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 8 minutes ago

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

Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wages

Apple is now facing a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. The suit was originally filed on behalf of Genius Bar employees in 2009, alleging Apple denied workers their legally-required meal and rest breaks. Following years of litigation in California's Superior Court, the case was certified as a class action suit… » 7/22/14 6:44pm Yesterday 6:44pm

It's Time for England to Ask: Should Prince George Step Down?

Prince George, heir to the British throne, turned one human year old on Tuesday. An occasion for celebration, perhaps, and yet we find ourselves troubled: If one thing has become clear over the last year, it is that George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is far from ready to serve as the solemn figurehead of a… » 7/22/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Airbnb Finally Gets In the Game and Starts Poaching Politicos

You wouldn't guess it from the ubiquitous subway ads or astroturfing campaigns, but Airbnb's legislative efforts are a little behind the times. For example, the company spent "tens of millions" on a New York "advertising blitz" after a judge first ruled on a subpoena from the state attorney general. » 7/22/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Did We Finish Looking Into Those 1,700 Pentagon Child Porn Cases?

Inquiries into why Britain's Home Office mysteriously lost 100 files documenting allegations of an organized pedophile ring involving politicians seem to have stalled recently, with the panel's chair stepping down, due to a conflict of interest. Did America drop the ball on one these high-level child abuse cases too? » 7/22/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Old Man Throws Away His Canes And Dances, A Weary Internet Rejoices

It does not take Claude Lévi-Strauss to explain why the above video of an elderly man — perhaps Peruvian, but "facts" about viral videos seem generally to be moving targets so don't quote me on that — is being shared by distant relatives of yours and mine all over Facebook. We are smack in the middle of a week where… » 7/22/14 5:22pm Yesterday 5:22pm

Sarah Palin's Budding NASCAR Career Cut Short by Speeding Ticket

When you're Sarah Palin and you get clocked doing 63 in a 45, there are lots of good responses to give reporters: "It was dumb, won't do it again." "I was in a hurry, won't do it again." "Why do you think this is news? Won't do it again." But then, if you're Sarah Palin, you're gonna go another way. » 7/22/14 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Miley Cyrus Takes Three Days Off Internet, Fueling Death Rumors

If you're not on Instagram, do you even really exist? That's the existential dilemma Miley Cyrus fans wrestled with this weekend after the pop star took an almost 90-hour break from posting dirty feet pics and dildo reviews. The uncharacteristic social media silence seemed to confirm a laughably fake survey scam » 7/22/14 4:23pm Yesterday 4:23pm

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

It's Time for England to Ask: Should Prince George Step Down?

Prince George, heir to the British throne, turned one human year old on Tuesday. An occasion for celebration, perhaps, and yet we find ourselves troubled: If one thing has become clear over the last year, it is that George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is far from ready to serve as the solemn figurehead of a… » 7/22/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm