Boston Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Boston Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman earlier this month, the umpteenth time an Uber passenger has reportedly been assaulted recently. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery. He's accused of driving his… » 12/18/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

HBO Nabs Sarah Silverman Pilot About a Woman Experiencing Your Future

...Or your present, depending on how old you are and what you consider the middle of life! Multiple outlets are reporting that after passing on People in New Jersey last year, a pilot starring Sarah Silverman, TOPHER GRACE and Patti Lupone, HBO has picked up another comedy from Silverman. This one is about a "… » 12/18/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Crying Baby Leads to Giant Midflight Brawl

We've all been there. You're on a long flight and a infant begins to cry as its parent tries everything short of drugs to quiet their baby. But what if it didn't go that way, what if there was some bizarro world where infant cries ballooned into an all out mid-air brawl? It happened people, on an Air China flight. » 12/18/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Whoopi Goldberg Has Some Pretty Dumb Ideas About Racism

On Thursday's edition of The View, the panel brought up First Lady Michelle Obama's "revelation" that the Obamas still get racially profiled. While President Obama has been mistaken for a waiter and a valet, Michelle was recently asked to assist a customer during a visit to Target. Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see any of… » 12/18/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

School Swaps Out Blind 8-Year-Old's Cane for Pool Noodle as Punishment

Dakota Nafzinger, age eight, was born with bilateral anopthalmia, which means he has no eyes. Normally he uses a cane to get around, but on Monday of this week, a staff member at Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City took his cane away on the bus as punishment and replaced it with a pool noodle. » 12/18/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

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Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than 500,000 titles to choose from instantly. And right now, Lifehacker readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. It's also » 12/16/14 5:58pm Tuesday 5:58pm