Woman Injured After a Bullet Spontaneously Explodes in Her Purse

The dangers of carrying a gun in your purse—even a pretty pink one—are pretty well-established. But you might also want to consider keeping any random ammunition you own out of your handbag. That's a lesson one woman in Pennsylvania just learned the hard way. The 56-year-old was shopping at a Lowe's when suddenly a… » 6/11/12 9:45pm 6/11/12 9:45pm

Venture Capital Firm Has a Sexual Harassment Problem

Venture capital isn't necessarily an easy field to be a woman in, seeing as it's a world dominated by men. But one well-known firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been seen as being slightly more receptive to women joining its ranks. It was one of the first VC firms to hire female partners, and it now has more… » 5/23/12 4:45pm 5/23/12 4:45pm

Meet the Creepy Lady Robot Who Will Now Help You at the Airport

Of all the things our airports need these days, more working bathrooms, better food options, and fewer epicly shitty delays would probably top the list. But rather than getting those things, those of us who live in New York are apparently instead getting an unsettling avatar who is designed to replace human customer… » 5/22/12 11:00pm 5/22/12 11:00pm

Secret Service Agent Runs Down a Grandmother in Brooklyn

It seems like just yesterday the Secret Service was pretty much unanimously associated with saving the day, but now the agency is finding that when it rains bad news, it pours. First came the prostitution scandal in Colombia, perhaps the first-ever challenge to our general idea that Secret Service members are totally… » 5/04/12 12:05pm 5/04/12 12:05pm

Brave 80-Year-Old Woman Lands Plane After Her Pilot Husband Dies at the Controls

When it comes to worst nightmares, there are so many options that it can be hard to decide what's the actual worst case scenario. But this experience ranks right up there: An 80-year-old woman was a passenger in the small twin-engine plane her husband was flying near their home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Suddenly her… » 4/02/12 11:55pm 4/02/12 11:55pm

Terrible Doctor Insists Woman Is Pregnant When She Actually Has a Giant Tumor

If there was a show called I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant...Because I'm Not, this would be a prime contender for the season premiere: A woman in Barcelona went to the emergency room after suffering from severe abdominal pain, and doctors declared she was pregnant. The woman, whose name is being withheld, says she was… » 3/18/12 9:30pm 3/18/12 9:30pm

The Game and Crew Grope Woman on Stage, Then Throw Her Off

Rapper The Game was on tour in Australia in February, and he seems to have behaved very badly while he was down there. This disturbing little piece of NSFW footage from his show in Adelaide has just emerged. It shows a girl from the audience on stage looking increasingly more uncomfortable as she is harassed by The… » 3/06/12 11:40am 3/06/12 11:40am

Pregnant Shoplifter Attacks Store Employee With Hairspray She Was Trying to Steal

A pregnant woman in South Carolina was trying to lift a few things from a beauty supply store when one of the store's employees caught her red-handed. Rather than admit she was wrong and return the goods, Alexis Sade Hayes went on the attack. She hit the employee in the head with a can of hairspray she'd been… » 1/17/12 11:05pm 1/17/12 11:05pm

Your Morning Cry: Single Mom Found Dead With A List Of Dreams In Her Pocket

We all have dreams, but few of us are committed enough to write down a list of them and carry it around as a constant reminder of what we're aiming for in life. But Donna Fountain, a 38-year-old from Brooklyn, did just that. Sadly, police found Donna's list with her when she was killed by a hit-and-run driver on… » 12/28/11 11:45am 12/28/11 11:45am

Woman Dies After Being Set On Fire In An Elevator

In what has to be one of the most terrifying crimes of 2011, a man dressed like an exterminator walked into an apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn yesterday afternoon and set a woman on fire. He appeared to have been waiting for her on the fifth floor when the doors to the elevator she was riding in… » 12/18/11 3:20pm 12/18/11 3:20pm

70s Feminist: "The Most Liberated Woman Is The Singleton"

Back in the 70s, Valerie Grove wrote a book called Compleat Woman, about 20 women who supposedly "had it all" — more than three children, blossoming careers, stable marriages. (Grove said she chose women with that number of kids because "the real test begins once the children outnumber their parents." ) Anyway, in… » 3/07/08 2:30pm 3/07/08 2:30pm