Comcast Exec on Torturous Customer Call: "We Fell Short"

Listening to the customer call heard around the world, it's hard not to sympathize with both parties. Ryan Block, the caller, just wanted to disconnect his cable service, but the nameless Comcast rep on the other end was only doing what he was trained to do: break customers down, bit by bit, until they crawl back into… » 7/22/14 4:00pm 9 minutes ago

Another Appeals Court Rules: Nuh-uh, Red States Can Too Get Obamacare

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Virginia, ruled today that the IRS has the power to grant subsidies to people who are enrolled in Obamacare through the federal health insurance exchange. This is the opposite of what the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled just hours before. Neither of these… » 7/22/14 3:52pm 17 minutes ago

Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End

Rumors of the iminent breakup between superstars Jay Z and Beyonce are reaching a critical mass. Like any massively famous couple, they've been plagued with rumors of infidelity and unhappiness throughout much of their relationship. But recently, the stories that they will divorce as soon as their On The Run tour… » 7/22/14 3:33pm 35 minutes ago

Did Russian Officials Edit Wikipedia to Back Up a Bogus MH17 Theory?

Russian defense officials Monday argued that a Ukrainian warplane was near Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and may have been responsible for the commercial jet's deadly shootdown. And when the physics seemed to dispute that theory, Russian officials appear to have changed the physics—on Wikipedia, at least. » 7/22/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

Seattle's First Legal Weed Is Going in a Museum

Deb Greene waited in line for hours to become Seattle's first legal recreational weed customer, buying OG Kush from Cannabis City when it opened July 8. Unlike her counterpart in Spokane, she didn't immediately go home and get totally ripped, but saved the bud for posterity. » 7/22/14 2:19pm Today 2:19pm

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony Is Now a Venture Capitalist

NBA forward Carmelo Anthony is already rich. The seven time All-Star just signed a five-year contract with the New York Knicks worth a reported $122 to 129 million. But Anthony wants to gamble with his wealth like everyone else, and is putting part of his fortune into Silicon Valley's startup scene. » 7/22/14 1:44pm Today 1:44pm

Sean Bean Thinks This Huge Game of Thrones Spoiler Is Pretty Obvious

Tired of dying in practically every single film or TV show in which he appears, Sean Bean perked up when an interviewer mentioned he might be able to rejoin the cast of Game of Thrones through flashbacks that are (almost) certainly coming in season 5. But Bean got a little too excited, and may have confirmed a popular… » 7/22/14 1:32pm Today 1:32pm

Summer Hybrids That'll Put Jorts to Shame

Bringing together two great things to create a third, greater thing is not only a solid source of summer fun, it's the origin of many a seasonal staple. Take, for instance, the Arnold Palmer (lemonade + iced tea), or parasailing (parachuting + boating), or hats with tiny, battery-powered fans on the brim (hats +… » 7/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm