We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.

The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they've discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law… » 8/20/14 9:38am 7 minutes ago

A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. » 8/20/14 8:28am Today 8:28am

Israel Launches Series of Airstrikes, Kills Hamas Chief's Wife and Son

Just hours after rockets fired from Gaza broke Israel and Palestine's cease-fire agreement, the Israeli military has claimed to have killed the wife and young son of Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in a torrent of airstrikes on Gaza. Reuters is reporting Israel has launched 60 airstrikes on Gaza and Hamas has… » 8/20/14 8:10am Today 8:10am

James Foley's Mother Speaks Out: "We Have Never Been Prouder of Our Son"

The mother of American photojournalist James Foley—reportedly the subject of a brutal beheading video released today by the militant group ISIS—spoke out Tuesday night to praise her son and request mercy for the remaining hostages. » 8/19/14 10:58pm Yesterday 10:58pm

Techie Apartment Complex Declares San Francisco the "Promised Land"

NEMA hadn't even opened before the luxury apartment complex became the recipient of San Francisco's collective scorn. The complex, which is conveniently nuzzled between the headquarters of Twitter, Square, and Uber, attempted to rename the poverty-stricken Mid-Market neighborhood "New Market"—ostensibly to help its… » 8/19/14 8:18pm Yesterday 8:18pm

Uber Launches Corner Store Delivery In D.C.'s Whitest Neighborhoods

It's been a busy day for Uber. In addition to adding a presidential mastermind to the payroll, the company also began an "experimental" delivery service called Corner Store "rolling out first to DC area customers." According to ThinkProgress, those customers all have something in common. (Spoiler: they're white.) » 8/19/14 7:06pm Yesterday 7:06pm

Farrah Abraham's Stripping "Research" Just Made Her $500,000

When we last checked in on Backdoor Teen Mom Farrah Abraham, she had started working at an Austin, Tex. strip club as "research" for some unannounced book or movie she may participate in at some point in the theoretical future—just like Jennifer Aniston! Well, it's apparently not just research anymore: Both Farrah and… » 8/19/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Legendary Investor Has No Idea If Delivery Apps Will Ever Be Profitable

Silicon Valley loves reviving the dead. Whether it's propping up publishing or resuscitating mobile app incubators, investors are hellbent pumping money into yesteryear's financial fiascos. And no where is that Culture of Resurrection quite as apparent as it is in the on-demand delivery market. » 8/19/14 6:51pm Yesterday 6:51pm

Here's Rick Perry's Mugshot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in this afternoon at the Travis County Jail in Austin. He was indicted on two felony charges late last Friday stemming from allegations that his office maneuvered to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from her position. » 8/19/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Run a "Barely Legal" Pawn Shop

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul got the old band—and by "band" I mean "crystal meth operation"—back together for a fake pawn shop reality show to promote the upcoming Emmys. 2013 Best Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus also appears, playing 1996 Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus. » 8/19/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

No, Tropical Storm Lowell Won't Hit California

In yet another shining example of good information falling into uninformed hands, a rumor is spreading through Facebook that a tropical storm could hit southern California in the next couple of days. Thankfully (or not, given the crushing drought), there is a 99.5% chance that it will not happen. » 8/19/14 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

No Headline Can Prepare You for Infowars' Live Ferguson Coverage

Advanced conspiracy theoretician and herbal tincture entrepreneur Alex Jones has had two of his reporters and one cameraman live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri since last week. The results—predictably insane, punctuated by long intervals of horrible sanity—defy easy categorization. "Difficult" is a start. » 8/19/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Foley, a freelancer who contributed to the Global Post, was first captured in Libya in 2012, released, and then kidnapped again around… » 8/19/14 5:18pm Yesterday 5:18pm