Chemical Company Owners Could Get Prison Time in Elk River Toxic Spill

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 19 minutes ago

"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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 5:35pm

What Are These Strange, Beautiful Clouds Over Tunisia?

A gorgeous picture of a sunset painting brilliant colors over dramatic spirals in a wavy deck of clouds is making the rounds on social media this afternoon. The picture—purportedly taken in Tunisia—is so spectacular that it almost looks photoshopped. Here's an explanation for how these incredible clouds formed. » 12/17/14 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro Ruins Christmas

American icon A Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro was the most popular guest at a debauched wedding earlier this year, and now guess who's coming to Christmas? That's correct, it is A Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro. Deck the halls with mounds of vomit. » 12/17/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Angelina's Cleopatra Catastrophe: The Other Side of Sony's Jobs Disaster

Among the biggest stories coming from Sony's hacking crisis, the botched attempt to make a Steve Jobs movie stands out, revealing an ugly relationship between top Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. We've now found emails that tell the other side of the story. » 12/17/14 4:28pm Today 4:28pm

Judge: S.C. Erred in Convicting, Executing Black 14-Year-Old in 1944

George Stinney Jr., 14, pictured above, was the youngest person put to death in the United States in the 20th century. But a judge in South Carolina voided his conviction Wednesday, saying the youth didn't get a fair trial when he was convicted of killing two white girls in the Jim Crow South. » 12/17/14 4:11pm Today 4:11pm

This Week in Tabloids: Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Super Sexy Love

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which a goat wearing novelty sunglasses climbs to the top of the Empire State Building and whispers "CELEBRITY" before plummeting down to the ground. This week, Miley Cyrus made her wedding rings out of rolling papers; Kendall Jenner is getting ready to play The Most Dangerous Game;… » 12/17/14 4:07pm Today 4:07pm

This Cop Could Not Have Made a Stupider Fucking T-Shirt

"I can't breathe," the last words Eric Garner spoke before he died of an NYPD-delivered chokehold, have been adopted as a powerful statement against police brutality and institutional racism. But one cop/uniform company owner prefers a different slogan, one that reassures you you'll be able to keep breathing as long… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Report: The Obama Administration Is Corrupt as Fuck

Today the New York Times published an incredible, and incredibly detailed, account of unrestrained favor-trading within the Obama administration. In a nut: The president’s cabinet, including the State Department under Hillary Clinton, suspended travel bans placed on certain Ecuadorian nationals who committed fraud… » 12/17/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Kennedys Break Silence Re: Miley Cyrus Banging Patrick Schwarzenegger

We finally have an official decree from America's royal family on the matter of one Miley Cyrus dating and partying at Art Basel with 21-year-old sort-of Kennedy Patrick Schwarzenegger. The formal word came from Rory Kennedy, daughter of the late Bobby Kennedy and first cousin of Patrick's mother, Maria Shriver. » 12/17/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

Guess How Much Pizza Jennifer Lawrence Ordered

Jennifer Lawrence loves pizza, I bet. She seems like the type: chill, fun, etc. But how much pizza did she order one time recently, while she was hanging out with a purported new beau as, I can only guess, someone looked on from the bushes in order to report the event to the Daily News? If you had to guess? » 12/17/14 3:12pm Today 3:12pm

Angelina's Cleopatra Catastrophe: The Other Side of Sony's Jobs Disaster

Among the biggest stories coming from Sony's hacking crisis, the botched attempt to make a Steve Jobs movie stands out, revealing an ugly relationship between top Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. We've now found emails that tell the other side of the story. » 12/17/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Make it Your New Year's Resolution to Win a $150 Gift Card

As great as you feel about your plan to hit the gym in January, are you going to be so enthusiastic when you're staring down the business end of a treadmill? No. So, this year, why not resolve to do something easy instead? Something that will actually improve your life without causing you to break a sweat? For… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm