Maybe We Should Just Let Atlantic City Die Already

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There are about as many ideas about how to save Atlantic City as there are residents of Atlantic City (39,551). I don't say that hyperbolically. When I was there this past weekend every single person I talked to knew exactly what was wrong with it and how to fix it: it's either Trump's fault, or… » 9/19/14 12:00pm 6 minutes ago

Fraternity Allegedly Used Color-Coded System to Roofie Girls

Three female students and one male student went to the hospital this weekend after a party at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tau Kappa Epsilon house. According to the police report, TKE brothers were using a color-coded system to "welcome" their female guests. Those guests were likely roofied. » 9/19/14 11:47am 19 minutes ago

Time Inc. Labor Negotiations Have Broken Down

The Newspaper Guild, a union that represents hundreds of editorial employees at Time Inc., says that contract negotiations with the company have broken down after the company stood firm on its demands for the right to outsource union jobs. » 9/19/14 10:56am Today 10:56am

Tensions Flare at NYPD Summit With Times Square Masked Menaces

A peacekeeping meeting between New York's finest and a few of the city's most hardened criminals took place this week, not in a shadowy alley or the smoky back room of a bar, but out in the open, in Times Square. On one side: the police, trying to talk sense into the monsters. On the other: Spider-Man, Papa Smurf, and… » 9/19/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Last Summer's Buzziest New TV Shows: The Sophomore Season in Review

All eyes are on pilots, and then on the second-season pickup, and by that time the eyes are back on the new pilots, and after the second season we've decided whether the show is relevant or not. As with any pop-culture creation, the sophomore novel or album or season is scrutinized and then left by the side of the… » 9/19/14 10:26am Today 10:26am

Asst. Principal Promoted After Special Needs Student Used as Rape "Bait"

In 2010, a teacher's aide and the assistant principal at Sparkman Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama carried out a plan to use a special needs student—a 14-year-old girl—as "bait" to catch another special needs student who was sexually violent. The plan failed, and the 14-year-old girl was raped in the school's… » 9/19/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

First Great Medical Drama ER Turns 20 Today


ER turns 20 today and usually we are still talking about ER because it is the First Great Medical Drama, the Last Great Network Drama (30+ million viewers weekly), or because reruns, you know? But its most sustained success was the cast, exceptional from the beginning and over 15 seasons, including more than 25… » 9/19/14 9:08am Today 9:08am

​First iPhone 6 Buyer Lives Nightmare, Immediately Drops It on Live TV

Jack thought he was living every dork's dream. After sleeping outside of an Apple Store in Perth, Australia, he was the first to purchase an iPhone 6, landing him an unboxing interview on Today. The dream turned to nightmare, though, when poor old Jack pretty much immediately dropped that thing on the ground. » 9/19/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

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 Today 7:42am