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Giant Drill Narrowly Misses Impaling the Ceiling of a Crowded F Train


A gigantic metal drill operated by an MTA contractor narrowly missed piercing the roof of a crowded F train at the 21st Street–Queensbridge station in Long Island City on Thursday.

Long Island Man Who Beheaded His Mother Was Off His Medication


Pat Ward, the SUNY Farmingdale professor who was beheaded by her son Derek on Tuesday, had been working to get him back on the psychiatric medicine he needed when the gruesome murder occurred.

6 Actually Interesting Things You Missed in Thursday’s Midterm Races


Here's a weird fact about America in 2014: While many people aren't following the midterm elections because they seem too long and dull, a sizable portion of the electorate is willing to read a seven-book series to find out who'll wind up on the Iron Throne of Westeros.

Alleged Cop Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48-Day Manhunt


Eric Frein, the 31-year-old survivalist suspected of killing one Pennsylvania state trouper and seriously wounding another in an ambush last month, was captured alive on Thursday.

Jon Stewart Confirms NBC Wanted Him to Host Meet the Press


Earlier this month, New York's Gabriel Sherman reported that before settling on Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory as host of Meet the Press, NBC offered the gig to Jon Stewart.

At Least Lindsey Graham Knows His Audience


"I'm trying to help you with your tax status," the South Carolina Republican joked with a group of good old boys, according to a secret recording that will definitely matter less than the 47 percent tape.

Do We Really Waste 90 Minutes a Day on Tinder?


Perhaps in some kind of goodwill PR tour, Tinder is lifting the veil on its operations and data in the press.

3 American Siblings Found Dead in Mexico


Three bodies discovered near Matamoros, Mexico, were identified by their father as siblings visiting from Texas.

Scenes From Yesterday’s ‘Carry That Weight’ Protests


Yesterday, inspired by Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis project, Carry That Weight, Columbia students left 28 waterlogged mattresses on the doorstep of university president Lee Bollinger — one for every complainant in Columbia’s Title IX case.

This Is What $28.5 Million Gets You at Luxury Tower One57


Calling all Russian oligarchs, hedge-funders, fashion tycoons, and Mark Zuckerberg: If you haven't already joined the ranks of other billionaires who've staked their claim on One57, the Christian de Portzamparc–designed luxury tower by Extell Development, there's a three-bedroom on the 58th floor up for grabs that won't mire you in ...

Teletubbie Breaks Into Home and Steals Chinese Food by Dumping It Into a Man-Purse


A 20-year-old Lehigh University student is being charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after dressing up as Laa-Laa, the yellow Teletubbie, breaking into his friend's house, and dumping Chinese food into a "man purse" before making a getaway.

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Wants to Ban Tim Cook From Russia Because of Ebola and AIDS


Tim Cook's coming-out may have elicited praise from Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley elite, but the reaction of one Russian lawmaker was decidedly different.

NRA Reminds Gun-Loving Voters to Be Afraid of Everything, Including ISIS, Mexicans, and Obama


If you've ever wondered where the endless font of gun-nut paranoia comes from, try the National Rifle Association's magazine, America's 1st Freedom.

Inside Twitter’s Marathon-Bombing Failure


The first time I was ever fully fixated on Twitter came in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

North Korea Will Quarantine Everyone From Everywhere Over Ebola Fears


Because banning all tourist visits was apparently not enough to reassure reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that, no, he will not get Ebola, the country has now decided to quarantine any and all of the few visitors it does allow into the country.

Black Bears Brawl in the Mean Streets of Suburban New Jersey


Suburban New Jersey has always been insanely dangerous, its mean streets littered with Dunkin Donuts drive-throughs and the tears of Real Housewives.

What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?


In 2001, Steve Jobs announced the original iPod, a music player that would make it possible for people to carry their entire album collections in their pockets.

Mattress-Carrying Rape Protesters Take Columbia by Storm


Hundreds of Columbia students darted across Amsterdam Avenue in the rain yesterday evening to stack 28 soggy mattresses at Columbia president Lee Bollinger's doorstep.

Michael Jordan Thinks Obama Is a ‘Shitty’ Golfer


Asked for his ideal foursome on the course, the King of Trash Talk told Ahmad Rashad, “I’ve never played with Obama, but I would.” Then he had second thoughts.

Michael Jordan Thinks Obama Is a ‘Shitty’ Golfer


Asked for his ideal foursome on the course, the King of Trash Talk told Ahmad Rashad, “I’ve never played with Obama, but I would.” Then he had second thoughts.


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