June 13, 2013
It's like winning the lottery the day after the world explodes.
A national security expert listened in on the White House's Syria call Thursday. Here are her takeaways. "We didn't get any closer to a no-fly zone today."
Bart Chilton, the commissioner of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, wants stronger financial regulations. He also loves movies. On Thursday, he combined those two things into the best financial reform speech ever.
"I doubt the authors speak for most others at Cato and they certainly don't speak for the broader movement," says one unhappy libertarian.
Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.
U.S. has concluded Assad used chemical weapons, but no details yet on the specific military support that will be provided.
The Assad regime used chemical weapons to kill more than 100 rebels.
It's a non-negotiable statement of fact, but let's talk about it anyway.
This is the beginning of the end, folks.
The Florida senator has recently been the target of some friendly fire on the right, but at the start Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, he's the star of the show.
Praying to Yeezus I assume.
Sebastien de la Cruz, who classily stood up to Twitter critics, will sing Thursday before Game 4 of the NBA finals. Is he the Spurs new good luck charm?
Tumblr bans users that promote suicide, self-injury, and eating disorders. But they are all over. One teenage creator explains to BuzzFeed why she runs her site. Warning: graphic images. Many can be triggering. Please use caution.
*According to some videogame nerds.
You REALLY did not want to be called a nice guy back in the day.
Also says Congress will push for legislation to limit how much access contractors have to classified information.
The "brazen," "illegal alien" variety, he tweeted.
Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch after 14 years of marriage, saying the relationship was "irretrievably broken." The company's operations are not expected to be affected, and Deng is subject to terms of a pre-nup.
Rep. Joe Heck's son Joey has made several racist, homophobic, and sexist remarks on Twitter. "I apologize to everyone he may have offended," the Congressman tells BuzzFeed.
Happy birthday, Captain America.
The world has been searching for Ed Snowden's online trail. What we found was much more.
They are participating in the #SNAPchallenge to show how hard it is to live on food stamps with a budget of $31.50 a week.
You probably won't fool an actual smart person. But it's worth a shot.
The details of the proposed legal action are still a little nebulous.
Companies were patenting certain gene mutations. They lost in the Supreme Court Thursday. Here's everything you need to know.
Eat your words.
The metric of the future will be web traffic, and the sooner the cable news networks realize it, the better.
Some of the coolest sights that Mother Nature has to offer. WATER SPOUTS!
Coty, the celebrity fragrance and makeup company that went public today, doesn't have any women on its executive team or on its board of directors. The lack of gender diversity is unusual compared to rivals including Avon, Estée Lauder and Revlon.
And who are we to say otherwise?
Gannett, which owns the USA Today, Detroit Free Press and 80 other daily newspapers, spent $2.2 billion to buy a TV station company Thursday. Gannett now owns 43 TV stations and gets more revenue from broadcasting than newspapers.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday that the 9/11 attacks might have been prevented if wide-ranging phone surveillance, like the NSA's monitoring of Verizon records, had been in place at the time. Mueller was speaking before the House Judiciary Committee.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, FBI Director Robert Mueller used the events of September 11, 2001 as an example of why the National Security Agency’s monitoring of all Americans communications are critical.
And pedophilia, incest, and bestiality.
Pretty much anywhere a Tomb Raider movie would be filmed.
Car sales were at their highest rate in six months in May. But the auto industry has been expanding since well before then.
Without even leaving your desk.
Add an HD TV and a fridge full of beer for maximum sports viewing pleasure.
A huge explosion and fire happened today about 20 miles outside Baton Rouge, LA at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. Multiple injuries reported.
Here are the absolute basic necessities, adaptable for families and experienced campers alike.
"He must be gay, he's a hairdresser."
As long as you don't call yourself "tea party"...
A group of female IDF soldiers are in trouble again, this time for dancing on their IDF-issued guns like stripper poles.
John Liu, city comptroller and another mayoral candidate, is doing the SNAP challenge too. "I'm gonna get probably a loaf of bread, some peanut butter, rice, lentils," says Weiner.
The Chinese dissident is leaving NYU amid reports that the university bowed to pressure from the Chinese government. "These are unrelated matters."
It's like your very own NSA. Except probably better looking.
Coty Inc. began trading for the first time Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
The man who invented Mario holds forth on the disappointing sales of Nintendo's new console and why he almost showed off some of the new Zelda game at E3.
"Take it from my man, the love guv..."
A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of spray-painting the portrait at lunchtime.
Six people inside a Salvation Army died last week when the structure next door suddenly toppled over.
The Dirty Wars director, who spent the past week promoting his new film on cable news, called MSNBC "one long episode of the E! True Hollywood Story of Barack Obama."
Makes sense since high school and Wall Street are pretty much the same.
Lightning hits the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in downtown Chicago Wednesday evening.