Clueless Man Claims Territory in North Sudan to Make Daughter Princess

A story ran in the Washington Post yesterday that is equal parts cringeworthy and baffling. A Virginia man, out of the desire to prove to his children that he'd "go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true," claimed land along the Sudanese border to fulfill his daughter's wish to become a… » 7/13/14 11:34am Today 11:34am

UN Security Council Unanimously Calls for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

The 15-member U.N. Security Council announced in a press release on Friday that it's unanimously calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Over 130 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the Israeli offensive began on Tuesday. » 7/12/14 3:32pm Yesterday 3:32pm

WeatherNation Hires Meteorologist Fired for Defending Her Natural Hair

In 2012, meteorologist Rhonda Lee made national headlines after she was fired from her job at a television station in Louisiana for defending herself on Facebook against racist comments about Lee sporting her natural hair. Yesterday, she announced that WeatherNation hired her as an on-air meteorologist. » 7/12/14 2:29pm Yesterday 2:29pm

Singapore National Libraries to Destroy "Gay-Themed" Books

After Singapore national libraries labeled a children's book about two male penguins who raise a baby chick "inappropriate," the conservative information minister, Yaacob Ibrahim, has vowed to ban "gay-themed" books in national libraries and destroy any remaining copies of books that encourage "non-traditional" family… » 7/12/14 12:45pm Yesterday 12:45pm

Wreckage of the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship To Finally Be Cleared

The Costa Concordia cruise ship, which crashed off the coast of Italy's Giglio Island in January of 2012, killing 32, has been slowly breaking down in the water for over two years. Authorities announced that they will begin to clear away the wreckage as early as Monday. » 7/12/14 11:35am Yesterday 11:35am

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart After Deadly Crash

After a truck driver for Walmart crashed into his limousine van last month, killing one and injuring several others, Tracy Morgan has announced via a rep that he is suing Walmart for damages. The suit alleges that the company was negligent for allowing their truck driver to drive 700 miles without sleeping for 24… » 7/12/14 10:30am Yesterday 10:30am

Female Yahoo Exec Sued By a Female Employee for Sexual Harassment

Maria Zhang, a top executive at Yahoo, is being sued for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint was filed today by Nan Shi, an engineer supervised by Zhang, and names Yahoo as a defendant. » 7/11/14 8:21pm Friday 8:21pm

LeBron James Tells The Sports World Exactly What It Wants To Hear

Shortly after LeBron James announced via Sports Illustrated that he was heading back to Cleveland, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski fired off this tweet, which, given the stature of his pronouncements at times like this, had the general air of a collective verdict: » 7/11/14 7:01pm Friday 7:01pm