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 30 minutes ago

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 51 minutes ago

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 59 minutes ago

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

Lawyer Accused of Photoshopping Herself Into Photos With Celebrities

Svitlana Sangary is in danger of having her California State Bar license suspended following accusations that she posted a series of fake photos of herself posing with celebrities and public officials—including Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, the Clintons, George Clooney, and Donald Trump—to her professional website.… » 9/18/14 10:39pm Yesterday 10:39pm

One of t.A.T.u's Fake Lesbians Is Actually A Raging Homophobe

In a move that really should surprise no one, one half of the duo of Russian pop sensation t.A.T.u, Yulia Volkova, who made her own career by faking her homosexuality, says she would "condemn" her son for being gay—because being gay isn't manly enough, and because of baby-making, and REAL MEN GRAWR. » 9/18/14 10:37pm Yesterday 10:37pm

Project Runway Open Thread, Week 9

The hell with maturity. You've been behaving like an adult all day, and what has it got you? A headache, probably. So tonight, I suggest you release your inner child and live-chat tonight's Project Runway episode with us instead. Nothing like a little joint juvenility to improve the old mood, I always say! » 9/18/14 8:10pm Yesterday 8:10pm