Judge: S.C. Erred in Convicting, Executing Black 14-Year-Old in 1944

George Stinney Jr., 14, pictured above, was the youngest person put to death in the United States in the 20th century. But a judge in South Carolina voided his conviction Wednesday, saying the youth didn't get a fair trial when he was convicted of killing two white girls in the Jim Crow South. » 12/17/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Texas A&M May Rename Academic Building for D-Student Rick Perry

The regents of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, established 1876, the fourth-largest higher education institution in the United States, meet Thursday to decide whether or not to name the school's most venerated building after Rick Perry, '72, 2.2 GPA, according to the Texas Tribune. » 12/16/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Well-Paid Torture Apologist Has Wrongest Take Ever on Torture's Upside

Glistening war dome Eli Lake, late of Bloomberg Politics, just can't stand that hand-wringing Senate report about torture being bad and ineffective. So he turned it upside down and tried to read it all backwards-like, and it turns out torture is super good at helping Americans, maybe, possibly. That'll be $275,000,… » 12/15/14 5:06pm Monday 5:06pm

This CIA Torturer's $1.3 Million House Sure Looks Nice

This is a "Custom-Contemporary Cape Cod on 5 wooded acres" in Great Falls, Virginia, zoned for Langley High School. It's 4,240 square feet, has lovely features inside and out, and is really just a dream. For you. But it's just one of several homes that one CIA officer managed to own with all the money he made as a… » 12/15/14 5:05pm Monday 5:05pm

Florida Cop Pulls Over Harvard Grad for Blasting "Fuck Tha Police" 

In 17 years as a Hialeah cop, Harold Garzon has racked up 16 internal affairs cases against him. He may have a 17th case, after pulling over the wrong guy for playing N.W.A. on his car stereo: a "double Harvard graduate" and current law student who wasn't snowed by Garzon's poor command of state noise ordinances. » 12/15/14 11:50am Monday 11:50am

Open-Carry Gun Activist Arrested for Killing Husband and Stepdaughter

"Mama didn't raise no victim": That's how a controversial Texas gun-rights group described one of its dedicated members last May. That activist was arrested Wednesday for allegedly murdering her estranged husband and stepdaughter, then driving herself to a mental hospital. » 12/11/14 2:20pm 12/11/14 2:20pm

TGI Friday's Dumb "Mistletoe Drone" Nearly Chops Woman's Nose Off

A Brooklyn photographer lost a piece of her nose but gained the holiday spirit, after staff at the famous Sheepshead Bay T.G.I. Friday's mistakenly attacked with her a rotary-wing surveillance aircraft intended to coerce restaurant patrons into making out. » 12/08/14 12:58pm 12/08/14 12:58pm

Dumb Racists Photoshop Ferguson Protester Into Awful Viral Meme

Jermell Hasson spent his summer sleeping in a parking lot in Ferguson to join the protests over Michael Brown's shooting by police. Hasson's reward was to become racist America's favorite meme, after a doctored image of him was shared thousands of times across the internet's dark, sticky id-corners. » 12/03/14 12:55pm 12/03/14 12:55pm

America's Hot New Ally in the War on Islamic Terror Is Islamic Iran

One of the original tires on the axis of evil is apparently being swapped out for a more aggressive tread: Iran, that longtime Islamic bogeyman used in bedtime stories to scare Republican children straight, is now bombing the far-more-terrifying Islamic State in an apparent convergence of interests with the U.S. » 12/03/14 12:05pm 12/03/14 12:05pm

Top Nazi Veteran Hid Out in Syria and Advised its Dictator: Report

Alois Brunner, a high-ranking SS officer who helped run the concentration camps and was convicted and condemned in absentia for Nazi war crimes, died only recently after spending his twilight years as a trusted terrorism adviser to then-Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, according to a New York Times report. » 12/01/14 3:03pm 12/01/14 3:03pm

Americans Who Just Voted for the GOP Blame Everything on the GOP

A new CNN/ORC poll suggest half of Americans "believe Republican control of both chambers of Congress will be bad for the country, and a majority say it will in fact cause more gridlock in Washington." If only these Americans had a recent opportunity to effect a different political outcome! » 12/01/14 1:19pm 12/01/14 1:19pm