McKinney, Texas, Apologizes for "Erroneous" $79,000 FOIA Bill

Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman for McKinney, Texas, apologized to Gawker for sending a $79,000 bill to fulfill a Public Information Act request concerning a police officer who pointed his gun at a group of unarmed teenagers at a pool party. » 7/02/15 1:00pm 22 minutes ago

Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Jury Trial Delayed at the Very Last Minute

The jury trial between Gawker Media and Terry Bollea (a.k.a. Hulk Hogan), previously scheduled to begin July 6, has been delayed indefinitely. In a scathing opinion published today—four days prior to the trial’s start—Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal ruled that the Pinellas County circuit court judge… » 7/02/15 11:59am Today 11:59am

Reminder: Facebook Is Always Tracking You

Earlier this week, rainbow-faced Facebook users everywhere went into a state of panic over the fact that Facebook “didn’t deny” tracking who was using its new “Celebrate Pride” tool. Panic at the idea that a powerful multibillion-dollar corporation is tracking certain of your behaviors is totally natural, obviously.… » 7/02/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

Why Are Ben Affleck and Jen Garner Getting Divorced? 

After 10 years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jen Garner are breaking up. Why? People has the exclusive scoop: It’s because “they are really two different people.” Also, per a source: Ben “was a good husband and loves and cares for his wife and family. He was juggling that as well as his career—everyone knows that… » 7/02/15 11:01am Today 11:01am

Report: Pilot in Deadly TransAsia Crash Cut Off the Wrong Engine 

According to a new report released Thursday, the pilot in the deadly TransAsia crash admitted seconds before impact that he had accidentally shut off the wrong engine. http://gawker.com/transasia-plan... » 7/02/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

BP Will Pay $18.7 Billion in Deepwater Oil Spill Settlement

British oil company BP is finally settling up with the federal government and five states affected by the devastating oil spill that hit the Gulf Coast when BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010. The company has tentatively agreed to pay $18.7 billion in damages over 18 years, The New York Times reports. » 7/02/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Reelz Doesn't Care Donald Trump Is an Asshole, Will Broadcast Miss USA

Citing “American tradition” (which may or may be an oblique reference to money—who’s to say?) the cable channel Reelz announced Thursday that it will broadcast the Miss USA pageant after both NBC and Univision dropped the show in the wake of Donald Trump’s latest idiot statements.http://gawker.com/nbc-to-donald-... » 7/02/15 8:24am Today 8:24am