John Travolta Is Scientology's Captive, Says Going Clear Documentary

Last night, HBO premiered Alex Gibney's documentary exposé Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. How fucked up, dangerous, intimidating, and crooked is Scientology? Let Gibney count the ways. The doc was undoubtedly full of revelations for those who haven't read Lawrence Wright's 2011 New Yorker piece "… » 3/30/15 11:02am 7 minutes ago

Report: One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting Outside NSA Headquarters

At least one person was killed and two were injured this morning after a driver reportedly attempted to ram the security gates outside of Fort Meade, the Army complex that houses the NSA's headquarters. Shots were reportedly fired during the attempted breach, though it's not immediately clear who fired them. » 3/30/15 10:40am 29 minutes ago

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Prosecutors: Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicidal Tendencies 

According to German prosecutors, Andreas Lubitz—the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 last week, killing 150 people—had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.http://gawker.com/recording-caug... » 3/30/15 9:58am Today 9:58am

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John Oliver: If You Love April Fools' Day, You're Basically a Monster

Last Week Tonight is on break this week, but John Oliver still made a video to address the crisis that will strike all of us just two short days from now: April Fools' Day, that holiday beloved of monsters and sociopaths only, is on its way. » 3/30/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

Guns on America's Craziest College Campuses Looking More Likely

Florida and Texas, famed for being the two most levelheaded and reasonable states in America, may soon allow college kids to carry concealed guns on campus. » 3/30/15 9:19am Today 9:19am

South African Comic Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart at The Daily Show

The New York Times reports that 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah is your next Daily Show host. Noah first appeared on the show in December to talk about police brutality in America and South Africa. He's contributed on-air only twice since then. » 3/30/15 9:10am Today 9:10am

Eight Dead, 10 Injured After Church Van Runs Stop Sign and Crashes 

A church van carrying 18 people ran a stop sign on U.S. Highway 27 in Glades County, Fla. before crossing four lanes of traffic and crashing into a canal early Monday. Eight people were killed and 10 were injured in the crash. » 3/30/15 8:44am Today 8:44am

Idiot Spring Breaker Filmed Biting the Head Off a Hamster

So it's spring break, things get a little crazy out by the pool, and woah wait is this kid really going to bite the head off a live hamster and did he just snap the hamster's neck oh my god teens are the worst. » 3/30/15 1:35am Today 1:35am

Harrison Ford Fell Out of the Sky Recently But He's Okay Now

Crash Recording: Pilot Missed the Chance to Use Bathroom Before Takeoff

According to a new timeline and transcript released by the German newspaper Bild, Germanwings Flight 9525 pilot Andreas Lubitz encouraged his co-pilot to use the bathroom just moments before he intentionally crashed the plane into the French Alps last week. » 3/29/15 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate

Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuted on HBO last night, offers the first in-depth survey of Scientology's practices, including its ongoing quest… » 3/30/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

Scientist Pretends Monsanto Products Are Totally Safe to Drink

Monsanto pesticides are safe enough to drink in a glass of water, says an honest-to-goodness scientist who immediately refuses an offer to drink a glass of Monsanto pesticides. Not because Monsanto pesticides aren't safe, no, but because he's "not stupid" and the interviewer is "a complete jerk." » 3/29/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Do-Gooder Bus Driver, Nosy Strangers Thwart Toddler's 3 AM Slushie Run

"All I want is a slushie." Like a pint-sized Mike Muir, that's what 4-year-old Annabelle Ridgeway told a Philadelphia city bus driver early Friday morning. Unfortunately, thanks to the selfless actions of him and other annoyingly helpful strangers, Annabelle never fulfilled her icy desire. » 3/29/15 4:05pm Yesterday 4:05pm

Two Bodies Found in Rubble of East Village Building Explosion

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: One of the deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa. According to reports, Figueroa was on a first date and reportedly got caught in the worst of the blast when he walked to the back of the restaurant, apparently to pay the check. His date, who was apparently waiting at the… » 3/29/15 3:25pm Yesterday 3:25pm

Rutgers Student Allegedly Took LSD, Got Naked, Stabbed Friend

A Rutgers student was arrested for attempted murder on Saturday after police say the man removed his clothing and stabbed a classmate in the neck under the influence of LSD, the Associated Press reports. » 3/29/15 2:10pm Yesterday 2:10pm

Indiana Governor Refuses to Clarify Anti-Gay Bill He Vowed to Clarify

Facing widespread criticism over a new "religious freedom" law that may allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said this weekend that he was "determined to clarify" the bill distorted by "irresponsible headlines." Then, given an opportunity to do so on Sunday, the governor » 3/29/15 12:45pm Yesterday 12:45pm