Swimwear company Speedo is dropping their sponsorship of US Olympic swimmer and national embarrassment Ryan Lochte after he vandalized a gas station in Rio and then made up some lie about getting mugged at gunpoint. The company is also donating $50,000 to Save the Children, a global charity partner of Speedo USA’s parent company, for children in Brazil.
The US-South Korean 12-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian Games began today in South Korea. The 'games,' which are intended to enhance the "readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula," have further increased the tension between North and South Korea. KCNA, North Korea's state-run media outlet, has said that if the games show the slightest sign of aggression towards North Korea, they would turn the South into a 'heap of ashes through a Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike.'" Sounds like fun games.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made statements about immigration today that seem at odds with his previous promises to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. When asked about his new immigration policies on Fox News, he said “We want to come up with a really fair, but firm, answer.” This apparent flip-flopping on immigration comes as Trump brings on a new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway and attempts to sway more moderate republican voters.
The Philippines and communist rebels are opening up peace talks in Norway this week. These talks come after nearly five decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands. Negotiators have declared that they hope to reach a peace deal within a year.
US District Judge Reed O'Connor has blocked the White House's injunction that schools allow their students to use the bathrooms that align with their gender identity. This injunction is filed several months after a dozen states sued the federal government over this injunction. This means that the federal government's guidelines for school restrooms won't go into effect—for now.
Woman drives onto sidewalk on Las Vegas strip, injuring over 30 people and killing one.
Another one bites the dust. Lindsey Graham leaves 2016 presidential race.
Acoma Training Center is offering free training classes if you adopted your dog from a shelter.
And the winner is you...wait no, not you, the other one.
Maybe he was overcompensating for something? Hitler had naught but one testicle, according to medical records.
What happens when a prison runs out of waffles? You sue them, of course.
This girl's reaction to finding out the truth about Santa is hilarious.
Someone found an image of Jesus on a landscaping rock.
One of the original New Mexico same-sex marriage suit plaintiffs died.
The Supreme Court of The United States let stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that struck down a law requiring women seeking abortions to view a detailed ultrasound.
Conditions in parts of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan are declining rapidly.
Imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new prison in Siberia.
Frozen dirt walls will contain the contaminated areas around Fukishima.
This guy got a perfectly preserved cold war era fallout shelter with his newly purchased home.
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister got a pacemaker.
Senate Republicans voted down an
international treaty banning discrimination against people with disabilities.
The rest of the world is pointing and laughing.
Supporters of Egypt's President Morsi confronted opponents camped outside the presidential palace, and things got violent.
Money may have been the top factor keeping House Republican women out of leadership positions.
Daniel Ellsberg calls Bradley Manning a hero.
The upcoming state legislative session could include election law changes.
Mapping drones permitted for use here in the U.S.
Your TV is listening.
NYC, buried in carbon emissions.
This month's war frontlines photo-dispatches.
"Driving in Russia." [All 13 minutes are totally worth watching.]
I think I like this band.
Missed high fives.
The year's best book lists.
Southeastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Society.
Aren't you also "clamoring" for Pizza Hut perfume?
Yesterday evening's meteorological drama.
Attacks by militants prompt Egyptian military air strikes on the Sinai peninsula.
Mass displacement in Manila as torrential rains flood the city.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you.
Academi LLC (a.k.a. Xe, a.k.a. Blackwater) says it will "continue to lead by example." The company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement of charges related to 17 criminal violations, including arms smuggling.
Colorado ranchers are freaked out after animal mutilations.
New image of home, sweet home.
"Failing" schools will still get some cash.
Winston Churchill, proto-tween.
Pilgrims in Mexico City.
John Sayles is as close to an indie film demigod as the movie industry has got. He’s been a consistent, distinctive and fiercely independent storyteller—from his 1979 writing-directing debut Return of the Secaucus Seven straight through his lengthy string of art-house dramas (Baby It’s You, The Brother From Another Planet, Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Passion Fish, Men of War, The Secret of Roan Inish, Lone Star, Sunshine State). With his latest, Amigo, the quirky-brilliant auteur indulges his love for history by crafting an epic-yet-intimate fictional account of the rarely-if-ever-dramatized Philippine-American War.
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. speaks on the GOP by asking Obama to “take these sons of bitches out.”
47 people are injured by gunfire during Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade.
Take a look at this enormous crocodile captured in the Philippines.
Spaceport America in Las Cruces is 90% completed. Time to book those flights, kids.
The porn star who temporarily shut down the industry by testing HIV-positive is actually HIV-negative.
Indiana police square off against a man on a highway wielding a 35-inch samurai sword.
A Swedish woman bites the tongue off her would-be rapist.
Texas wildfires have already scorched more than 100,000 acres in one week.
Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!
“Don’t mess with the Jesus!” and his 8.4 million Facebook fans.
UMass cooks the world’s largest stir-fry. Apparently, it was pretty decent.
Police join the search for an iPhone prototype left in a restauarant. Keep an eye on eBay.