Inquiry Finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was Shot Down by a Russian Missile

According to an official Dutch inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17—which was shot down last July, killing 298 passengers—the commercial flight was attacked by a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile fired from the ground in eastern Ukraine. »10/13/15 8:57amA minute ago

Bad News, Dudes: No More Nudes (In Playboy)

Beginning in March, the New York Times reports, Playboy will no longer publish photographs of fully nude women, which, despite this post’s headline, is not really “bad news,” for “dudes” (or anyone), because the internet is more or less composed of photographs of fully nude women—to say nothing of the fact that many… »10/12/15 10:25pmYesterday 10:25pm

Milwaukee Cops Sue Gun Dealer Over Negligent Sale Of Weapon That Nearly Killed Them

Closing arguments were made today in a case that represents a significant test of the PLCAA, with plaintiff’s attorneys arguing that the owners of Badger Guns in Milwaukee should pay millions of dollars in damages for selling a gun later used to shoot two Milwaukee police officers, reports the Associated Press. »10/12/15 10:05pmYesterday 10:05pm

Someone At Ellen Thought This Nicki Minaj Parody Was a Good Idea

On today’s Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres presented a “very exclusive sneak peek” of the upcoming ABC Family sitcom about Nicki Minaj’s early life. What ran was a satirical sketch that amounted to a little over of a minute of modern minstrelsy in which members of a black family bumbled around their house impeded by their… »10/12/15 7:31pmYesterday 7:31pm

Report: Teens Discover Skeleton-Filled Wreckage of Malaysian Plane

In early September, a group of teenagers hunting birds in a forest off Pulau Sugbay, South Ubian Tawi-Tawi, in the southern Philippines, came across the wreckage of a Malaysian plane filled with skeletons, Free Malaysia Today reports. »10/12/15 6:50pmYesterday 6:50pm

ESPN Shelves Its Kevin Johnson Documentary

Tickets to tonight’s showcase of the documentary Down In The Valley in Sacramento, Calif., just got collectable. It may be the only public viewing the ESPN-produced film, about how Kevin Johnson saved the local NBA franchise, ever gets. Mere hours before showtime for the local premiere at a downtown theater, ESPN said… »10/12/15 6:40pmYesterday 6:40pm