Cops Accused of Starting Fire as Charred Body Found in 'Dorner' Cabin

Max Read · 02/13/13 08:22AM

After hours of confusion and misreporting as police waited for fire to dissipate and temperatures to cool, authorities confirmed that a charred body was found in the smoldering cabin where a suspect believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who allegedly killed four people over a weeklong campaign of terror against his former employers, exchanged fire with police over several hours yesterday. A forensics team will conclusively identify the remains, which are assumed to be Dorner's.

Bear Okay After Three Weeks With Its Head in a Jug

Seth Abramovitch · 07/22/11 02:11AM

Hooray! A black bear whose head was stuck inside a plastic jug for three long weeks was found roaming around the foothills of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Despite being down to half its normal weight, the bear is doing just fine.

High School Yearbook Publishes Kiddie Porn by Accident

Brian Moylan · 06/16/11 04:56PM

Big Bear High School in California has recalled all of its students' yearbooks after it was discovered that photos of child porn were published in the yearbook by mistake. If students don't return the book, they'll be in danger of being arrested for possessing kiddie porn. Zoinks!

Food Writer Ate Bear and Liked It

Maureen O'Connor · 11/29/10 05:41PM

Though bears "look disturbingly like people when skinned," their meat resembles "the darkest part of a high-quality pork shoulder," reports Hank Shaw. He made Siberian bear dumplings and found them pleasingly juicy, much like a Tibetan yak meat momo. [Atlantic]

This Is the Most Effective HIV-Awareness Commercial Ever

Matt Cherette · 08/23/10 02:09PM

Bears are cute! Well, people in bear costumes, at least—especially when they walk around with big smiles/hug people. But did you ever think about who's under the costume? Using that concept, here's the most effective HIV-awareness ad ever.