LAPD Chief: Evidence Shows Man Grabbed Gun Before Police Shooting

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck defended the officers who shot a homeless man to death on the city's skid row yesterday, offering visual evidence he says supports their version of what he called "an extreme tragedy." » 3/02/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

This Winter Sucked and It's on Its Last Gasps, Thank God

It's about time: winter is finally on its way out and warmer temperatures are just around the corner. We still have another week or two of cold weather to get through in the east, but that's amateur hour compared to the past three months. This winter was like a weird, climatic rap feud between east and west. » 3/02/15 4:26pm Yesterday 4:26pm

Why Is Everyone Angry With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

On March 3, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak before both chambers of Congress about the ongoing negotiations between the United States and the Iranian government over the latter’s ability to acquire and develop nuclear technologies. It’s already considered one of the most controversial… » 3/02/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Attention! Attention: It Is Very Likely That Jared Leto Got a Haircut

On December 24th, 2014, Jared Leto posted to Instagram an older photo of himself with a short haircut. He captioned this photo "Haircut. #2015." Since that moment, we have waited impatiently, grinding our teeth, digging into the earth endlessly simply to release our tension, refusing food due to its dearth of the » 3/02/15 3:59pm Yesterday 3:59pm

Mommy Blogger Found Guilty of Murder in Poisoning Death of Her Son

Lacey Spears, the Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. mom accused of slowly poisoning her son to death while she blogged about his illness, was found guilty Monday of second degree murder, the Lower Hudson Journal News reported. Prosecutors argued that Spears killed her 5-year-old, Garnett, by putting salt in his feeding tube while… » 3/02/15 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

Canada's Mystery Tunnel Built by Two Men for "Personal Reasons" (Sex?)

Earlier this month, Canadian police discovered a secret tunnel near one of Toronto's sports arenas. Panic quickly ensued—was it built by terrorists looking to disrupt this summer's Pan American Games? As it turns out, no. The tunnel was actually built by two dudes who told police they used it for "personal reasons." » 3/02/15 2:26pm Yesterday 2:26pm

10,000 Elephants in the Room: I Made It Through CPAC Without Puking

I am sitting in a rented banquet chair watching Carly Fiorina remove her headset. In a moment, I will stand, smile with false confidence, and replace Fiorina in the chair she vacates, facing the questions of two right wing radio hosts. I was out until 3 a.m. last night drinking whiskey with both of my imminent… » 3/02/15 2:25pm Yesterday 2:25pm

Which Online Money Transfer Service Is the Most Secure?

Dear Lifehacker,
Services like Venmo, Square Cash and other instant money-transfer services make sending a money to friends, splitting a check, or paying the rent easy. However, Venmo was just called out for its lax security, and now I'm spooked. Which of these apps are secure? Can I trust them? » 3/02/15 2:16pm Yesterday 2:16pm

The Smellgood, Feelgood, Mostly Goodgood Boys Come to New York City

On Wednesday night, 17,000 people flooded into Madison Square Garden. There were countless Rangers jerseys, scores of Strong Island's finest haircuts, innumerable pairs of Uggs, two tattooed Southern boys with megawatt charm, a magician, and me. Screens around the rim of the Garden projected images of a green card… » 3/02/15 2:08pm Yesterday 2:08pm

Tiaras, Toe-sucking & Squidgy: How British Media Took Over the World

The British Isles have brought many innovations into the world: tea time, reality TV singing competitions, imperialism. And, of course, scandal. Between inventing and refining the art of tabloid journalism, and providing homegrown material for the papers in the form of the royal family, it's clear that the British… » 3/02/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm