Little Girl Cries Because She Doesn't Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up

Sadie, age 5, has just confronted the fact that her adorable baby brother won't stay a baby forever. His little baby smiles will soon become slightly-less-adorable toddler smiles. And eventually, the icy finger of death will beckon her, her brother, and all of us. Probably when we're a hundred. » 7/30/14 9:39am 5 minutes ago

Insurance Company Won't Cover Cost of Teen Cancer Survivor's New Teeth

Alex Hunter, 16, had to have his teeth removed this month after they had been ruined by years of radiation treatments for cancer. His family's insurance helped cover part of the cost to have his teeth removed, but won't pay for new dentures. The family started a gofundme campaign yesterday to raise the $11,000… » 7/29/14 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

Two Women Escape Train, Death by Lying Between Tracks

Two women with an apparent death wish narrowly escaped an oncoming train crossing a bridge over Lake Lemon in Indiana earlier this month. The bridge too high up to jump from, the women had no choice but to lie down between the tracks. They survived, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis reports, with just nine inches… » 7/29/14 7:53pm Yesterday 7:53pm

Here's the Warning Sign Activists Stick On Illegally Converted Airbnbs

With Google Bus protests failing to generate the same impact they carried eight months ago, San Francisco's housing activists shifted their energies towards peer-to-peer hoteliers Airbnb and VRBO today. » 7/29/14 7:10pm Yesterday 7:10pm

European Union, Obama Announce More Economic Sanctions Against Russia

After months of hesitation, the European Union announced that it will join the United States in its economic sanctions against Russia in response to the country's support of separatists in Ukraine. President Obama also promised today expanded sanctions by the U.S. that will "have an even bigger bite." » 7/29/14 6:33pm Yesterday 6:33pm

Now the East Coast Has Its Own Predatory Parking App

San Francisco already fought off the scourge of predatory parking apps, successfully getting MonkeyParking and ParkModo to suspend their parking spot auctioning services. But the Street Parking Arbitrage Revolution is just gaining steam on the East Coast, and Bostonians are fucking pissed. » 7/29/14 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014

The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising. » 7/29/14 5:47pm Yesterday 5:47pm

Woman Explains Why She Broke Into a House Through a Doggy Door, Naked

Nearly a year and a half ago, Sara Soto became mildly infamous as "the naked doggy door girl," arrested after breaking into a Texas home through a pet door and hiding in the bathroom (completely nude) until the homeowners found her. She just told her side of the story to MTV in possibly the most in-depth investigation… » 7/29/14 5:25pm Yesterday 5:25pm

Dead Navy SEAL Who Said He Beat Jesse Ventura's Ass Now Owes Him $1.8M

Proving once again that he can do anything, former pro-wrestler, Minnesota governor and balding conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura won a defamation suit against a dead Navy SEAL Tuesday afternoon, and the dead Navy SEAL's estate now owes Jesse Ventura $1.845 million. » 7/29/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

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 Yesterday 5:09pm

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 Yesterday 5:03pm