Alaska Mayor Found Dead in His Home, Sparking "Flurry of Rumors" About What Killed Him

Stephen “Greg” Fisk, the newly-elected mayor of Juneau, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Cops haven’t said much about the 70-year-old politician’s cause of death, except to advise reporters that rumors he’d been assaulted are just “speculation” at this point. »47 minutes ago12/01/15 9:20am

Off-Duty Cops Really Want To Bring Their Guns Into NFL Stadiums

Earlier this month the National Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to bring their guns into NFL stadiums. The Fraternal Order of Police believes that if off-duty cops have their guns, they will be able to prevent an ISIS… »Yesterday 11:55pm11/30/15 11:55pm

The decline and fall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, at a Christmas tree lighting, in Madison, o

The decline and fall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, at a Christmas tree lighting, in Madison, on Sunday: “After the tree lit up, he suddenly fell. The crowd hushed. He’s been ‘nipping at the eggnog a little bit, feeling festive,’ Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett joked.” »Yesterday 11:31pm11/30/15 11:31pm

Pharmaceuticals Rapscallion Martin Shkreli Now Playing the Stock Market Like a Goddamn Pan Flute

Here’s a fun story a few weeks in the making, starring everyone’s favorite price-gouging pharmaceuticals asswipe, Martin Shkreli. This one involves another small and fading pharmaceutical company, the stink of market manipulation, and a lot of pissed off investor-types. »Yesterday 11:21pm11/30/15 11:21pm

Police Were at Burger King with Missing Security Footage on the Night of Laquan McDonald's Death

NBC 5 News has obtained screengrabs of interior video footage from the Burger King near where police shot and killed Laquan McDonald last year, appearing to show Chicago police at a computer terminal the night of the shooting. Over an hour of footage is missing from the store’s security video. »Yesterday 10:20pm11/30/15 10:20pm

Family of Still-Missing Kathleen McCormack, Robert Durst's First Wife, Sues Him for $100 Million

On Monday, Ann McCormack, mother of Kathleen McCormack, filed a $100 million lawsuit against her late daughter’s husband, Robert Durst, claiming that Durst deprived McCormack’s family of the right to possession of a body for burial. McCormack disappeared 33 years ago, after receiving a phone call from her estranged… »Yesterday 9:13pm11/30/15 9:13pm

Sunken-Treasure Hunting Technology Is Better Than Ever

As you may have heard, technology is changing everything. Including, according to this New York Times story, treasure hunting! Actually, technology isn’t “changing” treasure hunting: it’s making it easier, which is catalyzing the dispute over to whom a deteriorating, treasure-laden, underwater shipwreck actually… »Yesterday 6:38pm11/30/15 6:38pm

Which Friend of Sid Blumenthal Did Hillary Try to Hook Up with a State Department Job?

The State Department just released a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s private emails, so you know what that means: lots of corny, goofball emails asking for articles to be printed out, plus some genuinely interesting items. Like Madame Secretary trying to do an HR favor for some friend of Sid Blumenthal. »Yesterday 6:20pm11/30/15 6:20pm