- Michael Hastings Death: Conspiracy Theories Abound As Investigation Continues
June 19 2013 12:24 PM
Unanswered questions surrounding the reported death of BuzzFeed’s Michael Hastings, 33, have sparked wild conspiracy theories on Reddit and Twitter.
- OMG: BuzzFeed Lawsuit May Test Legal Limits Of Listicles
June 18 2013 4:59 PM
BuzzFeed, Inc. is being sued for $3.6 million by Kai Eiselein, a photographer who says the viral news site violated his copyright.
- 15-Year-Old Teen Attacked By Shark In Texas
June 18 2013 8:25 AM
A shark attacked a teenager Monday afternoon as he swam in waist-deep water at Surfside Beach, along Texas's Gulf coast.
- The Media And Gay Marriage: Support Far Outweighs Opposition, Says Study
June 17 2013 3:11 PM
Pro-gay-marriage commentators like Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews discussed gay marriage more often than opponents like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, according to a Pew Research study.
- [EXCLUSIVE] Unpaid Intern Tunes Up Lawsuit Against Atlantic Records
June 17 2013 10:20 AM
Atlantic Records & parent Warner Music Group are being hit with a suit by a former unpaid intern who said he worked eight months without pay.
- Milwaukee Bingo Casino Leaves One Woman With Gunshot Wound To Leg
June 17 2013 7:52 AM
One person was injured in an early-morning shooting Sunday at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee
- Male Or Female? In Australia You Can Check ‘Other’
June 14 2013 11:53 AM
Gender X. The Australian government is allowing transgender and intersex individuals to choose a third gender in addition to male and female when filling out personal documents.
- Government Can’t Fight Terrorism Out In The Open, Says AOL Chief
June 13 2013 5:50 PM
At a “Media Minds” breakfast discussion on Thursday, Tim Armstrong, chief officer of AOL, gave his thoughts on government surveillance. AOL is one of the tech companies whose data is reportedly tapped into by PRISM.
- Where’s The Crack Video? Police Raid Building Linked To Rob Ford Scandal
June 13 2013 1:33 PM
A building linked to the Rob Ford crack scandal was raided as part of a massive police sweep in greater Toronto on Thursday, but police won't say if they seized the video that inspired Gawker’s Crackstarter.
- Philadelphia Building Inspector Commits Suicide Days After Collapse
June 13 2013 9:20 AM
The man who inspected a building on Market Street before it collapsed last week, killing six people, was found dead in an apparent suicide.
- Lame Duck Amazon Should Stop Selling Foie Gras, Says Animal-Rights Group
June 12 2013 5:26 PM
Mercy for Animals is calling on Amazon.com Inc. to stop selling foie gras, a French delicacy that's already been banned in California.
- Somerhalder Upset Over NY Post Cover Of Him With Ricin Letter Suspect
June 11 2013 1:37 PM
Ian Somerhalder is not pleased over a recent cover of the New York Post that showed him with small-time "Vampire Diaries" actress and ricin letter suspect Shannon Roger Guess.
- Houston Oncologist Charged With Allegedly Poisoning Co-Workers Coffee
June 11 2013 7:44 AM
Prosecutors have charged a Houston oncologist with spiking her lover and coworker's coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical used in antifreeze and medical research.
- Is Edward Snowden A Real Whistle-Blower? Some Beg To Differ
June 10 2013 6:50 PM
Tom Kent, the standards editor for the Associated Press, said news-writers should refer to Edward Snowden as a “leaker” instead of a “whistle-blower.”
- Edward Snowden Gave $500 To Ron Paul’s Campaign Last Year
June 09 2013 6:54 PM
Edward Snowden, the self-confessed NSA whistle-blower, donated $500 to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in 2012, according to CampaignMoney.com.
- When Is A Blogger Not A Blogger?
June 07 2013 5:30 PM
A New York Times profile of the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who broke a major domestic surveillance story this week, repeatedly refers to him as a blogger, not a reporter. Was it a subtle attempt to denigrate him?
- Journalists Nitpick NY Times Op-Ed Amid Surveillance Scandal
June 07 2013 12:16 PM
A New York Times op-ed about the Obama administration’s surveillance scandals caused a bit of controversy after it was changed without comment, but was the change unethical?
- Relax Restrictions On Diabetes Drug Avandia: FDA Panel
June 07 2013 8:31 AM
An FDA panel recommended relaxing tough safety restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia.
- When Does The Jodi Arias Trial Resume?
June 06 2013 12:29 PM
If prosecutors insist on death, a new panel must be seated to hear arguments and testimony before deliberating once again on a sentence. That process could take several months and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- New York Post Bagged With Defamation Lawsuit
June 06 2013 11:44 AM
The two Boston Marathon attendees identified as “Bag Men” by the New York Post are suing the tabloid for defamation.