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  • An Indian man carries a girl across a waterlogged street in Mumbai on Thursday.

    1 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Megan Reynolds

    An Indian man carries a girl across a waterlogged street in Mumbai on Thursday. Heavy rains in the city have caused train delays and wreaked havoc on traffic. Photo by Rajanish Kakade via AP.Read more...
  • Tropical Storm Bertha Forms, May Pose a Threat to the Eastern U.S.

    31 July 2014, 11:49 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Aleksander Chan to Gawker

    The National Hurricane Center finally declared the low pressure system approaching the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Bertha. The newly-minted tropical system is the second of the year, and has sustained winds of 45 MPH as it heads towards the Lesser Antilles. It…
  • Man Jailed For Drunk Driving With 100 Chickens in His SUV

    31 July 2014, 11:30 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    A Nebraska man is now in jail for 108 days after being sentenced Tuesday for a DUI and livestock neglect after being pulled over for driving drunk with 100 chickens in his SUV.Read more...
  • Gas Leak In Taiwan Triggers Explosion, Killing 22 and Injuring 270

    31 July 2014, 10:21 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    A gas leak in the southern city of Kaoshiung in Taiwan triggered explosions that have killed at least least 22 people and injured as many as 270 people. Read more...
  • Man Accused of Sticking Needles in Packaged Meat "For the Hell of It"

    31 July 2014, 9:36 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    Ronald Avers, a 68-year old man from Belleville, Ill., is charged with allegedly placing sewing needles in packaged meat products for over a year at a local Shop'n'Save. Read more...
  • Tech Executive Shoots CEO, Kills Self After Being Demoted

    31 July 2014, 8:32 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    A Chicago executive is dead today after critically injuring his boss and then killing himself following a recent demotion.Read more...
  • American Ebola Victim Set To Receive Treatment in Atlanta

    31 July 2014, 7:42 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    One of the two Americans infected with ebola is set to return to the United States. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient for treatment in the next couple of days.Read more...
  • The Real Reason Why Joss Whedon Named His Space Western Show Firefly

    31 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That's just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of…
  • U.S and U.N. Announce 72-Hour Humanitarian Cease-fire in Gaza

    31 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S Secretary Of State John Kerry announced in a joint statement today an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that will begin Friday at 8 a.m. local time.Read more...
  • Cop Gets Job Back After Claiming Boner Cream Tainted His Drug Test

    31 July 2014, 6:20 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    A Miami Beach cop, fired last year when his random drug test came back positive for cocaine, has been reinstated. He claimed he'd never done coke, and the test result had been caused by a cream he rubbed on his genitals.Read more...
  • Project Runway Open Thread, Week 2

    31 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Ned Frey on Morning After, shared by Aleksander Chan to Gawker

    Two things you should never do alone: drink, and watch Project Runway. And thanks to this open thread, you won't have to be alone to do either! So why not join us? Tim and Nina will scowl in disapproval until you do.Read more...
  • Very Horny Topless Lady Explains How to Do Cybersex on the Internet

    31 July 2014, 5:44 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    First, you have to learn to type with one hand. Ha! Ha! Read more...
  • Tech PR Dummies: Please Follow My Boss on Twitter Please Please Please

    31 July 2014, 5:40 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Self-promotion on social media is an embarrassing and undignified business. One Lenovo PR exec boldly refused to pretend otherwise, approaching "top tier journalists" with arms outstretched: flattery in one hand, bribery in the other.Read more...
  • Airbnb Thinks Greenwashing Will Clean Up All Its Bad PR

    31 July 2014, 5:20 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Airbnb has been losing control of its brand in recent weeks, with headlines dominated by squatters and their new boob-butt-balls brand . But the sharing economy startup is trying to shift the story back to their favor, and they're employing corporate…
  • Thursday Night TV Enjoys a Little Roleplay Now and Then

    31 July 2014, 5:04 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Aliens fucking each other while dressed like other kinds of aliens, a sexy LARPing reality show, the season finale of Maron and the series finale of Lisa Ling's latest triumph: Tonight it is Thursday night, tonight.Read more...
  • A new government report on the persistence of the implied "Too Big to Fail" guarantee for major bank

    31 July 2014, 5:01 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    A new government report on the persistence of the implied "Too Big to Fail" guarantee for major banks finds that the advantage for those banks has declined since the recession, but TBTF still exists, which is why we should still break up the biggest banks, so…
  • Wait Till You See This Kangaroo's Dick

    31 July 2014, 4:55 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    Another classic episode of the best show on television , PBS' Sex in the Wild, aired last night. This one focused on kangaroos, whose engorged S-shaped penises look like earthworms. If I were a girl (or gay boy) kangaroo, I would take one look at one of those…
  • Why Isn't This Swirling Low in the Atlantic a Tropical Storm?

    31 July 2014, 4:51 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    A swirling low pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is approaching the Caribbean at this hour as it produces tropical storm force winds, but it's not considered a tropical storm. If it's producing strong enough winds, why won't forecasters call it a tropical…
  • Deadspin Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

    31 July 2014, 4:39 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Deadspin Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It? | Gizmodo 7 Conservative Alternatives to the Internet's Most Popular Sites | io9 The Tortured History Of Earth's First 500 Million Years | Jalopnik An Angel In A Model T Fixed My Baja Bug With A Piece…
  • Sharknado 2 Sets SyFy Ratings Record

    31 July 2014, 4:39 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Last night's premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One on SyFy really reeled in a shark tornado's load of shark ratings.Read more...
  • ​New Mexico Asshole Throws 8-Week-Old Kitten Against Brick Wall

    31 July 2014, 4:38 pm by: Jason M. Vaughn on The West, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    An 8-week-old kitten will be short a leg—if he manages to survive at all—after some shit-sucking knuckle-dragging dickhead decided to toss him against a brick wall from a moving truck.Read more...
  • One-Legged Drunk Lady Attacks Flight Attendants With Prosthetic

    31 July 2014, 4:23 pm by: Andy Cush

    On a flight from Enfindha, Tunisia to Edinburgh, Scotland last night, a drunk woman, apparently angry that flight crew members wouldn't give her cigarettes and/or a parachute, allegedly took off her prosthetic leg and attacked flight attendants with it. Read…
  • 7 Conservative Alternatives to the Internet's Most Popular Sites

    31 July 2014, 4:18 pm by: Ashley Feinberg on Gizmodo, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    ReaganBook—the hip, social-networkin' conservative's answer to Facebook that popped up not even a week ago—is dead. After being flooded with pornography and profanities of all sorts, the "Facebook for Patriots" was forced to shutter its doors. But don't…
  • Former Game of Thrones Actress Seeks Princess Job, Serious Offers Only

    31 July 2014, 4:12 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Aimee Richardson, who played Joffrey's sister Myrcella Baratheon on Game of Thrones, hasn't been seen on the show since late season 2. Myrcella is about to return as part of a major plotline in season 5, but Richardson won't be back. She's been recast, losing…
  • This Israeli Government Account Is Tweeting Out Bullshit Graphic Pics

    31 July 2014, 4:05 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    As long as we're on the subject today of bullshit photos being posted by partisans in the Israel/Gaza saga , here's the story of a spurious, brutally graphic anti-Muslim allegation that's been propagated on a bizarre Twitter account run by Israel's version of…

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