John Oliver: Shitty U.S. Visa Process Traps Translators in Afghanistan

The U.S. military relies on local interpreters in Afghanistan to do important, possibly life-saving things like translating warnings about IEDs. And, in return, the Afghan translators get targets on their backs and the chance to live in fear of the day NATO pulls out and insurgents capture and behead them. John Oliver… » 10/20/14 10:10am 7 minutes ago

Family Reacts to Teresa's Sentencing on The Real Housewives of NJ

For the sake of continuity, The Real Housewives of New Jersey finale did include Dina's Project Ladybug fundraiser and shenanigans therein. But Bravo knows that we're all just in this to see the Giudices go to jail, and so we were treated to real-time reactions to their sentencing. » 10/20/14 9:16am Today 9:16am

Joan Rivers' Death Is a "Mystery" Because Melissa Stopped the Autopsy

While the official word is that comedy legend Joan Rivers died of complications from throat surgery—namely, oxygen deprivation that led to irreparable brain damage—we'll never know exactly how she died, because her daughter Melissa Rivers asked doctors not to perform an autopsy. » 10/20/14 8:16am Today 8:16am

ISIS Bombings and Airstrikes Intensify in Continuing Battle for Kobani

Kobani, where tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, endured some of its "fiercest fighting in days" over the weekend as the battle between regional Kurds and ISIS forces extends into its fourth week. In what's been described as a crucial symbolic measure, the U.S. dropped 27 bundles of supplies to… » 10/20/14 8:09am Today 8:09am

Scientist Has Chill Run-in With Puppy-Sized Spider

Our eventual cession of global dominance to giant spiders came one step closer this month when a scientist detailed his encounter with a spider that weighs roughly as much as a puppy. The South American Goliath birdeater (real name!) has a footlong legspan and two-inch fangs. Its body is about the size of a fist and… » 10/19/14 5:08pm Yesterday 5:08pm

Scientists Learn First Ever Animal Sex Was Done Sideways

In a new report published in the journal Nature, scientists shared their discovery that the first animals to have sexual intercourse did so by boning side to side instead of missionary style. The fish creatures were so daunted by their "cumbersome genitalia" that this was the only way they could procreate. » 10/19/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

Continuing Violence Puts Boko Haram Ceasefire In Jeopardy

The reported ceasefire between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, the terrorist group still holding more than 200 girls captive, does not appear to be working out, as violence over the weekend put the possibility of the girls' return on even more tenuous ground. » 10/19/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

Sayreville High School Football Coaches Suspended With Pay

Several football coaches at Sayreville War Memorial High School in N.J. have been suspended with pay in response to a sexual assault hazing scandal that was unveiled in the beginning of October. Many of the coaches were also teachers at the high school. » 10/19/14 11:10am Yesterday 11:10am