Cool Pope Celebrates Birthday by Buying Homeless People Sleeping Bags 

Wednesday was the Cool Pope's 78th birthday. What do you think he did to celebrate? Get a few strippers? Eat a pile of molly? Cry to himself silently over a bottle of Grappa about a life lived unfulfilled? No. He bought homeless Romans 400 sleeping bags. » 12/18/14 11:25am 5 minutes ago

This Raw Video From A Turbulent Flight Is Absolutely Terrifying

Most of us are lucky enough to be able to say they've never flown through severe turbulence. It's the kind of seat-soiling, skull crashing ride that you will never forget in your lifetime. One passenger on American Airlines caught their ordeal on video Tuesday, when turbulence injured several passengers. » 12/18/14 11:13am 16 minutes ago

A Gift Guide for the Recently Divorced Dad

What's that you say? Half of all marriages don't end in divorce, as has long been asserted? Divorces are, in fact, declining? No, I really did not need you to tell me that. What I could use, aside from some sympathy and a decoder ring for this parenting plan, are a few new things. » 12/18/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Stephen Collins on Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls: "I'm a Flawed Person"

In addition to confessing in People that he has had "inappropriate sexual conduct" with three underage girls in the past, Stephen Collins explained himself to Katie Couric in a 20/20 episode that will air Friday. "I'm a flawed person," he says in the interview, before invoking Jesus. » 12/18/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

Chemical Company Owners Could Get Prison Time For Poisoning Town's Water

The owners and operators of a chemical company that dumped 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into a West Virginia river last year are one step closer to facing a judge and jury of their very unhappy peers. » 12/17/14 9:50pm Yesterday 9:50pm

"Someone killed 12 people and shot another 70 people at the opening night of Batman: The Dark Knight. They kept that movie in the theaters. You issue an anonymous cyber threat that you did not have the capability to carry out? We pulled a movie from 18,000 theaters," cybersecurity expert Peter W. Singer says of Sony's » 12/17/14 9:09pm Yesterday 9:09pm

Reports: U.S. Officials Link North Korea to Sony Hacks

U.S. officials have confirmed that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the Sony hack, according to reports in the New York Times, CNN, CBS News, and NBC News. The confirmation comes just hours after Sony canceled the release of The Interview, the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy rumored to have triggered the… » 12/17/14 6:36pm Yesterday 6:36pm

Wednesday Night TV Didn't Plan to See That Shitty-Looking Movie Anyway

Tonight's television offers some big reality finales, a few Christmas specials, and more than your fair share of murders by the victims' loved ones. Not a lot of scripted, although genre dramas have some big moments coming and I guess if you like netlet off-brand sitcoms you're taken care of. » 12/17/14 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

Rikers Guard Found Guilty of Civil Rights Charge in Inmate Poison Death

Terrence Pendergrass, a former Rikers Island captain who allegedly refused to help a dying mentally ill inmate who had eaten a toxic ball of cleaning powder, was found guilty of a federal civil rights charge today. As the New York Times notes, Pendergrass is the first Rikers official to be charged for a civil rights… » 12/17/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm