Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain

With 55.3 percent of the vote, Scots have voted against a referendum to declare the country's independence from the United Kingdom. The Guardian reports unprecedented voter turnout, with some councils reporting 90 percent of their residents having voted. In total, more than 3.6 million people—or 84.6 percent of… » 9/19/14 7:42am 22 minutes ago

Lawyer Accused of Photoshopping Herself Into Photos With Celebrities

Svitlana Sangary is in danger of having her California State Bar license suspended following accusations that she posted a series of fake photos of herself posing with celebrities and public officials—including Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, the Clintons, George Clooney, and Donald Trump—to her professional website.… » 9/18/14 10:39pm Yesterday 10:39pm

One of t.A.T.u's Fake Lesbians Is Actually A Raging Homophobe

In a move that really should surprise no one, one half of the duo of Russian pop sensation t.A.T.u, Yulia Volkova, who made her own career by faking her homosexuality, says she would "condemn" her son for being gay—because being gay isn't manly enough, and because of baby-making, and REAL MEN GRAWR. » 9/18/14 10:37pm Yesterday 10:37pm

Project Runway Open Thread, Week 9

The hell with maturity. You've been behaving like an adult all day, and what has it got you? A headache, probably. So tonight, I suggest you release your inner child and live-chat tonight's Project Runway episode with us instead. Nothing like a little joint juvenility to improve the old mood, I always say! » 9/18/14 8:10pm Yesterday 8:10pm

Thursday Night TV Is Not What It Once Was, But It's Improving

Starting at 6/5c. through to primetime, Cartoon Network's showing some of its most beloved, transgressive shows: Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe, Amazing World of Gumball and Uncle Grandpa. A good sampling if you are curious about branching out from Adventure Time and Regular Show, or about what cartoons even are… » 9/18/14 6:04pm Yesterday 6:04pm

Rob Ford Releases Statement From Hospital: "Toronto Needs Doug Ford"

Rob Ford released an audio statement from the hospital today where he is prepared to undergo chemotherapy for a "rare" malignant tumor in his abdomen. He doesn't sound great. Ford urges the people of Toronto, however, to vote for his brother Doug for mayor. » 9/18/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Ebola Health Team Massacred in Guinean Village

Eight Ebola health officials in Guinea—five health workers and three journalists—were found dead this afternoon in a village latrine in the Nzerekore region. Damantang Camara, a spokesman for Guinea's government, told Reuters, "Three of them had their throats slit." The health team went missing Tuesday after villagers… » 9/18/14 5:32pm Yesterday 5:32pm

The NSA Helped Israel Blackmail Palestinians

Scores of former members of Israeli military intelligence's very secret and quite elite Unit 8200 have publicly refused to collect information that is "used for political persecution" or "driving parts of Palestinian society against itself." Courteous allies at the NSA, we now know, helped make that spying possible. » 9/18/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

TechCrunch Takes Brave Stand Against Sexism Towards Men

The internet's app release bulletin board of record is expanding into new territory: MRA editorials, straight from the dankest depths of some godforsaken subreddit. » 9/18/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

Fast, Intense Wildfire Leaves Northern California Town in Ruins

This has already been a bad year for wildfires along much of the drought-parched West Coast—but "bad" doesn't even begin to describe the catastrophe that struck the small northern California lumber town of Weed this week after a quarter of the town burned to the ground in the space of a few hours. » 9/18/14 4:23pm Yesterday 4:23pm