Ted Cruz is Upset True Blood Made Fun of Him

True Blood, a television show about Anna Paquin and her husband, has offended former Canadian and current Texas Senator Ted Cruz. This past Sunday's episode, "Lost Cause," depicted a fictional fundraiser held in Cruz's honor at the (real) George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. In keeping with the show's seven… » 7/22/14 8:56pm Yesterday 8:56pm

Governor of Jakarta Elected President of Indonesia

After a tight, contentious race, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected Indonesia's seventh president with 53.15 percent of 130 million estimated votes. "This victory is a victory for all the people of Indonesia," Widodo, a former furniture businessman, told his supporters in Jakarta, Tuesday. Widodo is… » 7/22/14 7:59pm Yesterday 7:59pm

A Lot of People Bought Chipotle Last Quarter

A lot of you have been eating Chipotle lately. Lots. The fast-casual burrito chain posted a 26 percent hike in second quarter profits and same-store sales (or locations open at least a year) are up 17.3 percent. And that was after the first price hike at the company in three years. But who is buying all that… » 7/21/14 11:54pm Monday 11:54pm

Missing Teen Returns Home Nine Months After Disappearing

Fifteen-year-old Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening, nine months after she disappeared from a small New Hampshire town in Mount Washington Valley. Hernandez was last seen leaving her high school in October of last year. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of her… » 7/21/14 10:39pm Monday 10:39pm

Separatists in Ukraine Turn Over MH17 Black Boxes, Bodies

Pro-Russian separatists that had taken over the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 in eastern Ukraine have turned over the plane's recording boxes, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Monday. The militants have also reportedly sent the bodies recovered from the site on trains to Kharkiv, a city… » 7/21/14 9:18pm Monday 9:18pm

U.S.: Russia Responsible for Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane

Secretary of State John Kerry made the Sunday morning news show rounds to outline the United States' case—citing American and Ukrainian intelligence reports and social media that "obviously points a very clear finger at the [pro-Russian] separatists"—that Russia was responsible for the attack that brought down… » 7/20/14 11:35pm Sunday 11:35pm

An Ohio Town is Trying to Make a Veteran Get Rid of His Therapy Ducks

Army veteran Darin Welker, 36, has been raising 14 ducks as a form of therapy after sustaining a back injury in Iraq in 2005. Welker started keeping the ducks in the yard of his West Lafayette, Ohio home since March of this year, and has since received citations from town officials, who are demanding he get rid of… » 7/20/14 9:30pm Sunday 9:30pm

At Least 40 People Were Shot This Weekend in Chicago

In another violent summer weekend in Chicago, at least 40 people were shot and four people were killed. Among the dead is 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was killed by a stray bullet that shot through the bedroom window of the sleepover she was attending. The bullet hit her while she was waiting to make s'mores with… » 7/20/14 7:51pm Sunday 7:51pm

Kerry Caught on Hot Mic: Israel Has "Hell of a Pinpoint Operation"

In the minutes before his interview on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke candidly about Israel's assault on Gaza to an aide on the phone, all while his microphone was on and the camera rolling. "It's a hell of a pinpoint operation, it's a hell of a pinpoint operation," he told the aide, frustrated. » 7/20/14 6:40pm Sunday 6:40pm

Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatment While in Prison

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved gender treatment for WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria. Manning will be treated while she serves her 35 year prison sentence for leaking national security documents. The decision comes after the Army was denied by the Bureau of Prisons a request to transfer… » 7/17/14 9:50pm Thursday 9:50pm