NYC Dept. of Buildings: Leave Your Shitty Loft Now

The McKibbin Lofts, long a home (squat?) to the many artists, musicians, and vagrants who tumble through the crazy ol' Big Apple, has been issued a partial vacate order, slapped coldly on its front door by the Department of Buildings last Friday. » 7/23/14 11:09am A minute ago

No One Seems to Know Where Casey Kasem's Body Is

The body of legendary radio host (and voice of Scooby-Doo's Shaggy) Casey Kasem, reported missing last week from a Tacoma, Wash. funeral home, still hasn't been found. Kasem's corpse was reportedly located at another funeral home in Montreal on Monday, but that facility now denies having it. » 7/23/14 11:00am 10 minutes ago

Coroner Rules Peaches Geldof's Death a Heroin Overdose

Coroners have ruled that Peaches Geldof, who was found dead at age 25 in April, died from a heroin overdose. The actress, singer, and daughter of Irish icon Bob Geldof had been taking methadone for two and a half years prior to her death, according to the BBC. » 7/23/14 10:26am 44 minutes ago

Dwayne Johnson Tells the Story Behind That '90s Throwback Photo

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, famous patriot and good buddy, caused a stir on Instagram last week with a 1996 photo where he rocked the classic(?) turtleneck-and-chain look, accessorizing with both a belt and a fanny pack. No explanation, just pure, uncut '90s Rock. » 7/23/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

Man Dies on Beach After Sand Tunnel Collapses, Burying Him Alive

Adam Pye, 26, was killed at a Bay Area beach in California on Monday after a 10-foot-deep hole he was digging collapsed on him. At least 30 people—including emergency personnel and bystanders—tried to dig him out, but in the end he was buried for 35 minutes. He was pronounced dead on the scene. » 7/23/14 9:11am Today 9:11am

NYPD Chokehold Cop Had Two Previous Civil Suits Filed Against Him

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who can be seen wrapping his arm around Eric Garner's neck before the Staten Island man's death in a video that went viral last week, has been the target of two previous civil rights lawsuits, the Staten Island Advance reports. » 7/23/14 8:25am Today 8:25am

Report: Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down Near MH17 Crash Site

Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Wednesday morning that two Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down in the country's east, where pro-Russian rebels have taken control. The jets reportedly crashed just miles from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last week. » 7/23/14 8:14am Today 8:14am

Ted Cruz is Upset True Blood Made Fun of Him

True Blood, a television show about Anna Paquin and her husband, has offended former Canadian and current Texas Senator Ted Cruz. This past Sunday's episode, "Lost Cause," depicted a fictional fundraiser held in Cruz's honor at the (real) George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. In keeping with the show's seven… » 7/22/14 8:56pm Yesterday 8:56pm

Governor of Jakarta Elected President of Indonesia

After a tight, contentious race, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected Indonesia's seventh president with 53.15 percent of 130 million estimated votes. "This victory is a victory for all the people of Indonesia," Widodo, a former furniture businessman, told his supporters in Jakarta, Tuesday. Widodo is… » 7/22/14 7:59pm Yesterday 7:59pm

Summer Hybrids That'll Put Jorts to Shame

Bringing together two great things to create a third, greater thing is not only a solid source of summer fun, it's the origin of many a seasonal staple. Take, for instance, the Arnold Palmer (lemonade + iced tea), or parasailing (parachuting + boating), or hats with tiny, battery-powered fans on the brim (hats +… » 7/22/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm