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  • U.S.: Separatists Likely Shot Down MH17 By Mistake

    22 July 2014, 6:47 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    U.S. intelligence officials announced Tuesday that they believe Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was accidentally shot down by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine after misinterpreting radar images. Read more...
  • It's Time for England to Ask: Should Prince George Step Down?

    22 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Caity Weaver

    Prince George, heir to the British throne, turned one human year old on Tuesday. An occasion for celebration, perhaps, and yet we find ourselves troubled: If one thing has become clear over the last year, it is that George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is far…
  • Airbnb Finally Gets In the Game and Starts Poaching Politicos

    22 July 2014, 6:04 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    You wouldn't guess it from the ubiquitous subway ads or astroturfing campaigns , but Airbnb's legislative efforts are a little behind the times. For example, the company spent "tens of millions" on a New York "advertising blitz" after a judge first ruled on a…
  • Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Unpaid Wages

    22 July 2014, 5:48 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Apple is now facing a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. The suit was originally filed on behalf of Genius Bar employees in 2009, alleging Apple denied workers their legally-required meal and rest breaks. Following years of litigation in California's…
  • Three Out of Four Newark Police Stops Are Unconstitutional

    22 July 2014, 5:23 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    After a three-year investigation, the U.S. Justice Department said today that the Newark Police Department is a corrupt, racist hive of unconstitutional behavior.Read more...
  • Old Man Throws Away His Canes And Dances, A Weary Internet Rejoices

    22 July 2014, 5:22 pm by: Michelle Dean

    It does not take Claude Lévi-Strauss to explain why the above video of an elderly man — perhaps Peruvian, but "facts" about viral videos seem generally to be moving targets so don't quote me on that — is being shared by distant relatives of yours and mine…
  • Did We Finish Looking Into Those 1,700 Pentagon Child Porn Cases?

    22 July 2014, 5:21 pm by: Matthew Phelan on Black Bag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Inquiries into why Britain's Home Office mysteriously lost 100 files documenting allegations of an organized pedophile ring involving politicians seem to have stalled recently, with the panel's chair stepping down, due to a conflict of interest. Did America…
  • io9 China Seals Off City Of 30,000 People After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague | Jalopnik Chrysler Recal

    22 July 2014, 5:13 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    io9 China Seals Off City Of 30,000 People After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague | Jalopnik Chrysler Recalls Nearly 800,000 SUVs For Ignition Switch Issues | Jezebel Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End | Kotaku How A…
  • Tipster: "Latin Kids...Sent Here to Fill a Void for All the Abortions"

    22 July 2014, 5:08 pm by: Andy Cush

    Gawker maintains an active telephone tips line . Sometimes, we get tips so big—so explosive—we have no choice but to publish them directly to our website. Today, we heard from Jim, who is "not a politician or whatever," but has been "fired a lot." Read…
  • Sarah Palin's Budding NASCAR Career Cut Short by Speeding Ticket

    22 July 2014, 4:50 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    When you're Sarah Palin and you get clocked doing 63 in a 45, there are lots of good responses to give reporters: "It was dumb, won't do it again." "I was in a hurry, won't do it again." "Why do you think this is news? Won't do it again." But then, if you're…
  • Auschwitz Selfie Teen: "I Don’t Think I Would Do Anything Differently"

    22 July 2014, 4:40 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Breanna Mitchell, the Alabama teenager who tweeted a smiling selfie (with bonus smiley emoji!) from Auschwitz Concentration Camp, appeared on TakePart Live Monday to tell Meghan McCain that she regrets nothing.Read more...
  • Bill de Blasio yawns as his son, Dante, drives a boat near the coast of Naples, Italy on Tuesday.

    22 July 2014, 4:12 pm by: Taylor Berman

    Bill de Blasio yawns as his son, Dante, drives a boat near the coast of Naples, Italy on Tuesday. [Image via Wall Street Journal]Read more...
  • Comcast Exec on Torturous Customer Call: "We Fell Short"

    22 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Andy Cush

    Listening to the customer call heard around the world , it's hard not to sympathize with both parties. Ryan Block, the caller, just wanted to disconnect his cable service, but the nameless Comcast rep on the other end was only doing what he was trained to do:…
  • ​Tuesday Night TV Demonstrates an Erratic Use of Prosthetics

    22 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Tonight we've got a heck of a lot of shows about food, the foretold hurling of a leg, people swapping wives and claiming to be celebrities, and you can bet your ass absolutely there is the show Tyrant .Read more...
  • Another Appeals Court Rules: Nuh-uh, Red States Can Too Get Obamacare

    22 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Allie Jones

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Virginia, ruled today that the IRS has the power to grant subsidies to people who are enrolled in Obamacare through the federal health insurance exchange. This is the opposite of what the D.C. Circuit Court of…
  • Florida Couple Arrested After a Grandma Tapes Them Having Sex on Beach

    22 July 2014, 3:45 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Dozens of people reportedly watched—and a grandmother took video—while a couple had sex on Florida's Bradenton Beach for nearly 25 minutes. Then, witnesses say, they slept "for hours" before going right back to fucking.Read more...
  • The Calm After "Brooklyn Girls": Catey Shaw Comes Home

    22 July 2014, 3:37 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    "(we know)."Read more...
  • Miley Cyrus Takes Three Days Off Internet, Fueling Death Rumors

    22 July 2014, 3:20 pm by: Hudson Hongo on Antiviral, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    If you're not on Instagram, do you even really exist? That's the existential dilemma Miley Cyrus fans wrestled with this weekend after the pop star took an almost 90-hour break from posting dirty feet pics and dildo reviews . The uncharacteristic social media…
  • FX Networks CEO Shit-Talks True Detective, Renews Most Shows

    22 July 2014, 3:06 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Addressing the Television Critics Association this week, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf got maybe a little too big for his britches during his announcement of Fargo 's second-season pickup.Read more...
  • James Gunn On The Movies You Must Watch Before Guardians Of The Galaxy

    22 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Meredith Woerner on io9, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Earlier this month, Marvel released a Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape loaded with tunes from the '70s that will also serve as half of the film's soundtrack. It really helps set the tone for the film, so we asked director James Gunn to do the same thing with…
  • Did Russian Officials Edit Wikipedia to Back Up a Bogus MH17 Theory?

    22 July 2014, 2:57 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    Russian defense officials Monday argued that a Ukrainian warplane was near Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and may have been responsible for the commercial jet's deadly shootdown. And when the physics seemed to dispute that theory, Russian officials appear to have…
  • The current UN food ration for hundreds of thousands of African refugees is just 850 calories per da

    22 July 2014, 2:49 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    The current UN food ration for hundreds of thousands of African refugees is just 850 calories per day—fewer calories than there are in five TGI Friday's mozzarella sticks . Read more...
  • Fashion Magazines Are Often Ridiculous (And That's Fine)

    22 July 2014, 2:47 pm by: Michelle Dean

    A crumbling but persistent zombie of a debate about the proper place of Serious Women in fashion photo spreads is again lumbering around the internet. Read more...
  • Nobody Cares About Your Tweets

    22 July 2014, 2:41 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The vast majority of Tweets are useless. Twitter feeds are an endless stream of #random and #unnecessary hashtags, shady shortened links, and poorly-made pictures hawking one's favorite political candidate (who probably sucks). And yet, we keep Tweeting.…
  • For the first time ever, researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from infected human cells.

    22 July 2014, 2:40 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    For the first time ever, researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from infected human cells. "This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS," said Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple…

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