Lyft Slapped With a Restraining Order Ahead of New York City Launch

Lyft's east coast expansion is already hitting serious legal traffic. Despite billing itself as the savior of New York City, the city's tax commission was quick to declare the e-hailing startup illegal. Now the state's attorney general and the Taxi and Limousine Commission have placed a temporary restraining order » 7/11/14 5:00pm 3 minutes ago

Cleveland Cavs Owner Who Snagged LeBron Just Invested in Rap Genius

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert must have the hot hand. The Comic Sans-loving billionaire just won the dramatic toss up for LeBron James. Gilbert also boxed out other investors for a spot in a new round of funding for Rap Genius that is worth $40 million. Backing braggarts, it seems, is now an investment… » 7/11/14 4:26pm 37 minutes ago

No, Chicago Isn't an Actual War Zone

With over 80 people shot, the Fourth of July weekend was Chicago's bloodiest of the year, prompting some to suggest the National Guard be called in to patrol the troubled city. On Monday, "satire" site The News Nerd did them one better, publishing an article claiming military forces had already been deployed to… » 7/11/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

​Youth Not Wasted: Boyhood

The first time I saw Richard Linklater's Boyhood, it won me over within 30 minutes of its almost three-hour duration—around the time that Ethan Hawke shows up and gently subverts the deadbeat-dad role we've been set up to expect from him. His kids—the film's protagonist, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), and his sister… » 7/11/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Angelina Jolie to Sue Daily Mail Over Leaked "Heroin Addict" Video

It's been a pretty successful week in A-list celebrity relations for the Daily Mail, which just had to apologize to George Clooney after he accused the tabloid of making stories about his fiancée's family, and is now reportedly being sued by Angelina Jolie over a video taken 15 years ago by a man who claims he was… » 7/11/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Texas Gunman Who Killed Six Family Members Fainted in Court

The Spring, Texas shooter who allegedly killed six of his family members execution-style fainted in court today. The Associated Press reports that Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, collapsed after hearing a prosecutor read the charges against him. » 7/11/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Why Everyone Is So Worked Up About LeBron James Again

Just as the World Cup is dwindling down, another sports story has taken over your Twitter feed: the free agency of LeBron James, the best and most famous basketball player in the world. Four years ago James became a national villain after the saga of his first free agency culminated in a one-hour television special,… » 7/11/14 2:03pm Today 2:03pm