Being the president of Russia sounds awesome: Not only do you get to blow off boring state meetings to go for drinks with your biker buddies, but the perks include four yachts and 43 planes, one with a $75,000 toilet.
A Washington State senator running for the U.S. Senate wants to make it very clear that he is not flip-flopping when it comes to totally cursing out a reporter.
For us, the takeaway pieces of information from The Awl's interview with Lycia Naff were that she's now a reporter and all three breasts her character sported in the original Total Recall were fakes.
One unique bit of information we gleaned from Thursday's news of a big federal crackdown that shuttered 26 different Chinatown bus operations is that the more colorfully painted buses tend to be safer.
It was with a pang that we learned that thanks to a copyright complaint, the original RickRoll'D video had been removed from YouTube.
Logic takes us strange places sometimes, like when a judge found herself writing this little gem: "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York."
We thought the lawsuit from activist group Judicial Watch might actually result in the release of at least some of the photos of Osama bin Laden's death, but on Thursday a judge ruled that in fact none of them should be released.
We're not here to pass judgment on why you wound up in police custody, but it may happen, and you should know how to comport yourself while getting arrested and once you're in a holding cell.
Moralizing is a good way to sell papers, and the British Daily Mail has worked its outrage into an engine that propels more copies into the hands of Britons and onto the screens of everyone than almost any other news outlet on earth.
A New Jersey jury trying Dharun Ravi has returned a guilty verdict for invasion of privacy in case concerning the death of his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi, finding he committed a hate crime against Clementi but not Clementi's anonymous sexual partner.
It looks like one of the great bargains in American real estate right now: A whole town in Wyoming is going up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000.
Fox News thinks Media Matters is out to destroy it, and its resident psychiatrist knows why: Because Media Matters founder David Brock can't get over the fact that he was adopted.
New York Police officers continue to interfere with photographers and reporters trying to cover news, and a New York Times photographer who was prevented from shooting an arrest at an Occupy Wall Street rally last weekend said police had reason to hide their actions from the press.
If Mitt Romney's proposed "self-deportation" for illegals seems like some kind of political joke taken too far, that's because it kind of is.
Earlier this week, a story circulated about a drone hobbyist whose photos of a Dallas-area meat-packing plant dumping blood into a river got the feds to investigate the plant.
As Iran makes noise about possibly closing the Hormuz strait, Israel is planning its own missile defense drill with American help, and while the U.S. ally says the drill has nothing to do with Iran's recent muscle-flexing, Iranian press outlet described it as Israel trying to start a war.
Every year about this time, everybody publishes a list of hangover cures or prevention tips, or debuts some new product meant to ease the pain, as if New Year's Eve was the only time people ever drank. But there are some scientifically proven remedies that will actually work, every day.
Details continue to emerge about the fire that killed five people and destroyed the Stamford, Conn. home of fashion branding executive Madonna Badger, and the latest is that fire officials confirmed that fireplace embers were disposed of inside the house just a couple hours before the fire broke out.
There are some basic things about Kim Jong-un, North Korea's newly named leader, that most profiles of him pretty much agree on, and then there are a whole bunch of really weird details you have to take with a grain of salt, but that are way more fun.