Philly Hate Crime Suspects Tracked Down by Anonymous Twitter Hero

The suspects in a violent gang assault on two gay men in Philadelphia have apparently been located by an anonymous Twitter sleuth from Jersey. The victims, who haven't been publicly identified, were walking in Center City around 10:45 p.m. on September 11 when they came face-to-face with a large, clean-cut-looking… » 9/16/14 11:46pm Yesterday 11:46pm

Adrian Peterson Just "Overdid It" A Little, Columnist Argues

The super-smart takes on the Adrian Peterson debacle just keep coming. Almost as soon as the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted for child abuse, people started chiming in with all sorts of opinions they should probably have kept to themselves: Charles Barkley called beating a child just a black, Southern… » 9/16/14 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm

CNN: Doctor Took Mid-Surgery Selfie with Unconscious Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' doctor took a selfie with the unconscious comedian in the operating room before her endoscopy, according to a new report from CNN. The ear, nose and throat specialist, who hasn't been publicly identified, was also allowed to perform a biopsy on her vocal cords, a procedure that Rivers hadn't previously… » 9/16/14 9:35pm Yesterday 9:35pm

Reports: Possibly Pregnant Teens Who Joined ISIS Killed in Syria

A pair of Austrian teenagers who apparently fled to Syria to support ISIS may be pregnant by a pair of Chechen fighters, according to a probably-fake report in the New York Post. Several more reputable news outlets, meanwhile, are reporting that either Samra Kesinovic, 16, or her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, may have… » 9/16/14 8:36pm Yesterday 8:36pm

Glenn Beck Thinks Nigerian Prison Guards Are Going to Give Us All Ebola

By now, the oh-my-God-we're-all-going-to-get-Ebola fever that gripped much of the United Sates this summer has pretty much subsided. Although one study suggests that the virus could reach the U.S. by late September, we all pretty much know that any outbreak here would likely be a relatively small cluster and more… » 9/16/14 7:05pm Yesterday 7:05pm

Lawsuit: Rikers Guards Ignored Dying Teen as His Heart Ruptured

The rest of the world might be falling apart, but Rikers Island is still reliably horrific. A New York mother is suing Corizon, the company that provides healthcare at Rikers, New York City's largest jail complex, saying her 19-year-old son died in a cell there last year after being denied adequate medical treatment. » 8/18/14 8:27pm 8/18/14 8:27pm

Police in Ferguson Try to Shut Down Don Lemon's Live Broadcast

As another long night in Ferguson begins, the National Guard is on the scene, but so too are the local police, who continue to demonstrate great judgment and a keen grasp on how they're coming across to the outside world. A few minutes ago, police tried to shut down CNN anchor Don Lemon's live broadcast as he stood on… » 8/18/14 7:23pm 8/18/14 7:23pm

McDonald's Tries to Improve Image By Serving Reporters Non-McDonald's

When you think of McDonald's, the corporate powers that be behind the golden arches would really prefer if your mind didn't immediately flash to expired garbage meat or wages barely preferable to indentured servitude or even their terrifying new toothed box of a mascot. No, McDonald's would rather be synonymous with… » 8/18/14 6:45pm 8/18/14 6:45pm

Easily Shocked One Million Moms Upset Over Adult Swim's Black Jesus

Homophobic, censorious advocacy group and righteous bunch of trolls One Million Moms is back with another important cause. The group, which is run by the anti-gay American Family Association, concerns itself primarily with waging "media campaigns" against evils like the Geico pig, whose commercials they claimed… » 8/06/14 8:45pm 8/06/14 8:45pm

Boko Haram Kills 100 As It Sets Fire to And Seizes Another Major Town

Extremist group Boko Haram has reportedly seized yet another major Nigerian town, killing at least 100 civilians in the process. Nigeria's Daily Post reports that Gwoza, one of the most populated areas in the northeastern Borno State, was seized by the group at dawn, who came in using armored tanks and Toyota Hilux… » 8/06/14 7:49pm 8/06/14 7:49pm