At Least 80 People Had Contact With Ebola Patient or His Family

According to Texas health officials, over 80 people have had direct or indirect contact with Thomas Duncan, the Texas patient recently diagnosed with Ebola, since he arrived in the United States on September 20. » 10/02/14 9:54am 6 minutes ago

Police Officer Suspended After Tasering Unarmed 61-Year-Old Black Woman

Tallahassee police have placed officer Terry Mahan on paid administrative leave after video of him tasering unarmed 61-year-old Viola Young raised "enough concerns," Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo announced late Wednesday night. "They just tased a lady for nothing," the man heard in the video says. "They… » 10/02/14 8:46am Today 8:46am

All Email and No Play Makes Apple an Awful Place to Work

Rarely does an Apple employee leave the Jobsian cult and bad-mouth their former leaders. But when they do, we learn that Apple is business built on long-hours and abuse. These recent tales from two former managers make the company sound a lot worse. » 10/01/14 8:04pm Yesterday 8:04pm

​Wednesday Night TV Is Not Afraid to Get Real

At 8/7c. Bring It! on Lifetime has a two-hour finale of whatever it is that happens on that show, fourteen chefs compete in Hell's Kitchen, and we get the second episodes of several TV shows I do not care one way or the other about: Survivor, Mysteries of Laura, The Middle, and The Goldbergs. Mysteries of Laura, you… » 10/01/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

These Poor Hollywood Stars Are the Only Ones Still Playing Angry Birds

SNL alums Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, along with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, will lead the voice cast of Angry Birds, an animated tie-in movie based on a mobile phone game people liked in 2012. By the time the film comes out in 2016, they'll be the only ones still playing Angry Birds. (And… » 10/01/14 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

A Reality TV Producer's Secrets to Provoking Unforgettable Moments

For the last ten years, I've made a living in reality TV, working on A&E's addiction show Intervention. Now I'm making a fictional movie about reality TV. As it turns out, they're not that different—many of the methods I used to get the subjects of my show to open up are equally effective on actors. » 10/01/14 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

Secret Service Director Resigns After Failing to Kill Obama

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation today "in light of recent and accumulating reports about the agency," according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. That is, those times the Secret Service let a guy with a knife get into the White House and a guy with a gun ride an elevator with Obama. » 10/01/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Politico: Obama’s Assassination Would Help Reform the Secret Service

Politico Magazine, a glossy version of Politico, seeks to deliver “really big takes on big subjects holding leaders in Washington and beyond accountable.” Their latest really big take: President Obama’s assassination might be the only way to reform the incompetent U.S. Secret Service. » 10/01/14 5:51pm Yesterday 5:51pm

Apple Blacklisted Europe's Biggest Computer Mag for Bending an iPhone

The latest consumer panic around the bend-ability of new iPhones is largely overblown. Most thin metal things bend. But according to the editors of Computer Bild, a hugely popular tech magazine based in Germany, Apple is banning them for even showing a bending phone. » 10/01/14 5:22pm Yesterday 5:22pm

Selfie Is Secretly the Best Sitcom Pilot This Season

The much-discussed sitcom Selfie premiered last night on ABC, to a strangely high-emotion/low-content response. Gen X reviewers are befuddled, Gen Y is wary; tech and PR people are annoyed (although not all of them!) and misogynists feel validated. I would argue this means the show is doing exactly what it's set out… » 10/01/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

Michael Dunn Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Killing Jordan Davis

Jurors in Jacksonville, Florida found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder Wednesday afternoon for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In November 2012, Dunn opened fire at an SUV Davis and three other unarmed teenagers were sitting in after becoming enraged at the loud "thug music" coming from the… » 10/01/14 5:07pm Yesterday 5:07pm