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TSA Agent Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault at La Guardia

A Transportation Security Administration screener at La Guardia Airport was arrested this week for allegedly molesting a 22-year-old woman in a bathroom in Terminal B on Tuesday night. The Korean foreign-exchange student was flying to New York City from Salt Lake City to visit friends. After her plane arrived at La... More »

Authorities Haven’t Found Origin of ‘God Awful’ Smell in Staten Island

This morning, several Staten Island residents called the police and fire department to report a foul-smelling odor. Officials still don't seem to have figured out the origin of the mysterious funk.  The Staten Island Advance began cataloguing the many reports they had received from expert-scent correspondents throughout the borough. The... More »

Florida Declares State of Emergency As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches

Florida governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida as the projected path of Tropical Storm Erika shifted — making it look like the storm is heading straight for the state at the end of this weekend. Scott called the storm a "severe threat to the entire state."The storm has... More »

Teen Who Ran Pro-ISIS Twitter Account Gets 11 Years in Federal Prison

Seventeen-year-old Ali Shukri Amin, a former high-school honors student from northern Virginia, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Friday for helping his friend join ISIS and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. The teenager is the youngest person the U.S. has yet sentenced for helping the... More »

Savannah State University Student Dead After Campus Shooting

On Thursday night, Christopher Starks was killed in a campus shooting at Savannah State University in Georgia. He was a junior from the metro Atlanta area, and died at a local hospital. No arrests have been made, and the university spokesperson has said that the administration still knows little about what transpired.... More »

71 Bodies Recovered From Abandoned Truck; Up to 200 Feared Dead After Migrant Ship Sinks

A boat leaving Libya on Thursday sank not long after it left the coast. Around 400 migrants were inside, heading for Italy. Rescue workers told the U.N. that they didn't have enough body bags — at least 82 dead migrants have been recovered.  Nearly 200 people were still missing on Friday... More »

Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

Of all of the curiosities this presidential campaign has produced so far, add to the list a joint-candidate rally featuring two of the most polarizing candidates in the GOP. On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the... More »

The Strange Saga of the Plane Part That Was Supposed to Solve the MH370 Mystery

Tomorrow marks one month since a piece of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, but French investigators are no closer to confirming that the part came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In fact, leaks from within the investigation suggest that the the... More »

Can Hillary Clinton Move Past Emailgate?

In the past week, something clicked for Hillary Clinton about her ongoing email scandal. "I know people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why. I get it," Clinton said after a speech in Iowa on Wednesday. "My use of personal email was allowed by... More »

Ben Carson Admits There May Be a War on ‘What’s Inside of Women’

Republicans usually deny that there's any war on women, to the point that Fox News' Megyn Kelly was criticized for using the term in a debate question without the preface "so called." But on Thursday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ben Carson made an interesting admission. "They tell you that there’s... More »

Jeb Bush Wins Eric Cantor Endorsement, Donald Trump Remains Unimpressed

Former House majority leader Eric Cantor, who lost his seat last year in a shocking primary upset, has returned to the world of national politics by endorsing Jeb Bush for president. Cantor made the announcement on Twitter hours before introducing Bush at a fundraiser in Richmond on Thursday night. Cantor... More »

John Boehner Is Glad ‘That Jackass’ Ted Cruz Is Out of His Hair

Since Ted Cruz habitually undermines the GOP leadership and threatens to shut down the government, we assumed that House Speaker John Boehner was not a big fan, and now he's confirmed it: Boehner called the Texas senator a "jackass" at a Colorado fundraiser on Wednesday night. Two people in attendance... More »

1 Billion People — Probably Including You — Used Facebook on Monday

Mark Zuckerberg posted some insane news on his Facebook page on Thursday afternoon; given what he had to share, he was probably confident that this was the easiest way to make sure his post was seen by the maximum amount of eyeballs possible. This Monday, 1 billion people used Facebook.... More »

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Loved Hamilton

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a lot on his plate this summer: dealing with the Iran sanctions, the Greek turmoil, the queasy markets, the Puerto Rico debt crisis, the budget, and the impending need to lift the debt ceiling, among other issues. But the former New Yorker still managed to... More »

Escaped Florida Prisoner Caught Stealing From Abercrombie & Fitch in NYC

An escaped prisoner from Florida, who had been on the run for 17 days, was caught by the NYPD last week after he unsuccessfully tried to steal from an Abercrombie & Fitch in New York City. It was not clear why 53-year-old Philip Peletz was so desperate for the more than... More »

Supporter Confirms Authenticity of Trump’s Flaxen Head Wisps

On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump — high off of his recent tangle with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos — held a rally in South Carolina. At one point, the leading Republican presidential candidate donned glasses and read aloud from a New York Times story in which a Hispanic radio host referred... More »

After Much Deliberation, Scholars Add ‘Butthurt’ to Dictionary

On Thursday, sent out a press release that successfully tricked many news outlets into writing a headline with the word awesomesauce in it.  Oxford University Press was announcing the new spate of words that can now be looked up on its website after a quarterly update — the list includes manspreading, butthurt, microaggression,... More »

Please Do Not Set Hideous, Toe-Chomping Creatures Loose on Long Island

NBC New York reports that a father and son discovered yet another terrifying thing lurking in the waters of Long Island earlier this week: an alligator snapping turtle. What is an alligator snapping turtle? Well, as you can see, it's a large, Bowser-like reptile that, according to Suffolk County Society... More »

11 Government Officials Detained in China Over Tianjin Blast

Chinese prosecutors detained 11 government officials on Thursday — all are being blamed for the explosion in Tianjin earlier this month that killed at least 139 people and could lead to more than $1.5 billion in insurance claims. The president of Tianjin Port, two of his subordinates, and current and retired officials in... More »

There’s Still Some Legionnaires’ Disease in NYC

Two new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported in New York City. However, Newsday reports that heath officials say the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in the South Bronx, which killed 12 people and sickened over 120 others before it was was declared over last week. According to... More »

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