Matthew Giacobbe

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I'll never be able to buy a home. The super wealthy broke the system

The holiday season in New York City means invitations from colleagues and friends to parties at their newly renovated brownstones or apartments they’ve just bought in one of any number of rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The invitations are great, and the parties are lovely – but …

White Sands Missile Testing Range

Stories of those who died in the mass shooting in California

Most of the 14 people killed at a holiday banquet in San Bernardino County, California, worked in the same county public health department as the man …

No one knows why an ancient Japanese Buddha statue lost half its hair curls

Japanese academics scratch their heads over the conundrum of an ancient Buddha statue that appears to have lost its hair<p>An ancient Buddha statue in Japan is causing consternation among academics after apparently suffering from extensive hair loss, according to new research.<p>The Great Buddha of Nara, …

Syrians With Links to ISIS Are in Thailand to Attack Russians, Reports Say

Ten people from Syria with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria arrived in Thailand in October to stage attacks on Russians in the …

Zuckerberg says he isn't dodging taxes by donating his fortune

Shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to give away 99 percent of their shares in the company to support charitable causes, he was accused of attempting to dodge billions in taxes.<p>That’s because Zuckerberg chose to pour his funds into a …

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Black Lives Matter Protester Walks Up to NYPD Officer, Delivers Shockingly Nasty Message to His Face

Black Lives Matters protesters from “Justice League NYC” demonstrated in front of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mansion Thursday evening to demand the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold in 2014, resulting in Garner’s death.<p>Several of the protesters …

Somebody Left 26.2 Pounds of Cocaine on a Flight to Oklahoma

Whoops.<p>Here's a story to put your lousy week into perspective: one recent traveler forgot no less than 10 bags of cocaine on his or her flight to …

"Infatuated" Fan Arrested for Breaking Into Lana Del Rey's House

If he wanted to get high by the beach, he probably should have asked.<p>Earlier this year, Lana Del Rey purchased a $3 million home in Malibu so that she might better avoid the prying eyes of fans. Unfortunately that plan seems not to have worked, because TMZ reports that a man was arrested Tuesday …