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Happy Quadruple Amputee Can Hug Again After Arm Transplant


After Will Lautzenheiser lost both legs and both arms during a bout of streptococcal infection in 2011, it didn't look like the film professor would ever be able to hug anybody again.

NYC Councilmembers Walk Out to Protest Ferguson Decision


About a dozen City Council members walked out of a Tuesday meeting chanting "black lives matter" to protest the grand jury decision in Ferguson and the recent deaths of several black men at the hands of the NYPD."We stand here today as members of the New York City Council, representatives ...

Q-Tip Kept the Crowd Chanting at NYC’s Ferguson Protest


There was a familiar face among the crowd gathered in Times Square last night, holding "Racism Kills" and "Demilitarize the Police" signs, following the Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Cute Bunny Ban Could Be Coming to NYC


Bunnies are a cute and cuddly choice for a family pet, but New York City can be unkind to them. It turns out many owners don't love rabbits all that much and end up abandoning them to the raccoons in city parks, or to local animal shelters, which are struggling ...

Putin’s Hungry Tiger May Spoil His World Domination Partnership With China


Goats in northeastern China have been showing up dead, with crushed skulls and puncture marks "the size of a human finger clearly visible." This means there are two options: Either some tigers have been particularly hungry, or Wolverine has moved to China and developed a taste for goat tartare.Unfortunately for ...

Darren Wilson Wouldn’t Have Done Anything Differently


While the rest of the world was getting to know Darren Wilson through the just-released transcripts of his grand jury testimony — during which he attempted to justify the shooting of Mike Brown by explaining that the wounded 18-year-old looked like "a demon" — George Stephanopoulos was actually talking to the Ferguson ...

Pope Francis Even Believes the Best of ISIS


Pope Francis called for outreach to the terrorist group ISIS Tuesday, aboard the papal aircraft. He told reporters in the skies over France that, "Maybe there can't be a dialogue but you can never shut a door.""I never say 'all is lost,' never," the pontiff said, on his way home ...

If You Want to Avoid Snow During Thanksgiving Travel, You Should Just Leave Now

If you haven't already left the city for Thanksgiving and are planning to do so and do not have access to a helicopter or some other form of special rich-person travel, GET OUT NOW.

Why the Ferguson Prosecutor Waited Until 9:30 p.m. to Make the Grand Jury Announcement


When we learned yesterday that the Grand Jury had reached a decision regarding whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be charged in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, it seemed strange that the prosecution would wait until almost 9:30 p.m.

Omidyar’s First Look Media Shuts Down Former Taibbi Project


Racket, the publication Matt Taibbi was hired to run for First Look Media, is officially over. After less than a month of "exploring next steps" for the project in the wake of Taibbi's somewhat dramatic departure, First Look founder and eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar has decided to shut it down.Here's ...

Protester Who Splattered Bratton With Fake Blood Charged With Assault


The New York City protests against the Ferguson grand jury decision drew thousands of people into the streets, shut down the Triboro, Manhattan, and Brooklyn bridges, and produced an image that will be trotted out by NYPD critics for years to come: a grimacing Bill Bratton splattered with what looks ...

Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too


With his executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama just gave a whole lot of workers — largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway — a raise. The biggest beneficiaries, of course, ...

17-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Running Facebook Prostitution Ring


Today in teens: No longer are they simply posing for and posting scantily-clad selfies, they're also using Facebook to run high school prostitution rings.

George H.W. and Barbara Bush Forced to Awkwardly Smooch on the Texans’ Kiss Cam


Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara were happily watching a Houston Texans football game when the stadium Kiss Cam panned to show them on the big screen.

‘Y’all Know Y’all Wrong’: Mike Brown’s Devastated Mother Reacts to Grand Jury Decision


"Y'all know y'all wrong! Y'all know y'all wrong!" cried Mike Brown's mother when she learned of the grand jury's decision last night.

Obama, Ferguson, and the Torments of Liberalism


President Obama’s remarks last night on the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be recorded by history as a stirring piece of rhetoric.

Now the FDA Will Count Calories for You


Former mayor Bloomberg can rest easy: The Food and Drug administration is picking up where he left off in the fight against calories (and obesity).

Woman Snaps Selfie of Bill Clinton Staring at Her Boobs


A Reddit user claims his friend was snapping a selfie with an unknowing Bill Clinton when she captured this shot of the 42nd U.S.

Scenes From Ferguson Protests Around the Country


Americans all over the country took to the streets Monday night in reaction to a grand-jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

Ferguson Protester Tells Don Lemon How He Really Feels About CNN


CNN anchor Don Lemon, famous for important TV-news moments such as the time he wondered if Flight 370 got swallowed by a black hole, encountered some lively protesters while reporting from the ground in Ferguson last night. Perhaps they aren't big fans of CNN due in part to Lemon's scolding "Obviously, ...


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