Marines Quietly Conclude That Women Sort of Suck at Doing Pullups

As the Marine Corps inches closer to permitting women into ground combat roles, the service is delaying its 2014 plan to require female Marines to do three pullups. The reason: Women haven't proven very good at the exercise so far. » 12/31/13 11:00am 12/31/13 11:00am

Ariel Castro's Neighbor Pleads Guilty to Murder, Raping Daughters

More horrific news from the Cleveland neighborhood where Ariel Castro tortured three women for a decade: On Monday, Elias Acevedo Sr, Castro's neighbor, pleaded guilty to hundreds of charges, including two counts of murder and the rape of his three daughters and sister-in-law. » 12/31/13 10:10am 12/31/13 10:10am

​Russian Police Increase Security, Detain Dozens After Deadly Bombings

With the death toll from Sunday and Monday's suicide bombings officially at 34, Russian authorities have increased security in the city of Volgograd, where the attacks took place, and across the country amid concerns about terrorism at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. » 12/31/13 8:33am 12/31/13 8:33am

Judge Orders Oakland Teen Be Kept on Life Support After Botched Surgery

Late in the afternoon on the West Coast, a California judge ruled that a 13-year-old girl named Jahi McMath be kept on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland. The case has come before a court there in the wake of a botched tonsil surgery that eventually sent the girl into cardiac arrest. » 12/30/13 11:48pm 12/30/13 11:48pm

Taylor Swift is Fucking Up the Rhode Island Coastline

Taylor Swift has three homes. One is a "modest" four bed, four bath cottage-style house in Beverly Hills that sits on 1.5 acres. Another, her main residence, is a penthouse in downtown Nashville. The third is a beachside mansion on the coast of Rhode Island that she bought this year for $17.7 million in cash. People… » 12/30/13 10:02pm 12/30/13 10:02pm

Party At Times Square Applebee's on New Year's Eve For Just $375

New Year's Eve: if it's not impossible to find something fun to do, it always feels like something more fun is going on somewhere else. Like — to pick a name out of thin air here — the Applebee's in Times Square, where you can attend a NYE bash this year for the low, low price of... $375! » 12/30/13 8:25pm 12/30/13 8:25pm