight's self-importance and the silliness of the '90s Batman films, this might be just the ticket. On the other hand it is … » 9/22/14 9:33am 50 minutes ago

Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Missing UVA Student Case

Charlottesville, Va. police issued an arrest warrant for Jesse L. "L.J." Matthew Sunday evening on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Matthew was observed on security camera footage with 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham the night she went missing. "I believe Jesse Matthew was the last… » 9/22/14 8:16am Today 8:16am

Hundreds of Colorado Vets Got Free Weed This Weekend

Over the weekend, hundreds of Denver-area veterans received a total of $60,000 worth of free marijuana and marijuana-infused products at a giveaway hosted a group called Operation Grow4Vets, whose mission, according to their website, is to offer vets an alternative method for managing their PTSD and other ailments. » 9/21/14 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Cops Find Rifle Connected to Rogue PA Police Barracks Shooting Suspect

It's been nine days since alleged gunman Eric Frein opened fire at a Pennsylvania police barracks, killing one officer and injuring another, and police have yet to discover his whereabouts. On Sunday, police conducting the search announced they'd discovered a rifle Frein had abandoned in the woods. » 9/21/14 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

Leo DiCaprio, Sting, Mark Ruffalo March in NYC People's Climate March

Today's worldwide People's Climate March is off to an exciting start as over 100,000 people are expected to flood the streets of New York City, alongside many thousands of others in London, Melbourne, and other cities around the globe. » 9/21/14 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

Police: U.S. Man Confesses to Murdering Girlfriend's Mother in Bali

Tommy Schaefer, a 21-year-old American who was on vacation with his girlfriend and mother in Bali, has confessed to the murder of 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was discovered stuffed in a bloody suitcase by a local taxi driver on August 13, police say. » 9/21/14 11:35am Yesterday 11:35am

Rihanna, Amber Heard Nudes Are the Latest in Second Wave of Leaked Pics

A few hours after several new stolen celebrity nudes were posted to Reddit yesterday, new items from an apparently extensive collection of hacked celebrity photos started to pop up—including photos allegedly of Gabrielle Union, Kate Bosworth, Hayden Panetierre, and Lake Bell, and private videos said to feature Aubrey… » 9/21/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am