These On-Air Bloopers Were the Only Good News That Happened in 2014

It's a fact that there was no good news in 2014. But some funny things did happen on the news. This video, described by Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read as "p good," compiles this year's best news bloopers—including a local news team's terrified reaction to an earthquake and a reporter getting beaned in the head by a… » 12/28/14 11:55pm Yesterday 11:55pm

Facebook Sorry for Making Users Relive Hellish Year With Year in Review 

Facebook now admits that forcing people to revisit their most Liked and commented upon photos and statuses from the past year might not have been the best idea. This week, the product manager for the social media company's "Year in Review" app apologized to Eric Meyer, whose six-year-old daughter died of brain cancer… » 12/28/14 10:25pm Yesterday 10:25pm

The Interview Makes $15M Working From the Computer With One Weird Trick

Despite the disastrous mishandling of its release, The Interview has managed to gross more than $15 million in online sales in four days, plus nearly $3 million more in theaters. Sony claims the film was "rented or purchased online more than 2 million times" between Wednesday and Saturday, making it one of the most… » 12/28/14 8:49pm Yesterday 8:49pm

Grieving Family Rescues Stolen Hearse Bearing Departed Relative's Body

A South Los Angeles family stopped a man from making off with their dead relative's body, which was still in the back of the hearse he had stolen from outside the church where services were to take place yesterday morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. » 12/28/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

CNN Analyst Says Terrorism Happens When It's Nice Out

Mary Schiavo, a CNN Aviation Analyst reporting on missing AirAsia Flight 8501, believes that terrorists are not to blame, because terrorists prefer nice weather, and the weather was bad when Flight 8501 disappeared. » 12/28/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Banned under the previous STARTII treaty, but not excluded in 2011's New START treaty, Russia is pulling from its Soviet strategic playbook and reviving the intercontinental ballistic missile toting, hiding in plain sight, 'Nuke Train' concept. » 12/28/14 1:33pm Yesterday 1:33pm

Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind

When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his "frustration and outrage" at the city's peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: "The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for all… » 12/28/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Absent Californians Pay $40.7 Million in Cash for Empty NYC Apartment

A full-floor penthouse on the 23rd floor of the Walker Tower, a converted Art Deco skyscraper in Chelsea, sold for $40,730,000, the New York Times reports. The buyers are from California and will use the apartment as a pied-à-terre. They paid all-cash. » 12/28/14 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Report: Cosby Hired Investigators to Discredit Rape Accusers

According to the New York Post, Bill Cosby has hired multiple private investigators to "dig up dirt" on his accusers, paying "six-figure fees" for information that might undermine their allegations. » 12/28/14 11:20am Yesterday 11:20am

AirAsia Plane Carrying 155 Passengers Missing Over Java Sea

The flight carrier AirAsia has confirmed that a passenger jet carrying 155 passengers and 7 crew members went missing on Sunday morning amidst heavy storms over the Java Sea. Originating in Surabaya, Indonesia, flight number QZ8501 was en route to Singapore when it ceased communication with air traffic controllers… » 12/28/14 12:37am Yesterday 12:37am

High School Bans "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts at Basketball Tournament

Both boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams from a Northern California high school were disinvited from a tournament because of concerns that players would wear "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts during warm-ups, the Associated Press reports. » 12/27/14 3:15pm Saturday 3:15pm