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A Meteorologist on the Why Hurricane Joaquin Is A Tricky Storm to Predict

Hurricane Joaquin got bumped up Thursday to a Category 4 storm, and walloped the Bahamas with more than 120 mph winds, crushing surf, and rains. The warm Caribbean waters are fueling the system, strengthening the storm before it leaves the area. But, as everyone up and down the Eastern seaboard... More »

Ben Carson Would Have a Muslim on the Supreme Court, If They Don’t Practice Islam

It’s pretty clear by now that presidential candidate Ben Carson doesn’t know much about Islam as most Muslims practice it, and doesn’t consider a Muslim capable of embracing the values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution without rejecting some fundamental tenets of their faith. Given his lower-than-Wikipedia-level understanding of Sharia (Islamic... More »

NYC Is Home to More MacArthur Geniuses Than Michelin 3-Star Restaurants

New York City in 2015: home to both world-class geniuses in the arts and sciences and world-class dining options! This year the city boasts more MacArthur Fellowship recipients (nine) than three-star Michelin restaurants (six).New York's veritable buffet of haughty intellectual achievers — 9 of the total crop of 24 geniuses this year... More »

Hurricane Joaquin Upgraded to Category 4, But Don’t Panic Just Yet

Don't start stocking up on bottled water or anything (yet!), but our terrible new friend Hurricane Joaquin has grown into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm. While there's now a good chance that Joaquin will not make landfall in the United States, the East Coast — everything from North Carolina... More »

At Least 10 Dead in Mass Shooting at Oregon College

At least 10 people are dead and more than 20 injured in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, just north of Roseburg, Oregon, according to Oregon State police. The shooter is in custody, according to reports from multiple local stations. School officials told local station KATU that the shooting began at approximately 10:40 a.m.... More »

Hillary Clinton Will Return to Saturday Night Live This Weekend

The New York Times reports that gay icon Hillary Clinton is skipping out on giving the keynote address for the Human Rights Campaign, the biggest LGBT rights group since ABBA, on Saturday. But she'll still be interacting with a prominent gay, as she's set to appear in Saturday Night Live's... More »

Does the Sanders Small-Donor Money Machine Threaten Hillary?

Democratic socialists aren't supposed to make $2 million in a single day. But Democratic presidential hopeful and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders did just that on Wednesday, bringing his campaign's total fund-raising haul for the third quarter to $26 million — just $2 million short of Hillary Clinton's total over the... More »

The NYPD Is Changing the Way It Deals With Officer Violence

The NYPD has vowed to change the way it deals with the use of force by its officers. Conveniently enough, this news comes on the same day as the release of a report by Inspector General Philip Eure, who concluded that NYPD instruction on the use of force is "vague... More »

Josh Tyrangiel’s Departure Is More Proof of Bloomberg Media’s Shrinking Ambitions

This morning, Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel announced he was leaving the magazine after a six-year run in which he revived the 86-year old title with buzzy covers and a pop-culture sensibility. In his departure memo, Tyrnagiel wrote, “there’s no deeper explanation than that the time is right.” But there is a deeper explanation: Mike... More »

Stonewall Inn Officially Landmarked (Even Roland Emmerich Can’t Mess That Up)

Following the Landmark Preservation Committee's unanimous June vote designating landmark status, it's now, thanks to the City Council, official: The Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village bar "Where Pride Began" is a designated landmark, the first and only landmark to honor the gay-rights' movement in the city. The designation prevents it from... More »

How Do You Solve an Unknown Like Melania? 3 Different Publications Try — at the Same Time

In a presidential campaign cycle full of familiar names and candidates who have already run a campaign or two or eight, Donald Trump stands out — a factor, no doubt, in his unexpected popularity surge. The same logic holds for his wife, who is rarely seen on the campaign trail... More »

There Are Plenty of People Who Want to Buy Manhattan Real Estate — There Just Aren’t Enough Apartments to Go Around

Manhattan's real-estate market is beginning to look like the runaway train that won't lose steam, especially in the non-luxury segment. Third-quarter reports released Thursday by brokerage firms show a market still filled with buyers and not enough apartments to sate their appetite. According to the Douglas Elliman survey, there were... More »

People Tweet More Egocentrically From Their Phones

As anyone who tweets a lot can tell you, there are different styles of tweeting. At one end of the spectrum is the careful, deliberate, I'm-gonna-try-to-make-a-deep-point tweet; at the other is the I-just-saw-this-funny-thing-I-wanna-share tweet; and then there's everything in the middle. For a recent study in the Journal of Communication,... More »

NASA Says There’s Water on Mars. So When Do We Move There?

Mars has water. This ought to make it easier for us to actually do what humanity — in the form of science-fiction nerds, but also actual scientists, two categories of earthling that significantly overlap — has been dreaming of for more than a century: visiting our red neighbor. So how... More »

The Yankees Are Backing Into the Playoffs

The Yankees’ magic number to clinch a Wild Card spot has dropped to one, but it could have fallen all the way to zero had they beaten the Red Sox last night — or in any of the games of their current series with Boston at Yankee Stadium, for that... More »

Secret Service Forced to Apologize Again

On Wednesday, the Secret Service was ridiculed once again after word got out that dozens of agents had accessed the personnel file of a certain House Republican — one who happened to chair the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that was investigating why the agency was so bad at its... More »

How Tax Evasion Is Fueling Inequality

Have you ever used a tax-avoidance strategy like the “double Irish,” the “Dutch sandwich,” or the “Swiss cheese”? (Only one of those is made up.) Almost certainly not. But some slender, rich proportion of American individuals and companies has, and a new book by a University of California, Berkeley professor... More »

Snooping Through Hillary Clinton’s Email: The Hackers, Hummus, and ‘Home Girls’ Edition

If it's the end of the month, it can only mean one thing: it's time to dig through Hillary Clinton's old State Department emails for evidence of gross misconduct and/or mundane tidbits about her personal life. In this month's 6,000-page trove, Clinton and company seem weirdly confident that the Chinese... More »

The Desnudas Can Stay in Times Square, But Commissioner Bratton Doesn’t Want to Visit

Times Square's costumed characters and topless women will likely be allowed to keep plying their craft, but the city will set new limits on when and where they can approach passersby for tips. With the panhandlers dominating the summer’s tabloid news coverage and drawing the ire of both Mayor Bill... More »

Richard Glossip Granted Stay of Execution, But Not Because He May Be Innocent

Earlier this week Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin refused to grant Richard Glossip a stay of execution to examine evidence that suggests Justin Sneed, who killed their boss Barry Van Treese in 1997, was lying about Glossip's involvement in the case. But just before Glossip was scheduled to be put to... More »

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