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American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

A Great Heart Stops Beating, Thousands of Tiny Hearts Beat on

Michael Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Levin

Lauren Winkler died Sunday evening in an private jet crash at Santa Monica Airport described by investigators as unsurvivable. Lauren was a fundraiser...

Someone Had Too Much Time On Their Hands

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

Hamster wheel accident or car accident? They are one in the same. Via FunkayAnimals ...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Movie Review: Disconnect

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disconnect is upsetting, exhilarating and frightening in equal measures. It's got the ability to pierce your complacency with its cautionary tale.

Renowned Photographer Gets A Big Birthday Surprise

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"I can't believe it. I never expected this, ever." The famed Houston Street Wall was the site of a sidewalk surprise birthday party Saturday for phot...

The Best Car Seat For Your Baby, Inside and Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Parents are realizing that just keeping their children safe in a crash isn't the end-all, be-all of car seats. We also need to think about the long-term implications of exposing our kids to the toxic chemicals the seats can be made with.

Boats of Doom: 18 Nautical FAILS

Oliver Noble | Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

With summer coming to a close it’s our last chance to enjoy the misfortunes of people injuring or otherwise humiliating themselves during water spor...

Woman Tries To Run Over Husband, Hits Little Girl Instead

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.09.2012 | Crime

A Texas woman tried to run over her husband after an argument -- and ended up pinning a seven-year-old girl against a wall with her car instead. Ma...

Welling Court: A New York Mural Block Party Like No Other

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The community mural: A time honored urban tradition rooted in local flavors and tastes. Every major city and many small towns have them and most peopl...

Honda Recalls Insane Number Of SUVs

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

March 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to inspect for faulty wiring in headl...

"Poorhouse for the Rich" Revitalized by the Arts

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A block-long limestone mansion originally built as a welfare hotel for the retiring rich invites streetwise Graff artists and others to gild it's deca...

Chopper Makes Emergency Landing On Playground

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Weird News

MODESTO, Calif. -- Authorities say a helicopter encountered mechanical problems before making an emergency landing at an elementary school playground ...

Two Mayo Clinic Workers Die In Forida Helicopter Crash

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — A surgeon and technician from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant...

'Crash' Star Hit With Restraining Order From Estranged Wife

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 02.06.2012 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Terrence Howard was ordered Tuesday to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife after she claimed the Oscar-nominated actor rep...

The S&P Downgrade Market Plunge Myth

Dean Baker | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Any politician who has so little understanding of financial markets and the economy to blame the stock market plunge on the downgrade should not be involved in designing economic policy.

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrades Are a Surprise? Forget AA+

Simon Dixon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Simon Dixon

When did a credit rating stop becoming a credit rating? So the world and our politicians seem to be surprised with the announcement that Standard and...

Chris Matthews Interviews Paul Haggis on Nantucket

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Flanagan

In director and screenwriter Paul Haggis' interview last week with Chris Matthews at the Nantucket Film Festival, Matthews and the reverential crowd got along famously with the star.

John Rudolf

Boy, 14, Sentenced to 15 Years for Fatal Joyride | John Rudolf | Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A 14-year-old Rhode Island boy will serve at least eight years of a 15-year sentence for a joyride in a stolen van that ended in a fatal c...

Bengal Tiger Bites Off A Lot

Danny Groner | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

It's hard to keep up with Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at first. But for all the confusion and uncertainty that define the early parts of the play, Tiger has a clear point (and point of view) to make.

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

Straight Talk With Tyler Durden: The U.S. Is Free-Falling Into Bankruptcy

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

"Straight Talk" features thinking from notable minds that the audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  ...

Weird Tax Myths #2 -- Recessions, Depressions and Tax Policy

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Our prevailing mythology is that tax cuts help: They stimulate the economy, promote growth, create jobs. The truth is that tax cuts cause crashes. Tax hikes end depressions and recessions.

Bus Driver Has Seizure, Crashes In Lincoln Tunnel | Eyewitness News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The driver of a Manhattan-bound bus suffered a seizure behind the wheel, crashing as he drove through the Lincoln Tunnel. The NJ T...