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DC Murder Suspect Captured

Daron Dylon Wint, the chief suspect in a Washington, DC, quadruple murder, is now in custody along with several possible accomplices, police say. Police had been seeking the 34-year-old in New York City , but he returned to the Washington area yesterday afternoon and was arrested last night after police followed...

Pentagon: Syria Strike 'Likely' Killed 2 Kids

For the first time, the Pentagon has acknowledged that one of the thousands of airstrikes the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has carried out since last August probably killed civilians. After a monthslong investigation, Central Command released a statement saying two children were "likely" killed in a November strike in Syria targeting...

Josh Duggar Quits Job After Claims He Molested Girls

The past has come back to haunt Josh Duggar, eldest son of the 19 Kids and Counting reality-TV clan. After allegations that he molested five underage girls as a teenager surfaced yesterday, the 27-year-old stepped down from his position at the conservative Family Research Council and issued a public apology,...

'Nut Rage' Exec Freed Early

After spending nearly five months finding out how macadamia nuts are served in South Korean prisons, Heather Cho is a free woman. The former Korean Air executive was sentenced to a year in prison in February on charges stemming from her tantrum over how nuts were served in first class...

Tycoon Loses $15B in 30 Minutes

Pop goes the bubble: An energy company chief's brief time as the richest person in China ended in a spectacular collapse this week. In a brutal 30 minutes or so of trading on Wednesday, Li Hejun's fortune went down by around $500 million a minute as shares in Hanergy Thin...

Woman Who Said She Was Held in Box Found Dead

A fugitive suspect who allegedly kept a woman captive in a wooden box for months may have surfaced to murder her and her son, according to police in Missouri. James Barton Horn Jr. has been on the run since the end of April, when Sandra Sutton ran to a neighbor's...

Sushi Linked to 9-State Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials say. Most of the cases—31—are in California, according to state officials. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Ten people have been hospitalized...

Driver Clocked at 153MPH in Dodge Wagon

Michigan troopers spotted a driver going 79 in a 70mph zone and got ready to pull him over for a run-of-the-mill speeding ticket. Next thing they know, the Dodge Magnum station wagon had sped up to a staggering 153mph on the I-75, reports CBS Detroit . Troopers caught up after the...

5 Coolest New Species of the Year

Each year, an international committee of taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry pores over thousands of new species named the previous year. The result: a top 10 list it publishes on or around the May 23 birthday of Carolus Linnaeus , the 18 th -century master of...

College Rape Crisis Is at 'Epidemic Levels'

"Both incapacitated and forcible sexual assaults and rape have reached epidemic levels among college women," reads a study out of Brown University. It finds that nearly one in five—18.6%—college women are the victim of either a completed or attempted rape during their freshman year alone. "It's an...

Now You Can Play Ridic, Obvs, Bezzy in Scrabble

One of the most widely used Scrabble dictionaries is making room for 6,500 new entries. The hard-core will want to make note of quinzhee, an Inuit snow shelter that the BBC notes will rack up 29 points, followed closely by checkbox at 28. But everyone else gets to scoff...

6 Baltimore Cops Indicted in Freddie Gray Death

All six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned on July 2. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement today. The charges returned by the grand jury weren't substantially different than the charges Mosby announced about...

Czechs to Give Back 1.42 Square Miles to Poland

The Wall Street Journal relays progress on one of the strangest and slowest-moving border issues you'll ever encounter. It seems that the Czech Republic owes Poland 909 acres, or 1.42 square miles, and plans to pay up. The land debt goes back to the late 1950s, when the Soviets...

Top 10 US Beaches

Dr. Beach—aka Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University—is out with his annual ranking of the best beaches in America, and he's got a new No. 1. The honor goes to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Hawaii, reports AP . It's in a fairly secluded spot on the island of...

DC Murder Suspect May Be in NYC

The investigation into a quadruple homicide in DC continues to move quickly: Police say suspect Daron Dylan Wint may now be in New York City, and authorities today searched a home in Brooklyn but came up empty, reports CNN . Police interviewed a woman believed to be the 34-year-old's girlfriend, and...

Things Not Going as Planned for New European Nation

If you declare a nation that no other nation recognizes, is it still a nation? Such is the quandary of Vit Jedlicka, a Czech politician and founder of Liberland, a 3-square-mile speck of land between Croatia and Serbia that he plans to turn into a little dynamo of a country....

Inside the New Boss-Free World of Zappos

Earlier this month brought the news that 14% of the Zappos workforce—210 employees—was exiting the company rather than taking part in the manager-free "Holacracy" system being adopted by Zappos. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the initial new landscape; the full shift is expected to take...

Michelle Obama Has Serious Jump-Roping Skills

Michelle Obama tweeted a short exercise video this week that gives her the distinction of being the only first lady "to wear a gym tank and stretch pants while pounding her fists together in boxing gloves," notes the Washington Post . In the clip, part of Obama's campaign for fitness, she...

Ireland's Fiery Gay Marriage Debate Heads to Vote

Up until 1993, homosexual acts in Ireland were criminal. Tomorrow, the Irish head to the polls to determine if their nation will be the first on the planet to approve gay marriage by a popular vote, and the AP notes that it's a debate that "has pit the waning power...

Dread Parallel Parking? Move to Maryland

That most palm-sweating moment of a 16-year-old's life—when it comes time to parallel park during one's driving test—isn't something Maryland teens need to, well, sweat anymore. As of yesterday, the road test no longer includes parallel parking, potentially swelling the number of drivers in the region who haven't...

Bob Gates to Boy Scouts: End Ban on Gay Leaders

Former secretary of Defense and current president of the Boy Scouts of America Robert Gates had some tough talk for his organization today, USA Today reports, telling the Scouts' annual meeting that it was time to set aside the group's controversial ban on gay leaders. "I must speak as plainly...

65-Year-Old Gives Birth, Sets Record

A 65-year-old woman in Israel has just become a mother for the first time. The ultra-Orthodox woman gave birth to a healthy 5.9-pound baby boy this week, reports the Jerusalem Post . Haya Shahar did so thanks to IVF treatment she had outside the country, likely Russia, because Israel forbids...

Top Actress Told She Was Too Old for Role at 37

Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told she was too old for a movie role—and no, she wasn't hoping to play, say, a high school student. "I'm 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55," she tells the Wrap...

Hillary Clinton Needs a Job, Joins LinkedIn

She's been first lady, secretary of state, and now a 2016 presidential candidate; she's also a "dog person," "hair icon," and "pantsuit aficionado." Meet Hillary Clinton via her new LinkedIn page , which launched today, the Washington Post reports. Also included in her new profile: the requisite CV, education (Wellesley and...

Sex Attacker Went After a Woman ... She's a Kickboxer

A UK woman who'd been taking kickboxing lessons for two years didn't cut off Mark Willis' oxygen flow because she thought she'd get some cash out of it; she did it because she was trying to survive. But a judge awarded $785 to the unnamed woman as a "tiny token...

Police Issue 'Wanted' Poster for Nickelback

Nickelback just can't catch a break. The band's awfulness is a popular punchline , and the latest people to make a joke at the musicians' expense are officers of the law. Nickelback launched a world tour in Australia, the Daily Dot reports, so the Queensland Police issued a "wanted" poster with...

Bin Laden Wrote About Ditching Pakistan Compound

Yesterday, secret documents from a "treasure trove" Osama bin Laden kept in his Pakistan hideout were released, and today, another revelation has emerged from some of that correspondence. Feeling isolated and missing family, bin Laden confessed in a letter that he was thinking about splitting Abbottabad and joining up with...

Introducing the Martha Stewart Triscuit Flavor

Weird: Martha Stewart has her own limited-edition flavor of Triscuit crackers out this month. Not so weird: That flavor is "toasted coconut and sea salt." The Huffington Post calls it "the bougiest thing in the cracker aisle," which is about what you'd probably expect from Stewart, but notes that it...

US, Cuba on Verge of Reopening Embassies

The US and Cuba are so close to restoring diplomatic ties broken more than 50 years ago that they're now discussing possible dates to have embassies back up and running. Officials say meetings between negotiators beginning today in Washington will serve to iron out final details. "I'm trying not to...

Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak's Relationship Gets Them $7.5M

If you've always wanted to know more of the story behind Mindy Kaling's on-again, off-again romance with BJ Novak—described by a publishing industry source as a "complicated" relationship that took place while they were co-starring on The Office —then you're in luck. And so are Kaling and Novak, who...


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