Rupert Murdoch to Rehire Favorite Disgraced News Corp Exec

Former News Corp executive and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, who, last year, was found not guilty of hacking a murdered 13-year-old's cell phone, is about to be rehired by her old employer (and possibly lover) Rupert Murdoch, The Guardian reports. » 3/01/15 3:55pm Sunday 3:55pm

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year Running

On Saturday, Republican presidential hopeful won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll for the third consecutive year, the Guardian reports. Only three winners of 20 previous CPAC straw polls went on to win the party's nomination for president. » 3/01/15 11:46am Sunday 11:46am

Dakota Johnson Joined ISIS on SNL and People Sure Are Upset About It

Last night, on Saturday Night Live, Dakota Johnson graduated from high school and joined ISIS. Her proud and teary-eyed dad, played by Taran Killiam, dropped her off. "Death to America," shouted an ISIS fighter played by Kyle Mooney. » 3/01/15 10:10am Sunday 10:10am

Everyone in Russia Blaming Everyone Else for Opposition Leader's Death

Supporters and allies of the slain Boris Y. Nemtsov have expressed fear that the opposition leader's killing may have come at the behest of the government, the Washington Post reports. The government, meanwhile, has suggested that Nemtsov may have been martyred by other members of the opposition. » 2/28/15 12:00pm Saturday 12:00pm

Last Minute Vote Postpones Homeland Security Shutdown by One Week 

Two hours before forcing a shutdown, the House of Representatives agreed to a temporary funding deal for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday night, the Guardian reports. The deal will fund DHS for a week before we have to go through this whole thing all over again.… » 2/28/15 10:10am Saturday 10:10am

The Chicago Police Department Has Its Very Own CIA-Style "Black Site"

In an investigation published Tuesday, the Guardian's Spencer Ackerman reports on the existence of a warehouse in Chicago called Homan Square, where police take suspects to keep them out of official databases, deny them legal counsel, and beat them. » 2/25/15 12:45am 2/25/15 12:45am

Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty in American Sniper Murder Trial

A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the 2013 murder of Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who inspired the film American Sniper, rejecting the defense's claims that Routh was legally insane at the time, the New York Times reports. » 2/24/15 10:48pm 2/24/15 10:48pm

Report: NYPD Showing Cops Road House to Teach Them How to Be Nice

The NYPD has been showing a scene from Patrick Swayze's underrated 1989 classic Road House as part of a mandatory, three-day retraining course for 22,000 cops, the New York Post reports. It's the part where Swayze tells a bunch of tough guys to "be nice." » 2/24/15 7:45pm 2/24/15 7:45pm

Republicans Resigned to FCC Vote Expected to Enforce Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet as a public good, the New York Times reports, and Republican lawmakers who have opposed the impending decision are backing down. » 2/24/15 7:06pm 2/24/15 7:06pm

LAPD Cops Who Shot and Killed Man on Live TV Won't Be Charged

The three Los Angeles Police Department officers who shot and killed Brian Beaird after a car chase on live television in 2013 will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles Times reports. Beaird, a 51-year-old a National Guard veteran, suffered from mental illness. » 2/23/15 10:15pm 2/23/15 10:15pm