NRA Secretly Backs Group Aiming To Save Elephants Now, Kill Them Later

A couple of weeks ago, a group called the Elephant Protection Association (EPA) sent an email to a Maryland woman with elephant-hugging tendencies after she'd registered for membership online. There was an important measure coming before the General Assembly in Annapolis, HB713, which would restrict the sale of… » 3/03/15 6:06pm 2 minutes ago

Source: Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts at State Dept.

Hillary Clinton is defending her use of a private email address, hosted at, to conduct official State Department business by claiming that her emails were captured by official accounts that other agency employees were instructed to use to contact her. But according to a knowledgeable… » 3/03/15 5:43pm 26 minutes ago

Teachers Who Allegedly Fucked Students Now Accused of Giving Them Coke

The two suburban Los Angeles high school teachers, who allegedly had an alcohol-fueled sexy beach party with 5 male students, are facing additional charges this week. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, were arrested last month for giving the underage students alcohol; prosecutors now say they had sex with… » 3/03/15 5:30pm 39 minutes ago

These Incredibly Photorealistic CG Images Are Actually Plain Old Photos

Through their Tumblr HyperrealCG, artists David O'Reilly and Kim Laughton have duped a handful of media outlets with an irresistible premise: computer-generated images that are so precise, so finely detailed, that they are totally indistinguishable from works of photography. Because that's exactly what they are. » 3/03/15 4:58pm Today 4:58pm

Scottish Teacher Fired For Telling Kid, "Shut Up, I Shagged Your Maw"

A technology teacher in Scotland has been "struck off" (read: fired) from his job at Ardrossan Academy in Ayrshire after it came out that he had been using foul language and frankly genius insults to agitate his students. In one instance—among many beautiful others—he told a student, "Shut up, I shagged your maw." » 3/03/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Flu Weather: Sudden Warmth Followed by Major Snow/Ice on Wednesday Night

As promised, we have to go through a few more bouts of cold, icy weather before spring finally starts to settle into the country. This week will be an epic battle between cold and warm air, culminating in an ugly winter storm on Wednesday night and Thursday. It's like the weather has the flu: a sudden hot flash today… » 3/03/15 4:27pm Today 4:27pm

Almost All Arrests in Ferguson Between 2012-2014 Were Black People

As expected, an initial release of the Justice Department's report from their civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo. police department is damning, and concludes, the New York Times reports, that officers "have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city's black residents." » 3/03/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Skid Row Homeless Man Killed By LAPD Was a Convicted Bank Robber 

The homeless man shot and killed by police officers on L.A.'s Skid Row this past Sunday has, until now, only been identified as "Africa." Sources inside the investigation of the shooting now tell the Los Angeles Times that the man was 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet, a convicted bank robber and French national. … » 3/03/15 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

"Do You Want to Die Tonight?" Weasel Whispers Into Bird's Ear

The animal kingdom is, to the delight of web users riding the dot-com wave, full of photographic evidence of disparate species getting along. "#relationshipgoals," one might tag a photo of lion hugging a man; "me and bae," you might say about a dog cuddling a cat. A weasel and a woodpecker? Save this one...FOR YOUR… » 3/03/15 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

Kanye West's Oxford Lecture Is 20 Minutes of "The Best, Illest Quotes"

There is no way to begin a report about Kanye West's Monday lecture at the Oxford Guild Business Society that would be better or more telling than Yeezy's own opening remarks: "OK, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally hear a whisper, and it'll throw off my stream of consciousness, and when I… » 3/03/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

No Love for "Looking For A Girlfriend" Guy, Just Sex With 118 Women

New Yorkers who frequent Lower Manhattan have undoubtably seen Dan Perino's face plastered on one of his thousands of "looking for a girlfriend" fliers. Since he started posting the ads for companionship last summer, he's been flooded with phone calls—more than 8,000, he tells He also claims to have… » 3/03/15 1:47pm Today 1:47pm