Just before noon, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to propose wide-ranging reform to curb gun violence in the country.
"While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of ... More >>
In what might come to a shock as precisely no one, teenagers in New York like to smoke weed. What is somewhat shocking is the number of teens willing to admit that they like smoking weed.A new survey conducted by the Centers For Disease Control shows that 17.7 percent of New York City teens smoke po ... More >>
And now for some proof why the concrete jungle is way safer than real nature.
Normand Brousseau, an Upstate Boy Scout leader, got in a life-threatening fight with a rabid beaver in the Delaware River.
As reported by the Daily News, the animal "raced up from the depths of the Delaware River and pl ... More >>
Happy Friday! The sun is shining, it's hot as balls outside, and there's a brand new cannibal zombie story coming out of Florida.For the second time in less than a month, a Florida man is accused of stripping completely naked before dining on the flesh of another human being. Per usual, bath salts a ... More >>
The Feds and local authorities this week rounded up 98 people involved in the trafficking of prescription drugs like oxycodone, including two doctors and a nurse. Law enforcement officers executed dozens of search warrants, and sued a Brooklyn pharmacist to bar him from dispensing the highly addicti ... More >>
Cannibalism is all the rage right now, and the latest sign of the zombie apocalypse is brought to you by the great state of Louisiana, where a man is accused of gnawing his neighbors face, apparently while under the influence of "some kind of drug."This is now the seventh cannibalism story to make h ... More >>
The sun came up today, so, naturally, there's yet another story about a person feasting on the flesh of others. The latest biter is a Connecticut wig thief who took a chunk out of a beauty store owner's bicep yesterday afternoon and then spit the flesh in his face. That, of course, was only before s ... More >>
HPV: Have you heard of it? You probably have, because in the last few days and weeks it's been talked about a lot -- often incorrectly -- by people like Michele Bachmann and, most recently, tweeted about by Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon. In Bachmann's case, she's using HPV v ... More >>
Nothing to see here, folks!Europe is currently in the grip of what has become one of the deadliest E. coli outbreaks in history. As one might imagine, that has inspired some soul-searching here in the United States. Food-safety experts have spent years trying to persuade the USDA to step up E ... More >>
The cover of this morning's New York Post (right) includes the headline "Hotel Maid in HIV Shock," in reference to the woman who accused IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of an attempted rape in Manhattan last weekend. The article was the American media's ugliest foray into icky case so far, on ... More >>
An unnamed man in New Mexico has the dubious honor of being the first in the U.S. to be diagnosed with bubonic plague, a/k/a, "the Black Death," this year. Of all the luck! Via NPR, the man, 58, was hospitalized for a week after showing up at a New Mexico emergency room with a high fever and ... More >>
stockmusicsite.comNot a fun way to spend the evening.Rebecca F. asks: My boyfriend and I think we got food poisoning from a restaurant we ate at a few days ago since we both got sick within half an hour of each other. Are we supposed to tell the restaurant? What do we do?
Dear Rebecca: Get ... More >>
Bloomie knows how to partyIt was well past 11:00 p.m., and a couple thousand Bloomberg supporters were still waiting in the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel for the mayor to show up. They were an enthusiastic group, shouting slogans of "four more years" while noshing on giant soft ... More >>
Fabolous, the Brooklyn rapper whose Loso's Way is forthcoming in June, maintains a Twitter feed of such complicated brilliance and wisdom that we felt the need to interview it.
What up Fab?
Morning my twiggas.
As the rooster crows. What's on the docket?
hav a show n Niagara Falls 2day..
Ah, ... More >>
A poor Mexican child, who travelled with his family from his native land to Brownsville, Texas, has died just short of his second birthday from swine flu. The attendant headlines all read "First U.S. Swine Flu Death," and everyone is panicking even more, as is their patriotic duty. The Times hollers ... More >>