App Allows the Men of Atlanta to Creep on Their Favorite Cheerleaders

If you are an Atlanta Falcons season-ticket holder and enjoy the company of professional cheerleaders, congratulations: you can now order a cheerleader to your stadium seat via app. To uh, take a picture. It's a plot only creepy NFL marketers and anti-social app developers could devise. » 8/27/14 12:13pm Today 12:13pm

American Journalist Held Hostage in Syria Returns to the U.S.

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held hostage by the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria for almost two years, is back in the U.S. He met his mom at Logan International Airport last night. In a statement to the Associated Press, Curtis said, » 8/27/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Cobra's Severed Head Awakes From the Dead to Kill Chinese Chef

Here is a nightmare that is also real: The severed head of a cobra snake reportedly jumped out of the kitchen trash in a restaurant and killed the chef who was preparing its body as a meal. The chef, Peng Chen, had removed the head from the Indochinese spitting cobra a full 20 minutes before it bit him. One diner told… » 8/26/14 3:27pm Yesterday 3:27pm

ISIS Wants $6.6 Million for 3rd American Hostage, a 26-Year-Old Woman

ISIS is demanding a $6.6 million ransom for an unidentified 26-year-old female hostage in Syria. She was reportedly kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian aid work. According to ABC News, ISIS is also requesting that the U.S. release prisoner Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in 2010 of trying to kill U.S.… » 8/26/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

Anti-Gay Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell Now Living With (Maybe) Gay Priest

The public corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen continues to provide the drama we all hoped it would. In an effort to convince the jury that he and his wife did not conspire to take money and gifts in exchange for political favors, Bob has testified that his marriage was, and is,… » 8/26/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

Obama Authorizes Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria

In a move that brings the U.S. closer to military action in Syria, President Obama approved manned and unmanned air surveillance of ISIS in the country. According to AP sources, the flights have already begun. While Obama has avoided military action in Syria for the past three years, ISIS militants' increased threat… » 8/26/14 8:55am Yesterday 8:55am

Fort Lee Soldier Dead in Apparent Suicide After "Active Shooter" Alert

A Fort Lee soldier who caused an "active shooter" alert at the Virginia base this morning has died after reportedly shooting herself while barricaded in an office. The Associated Press reports that the soldier "went on a rampage" in an office and shot herself. No other injuries have been reported. » 8/25/14 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm

Boko Haram Declares an Islamic Caliphate in Nigeria

Boko Haram, the militant Islamic group that has been kidnapping women, girls, and boys and capturing territory in northern Nigeria, has declared an Islamic caliphate. The Nigerian army already rejected the claim as "empty," noting that the "sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact." » 8/25/14 12:13pm Monday 12:13pm

Freshman Girl Impaled By Golf Club at ASU Fraternity Party

Natalie Eaton, 18, was impaled by a golf club in a freak accident at one of Arkansas State University's first parties of this year. According to police, two guys were tossing a football back and forth at a Kappa Alpha rush cookout when one decided to "bat" the football with the club. The club broke and "impaled Eaton… » 8/25/14 10:37am Monday 10:37am

Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting at Least Six Women While on Duty

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly sexually assaulting at least six women while on duty. Police chief Bill Citty said at a news conference yesterday that Holtzclaw would "stop the women while he was working, force them to expose themselves, fondle them, and in at… » 8/22/14 5:32pm Friday 5:32pm

Two French Teens Busted Trying to Join "Terrorist Enterprise" in Syria

Two French girls, ages 15 and 17, were caught by authorities after allegedly planning to fly to Syria and become jihadis. Not much information has been released about the teens or their motives, but at face value, the case isn't unusual—French authorities say they've caught 900 citizens participating in jihad or… » 8/22/14 4:10pm Friday 4:10pm

Harry Reid Makes Fun of Asians at Asian Chamber of Commerce Meeting

At a meeting of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thought he'd try out a couple of jokes. About Asians. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," he said at the end of his speech. The audience laughed politely. » 8/22/14 1:10pm Friday 1:10pm

Cool Teacher Fired for Playing Sixth Graders Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love"

Atlanta Public Schools fired a sixth grade teacher this week for playing her class Beyoncé and Jay Z's eternal classic, "Drunk in Love." According to the administrators' complaint against Ms. Nikki Turner, "This song contained profanity, vulgarity, and sexually explicit lyrics. This song is not [in] alignment with… » 8/22/14 11:00am Friday 11:00am

Hamas Admits to Kidnapping, Killing Three Israeli Teens

Senior Hamas leader Salah Arouri said in a news conference yesterday that Hamas was indeed responsible for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens that sparked the current crisis in Gaza. While Hamas has praised the act before, no Hamas official has explicitly taken credit for it. » 8/21/14 3:05pm 8/21/14 3:05pm