Baltimore Cops On Why They Took Over, And Why They're Now Gone

There are no more cops in riot gear in Baltimore, but the severe shift in their presence —from armored cops policing peaceful protests to their absence during the high homicide count this month— can’t help but feel like a silent counter-threat to some citizens of West Baltimore. The end of May marks the city’s… » 5/29/15 5:14pm 10 minutes ago

Silk Road Drug Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the young “California geek” who became the internet’s most notorious drug lord and began a still-raging debate over online privacy and liberty, will spend the rest of his life in prison. » 5/29/15 4:36pm 48 minutes ago

Screech's Stabbing Trial Started This Week, Sounds Like a Real Shitshow

Dustin “Screech” Diamond, child star turned adult-alleged-stabber, is currently on trial in Port Washington, Wisc., accused of knifing a dude in the hand during a Christmas Day bar scuffle. His defense got off to a great start Wednesday when the judge ordered his attorney, Thomas Alberti, to remove the message “good… » 5/29/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Why Did Dennis Hastert Pay All That Hush Money? Feds: "It Was About Sex"

After feds announced indictments against ex-House speaker Dennis Hastert yesterday for illegally funneling $3.5 million to an unnamed person from his past as a high-school wrestling coach, an obvious question lingered: What was the cash for? For covering up male-on-male sexual abuse, naturellement. » 5/29/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Ky. Cops Pulled Mentally Ill Man From Jail, Put Him on Greyhound to Fla.

At a court hearing on April 22, a Kentucky judge ordered that Adam Horine be transported from the Carroll County Detention Center to a Lexington hospital for a mental health examination and treatment. Horine, who’d been arrested for disorderly conduct and making verbal threats, was hearing voices and had thoughts of… » 5/29/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

These Are The Latest Rumors in the Spying and Killing Game

A few weeks ago we started using the hashtag #PZintel to report (and speculate about) things of interest in the world of spying and killing. Follow us on Twitter @GawkerPhaseZero in order to keep track of these secrets large and small, as well as rumors that have echoed from the depths. If you have intel to share,… » 5/29/15 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

The Non Sports Fan's Guide to the FIFA Scandal or Whatever the Fuck

You may have just seen this headline, or a related one: “Sepp Blatter Re-elected as FIFA Boss Despite Charges” What does it mean? Which of those words are nouns, which are verbs, and which refer to human beings? Allow me to guide you, non sports fan. » 5/29/15 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
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500 Days of Kristin, Day 124: Pretty Boring

Yesterday I woke up confused, like I’d been bludgeoned with a turquoise bangle in my sleep. It turns out that I was just remembering a blog post on People’s website titled, “9 Reasons Kristin Cavallari Is Even More Stylish Than We Thought.” Is she? Even more stylish than we thought? Please hand me two baby aspirin and… » 5/29/15 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

Jeremy Renner Wedding Hell: When Will The Truth Come Out?

We brought you a story earlier this week, via TMZ, about actor Jeremy Renner crashing a wedding in Houston, Texas and hitting up the open bar. His publicist, Susan Patricola, reached out to us shortly after. She was unhappy! » 5/29/15 2:16pm Today 2:16pm

School Throws Away 10-Year-Old's Hot Lunch Because Her Account Was Empty

On May 20, a Kentucky grade schooler was eating lunch with her friends in the cafeteria when a school employee took away her hot lunch and dumped it in the trash in front of her. The teacher gave her a cheese sandwich to eat instead. Although the student didn’t know it, her lunch account had had a negative balance. » 5/29/15 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

The Duggars' Creepy Homeschool Curriculum's Guide to Fashion

There’s a lot more to ATI—the insane fundamentalist homeschool program used by the Duggars and thousands of others—than just bad science. In addition to revelations about cancer-causing semen, you’ll also be getting a whole section of fashion tips. Because if there’s anything god hates (more than lust and sex and… » 5/29/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

All Hail Sepp Blatter, FIFA Emperor-For-Life

As expected, courageous leader, tenacious progressive, and upstanding citizen Sepp Blatter has won re-election as president of FIFA. His impeccable credentials gave him the overwhelming victory over Guy Who Is Not Sepp Blatter, with the first vote ending up 133-73 before Blatter’s opponent generously conceded to the… » 5/29/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Jim Bob's Punishment for Masturbators: Crazy Duggar Tales We've Heard

Last week, conservative political activist and reality star Josh Duggar admitted that, as a teenager, he molested several underage girls—including some of his sisters. The admission was confirmation of a longstanding and widely circulated rumor about the 19 Kids and Counting family, and it’s not the only tale out… » 5/29/15 1:36pm Today 1:36pm