Tropical Storm Erika Croaks, But Heavy Rain Is Still Possible in Florida 

Remember Erika? The mountains of Hispaniola and Cuba tore it to bits, and the National Hurricane Center declared it dead at 9:30 this morning. All that tropical moisture has to go somewhere, though, and Florida could still see several inches of rain from its remnants. Tropical downpours on saturated soil will lead to… » 8/29/15 6:01pm Today 6:01pm

Elders Threaten Gang Rape of Two Indian Women as Punishment  

On July 30, 23-year old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister were sentenced to be gang-raped by a group of village elders in the Baghpat district. The sisters weren’t convicted of any crimes, rather their sentence was punishment for their brother’s elopement. Vice reports: » 8/29/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Ferguson's Most Visible Oath Keeper Just Quit and Started a Splinter Group

The Oath Keepers in Ferguson just lost their highest-profile member. Sam Andrews, who led armed members of the militia-style group into protests following Michael Brown’s death and its one-year anniversary, quit in characteristically loud fashion amid a verbal war with the group’s founder this week, citing what he… » 8/29/15 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

Results Of Baylor Investigation: We Need Another Investigation 

In reaction to one of its football players being convicted of sexually assaulting another student, Baylor announced it would investigate “the circumstances associated with this case.” Merely a week later, the university released results from the law professor-led investigation at 7 p.m. Central on a Friday—ensuring… » 8/29/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

KY Clerk Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Will Take Case to Supreme Court

Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue the licenses for religious reasons, claiming that to do so would undermine her First Amendment freedoms. » 8/29/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Have No Regard For the Law or Environment

As you might have heard, California is in a kind of permanent drought and counties across the state are trying to reduce their water usage. Yet celebrities seem deeply uninterested in environmental maintenance or following the laws of common people, and more interested in maintaining their lush lawns. Among those law… » 8/29/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

3,000 Upstaters Want to Commit Economic Suicide by Seceding From New York

That attractive graphic up there represents a plan put forth by a group of liberty lovers who’d like to see New York state split into two “autonomous regions”: New York, below, composed of the city plus Long Island and Westchester and Rockland Counties, and New Amsterdam, above, composed of everything else. If that… » 8/28/15 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm