Jay OBrien

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The Man Who Almost Killed Me Only Did 120 Days in Jail

Before I knew it, my trainer had wrapped my face and head in Saran wrap and was beating me and smashing my head into the wall.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.</i><p>It was an April morning when my personal trainer came into my home in …

Crime

Donald Trump Hugs The American Flag Again & The Video Is Super Creepy — Watch

God bless America! President Donald Trump proved just how much he loves our country by hugging the American flag after a business owners event on …

Donald Trump

You won’t just survive in an open world in ‘Dying Light 2,’ your decisions will change it

The coolest thing about <i>Dying Light 2</i> isn’t exploring a huge, zombie-filled open world — it’s changing it.<p>Developer Techland showed <i>Dying Light 2</i> in …

Peace

White People Are Cowards

I thought white people were evil. I was wrong.<p>Whenever anyone mentions the historical atrocity of chattel slavery, white people will emerge from the …

Donald Trump

Seth MacFarlane 'Embarrassed' To Work For Fox After Tucker Carlson Comment

MacFarlane's shows "Family Guy," "American Dad!" and "The Orville" have all been on the Fox network.<p>Seth MacFarlane isn’t afraid to say what he thinks, even to the people who sign his checks.<p>MacFarlane, who has produced “Family Guy,” “American Dad!” and “The Orville” for Fox, ripped into the …

Tucker Carlson

Conspiracy Nuts Flood the DNC’s Lawsuit Against Russia

‘If we don’t change the narrative Mankind will cease to exist by October 12th, 2050. This is not a prophecy or prediction but a mathematical …

Donald Trump

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

We Say: The band members, four liberal-minded musicians who have called purple-state North Carolina their home since they formed in 1989, wrote all …

North Carolina

We've Got Booze, Dames, and Robots in the First Episode of Scifi Noir Automata

<i>Automata</i> is a classic story of two hardened detectives solving crimes and scoring ladies in Prohibition-era New York City. Except this time, one of …

Doug Jones

People Can't Pay Rent, Debt Is Insane, and the Economy Is Somehow 'Great'

Decades of the government helping the rich are coming home to roost.<p>It's not exactly a secret that the way America measures economic growth can leave regular people wondering why and how they're still struggling just to survive. Unemployment, as President Trump took care to remind us with another …

Housing

Donald Trump's big fail on North Korea: He didn't prepare and he got played

Kim Jong Un is a ruthless butcher. For Donald Trump to claim North Koreans love him shows how badly he misjudged Kim or just wanted a 'deal.' Any deal.<p>Here’s how hyperpartisan our bizarro world has become: Many of the same folks who, a few years ago, blasted President Obama for going to Cuba and …

Donald Trump

Trump's Post-Game North Korea Interviews Were Shockingly Bad

President Trump was fleeced by Kim Jong-un. During Tuesday's summit between the two world leaders, Trump legitimized Kim's regime while promising to …

Donald Trump

This Guy Served His Friends Tacos Made from His Own Amputated Leg

“One friend had to spit me into a napkin.”<p>If you could taste human flesh in an ethical way, would you? It’s the kind of question you ask after watching <i>Silence of the Lambs</i> stoned. No matter how you respond, you never expect anyone to hold you to your answer. But in a recent Reddit post, user …

Papua New Guinea

Trump Illegally Tearing Up Important Documents Is Perfectly Stupid

His pointless and impulsive habit explains so much about his presidency.<p>On Sunday, Politico published a story that is the most obvious and perfect metaphor for Donald Trump's time in office. According to former officials, the president has a "tendency to rip up documents he is legally required to …

Donald Trump

More Than 70 Criminal Cases Tossed Out After Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper’s Conduct Called ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Questionable’

Concerns about the conduct of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper have led to the dismissal of dozens of suspected criminals as well as the review of …

Corruption

The Man Who Stole His Victims' Organs and Gouged Out His Own Eyes

Andre Thomas clearly committed horrible crimes. But did he get a fair death penalty trial?<p><i>This story was published in partnership with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.</i><p>It's been 13 years since a floridly psychotic black man named Andre Thomas was sentenced to die. He killed his …

Crime

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti Wanted Evidence of Rudy Giuliani’s Porn Habits. Looks Like He Found It

The lawyer beef started sometime last week after the president’s newest counsel, Rudy Giuliani, went on a sex-worker-bashing tirade in an attempt to …

Donald Trump

Wyatt Cenac's examination of American policing uncovers a shocking tale of improbable reconciliation

<i>Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas</i> has devoted its entire first season to a wryly comic dissection of the justice system in America, and the ways in which …

Crime

If These 13 Tweets Don't Make You Feel Highly Uncomfortable, Then Idk What To Tell You

Cringing rn.

Stephen Hawking

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time9. <em>Requiem for a Dream</em> (2000)

<b>Director:</b> Darren Aronofsky<p>Being perhaps the most grounded, and therefore horrifying, depiction of drug addition to ever be put on film, <i>Requiem for a</i> …

Horror

Anthony Bourdain Forever Changed The Way We Look At Food

Chef, author, television host, and all around raconteur Anthony Bourdain died overnight at the age of 61. Bourdain was a rare fixture in the food …

Streaming

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Erin Burnett

A New Mr. Rogers Documentary Makes a Powerful Case for Love in Dark Times

In terrible times, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ calls for compassion.<p>I was nine years old when Mr. Rogers died.<p>That night after school, my mom turned on the TV and flipped to our local NBC station. I remember thinking that was strange, because when I was young my family exclusively watched WTTW11, …

Inflammation

Math Bee: Honeybees Seem To Understand The Notion Of Zero

Honeybees understand that "nothing" can be "something" that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero.<p>That's according to a newly published study in <i>Science</i>, which shows that bees possess a mathematical ability once thought to exist only in dolphins, …

Mathematics

An Ex-Marine Caught a Baby Thrown Out of the Second Floor of a Burning Building, and Just Wow

After a fire broke out in an apartment complex in Anderson, SC, a nearby ex-Marine acted fast to save an 11-month-old boy who was stuck on the second floor of the burning building. The good Samaritan, who wishes to remain anonymous, caught the child as his mom threw him out of the window in order …

South Carolina

White Family Beats Down 2 Police Officers. Miraculously, No One Gets Shot

This is one of those stories where, if I were writing it about a black family, it would have an entirely different headline and an entirely different …

Crime

Here's the tiny drone the US Army just purchased for soldiers

The US Army is getting tiny personal surveillance drones as part of a $2.6 million contract with Flir, a thermal imaging and technology company.<p>The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System is the world's smallest combat-proven nano-drone, according to the company. The US Army has ordered the …

Drones

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

United Arab Emirates

If They Build This McDonald's, Our Government Says You'll Have to Plan Your Funeral Before Visiting

Also, write your will. And prepare for the possibility of long-term incarceration.<p>It looks like maybe Pyongyang is getting a McDonald's.<p>It was revaled ruing the negotiations between North Korea and the United States about the summit scheduled for next week, that Kim Jong Un wants to build a …

McDonald's

2 gunmen showed up at Stan Lee’s house demanding money, police say

Police were called to the home of Stan Lee late last week where two reported gunmen were detained for allegedly showing up at the Marvel creator’s …

Crime

Viral Video Shows Teen Giving Cops Dust (No, Not the Drugs) and It Is a Sight to Behold

Sign this kid up for the NFL, or at least for Parkour, because baby, he’s got the moves like<p>JaggerPayton!<p>In a video that has racked up more than …

African-American News