Clowns "Violently Poke" Family at Haunted House With Purple Vibrator

In a lawsuit filed by Regina Janito, the mother alleges two men dressed as clowns terrorized her and her family during a visit to the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, Ill. She accuses one of the clowns of "violently" poking her daughter with a purple vibrator while the other simulated oral sex on a teddy bear… » 10/22/14 3:11pm Today 3:11pm

Four Blackwater Guards Found Guilty for Killing 14 in Iraq

All four Blackwater security guards on trial for the deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad's Nisour Square have been found guilty by a federal jury, concluding a 11-week trial. The group was charged with the killings of 14 Iraqis and injuring 17 others. » 10/22/14 1:18pm Today 1:18pm

Bill Murray Doesn't Need Tinder to Get a Date

Bill Murray, continuing on his tour to live his best, "whatever, man" life, broached the hot topic of Tinder on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He'd use it, maybe, but Bill Murray doesn't need Tinder. "I think it would be amusing, but I can't imagine doing it," he told Kimmel. "I feel like I've lived that life and I can… » 10/22/14 10:25am Today 10:25am

Michael Brown Autopsy: Gunshot Wound to Hand, Marijuana in System

According to the official autopsy report for Michael Brown obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, the teenager suffered a gunshot wound to his hand from close range and had marijuana in his system at the time of his death. » 10/22/14 8:17am Today 8:17am

North Korea Releases American Detained for Placing Bible in Nightclub

Jeffrey Fowle, one of the three Americans being held by North Korea, has been released, the State Department confirmed today. Fowle, 56, had been in captivity since May of last year; he was awaiting trial on charges of "Christian proselytizing" for leaving a Bible in a nightclub. » 10/21/14 2:22pm Yesterday 2:22pm

SNL Gets a Little Less White, Adds Leslie Jones to Cast

Starting with this week's show hosted by Jim Carrey, Saturday Night Live writer and Weekend Update powerhouse Leslie Jones will be a featured cast member. Jones was a finalist in the show's very public search for minority cast members—a role that eventually went to Sasheer Zamata. » 10/21/14 12:51pm Yesterday 12:51pm

Alan Cumming Was Totally Fine With Shia LaBeouf Grabbing His Ass

The story of how grizzled vagabond Shia LaBeouf was arrested by police for showing up wasted to a Broadway production of Cabaret continues to be told, primarily because everyone involved won't stop talking about it. And last night on Conan, it was Cabaret star Alan Cumming's turn. » 10/21/14 9:55am Yesterday 9:55am

Oscar Pistorius Gets Five Years for Killing of Girlfriend

South African track star Oscar Pistorius, 27, was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the shooting and killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. "I'm just glad it's over," June Steenkamp, Reeva's mother, told reporters after the sentencing. » 10/21/14 8:07am Yesterday 8:07am

Bullshit: "Menswear Dog" Owners Make $15K a Month Off Their Shiba Inu

Bodhi, a Shiba Inu you might have seen dressed in J. Crew gingham on a photo you scrolled past and smiled at on Tumblr, is another dog forced to live his life as a meme. He enjoys only the meager restitution of being a dog and his owners? They make about $15,000 a month off him, Fast Company writes in a new profile,… » 10/20/14 11:30am Monday 11:30am

ISIS Bombings and Airstrikes Intensify in Continuing Battle for Kobani

Kobani, where tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, endured some of its "fiercest fighting in days" over the weekend as the battle between regional Kurds and ISIS forces extends into its fourth week. In what's been described as a crucial symbolic measure, the U.S. dropped 27 bundles of supplies to… » 10/20/14 8:09am Monday 8:09am

Report: Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram to Release Missing Girls

Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group with ties to al-Qaeda waging war in Nigeria and responsible for the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls, has reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government. Discussions between the Nigerian government and the militants have included talks of releasing… » 10/17/14 2:57pm Friday 2:57pm

Obama to Appoint Former VP Chief of Staff Ron Klain as "Ebola Czar"

After signaling interest in appointing an "Ebola czar" to head-up the United States' response to the virus—which has been criticized as inefficient from all sides—President Obama will appoint Vice President Joe Biden's former chief of staff, Ron Klain, to the post, CNN reports. » 10/17/14 12:14pm Friday 12:14pm

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to TV with New Ridley Scott Series

According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Ridley Scott, along with producer Lynda Obst, is developing an Ebola outbreak limited series for Fox TV Studios based on Richard Preston's best-selling high school reading assignment The Hot Zone. Preston will apparently have a new story in this week's New Yorker about the… » 10/17/14 9:09am Friday 9:09am