The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for… »30 minutes ago11/25/15 1:03pm


The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of the best deals are available up to a week in advance. Luckily for you, we’ll be adding them all here as they go live, so you can focus on stuffing your face and trying not… »48 minutes ago11/25/15 12:45pm

Confusion and Terror Reign Inside the Sheldon Silver Corruption Case Jury Room 

The Sheldon Silver corruption case finally went to the jury this week, and at least one of the jurors would very much like to send it back. The others are busy chatting up NBC reporters, but definitely not about the case! »Today 12:00pm11/25/15 12:00pm

Minneapolis Protest Shooting Suspect Has a Confederate Flag Facebook Cover Photo

Minneapolis police have named the three suspects in custody for an alleged shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest Monday night. They are Allen “Lance” Scarsella, 23, of Lakeville; Nathan Gustavsson, 21, of Hermantown; and Daniel Macey, 26, of Pine City. »Today 11:46am11/25/15 11:46am

Here's One Weird Trick to Make a Chicago Cop Feel Profoundly Uncomfortable

As hundreds of activists took to the streets of Chicago yesterday to protest the homicide of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, one protestor took an usual but phenomenally effective route: He had a staring contest with a cop. »Today 11:36am11/25/15 11:36am

In a Crazy Turn of Events, Viral Sensation "Phuc Dat Bich" Says It Was All a Hoax

Recently, the world was taken by the story of “Phuc Dat Bich,” an Australian man who claimed that nobody believed that his name was actually the vulgar phrase that he said it was. Phuc Dat Bich even provided a photo of a passport that showed his name to be “Phuc Dat Bich.” It had to be real!!! »Today 11:05am11/25/15 11:05am

Why 'Pinterest Paris' Doesn't Need Your Prayers 

I lived in four apartments in Paris, each with varying degrees of coolness. I lived in a chambre de bonne the size of a bathroom in the 16th, a tiny one-bedroom in the 7th shared between my boyfriend and his best friend, a charming studio in the shadow of Notre Dame, and a larger, more modern studio in the sleepy… »Today 9:32am11/25/15 9:32am

War Machine Blew a Kiss to the Prosecutor During His Trial for Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder

In court on Monday, during a hearing in which his defense lawyers argued that, because she is an adult film actress, Christine Mackinday, or “Christy Mack,” couldn’t accuse their client of rape, Jonathan Koppenhaver, a mixed martial arts fighter who goes by “War Machine,” blew a kiss to the prosecutor. »Yesterday 10:51pm11/24/15 10:51pm

Texas Man Convicted of Murder for Second Time in Retrial of Stand Your Ground Case

A Texas man, Raul Rodriguez, received a life sentence on Tuesday, after being convicted of murder on Friday, for the second time, ABC 13 reports. Rodriguez was first convicted in the shooting death of elementary school teacher Kelly Danaher in 2012, but an appeals court ordered a retrial. »Yesterday 9:07pm11/24/15 9:07pm

Report: Austrian Teen Who Joined ISIS Beaten to Death When She Tried to Escape 

Two Austrian tabloids are claiming that a 17-year-old Viennese girl who ran away last year with a friend to join ISIS was beaten to death by members of the terrorist group. The report hasn’t been confirmed by any official government agency; it’s the latest of several conflicting stories about the girls’ fate over the… »Yesterday 8:00pm11/24/15 8:00pm