Gabby Giffords Will Sit Down with Diane Sawyer on the Second Anniversary of the Horrific Tucson Shooting

Earlier today, the honchos at ABC announced that Diane Sawyer will interview former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly on Tuesday, Jan. 8 during World News. The interview will help mark the two-year anniversary since gunman Jared Loughner opened fire in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket, shooting and… »1/06/13 5:00pm1/06/13 5:00pm


The Next Treasury Secretary Could, Fingers Crossed, Totally Be a Woman

Could the next Treasury Secretary be a woman? Since soothsaying has largely fallen out of fashion since Nate Silver's arithmetic renaissance, it's impossible to know for sure if President Obama will opt to go against the grain of the Wall Street boys' club and appoint one of the many qualified female candidates to… »11/25/12 12:30pm11/25/12 12:30pm

Health Minister Vows to Regulate New Northern Ireland Abortion Clinic Somehow

Less than a week ahead of the ribbon-cutting for Ireland's first-ever abortion clinic, Health Minister Edwin Poots (and let's all take a moment to appreciate that surname) has promised that the Marie Stopes Clinic "will be regulated one way or the other," and is taking legal advice on just how regulated the clinic… »10/14/12 2:00pm10/14/12 2:00pm

13-Year-Old Pakistani Girl May Not Face Death Penalty for Blasphemy After All

In what the Guardian is describing as an "extraordinary" reversal in the case of a young Christian girl facing a death sentence for blasphemy, Pakistani police have arrested a mullah named Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti on the suspicion that he added pages of the Qu'ran to charred material the girl was carrying in… »9/02/12 12:00pm9/02/12 12:00pm

Prince William Saves a Girl from Drowning, Is Probably a Knight of the Roundtable

Prince William, who is a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot, recently had the opportunity to demonstrate his dashing heroism when he helped save a 16-year-old girl who was in danger of drowning after getting caught in a rip current off the coast of Wales. Lucky for her, William's whirlybird (which is what… »8/19/12 11:30am8/19/12 11:30am

Woman Films a Breastfeeding Tutorial and It Ends Up on Porn Sites, Of Course

Sometimes we might forget that the internet is just a seedy back alley that smells like river trash, a place where shadowy, unidentifiable mammals sort through old milk cartons and hiss at each other. Then we read a story about a credulous woman whose breastfeeding tutorial ended up being edited to look like porn and… »8/09/12 9:15pm8/09/12 9:15pm

Michelle Bachmann Is Back Like the Freddy Krueger of Your Political Nightmares

Just when you think you can ease back into your seat and exhale as the end credits roll on the horror movie that was the Republican primary, Michelle Bachmann's fingernails slashes across the screen, making you spill popcorn everywhere. That's right — Bachmann, who had bowed out of the GOP race long ago, is back...on … »4/15/12 4:00pm4/15/12 4:00pm

British Woman Rescued in the Pacific Confirms that the Ocean Is Still Scary

Jane Hitchins, one of the crew members rescued from a Western Australia racing yacht 400 miles off the coast of California, has described the rogue wave that rose out of the Pacific Ocean to crush the 68-foot vessel and leave members of its 18-person crew injured, terrified, and probably less cavalier about the might… »4/07/12 5:00pm4/07/12 5:00pm