The Private Email Spook Behind Hillary's Secret Spy Network

Over the last week we've been writing about a series of deeply suspicious emails sent by former journalist and Clinton family adviser-fixer-creep Sidney Blumenthal. Blumenthal is well-known in political and media circles—but despite his apparent power, he's unknown outside of D.C. and New York. Let's get to know… » 3/31/15 4:30pm 26 minutes ago

Who Is Dumber, Democrats or Republicans? 

Here in the liberal media, we all like to joke, in our little liberal elite cabal, about how dumb Republicans are. And Republicans sure are dumb! But are they dumber than Democrats? » 3/31/15 4:23pm 33 minutes ago

Blackwater Is Still Getting Rich Screwing Up Our War on Afghan Drugs

The logo and the company name change, but business stays the same. The mercenary syndicate formerly known as Blackwater has raked in more than half a billion dollars from U.S. contracts to thoroughly fail at stemming the terrorist-supported trade in Afghan opium, according to a new government report. » 3/31/15 4:06pm 49 minutes ago

The Passion of the Bieber: A Star Attempts to Resurrect His Career

This week, Holy Week, we ponder the life of a man who was born to an unwed teen mother and a carpenter father. A man who started with very little, but whose followers would go on to change the world. A man who knew how to get down with hookers, who was betrayed and tortured by his own people. A nobody who became a… » 3/31/15 4:04pm 52 minutes ago

Cruel Winds Tear Through Western Europe Causing Damage, Ruining Hairdos

For the past 36 hours, hurricane-force winds have raked through western Europe as a result of a strong low pressure system crashing ashore in Denmark. The strong winds are causing widespread damage, knocking out power, and interrupting hundreds of flights at some of the busiest airports in the world. » 3/31/15 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

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Are You the Shitbag Who Straight Up Axe-Murdered This Tree? 

A crazy thing to do is kill another person. A less crazy thing to do is to take an axe to a tree in the Upper West Side and deplete it of the nutrients it needs to survive. The latter, however, is still a bad and terrible way to release your anger, so if it was you—own up! » 3/31/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald's Breakfast

Nearly six months after Tucker Hipps—a Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge at Clemson University—was found floating under a bridge in a lake near campus after being reported missing by his frat brothers, the circumstances of his death remain cloudy. But in a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit filed yesterday, his parents… » 3/31/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Report: Terrifying Final Seconds of Germanwings Flight Captured on Video

French magazine Paris Match and German newspaper Bild have reportedly obtained a cell phone video taken during the final seconds of doomed Germanwings Flight 9525. According to the publications, cries of "My god!" can be heard in several languages before screaming intensifies and then, following a loud bang, silence. » 3/31/15 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

Lufthansa Admits to Knowing About Andreas Lubitz's Past Depression

Lufthansa announced Tuesday that Andreas Lubitz—the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps last week, killing all 150 people on board—had previously informed the airline of a "serious depressive episode." » 3/31/15 2:03pm Today 2:03pm

Elizabeth Warren: "I'm Not Going to Run" For President

Asked about the prospect of running for the presidency, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, America's last populist, said very clearly on the Today show this morning "No. I'm not running and I'm not going to run." Is she going to run? » 3/31/15 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

Katie Holmes Had a Secret Whole Foods Entrance: An Update

Last week, we investigated one of the stranger celebrity conspiracy theories: That Katie Holmes had used a secret entrance to the Whole Foods in Chelsea, Manhattan to evade paparazzi after filing for divorce against Tom Cruise. Over the weekend, we learned something that might unsettle some of our readers: The… » 3/31/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Fish Oil Not So Perfect After All

In the American tradition of overdosing on vitamins in pill form instead of eating actual foods packed with the nutrients themselves, fish oil is one of our favorite go-to accompaniments to our disgusting junk food habit. In fact, it's become the third-most ingested supplement in the U.S., presumably because we… » 3/31/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Seth Meyers Rips Indiana Governor's Spineless Defense of Anti-Gay Bill

Seth Meyers, typically the least edgy host in late night, went full Daily Show on Indiana governor Mike Pence last night, tearing apart a gutless interview Pence gave about the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. » 3/31/15 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Woman—I Mean "Kidnappers"—Pissed Cops Accused Her of Gone Girl Scheme

Vallejo, Ca., police had ruled the kidnapping and ransoming of 29-year-old Denise Huskins last week an "orchestrated event" by the woman and her boyfriend in a supposed Gone Girl-style fakeout. But now people claiming to be her captors have emailed detailed messages to California news outlets demanding credit for the… » 3/31/15 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Did Michael Jackson Prank Call Russell Crowe With Great Jokes for Years?

There are certain things we all know about Michael Jackson. The moonwalk, for one. His large catalogue of very good songs, and then also Weird Al Yankovic's catalogue of very good Michael Jackson song parodies, for another. We know that he was friends, in a way, with Macaulay Culkin—etc., etc. But there is one thing I… » 3/31/15 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Woman Poses Topless for Google Maps, Denounces "Flat-Tittie" Haters

Australia finally has a reason to be proud. After spotting the camera-mounted Google Street View car roaming through her Port Pirie neighborhood, Karen Davis stepped up to share her enormous boobs with the world [NSFW pics below]. » 3/31/15 12:13pm Today 12:13pm

Whatever You Do, Don't Lose Your Job When You're Old

If you read any of our "Unemployment Stories" series a few years ago, you heard dozens of tales of older Americans who lost their jobs and were unable to get back on their feet. New survey data shows just how bad unemployment in later life can be. » 3/31/15 12:08pm Today 12:08pm

Revealed: Hillary Clinton Mixed Up Personal Emails with Work

The AP just published four previously unseen emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, obtained through FOIA request. In substance, they're pretty boring—but they reveal something worrisome about how one of the most powerful people in the world used email. » 3/31/15 12:02pm Today 12:02pm

After the success of our live chat with an anonymous police officer this month, we'll be running a semi-regular mailbag Q&A to give our cop room to answer your in-depth questions at length. Want to know what "probable cause" really means in action? How a taser works? Email me at and I'll pass it along. » 3/31/15 11:59am Today 11:59am

Live Your Best Life by Entering to Win a $150 Seamless Gift Card

2015 is the year of the sheep, and there's no better herd to follow than the Live Your Best Lifers! There they are, going to yoga brunch and tweeting the lyrics to "No Scrubs" in that nostalgic-for-the-90s-even-though-1999-doesn't-really-count kinda way. But that version of Best Life seems alien to you, doesn't it? A… » 3/31/15 11:21am Today 11:21am