Leaked Amy Pascal Email: Idris Elba Should Be the Next James Bond

Gawker favorite Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to play James Bond, The Daily Beast reports. "Idris should be the next bond," Pascal wrote in a January 4, 2014 email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures. Columbia distributes the Bond franchise. » 12/21/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

C.I.A. to Give Itself a Pass for Spying on Oversight Committee

A C.I.A.-appointed panel will recommend that C.I.A. officers who were found to have spied upon members of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating the agency's use of torture not be punished for getting caught, the New York Times reports. » 12/20/14 3:30pm Saturday 3:30pm

Four Gitmo Detainees Released, Repatriated to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced this morning the release and repatriation of four detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of Afghanistan. According to the Associated Press, the Afghan government is not required to further detain the men. » 12/20/14 12:15pm Saturday 12:15pm

North Korea Denies Involvement in Sony Hacks, Threatens U.S.

North Korea has said that it would like to work together with the United States to prove that it had nothing to do with the Sony hacks while also threatening the United States if it refuses to cooperate with this very sincere and real invitation. » 12/20/14 11:30am Saturday 11:30am

"I Can Breathe": An Evening with the Men of #ThankYouNYPD

If you wanted to hear both sides of the argument about race relations in America last night, you might have made your way down to City Hall in New York, where pro-NYPD and anti-racism demonstrators yelled at each other across barricades. "You're a fucking racist," one side screamed. "You're a fucking moron," the other… » 12/20/14 9:30am Saturday 9:30am

Ohio Detective Berated Girlfriend of Black Man Shot and Killed by Cops

The Ohio attorney general has released a 94-minute video recording of a police interview (part of which can be seen here) with a young woman whose boyfriend, John Crawford III, had just been killed by police. The video was released to The Guardian in response to a public records request. » 12/14/14 4:30pm 12/14/14 4:30pm

Fraudster's Suicide/Confession Attempt Goes Even Worse Than Expected

The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI announced yesterday that they had arrested one Charles A. Bennett on securities and wire fraud charges after Bennett attempted suicide early last month and confessed to his crimes in a note he'd left. His suicide attempt failed, the New York Post reported, and the NYPD found his note. » 12/13/14 5:05pm 12/13/14 5:05pm