Is the Grilled Cheese Startup Silicon Valley's Most Elaborate Joke?

Three years ago, the powerhouse tech investors at Sequoia Capital announced they were putting $10 million into The Melt, a small chain of grilled cheese sandwich restaurants. Today, The Melt is not only still around, but somehow dumber than ever. » 7/29/14 5:09pm 7 minutes ago

Neuroscientist Arrested for Pointing Rifle at Women in Phoenix Airport

Respected neuroscientist Dr. Peter Steinmetz, MD, PhD, didn't really have any specific business at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix last Friday—he says he was just looking for some coffee. » 7/29/14 5:03pm 13 minutes ago

Flash Flooding Possible Across Much of the Southern Rockies This Week

Monsoon season is in full swing across parts of the western United States as areas from Nevada to Oklahoma — including most of the state of Colorado — are under a flash flood watch for the next couple of days. Parts of the region could see three to four inches of rain by the time the event is over on Wednesday. » 7/29/14 4:42pm 34 minutes ago

Like an Evil Witch, CIA Tortured Prisoners in Polish Forest

Europe's Court of Human Rights has decreed that Poland must pay a ransom of 230,000 euros for allowing the CIA to practice the dark art of tradecraft in the forests near Stare Kiejkuty. Many believe that Romania and Lithuania will also pay for allowing the agency to establish "Black Sites" in their realms. » 7/29/14 4:32pm 44 minutes ago

A Rich Treasury of Reality TV Worker Stories

Over the past few weeks, we've brought you several installments of true stories from the overworked, underpaid, and ill-treated employees who work at all levels in reality TV. We now offer you an absolute slew of new emails about the dark side of the "nonfiction" TV industry. » 7/29/14 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Woman Dresses 4-Year-Old Daughter as Hooters Waitress for Beauty

"Some people may say it's controversial, especially the theme I've chosen, but at the end of the day, little girls wear swimming costumes to the beach all summer, and that's not a controlled environment. The environment my kids go in is a controlled environment and it is ticket-entry only," explains 33-year-old… » 7/29/14 3:49pm Today 3:49pm

Watch a Maryland Republican Singing "Dixie" With Fellow Secessionists

Michael Peroutka is a former candidate for president of the United States. He's currently running as a Republican for a council seat in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Around 1:55 in the video above, watch him grab a guitar, ask everyone to "stand for the national anthem," and start belting out "Dixie." » 7/29/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

Walmart Is Gobbling Up Faltering Tech Startups For Everyday Low Prices

Yahoo may have cemented its reputation as a dumping ground for failed mobile startups, but Walmart is staking out a similar renown with shopping startups. Over the last few months, the nation's favorite predatory retailer has been buying up some Silicon Valley e-commerce cruft. » 7/29/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Mustang-Loving Kid Pulled Over For Speeding Has Worst Day Ever

Speeding tickets are about as much fun as a combination math test and root canal. This teen with the Sith-style Mustang was pulled over in Montgomery County, Texas, and managed to have an already lousy situation get much worse. Though it could have been much worse still, thanks to a pickup driver who spilled a drink… » 7/29/14 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

Watch DMX Lose His Mind on a Florida Amusement Park Ride

There's not much to say about this TMZ video other than the basics: It shows a terrified DMX screaming—"THIS IS SCARY SHIT. WHAT? WHAT????!!!"—as an amusement park ride called the Sling Shot shoots him 390 feet into the air. » 7/29/14 2:19pm Today 2:19pm