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

North Korea Says It Has Arrested a South Korean NYU Student

North Korea announced on Saturday that it had arrested a South Korean student for allegedly attempting to illegally enter the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The prisoner, according to state media, is Joo Won-moon—a 21-year-old permanent resident of the United States and New York University student. » 5/02/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Human Girl

Of all the babies that were born on Saturday—and there were several—one of the babies was a royal baby, which, as these things go, is a pretty good kind of baby to be. This particular royal baby was born to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and is a girl. » 5/02/15 9:25am Yesterday 9:25am