N.Y. Times Names Former CIA Counterterrorism Chief Michael D'Andrea

Today, the New York Times named, against the CIA’s wishes, Michael D’Andrea, the former chief of the agency’s counterterrorism center, in a story about support in Washington for the lethal drone program. The Washington Post reported on D’Andrea’s reassignment last month without using his name, which Gawker then… » 4/26/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic as Marchers, Police Clash in Baltimore

Following a day of peaceful demonstration over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of a broken neck while in police custody last weekend, 12 of an estimated 1,200 protesters were arrested in Baltimore Saturday night after a breakaway group smashed windows, damaged cars and battled with police, The New York Times » 4/26/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Earthquake Death Toll Passes 2,200 as Aftershocks Hit Nepal

An aftershock of magnitude 6.7 followed the main earthquake in Nepal yesterday, causing further damage and spreading fear amongst people already too scared to return to their homes, the New York Times reports. Thousands residents of Kathmandu slept outside as the death toll rose above 2,200. » 4/26/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Venezuelan Mango-Thrower Gets Apartment After Hitting President in Head

On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to fulfill the housing request of a woman who beaned him with a yellow mango, The Guardian reports. The woman had written her phone number on the fruit, which she then threw into Maduro’s passing bus, striking him on the head. » 4/25/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Police: Mother Who Sealed Newborn in Plastic Bag Charged with Murder

A Michigan woman has been arraigned on murder and child abuse charges after giving birth at her office and putting her newborn child in a plastic bag in her desk, the Detroit Free Press reports. Kimberly Pappas, 25, told police that she had had a miscarriage, but the autopsy concluded the death was a homicide by… » 4/25/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

The Sexual Politics of Playing Mas in Brooklyn

With Brooklyn’s spring thaw in full effect, I’m having lots of conversations with my girlfriends about warm weather activities: like long bike rides, picnics in Prospect Park, and, unfortunately, the inevitable uptick in sexualized street harassment. Just last week, I heard myself saying, “I want to be respected in… » 4/25/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [4.25.15]

What time of year is more beautiful: spring or fall? A college friend and fellow journalist posed the question on Instagram earlier this week, and I had a hard time answering at first. But, after some thought, I’d vote spring as the superior, more radiant season. Perhaps it’s the symbolism of life in bloom, or the… » 4/25/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Commissioner: Cops Failed to Get Freddie Gray Help "Multiple Times"

Given several opportunities to get medical care for Freddie Gray—the Baltimore man who died of a broken neck while in police custody this week—officers failed each time, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts admitted at a press conference Friday. » 4/25/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Brian Williams' Web of Lies May Stretch Even Further Than We Thought

An internal NBC News investigation into the dissembler Brian Williams has identified a half-dozen cases in which the anchor is believed to have misrepresented his account of events, including at least one previously unreported episode involving Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the New York Times reports.… » 4/25/15 10:25am Yesterday 10:25am

You’re an Adult so Get a Real Mattress: Casper Delivers Comfort + Value

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 4/24/15 11:03am Friday 11:03am