White Privilege Doesn't Exist, Says Noted Privileged White Man

Oh boy. We've long been aware that there is no room for irony in the vacuum of cable news, but Bill O'Reilly's segment last night on White Privilege™ was really something special. It doesn't exist, the man says! A lie perpetrated by a society of humans too goddamn lazy to overcome the disadvantages they are born… » 8/27/14 5:09pm Yesterday 5:09pm

Police Mistake Black Producer in Town for Emmys as Bank Robber

Producer Charles Belk was held by Beverly Hills police for nearly six hours last Friday after police mistook him for another bald, black man—one who robbed a Citibank. Belk, visiting for Emmys, was on his way to put money in his parking meter when he was detained and hauled off to a police station. » 8/27/14 11:37am Yesterday 11:37am

Zara Yanks Its Holocaust-for-Kids "Sheriff" Shirt from Store

Spanish clothing retailer Zara was selling a blue-and-white-striped shirt with a six-pointed star over the left side of the chest that read "SHERIFF." The shirt, the store says, was intended for children aged three months to three years. Except, zoomed out on their website, the shirt looks a lot like...a concentration… » 8/27/14 7:38am Yesterday 7:38am

Attention Tennis Players: Alec Baldwin Will Catch Your Stray Balls

Alec Baldwin, former celebrity still involved in things only famous people get to do, attended the U.S. Open match between Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko last night and when a stray ball went flying into the stands, he calmly reached out and caught it. It was no big deal. "I don't play tennis well, but I can… » 8/26/14 3:50pm Tuesday 3:50pm

CBS Embroiled in NCIS Farting Hippo Puppet Lawsuit

If you are unfamiliar with "Bert the Farting Hippo," then just ask your dad: it's a recurring prop on his favorite CBS procedural, NCIS. The makers of the plush hippo that makes farting noises and costs $45 are suing the network and Delivery Agent Inc., the company that operates their online store, for alleged… » 8/26/14 2:58pm Tuesday 2:58pm

Horse and Buggy Robbed by Masked Gunmen

A group of Amish riding in a horse and buggy along a East Lampeter Township, Penn. road were robbed at gunpoint by a man in a mask. The robber apparently drove up to the horse and buggy in a white minivan, swerving into the buggy's lane to force it to stop, got out, and demanded the wallets of all three people inside. » 8/26/14 1:50pm Tuesday 1:50pm

Everything You Need to Have Seen From Last Night's Emmys

Did you watch the Emmys last night? No? Good for you! They were kind of boring. And weird. Breaking Bad cleaned up for its final season and most of the shows you wanted to win (Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Detective) were shut out. Here's everything you missed: » 8/26/14 12:10am Tuesday 12:10am

Here's Your 2014 Emmy Award Winners

It's Emmys time, on a Monday night in August. Why? Because NBC makes too much money airing football on Sundays in the fall to accommodate your needs. No matter! We're here, updating throughout the night with the ceremony's winners. Join us in the comments to air your grievances, cheer on your favorites, and make… » 8/25/14 7:38pm Monday 7:38pm

Hundreds Gather to Mourn Michael Brown in St. Louis

Hundreds attended Michael Brown's funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis today, weeks after he was gunned down by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's step-mother, Cal Brown, who called him "Mike-Mike," told the crowd, "He just wanted so much. He wanted to go to college. To be… » 8/25/14 2:23pm Monday 2:23pm

Hundreds Killed as ISIS Captures Key Syrian Airbase Near Iraq Border

ISIS forces captured the Tabqa airbase in northern Syria on Sunday, the last remaining military defense in the region, bolstering the Sunni militants' control on the Raqqa Province. The province's capital, Raqqa, has long served as the group's headquarters, the New York Times reports; according to the BBC, the city… » 8/25/14 8:13am Monday 8:13am

Strangers Moved Into a Man's House and Changed the Locks

Rod Nylund recently closed on a home in northeast Portland. He hired a contractor to do some work on the house. But when the contractor arrived at the home, he found people were already living there. Confused, Nylund called his realtor, who had come to discover that the people living in his home had changed the locks… » 8/22/14 3:36pm Friday 3:36pm

Cheap Bastard Ends 10 Hours of Starbucks Customers "Paying it Forward"

If you are interested in buying a stranger their coffee (in exchange for another stranger buying yours), then you should go to the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, Fla. This past Wednesday, nearly 400 people "paid it forward" and bought the coffee order for the person behind them in the drive thru… » 8/22/14 11:45am Friday 11:45am

James Foley's Parents Release ISIS Email Received Days Before Killing

John and Diane Foley, the parents of American photojournalist James Foley—who was executed by ISIS in a horrifying video released Tuesday—have released an email they received from the militants just a week before their son was killed. » 8/22/14 8:12am Friday 8:12am