Five Arrested, Four Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in East Village Building Explosion

On Thursday, the NYPD arrested five people in connection with the East Village gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three buildings last spring. Four were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors said that the building owner’s greed and willingness to take shortcuts caused the loss of life.

Today's Best Deals: Sous Vide Circulator, Reebok Workout Gear, Apple TV, and More

The best Sous Vide cooker, Reebok workout gear, and the new Apple TV kick off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click…

Drug Companies Now Have New Drugs to Treat the Side Effects of the Drugs They're Selling You

Poop! It’s funny! So when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked to comment on a Super Bowl opioid-induced constipation “awareness” ad, paid for by the pharmaceutical companies which spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire a new constipation drug for painkiller users, soft giggles rippled through…

Meet the Science- and Muslim-Hating Conspiracy Theorist Running for the Texas Board of Education

This is Mary Lou Bruner. Mary Lou believes that baby dinosaurs lived on Noah’s ark, school shootings are a product of kids learning evolution, and the New World Order is working to reduce the world’s population by about two-thirds. Mary Lou also just so happens to be running for the Texas State Board of Education. She…