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  • George Zimmerman files $100M lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents and others

    George Zimmerman was acquitted in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, but according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Florida, he believes there was a conspiracy to frame him and wants $100 million in damages. Attorney Larry Klayman announced the lawsuit in tandem with a Coral Gables screening of a documentary titled “The Trayvon Martin Hoax,” which has since been canceled. Zimmerman was scheduled to appear alongside Klayman at a Thursday news conference, but hours later, Klayman said the […]

  • Pelosi says House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House was proceeding with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said on Capitol Hill. “The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit.” The speaker’s announcement is the clearest signal yet that Democrats are moving swiftly to impeach the President before Christmas. Pelosi’s […]

  • Sailor shoots three people on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam before killing self

    A US sailor shot and wounded three civilian Department of Defense employees Wednesday on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, a Navy official said. US Navy Cmdr. Lydia Robertson said the sailor took their life after opening fire near Shipyard Drydock 2, a maintenance area for nuclear submarines. Authorities have not released the sailor’s identity. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. HST (7:30 p.m. ET) at the Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard, officials tweeted on the base’s verified Twitter account. About […]

  • A woman bought a gift at Goodwill. Instead of a baby bouncer, she says she found a loaded rifle inside

    A woman in Florida wanted to get her friends a baby shower gift to welcome a new addition to their family. She found a great deal at Goodwill on what she thought was a baby bouncer — but she said the sealed box ended up containing a loaded rifle instead. Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez went to a Goodwill in Valparaiso, Florida, on Sunday and found two gifts: a baby bathtub toy and a Baby Einstein bouncer that she said appeared to be […]

  • Pablo Escobar’s brother releases foldable smartphone; it can only be destroyed by fire, CEO claims

    For years, Pablo Escobar’s brother worked as an accountant in the brutal Medellín Cartel as it reinvented the global cocaine trade. Now, he’s got his eyes set on a new market to disrupt: smartphones. Roberto Escobar, 71, is releasing a foldable phone through his investment company, Escobar Inc. It’s called the Escobar Fold 1, and it’s named after his brother. Escobar Inc. CEO Olof Gustafsson told CNN that the screen is made of a proprietary plastic that “makes it almost […]

  • LAPD officer allegedly recorded on body camera fondling corpse

    An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation after his body camera allegedly caught him fondling the body of a dead woman. The officer and his partner were responding to a call about a possible dead body in a residential unit, sources told the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the incident. The officers determined the woman was dead, and while one officer went to get something from the patrol car, the accused officer turned off his […]

  • New Instagram users to be asked their age in attempt to protect young people

    Nearly a decade after its launch, Instagram is finally taking the basic step of asking people signing up for the service to provide their age in an attempt to better protect younger users. Starting Wednesday, the photo-sharing service will ask new users for their date of birth when an account is created. Previously, Instagram users were required to confirm they were ages 13 or older when signing up, but they didn’t have to provide an exact birthday. Instagram has long valued […]

  • Are these the 10 best cookies available at the store?

    How lucky are we to exist in the same world as cookies? National Cookie Day is here to remind us just how blessed we are, and in honor of the holiday, we’ve gone ahead and created a totally arbitrary list of some of the best mass-produced cookies in the US. The only criteria: Cookies must be sold at most grocery stores nationwide (sorry, Girl Scouts) and strictly considered a cookie (frosted animal crackers and Cookie Crisp cereal — you’re out). You may disagree […]

  • Impeachment inquiry enters next phase with public hearings in House Judiciary Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A trio of legal scholars argued at the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s unprecedented conduct was evidence of impeachable offenses, amid vocal protests and repeated procedural roadblocks thrown up by Republicans protesting the impeachment proceedings. The opening impeachment hearing held by the panel expected to draft articles of impeachment against the President was contentious from the moment Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler gaveled the hearing into session. Republicans repeatedly forced procedural votes and quizzed […]

  • Canadian man drives dog to safety after hitting it with his car–then finds out he hit a coyote

    Eli Boroditsky was driving to his night shift last week on a narrow rural road in Manitoba, Canada, when his car hit what he thought was a dog streaking across the dark road. After he clipped the animal, it flew into the ditch on the shoulder. He parked and used a small flashlight to get a look. “I thought it was a German shepherd or a husky,” he told CNN news partner CBC. “I didn’t think it was a wild […]

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