Fox News Host: "We Have Saved the Planet" with Wars like Iraq

Remember the planet before America started invading parts of it? God, what a shithole. Just a total mess. Since then, though: pretty much perfect, right? That's the improbable assessment Fox News' Charles Payne delivered on Sunday while discussing criticism of American Sniper. » 1/25/15 11:45am 51 minutes ago

30 Elite Filipino Police Killed in "Misencounter" with Militants

More than 30 elite Filipino police commandos were killed during an attempt to capture a terror suspect, the Associated Press reported. The raid resulted in a "misencounter" with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a Muslim militant group that won semi-autonomy last year after four decades of fighting,… » 1/25/15 10:25am Today 10:25am

Twitter Troll Grounds Two Planes with Bomb Threat

On Saturday, CNN reported that two passenger planes had been escorted by fighter jet to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to be searched, the result of an online bomb threat military officials "deemed credible." It soon became clear, however, the threat came from a source most of us would treat pretty… » 1/24/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Lawyer: Maybe Drunk, Sleeping Woman Wanted to Be Set on Fire

A lawyer for Jaime Castano, the New York University student who was arraigned this week for allegedly setting his classmate on fire, told a judge that she didn't think prosecutors would be able to prove that Castano's victim wasn't participating, the New York Daily News reports. » 1/24/15 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

Trump: Romney Choked, You Can't Have Bush, I Would've Beaten Obama

This weekend, sentient rotting pumpkin time-lapse Donald Trump visited Iowa for the Freedom Summit, "a launch point for conservative ideas as we head towards 2016." There he spoke on a variety of topics, chief among them why the Republicans who might run for president are shit and he's great. » 1/24/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

Sex Ed Teacher Cops to Fucking Student in Teachers' Lounge

An Oklahoma woman who taught a high school sex ed class has been accused of having sex with a teen student, including multiple times in the school's teachers' lounge, the Enid News & Eagle reports. According to her handwritten, mistake-filled confession, the suspended teacher deeply regrets "the deasion." » 1/24/15 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

ISIS Claims to Have Beheaded Japanese Hostage in New Video

On Saturday morning, ISIS militants released a new video which purportedly shows the decapitated body of "security contractor" Haruna Yukawa, one of two kidnapped Japanese nationals the Islamic State demanded a $200 million ransom for earlier this week. » 1/24/15 12:16pm Yesterday 12:16pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [1/24/15]

There's a lot to read and watch on the internet. In just sixty seconds, 278,000 tweets are sent, 347 posts are published on Wordpress, and 72 hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube. And it's only getting worse (like really, really bad). So, in the spirit of oversharing (click, click, click!), here are five… » 1/24/15 12:03pm Yesterday 12:03pm

Alleged Rapist's Bullshit Defense Blames Vanderbilt's "Sexual Freedom"

According to prosecutors, Cory Batey is one of several former Vanderbilt football players who raped an unconscious student in a dorm room last year, filming parts of their crime and urinating on the victim afterwards. According to Batey's defense, however, their client is also a victim—of "a campus culture of sexual… » 1/24/15 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

Corporations' Sad Attempts at Using Memes: Death Is Too Good for Us

Like every other instance of vaguely subversive youth culture, text slang and internet jokes are now the property of people who want to sell you breakfast cereal and pasta sauce. One sub-Reddit called /r/FellowKids is dedicated to tracking all of these nauseating attempts at internet youthfulness. » 1/23/15 5:41pm Friday 5:41pm

Kristen Cavallari Has a Brand New Book Dropping in 400-500 Days

What will you be doing roughly 13-17 months from now? Maybe you'll finally be taking a stay-cation in sunny Tulum, where you could live by then. Perhaps you'll be starting a new job at the soda can factory. You might even be well into your second pregnancy if you start on the first one right now. Change is scary, but… » 1/23/15 5:40pm Friday 5:40pm