One Person Rushed to Hospital in Reported Shooting at Louisville HS

One person has been taken to the hospital after reported gunshots erupted at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ken. Just before 2 p.m. local time, students walked out of the building single-file with their hands clasped over the heads. The elementary school next door has been placed on lockdown, WAVE reports. » 9/30/14 2:23pm 10 minutes ago

White House Intruder Was Only Tackled Thanks to an Off-Duty Agent

The Secret Service agent who eventually stopped Omar Jose Gonzalez, the man arrested earlier this month for running into the East Room of the White House with a knife, was off-duty and just happened to be leaving the building as Gonzalez was running through the building, the Washington Post reports. » 9/30/14 2:16pm 17 minutes ago

What Were Those Horrifying Death Clouds Over NYC This Morning?

Social media lit up around 7:30 this morning with hundreds of pictures of an incredibly dramatic sky over New York City, with layers of dark, intense clouds swirling over Manhattan. Clouds this ominous usually signal the approach of a horrible storm or Tammy Swanson. What kind of clouds were they? » 9/30/14 2:00pm 32 minutes ago

Rikers Guards Who Hogtied, Beat Mentally Ill Man May Actually Be Fired

The guards at Rikers Island are notoriously violent toward inmates—especially mentally ill ones—and it's relatively rare that even documented beatings result in punishment for those responsible. That's why it's a surprising, encouraging development that a judge recommended the termination of six employees this week. » 9/30/14 1:47pm 46 minutes ago

Darren Wilson No-Show Threatens to Derail Year-Old Drug Bust

In February 2013—over a year before he killed Michael Brown—Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson arrested Christopher A. Brooks for marijuana possession, a case for which he was given an official commendation. Unsurprisingly, at a preliminary court hearing in Brooks' case yesterday, Wilson was a no-show. » 9/30/14 1:38pm 55 minutes ago

Uber Used Private Location Data for Party Amusement

The reasons to dislike Uber are as large and numerous as its paper valuation, but they all revolve around one central free market conceit: Uber never hides its contempt for you. The latest example comes from venture capitalist Peter Sims, whose ride was tracked to entertain guests at an Uber party. » 9/30/14 1:29pm Today 1:29pm

Epidemics Are Not Natural

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Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why. » 9/30/14 12:58pm Today 12:58pm

Aretha Franklin Annihilated Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on Letterman

Audio of the purse-carrying gift from heaven Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" (with a twist of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") made the rounds on the internet yesterday. Later, she tore the roof off David Letterman's studio when she performed the medley on the Late Show (it's the first… » 9/30/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

America's Ugliest Accent: Scranton vs. NOLA; Tallahassee vs. Minneapolis

Welcome to another edition of America's Ugliest Accent, where we as a country gather together to determine which of us in this great nation of disgusting vocal squalor has the least listenable accent. Every day this week, Round One of the Tournament, we'll be presenting two face-offs between cities. You, humble… » 9/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

School Says Horny Teens Can't Focus If Girls Wear Jeggings

A North Dakota high school has banned female students from wearing leggings, jeggings, or tight jeans, citing concerns that such attire can be distracting to their male classmates, and also makes girls look too much like a pre-bathtub-scene Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. » 9/30/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

Oozing Nine-Pound Hairball Removed From Teen's Stomach

Earlier this month, doctors reportedly performed life-saving surgery to remove a nine-pound hairball from an 18-year-old girl's stomach. The huge hairball was apparently the result of the teen compulsively eating bits of her own hair and wool chunks from a carpet. Fair warning: Pictures of the bloody hunk of hair and… » 9/30/14 11:15am Today 11:15am

Cop Indicted in Killing of Black Man Parked in His Own Driveway

Last week, Levar Jones, an unarmed black man, was shot by a South Carolina police officer during a routine traffic stop. Fortunately, Jones survived the encounter. In February, however, Ernest Satterwhite, another unarmed black man who encountered a similarly trigger-happy S.C. cop, wasn't so lucky— the cop shot and… » 9/30/14 11:08am Today 11:08am

Pastor's Son Denies Gwen Stefani His Delicious Package on The Voice

John Martin is a 25-year old pastor's son, forklift operator, skilled whistler, and rather attractive human. And in a three-way bidding war, he is ogled outwardly by Blake and subliminally by Gwen, who gets very descriptive in explaining why she wants him on her team. » 9/30/14 10:53am Today 10:53am

Amanda Bynes on Adderall, Likely Extremely Focused During Arrest: Report

Amanda Bynes was having a relatively quiet 2014 until yesterday, when she was arrested for driving under the influence of a "controlled substance." Today, TMZ reports that the substance was a stimulant: Adderall. She may have also been smoking weed. » 9/30/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

America's Ugliest Accent: Scranton vs. NOLA; Tallahassee vs. Minneapolis

Welcome to another edition of America's Ugliest Accent, where we as a country gather together to determine which of us in this great nation of disgusting vocal squalor has the least listenable accent. Every day this week, Round One of the Tournament, we'll be presenting two face-offs between cities. You, humble… » 9/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm