CNN Analyst Says Terrorism Happens When It's Nice Out

Mary Schiavo, a CNN Aviation Analyst reporting on missing AirAsia Flight 8501, believes that terrorists are not to blame, because terrorists prefer nice weather, and the weather was bad when Flight 8501 disappeared. » 12/28/14 2:30pm 46 minutes ago

Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Banned under the previous STARTII treaty, but not excluded in 2011's New START treaty, Russia is pulling from its Soviet strategic playbook and reviving the intercontinental ballistic missile toting, hiding in plain sight, 'Nuke Train' concept. » 12/28/14 1:33pm Today 1:33pm

Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind

When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his "frustration and outrage" at the city's peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: "The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for all… » 12/28/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Absent Californians Pay $40.7 Million in Cash for Empty NYC Apartment

A full-floor penthouse on the 23rd floor of the Walker Tower, a converted Art Deco skyscraper in Chelsea, sold for $40,730,000, the New York Times reports. The buyers are from California and will use the apartment as a pied-à-terre. They paid all-cash. » 12/28/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Report: Cosby Hired Investigators to Discredit Rape Accusers

According to the New York Post, Bill Cosby has hired multiple private investigators to "dig up dirt" on his accusers, paying "six-figure fees" for information that might undermine their allegations. » 12/28/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

AirAsia Plane Carrying 155 Passengers Missing Over Java Sea

The flight carrier AirAsia has confirmed that a passenger jet carrying 155 passengers and 7 crew members went missing on Sunday morning amidst heavy storms over the Java Sea. Originating in Surabaya, Indonesia, flight number QZ8501 was en route to Singapore when it ceased communication with air traffic controllers… » 12/28/14 12:37am Today 12:37am

High School Bans "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts at Basketball Tournament

Both boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams from a Northern California high school were disinvited from a tournament because of concerns that players would wear "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts during warm-ups, the Associated Press reports. » 12/27/14 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

Alleged Xbox and PlayStation Hacker Shows His Face in Interview


Two days after a small group of hackers going by the name "Lizard Squad" claimed responsibility for a worldwide Xbox and PlayStation outage, one purported member feels bold enough to give a live interview. "I'd be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their consoles on… » 12/27/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Ridley Scott's Exodus Banned in Egypt, Morocco and U.A.E.

Morocco has banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus, according to The Guardian, because it contains a representation of God, which is forbidden in Islam. Also it is racist and bad. » 12/27/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm

New York Definitely Not Too Expensive for Art or People, NYT Reports

To make a point about how New York City hasn't become too expensive for artists, a New York Times reporter deployed an anecdote about attending a party in the elevator room of an under-construction Midtown building: "A barman in a trilby offered cocktails; a chandelier of candles dangled from the ceiling." Very cool. » 12/27/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm