Water Inspector Demanded Free Food from Bar for Good Reports

Cynthia Burch, a former water inspector for the city of Atlanta, would make sure your establishment gets a passing score—if you paid her in food. Well, Burch would never actually exactly "offer" this arrangement. Until she was fired, Burch used to promise restaurants that she would cause problems for them if they… » 7/10/14 10:21pm 2 minutes ago

Myanmar Sentences Five Journalists to 10 Years Prison and Hard Labor

The head of a newspaper and four of its reporters were sentenced to 10 years of prison and hard labor by a court in Myanmar today following a report the group published exposing a supposedly secret government chemical weapons factory. The Burmese government has denied the existence of such a factory. » 7/10/14 9:06pm Today 9:06pm

President Obama Cut in Line for Barbecue in Texas

President Obama was in Austin today, where he stopped by renowned barbecue joint Franklin's on his way out of town. But the president is apparently not beholden to the unspoken but strictly enforced "no cutters" rule the rest of us live by (or should live by). "I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but—I'm… » 7/10/14 8:03pm Today 8:03pm

Texas Shooter Killed Parents, Four Children Execution-Style

According to prosecutors, the man behind yesterday's grisly shooting in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas forced his way into Stephen and Katie Stay's home, tied them and their five children up, and made them lie face-down before shooting them "execution-style." Police arrested Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, last night… » 7/10/14 6:52pm Today 6:52pm

Dov Charney's Exile From American Apparel Lasted Less Than a Month

Notoriously skeevy American Apparel founder Dov Charney was fired in mid-June for a long list of reasons, including allegedly misusing company funds, engaging in and covering up sexual harassment, and leaking nude photos of the woman who claims she was his sex slave. But the Charney-American Apparel breakup apparently… » 7/10/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Psychic Clam Confirms: LeBron Is Going Back to Cleveland

Clam the psychic clam, who took the world by storm with his bold and accurate World Cup predictions, is back, shaking up the stuffy world of psychic animal sports prediction with a new prophecy: LeBron James will return to the Clevaland Cavaliers. » 7/10/14 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

Just Kill Glee Already

Glee is a mess. Its stars have fought each other and gotten their Twitter accounts hacked, and no one watches the show anymore. Now, as the show gears up for its sixth and final season, it can't even die a dignified death. » 7/10/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Earth to Robin Thicke: No1curr About Your Stupid Paula Album

Robin Thicke's ode to his estranged wife, his seventh studio album, Paula, is a commercial disaster. In its first week, it sold 24,000 copies in the U.S.—that's an almost 87 percent drop from the first-week haul of last year's Blurred Lines (177,000 copies), and even less than Jennifer Lopez's recent A.K.A., which… » 7/10/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Kentucky's "Real-Life Dexter" Is Really Fake

"Wouldn't it be crazy if [TV show I watch] were real?" That's the thought that had Showtime subscribers losing their shit this week after an article came out about 17 dismembered bodies being found in the Ohio River near Henderson, Ky. According to the report, the victims were wrapped in individual plastic bags and… » 7/10/14 4:07pm Today 4:07pm