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Sheriff: Man Fatally Shot by Police With Arms Raised Held "Something" in His Hand

According to a Texas sheriff, investigators are reviewing a second video of a San Antonio man who was shot and killed by police while appearing to surrender on Friday, one that shows what they believe to be a knife in his hand. »9/02/15 8:00pm46 minutes ago

15 Common English Words That You Probably Didn't Know Were Still Trademarked

The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use—like escalator, thermos, and aspirin. And sometimes words live in limbo: still trademarked, but used all the time as generic terms. Here… »9/02/15 4:11pmToday 4:11pm

Why Is the Guardian Lying About the Pope’s Trees?

The Guardian today, picking up on a paper in Nature, reports that scientists have calculated that there are more than “3tn” trees on Earth. The “3tn” means three trillion. What does “trillion” mean in British English? Did they give up on that “billion”-means-“trillion”/“trillion”-means-“quintillion” nonsense yet? … »9/02/15 2:55pmToday 2:55pm

This Week In Tabloids: Christine Ouzounian Leaves Her Pregnancy Tests Everywhere

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we get a text message from our best friend Jennifer Aniston that says, “:-\ Justin and I r getting a divorce,” sigh, roll our eyes, respond, “Awww bb want me to come over?” to which she responds, “sure, but i’m fine alone,” sigh again, roll our eyes again, hop in the car and head over… »9/02/15 2:44pmToday 2:44pm

The New York Times Is Suddenly No Longer Above Reading Someone's Hacked Emails

When hackers dumped an unfathomably large trove of internal materials from Sony Pictures on the internet last December, it created a feeding frenzy among reporters—unless you worked at the New York Times, which took a moral stance against touching stolen goods. Today, the Times has a big story explicitly based on… »9/02/15 2:30pmToday 2:30pm

Today's Best Deals: Cheaper Shoes, Nest Closeout, Bike Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/02/15 2:15pmToday 2:15pm

Baltimore Judge Refuses to Drop Charges Against Freddie Gray Cops

Wednesday morning, Judge Barry Williams refused to drop the charges against the six Baltimore police officers accused of being responsible for Freddie Gray’s death. Williams also denied a motion to recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby from the case.
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Surprise Military Reunions At NFL Games Reach Peak Bullshit

During last weekend’s preseason St. Louis Rams game, a familiar ritual played out: With a stadium full of fans and a television audience watching, Rams cheerleader Candace Ruocco Valentine was surprised by the arrival of her husband August Valentine, a Marine Corps first lieutenant, who had just returned home from… »9/02/15 12:05pmToday 12:05pm

Vroom Vroom: California Uber Drivers Can Proceed With Their Class Action

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the California Uber drivers suing the company for employee benefits can proceed with their lawsuit as a class action. District Court Judge Edward Chen certified a class of plaintiffs that includes “all UberBlack, UberX, and UberSUV drivers who have driven for Uber in the state of… »9/02/15 11:55amToday 11:55am

Was Banning Tyler, the Creator, the Victory International Feminism Needed?

On Sunday, August 23, Tyler, the Creator, was riding through France on the nicest tour bus he’d ever rented—a giant TV screen, a circle couch, extra beds—and heading towards the end of what was meant to be a month-long tour of Europe, reveling in the amenities his hard work had afforded him. The 24-year-old Los… »9/02/15 11:34amToday 11:34am