Deadly Flash Flooding Possible as Tropical Storm Erika Aims for Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Erika is a mess today, barely holding itself together as it draws closer to Puerto Rico. Despite its ragged appearance, storm is producing very heavy rain along its path; devastating flooding on the small island of Dominica killed at least four people last night. The storm is still a threat to Florida,… » 8/27/15 7:02pm Just now

Donald Trump Loved Miley Cyrus' Infamous VMA Performance

Miley Cyrus is hosting this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which, you may or may not be aware, airs this Sunday. In honor of the event, she did an interview with the New York Times, in which she reveals that future two-term president Donald Trump personally called her up to say how much he loved her much-derided 2013… » 8/27/15 6:40pm 23 minutes ago

British Stripper and Her Mom Get Twin Surgeries to Look Like Katie Price

Kayla Morris, just a regular 20-year-old British woman, loves to do loads of things with her mum, Georgina Clarke. Such as: Wear the same clothes, get the same clothes, borrow each other’s clothes, get their nails done together, have their nails done the same, and get plastic surgery to look like British model and TV… » 8/27/15 5:22pm Today 5:22pm

Instagram Descends Into Chaos: Landscape Photos, Vertical Photos–What’s Next?

Yesterday in order to post a photo on Instagram you had to fit your dog, face, or palm tree into a decent and humble square. If you’re looking for that sort of order and play-by-the-rules civility in today’s world, well, keeping looking, buddy. You’re just gonna have to keep looking for that, my friend. » 8/27/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Bizarro Bullshit Logic Whole Foods Uses to Profit

In October 2011, I was rounding out a year and a half of service in a Whole Foods bakery when I finally stopped to read the text that was on the side of our pie boxes. This was a revelatory moment in my relationship with the company, which wants its employees not just to drink but to steep in their organic non-GMO… » 8/27/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Found in WDBJ Killer’s Car: Wig, To-Do List, Letters, and 6 Magazines of Ammo

NBC News reports that police found a to-do list, a wig, 17 stamped letters, a briefcase packed with three license plates, and six magazines of ammunition inside the car WDBJ gunman Vester Flanagan was driving before he fatally shot himself yesterday morning
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Billionaire Republican Who Mocked Hillary Clinton's Marriage Had an Ashley Madison Account

A billionaire hedge fund investor and GOP donor who publicly mocked Hillary Clinton this year for being married to “a liar and a cheat” had an account on the cheating site Ashley Madison, according to data released by hackers calling themselves the Impact Team. The name and email address of Dan Loeb, founder of hedge… » 8/27/15 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

Prep School Rape Trial Prosecutor: Teen Planned Sex for Months, Used "Tricks" to Get It

The sexual assault trial of Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old graduate of elite St. Paul’s prep school in New Hampshire, continued Thursday, with the prosecution arguing that Labrie planned for months to have sex with his 15-year-old alleged victim and used “tricks” to lure her into an encounter in the school’s machine room.… » 8/27/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Ex-Cop Who Killed Six People Now Teaches Other Officers When to Use Their Guns

It’s hard to imagine a better cautionary tale about police use of force than that of James Peters, a former Scottsdale police officer who shot and killed six people between 2002 and 2012. But instead of being taught to fresh-faced academy students as an example of what not to do, Peters himself is teaching police… » 8/27/15 1:25pm Today 1:25pm

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/27/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

America Has Lost The War Against Guns

Yesterday morning in Roanoke, Va., a man named Vester Lee Flanagan walked up to newscaster Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they were filming a segment for local TV station WDBJ, and, using a handgun, shot them to death. (He also critically wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman Parker and Ward were interviewing;… » 8/27/15 12:48pm Today 12:48pm

TV Executive Arrested for Murdering the Daughter She Had Been Passing Off as Her Sister

In a real weird murder case that’s only getting weirder by the day, cops in India have arrested a prominent television executive on charges that she murdered her own daughter. Except, apparently no one knew it was her daughter, because she’d been pretending they were sisters. » 8/27/15 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Slain WDBJ Reporter's Father: I Won't Rest Until New Gun Laws Are Passed

Just over 24 hours after Alison Parker was shot to death on live television, her father Andy Parker spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo about his daughters life and death, and the need for increased gun control. “I’m not going to rest until I see something happen,” Parker said.
http://gawker.com/wdbj-reporter-... » 8/27/15 12:03pm Today 12:03pm